Can you learn English with stories?

I’m learning English and I’m looking new ways to improve my level.

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  1. My English teacher always tells us that our english will improve if we read, due to the fact that we will take in punctuation and also learn a better vocabulary. I read all the time and am predicted a grade B.I don’t know if this is due to reading or because i am just good at it. however, in our class the people who read generally do get higher grades. btw, it’s GCSE’s i’m doing.

    Bramin Bramin
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  1. Ten years ago I gave my Mongolian wife children’s fairy stories to read, then I quizzed her afterwards, she hated the three bears, and she thought it was stupid, looking back it my have been cruel as she was raised as a commie, where work and productivity come first before anything!

    Nik88 Nik88
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  1. What phase of second language learning are you talking about? I’m not an authority on ESL, although I was around it in public ed, as well as living in Germany and Mexico for several years. But from my own experiences in learning these above mentioned languages, it takes a variety of encounters with that language. Learning English, like any other language may be factilitated by study, practical encounters with native speakers (who by the way, may speak with a regional variation), and listening to stories. In my mind, there’s just no substitute for immersion in the language, you may learn to read and write a second language, but without actual face to face interactions, you are accomplishing little more than a person who watches a film on how to drive a car, and then gets behind the wheel.

    ADenis ADenis
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  1. Stories are a useful way to learn the English language when used in conjunction with other language tools. In the “Learn English Kids” section of its website, the British Council provides a number of stories to aid with language development. The BBC’s Learning English guide provides simple versions of its leading news stories as part of its language package.

    References:

    http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories

    dianeclark
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