by Wenman L.
As a new learner of the English language, I couldn’t take an advantage of my age to study faster or better. In contrast, the process of learning is tremendously difficulty. In order to study English, I have to make my own schedule and plan according to my situation. Reading is one way to work on English. I am fortunate because I love reading and I am obsessed to it. It is my leisure time. My reading time always comes along with bitter and sweet.
My vocabularies are lacking, the idioms drive me crazy, and sometimes I get frustrated. The reading is very slow because I have to spend a lot of time checking the words. When I read, I mark on the unknown words, and then I use the dictionary to find out the definitions. It helps me to understand the sentences. Some sentences are beautiful. I would like to write them down or reread them again. The feeling is like enjoying a piece of art.
I usually prefer to read books that contain positive energy and inspiration. These books have special powers that attract me to not give up reading easily. At same time, these books encourage me to be brave and open minded. Reading helps me to study English and it guides me to the beautiful world. It is important to read a right book. I must confess that I’ve changed a lot after I read good books. It is a wonderful feeling and an amazing process.
I am lucky to be a student in Project Second Chance program. The book club always picks a good book to read, and then readers share their thoughts after reading. People have their comments from different perspective. I also have learned a lot from others.
Reading is on my top five important daily to-do list. I try to read every day. If I am very busy, I could read just one page or even for ten minutes. I would like to ask Project Second Chance program staff to recommend good books. Kate and my English tutor always give me good advice choosing the right level and right type of books for me.
I couldn’t live without reading books. They are the nutritious food for my spirit.