Francis bacon, famous pragmatic essayist, has rightly opined that reading makes a full man, conference a ready man and writing an exact man. To serve the purpose, reading an English newspaper is regarded as one of the instrumental strategies to learn and improve one's English language proficiency. As the present situation of the educational discipline of Bangladesh demands a sort of efficient knowledge in English, so it is high time for us to persuade ourselves as well as our students to make the habit of reading English newspaper at a daily basis.
Some issues are discussed below in odder to pinpoint the fact why we should peruse English newspaper regularly.
1. One can sharpen one’s communication skills, i.e. reading and writing
. By reading newspapers regularly at an appointed time reading and comprehension abilities get enhanced. The more one reads, new words and expressions reveal their meaning to the reader’s mind. Automatically the vocabulary gets enriched and the language becomes richer, fluent and more expressive.
2. Reading newspapers automatically improves one’s language skills
. News items and articles are written by learned and intelligent people. They know how to use language as an efficient tool for expression and communication. Precision and meticulous use of words and expressions comes naturally to them. One can imbibe these qualities easily by paying attention to language and style while going through news items and articles in a newspaper.Good things
- One can improve his/her scanning technique.
One has the scope to know new vocabulary and expressions.
To conclude, reading an English newspaper is indeed a treasure which enriches our realm of wisdom.