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    Regular books ( text ) or Audiobooks ( audio ) ?

    Hello ,
    I am an ESL student .
    I was wondering what is better for improving your English abilities reading books or listening to an audio recording
    of them . After all most of our daily communication with one another is auditory , speech and listening , and not written . So what in your opinion is better for achieving fluency in the English language ?

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    Re: Regular books ( text ) or Audiobooks ( audio ) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShaharZeev View Post
    Hello,
    I am an ESL student.
    I was wondering what which is better for improving your English abilities: reading books or listening to an audio recording of them. After all, most of our daily communication with one another is auditory (speech and listening), and not written. So what in your opinion is better for achieving fluency in the English language?
    Use both. Your comprehension and vocabulary will be improved by reading, as you have the opportunity to stop, check a dictionary for definitions, and to recognise combinations of words etc. When you listen, your auditory comprehension is improved, you will hear correct pronunciation and you will get an idea of the rhythm and cadence of the language.

    As with your other post, I have made amendments in red above. Remember that we do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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