Reading Ahead is the new name for the Six Book Challenge.
I love reading. When I lived in Poland I was in a book club. Now I haven’t got a lot of time for it, and I had never read any English books.
When two librarians came to my English adult literacy course to tell us about the Six Book Challenge, I have to admit that the first book I took home to read was really only out of courtesy to the library staff. I was sure that I couldn’t read it!
I was nervous about whether I could read anything in English. I remember starting reading when everyone in my house was asleep, because I needed to focus. I got my English-Polish dictionary and started reading.
Then the next time I borrowed a book I was already more confident and I could not wait for the next meeting with staff from the library.
For anyone out there who doesn’t have English as a first language, and who might be starting the Six Book Challenge, do not be afraid to believe in yourself! Secondly choose a short book in large print, and most importantly, choose something that interests you. Reading books helps you learn the English language and your vocabulary improves.
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7 October 2013