B. What is the connection between Entrance Examinations and the fact that many students do not learn to speak English in high school? Please write down your idea in English or Japanese.
This is Keiko. She has a problem
She studied English for six years in Jr. High and in High School.
She bought several books on English Grammar.
She studied vocabulary on the train
She bought an electronic dictionary
She even went to an English Conversation School.
Still, she still has trouble listening, understanding, reading and writing. What should she do?
The Best Way for Keiko to improve her English is to learn how to read English for fun! Let me explain.
Reading because you want to read
Reading what YOU want to read
No Book Reports
You can read magazines, comic books （漫画）, children’s books, anything you want.
Did you learn to read Japanese with a dictionary?
How did you understand new words?
What kinds of books did you read when you started reading Japanese?
Have you ever read a book in English (with no Japanese words)?
Your reading will be too slow
Guessing the meaning of words is a very important part of becoming a good reader
Using a dictionary to look up every word is boring
You can circle words and look them up later to check their meanings
In 51 out of 54 comparative studies
Students who practiced FVR had higher reading scores than students who learned how to read English in the usual (traditional) method.
3 studies of 3,000 children aged 6-9
The children participated in a “Reading and English Acquisition Program”
The children who read English for fun learned English better than those who studied in the traditional way.