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      Vocabulary is one factor that affects your reading quality. Another aspect is sentence structure. Dont confuse English sentence structure with that of Chinese, particularly for compound and complex sentences. Several examples representing this false interchange will be used to analyze and explain how this mistake can confuse your comprehension.
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       You are required to read not only for comprehension, but also for speed. Reading slowly means the knowledge you acquire is only partial while most students who read faster already know whats going on about the ideas the author is talking about. Thus slow reading speed very often is the reason you complain that you are unable to understand. To accelerate your reading, you need to scan and skim. How to scan and skim are also explained in this section. Hopefully, they will help you read faster and read comprehensively.
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        Reading comprehensively means you read a lot. Very often students complain that they dont have adequate vocabulary or they dont have background knowledge. This is all because they dont read enough and widely. If you can read fast, you can get more chances to read articles of various topics and you thus develop sufficient vocabulary and background knowledge to talk about next time you are in conversation with people. The more you read, the better your English is.
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         It is a good habit that you predict what the article is about before you read the full text. If your prediction is very close to the text, the prediction can make you read fast and with comprehension, particularly you are reading difficult articles. This section also tells you how to acquire this good habit.
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          Finally, four articles are provided for you to practice these skills after instruction on vocabulary and reading. To make sure you use these skills well, test questions are also given online. The test questions provide you a good chance to review.
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