The big advantage of a text is that these structures and vocabulary are inside of a context. These elements can only work properly as long as they are inside of a context, that is, this material has sense because it works inside of a semantic and sintactic frame that is genuine, as if a native speaker was producing a real language content. Therefore, we must use genuine material as quickly as posible.
Using genuine material has to be one of our first assignments to accomplish when we study a foreign language. Workbooks, textbooks and grammar exercises can become our first battleground towards the victory of the learning a language. This begginer material (although necessary) fulfills our first ambitions and objectives: the creation of a solid grammar foundation. Nonetheless, this kind of material is limited in later stages. Once we reach a strong foundation, we must to add "amount".
In this sense, reading is a tool with which we can add large amounts of words, expressions, grammar reinforcements and so on. Therefore, I recommend you to read something every day in order to add this wonderful method in our learning process until it becomes natural and friendly.
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During our learning process, we must tackle reading sooner or later. Reading turns up as a almost necessary in our succeed learning, specially if we want to progress in later stages. Reading provides us two basic ingredients in our learning process: on one hand, we are reinforcing our grammar struct