When you learn a language reading can also be very helpful. You can learn vocabulary in context, texts that you read show you new expressions that you can use when you write, you can learn at your own speed, etc.
Sometimes the level is too high and you should read something simpler. Simple English Wikipedia is a subdomain of the regular Wikipedia It uses simple English words and shorter sentences. It is for everyone. That includes children and adults who are learning English.
You can find more than 115.000 articles on Simple English Wikipedia.
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