Do you read an entire content/article first and check words/phrases on LingQ later? Or, do you check words/phrases on LingQ as you read along when reading the content for the first time?
I hear that reading ability reflects on the reading speed. What do you think is the best way to improve reading when learning foreign languages?
At first, I listen to the whole article to have a general impression, I don’t read.
After that I read and listen thoroughly, I stop after each paragraph and try to find out the meaning of each word from the context and if I can’t understand some words, I look them up in the dictionary.
I seldom use other hints in this case because they are mostly unsufficient for me and I would like to know all meanings of the word that I can’t understand from the context.
After such thorough learning of the text I listen the text again 1 or 2 times.
If the text has no audiofile, I look through the whole text and then I return to some phrases which are difficult for me by looking through, reread them.
I often can understand them by rereading. And if not, I look up unknown words.
These days: click through all blue words and change to yellow or known. Then read and LingQ phrases as I go (and in some cases mark old LingQs as known).
I used to have another stage in between the two where I would quickly review all LingQs, but this is a bit tedious.
Reading speed: sounds funny but I enjoy the fact that I read slower on LingQ than off it. I am less likely to skip words and I feel like I get more out of reading. Sometimes slow is better than fast!
Wow, I’m impressed that you study so thoroughly! When I’m in serious mood, I’ll emulate your learning style.
I guess how to study depends on your mood, time constraint, and places at the time.
The website that train the reading speed sounds interesting!
You have an unique way to read contents! I prefer reading contents to reviewing LingQs too.
When I can read articles on LingQ, I’ll try to enjoy the fact that I can read them more deeply.