When did you begin to read English fictions?

China
November 1, 2007 7:31am CST
Hi!All I have been enjoying English since I was a junior high school student. When I was in Grade Eight, my father encouraged me to learn English fictions such as Robinson Crusoe, The adventures of Tom Sawyer, Oliver Twist and so on My English was improved greatly. Now I have been learning English by reading some English articles.
3 responses
@infoguy (210)
• India
1 Nov 07
I do remember i started reading these fictions when i was in my 7th or 8th Grade and i had a craze for these...I could spend hours together to read these...Reading improves a lot in us..our language, writing skills,helps us know more about things.etc..
• China
2 Nov 07
Hi! Yes, reading can help us learn a lot.
@julianarw (1524)
• Netherlands
1 Nov 07
Hi, I forget when i start reading English books / English fictions. But i think the same at you did. When i am in junior high school. Because at that time, i learn English :) And when i was Economic High school, i became a member of British Council Library in my own country. Almost every week , i went there and borrow some books.
• China
2 Nov 07
Hi! The school I studied at didn't have a library and the city library was too far away. I bought a few English books enough for me to read for a long time.
@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
1 Nov 07
WOW!!! You're a FAST learner, eh? I started buying English fictions when I was in Junior High School, but the books weren't thick ones. They were really thin ones to help me learn new vocabularies. They're those "level" books, you know what I mean? English level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6...the bigger the level is, the thicker the book and the tougher the vocabulary is. I've only started reading real thick English books when I was at the university, if I remember correctly. ;-D Then after graduating from the university, I worked as a translator, translating novels or self-help books from English to Indonesian. That really improved my vocabulary! ;-D