Do you read loudly?

Ecuador
December 21, 2010 8:29pm CST
Hi. I use to read everyday, and I always read just seeing the letters and codifying it in my mind, without emitting any sound. I just read! But there are some people that use to read loud, they read all what they read. Normally I feel annoyed by this kind of reading. So, what do you think? Do you read loudly? What do you do when any person near you starts reading loud while you try to concentrate in your own reading?
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17 responses
• United Kingdom
23 Dec 10
I love reading but I have never tried reading out aloud! I really don't see any point to it unless you are reading to someone or you want to hear how you sound when you read aloud! I definitely prefer silent reading and I can concentrate better on what is actually going on in a story when I keep the words to myself. If I am in a room whereby someone is reading aloud this can be very distracting and I also class this as selfish behaviour! I guess everyone has there own preferences though! I will always favour silent reading over reading aloud! Andrew
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@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
24 Dec 10
Are you confusing loudly with aloud? Loudly means having a great sound. Shouting is a loud sound. Aloud simply means that the reader's voice is audible. It could be a whisper that can barely be heard, or it could be a normal speaking voice.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
24 Dec 10
Aloud means the same as out loud.
• Ecuador
28 Dec 10
thanks for the comment. My native language is Spanish, and I still don't speak English as well as an American or a British person. Thank you for helping me improve my English
@dodo19 (34007)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
24 Dec 10
It does sometimes happen that I will read out loud, although it does really happen often. I usually read out loud, when I'm alone, and I'm not sure if I understand something, or am having a hard time understanding something. Usually, I don't read out loud. It's just a preference.
@Lore2009 (7388)
• United States
23 Dec 10
When I'm alone, I read aloud, especially when I can't concentrate or am falling asleep, so I can hear myself and wake up! But I wouldn't do it in public.
@dibs2010 (132)
• India
23 Dec 10
reading loudly is good to remember the study what you reading. but I'm not loud when I'm reading books. because i cant read loud book's.
• Germany
22 Dec 10
yeah i hate to see people reading aloud. it appears they want to tell the world that they are the only ones reading which is unfair. i believe the best way of reading is by not shouting the words out!
• Germany
22 Dec 10
i use to do that but i stopped when i got to boarding school. life over there was a hell for me, but now i can read without talking it out and i think thats better.
• United States
22 Dec 10
When I am reading to myself, I not do it aloud. I have found myself mouthing the words, though, from time to time when I am really engrossed in what is being said as if I am one of the characters speaking the words to another character. When I am reading to my little one, on the other hand, I do it aloud but generally in a low voice unless the story calls for me to raise my voice, such as when a character is scared and yells in fright.
@meuji100 (198)
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
I do not read loudly. I just read the book in my mind. When a person reads loud, I just cover my ears and continue reading.
@lady1993 (20416)
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
I read loudly when I can't understand/comprehend when I read it for the first time (silently). But normally i read silently because I think it's the right thing to do, read with you eyes and not with your mouth. I also feel annoyed when the people around me read loudly, Ican't concentrate anymore so I read loudly too, or cover my ears.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
22 Dec 10
no i don't... i always read on my mind only... i don't like to be disturbed when i am reading and i will definitely move away to another place if there is a loud reader next to me while i am reading... if i can't move away, then i will definitely tell the person in a polite manner to read silently... take care and have a nice day...
@silentwill (1686)
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
Unless I'm required to, no. Reading with just your eyes is much faster than having to speak the words, and I for one am a fan of fast reads so I always read silently.
@Lance26 (957)
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
I don't read that much but when I feel like or need to, just read by eyes. Reading loudly is very distracting to other readers as they lose concentration because of the nearby forces of sound entering their ears while their eyes and mind busy focusing on the content of what they are reading. I would put earphone or ask them to lower their voice if I think they are really disturbing.
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
I read loudly if I'm reviewing because I find it easier to memorize my lessons when I read loudly. When I am in school and I read aloud, my friends would stare at me and I'll just smile. They wouldn't stop me from what I'm doing because they know that what I'm doing is in my nature.^^
• United States
22 Dec 10
Hi! I hate when others read aloud. It disrupts my reading (which I do in my head)
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
hi, sometimes, but most of the time i read silently, coz i could more understand the meaning of the message than reading loud, i get annoyed too when i heard someone by this kind of reading.
• Singapore
22 Dec 10
Hmm...let me classify into two categories. Reading books/magazines and studying materials. For the first one---reading books/magazines, I just read it silently in my heart, as it's just a magazine or a book which I'm just interested in the content that's all. As for the second one, studying materials, I do read it aloud and it only started this month. In the past when I studied, I don't read it aloud and that way, I found it really difficult to digest the material. I find that when I read it aloud and memorize at the same time, it helps the brain to register the materials and that way, we can learn and remember better. Of course, it helps with writing and taking down notes as we memorize. All integrated into one