A reading is a receptive skill, a lesson based around the comprehension of a reading text is similar in many ways to that  designed to another receptive skill, listening. Reading is part of the language acquisition.  It makes students more or less understand what they read, the more they read, they will get more. Moreover, reading also give multiplier positive effect such as; knowledge, spelling, writing, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and also a model for writing skill. 

             There are two kinds of reading, they are extensive and intensive reading. In this writing we focus on extensive reading. This is the way we usually read when we are reading for pleasure for example; a novel, biography or graded reader. In this writing introduce ten  tips from “Day and Bamford”  for extensive reading.


1.         Students read as much as possible

                        Perhaps in and definitely out of the classroom.

2.         A wide variety of materials is available

                        So as to encourage reading for different reasons and in different ways.

3.         Students select what they want to read

                        Have the freedom to stop reading material if it fails to interest them.

4.         The purposes of reading are usually related to pleasure

Information and general understanding.

                        The purposes are determined by the nature of the material and the interests of the student.

5.         Reading is its own reward.

                        There are few or no follow-up exercises After reading.

6.         Reading materials are well within the linguistic competence of the students

In terms of vocabulary and grammar. Dictionaries are rarely uses while reading because constant  stopping to look up words makes fluent reading difficult.

7.         Reading is individual and silent.

                        At the student’s own pace, and outside class, done when and where the student chooses.

8.         Reading speed is usually faster rather than slower

                        As students read books and other material they find easily understandable.

9.         Teachers orient students to the goals of the program,

                        Explain the methodology, keep track of what each student reads, and guide students in getting the most out of the program.

10.       The teacher is the role model of a reader for the students.

                        An active member of the classroom reading community, demonstrating what it means to be a reader and the rewards of being a reader.


I think as an instructor, I absolutely agree with Bamford. We promote the advantages of the reading particularly for an extensive reading. As a teacher we have to know the the appropriate the reading material for our Student’ grade for reading.
Then, I believe that by reading we can get a lot of benefit that we are going to get from this skill such as; vocabulary, grammar, writing skill and knowledge. Furthermore in achieving the target course for our student we have always to encourage our student to read more the reading material because this is one of the way to improve their skill.



  1. Hi mate, how R U doing?
    long time no news. how’s the course? it’s fun, isn’t it. BTW, have U read my mail? please reply, so I can tell our madam at pd. labu about the posibility of their request, ok?
    That’s all 4 the moment. C U

  2. Hallo bro! I’m good. thanks.
    Tha’s right, long time no news. We couldn’t meet before my departure because you was still on leave, wasn’t you?
    Thanks for visiting my home! ok Good luck and see ya!


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