How to Tadoku

Follow this guide to improve your English with Tadoku.

Rule 1: Read easy stories.

What is your English level? Beginner? Lower Intermediate? Advanced?

Choose a story that is below your level. You should feel relaxed. The vocabulary should not be difficult for you.

If you get stuck on grammar or difficult words, you should try an easier story. Stories with pictures are OK, too!

Rule 2: Read fun stories.

In English class, your teacher asked you to read difficult, boring texts. History, education, politics, culture… it wasn’t fun to read.

To practice tadoku correctly, you should read fun books. What do you like to read in your native language? Romance? Comics? Fantasy? Let’s read that in English!

Rule 3: Read Smoothly.

Read your story smoothly. Don’t stop to check a dictionary. Don’t stop to check grammar. Just keep enjoying.

Sometimes, you won’t enjoy reading. If this happens, CHANGE BOOKS!

If the story is too difficult, change to an easier story. If the story is too boring, change to a more interesting story. If you like the book, but one page or chapter is difficult, you can skip to the next page or chapter. Don’t feel guilty!

Read easy, fun stories and don’t check a dictionary. If you don’t like the story, change it!


Published by Judy Shinohara

Hello! I’m Judy, living in Osaka! I love teaching English to my students. In my free time, I enjoy simple gardening, reading and writing, art, and watching Netflix.

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