003 Be intelligent!

 

If you read Japanese newspapers and compare them with Western newspapers, you will find that some of the articles are equally empty, but when it comes to articles written with considerable substance and in-depth reporting, unfortunately, Japanese articles, including editorials, cannot compete with them at all.

This is not a comparison of one newspaper in Japan and one newspaper in the West.

It is something I have always felt from reading various things as far as I know.

There will be a big difference in the amount of information in your life when you read complex articles that are based on data with content, and when you read articles that only cover the surface of a single issue every day.

When I used to read only Japanese articles, not only did I have no objection to them, but when I first read newspapers and magazines written in English, I was honestly surprised and amazed at how long they were.

It is not only the length of the articles that is important, but the way in which the content is covered in Western articles is quite in-depth.

It is true that sometimes there are harsh expressions.

Japanese articles are written softly and softly, with too little content.

I would like young people to read a lot in English right away, but I am well aware that there are many people who are not used to reading.

For those people, I recommend reading Japanese newspapers, magazines, and books.

I am often asked by the students, "What should I read?”

In the beginning, you can read whatever suits your interest.

Read as much as you can.

Once you get used to reading, read all kinds of books you can borrow from the library.

I did the same.

The more you read in Japanese, the more you will learn about English.

The knowledge you have accumulated in Japanese will help you when you use English.

Then, while continuing to read in Japanese, start reading English that is easy and has as much content as possible.

The more you read, the more nourishing it will be for your life.

At English House, some students have read through the second cover story of an American magazine as of yesterday, which was only the sixth day of the spring semester.

Sometimes I jokingly ask them if they want to read their school textbooks, then they seriously deny it.

As their intellectual curiosity grows, they are no longer interested in just reading the surface content without any substance.

The question is not whether to read in English or Japanese, but whether it will increase the intellectual curiosity of the person.

The third reading is a true story of a child with "sepsis" of about 3,900 words.

I will carefully read, understand, and translate it word by word with my students.

(472 words)

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