Showing posts with label Reading-The Sine Qua Non (Part 1). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Reading-The Sine Qua Non (Part 1). Show all posts

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Reading-The Sine Qua Non (Part 1)

Much of your present vocabulary owes its existence to your past reading. Now, it is perfectly true that you learned your first few thousand words not by reading but by listening, pointing, asking questions, and repeating answers. You acquired this vocabulary mostly from your parents and older brothers and sisters. The words you learned were primarily concrete ones; “mother,” “baby,” “shoe,” “dog.”