Reading is the act of looking at written symbols and letters and deciphering their meaning.

Hearing, speaking, and writing, it is one of the four main language skills. After listening and speaking, reading is usually the third language ability you master in your native language.

When we read, we examine written symbols (letters, punctuation, and spaces) and use our brains to translate them into words and sentences that we understand.

We can either read silently (in our heads) or aloud (saying every word).

Without recognising all of the words, it is sometimes possible to deduce the meaning from writing. This happens most frequently when reading someone’s sloppy handwriting. The primary gist of what they’re saying can still be understood, although some terms are difficult to recognise.

Reading is a talent that permits us to receive data. You should be absorbing knowledge and learning something new while you read this right now (or reinforcing what you already know).

Reading allows you to access a multitude of the previously unavailable information. You can broaden your vocabulary while learning new topics.

Reading is vital for more than just enjoying literature (though knowing how to read novels and poems is a plus!). Every part of life benefits from it.

Reading is necessary for all subjects, not just English, for students in school. Reading helps students grasp word problems in maths. Before you start an experiment in science, you must be able to read and understand the directions.