Want to become fluent in a foreign language? Read as much as you can

Reading is one of the most enjoyable pastimes known to us. Many people read for pleasure and others do so to develop their knowledge or gain a skill. When you are learning a foreign language, reading books in that language will go a long way towards helping you achieve a decent level of fluency. Obviously, frequent interactions with native speakers are probably the best and quickest way to master a language, but if those are in short supply then reading comes a close second. 

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Brazilian taxi drivers are learning English ahead of the FIFA World Cup

There are only a few weeks to go until the FIFA World Cup gets underway and Brazil is getting ready to welcome thousands of football supporters, due to arrive in the country for what undoubtedly is the most hotly anticipated sporting event of the year. Many fans will be relying on local taxi services to get around the host cities and will speak little, if any, Portuguese. Keen to ensure that the language barrier does not become an issue, Brazilian taxi drivers are brushing up on their English language skills ahead of the big event. 

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