Effective Writers read a lot and good speakers are attentive listeners. There could be the other way round too. listening, speaking, reading and writing are the four main skills to master a language. No one skill is less or more important than others and each has its own significance in different situations of life. they are not just skills but big powers of language acquisition. Still, it is believed that reading is the mother of other skills. those good at reading, become good listeners, speakers, and writers. Nonetheless, the fact remains that no one skill is learned alone, most of the time it is a combination and integration of skills.
Why do you read and how to read – these are the two significant parts to be discussed in detail for attaining a good proficiency in reading. One must know the purpose of reading a piece before plunging into it and after knowing the purpose, a strategy of reading should be evolved.