English Books for Beginner Learners
Reading English books can be very beneficial when learning English. Reading a book in any language can immerse you in that language. It not only allows you to practice reading but also helps you understand the meanings and context of various phrases and words.
You may struggle at first if you are a complete beginner, but the more you read, the better you will get. Of course, you don’t have to pick up a classic English literature work that needs you to read between the lines intensely.
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There are many English books available for beginners that are clear and easy to grasp. Even if your level is really basic, you can begin reading books appropriate for your level – if what you read is too challenging, you will become discouraged. Try children’s novels or comics – the graphics and simple structures can help you understand terms you haven’t yet studied, as well as everyday language in a context that is easier for you to understand.
Reading is Rewarding and Fun
It is a huge accomplishment to be able to read a novel in another language and understand it. When you reach the final page, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment. After all, most people never read a book in a language other than their own.
Overall, it is a fun and relaxed way to learn English that is free of stress. You’ll probably have a good time if you choose the correct reading book for your level. This is an excellent approach to enhance your English, especially if you enjoy reading. Choose your first English novels intelligently, and you should have a great time.
Below are some easy-to-read books and are good options to get started. The writing isn’t complicated, and the stories are relatively easy to understand and follow.
1. Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
An English classic. This is a beautiful novel that all age groups can understand. It is such a staple that most schools have this book in their English curriculum. You can almost guarantee that many native English speakers you come across have read this book at least once, which also means you can use this as a conversation starter!
2. Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie
You may have watched the movie, but still, don’t skip reading this book. Reading the book after watching the movie may help you in understanding the book better. The simple grammar and vocabulary in it make it a good first book for most beginners.
3. Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne
The famous cartoon character that is beloved by readers and watchers of all ages, Winnie the Pooh. This book is a must-read because of its lovely themes and content, along with clear and simple English that makes it easier for beginners. You can also be inspired by the many conversations between Pooh and his friends. Here are some examples:
“Doing nothing often leads to the very best of something”
“Your life is happening right now in front of you”
Don’t these quotes make your heart feel a little something? Check this book out to read more beautiful quotes and stories.
4. The Giver – Lois Lowry
Moving past children’s storybooks, aim to read a longer book like The Giver by Lois Lowry to expose yourself to a different genre. The book uses easy grammar and vocabulary and the story is easy to follow with its short and clear sentences. Although a longer book, it is rather easy, so you’ll be able to finish it quickly.
5. A Wrinkle in Time – Madeline L’engle
This book is more challenging than many of the others. Though there are short, easy sentences, they are mixed with longer, more complicated sentences. The vocabulary level of this book may also be overwhelming, but it is a good book to start expanding your vocabulary with.
Although not a book you should start out with, this book is perfect for once you have experience in reading novels in English. Anyways, what can you learn if you don’t challenge yourself?
6. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
Another famous English classic, this book may take a bit more experience with its rather complicated vocabulary too. However, the book is short so it shouldn’t take you too long to get to the last page. This is another book that may take a bit more experience. The vocabulary can be difficult, but the book is also short. It shouldn’t take you too long to get through it.
Don’t Wait, Start Now
Reading English books for beginners can help you enhance your English proficiency. It introduces you to a new language, grammar, culture, and points of view. While reading these novels, you can learn a lot more than just the language.
There are plenty of other easy-to-read books for beginners available. If none of these novels appeal to you, spend some time at the library exploring other options. Looking for some extra help with your pronunciation and conversation skills? Take a look at what we offer with ELSA Speak.