Need to Read can be used flexibly as a stand-alone course, or as a homework supplement for students who need to improve their reading skills in business contexts. Those who are willing to study 2-3 hours a week over several months will see a significant improvement in their reading fluency and speed, and will develop the confidence to express their ideas and opinions about what they have read.
At the start of Need to Read, students complete a short, adaptive diagnostic test to ensure that subsequent lessons are presented at the right level. Each lesson begins with a warm-up activity to help introduce the topic and orientate the learner. This is followed by a focused reading exercise to practice both reading for gist and specific information. Students are then invited to reflect and comment on the content of each article, and share their ideas in the Need to Read forum.
The Skills Training section offers further practice with new phrases and words in context, and teaches students how particular phrases can be used to express ideas and opinion. A Word Bank is also included to provide support with new words and a review of key business concepts.
A final feedback section allows students to comment on the content of the lesson and rate how much they enjoyed it – this information is available as a rating system for other Need to Read users.
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The progress bar on MyPage shows how far you have progressed toward your course goal.
Click 'show report' (below the progress bar) to see a more detailed study report.
Follow these steps to see a detailed study report for a course:
Open iOS 'Settings' and make sure that the Learn English Now app has permission to access your microphone.
(Tap 'Settings', and then 'Privacy', and then 'Microphone', and set 'Learn English Now' to ON.)
Close the app completely. When you have a stable internet connection, reopen the app and try downloading the lesson again.
Also, make sure that you have enough space available on your phone to download a lesson.
On Android, please also update your 'Android System WebView' application.
If you're studying offline (with downloaded lessons and no internet connection), your study data is not sent to our servers, and will not show in your study report.
To update your study data, connect your mobile device to the internet, open the app, and tap the round arrow icon at the top right of the lesson screen. Your study data will be updated and show in your study report.
Make sure your mobile device is connected to the internet. Open the app, and tap the round arrow icon at the top right of the lesson list.
If your study data still does not show correctly, log out of the app, and log back in.