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Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer.In this BeeOasis video, Dr. Hitoshi Nishizawa explains his research. He compared TOEIC... Reading Can Beat Study Abroad (TV)

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In this BeeOasis video, Dr. Hitoshi Nishizawa explains his research. He compared TOEIC scores for two kinds of students. Some studied for one year in English speaking countries. Others did extensive graded reading in Japan. Some of these students read more than 3 million words. And they got about the same TOEIC score (around 600) as those who studied abroad for one year. Dr. Nishizwawa even claims that reading 6 million words can get you better TOEIC results than studying for one year abroad. Three million words and 6 million words are a lot, but Dr. Nishizawa says that you can do it easily as a hobby.

Thank you, Dr. Nishizawa. These are amazing results!

Dr. Nishizawa’s results make you think of this question. What happens if a person does extensive reading and lives in an English speaking country?! Anyway, make sure you know how to do extensive graded reading.

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  • LIza

    March 1, 2011 #2 Author

    Extensive reading as a hobby helped me in some unexpected ways. Amazing!

  • yuki sato

    July 9, 2011 #3 Author

    I understand if I could’nt go to another country, I can study english.
    I think 3000000 words are very for to me.
    It’s not few.
    But, I want to try.
    And someday, I want to foreign country again.