How many words in the vocabulary in the Times do you find unfamiliar?
As a student whose mother tongue is not English,
I find the Times quite confusing, if not frustrating,
largely due to its various use of words and expressions,
leading to frequent references to an English-to-English dictionary
of mine. Maybe this is because I’m not such a passionate readers
of books or magazines written in English, but when reading the main article, reaching out for a dictionary for more than at least 15 or 20 times is a saddening experience.
Should I keep trying really hard like this to be better equipped
as a reader or just relax and take it easy?
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