Reading Lesson – The Cost of Paying Attention

Hi Students!

This past Saturday I taught a reading lesson to a group class on Verbling. Together we read through an opinion piece from the New York Times entitled “The Cost of Paying Attention” by author Matthew Crawford.

I really liked the article as I think it discusses an important and timely issue. The author uses great vocabulary and expressions that are useful for advanced English learners.

Reading is one of the best ways to improve your passive vocabulary which increases your ability to understand more of what you read and listen to. I encourage all my students to read as often as they can in English.

Watch this video recording of the class to read the article and learn some new words!

I hope you enjoy it. Please leave your comments below. I read them all and respond as soon as I can.