As a teacher I consider READING the most important skill to improve the acquisition of a new language. I give you some steps to follow:
In Fiction, it says what the story is almost about. In non- fiction, what the author wants me to know about the topic. The first and the last sentence in a test can give you a clue.
Here you have a website that can help you improving your reading. Come on, YOU'LL GET MORE LEVEL!
Vocabulary is central to English language learning because without sufficient vocabulary you cannot understand others or express your own ideas. Think of your vocabulary as your “communication toolbox": every word is a tool, ready to be used at the right time.
Here you have a poster where you have strategies to study the new vocabulary you're learning. ENJOY!