When Japanese people need to read something written in real English, they quickly give upーfinding it too long and very hard to understand. In most cases, it's because they're not used to read real English which consists of long sentences and paragraphs. In fact, English used in Japan is often not even a sentence. So apparently, understanding sentences and paragraphs in real English will help Japanese people a lot to improve their English skills.
Yet, the ultimate method to improve your English reading skills is to enjoy reading real English that matches your English level. The following website Read Theory, which I really recommend you, offers an ideal reading comprehension exercises according to each person's Lexile Measure.
With this website, you'll find fun to read real English, and learn a lot of new things about the world where you live in. When you visit the website for the first time, you'll read 10 interesting passages including comprehension quiz for each. The passages and quizzes become more difficult as you pass the quiz, then you'll get your own Lexile Measure at the end.
After I signed up to this website, my English reading skills are boosted. Also, knowing my Lexile Measure is around 1,000, now I can find the books that perfectly match my English level easily at Lexile Book Search for TOEFL Junior. I'm so happy about this!
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Joseph Addison
I hope you'll also enjoy this learning method very much. Thank you for reading till the end. See you next time!