An interview with Miyako
An interview with Miyako: The Effect of Pleasure Reading Experience 30 Years Ago
The Effect of Pleasure Reading Experience 30 Years Ago by Beniko Mason
Abstract: This paper reports on a pleasure reading experience case. “Miyako” developed an English reading habit as a student in Japan 30 years ago and has continued pleasure reading in English since that time. She reads not to improve her English but because she enjoys it. In 2011, she started working for a company that required the TOEIC examination. Miyako achieved a near-perfect score and was awarded an $800 bonus from her company. At first she did not think she had done anything special to achieve this high level of English, and only later realized that her reading habit was the reason.