Iván wrote:Yeah, indeed. Not only in English, but also in other languages as well.
So you could read the English-language books in English and still have plenty else to read in Spanish and Catalan.
Iván wrote:And I know talking to people is one of the best ways to improve, but that’s not my main problem. I’ve got many friends from abroad and fortunately I’m not shy at all, but rather I would rather like to start increasing my vocabulary in English because sometimes I think that I sound too basic.
I misunderstood your problem then. When people talk about "fluency", I assume they mean fluency in production, i.e. speaking and writing without having to think too hard about how to express themselves.
Iván wrote:Now that I think about it, reading books in English would help me broaden my vocabulary
That is the single best method, without a doubt. And it matters what you read. A mix of fiction and non-fiction is best, with care not to concentrate too much on any one subject area or genre.
"Richmond is a real scholar; Owen just learns languages because he can't bear not to know what other people are saying."--Margaret Lattimore on her two sons