Now I can start to read books with my young nieces and nephews.Joe — Everyday English student
Joe says that over his life he’d had to just get by without ever really learning to read. He works nights as a security officer, and says he never felt confident with his reading.
But now he’s determined to get there!
56-year-old Joe had never learned to drive. He remembers someone saying a few years back that he wouldn’t be able to, because his dyslexia would mean he couldn’t do the theory test.
Support from his family
Joe’s family were determined to support him. As a result, he’s now passed his driving test and is learning to read for the first time with an Everyday English community course.
Joe said: “My wife sat me down and said let’s try and learn the theory test with a book. So we did! My stepson booked me in for a theory test, and I went along and passed first time! So, I went for some driving lessons and passed my test.”
“Passing my test encouraged me to do summat about my reading skills. So now I’m trying to learn to read.”
To be honest with you I’ve always thought I was dyslexic, but now I’m having doubts because of how well I’ve got on with the course. I’m finding it ever so good to do, and I’m learning so much from it. I really do enjoy it.
Now I can start to read books with my young nieces and nephews.— Joe