I would have read more as a child if I hadn’t watched so much TV. Unfortunately, I watched a lot of TV, so I never read for entertainment. Was it a good idea? Who knows? But it definitely did bring me opportunities.
When I was 15 my mom wasn’t happy, because of my constant sitting by our TV, so I invented the most amazing excuse. I started to watch movies and series in English, so my time wasting hobby became a very useful exercise. At first, I understood nothing, then again – nothing, but after some time I almost magically started to understand a language, that I considered incredibly hard.
So now I’m an English tutor and I recommend to watch movies in English to any English learning person I meet on my way.