Letting my imagination roam (that's easy; it's not constrained by experience), I wonder whether following a text while listening to its audio-book would improve her vocabulary. Audio books are available from a number of sources.Judy wrote:[...]I wonder whether, because this girl had a very late start with reading, and still prefers to read 'easy' books, she has not acquired a sufficiently wide vocabulary to do that? I must add that she is not lazy but her confidence is still fragile and she doesn't talk much!
The Observer reviews one every week, three recent ones being:
"Thames: Sacred River", Peter Ackroyd, read by Simon Callow; three parts, each 3 hours for £13.99
"A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters", Julian Barnes, read by Alex Jennings, 11 hours for £32.99
"More Time for Politics: Diaries 2001-2007", written and read by Tony Benn, 4 hrs. 30 mins. for £14.99
Several sources are listed here.
Nowadays it is also possible to download MP3.