Reading vs Listening – which is more efficient & effective for learning (English)
The average person speaks at somewhere between 125 and 150 words per minute (wpm).
Audiobooks are recommended to be 150–160 words per minute, which is the range that people comfortably hear and vocalize words.
While proofreading materials, people are able to read English at 200 wpm.
The average college student reads at somewhere between 300 and 450 words per minute.