The Read Time Speed Reading Extension

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Read Aloud Speed: 183 WPM
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Silent Reading Speed: 238 WPM
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Words To Time Converter

– Accurately estimate reading times for any reading material, text, speech or voice-over script.

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Speed read articles, blog posts, news & just about any web-based text on a clutter & ad free window. It’s like Youtube’s playback speed button, but for text!

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What is Reading time?

Reading time is the time taken for an average person to silently read a piece of text while maintaining reading comprehension. Based on the meta-analysis of 100’s of studies involving over 18000 participants, the average silent reading speed for an adult individual has been estimated to be approximately 238 words per minute (Marc Brysbaert,2019).

The average reading time for a piece of text can thus be deduced by dividing the total word count by 238.

Mathematical formula for calculating reading time in minutes:

Reading Time = Total Word Count / 238

Simple math, really! 

What is Speech Time?

Speech time is the time taken for an average person to read aloud a piece of text. Based on the meta-analysis of nearly 80 studies involving 6000 participants, the average oral reading speed for an adult individual is considered to be 183 words per minute (Marc Brysbaert,2019).

The average speech time of a piece of text can thus be deduced by dividing the total word count by 183. 

Marc Brysbaert’s paper further states that reading speeds are generally lower for older adults, children and readers with english as a second language.

How To Use Our Read Time Estimation Tool?

Input text by copying & pasting or uploading PDF, DOCX or TXT files, or just directly enter the word count in number format.

The tool instantly calculates both read aloud and silent reading times based on the word count and average reading speeds of 183 WPM and 238 WPM.

Adjust the speed sliders to match your personal reading speed to see updated reading times in real time.

How Long Does It Take To Read 1000 Words?

Assuming the average reading speed of an adult is 238 words per minute, it takes approximately 4 minutes and 12 seconds to read 1000 words.

How Long Does It Take To Read 100 Pages?

Assuming a page consists of 500 words, it approximately takes 3 hours and 30 minutes to read 100 pages.

How Long Does It Take To Speak 1000 Words?

Assuming the average oral reading speed of an adult individual is 183 words per minute, it takes approximately 5 minutes and 28 seconds to orate 1000 words

Reading Time For Popular Word Counts
100 words25 seconds
200 words 50 seconds
250 words1 minute 3 seconds
300 words1 minute 16 seconds
500 words2 minutes 6 seconds
750 words3 minute 9 seconds
1000 words6 minutes 18 seconds
1500 words8 minutes 24 seconds
2000 words12 minutes 36 seconds
3000 words12 minutes 36 seconds
5000 words21 minutes 1 second
10000 words42 minutes 1 second
50000 words3 hours 30 minutes
Reading Time For Popular Page Counts
1 page2 minutes 6 seconds
10 pages21 minutes 1 second
20 pages42 minutes 1 second
30 pages1 hour 3 minutes
40 pages1 hour 24 minutes
50 pages1 hour 45 minutes
100 pages3 hours 30 minutes
200 pages7 hours
300 pages10 hours 30 minutes
400 pages14 hours
500 pages17 hours 30 minutes
800 pages28 hours
1000 pages35 hours