It is understood that when reading we can see and learn new words, but what other delicious meat can we get from a text?
Why not occasionally try reading aloud? Taking care to check the pronunciation of unfamiliar words with a good online dictionary, this will help you to improve your spoken English too.
You can go one step further. If you see a sentence that catches your eye or imagination, why not try to add in different verbs or nouns that you know?
To help reinforce the words or ideas you learn, discuss the text with someone, or with the best available language learner — yourself.
A simple text is more valuable than you think.