my son is 5.5yrs old. yet it is hard for us to make him to respond to questions, to tell short stories that is in his syllabus, even a statement in english.we talk in mother tongue only at home.even in mother tongue he is unable to tell an event fluently.doing his writing works perfectly,understands well.but making him to read and extra writing practice is a hard task for us.he is never listening at all. he is doing whatever he thinks right.if i read stories loudly in front of him, he is not listening.How can i make him to take interest in reading and to speak?
Have his hearing tested. Our son had hearing problems until age 4.5 and we did not even realise it. He behaved in the same way that your child seems to be behaving. Surgery fixed his hearing, but it still took over a year for him to catch up. I'm not sure where you're from. In Australia, this is a free test.
If the problem persists, you may consider a figure-ground assessment. Some children cannot filter out background noise from conversation. Unfortunately, our lad has this too. This seriously affects how they handle a class environment which is pretty much constant noise.
This is very common at this age even when there is only one language being spoken! Developing the skill of relating an event takes practice, and as you have discovered, kids often are reluctant. I would suggest a trip to the library to find materials your son actually enjoys. Some possibilities:
The key to getting kids interested and comprehending is often by tying the activity to a desire for information. If your child wants a dog, get some books about dogs and read together to figure out what kind to get. If he shows an interest in construction vehicles, get a book to see how they work. If he sees an animal at the zoo, say to him, "I wonder why giraffes do that?" and then get a book about giraffes to find out together.
Also remember that kids come to this when they are ready, and some kids aren't ready for reading until closer to 7 years at which point they often catch up to their peersquite quickly. Keep exposing him to reading and talking to him about what you are reading. He will get there!