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English Reading Comprehension for Beginners

English reading comprehension skills and quizzes for beginning level learners, classes and teachers.

Reading Comprehension - Looking for a Pen Pal
Reading Comprehension for Lower Intermediate Level Learners and Classes focusing on looking for a pen pal.

Two International Friends
Beginning level English reading comprehension focusing on basic personal information and the verb to be.

Tim's Day
Beginning level English reading comprehension focusing on daily work routines and the present simple tense.

Mary's Hobbies and Interests
Beginning level English reading comprehension focusing on adverbs of frequency and the present simple tense.

Reading Tips
Reading Tips for English language learners to help improve pronunciation, vocabulary, conversational skills, grammar and listening skills.

Dialogue and Multiple Choice Questions: Planning a Party
Beginning level English dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice.

Dialogue: The City and The Country
Dialogue for roleplay with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on the use of the comparative form.

Dialogue: Interview with a Famous Actor
Dialogue for roleplay with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on speaking about daily routines with the simple present

Dialogue: What's in your office?
Dialogue for roleplay with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on the use have got, office vocabulary, the use of there is and there are.

Dialogue: What were you doing?
Dialogue for roleplay with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on the combined use of the past continuous and past simple.

Oregon Weather Forecast
Dialogue for roleplay with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on the future with will for making predictions.

Dialogue: The Presentation
Dialogue for roleplay with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on the present perfect.

Dialogue: A Business Traveller
Reading comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses speaking travelling, likes and dislikes.

Dialogue: Interview in a Shopping Mall
Reading comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on the superlative form.

A Manager's Desk
Reading comprehension describing a typical manager's desk and work. This short comprehension is followed by a multiple choice quiz.

A Secretary's Desk
Reading comprehension describing a typical secretary's desk and work. This short comprehension is followed by a 'true or false' quiz.

A Shop Worker's Desk
Reading comprehension describing a typical shop worker's desk and work. This short comprehension is followed by a gap fill text completion quiz.

Comprehension Dialogues - Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
ESL Reading Comprehension Dialogues for Speaking and Reading Comprehension Practice - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level quizzes with target structures and language functions for speaking practice as well as follow-up comprehension quizzes.

Dialogue: A Busy Day
Beginner level reading comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on the busy schedules of two friends who meet jogging in the park.

Dialogue: Today's Special
Beginner level reading comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on ordering food in a restaurant.

Dialogue: Weekend Sports
Beginner level reading comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on making arrangements to do some weekend sports together.

Dialogue: Work, Work, Work!
Beginner level reading comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on daily study and work routines.

My Friend Peter - Reading Comprehension
Beginning level reading comprehension focusing on nationalities and countries. This reading comprehension is followed by a 10 question 'multiple choice' and 'true or false' quiz.

My Office
Short reading comprehension about the common objects to be found in an office. Includes follow up quiz questions and a short vocabulary section.

Reading Comprehension: A New Office
Beginner level reading comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on making offers and speaking about objects in an office.

Reading Comprehension: Cooking
Beginner level reading comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on daily routines including cooking, and getting to work.

Reading Comprehension: Filling in a Form
Beginning level dialogue with follow up reading comprehension quiz focusing on basic personal information.

Reading Comprehension: Introductions
Beginning level English dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice.

Reading Comprehension: The Meeting
Beginner level reading comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on times of the day and using the present continuous for future plans.

Sentence Patterns - Basic English Sentence Patterns
This guide to sentence patterns discusses the six basic forms that English sentences commonly take. Each form is explained, and examples are given to help with understanding.

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