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English Reading Comprehension Skills for ESL EFL Learners

English reading help including reading comprehension quizzes and tests, reading lesson plans, reading types and strategies.
  1. Reading - Intermediate (40)
  2. Reading - Advanced (33)
  3. Reading Lesson Plans (9)
  4. Beginner Reading Skills (23)
  5. Reading Comprehension Quiz (48)

Reading Tips to Improve Your Listening Skills
Reading Tips for English language learners to help improve listening skills, including lesson plans to help students practice the tips.

Reading Tips to Improve Your Grammar
Reading Tips for English language learners to help improve grammar, including lesson plans to help students practice the tips.

Reading Tips for Conversational Skills
Reading Tips for English language learners to help improve conversational skills, including lesson plans to help students practice the tips.

Reading Tips for Vocabulary Building
Reading Tips for English language learners to help improve pronunciation vocabulary, including lesson plans to help students practice the tips.

Reading Tips to Improve Pronunciation
Reading Tips for English language learners to help improve pronunciation, including lesson plans to help students practice the tips.

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

Improve Reading Skills
This short description of four basic reading skills are aimed at improving reading skills and include skimming, scanning, intensive and extensive reading.

Book Review: "The Language Instinct"
"The Language Instinct" by Steven Pinker provides an interesting and provocative look at how we acquire our language skills. His humorous style makes this book well worth reading for both teachers and advanced level students.

Canada: Missing Word Quiz
Fill in the missing word in this reading excerpt about Canada. This type of examination exercise is common to upper level English examinations such as Cambridge Examinations' First Certificate, CAE and Proficiency exams, as well as for the vocabulary section of the TOEFL examination.

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 Reading Comprehension: Advice for a Shy Guy
This reading dialogue focuses on one boy giving advice to another shy boy about meeting a girl.

Dialogue Reading Comprehension: Client Problems
This reading focuses on problems with an excellent client in a manufacturing company.

Dialogue Reading Comprehension: Too Much Work!
This reading focuses on a man discussing his hectic workday and comparing it to his time at university.

Financial Profile
Intermediate level business English reading comprehension with follow quiz concerning the financial profile of a computer company.

Finding Pen Pals - Reading Comprehension
Reading comprehension for lower intermediate level students focusing on matching a number of people looking for pen pals to the appropriate partners.

Identifying Reading Types
Lesson aimed at helping students identify the different types of reading skills required for different reading situations. These skills are naturally used when reading in the native language, but are often forgotten when applied to English reading.

Introduction to Poetic Devices
Understanding poetry in any language is challenging, here is basic introduction to poetic devices used in poetry written in English (as well as other languages).

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.

Pronunciation Help (?): Fun Pronunciation Poem
"Once you've learned to correctly pronounce every word in the following poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world..."

Reading Clues
Lesson aimed at helping students identify contextual clues that will help them improve their reading skills. This lesson helps students get away from reading word by word and focus more on the whole. It will also help them activate vocabulary learning skills while reading.

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: John F. Kennedy
Reading comprehension based on John F. Kennedy's 1961 inaugural speech.

Reading Skills: Scanning
Help students employ one of their natural mother tongue reading skills in English. Uses a TV schedule as basis for comprehension exercise.

Recipes English learning - Chiken Kiev
Recipes for ESL English learning - Chiken Kiev. This recipe provides useful vocabulary and instruction on writing recipes in English.

UK: Missing Word Quiz
Fill in the missing word in this reading excerpt about the UK. This type of examination exercise is common to upper level English examinations such as Cambridge Examinations' First Certificate, CAE and Proficiency exams, as well as for the vocabulary section of the TOEFL examination.

USA: Missing Word Quiz
Fill in the missing word in this reading excerpt about the USA. This type of examination exercise is common to upper level English examinations such as Cambridge Examinations' First Certificate, CAE and Proficiency exams, as well as for the vocabulary section of the TOEFL examination.

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