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English Reading Skills for Intermediate Level Learners

Use this intermediate level English reading skills materials to improve you or your class' reading skills. Resources include short reading selections, comprehension quizzes, as well as advice on how to read in English.
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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.

Using Reading Comprehension in Lessons
Incorporating reading comprehension and dialogues into a lesson plan to help focus on specific grammar or subject areas. The following lesson plan is a blueprint to using these resources for your classes.

Presedential Elections - Reading Comprehension
Reading comprehension for ESL learners focusing on presedential elections. Key vocabulary list provided, as well as follow-up comprehension quiz.

English Dialogue - Presidential Elections
English dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice focusing on presidential elections.

Neighbors
English dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice focusing on present perfect and past simple.

Social Networking Sites
Reading comprehension for ESL learners focusing on the growth of social networking sites. Key vocabulary list provided, as well as follow-up comprehension quiz.

New Home Theater System
English dialogue focusing on technology related vocabulary with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice.

Hooking Up My Computer
Intermediate level English dialogue focusing on computer technology related vocabulary and present perfect, with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Reading Comprehension - Joseph Pulitzer
Advanced level reading comprehension with difficult vocabulary explained and comprehension quiz based on the biography of Joseph Pulitzer.

The Old Man and the Grandson - Intermediate Level Reading Comprehension
Intermediate level reading comprehension with difficult vocabulary explained and comprehension quiz

The Queen Bee - Intermediate Level Reading Comprehension
Intermediate level reading comprehension with difficult vocabulary explained and comprehension quiz based on The Queen Bee by Brothers Grimm.

Old Sultan - Intermediate Level Reading Comprehension
Intermediate level reading comprehension with difficult vocabulary explained and comprehension quiz based on Old Sultan by Brothers Grimm.

Clever Gretel - Intermediate Level Reading Comprehension
Intermediate level reading comprehension with difficult vocabulary explained and comprehension quiz based on the fairy tale Clever Gretel by the Grimm Brothers.

Doctor Knowall - Intermediate Level Reading Comprehension
Intermediate level reading comprehension with difficult vocabulary explained and comprehension quiz based on Doctor Knowall by Brothers Grimm

Understanding Newspaper Headlines
Newspaper headlines can be difficult to understand. This guide to newspaper headlines provides help on understanding common forms used in newspaper headlines.

Dialogue Reading Comprehension: A Holiday in Italy
This reading focuses on a discussion of a recent holiday in Italy.

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: Directions to the Museum
This reading focuses on giving directions to the museum.

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

Dialogue: A Neighbor's Gardening Advice
Advanced level reading dialogue comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This dialogue focuses on neighbors speaking about how they do their gardening.

Dialogue: At a Flea-Market
Advanced level reading dialogue comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This dialogue focuses on a customer bargaining with a vendor at a flea-market.

Dialogue: Congratulations!
Advanced level reading dialogue comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This dialogue focuses on friends who meet each other at a bar and have big news to share.

Dialogue: Waiting for a Friend
Advanced level reading comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz. This dialogue focuses on a couple waiting for a friend at a local restaurant.

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.

Easy English Times
Easy English Times brings a world of information to adult learners. It's a newspaper written in easy English for those in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and adult literacy programs.

Phrasal Verbs with Look
This is a short story packed with phrasal verbs and expressions with 'look'. Read through the story and then study the phrasal verbs and expressions used in the story by category.

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