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English Reading Comprehension Skills for Advanced Level Learners

English reading comprehension skills and quizzes for advanced level learners includes reading comprehension practice, intensive, extensive, skimming and scanning reading rechniques.

Angel Investors
Advanced level Business English reading focusing on terminology and situations related to investments.

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

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.

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.

Dialogue and Multiple Choice Questions: Having a Hard Time Finding a Job
Intermediate level English dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice.

Effective Presentation Tips
The business English reading comprehension focuses on making effective presentations. Key vocabulary and a follow-up quiz is included at the end of the reading selection.

Finding Accommodations
Read the short selection concerning finding accommodation and packed full with vocabulary related to accommodations. Take the quiz to test your understanding of this vocabulary.

A Cozy Home
Read the short selection concerning finding accommodation and packed full with vocabulary related to accommodations. Take the quiz to test your understanding of this vocabulary.

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.

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

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.

Applying for a Job - Reading Comprehension
Reading comprehension for lower intermediate level students focusing on matching a number of job advertisments to the appropriate applicants.

Australia: Missing Word Quiz
Fill in the missing word in this reading excerpt about Australia. 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.

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.

Christmas Reading: "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"
Reading comprehension based on the traditional "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore

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: 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.

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).

Ireland: Missing Word Quiz
Fill in the missing word in this reading excerpt about Ireland. 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.

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

Reading Comprehension: Telecommunication
Three intermediate level reading comprehension quizzes which focus on "Globalcall Communications". These reading comprehensions are rich in technological vocabulary and excellent practice for business English classes.

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.

Use Your Dictionary
Get the most out of your dictionary by understanding how to use it well. You can use your dictionary to find words, for meanings, for pronunciation, to check spellings, to understand explanations, to check spelling variations and more.

Social Media Marketing
Dialogue, role play and reading comprehension for advanced level business English learners focusing on marketing vocabulary and phrases including a special focus on social media marketing

Bundled Mortgages
Advanced level English reading comprehension focusing on role bundled mortgage's played in the financial crisis of 2008. This reading also includes key vocabulary for business English classes, and a follow-up quiz to be used in class.

Odd Man Out
Odd Man Out is a story about a man who decided to thrown in the towel and strike out on his own. The story includes definitions at the end of the story.

Advice from a Content Grandfather
Learn idioms through context with this story about a grandfather helping out with some advice. Each idiom includes a definition at the end of the story to help with comprehension.

Life of the Party
The Life of the Party is an advanced level English reading comprehension about a man who gossiped a little to much. Read this story to learn a number of idioms in context which are included with definitions at the end of the story.

My Cousin Crazy Eddy - Idioms in Context for English Learners
Learn a number of idioms and expressions by using this short story My Cousin Crazy Eddy. Idioms and expressions definitions included.

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