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British Council. By Linda Baxter Have you ever read Carl Sagan's 1985 science fiction novel 'Contact'?

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Or have you seen the film of the same name starring Jodie Foster? If you have, then you will remember the scene near the end of the film, when the heroine travels to the star Vega, twenty-six light years away from Earth, through a wormhole in space. Just a story, you think. The world's weirdest food. Reading Explorer 0 SB. Reading Explorer 0 SB. Free public domain audiobooks. 6 Excellent Free Sites to Practise Reading Comprehension. It’s been too long since I’ve written about improving reading skills.

6 Excellent Free Sites to Practise Reading Comprehension

Last time I posted about sites to help you practise reading comprehension was in May last year. Way too long. The truth is that doing reading comprehension activities in class takes time, especially if we are talking about long texts with an amount of difficulty, and very often this is one of the tasks we give students as homework. On the other hand, I am one of those teachers who think reading aloud in class is a good exercise. In my opinion, These are some of the sites I’ve been recommending my students to further practise reading comprehension.They are all completely free. 1.

I teach different levels, and what I like most about Newsela is that you can give the same news article to all your classes no matter the level. The site also offers a multiple choice exercise to test your comprehension of the article. Although you have to sign up, the site is free. 2. 3. 4. 5. Ramadan. Ramadan in the UK There are around 1.5 million Muslims in Britain, making Islam the second biggest religion in the country.


London alone has Muslims who originate from over thirty different countries. During the month of Ramadan, many Muslims in Britain join Muslims all over the world in observing a month of fasting during daylight hours. What do people do? Fasting Muslims do not eat or drink anything between dawn and sunset. Ramadan is about praying, family time and thinking about and giving to people less fortunate. 6 Excellent Free Sites to Practise Reading Comprehension. Practical English - 1 - DreamreaderDreamreader. Skills for the 21st-century workplace. Intermediate English Reading Comprehension - The Cannes Film Festival. FOMO. What does Scotland look like and what can you do there? Read and find out! #English #reading.

234159. Reading comprehension. Intermediate English - Film Awards and The Oscars. The Surprising History Behind Leap Year. By Brian Handwerk It's that time again: This Monday, February 29, is a leap day, the calendar oddity that occurs (almost) every four years.

The Surprising History Behind Leap Year

For centuries, trying to sync calendars with the length of the natural year caused confusion—until the concept of leap year provided a way to make up for lost time. “It all comes down to the fact that the number of Earth's revolutions about its own axis, or days, is not equal to or connected in any way to how long it takes for the Earth to get around the sun,” says John Lowe, leader of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Time & Frequency Division. The solar, or tropical, year is approximately 365.2422 days long. No calendar comprised of whole days can match that number, and simply ignoring the seemingly small fraction creates a much bigger problem than one might suspect. The evidence lies in a long history of wildly shifting dates and accompanying civil, agricultural, and religious chaos. Reading Passages and Exercises - p.1. Reading Practice Quizzes.

Free Interactive English. Choose the best word to complete the sentence.

Free Interactive English

Read and listen to the news story. Owl attack A Louisiana police officer has been attacked by an owl while he was on a routine patrol, causing him to temporarily lose control of his patrol car. Covington Police officer Kasey Jackson was patrolling a quiet part of town early on Thursday morning, when he felt something hard hit the side of his face. "First I thought it was a football, or something," he told journalists. An owl had flown into the driver's window and started to attack the officer with its wings and beak. "Finally I managed to stop the car, get out. Officer Jackson suffered only minor scratches in the incident, and after a check-up by medical staff he was given antibiotics and a tetanus shot and was declared fit to go back to work and finish his shift.

LearnEnglish Teens. Scotland is a country in Great Britain, to the north of England.

LearnEnglish Teens

Scotland has nearly 800 islands, but people only live on some of them. Scotland is a very beautiful country with many mountains, forests, beaches, rivers and lochs or lakes. In the north of Scotland it is light until 11.30 p.m. in summer and in winter you can sometimes see the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis, which are spectacular lights in the sky. Intermediate English - Martin Luther King - ESL Reading Quiz. Reading For Information - Jamaica. Elvis Presley - Intermediate English Reading. Passages with Text-Dependent Questions. Skip to main content <div id="nojs-warning">WARNING: Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display</div> Sign InRegister

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Reading about Lionel Messi worksheet. Advanced English Reading - Shopping for Bargains in Paris. Winter solstice 2015: Everything you need to know about the shortest day of the year. Archaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC and it is thought that the winter solstice was actually more important to the people who constructed Stonehenge than the Summer solstice.

Winter solstice 2015: Everything you need to know about the shortest day of the year

The winter solstice was a time when cattle was slaughtered (so the animals would not have to be fed during the winter) and the majority of wine and beer was finally fermented. Reading ComprehensionDec2015 worksheet. No Fear Shakespeare - Shakespeare's plays with side-by-side modern English translations. Guardian short stories podcast. READING. Mobile. Find out how children in Holland celebrate Christmas.


Mobile. What happens in Australia at Christmas?


What is the weather like at Christmas in Australia? Mobile. What happens in India at Christmas? What is Santa Claus known as in Hindi? What are visitors given at Christmas in India? What is displayed in the windows in Mumbai? Students are asked to read the text and answer the study questions. This worksheet was created by Intermediate English Reading - Charity Giving at Christmas. English Reading. Here's our latest English reading article. Read the story first, then take a look at the vocabulary notes at the bottom if you need to. There's plenty more reading practice in our free weekly English lesson - packed with help writing and speaking English.

This is the second guest post by Isaac Jordan on English language and culture. So last time I talked about selfies and you’ll be pleased to know I have taken lots of horrible ones since then, with the occasional good one. This time I want to talk about a little thing called ‘YOLO’, partly because it links really well with selfies and partly because I can’t think of anything else that comes up more frequently on social media. Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Extract. READING: A Walk in the Forest - level 2. Reading Practice Quizzes. English Beginning Level Reading Comprehension Skills - Reading for Lower Level English ESL EFL Learners and Classes.

Reading Comprehension - Free Worksheets. Home- English- Math - Reading - Research - Keys - Newsworthy - Links - Contact Reading Comprehension, Volume 5: Number 32, Word Meanings From Context Number 31, The Painting Number 30, Word Meanings From Context. Online Reading Activities. Level 490 Reading Topics. Free English Reading comprehension tests and exercises online. Reading comprehension is also an important part when you take an English test. Reading comprehension test can help you to improve vocabulary, grammar, and logical thought ability. There are some tips for you to improve reading skills: - Practice reading every day.

You should read different fields to improve your vocabulary. - Take note all new words and learn them. - Try to answer all the questions. Short Stories for Low Intermediate Learners (1) Easy reading comprehension exercises. Finding a job. WHO PUT @ IN YOUR EMAIL worksheet. Reading Practice Quizzes.