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How-To Geek - Computer Help from your Friendly How-To Geek English Language Centre Study Zone: Welcome! About the Study Zone The Study Zone is for students of the English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Victoria. ELC teachers create the English language lessons and practice exercises. The site is designed for our adult English language learners, but all are welcome to read the lessons and use the exercises. News and Feedback The comments on the Study Zone blog have been great! Who visits Study Zone? This map shows the visitors to this page only. All levels: Grammar Index What do I do? First, choose your level. Study Zone is made up of levels. Where am I now? The menu at the top of each page tells you where you are.

short stories at east of the web A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG - Genre: Crime, Humor A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger. - Length: 7 pages - Genre: Fiction, Humor Sandra performed her little charade in front of the mirror and morphed into the Gisela character on a whim. - Length: 20 pages - Genre: Once upon a time, in a small village snuggled into the side of a wooded valley, lived a candlemaker. - Length: 9 pages - Age Rating: U - Genre: Children Jack Scrimshaw. - Length: 17 pages - Age Rating: 15 Here in Saint Lizard, the one road starts on the cliff by the lighthouse and crawls in circles down to the sea. - Length: 11 pages - Genre: Fiction For the first time, Becca truly realised that grown-ups couldn’t see magic. - Length: 10 pages - Genre: Horror “We left the map behind,” said Annie as they were five hours away from Anstruther, pulling into their own driveway.

Reading The 100 American People You Should Know Essays on 100 well-known American people for English learners to read For Beginners Start Reading for Children (1) Simple present tense, 50-word passages for children to start readingStart Reading for Children (2) 100 more 50-word passages for kids to improve English through readingStart Reading for Children (3) 100 longer reading passages to increase children's English level English for Children (1) 100 short stories (50 words each), simple present tense, with AudioEnglish for Children (2) 125 easy short stories for children to practice reading and listeningEnglish Level 1 Simple present tense, 50-word passages for beginners + audio & exercisesEnglish Level 2 Short passages for beginners + audio & exercisesEnglish Level 3 Short essays for beginners + audio & exercisesEnglish Level 4 More short essays for beginners + audio & exercisesEnglish Level 5 200-word essays for beginners + audio & exercises Super Easy Reading 200 easy stories for beginners.

Amanda Todd: Bullied Canadian Teen Commits Suicide After Prolonged Battle Online And In School Amanda Todd, a Vancouver-area teenager who posted a story to YouTube last month about being cyber-bullied, was found dead Wednesday night in Coquitlam, Canada. Authorities believe she committed suicide. Amanda's video tells a heart-wrenching story of the bullying she was subjected to -- both online and off. "In 7th grade," she begins, sharing her message on cue cards, "I would go with friends on webcam [to] meet and talk to new people." At one point, a stranger flattered her into flashing the camera. One year later, a man contacted her on Facebook, threatening to send around the picture of her topless "if [she] don't put on a show." Amanda developed anxiety, depression, and anxiety disorders, she says in the video, followed by a path into drugs and alcohol. She changed schools and found a new group of friends in an effort to leave behind the bullies. Story continues below slideshow Loading Slideshow A Facebook post from <a href="

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. - Take note all new words and learn them. - Try to answer all the questions. - After answer all the questions. - Practice reading techniques - scanning, skimming, intensive and extensive reading. + Scanning: You try to find a particular piece of information. + Skimming: You try to gather the most important information as quickly as possible. + Intensive reading: You try to find the details of a specific information. + Extensive reading: You try to find general information of a passage. Elementary Reading Tests

In plain English ...: IMPROVING READING COMPREHENSION SKILLS Here you can find lots of useful reading comprehension activities. Just have a try! Click here to download some other reading lessons. Here are some more worksheets for you! You might also be interested in reading this post I wrote last year as well as this article which is very helpful indeed!Here you can download a reading comprehension chart. Reading Reading Lessons International Women's Day - A reading comprehension test on the topic of International Women's Day Night Study in Korea - A reading comprehension test on the topic of night studying in Korea. History of Halloween - A reading comprehension test on the topic of Halloween. Catching a Cold - A reading comprehension test on the topic of catching a cold Levi's Blue Jeans - A reading comprehension test on the topic of Levi's Blue Jeans Take a Bath! - A reading comprehension test on the topic of taking a bath. Summer Solstice - A reading comprehension quiz on the topic of the summer solstice Test Taking Skills - A reading comprehension quiz on the topic of 'test taking skills' Improving Your English - A reading comprehension quiz on the topic of Improving your English Friendship - A reading comprehension quiz on the topic of friendship The Story of the Jailed for Freedom pin - Pins played a role in the women's suffrage movement.

Life Lessons | Mind Connections inShare1 Why is Worry A Waste of Time? by Jonathan Hilton It is difficult to stop worrying. When you really look at what you are thinking, much of it is based around untamed thoughts based on fear. But yet we worry on. I read an interesting article about worry that I want to share with my own commentary, I hope that it helps you. Things We Worry About – Things that never happen- 40% Many times our minds can cook up exactly what we are scared of. What if my significant other is cheating on m? The list of what ifs and how comes is as endless as your imagination. The thing is that these events that are worrying you so much may never and most likely will never happen. How to defeat these worries, recognize these thoughts when they arise as things that may never happen. Life is never about what happens to you it is all about how you deal with these things. -Things over and done with that can’t be changed- 30% How much time do we spend thinking about our past? Almost always idealized. 1inShare

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