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READING Comprehension -Two articles: E-mails - a sign of progress or of laziness? / Text messaging :-) OR :-(?
This was first a Reading comprehension test, integrated in the 10-lesson Task "A world of many languages", but I used it now as a reading worksheet for 10th graders: Vocabulary exercise, References, True/False, correcting the false ones with your own words, sentence completing and answering a question. Hope you like it! :)))
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 3438

"Television - Benefits and Side Effects": a 90-minute-lesson with the focus on Reading + Writing skills for Intermediate Students
This is my last piece of work on the Task "The Mass Media" - a reading + writing activity on The advantages and disadvantages of TV (3 PAGES). Students read the teenagers´ opinions and do 5 different reading tasks (Who said what, multiple choice, sentence completing, references and synonyms). Finally, after discussing some pros and cons in the cla...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Downloads: 2775

"Bullying... WHY ME?!!" Reading/ Writing Worksheet for Intermediate students
This was a Reading Comprehension Test but I´ve used it this year as a worksheet to prepare my students for the Reading/writing test - http://www.eslprinta bles.com/printable.a sp?id=130452#thetop. Exercises: multiple choice on the 1st text; finding evidence on the 2nd; answering questions on both texts and, finally, finding opposites. After doing ...
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-17
Downloads: 2768

"Shopping - Do you like it or hate it?" ( a 90-minute class) - Reading comprehension + writing for Intermediate or Upper elementary students
This is a 3-page worksheet for a 90-minute class, with a B&W version included. The text is about 3 teenagers´ opinions on shopping. Reading tasks: Scanning the text to say who said what + multiple choice exercise + answering questions + equivalents + references. Last but not least, students write a similar short text expressing their own opinion on...
Level: intermediate
Age: 11-17
Downloads: 2252

100 READING GAMES - POSTER + Timesavers + Hippo Report + Suggestions + BW + tons of LINKS - ((11_PAGES)) - A1-C2 level
This is a collection of 100 reading tasks, games, suggestions, follow-up activities, pre-reading tasks. THEY CAN BE COPIED to ANY TEXT. They are versatile, universal. USEFUL for BUSY teachers, novice or tired teachers. :-D Enjoy this premiére :-)) MILLIONS of links to STORIES / PODCASTS, games, suggestions included. GREAT TIMESAVER! Plain BW versio...
Level: elementary
Age: 6-17
Downloads: 2171

"Me and My family" - Reading comprehension for Upper elementary and Lower Intermediate students
Students read a text with 3 teenagers´ opinions about their families and then do the reading tasks: vocabulary in context, finding evidence, answering questions and references. Wish you all a GREAT week. Hugs, mena :)))
Level: elementary
Age: 10-12
Downloads: 1926

"Housework - Whose Job is it anyway?" - Reading + Writing TEST for Advanced students
(4 Pages) Reading Tasks: vocabulary exercise, references, T/F with quotations from the text, sentence completing, rephrasing. Writing activity - commenting on a sentence from the text. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)))))))
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 1791

"Teens and New Technologies" - Reading comprehension for Upper Intermediate students
The other day someone asked what texts I had used before students wrote the opinion essay on new Technologies -http://www.eslprint ables.com/printable. asp?id=314964#thetop This is one of them. Students read the text and do some reading comprehension exercises: Who says what, sentence completing, equivalents and references. Have a good evening...
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 1762


Read the following story. Then answer questions about it.

Hannah met Jamie in the summer of 2004. It was Hannah’s 21st birthday and she and her friends went to a club. They wanted to dance, but they didn’t like the music so Hannah went to speak to the DJ. ‘This music is awful,’ she said. ‘Could you play something else? The DJ looked at her and said ‘Don’t worry; I have the perfect song for you.’

Two minutes later he said: ‘The next song is by Coldplay. It’s called Yellow and it’s for a beautiful girl who is dancing over there.’ Hannah knew that the song was for her because she was wearing a yellow dress. When Hannah and her friends left the club the DJ was waiting at the door. ‘Hi, I’m Jamie,’ he said to Hannah. ‘Can I see you again?’ So Hannah gave him her phone number.

Next day Jamie phoned Hannah and invited her to dinner. He took her to a very romantic French restaurant and they talked all evening. After that Jamie and Hannah saw each other every day. Every evening when Hannah finished work they met at 5.30 in a coffee bar in the High Street. They were madly in love.

One evening in October, Hannah was at work. As usual she was going to meet Jamie at 5.30. It was dark and it was raining. She looked at her watch. It was 5.20! She was going to be late! She ran to her car and got in. At 5.25 she was driving along the High Street. She was going very fast because she was in a hurry.

Suddenly, a man ran across the road. He was wearing a dark coat so Hannah didn’t see him until it was too late. Although she tried to stop, she hit the man. Hannah panicked. She didn’t stop and she drove to the coffee bar as fast as she could. But when she arrived Jamie wasn’t there. She phoned him, but his mobile was turned off, so she waited for ten minutes and then went home.

Two hours later a police car arrived at Hannah’s house. A policewoman knocked at the door. ‘Good evening, Madam,’ she said, ‘Are you Hannah Davis? I’d like to speak to you. Can I come in?’

1. Where did Hannah meet Jamie?                                       

2. What was Jamie doing when they met?                        

3. Where did they go on their first date?                            

4. Why did Hannah run to her car one October evening?

5. What did she do after she hit the man?    

6. How long did she wait for Jamie?   


Now write the questions for the following answers.

1. A:                                   B: Hodja was walking absent-mindedly.

2. A:      B: People had to wear a suit and a tie to work 20 years ago

3. A:             B: No, I don’t have to call my boss by her title.

4. A:               B: In my free time I like watching TV.

5. A:                                   B: They were playing video games in their room.

6. A:                        B: I went to the drugstore for some aspirin.

What did the police tell Hannah? Write an ending to the story. Show it your teacher for correction.




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