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R.0 - Reading (receptive)

A Tale of Two Millionaires – Intermediate (Comprehension)

Average: 3.5 (21 votes)

Read the story of these two very different people then answer the ten questions that follow. The first five questions are comprehension questions and the next five (6-10) are multiple-choice. Click below the text for the comprehension answers.

Lesson by Shaun

Milton Petrie

Every morning billionaire Milton Petrie walked from his New York apartment and bought a newspaper from a ragged old man on the street corner.

Upper-Intermediate Reading: English Coastal Towns

Average: 4 (10 votes)

Being from a seaside town myself, I'm particularly interested in how we can continue to celebrate their heritage within the UK. Recently, the national lottery has announced a fund to help seaside towns to improve their economic and social situations. This information comes from a government website and therefore has a slightly different tone to a newspaper article. What differences do you think you might notice? Read through the article and complete the gaps with the missing words.

Business English - Networking

Average: 4.1 (14 votes)

Networking: - Interacting with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further your career.

This lesson will give you some good hints on successful networking, as well as helping you to practise some business vocabulary. Read through the article and try to fit the gaps with the business vocabulary listed below.

Predictions - Part One

Average: 3.8 (10 votes)

100 years ago, a man named John Watkins made a variety of predictions on how he thought the world would be in the year 2000 and beyond. Incredibly, some of his predictions were correct. Here are just a few of his predictions of an 'incredible' future, which to us is just normal daily life! Read through the article and try to fit the correct words in each gap. Make sure to come back tomorrow for part two of this lesson!

Letter from Caroline: Bye-bye Colombia!

Average: 4.3 (15 votes)

People of the Year 2011

Average: 4 (6 votes)

Here are some of the people of the year, as voted for by Timeout London writers! Read through the article and put the missing words in the correct gaps.

Who do you think deserves to be a 'person of the year' ?

 

How to Relax

Average: 4.2 (10 votes)

I'm a huge fan of the festive season, but sometimes things can hectic and you need to find a way to relax! Here's a short exercise from the BBC that helps you to do just that. Read through the article, complete the gaps and then follow the instructions.

Chrismas Calories

Average: 3.8 (10 votes)

It is normal to overindulge at Christmas, but are you aware of how much you are actually overindulging! Read through this article that exposes the truth behind our favourite Christmas treats and complete the article with the missing vocabulary. WARNING: Don't read this article if you want to enjoy your treats guilt-free!

Lesson by Caroline

Missing Words

Non-alcoholic
Nutrition
Pounds
Waistlines
Maximum
Limit
Teaspoons
Chains

How to get in the Christmas Spirit

Average: 3.3 (6 votes)

Christmas is my favourite holiday and my favourite time of year. Therefore, every year I do or take part in things that get me in the Christmas spirit. Here is a list of things to do if the spirit hasn’t hit you yet or if you are feeling a bit 'bah humbug'. Read through the list and then try and fit the words below into the correct gaps.

Lesson by Caroline

Past Simple Tense - Disneyland Reading for Low-Intermediate

Average: 3.7 (7 votes)

Below is a small text about a 10 year old girls experience on a trip to Disneyland. However, some of the text is missing. All the verbs below fit into the text but they must be changed to past simple.

Have you ever been to a theme park like Disneyland, how was it?

Missing Words

Remember to change these words to past simple.