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R.0 - Reading (receptive)

What's a Hen Party?

Average: 3.8 (10 votes)

In England, it is custom for the bride to have a 'Hen-do' and the man to have a 'stag-do'.

It just happens that I am going to my first hen party this weekend!

Read the article about hen and stag do's and try and fit the vocabulary in the correct gaps.

Have you ever been to a hen or stag do? How did it go? Let us know!

Lesson by Caroline


Average: 3.5 (15 votes)

Hey guess what it's nearly my birthday! Well...in October...Ok so it's not nearly my birthday but when it is please can one of you lovely people buy me one of these incredible cakes!

This article is all about a man who makes art works out of cakes!

Read the article and complete the gaps with the correct vocabulary.

Then go and buy yourself some cake.

Go on, you deserve it.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Do you have Stress?

Average: 3.3 (8 votes)

People keep shouting 'chillax' at me as I run from job to job like a headless chicken.

I'd love to, honestly, but sometimes having five jobs can be very exhausting!

Unfortunately, this is clearly bad for my health and generally, the more relaxed we are, the more healthy and happy we are too.

Read through this article and see if you can fit the missing words in the correct gaps. Remember, don't stress if you find it difficult - chillax!

Job Descriptions

Average: 3.4 (5 votes)

Here is a very practical example of reading practice in English.

Below is a job description for a job with a famous theatre located in the South of England.

When you apply for a job, you should always read the full job description, as it will give you details on what the employer is looking for and what your responsibilities will be.

Read through the following job description and then check your understanding by answering the true or false questions below.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Student Budgets - Reading & Vocabulary

Average: 3.9 (10 votes)

One of the biggest concerns for students is how they are going to budget when they're not working full time.

Here are some handy tips to help you save some cash! Read the article and fill the gaps with the correct vocabulary from the list.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

New Animals

Average: 4.2 (10 votes)

My lessons this week are focusing on the natural world and our beautiful planet.

Did you know that new animals are being discovered all the time? This article discusses some exciting recent discoveries.

Read through the article and then decide whether the statements below are true or false. From the statements, can you guess what my opinion of spiders might be...

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Wimbledon Tennis: reading and vocab match

Average: 2.1 (201 votes)

Reposting this lesson because it's Wimbledon time again!


'Game, set and match.'

"The Wimbledon Tennis Championships take place at the beginning of every summer in South-West London.

Coca Cola reading and vocabulary

Average: 3.9 (11 votes)

I don't think I know anyone who hasn't tried Coca-Cola, or 'Coke'.

One of my best friends drinks it instead of coffee to get her going in the morning!

I'm sure this is not advisable, but then again, neither is coffee.

Here is some interesting information about the beverage.

Read through it then see if you can fit the vocabulary in the correct gaps.

I've given you the meanings of the world to help you out.

Lesson by Caroline

Do you like the beach?

Average: 3.9 (25 votes)

I live in London and lead a very hectic life so sometimes it’s great to get away.

The beaches in England aren't exactly like Hawaii's, but they are beautiful and wonderful to visit and relax.

I'm very lucky that I grew up in a seaside town and can visit my parents when I need some sea air.

Here is some information about some beautiful and special beaches in England. Read through the text and test how well you understand it by putting the vocabulary in the correct gaps.

Sleeping helps you learn

Average: 3.6 (14 votes)

Well, here's a great excuse for me to continue with the mid-afternoon naps I'm so fond of!

This article suggests that sleeping can actually help us to remember and process new information.

STUDENTS: This does not mean that if you sleep in class you will learn more!!

Read the article and try and decide whether the statements below are true or false.

Lesson by Caroline Devane


Napping after learning something new could help you commit it to memory - as long as you dream, scientists say.