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Upper Intermediate Reading - Illegal Downloading

Average: 3.6 (8 votes)

Satire: Witty language to convey insults or scorn. It's a way of criticising people or ideas in a humorous way, or a piece of writing or play which uses this style.

A while ago I posted a lesson based on a satirical article about Facebook. Here's another one, for your amusement, about illegal downloading! Read the article and try and complete the gaps with the correct words. Right, I’m off to listen to Spotify...
Lesson by Caroline Devane

Going on holiday - A letter from Caroline - elementary reading

Average: 3.8 (10 votes)

Here's a short letter from me about my upcoming holiday to Tenerife! I've removed some of the vacation related vocabulary. Read through the letter and try and fit the words in the correct gaps.

Key Words

Resort
Beach
Sandcastles
Pool
Plane
Restaurant
Degrees

Reading Comprehension: Online Dating

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Would you be willing to try online dating? Recent research shows that it is an excellent way of meeting people, but it is still considered a 'taboo' by many. Read the article below and then decide whether the following statements are true or false.
By Caroline Devane

Upper Intermediate Reading Comprehension

Average: 3.9 (13 votes)

Lots of EC students are learning English to improve their prospects at work. This article looks at how you can climb up the employment ladder and increase your opportunities. Read through the article then answer the true or false questions below.

I have also given you some key vocabulary to help your understanding.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

True or False Reading - World's youngest yoga teacher

Average: 4.1 (13 votes)

This little girl is another example of a child prodigy, someone who is extremely talented at a very young age. Yoga is a form of exercise that focuses on physical and mental health.

It is extremely challenging, as you can see from the photo!

Read this article and see if you can answer the true or false questions.

Advanced Level Reading: Brainy Teenagers

Average: 3.1 (14 votes)

Here's an interesting article about how the brains of teenagers and adults function differently. Read the article and fit the vocabulary into the correct gaps. Do you agree with the article and think that teenagers find it more difficult to concentrate than adults? Or do you, like me, think it may be something to do with the increased amount of coffee we drink as we get older!
By Caroline Devane

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Average: 4.1 (10 votes)

Lots of young people have grown up with Harry Potter, and this winter brought the first part of the final film- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Have you been to see it? If not, then maybe you should leave this lesson until you have, because there might be some spoilers!
Lesson by Caroline Devane

Advanced Level Reading - Greenland

Average: 3 (7 votes)

Climate change is a huge issue, and in Greenland they are feeling the effects. This article is about the many changes that Greenland is experiencing and also gives the reader an insight into the local culture. There is a lot of rich vocabulary some beautiful imagery. See if you can decide which word fits in which gap and then let me know if there is any other vocabulary in the article which you would like explained.
Lesson by Caroline

The 7 Wonders of the World

Average: 3.9 (14 votes)

There are so many amazing places to see in the world and some day, I would love to visit the seven man made wonders. In this lesson, I have removed some key vocabulary from the text. All you need to do is complete the gaps. When you’re finished, please tell me two things.
Lesson by Caroline

1. What sight do you think should be made a ‘wonder’?
2. Which of these wonders is your favourite?

Photography Tips

Average: 3.6 (8 votes)

Our students travel to new countries, discover new cultures and come back with some amazing memories and thousands of photos! Here are some tips to make sure you take the best photos you possibly can.

I have removed some important vocabulary from the text. All you need to do is choose which word goes in which gap.
Lesson by Caroline