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France's Chocolatey Easter - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

France's Chocolatey Easter - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension handout is best suited for intermediate to advanced ESL learners or native English speakers. The text explores France's sweet Easter traditions and delicacies, such as poison d'avril and the religious legend of the flying easter bells. After carefully reading the text the students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False and a definition's match exercise. The vocabulary used in the text can also be used for IGCSE vocabulary building purposes. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
Macbeth by William Shakespeare  - Reading Comprehension - Vocabulary Worksheet

Macbeth by William Shakespeare - Reading Comprehension - Vocabulary Worksheet

This 4-page worksheet presents the plot of one of the greatest plays of all time - Macbeth by William Shakespeare. It is suitable for higher elementary and proficient ESL/EFL learners and native students. The teacher evaluates comprehension and students reinforce the acquisition of new knowledge through the completion of questions (multiple choice, question answering). Finally, students expand their lexicon with new vocabulary which is solidified through interesting and fun exercises (complete the sentences, word search, definition matching). The worksheet can be completed as an in-class assignment or handed out as homework.
kntonia
The Media’s Effect On Body Image - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

The Media’s Effect On Body Image - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text explores the effects of the media and social media in particular, on body image. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a title-match exercise and engage in an in-class discussion. The text can be used for IGSCE / TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
Informational Texts Vol 2 - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Bundle

Informational Texts Vol 2 - Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Bundle

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore different concepts, influential people and historical events. After carefully reading each informational text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
The History Of Coffee - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

The History Of Coffee - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text is recounts the history of coffee and how it came to be the world's second most consumed beverage. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, definitions match exercises, True or False exercises and a word search exercise. The text can be used for vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A complete answer key is included.
MariaPht
Oxford AQA Writing:Non-fiction writing

Oxford AQA Writing:Non-fiction writing

These ppt's can be used in conjunction with 2 videos from Youtube; I didn't include them here as one was from Arizona State University, and I was concerned about copyright issues. Essentially they cover the Oxford AQA First Language Writing course and the 3 different essays the student has to produce for their exam. The ppt's identify the different components od an academic, descriptive or narrative essay. These ppt's break down each essay and help the students to identfy what areas they would need to cover to produce a good piece of writing. I used the 2 videos towards the end of the series; after ppt 6 I had a 90 second video identifying the differences between fiction and non-fiction writing. I would stop at different sections of the video and discuss/question the students about the statement and how it related to their writing. After ppt 7I used the video from ASU that discussed the structure and organisation of a piece of non-fiction writing. When you use the videos this can be a very useful lesson for the students, and it can give them excellent direction and advice when they are beginning to produce the longer essays that Oxford AQA requires.
rob67
Extraordinary Teens - Reading Comprehension Texts / Worksheets

Extraordinary Teens - Reading Comprehension Texts / Worksheets

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore the lives of extraordinary teens and child prodigies. After carefully reading each story / text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises, crosswords and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. A full keu is included in every resource!
MariaPht
Close Reading: for higher level students

Close Reading: for higher level students

This would be a useful addition to the Reading Skills ppt's. It would be more helpful to First Language students who are studying for Cambridge or Oxford AQA exams. Simply put it is to help students get ready for dealing with higher level reading, e.g. fiction/ non-fiction texts. It gives suggestions to the students as to how to approach the text and to move beyond the standard approach of skimming and scanning a piece of reading. It tries to encourage students to think more deeply about what the author is trying to say. This would be especially useful to students learning English as a Second Language who are at a much higher level of ability.
rob67
Meaning and Context/Dealing with new vocabulary

Meaning and Context/Dealing with new vocabulary

This is my favourite and most rewarding lesson. These materials can be used in 1 or even 2 lessons, depending on the level of your students: higher level should only be one but weaker students may need 2. However don't let this dictate the pace-you should be able to judge how much time your students may need. I normally use this at the beginning of my teaching year but it can be used at any time. Simply put, a number of nonsense words have been put into a text and the students have to identify 'synonyms' for these words e.g. "gerts" in the text could be shop/supermarket/clothes store etc. anything that could accurately complete the sentence, and what part of speech it represents. The exercise is to help students think about the text as a whole and how to deal with new or unfamiliar vocabulary. Break you class into groups and have them work independently of each other, It's important that you do not to rule out ANY answer, rather let the students do this as they get more comfortable with the text. It begins by asking students how they deal with new vocabulary; then definitions of meaning and context; an example-magwop=lunch/books/phone/coat etc., then the main exercise itself. 10 questions are there to help the students with the content as well, and to get them to think about what part of speech the target word is. Finally Exercise 2 much higher academic vocabulary than the students may have encountered but they should be able to work out most of the meanings. It can be slow and a little difficult at the beginning, especially with lower level students, but once they begin to grasp the skills you are introducing they really enjoy the lesson.
rob67
Reading skills

Reading skills

This complete lesson is for academic students (Cambridge, Oxford AQA, IELTS etc.), and it helps them to identify and understand the different reading skills they use. Too many students think that they simply need skimming and scanning for all reading texts, or they don't understanding what are intensive and extensive reading skills. This lesson shows them how to adapt to the text that they are reading and what exactly they are trying to gain from it. I break the class into groups and have a classwide discussion on responses and attitudes to reading. I try and elicit as many responses as possible from the students rather than just have them reading the ppt's. At the end there are 2 vocabulary lists of words connected to reading that the students can try andidentify or come up with their own suggestions.
rob67
Christmas worksheet bundle: the history of the Christmas tree, Christmas stories stories, Christmas creep and consumerism

Christmas worksheet bundle: the history of the Christmas tree, Christmas stories stories, Christmas creep and consumerism

This diverse collection of Christmas-themed reading comprehension worksheets are ideal for advanced native learners and EFL/ESL students. The advanced vocabulary and structures used also render them as appropriate for IGCSE / TOEFL/ IELTS exams material. All of the resources are complete with reading comprehension questions and vocabulary exercises to solidify the acquisition of new lexicon. The resources can be used as part of a holistic approach towards Christmas teaching that will keep the interest high. The worksheets can be completed in-class or they can be assigned as homework.
kntonia
The Pet Shop.

The Pet Shop.

Four square writing approach on the topic of the pet shop with sentence sequencing, cursive handwriting and helping word and picture cards. Font: CCW cursive script outline1 required.
butterbeans65