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William Shakespeare's Life and Work - Reading Comprehension
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William Shakespeare's Life and Work - Reading Comprehension

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the life and work of the great tragedian, William Shakespeare. The text gives a brief biography and pays tribute to the playwright's key tragedies and comedies. After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, a matching exercise and participate in an in class discussion. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
The Black Death - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text
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The Black Death - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the spread and devastating effects of the bubonic plague (Black Death) in the mid-1300s in Europe. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including true or False exercises, a fun crossword, a fill in the gaps exercise, a title match exercise and a picture match exercise. The text can be used for vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included. Total number of pages: 8
The Story of the WWI Christmas Truce -  Informational Text / Reading Comprehension
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The Story of the WWI Christmas Truce - Informational Text / Reading Comprehension

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the events that led to WWI’s Christmas Truce and the personal recounts of WWI soldiers . After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a true or false exercise, comprehension questions, a definitions match, a fun crossword and a fill in the gaps text that gives Charles Brewer’s personal recount of the WWI Christmas Truce. The text can be used for IGCSE and TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key included. Total number of pages: 6
Macbeth  - The Story - Reading Comprehension Worksheet
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Macbeth - The Story - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text narrates the story of Macbeth based on William Shakespeare's tragedy. After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False and a gap filling exercise. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
Twelfth Night - The Story - Reading Comprehension Worksheet
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Twelfth Night - The Story - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text narrates the story of Twelfth Night based on William Shakespeare's famous comedy / love story. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, definitions match, character match and a cross word. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
How Overfishing is Destroying our Oceans - Reading Comprehension Text
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How Overfishing is Destroying our Oceans - Reading Comprehension Text

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One of the greatest ecological, manmade threats now wreaking havoc on our ecosystem is overfishing. In fact, overfishing takes the greatest toll on sea life — and people. This Reading Comprehension / Informational Text explores the top causes of overfishing as well as possible solutions that can help restore marine biodiversity and sustain our oceans. This activity is suitable for advanced to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions a definitions match a multiple choice exercise a crossword a fill in the gaps independent text exercise entitled “SIX COLD HARD FACTS ABOUT OVERFISHING” This resource can be used as a mini-lesson, assigned for homework or used to for vocabulary building purposes. Total number of pages: 6 Answer key included
Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events - Reading Comprehension Text
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Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events - Reading Comprehension Text

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Extreme weather events - including powerful heat waves and devastating floods - are now sadly our new normal. In fact, the World Meteorological Organisation has repeatedly warned that due to climate change, extreme weather events are not only here to stay, but they will also become increasingly worse. This Reading Comprehension / Informational Text explores the top causes of climate change and why extreme weather events are now the new normal. This activity is suitable for advanced to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions a multiple choice exercise a crossword a definitions match This resource can be used as a mini-lesson, assigned for homework or used to for vocabulary building purposes. Total number of pages: 7 Answer key included
The Sweet History of Chocolate - Reading Comprehension (text)
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The Sweet History of Chocolate - Reading Comprehension (text)

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This Reading Comprehension handout is best suited for advanced ESL learners or native English speaking students. Students are introduced to a detailed history of cocoa/chocolate and are then required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False and gap filling exercises. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
Extraordinary Teens: Malala Yousafzai - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text
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Extraordinary Teens: Malala Yousafzai - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text recounts the remarkable story of Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani advocate for girls rights to education. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a definitions match exercise, a fill in the gaps exercise, a multiple choice exercise and engage in an in-depth discussion. The text can be used for vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
St. Patrick’s Day History and Traditions - Reading Comprehension
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St. Patrick’s Day History and Traditions - Reading Comprehension

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for beginner to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the history behind Saint Patrick's Day! After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions and True or False exercises. This worksheet can also be used for vocabulary building purposes (Easter). The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, it could be used on or near Saint Patrick's Day.
Exploring the Red Planet with the Mars Rovers - Reading Comprehension text
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Exploring the Red Planet with the Mars Rovers - Reading Comprehension text

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives an account of all the discoveries the Mars Rover, also known as Curiosity Rover, has helped make. The text also explains what these discoveries mean for the history of the planet and what clues we currently have as to whether the planet could have sustained life. After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, a crossword and finally participate in an in class discussion on the Curiosity Rover, Mars and the broader field of space exploration. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, this handout could be used along a #GoogleExpeditions - Exploring the Red Planet with the Mars Rovers - virtual reality trip!
A Brief History of The Industrial Revolution - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Informational Text
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A Brief History of The Industrial Revolution - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Informational Text

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text explores the history of the Industrial Revolution in the early 17th century in Britain and the effects of industrialization on the living conditions for the upper and lower working class. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: a match the headings exercise, comprehension questions, True or False exercises and a definitions match exercise. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
The Merchant of Venice - The Story  - Reading Comprehension Text / Worksheet
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The Merchant of Venice - The Story - Reading Comprehension Text / Worksheet

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text narrates the story/ plot summary of The Merchant of Venice based on William Shakespeare's famous play. After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False, gap filling and character match exercises. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
The Tempest - The Story - Reading Comprehension Worksheet
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The Tempest - The Story - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text narrates the story of "The Tempest" based on William Shakespeare's famous play. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, a True or False exercise and a character match exercise. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
A Brief History of Space Exploration -  Reading Comprehension Text
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A Brief History of Space Exploration - Reading Comprehension Text

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Humans have always been drawn to the stars and the unknown. From the dawn of our species, we have looked up to the stars and wondered. What is up there? Are there other planets like ours? Where did we come from? This Reading Comprehension / Informational Text goes through the history of space exploration is suitable for advanced to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: -comprehension questions a multiple choice exercise a fun crossword a fill in the gaps text on the Golden Records The text can also be used for vocabulary building purposes. Total number of pages: 6 Answer key included
How were the Pyramids built? -  Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text
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How were the Pyramids built? - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the possible reasons behind the construction of the pyramids and gives an account of how these ancient wonders were constructed. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, gap filling and True or False exercises. The text can be used for vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
Is Time Travel Possible? - Reading Comprehension / Informational Text
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Is Time Travel Possible? - Reading Comprehension / Informational Text

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text explores the concept of time travel and the possibility of building a time travel machine. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises and engage in an in-class discussion. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
A Brief History Of Theatre - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text
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A Brief History Of Theatre - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the history of theater / drama from the ancient Greek Dionysian rituals till the establishment of London’s theater houses. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a fill-in-the-gaps exercise, and a fun crossword . The text can also be used for IGCSE or TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included
Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Easter - Reading Comprehension
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Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Easter - Reading Comprehension

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the origins and religious purpose of Ash Wednesday which marks the 40-day Lent period leading to Easter Sunday! After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions and True or False exercises. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, it could be used on or near Ash Wednesday.
The perfect Valentine’s Day - Reading Comprehension - Story Time
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The perfect Valentine’s Day - Reading Comprehension - Story Time

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This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners. The story is about a teenager named May who has moved to a new school and is struggling to make new friends. She also soon realizes that she has feelings for her only friend Jake, After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, a word search, True or False exercises and engage in an in-class discussion about Saint Valentine’s Day. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handouts can be completed in class or assigned for homework.