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A Christmas Carol (2): English Comprehension and Activities

A Christmas Carol (2): English Comprehension and Activities

The second in a series of comprehension exercises from Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The text (unabridged) is the description of Scrooge in Stave 1. There are 7 questions on the text, worth 20 marks in all. Mark scheme is provided. The same text is used as a starting point for four other exercises (cloze, punctuation, reading aloud, and spelling). Suitable for Y6 and up.
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Thanksgiving worksheets bundle

Thanksgiving worksheets bundle

This Thanksgiving essential bundle includes 3 worksheets covering the history of Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving traditions all over the world and Black Friday. Suitable for upper-intermediate and advanced native students and ESL/EFL learners these worksheets will provide a historical and cultural background for the holiday with Comprehension exercises to evaluate understanding and Vocabulary exercises to enrich your student's lexicon with a great gamut of colonialism, shopping and Thanksgiving holidays related words, verbs and phrasal verbs.
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Thanksgiving traditions all over the world - Reading Comprehension Worksheet/ Vocabulary Worksheet

Thanksgiving traditions all over the world - Reading Comprehension Worksheet/ Vocabulary Worksheet

This Thanksgiving theme worksheet explores how different nations incorporate Thanksgiving or variations of Thanksgiving into their culture and how they celebrate this holiday. It is suitable for upper-intermediate and advanced native students and ESL/EFL learners. The worksheet is complete with two reading comprehension exercises and two vocabulary exercises. It can be used as an in-class activity or it can be assigned as homework.
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New Year's Eve celebrations around the world - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

New Year's Eve celebrations around the world - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes different New Year's Eve traditions around the globe. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, 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. This reading comprehension worksheet can ideally be shortly before Christmas.
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African American American History & Culture - Reading Comprehension Worksheets / Texts

African American American History & Culture - Reading Comprehension Worksheets / Texts

This Reading Comprehension worksheets bundle is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The texts focus on different aspects of Aferican American culture and events in African American history such as the abolitionist and post-abolitionist movement. The bundle also includes the bios of major African American visionaries and leaders. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, gap filling exercises, True or False, definitions matching exercises, word searches, classroom discussions and crosswords. 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.
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The history of Thanksgiving - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Vocabulary Worksheet

The history of Thanksgiving - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Vocabulary Worksheet

This complete 3-page worksheet provides historical background and introduces students to the history of Thanksgiving. It is equally suitable for native students and ESL, EFL advanced and high-level students. The worksheet includes Reading Comprehension exercises to evaluate the understanding of the text and Vocabulary exercises to familiarize learners with the vocabulary used into the context of the subject. It can be used as an in-class activity or it can be assigned as homework.
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HOGMANAY - NEW YEAR IN SCOTLAND - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

HOGMANAY - NEW YEAR IN SCOTLAND - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes Scotland's spectacular Hogmanay celebrations and explores the holidays pagan origins. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, True or False exercises and a fill-in-the-gaps exercise. The text can be used for vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. This reading comprehension worksheet can ideally be shortly before Christmas / New Year's
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New Year - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

New Year - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

This bundle comprises of three different Reading Comprehension worksheets to introduce students to New Year's traditions and festivities from around the globe. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False statements, crossword puzzles, gap filling exercises and word search puzzles. The worksheet can be completed as a fun activity in class or be assigned for homework, ideally before Christmas or New Year Day.
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Unique New Year's Eve Traditions - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

Unique New Year's Eve Traditions - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes seven unique New Year's Eve traditions around the globe. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, 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. This reading comprehension worksheet can ideally be shortly before Christmas.
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MATERIALISM - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

MATERIALISM - Reading Comprehension Worksheets

This bundle comprises of different Reading Comprehension worksheets suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The texts explore the effects of materialism on our modern day culture, traditions and personal wellbeing. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a word search, comprehension questions, gap filling, definition match and True or False exercises. The texts can be used for vocabulary building purposes. These handouts can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
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Has Christmas become too materialistic? - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

Has Christmas become too materialistic? - 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 impact of materialism on modern-day Christmas holidays. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a comprehension questions, True or False exercises and a gap-filling exercise. The text can be used for vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. This reading comprehension worksheet can ideally be shortly before Christmas.
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Holocaust – The horrifying story of Hitler’s death camps - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Holocaust – The horrifying story of Hitler’s death camps - Reading Comprehension Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the major historical events which led up to the establishment of the Anti-Semitism movement in Germany and the mass murder of Jews during 1941-1945 which later came to be known as the Holocaust. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including a word search, comprehension questions, gap filling, definition match 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.
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