American and British English · reading comprehension · vocabulary

The Fascinating World of US and UK Coins – Reading Comprehension & Quiz

Check out this infographic and article, then answer the questions in the Reading Comprehension Quiz! From Marco Polo to Dagobert Duck who swam in his pool full of gold coins, to Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, people have been dreaming about riches. But instead of green bills or long lists of winning stocks, what… Continue reading The Fascinating World of US and UK Coins – Reading Comprehension & Quiz

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reading comprehension · reading tips · speaking · vocabulary

English Learning Tips for 2016

Make this your best English learning year with these tips. I’m not saying these tips are original, but sometimes you just need to try something small to make a big change. EwaS Read? Really? People read more than ever, but it’s mostly social media and personal messages. As you’ve probably noticed when you read snippets in… Continue reading English Learning Tips for 2016

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Poetry · poetry analysis · reading comprehension

Poetry Line-to-Line Reading: To Autumn by John Keats

Another extraordinary poem by John Keats that reminds us of the best things of autumn. Or fall, if you prefer your fall in American English. This poem has lots of hard words in it and some grammar difficulties, so you can learn a heap of English from this. Underneath I’ll try to explain everything line… Continue reading Poetry Line-to-Line Reading: To Autumn by John Keats

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reading comprehension · reading tips · Short story · vocabulary

The Dwarf by Ray Bradbury: Story + Vocabulary Quiz

Your task is to read a short story, “The Dwarf,” which you can find here. Then answer the vocabulary questions. I’ll tell you briefly what the story is about and what you can expect. About the writer Ray Bradbury: Alan Light Ray Bradbury (died in 2012) was an American writer best known for his surrealist… Continue reading The Dwarf by Ray Bradbury: Story + Vocabulary Quiz

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reading comprehension · vocabulary

Remedies Reading + Vocabulary Quiz

Some of the Best Natural Remedies for the Cold, Flu and Muscle Aches By Kris Cooper & Jacqueline Schaalje Struggling with the spring season and the changing weather? Instead of rushing to the drugstore the next time you are experiencing a cold, flu or have muscle aches, you can try looking in your kitchen cabinet.… Continue reading Remedies Reading + Vocabulary Quiz

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