English the international language

Free Online Lessons, Resources and Advice
for Learners and Teachers of English Worldwide

Speak English just like an American by learning the sound patterns that native speakers use. Download this MP3 course to learn anywhere, anytime.

The Reading Room - Free Online Reading Comprehension Practice

Speak English just like an American by learning the sound patterns that native speakers use. Download this MP3 course to learn anywhere, anytime.

The Reading Room gives you the opportunity to practice your reading skills and improve your vocabulary.

As you read the articles and stories try to understand the general meaning. Use the True/False questions at the end to test your understanding and receive instant feedback.

If you are unsure of the meaning of any word, first try to guess its meaning from the way it has been used. You may check your guess by double-clicking the word to read its definition.

Articles
Drink to 1000 years of beer and pubs
Job Hunting: It’s Like a Job, Only Harder
Online Education -- Changing the Way We Learn One Mouse Click at a Time
Stress Getting You Down? Perk Up with a Good Night’s Sleep

Stories
Ghost Story by abracad
The Open Window, a short story by Saki (H H Munro)

See also: Reading Material on the Web

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