Reading Lessons

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With our advice on reading skills you can understand almost any English text. Free exercises allow you to study and practice with interesting texts. 
Get ready for Cambridge and IELTS exams with our practice tests.

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Raoul Wallenberg: A Lost Hero (IELTS Reading sample)

The fascinating story of a secret hero who saved thousands of people - and then disappeared in history. Learn about Raoul Wallenberg in this IELTS Reading sample text. Practice your
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FCE Reading practice (Part 5) – “Politputze”

Welcome to English42's newest FCE Reading practice exercise. Here, you can test your FCE Reading skills for free and find lots more FCE Reading practice tests! In our Heroes collection
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Practice English Reading skills: The White Helmets in Syria

This is a text for students to practice English reading skills. It is part of our Heroes Series, where you can discover the stories of ordinary people who are improving
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Using the past tense in English

Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing: they can all be difficult in English. To be a good English communicator, you must to all 4 of them. And you in all 4 of
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Why Don’t Women Code? (FCE Reading Part 7 Practice)

This is an activity for FCE Reading Part 7 practice - but it's important reading for anyone who is studying English, is interested in computers, or in gender equality!  At
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CAE Reading Part 7

CAE Reading Part 7 – succeed with the chain method

Reading in an CAE exam is a scary exercise. There are many things to remember, and sometimes it just doesn’t make sense. However, CAE Reading Part 7 is different. There is a simple way to
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Closing the gender gap (Practice FCE Reading Part 7)

 (This text was designed as a way to practice FCE Reading Part 7. Click here for a full list of questions and answers related to this text. Image by Gage Skidmore [CC BY
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CAE Reading Part 8 practice: The Origins of Writing

Welcome to our newest free CAE Reading Part 8 practice test. This is useful not only for students preparing for the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English exam, but for any
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FCE Reading Part 6 practice: Celebrities’ Prized Possessions

This is a text which allows FCE (Cambridge exam) students to practice their reading exam skills. However, it's perfect for any English learner at an Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate or Advanced level. We
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CAE Reading Part 6 practice test: Online Advertising

If you need to practice your CAE Reading skills, then you've come to the right place! English42 specialises in online practice tests for CAE. Here, you will find a CAE Reading
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IELTS Reading True, False, Not Given sample test

Introduction: IELTS Reading True, False, Not Given Welcome! This is an IELTS Reading sample test, which helps learners practice IELTS Reading True, False, Not Given questions - and other advanced
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CAE Reading Part 6 practice: Tabby’s Star

CAE students - this is a perfect way to prepare for CAE Reading Part 6! (You can download a free paper copy here) You can read 4 Academics' opinions on
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