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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

Rosetta Stone English (American) Level 1

Rosetta Stone English (American) Level 1. The world's leading interactive language learning software with proprietary speech-recognition technology. Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure, master basic conversational skills and receive immediate and ongoing speech assessments. Audio Companion for CD or MP3 player, learning application for iPhone or iPod Touch device, language-enhancing games and live online lessons. Includes headset with microphone

Improve Your English: English in Everyday Life. combines the video advantages of DVDs with the educational benefits of fluent American English speakers in unscripted interviews. You will benefit from hearing real people - men and women from various regions and backgrounds - having spontaneous conversations about themselves and their daily lives. The 120 minute DVD also has a transcript and workbook designed to refine your listening and speaking skills.