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The Reading Room - Free Online Reading Comprehension Practice

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

Grammar in Use Intermediate

Grammar in Use Intermediate. This highly successful grammar text is known for its clear, concise explanations and innovative format. Ideal for students preparing for the TOEFL test or other standard examinations, the new edition of this popular North American English grammar title offers even more support, with a larger format to include more explanation and practice, eight new units on phrasal verbs, and 10 pages of Additional Exercises. This edition, with answers, can be used in the classroom or for self-study.

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.