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6 ESL Reading Exercises and Worksheets

1 The Weekend Market (with answers)

This is an English language reading comprehension worksheet about  a visit to a weekend market.  It is an experience that almost every student in the world can relate to and so it’s extremely suitable for an English language class.  Click on the link or the image to download the PDF file. 

Weekend Market Reading comprehension exercise

Weekend Market (PDF)

2 First Day at University (with answers)

I have found that another easy-to-teach topic is a student’s  first day at university. This is a an experience that university students can identify with and so works smoothly in the classroom

First day at university reading comprehension

First Day(PDF)

3 High School vs University (with answers)

This  reading exercise  focuses on the differences between high school students and university students.

High school vs university reading comprehension

High School vs University (PDF)

4  Christiane Amanpour (with answers)

This  reading  worksheet is  about the journalist Christiane  Amanpour.

Christiane Amanpour reading comprehension

Christiane Amanpour (PDF)

5  What effect has technology had on our lives? (with answers)

What effect has technology had on our lives ? (with answers)

This is an English language reading comprehension worksheet about the effects of technology.  It is an excellent complement to any lesson focusing on technology and society. It also works well in a class  when the teacher is trying to determine students’ knowledge of computing and internet vocabulary. I used it in a class with Thai ICT students and I could quickly asses the different English language abilities of the students.

Effects of technology reading comprehension worksheet

What effect has technology had on our lives? (PDF)

6  How to Entertain (with answers)

This is an English language reading comprehension worksheet about entertaining.

How to entertain reading exercise

How to Entertain ?

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