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Interactive Reading Exercises

CNN Distance Learning Adult Education Menu--This fantastic resource comes from CNN. Though it's really designed for adults who are learning how to read, it's an excellent site for ESL learners. Each reading includes both the full original text and an edited version. There are vocabulary exercises and multiple choice comprehension quizzes. You can also submit your opinion on the reading topic. Highly recommended!

Quiz Time -- Reading quizzes on a variety of topics, beginner through advanced.

More ESL Quizzes --Quizzes for intermediate through advanced students. Topics include Lewis and Clark, the Internet, and Japanese schools.

Caroline's ESL Web Site: Reading Lessons--You can read news articles and short stories here. There are quizzes to test your comprehension.

Fran's Reading Assignment -- Read a story about Fran and answer the questions.

Reading: Ned Kelly--Read about Ned Kelly, an Australian folk hero and criminal. Then, complete the reading comprehension exercise. A very nice lesson from OZ ESL Online.

Reading: Dame Edna Everage--This reading is about Dame Edna Everage, an Australian megastar. There are comprehension questions for you to answer. Another nice lesson from OZ ESL Online.

Reading: Getting Connected--You guessed it! Yet another nice lesson from OZ ESL Online. This reading is about getting connected to the Internet.

Reading: the Venus Fly Trap (IntÃ'ƒÂ©gration)--An intermediate reading lesson with comprehension questions.

Reading: The Nightingale and the Rose -- An intermediate reading lesson with comprehension questions. Very nice, given it's the author's first one!

The Fluency Through Fables Index--Read some very short fables. Do some vocabulary matching and reading comprehension exercises.

John's Culture Capsule --You can read about language, food, folklore, and holidays. You have to submit your answers by e-mail.

Recommended Reading

The New Internationalist in Easier English -- Interesting articles with new vocabulary. Very nice!

Aesop's Fables--Online Collection--More than 655 fables, includes are Real Audio narrations and images, searchable.

Tales of Wonder--A large collection of folk and fairy tales from around the world.

Hotlists

Classy Composers--An Internet hotlist on classical music composers from Hawthorne Elementary School.

Destination Details--A hotlist on travel and tourism from Jan Parrish at Indiana Business College.

Happy HardCore and Rava Stuffs--A hotlist compiled by Christy Robinson. "Everything you need to know about HappyHardCore and the rave music scene. Party info, Real Audio files, and rave pics."

Nature's Fury: A Weather Phenomena Hotlist--Hurricanes, tornadoes, and weather, from Mark S. Kendal at Central High School.

WORLD TRAVEL SITES--From Jan D. Abramson at Las Plumas High School.

Immigration Theme Page--A page created by two high school students from the Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology in Hackensack, NJ. Great links to photos, articles, and general information on immigration.

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