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Posts and other resources to improve your reading comprehension skills with texts based on various sources and current topics.

You too can Haiku

Haiku is a short form of poetry. It originated in Japan as the opening stanza in a longer collaborative linked poem. By the 17th century master poets began writing haiku as independent, standalone poems. These poems were often written by

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Look Who’s Laughing Now!

Let’s do an experiment. Read the two texts below and then try to answer these questions: What is each text about? Which nationalities or social groups do you think the people come from? Text 1 “My findings indicate that while

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International Day of Non-Violence

Dreams can take many shapes. Some people want to travel around the world, others dream of winning the lottery. Some want to go skydiving, and others just want to learn how to make the perfect paella. Big or little, our

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Are you a nightmare parent?

Hundreds of athletes were asked to think back and answer the question “What’s your worst memory from playing youth and high school sports?” The most common response was “Going home after the game with my parents.” When asked about these

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Speak to the world: Brexit-Nursing the hangover

Brexit! As negotiations begin on Britain leaving the EU we take a look at the impact on EU workers travelling to Britain and why they have stopped going. Find out more in our podcast. Self Study: Before you listen consider

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