Academic Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Unethical Business Practices

EAP Reading Comprehension Worksheet - Reading Comprehension Exercises - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 30 minutes

In this academic reading comprehension practice worksheet, students read a brief article on the topic of unethical business behaviours and complete exercises to practice several reading skills that include recognising main ideas, and scanning to locate and identify information. As a lead in to the topic, in pairs, students discuss four questions related to the topic of ethics. Afterwards, review and discuss the students' answers as a class. Next, students read an article that provides ten descriptions, outlining examples of unethical business behaviours. The students then match headings with the ten paragraphs in the article. Students then move on to read five situations and indicate which paragraph describes the type of unethical behaviour for each situation. In the last exercise, students read statements and say whether they are true or false, according to the information given in the article.
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Classifying Intelligence

EAP Reading Comprehension Worksheet - Reading Comprehension Exercises - Advanced (C1) - 35 minutes

In this academic reading comprehension worksheet, students read an article on the topic of intelligence and complete a range of exercises that help students read for detail and build their vocabulary knowledge. In pairs, students start by discussing two questions about intelligence as a lead into the topic of the article. Students then match keywords from the text to their definitions. Next, students read a text titled "Classifying Intelligence". After that, students scan the text to locate two keywords and use context clues to infer their meanings. Students continue by answering three multiple-choice questions based on the article. In the final exercise, students read a summary of the text to identify three incorrect sentences. Students then rewrite the sentences so that they contain accurate information.
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Commerce in the New World

EAP Reading Comprehension Worksheet - Reading Comprehension Exercises - Advanced (C1) - 45 minutes

In this academic reading practice worksheet, students read a brief article on the topic of European colonialism and practice a number of reading strategies that include guessing the meaning of a word from context, recognising main ideas, and scanning to locate and identify information. Give each student a copy of the three-page worksheet. As a lead in, students discuss two questions related to the topic of 'Commerce in the New World'. Students continue by matching advanced words from the article to their correct definition. Next, students read the article and use context clues in the text to choose the correct definition of the words and phrases shown. Then, students answer questions by choosing the best answer from three options. The students then move on to categorising statements as either true, false, or not given based on what is written in the text. After that, the students match headings to the paragraphs in the article. In the final exercise, students write a short paragraph based on ideas in the article.
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Issues in Education

EAP Reading Comprehension Worksheet - Reading Comprehension Exercises - Advanced (C1) - 35 minutes

This academic reading comprehension worksheet focuses on the topic of education and helps students practice reading for detail, paraphrasing, and vocabulary building. First, in pairs, students discuss three questions about education as a lead in to the topic of the article. Students then match words taken from the text to their definitions. After that, students use a thesaurus to find synonyms for words taken from the text. Students then read the article and complete gaps with words from Exercise C. Next, students read for detail to find information in the text that answers three multiple-choice questions. Finally, students compare paraphrases of sentences taken from the article and choose the best one that matches each sentence.
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The Entrepreneurial Mindset

EAP Reading Comprehension Worksheet - Reading Comprehension Exercises - Advanced (C1) - 35 minutes

In this academic reading comprehension worksheet, students practice reading for main ideas and specific details in an article about entrepreneurship. To begin, students discuss three questions about entrepreneurship in pairs as a lead-in to the topic of the article. Students then match words taken from the text to their definitions. After that, students complete sentences using the words, changing the form of the word as needed. Next, students read the article and then choose the sentence that best represents the main idea of each paragraph from three choices. In the final exercise, students answer comprehension questions about the text by reading for details to find specific information that answers each question.
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The Value of a University Degree

EAP Reading Comprehension Worksheet - Reading Comprehension Exercises - Advanced (C1) - 30 minutes

In this free academic reading comprehension practice worksheet, students read a brief article on the topic of going to university and practice a variety of reading skills that include recognising main ideas, and scanning to locate and identify information. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. To begin, students discuss three questions related to the topic of university education in pairs. Students continue by matching difficult words from the article to their correct definitions. Next, students read the article and match headings with the paragraphs. After that, students categorise statements as either true, false, or not given, according to the information in the text. In the final exercise, students answer comprehension questions by choosing the best answer from three options.
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