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Reading Worksheets

Ereading Worksheets has the best reading worksheets on the internet, and they’re all free. These worksheets are skill focused and aligned to Common Core State Standards. You are free to save, edit, and print these worksheets for personal or classroom use. Many of these assignments can now be completed online. You’re going to like this.

Fictional Passages

Jacob the Great Comprehension Test – Students read a short story about a kid cycling through hobbies and then answer comprehension, inferential, and literary element questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Nonfiction Passages

Nutrition Facts Comprehension Worksheet – Students read and compare the nutritional information from four “healthy” snacks and answer fifteen questions testing their ability to comprehend these functional texts.
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Pain Reliever Comprehension Worksheet – Students compare the directions and warnings for two different pain relievers and answer fifteen questions testing their ability to comprehend functional texts.
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Nonfiction Texts with Review Questions

Chess | Nonfiction Reading Test – Chess is more than a board game, it is an intellectual activity. Learn about this long-loved game by reading a short text, then answer multiple-choice and long response questions. This one’s great for early readers. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 1-4
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TV | Nonfiction Reading Test – Love it or hate it, TV has changed the culture. Learn about the history of this captivating device, and then answer multiple-choice and long response questions. This is another short text that is great for early readers. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 1-4
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Tetris | Nonfiction Reading Test – Tetris is far and away the best-selling video game of all-time. Learn more about this classic puzzle game in this short text. Then answer multiple-choice and extended response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-5
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The Coliseum | Nonfiction Reading Test – The Coliseum is one of the world’s most recognizable images. Learn more about this classic amphitheater in this short text and, of course, answer multiple-choice and short essay questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-5
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Metal Detectors | Nonfiction Reading Test – Metal detectors do more than find jewelry: they save lives. Find out how by reading this short text, and then answer multiple-choice and long response questions. You don’t need a metal detector to know that there’s treasure to be found inside of this activity. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6
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Seat Belts | Nonfiction Reading Test – Seat belts save lives. Not convinced? You might be after reading this short persuasive text. Bulk up your reading skills with multiple-choice and extended-response questions after the passage. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6
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The Pony Express | Nonfiction Reading Test – The Pony Express was the fastest way to send mail to a from California at the start of the 1860s. Learn about this historic venture in this short text. Regale in ten multiple-choice and three long-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6
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Wintertime | Nonfiction Reading Test – In some places, wintertime means that food is scarce and weather is extreme. Learn about how different animals weather the harsh winter winds. Then answer multiple-choice and long-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6
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Black Friday | Nonfiction Reading Test – Black Friday deals really bring out the crowds. When else can you get a 50 inch television set for $199? Learn more about the most notorious shopping day of the year in this short text. Then, answer multiple-choice and long response questions.
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7
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Reading | Nonfiction Reading Test – Learning to read is one of the most important things that someone in modern society can do. Why do so many students struggle so hard to get out of simple reading assignments? The author of this text confronts this serious issue in this short persuasive piece. The text is followed by multiple-choice and extended-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7
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Hummingbirds | Nonfiction Reading Test – Hummingbirds are not only beautiful, they are unique. No other creature is quite like the hummingbird. Learn more about these unusual beauties, and answer multiple-choice and long-response questions. Don’t let this one fly away!
Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7
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The Worst Game Ever? | Reading Comprehension Test – One of my favorite urban legends as a youth was the story of the great Atari burial, where thousands of E.T. games were buried in the desert. It turns out that this is more than a legend. Learn the true story of one of the worst video games of all-time. Sharpen your reading skills with Common Core aligned multiple-choice and long-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Google | Nonfiction Reading Test – Hey, how did you find my website? I’ll bet that Google had something to do with it. Learn more about the indexing juggernaut and my favorite company in this short nonfiction article. Review your understanding with Common Core aligned multiple-choice and extended-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Koko | Nonfiction Reading Test – Koko is not your average gorilla. She can communicate in sign language. Learn more about Koko in this short article and then answer multiple-choice and long-response questions to sharpen your reading skills. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Carnivorous Plants | Nonfiction Reading Test – It’s rough out there for a bug. Even the plants are trying to eat you. Learn more about these plants in this short text. Common Core aligned multiple-choice and extended-response questions follow the reading passage. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Honey Badgers | Nonfiction Reading Test – Size isn’t everything. Ask a honey badger. Learn more about these furry, ferocious fighters in this short text. Develop your reading skills with multiple-choice and long-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Hyperinflation | Nonfiction Reading Test – Have you every wondered what money is really worth? When it comes down to it, it’s just paper, right? Learn a little bit about hyperinflation in this short text, then answer Common Core aligned multiple-choice and extended-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Asian Carp | Nonfiction Reading Test – Asian carp are an invasive species in America. The US Government has already taken a number of actions against them. Learn more about why in this nonfiction test. Then answer CCSS aligned multiple-choice and long-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Garbage | Nonfiction Reading Test – Isn’t the garbage can amazing? You fill it up, put it in the proper place, and then all of the garbage disappears. Find out where it really goes in this informative text. Check your understanding with ten multiple-choice and three long-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Trampolines | Nonfiction Reading Test – Trampolines may be a lot of fun, but they can also be dangerous. Learn more about these backyard staples in this nonfiction passage. Answer Common Core aligned multiple-choice and extended-response questions after the passage. This is great practice for standardized testing. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Mongooses | Nonfiction Reading Test – It seemed like a good idea to import Asian mongooses to Hawaii, but it proved to be a very bad one. Learn more about this classic blunder in the short nonfiction text. And while you’re at it, bolster your reading skills by answers Common Core aligned multiple-choice and extended-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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The Maginot Line | Nonfiction Reading Test – The curious tale of the Maginot Line is one of my favorite lessons from history. Learn why in this interesting nonfiction text. Also, check your reading comprehension with Common Core aligned multiple-choice and extended-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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A Tale of Two Countries | Nonfiction Reading Test – Though they have similar origins, North Korea and South Korea have grown to be quite different. Learn more about how and why in this nonfiction text, and then answer CCSS aligned multiple-choice and extended-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10
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Tigers | Nonfiction Reading Test – Beautiful, deadly, threatened… learn about one of nature’s most popular killing machines in this short text. Answer multiple-choice questions to test your reading skills. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11
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Kevlar | Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Test – Don’t you wish that you could stop bullets? You might be able to if you were wearing kevlar. Learn about this amazing material and practice your reading skills with ten multiple-choice and three long-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11
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Submarines | Nonfiction Reading Test – Lurking below the surface, the submarine is prepared for trouble. Learn about the history of these discrete war machines with this reading passage. Then answer thought-provoking multiple-choice questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 8-12
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The Statue of Liberty | Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Test – The Statue of Liberty was a generous gift, but it didn’t come free. Learn how one of America’s most recognizable symbols came to be in this reading passage. And what would a reading passage be without multiple-choice and long-response questions? This one has plenty. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 8-12
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Castles | Nonfiction Reading Test– A man’s home is his castle, especially if he lives in a castle. Learn about the protections offered throughout history by castles. Then answer multiple-choice questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 9-13
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Gutenberg | Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Test – Johannes Gutenberg was the father of the printing press with movable type. We reader owe him so much. Pay him some attention in this short reading passage, and then answer multiple-choice questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 9-13
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Inferences Worksheets

Inferences Worksheet 1 – Read the passages and then answer the inferential questions. Explain your answers by referencing details from the text. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Inferences Worksheet 2 – Read the passages and answer inferential questions. Support answers with evidence from the text. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7
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Author’s Purpose Worksheets

Author’s Purpose Worksheet – Read the descriptions of the texts and determine whether the author’s purpose was to inform, persuade, or entertain. Students should explain their answers.
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Author’s Purpose Worksheet 2 – Additional practice with author’s purpose. Students read descriptions of texts and identify the author’s purpose based on clues.
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Author’s Purpose Scavenger Hunt – Students find texts written to inform, persuade, and entertain in their text books. Activity sheets will work with your text books too.
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Author’s Purpose Lesson – Slide show presentation on author’s purpose and modes of writing. Includes a 10 questions review activity after the lesson.
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Characterization Worksheets

Illustrating Implicit Characterizations – Students identify an implicit characterization from a story you are reading and illustrate the characterizing behavior.
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Character Traits Project – Students define character trait words and then think of actions that would implicitly show each character trait.
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Illustrate Character Traits Group Project – Students take one of four roles and look up challenging character trait words. They then illustrate examples of the term.
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Indirect Characterizations Activity – Students define challenging character trait words, then write actions that would demonstrate each character trait.
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Characterization Lesson – Slide show presentation explaining direct and indirect characterizations. Includes a five question review assignment after the lesson.
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Fact and Opinion Worksheets

Fact and Opinion Lesson and Practice Activity – This is a short lesson teaching students to distinguish between facts and opinions. It also includes a 10 question practice activity at the end of the lesson.
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Fact and Opinion Worksheet 1 – This double-sided worksheet contains 25 statements. Students determine whether each statement is a fact or opinion, and then they explain their answers. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6
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Fact and Opinion Worksheet 2 – Another double-sided worksheet with 25 more problems. Students read each statement, determine whether it is a fact or opinion, and then explain their answers. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7
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Fact and Opinion Worksheet 3 – Features 25 more fact and opinion problems. Each item is related to athletics, giving this worksheet a fun sports theme. In addition to identifying whether the statement is a fact or opinion, students explain how the statement might be proven if it is factual. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7
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Fact and Opinion Worksheet 4 – 25 more fact and opinion questions. This time the questions are about pizza. Students determine whether each statement is a fact or an opinion, and then they explain their answer. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6
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Fact and Opinion Worksheet 5 – Another 25 questions on fact and opinion. This time students read statement about cars and determine whether each statement is factual or not. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6
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Fact and Opinion Worksheet 6 – Still more questions on fact and opinion. This time students will read dance themed statements and determine whether they are facts or opinions. Students should also explain their answers. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6
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Irony Worksheets

Irony Worksheet – Read examples of irony and determine which of the three types of irony is used (verbal, situational, or dramatic). Also, students have to explain their answers and reflect on the text. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Irony Worksheet 2 – Five more examples of irony.  Students read each examples and determine whether they are instances of verbal, situational, or dramatic irony and then explain their answers. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Irony Lesson – Slide show lesson about the three types of irony (verbal, situational, and dramatic). Includes definitions and examples.
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Irony Worksheet 3 – Six more practice problems. Students read the passage, determine whether it is using situation, dramatic, or verbal irony. They then explain their answers. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10
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Irony Worksheet 4 – Students need lots of practice to accurately identify irony. Give them some more practice with this worksheet. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7
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Irony Worksheet 5 – Do you need more irony practice? You’re in luck! Here’s another six problems to keep the irony skills sharp. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Irony Detectives Activity– Read the crime related ironic passages, based on the clues, determine which type of irony is used (verbal, situational, or dramatic), and then make your case. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Theme Worksheets

Understanding Theme with Fables – Classic fables by Aesop without the morals. Students must draw conclusions to infer the meaning or “theme” of the fables. 4 pages, 15 problems. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Understanding Theme with Fables Review – More classic fables by Aesop without the morals. Students infer the meaning or “theme” of the fables. 2 pages, 5 problems. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Theme Worksheet 3 – Practice identifying themes in five short stories. Read each story, determine the theme, and explain the answer. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Theme Worksheet 4 – Students read five original short story passages and determine the theme or message of the story. Also, students explain how they got their answers. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Main Idea Worksheets

Main Idea Worksheet 1 – Students read seven original nonfiction passages and summarize the main idea of each passage.  Also, students must think of a title for each passage that relates to the main idea of the text. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10
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Main Idea Worksheet 2 – Six more original nonfiction passages for your students to summarize.  Students read the passages, disregard nonessential information,  express the main idea, and think of a title for each passage related to the main idea. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11
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Main Idea Worksheet 3 – Students practice identifying main ideas while reading exciting passages about robots and robotic technologies. Featuring six robot themed passages. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10
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Main Idea Worksheet 4 – Students read seven passages about money and systems of exchange. They summarize each paragraph, state the main idea, and think of an appropriate title for the passage. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Main Idea Worksheet 5 – Learn about some of the greatest scientists in human history while reviewing main idea. Read the passages, identify the main idea, and create appropriate titles for each passage. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11
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Main Idea Lesson – An animated PowerPoint slideshow explaining what main idea is and how one may go about identifying it.  This concise presentation includes five practice problems after the lesson.
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Story Structure Worksheets | Short Fiction

Story Structure Lesson – A slide show presentation on story structure. Lesson uses examples from an accompanying story – “When Gertrude Grew Great.” Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Story Structure Worksheet 1 – “The Breakaway” – Read this motivational story about an athlete who sustains an injury and has to find another way to succeed, and then analyze and identify structural elements of the story. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Story Structure Worksheet 2 – “The Phone Call” – A young man overcomes an internal problem created by negligent family member. Students read the story and then complete a reading skill sheet that includes an analysis of the narrative structure. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7
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Story Structure Worksheet 3 – “An Unexpected Chat” – A student learns about resisting peer pressure in this short story. Students read the story and complete an activity sheet covering story structure and other reading skills. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Story Structure Worksheet 4 – “The Wallet” – A young girl is faced with a difficult decision when she finds a wallet that does not belong to her. After reading the short story, students complete an activity covering story structure and other reading skills. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Story Structure Worksheet 5 – “The Way of the World” – A once successful salesman has difficulty adjusting to the modern ways of business. Students read the short story, analyze the structure of the story, and review reading skills. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10
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Story Structure Quiz 1 | “Unto Others” – Students read a short story about acceptance and redemption and answer multiple choice questions about the structure of the story. I use these quizzes with Scantron test documents and use two forms of the test, alternating rows, to reduce instances of copying. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Story Structure Quiz 2 | “Blood is Thicker” – Two sisters who are complete opposites must learn to work together to achieve their goals. Students read the short story and answer multiple choice questions about the structure of the story. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10
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Story Structure Quiz 3 – “Time Warriors” – Alex is dismayed when his mother forces him to take his little brother with him to a friend’s house. He learns to appreciate him by the end of the story. Students read the short story and complete multiple choice questions about the structure of the narrative. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7
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  1. vee

     /  July 13, 2017

    hello great passages but is there answers to these passages.

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  2. Noura

     /  April 12, 2017

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     /  March 20, 2017

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     /  February 16, 2017

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  5. Donna

     /  December 12, 2016

    You make teaching easier! Thank you!

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  6. amro

     /  November 13, 2016

    Just amazing thanks a lot really

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  7. punongnhs

     /  October 25, 2016

    very helpful, exercises are enriching.

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  8. Uwe

     /  October 20, 2016

    I’ve read three of the passages you have here.

    The first one was about metal detectors, was amusing, I like it and it’s good to know some of this facts.

    The second one was a persuasive text about seat belts, how them keep us safe and the author keeps telling us to use them.

    And the third one, my favourite, was about the pony express and how they carry the mail and how hard was and the complications, it’s interesting because they had a problem and they sorted it out in a clever way.

    I like your website, thank you very much.

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