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23 Ways to Prrvent Colds and the Flu (Reader's Digest)
For advanced ESL students and maybe lower-levels who are looking for a challenge

A Midsummer's Night's Dream - Simplified for EFL Students (Nada AbiSamra)
By William Shakespeare

Advice and Tips for Improving Your English (Johnnie Finnis)
Try watching movies and TV, practice introducing yourself, read newspapers, ...

Aesop's Fables - Online Collection - Over 650 Fables (John R. Long)
Try the easier-to-read selected fables first. Some have RealAudio Files, Some Lesson Plans

Aesop's Fables - Traditional & Modern (Requires the Flash Plugin)
Illustrated and retold by art students at the University of Massachusetts

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts (Eric Lease Morgan)
For native English readers. Abbot, Alcott, Alger, Aristotle, Austen, Browning, and many other authors

Bad Human Factor Designs (Michael J. Darnell)
Short, interesting readings. It's aimed at native English speakers, not ESL.

BBC - Tweenies Favorite Stories
Listen the the stories and read along. Requires Flash.

BBC News Online
Read news: World, UK, Business, Sci/Tech, Health, Education, ...

Beyond 'Auld Lang Syne': Music That Plays at the Heart Like New Year's (Voice of America)
A VOA Special English report. Text and MP3 file.

Comenius English Language Center - Fluency Through Fables
6 fables: The Donky and the Goat, The Father and His Son, ...

Country and Western Singer Roger Miller Had Many Hit Songs (Paul Thompson)
An interesting story about this American. You can listen to the story and music.

East of the Web - Collection of Short Fiction Stories
Free short story eBooks for native English speakers. (For advanced students.)

Emmett Scott's Spicy Meatballs
An on-line picture-story book. For native English speaking children.

Emmett Scott's The Beast and Me
An on-line picture-story book. For native English speaking children.

English Daily - Chinese Stories & Songs in English (Hon Long)
Fables: Ivory Chopsticks, Frog in the well; Songs: Memory, Lady in Red, ...

English Works - ESL Reading Exercises
Readings, Vocabulary and Comprehension Questions; Topics: Thomas Edison, etc. - How to Learn English! (
Here are some tips which may help you to master the English Language

ESL Reading: The Beatles Story
A short history of The Beatles for English language learners. With quiz & poll. (Sterling Daniels)
Comic strips, with vocabulary lists and comprehension questions. - Lightening Strikes (Kieran McGovern)
Quirky news stories for English language learners with a glossary. - Nocturnal Animals (Kieran McGovern)
Nocturnal animals come out at night. They live in woods and other quiet places ...

ET People (Kathryn A. Craft)
Free magazine for English students. Contents are all online, too.

Extraordinary People From Around the World. (Patricia F. Neyman)
PDF Files: Readings for discussion or writing on contemporary topics for advanced students

Fact of the Day (Bob Drudge)
Last updated in Nov. 2001. This page gives you something interesting to read. For native English speakers.

Fiction Channel - Texts for ESL Students
Funny readings - Forrest Lunn's English as a Second Langauge (Forrest Lunn)
Intermediate Readings: Paired Stories, Grammar Area, ...

Free Love Test - Love and Compatibility Test (
A test you can take for fun. Good reading practice.

Ghost Story By Abracad (Johnnie Finnis) (Johnnie Finnis)
Read this story and then take an 8-question true-or-false quiz.

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears (
Listen and read along; British English (Flash Required)

How Many Words Are in English and How Many Does Any One Person Know (Michael Quinion)
Written for native English speakers, but advanced students may enjoy reading it.

Interesting Facts About Ants
A reading about ants.

Interlink On-Line Lessons - Reading Skills (Mark Feder)
Mini-stories with cloze exercises, Speed reading exercises, Extensive reading,..

Internet Movie Script Database (IMSDb)
You can read the scripts of movies you like and look up words you don't know. - reading (Kenneth Keating)
Things to read with comprehension questions

Job Hunting: It's Like a Job, Only Harder (Johnnie Finnis)
Read this ARA article and then take a 7-question true-or-false quiz.

John Finley's English Jokes (John Finley)
One joke per page.

John Finley's Free English Newsletter Online [FRAME] (John Finley)
Read a newsletter designed for English learners.

John`s ESL Community - Reading (John Erskin)
Reading strategies for the classroom, Julius the Dragon, Story of Tangun, ...

June the Prune (Short Story with Illustrations)
For native-speaker children, but you might enjoy it, too. - The Key Newspaper for New Readers [FRAME]
News stories written in easier-than-usual English.
Interesting reading about health in easy-to-read English.

Lauri's ESL Website--Reading with Quizzes (Lauri Fried-Lee)
Various Reading Activities for ESL students

Lil' Fingers Storybook - One Little Rabbit (David Lumerman)
Simple and fun for English-speaking children. Maybe you'll have fun with it too.

Lil' Fingers Storybook - Up in the Sky (David Lumerman)
Simple and fun for English-speaking children. Maybe you'll have fun with it too. - News Stories
Adapted for easier reading's Story of the Week
Web-delivered instruction using current and past news stories - Rick Mansworth (Luis Blanco)
Read the story and practise different aspects of language.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming in Education (Tom Maguire)
Activities for Students: Her Letters, Party, Music, Idioms (Reading, Writing & Vocabulary)

NHK Onlne - English Home
Daily News, What's on in Japan, Video, ...

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