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Welcome to EnglishClub.com Reading for ESL learners. This is where you'll find help to improve your reading skills.

Reading is the third of the four language skills, which are:
1. Listening 2. Speaking
3. Reading 4. Writing

What Is Reading?

Guide To Reading For English Learners
Why reading is important and how you can do it better.

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English Short Stories
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The Winepress by Josef EssbergerThe Winepress
Upper-Intermediate
1500 words (British English)
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This short story is set in Madagascar and France. It tells about wine and love - and hate. And about a winepress, the machine used to press the grapes from which wine is made.

The Chapel by Josef EssbergerThe Chapel
Advanced
3000 words (British English)
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The background to this short story is the tropical island of Trinidad in the Caribbean. This is a story of quick lust and long revenge - with an ironical twist at the end.

The Metro by Josef EssbergerThe Metro
Advanced
7000 words (British English)
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This short story is set in Paris. This is a story of love and murder, and a little voodoo.

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Short biographies of some of the authors who appear on these pages.

I never read a book before reviewing it.
It prejudices a man so.

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Short stories for children, and other reading activities.

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