Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.Charles MacKay (1814-1889) Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
English Reading Skills
Welcome to EnglishClub Reading for ESL learners, to help you learn and practise the skill of reading English.
- What is Reading?
Reading is the third of the four language skills, which are: 1. Listening 2. Speaking 3. Reading 4. Writing
- Reading Test
Check how well you understand written English with this online test.
- Reading Quizzes
Reading Skills Guide
Why reading is important and how you can do it better
How to recognize English letters aA to zZ, including fonts and alphabetical order
Reading For Kids
A collection of printable short stories for young learners of English (elementary to upper-intermediate). With audio and exercises.
A selection of short stories for upper-intermediate to advanced learners, some with vocabulary and comprehension quizzes.
Driverless Cars Coming Soon
Read about progress in the development of autonomous vehicles and try the online quiz to check your understanding.
Short, famous texts to read in English from classic sources like the Bible or Shakespeare. With word definitions and explanations to help you
Topic-based reading exercises, each one including a reading text, pre-reading vocab, comprehension/vocab quizzes and suggested discussion questions
Here are some traditional sayings that are well known to English speakers. Some of them come from other languages, but they are frequently used in English.
Recommended Books and Reading Lists
Suggested reading for English learners
Classified by author, age-group and type
More Reading Articles
The Olympic Games
This reading tells the story of the Olympic Games from ancient to modern times, and describes the symbols, music, medals, motto, people and events.
40,000,000 Christmas Puddings! That's a lot of Pudding!
Each year, as the year draws to a close, people in Britain tuck in to one of their favourite traditional recipes.
Improve your English through Reading
How to make progress by reading.
Recommended Reading Links
- British Council Reading Skills
- How to Improve English Reading with 8 Easy Steps
- Reading Page at Wikipedia
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.Chinese proverb