Principles of Language Assessment: Reading

  Genres of reading: Academic reading (textbooks, essays, papers Job-related reading (messages, letters, reports, financial documents) Personal reading (Newspaper, magazines, e-mails , greeting cards) Types of reading Perceptive: perceptive reading tasks involve attending to the components of larger stretches of discourse: letters, words, punctuation, and other graphemic symbols. Bottom-up processing is implied. At the beginning … Continue reading Principles of Language Assessment: Reading


Reading Comprehension Exercises: The Benefits of Milk

You are never too old to reap the rewards of drinking milk

Reading Comprehension Exercises: Fear of Fake eggs in China

Food Safety in China is a big problem.

Teaching Reading: Stories surrounded the Death of Paul Walker

Paul William Walker IV[4] (September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013) was an American actor. He became famous in 1999 after his role in the hit film Varsity Blues, but later garnered fame as Brian O'Conner in The Fast and the Furious film series. His other films include Eight Below, Into the Blue, Joy Ride, She's All That, and Takers.

Teaching Reading: Mind mapping

Mind maps are often a more memorable representation of notes than linear, sequential lists, especially for visual learners

5 Examples of Post-Reading Activities

What kinds of post-reading activities are there?

10 Examples of While-Reading Activities

  While-reading activities  are defined  as activities  that  help students to focus on aspects of the text and to understand it better, a few examples  of  while reading activities  could be any one of  the  following: 1. Identify topic sentences and the main idea of paragraphs. 2. Distinguish between general and specific ideas. 3. Identify … Continue reading 10 Examples of While-Reading Activities

10 Examples of Pre-Reading Activities


Pre-reading activities help students prepare for the reading activity by activating the relevant schemata, and motivating them to read.

Reading Exercises: Bruce Lee

"A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard."

Reading Comprehension Exercises: Beyonce

"Whenever I'm out in public, I have to be put together. When I get home, I rebel against it and I don't want to take care of anything. I drop it. I'm relaxed. I don't have any shoes on. No makeup."