Reading exams

Reading exams


This section offers you lots of advice for reading exams and tests. Read the advice and do the exercises in this section so you are really well prepared for the next time you have a reading exam. Remember that the best way to improve your reading is to read as much as possible. Reading web pages, magazines, comics, graphic novels or song lyrics is all good practice.

Man sitting on floor in library reading book

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How do you feel about reading exams?  Have you had any problems or difficulties when reading?  Tell us about your experiences.


mbyk's picture

i have lot of problem while reading.
i don't understand that sentence in which there is new word is using.
i get bore after reading lines.
so how can i improve my reading skills.

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Jo - Coordinator's picture

Hi mbyk! Welcome to LearnEnglish Teens. Reading in another language is hard at first but don't worry. The more you practise, the more you'll improve.

You're doing exactly the right thing when you see a word that you don't know - look at the sentence and context and see if you can guess what the writer is saying. And if you still don't know, use a dictionary. That way, you'll learn lots of new vocabulary as you improve your reading skills.

Have you tried our Reading skills practice section? I think you could do A2 level reading. If that's OK for you, try B1 level for something more challening. Good luck and tell us how it goes!

Best wishes,

Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens team)

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saiduluvarma's picture

i read very well but i can't understand, when i'm reading any passage or like any article i read perfectly .but the main problem is i did not understand what i read the passage.please suggest some reading tips and
how to understand the main theme

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dzeni's picture

I am good at reading exam. I am often get nervous before reading for mark. I haven`t got problems with reading. Just practice a lot and reading will be perfect. I really enjoy reading. It is the best way to improve your dictionary, to learn something new and useful, to discover world of fantasy...

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AFK2000's picture

You may find this hard to bealive but I have learned so many words from playing video games and watching movies.Now I'm the best studen in my class.Every lecture we go through all words are familiar to me and i know them all.

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Ivonchy8's picture

Hi ! :) Well , I think reading exams are great, they are usually easy . They are easier than listening exams, and our teacher always helps us if we had any problem.

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lili's picture

hi rina!!!!!!!!
i'm from Albania to....
i live in Durres what about you?????????????????????
PLEASE ANSWER............... :((((((((((((((((

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JoEditor's picture

Hi sakoralool,
Have you see our Easy reading section? You will find texts that are written at three different levels. Start with level 1 and see how you go. Also we have a Reading skills practice section which will help you improve your reading. My advice is to start with the exercises in Level A1. Try them and see how you get on. Good luck. 
Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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Marie2000's picture

Hi (^__^)
I just came to usa couple months a go. I struggling with my English. When I speaking I still have my native accent. But I glad that I found ur website. Thank you so much.!!!!!

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