Reading Comprehension Exercises

A selection of English reading comprehension exercises, many of which are based on ESL examination questions including Cambridge ESOL, TOEFL, IELTS and other major exams. Select from the exam types below, or browse by level: beginner, intermediate or advanced.

Cambridge ESOL

A preliminary test of English used in the context of business
An intermediate test of English used in the context of business
An advanced exam - if you can communicate with confidence in English for work or study purposes, this is the exam for you.
An upper intermediate level exam - ideal if you can deal confidently with a range of written and spoken communications.
Entry Key English Test (KET) (11 Exercises)
An elementary level exam, testing your ability to deal with basic written and spoken communications.
An intermediate level exam, testing your ability to cope with everyday written and spoken communications.

Cambridge ESOL, British Council and IELTS Australia

IELTS is a language testing system for people who need to demonstrate their level of achievement in English for a specific purpose. IELTS scores are recognised by universities and colleges in the UK, USA and many other countries and by employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies as evidence of English language skills.

General Exercises

Reading comprehension exercises for general practice and which are not associated with a specific exam.