Comprehension: Intermediate Level Exercises

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Level: Intermediate (22)

Title Exam Subject
Exercise Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer
This text is similar to the third question in the Cambridge ESOL Preliminary English Test (PET) Reading part 3, where you have ten questions and have to say if they...
PET - Preliminary English Test Technology
Exercise Airbus crisis over
This text is similar to the fifth question in the Cambridge ESOL Business English Certificate (BEC) Preliminary Reading & Writing, where you have a business text (300-400 words) and six...
BEC - Business English Certificate Preliminary Business English
Exercise Angkor Wat
This text is similar to the Cambridge ESOL Preliminary English Test (PET) Reading part 3, where you have ten questions and have to say if they are correct or incorrect.
PET - Preliminary English Test Culture & Travel
Exercise Biofuels and the Environment
This text is similar to the fifth question in the Cambridge ESOL Business English Certificate (BEC) Preliminary Reading & Writing paper, where you have a business text (300-400 words) and...
BEC - Business English Certificate Preliminary Business English
Exercise Bully for you
This text is similar to the Cambridge ESOL Preliminary English Test (PET) Reading part 3, where you have ten questions and have to say if they are correct or incorrect.
PET - Preliminary English Test Technology
Exercise Child Labour
This text is similar to the fourth question in the Cambridge ESOL Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage Reading, where you have a 200-300 word text with 15 gaps and multiple...
BEC - Business English Certificate Vantage Business English
Exercise Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be
This text is similar to the fifth question in the Cambridge ESOL Business English Certificate (BEC) Preliminary Reading & Writing, where you have a business text (300-400 words) and six...
BEC - Business English Certificate Preliminary Business English
Exercise Papua New Guinea Reconciliation
This text is similar to the Cambridge ESOL Preliminary English Test (PET) Reading part 3, where you have ten questions and have to say if they are correct or incorrect.
PET - Preliminary English Test Culture & Travel
Exercise Piranhas
An exercise similar to the Cambridge ESOL First Certificate in English (FCE) examination Use of English paper, part 1- a modified gapfill test containing 15 gaps and followed by 15...
FCE - First Certificate in English Environment & Nature
Exercise Profit & Loss
This is similar to Part 3 of the Cambridge ESOL Business English Certificate Vantage (BEC) Reading and Writing paper, interpreting visual information. You are given a chart, graphics, etc, and...
BEC - Business English Certificate Preliminary Business English
Exercise Reality TV
An exercise similar to the Cambridge ESOL First Certificate in English (FCE) examination Reading part 2, with a text and 7 or 8 multiple choice questions. This text has 10...
FCE - First Certificate in English Entertainment
Exercise Restaurant Income and Expenditure
This is similar to Part 3 of the Cambridge ESOL Business English Certificate Vantage (BEC) Reading and Writing paper, interpreting visual information. You are given a chart, graphics, etc, and...
BEC - Business English Certificate Preliminary Business English
Exercise Scottish Independence
An exercise similar to the Cambridge ESOL First Certificate in English (FCE) examination Reading part 2, with a text and 7 or 8 multiple choice questions.
FCE - First Certificate in English Politics
Exercise Shambo
This text is similar to the third question in the Cambridge ESOL Preliminary English Test (PET) Reading part 2, where you have ten questions and have to say if they...
PET - Preliminary English Test Health
Exercise The Banker to the Poor
This text is similar to the fourth question in the Cambridge ESOL Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage Reading, where you have a 200-300 word text with 15 gaps and multiple...
BEC - Business English Certificate Vantage Business English
Exercise The Digital Divide
This text is similar to the Cambridge ESOL Preliminary English Test (PET) Reading part 3, where you have ten questions and have to say if they are correct or incorrect.
PET - Preliminary English Test Technology
Exercise The Fastest Dinosaurs
An exercise similar to the Cambridge ESOL First Certificate in English (FCE) examination Use of English paper, part 1- a modified gapfill test containing 15 gaps and followed by 15...
FCE - First Certificate in English Environment & Nature
Exercise The Man Booker Prize
An exercise similar to the Cambridge ESOL First Certificate in English (FCE) examination Reading part 2, with a text and 7 or 8 multiple choice questions.
FCE - First Certificate in English Entertainment
Exercise The ZX Spectrum
This text is similar to the Cambridge ESOL Preliminary English Test (PET) Reading part 3, where you have ten questions and have to say if they are correct or incorrect.
PET - Preliminary English Test Technology
Exercise UK Current Account Record
This text is similar to the fourth question in the Cambridge ESOL Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage Reading, where you have a 200-300 word text with 15 gaps and multiple...
BEC - Business English Certificate Vantage Business English
Exercise Which is the hardest language?
A reading text with True & False questions
- Education & Learning
Exercise Wole Soyinka
An exercise similar to the Cambridge ESOL First Certificate in English (FCE) examination Use of English paper, part 1- a modified gapfill test containing 15 gaps and followed by 15...
FCE - First Certificate in English Culture & Travel