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News Articles top ^
  • Adult Learning Activities
    This site is for intermediate level students, and features many stories taken from American news stations, listed under categories. You can read or listen to the original story, plus read a simplified version and do vocabulary exercises on the key words. Some also have accompanying video clips.

  • Learning Resources
    On this site, you can read, listen to and/or watch CNN or CBS news stories, then complete related reading and vocabulary exercises. Each story is available in full version, summary version, and in outline form, to help you understand the main points.

Stories and Other Texts top ^
  • The Many Roads to Japan
    This is an interactive, downloadable story about the adventures of a foreigner who is searching for his identity. You can read the story in stages, try the questions and exercises after each chapter and listen to the author read the answers to you, or go to one of the many related links to get extra information on the issues which interest you.

  • TOPICS - an online magazine
    This interesting online magazine is a place where English learners from different parts of the world can get their writing on a wide variety of topics published online. You can read articles with photos and drawings on many different topics. The 'Language corner' gives examples of idioms and expressions on specific topics.

  • The Moonlit Road
    If you like mystery and ghost stories, this is the site for you! There are lots of ghost stories and strange folktales which you can listen to and read as well. You can even read the script and listen at the same time.

  • Short Stories
    This site has a wide range of short stories of different types, including humour, romance, sci-fi, non-fiction, horror and crime.

    Here, you can access to real books through the Internet. You will find the full and unabridged texts of classic works of English literature, fiction from authors like Lewis Carroll, Jack London, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and many others.

Business Reading top ^
  • Postscript Magazine (Linguarama)
    Postscript is an online magazine especially to help English learners with business English. You can choose exercises according to topic, or select from the vocabulary, grammar or reading links.

Developing Reading Skills top ^
  • Study Skills Success
    This program is specifically designed to help you prepare for the IELTS examination. However it includes ‘Reading’ and ‘Research’ modules which will also help with general reading and research skills required for higher education.

  • Road to IELTS
    This is an IELTS Preparation program subscribed to by HKBU library. There are modules on each of the four skills (including Reading) arranged under topic headings, plus vocabulary development exercises to match each topic.