ESL Reading

Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2011

ESL Reading by Kieran McGovern is a free site offering great online reading materials for ESL leaners, both adults and children. With a variety of interesting stories ranging from adapted versions of long classics such as Charles Dickens's The Signalman and Robert Louis Stevenson's The Body Snatcher to short, funny stories for children, the site is really a good place where students can sharpen their reading skills fast and in a fun way!


  • Graded interactive stories of various genres: ghost/mystery stories, strange news stories, comic stories, funny stories
  • A wealth of self-study and classroom learning resources provided, including definitions of key vocabulary words, pre-reading activities, comprehension tests, vocabulary quizzes, writing exercises, group discussion questions, and role-play ideas
  • Short video and audio clips enliven the stories and add to students' enjoyment
  • Teaching notes, tips, links, and other useful materials for ESL teachers
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