Category Archives: reading comprehension

Adult ESL Lesson: Is Freddy There? (Beginner)

Adult ESL Lesson: Is Freddy There? (Beginner)




This resources focuses on a telephone dialogue. Firstly, read the telephone answering service message and then read the follow up live telephone conversation when John returns Freddy call.  The dialogues are followed up by questions to check your comprehension of the task.  To start this lesson simply click the title link above.

The grammar focus of the lesson is on the words ‘next’, ‘this’ and ‘last’.  Opportunity is given to students to discuss events that happened last weekend and make plans for next weekend. There is an activity to make up your own dialogue using the focus words and finally a grammar exercise.

Hong Kong Bun Festival

Hong Kong Bun Festival


Find out more about this week long festival that occurs in Spring time in Hong Kong.  Follow the link above and read about the history, the culture, the ceremonies and activities that occur for the festival.  It really is very fascinating!

Either click on the PDF document and download or print the lesson. It is a reading comprehension. Enjoy!

Sandra Bullock in ‘The Blind Side’ 2010

This film starred Sandra Bullock and was released in 2010. It is the story of a young American Football Hero Michael Oher who is fostered when a young boy.  As he grows up he is looked after by a caring woman and her family.


A very good activity sheet to do after you have watched the film can be found here:-


Explore Central Park, New York City – TEFL Global Resources

TEFL Global Resources Reading Comprehension



Explore Central Park New York City with the interactive map at http://www.centralparknyc.org/maps/
Hover your mouse over the square icons and click on an area that interests you.

Go to  http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/ and click on ‘things to see’. Click on the drop down menu and research  Landscapes and Points of Interest and Fountains, Monuments and Sculptures or any other title that interest you.


Try the reading comprehension at TEFL Global Resources – Communicative Activities