Category Archives: Reading

What You Will Be Driving in 2016: Reading Practice 2 (news)

The world’s largest auto show opened its doors in Frankfurt this week. With dozens of debuts and concept cars launched, the 66th IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) Frankfurt Motor Show was a chance for car makers from around the globe to unveil their plans for next year and beyond. Frankfurt sits alongside Geneva and Paris as one of the big… Read More »

Indonesian Haze: Reading Practice 1 (news)

Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia are choking under a thick haze of smog caused by the annual burning of land for the production of pulp, paper and palm oil on the island of Sumatra, in western Indonesia and Borneo. The smog has become so bad the Indonesian government has declared a state of emergency in Riau province, one of… Read More »

Brave: Reading Practice 4 (movie review)

My family of three went to see an early screening of the new Disney movie, “Brave” yesterday, so I thought I would write a quick ‘mommy’ review of the movie. Disney definitely breaks the standard “Disney Princess” mold with this movie as Princess Merida is a fun, outgoing and wild girl that for once is not in search… Read More »

Animal Testing: Reading Practice 4 (discussion)

Animal testing is a deeply divided subject, with a great deal of passion, emotion, and ideas on both sides regarding the ethic of the practice. Some people support animal testing and some others oppose it. The scientific community is strongly in favor of animal testing. The medical breakthroughs that have occurred as a result of animal testing are… Read More »

A Letter to Ms. Sandra Cohen: Reading Practice 3 (letter)

Mrs. Janelle Peterson 100 Broadway Lane New Parkland, CA 91010 September 15, 2014 Ms. Sandra Cohen, HR Manager New Parkland Veterinary Clinic 105 Main Street New Parkland, CA 91010 Dear Ms. Cohen, Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from my position as Veterinary Technician with New Parkland Veterinary Clinic. I will be leaving my position due… Read More »

A Letter to Mr Brown: Reading Practice 2 (letter)

Dear Mr Brown, I am writing to enquire if you have any vacancies in your company. I enclose my CV for your information. As you can see, I have had extensive vacation work experience in office environments, the retail sector and service industries, giving me varied skills and the ability to work with many different types of people.… Read More »


What is news? News is information about an event that has happened recently. The information is reported in newspaper, magazine, television news program, radio news program, or news websites. The event which is reported has to be worth reporting, or newsworthy. An event is considered newsworthy if it is new, unusual, interesting or significant, and about people.So, if… Read More »

Laskar Pelangi: Reading Practice 3 (movie review)

I believe there is a huge responsibility in adapting the number 1 best selling novel. The book was certainly popular and everybody worships this work of Andrea Hirata. To be honest, I didn’t expect anything too spectacular from the movie. Laskar Pelangi is no doubt one of the best Indonesian movies. It beats the Denias: Senandung di Atas… Read More »

A Letter to Narendra: Reading Practice 1 (letter)

Dear Narendra, First of all, as the chairman of the student exchange program selection team, I would like to appreciate your participation in the selection program. Based on your performance at the interview session and the essay that you delivered earlier, I am very pleased to inform you that you are nominated as one of the 8 participants… Read More »