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The Blue Sky: Reading Practice 9 (explanation)

It is easy to see that the sky is blue. Have you ever wondered why? A lot of other smart people have, too. And it took a long time to figure it out! The light from the Sun looks white. But it is really made up of all the colors of the rainbow. You learn that the light… Read More »

Memory and Rainy Days: Reading Practice 6 (explanation)

People score significantly higher on memory tests on rainy days, cloudy days than they do on bright sunny ones. “This study is the first to show in a real-life setting that weather-induced mood can have a significant influence on people’s ability to remember casually observed scenes,” scientists from the University of New South Wales School of Psychology report… Read More »

Dark Chocolate: Reading Practice 5 (explanation)

People every where love chocolate of every kind. Not only is it a tasty treat for many, chocolate also boasts certain health benefits when consumed in moderation. Dark chocolate – the healthiest variety – promotes physical health and even functions as an aid for combatting foul moods and stress. Chocolate can be used, in appropriate quantities, as one… Read More »

Geyser: Reading Practice 4 (explanation)

A geyser is the result of underground water under the combined conditions of high temperatures and increased pressure beneath the surface of the earth. Since temperature rises approximately 1 F for every sixty feet under the earth’s surface, and pressure increases with depth, the water that seeps down in crack and fissures until it reaches very hot rock… Read More »


What is an explanation text? Exlanation text is a piece of writing that answers the questions ‘how’ or ‘why’. These questions usually have something to do with particular phenomenon. This text is focused on answering questions like how a rainbow forms, how a bicycle works, how seasons change, why the sky is blue, why leaves are green, etc.… Read More »