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Save the Earth, Mr. President!: Reading Practice 3 (hortatory exposition)

By | December 5, 2017

I am a sixth-grade student at Liberty Middle School in Morganton, North Carolina. I think the first thing you should do, Mr. President, is take specific action to protect our environment. I am concerned about the natural wonders of our nation and of the world being preserved both for my generation and for future generations. There are many… Read More »

Let’s Plant More Trees: Reading Practice 2 (hortatory exposition)

By | December 5, 2017

What do you see on our school grounds? You’ll probably notice a big gray building, a black parking lot, a gray playground, and a small field with patches of grass. What don’t you see? Trees. Planting trees would make our school look beautiful, but there are more important reasons why trees should be planted. First, planting trees will… Read More »

Homework: Reading Practice 3 (analytical exposition)

By | December 6, 2017

The amount of homework given to students needs to be reduced for several reasons. In short, time is limited in many students’ lives. At the same time, other students are showing alarming levels of obesity due to sedentary lifestyles. Lastly, family disharmony has increased as a result of stressed parents trying to get their children to do their… Read More »

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

By | December 6, 2017

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)

By | December 6, 2017

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 »

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

By | December 19, 2017

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)

By | December 19, 2017

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 »

The Pros and Cons of School Uniforms: Reading Practice 1 (discussion)

By | December 22, 2017

Researchers are divided over how much of an impact – if any – dress policies have upon student learning. A 2004 book makes the case that uniforms do not improve school safety or academic discipline. A 2005 study, on the other hand, indicates that in some Ohio high schools uniforms may have improved graduation and attendance rates, although… Read More »

Michael Faraday: Reading Practice 3 (biography)

By | December 22, 2017

Michael Faraday was born on 22 September 1791 in south London. His family was not well off and Faraday received only a basic formal education. When he was 14, he was apprenticed to a local bookbinder and during the next seven years, educated himself by reading books on a wide range of scientific subjects. In 1812, Faraday attended… Read More »