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Is Reading Really That Good?
ReadOasis Step 3 The candidate walked into the cold, concrete classroom, which had been converted into an interview chamber. He seemed hesitant and nervous. He looked up and saw the silhouettes of two professors sitting at small desks on the opposite side of the room. Behind the professors, the... Read more
AWL 1A
Quizzes are a premium feature for members. But please try Quiz 1A (and 1B) for free. The words on this quiz come from the famous academic word list (AWL). The AWL has 570 of the most important words for understanding academic language in all fields of study. With Quiz... Read more
AWL 1B
Quizzes are a premium feature for members. But please try Quiz 1A (and 1B) for free. The words on this quiz come from the famous academic word list (AWL). The AWL has 570 of the most important words for understanding academic language in all fields of study. With Quiz... Read more
Scholar Recounts Benefits of Reading for Language Learning
Anyone can extol the benefits of reading, and many of us can do this with a sense of remorse because we feel that we do not read as much as we should. However, most people, including language teachers, do not fully realize the following fact. Second language learners who... Read more
Extensive Reading is Essential
By Joseph Poulshock, PhD While completing an MA in TESOL, I learned many helpful insights from my textbooks and teachers about teaching reading to English learners. Sadly, however, I was not fully ready for that first day of class with my reading students. I remember it clearly. With a... Read more
Pleasure, Success, and Reading
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) So what exactly is reading for pleasure? Taylor claims that reading for pleasure includes reading books but not magazines or newspapers. The books can be fiction or nonfiction, but reading for pleasure does not include books required by school. The point is this. These... Read more
Reading is Smart (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 2) How did Dan Hurley move from “slow learner” to “smart enough to write best-selling books”? Dan actually spent three years trying to answer this question. He looked at research about how to “grow intelligence.” What did he find? He found the same thing that... Read more
Free Stuff for Teachers and Learners
To celebrate our 1000th story, here are some free materials for classroom use or personal enjoyment. The PDFs include listening lessons with fill-in-the-blank and discussion questions. You can find the audio for these stories at the link for each story. We will keep adding more free stuff, so please... Read more
Inspire Reading With Posters
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) A library is a building full of treasures. We keep these treasures in books. Books give us knowledge, entertainment, laughter, pleasure, new information, and power to change our lives. If reading is so important, how can we help people read more? Libraries and schools... Read more
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What is ReadOasis, and how can it help you learn English? ReadOasis is the best place on the Net for big reading. And big reading is one of the best ways for you to improve all your English skills. When you read big, you get confidence with English. With... Read more