The QNM Course How-to
You can read faster with practice! To improve your reading speed, you need to read easy texts. This means you need to know all the vocabulary and grammar in a text. For speed and fluency, here’s the basic rule. Use easy and familiar material.  Guests at ReadOasis At ReadOasis.com,... Read more
Life in the Pacific Islands
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free The Pacific is the largest ocean in the world and has more than 5,000 islands. These islands make up many different countries, but together they are called the Pacific... Read more
Jainism
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Like Buddhism, Jainism began in India. However, while Buddhism went to other countries, Jainism never moved from India. Jainism is not widely known now, but it was very important... Read more
Fa Hien
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Fa Hien was a Buddhist who lived in China more than 1,500 years ago. At that time, many people in China were Buddhists but they did not know much... Read more
Willem Iskandar
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Willem Iskandar was a very famous writer from North Sumatra in Indonesia. He was interested in teaching and learning, and he was one of the first Sumatran people to... Read more
The Inuit
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free The Inuit live in Canada, Greenland and the north of America. They were the first people to live in these countries, arriving there about 5,000 years ago. They live... Read more
Asoka
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Asoka was an Indian king who lived more than 2,000 years ago. He is still famous today because he tried to follow the teachings of Buddha. He wanted to... Read more
Diponegoro
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Indonesia is now a free country, but 180 years ago it was not free. It was in the hands of the Dutch. The Indonesian people were very poor because... Read more
Death Ceremonies in Bali
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free When someone dies in Bali, their family and friends are not usually sad. For them death is the beginning of a new life, because the dead person will come... Read more
Jayaprana
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free This is the story of Jayaprana which happened in Bali many years ago. Jayaprana was a very clever young man who could sing very well and was good at... Read more
Buddhism
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Buddhism comes from the word Buddha. Buddha was a person who lived more than two thousand five hundred years ago in India. His family was rich, and he lived... Read more
James Brooke
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Many years ago Sarawak was part of Brunei and many different people such as Malays, Dayaks and Chinese lived there. The country was ruled by a sultan and in... Read more
Hong Kong
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Hong Kong is the name of an island off the coast of mainland China. The biggest and most important city on Hong Kong is Victoria, but not many people... Read more
The English Language
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free The story of the English language is a story of change. Old English is very different from Modern English. Today Old English is a university subject. If we do... Read more
Rabindranath Tagore
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Rabindranath Tagore was one of the most famous Indian writers of the 20th century. He wrote thousands of poems, stories and songs in both his own language, Bengali, and... Read more
China
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Today China is a modern country with a population of over a billion people. It is a world leader in trade and industry, and the standard of living for... Read more
King Mongkut of Thailand
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Thai means free, so Thailand is the land of the free people. King Mongkut helped Thailand to remain a free country. Unlike many countries that fought against their foreign... Read more
Abdullah Writes about a War
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir was born in Malacca in 1796. His parents were part Arab, part Indian, and part Malay. While Abdullah was a child, he learned many languages... Read more
Stamford Raffles
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Today Singapore is a world centre for trade, shipping and tourism, but two hundred years ago it was just a small island off the coast of Malaya with only... Read more
Confucius
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free The teachings of Confucius were very important for Chinese people. Confucius was not like Jesus Christ or Mohammed. He did not bring the words of God to the people.... Read more