Read a Short Passage in English


Read a Short Passage in English (Steve)

Before reading the passage lets mention few pointers on how to read a short passage in English.

  • Are you interested in reading the topic?

To be able to read a short passage in English with fun you need to find a topic that is suitable for you. For example if you like people you can read about Tom, or Mike, etc. If you like movies then you can try to read a short passage in English about movies etc.

  • What is your level in English in reading skills?

To read a short passage about people in English and feel comfortable you need to know your English level in reading skills. For example if your level is very low you can start with beginners level. If you are elementary then you can go to the reading in elementary  and so on.

  • To read a short  a passage in English in an easy way you need to know the key words.

Now that you know a few basics about reading a passage in English you can start:

Steve’s Life

Steve was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1950. He moved to London with his parents when he was 5 years old. Steve started school there and his father began work at the hospital. His mother was a house wife and he had four brothers.

He lived in England for 2 years then moved to Amman, Jordan where he lived there for 10 years. Steve then moved to Cyprus to study at the Mediterranean University. Unfortunately, he did not succeed and returned to Jordan. His parents were very unhappy so he decided to try in America.

He applied to many colleges and universities in the States and finally got some acceptance offers from them. He chose Wichita State University in Kansas. His major was Bio-medical Engineering. He stayed there for bout six months and then he moved again to a very small town called Greensboro to study in a small college.

 
Questions:

1. When was Steve born?

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2. When did he move to Amman, Jordan?

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3. How many brothers did he have?

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4. Why did he move to America?

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5. What was his major in Wichita State University?

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6. Where did he go after Wichita, Kansas?

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Read a short passage in English (sleep)

Experts say that adults need at least 6 hours of sleep every night. If they do not get enough sleep they will feel sleepy the whole day. Younger kids need at least 9 hours of sleep every night. After school – activities can take away from sleep time for kids. Also parents with busy life styles stay up late and their kids do the same.

Kids with little sleep have hard time sleeping at night and this will affect their daily routine and make them less active and productive trough the day in school.

Most parents are not aware of what goes on when their kids go to sleep and how the brain works when we are asleep.

Many people think that the brain shuts down when we go to sleep but it is the opposite. Experts say that the brain is very active when we are asleep and could be even more active than when we are awake.

Experts recommended at least 6 hours of sleep for adults and 9 hours of sleep for young children. They say that sleep is an essential not a comfort and it can increase your life expectancy.  

 

Questions:

1. How many hours of sleep should an adult sleep at night?

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2. How many hours of sleep should little children sleep at night?

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3. Can sleep affect life expectancy?

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4. Is sleep and essential or a comfort?

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5. According to experts is the brain active when we are asleep?

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6. what does after – school activities do to our sleep?

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Read a short passage in English can improve your English if you read very often and answer the questions at the end of each passage.