English reading comprehension

In this lesson you will improve your English reading comprehension skills by working on three different types of exercises: multiple choice, true or false, and matching pairs. Get ready for next year's national English test!


Reading comprehension is extremely important: it increases the enjoyment and effectiveness of reading and helps academically, professionally, and in a person's personal life.

Learn FREE with videos and interactive exercises

John from Saint Andrews

John is a 10-years-old boy and he lives in Saint Andrews, Scotland. His favourite subject is geography because he likes nature and animals. He loves dolphins: he thinks that dolphins are beautiful and smart. He likes reading and picking leaves. He has one little sister, Iris, and she is 5.

Download the worksheet below and answer the questions:

Sarah's daily routine

Sarah wakes at 7 a.m. She eats milk with cereals for breakfast and then she takes a shower. She takes the bus at eight o’clock and she arrives at school at half past eight. She goes back home at one p.m. and she has lunch with her dad. Then she does her homework and she goes ice-skating.

Are you ready to test yourself? Download the worksheet below!

Match the signs

We are sure you have already read these sentences, but what do they mean?

1. Don’t smoke

2. Don’t walk on the grass

3. Keep silence

4. Don’t feed the animals

5. Don’t touch

Download the worksheet below match each sign with its sentence!

You are ready for the test!

Now you are ready to complete last years' national English tests, also known as "prove INVALSI"!

You can find them here and here.

What are you waiting for? Good luck!