English exercises: extra reading comprehension practice to keep your skills sharp

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  • Test your HKDSE English Language ability with this selection of questions based on articles from SCMP
  • Extra comprehension practice is an excellent way to prepare for any language assessment
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The government announced that schools will be closed until at least April 20 because of the coronavirus outbreak. However, we know that many of you are nervous about upcoming exams, and perhaps worried about being away from the classroom. (It's not like you can go on a bonus holiday right now!)

To ease your minds a little, we've got some extra reading comprehension questions for you. You might have to zoom in!

Set 4 (Sets 1-3 are below)

1. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115804/papua-new-guineas-chairing-apec-spells-progress-despite-expense-maseratis

2. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115805/chinese-west-african-restaurant-london-earned-michelin-star-just-year

3. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115806/mental-dangers-cluttered-home-and-how-avoid-anxiety-it-causes

4. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115807/elderly-and-young-volunteers-connect-through-habitat-humanitys-home

5. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115808/japanese-cormorant-fishermen-keep-alive-tradition-belongs-another-age

6. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115810/tajikistan%E2%80%99s-pamir-mountains-road-trip-across-roof-world

7. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115811/kim-jong-un%E2%80%99s-cultural-revolution-gathers-speed-north-korea

8. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115812/kissing-disease-real-facts-about-how-you-catch-treat-and-prevent-mono

9. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115813/heres-what-happened-when-i-swapped-my-iphone-dumbphone

10. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115814/how-plague-sowed-seeds-democracy-changed-urban-planning-and-helped-heal

11. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115815/mental-health-revolution-how-digital-tools-help-deliver-better-treatment

12. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115817/true-heartbreak-us-college-admissions-scandal-its-routine

 

Set 3 (Sets 1 and 2 are below)

1. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115623/hong-kongs-ambulance-services-are-busier-ever-abuse-facility-can-prove

2. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115624/hong-kong-teens-aim-break-out-poverty-through-music

3. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115625/art-regifting-tips-and-etiquette-hongkongers-presents-they-dont-want

4. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115627/cirque-de-soleil-star-who-found-rejuvenation-inspiration-lamma-island

5. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115628/high-hopes-flying-cars-us-consumer-electronics-show

6. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115629/all-you-need-love-maths-hk-educators-come-way-interest-students-subject

7. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115630/bruce-lees-hong-kong-mansion-become-chinese-studies-centre

8. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115631/digital-detox-how-much-electronic-clutter-can-we-cleanse-our-lives

9. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115632/should-hong-kong-say-goodbye-phone-booths-when-many-them-earn-less-hk1-day

10. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115633/disabled-hong-kong-tour-guides-educate-others-about-their-conditions

Set 2 (Set 1 is below)

1. https://www.scmp.com/education/exam-tips/article/115525/skin-whitening-horror-stories-streets-bangkok

2. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115526/if-you-want-be-happy-length-or-quality-life-more-important

3. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115527/how-japanese-forest-bathing-gets-you-back-touch-yourself-and-mother-nature

4. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115528/veganism-its-not-just-about-what-you-eat-entire-way-life

5. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115529/austistic-hosts-take-airwaves-raise-awareness-disorders

6. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115531/designer-moon-choi-hurdles-facing-koreas-fashion-industry

7. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115532/india-soars-above-globale-average-hiring-female-airline-pilots

8. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115533/beware-fake-police-officers-online-singaporeans-lose-hundreds-thousands

9. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115534/shepherd-saves-hongkonger-silk-road-cycle-hypothermia-sends-him-sleep

10. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115535/prize-winning-chinese-architect-battles-save-chinas-traditional-rural

11. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115536/changing-face-hong-kong-carved-its-gravestones

12. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115537/disabled-badminton-player-aiming-tokyo-2020

Set 1

1. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115465/why-restaurant-owner-changed-his-menu-vegan-and-fooled-his-meat-eating

2. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115466/woodblock-printer-celebrates-power-old-art-form

3. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115467/evidence-lacking-computer-games-cause-childhood-myopia

4. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115468/hotels-space-final-travel-frontier-or-science-fiction

5. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115463/wearable-monitors-can-help-your-heart

6. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115464/buying-concert-tickets-hong-kong-can-be-dangerous

7. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115469/traditional-chinese-bow-makers-bring-back-lost-martial-art

8. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115470/meet-chinese-woman-who-went-farmer-accidental-online-star

9. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115473/should-tourists-pay-more-attractions-locals

10. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115472/flight-festival-held-shadow-hong-kong-airport-save-dying-sha-lo-wan-village

11. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115475/gordon-ramsay-i-never-wanted-be-tv-chef

12. https://www.scmp.com/education/article/115476/marvel-creators-final-superhero-based-chinese-pop-star-gem

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