Reading Skills Worksheet 2 

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Prepare for exams like TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, KET, PET... Levels are indicated on the main page. Reading skills practice with several different reading activities and answers.

1. Everest

(I) May 10, 1996 was the deadliest day in Everest history. (II) A storm stranded many climbers near the summit and killed eight people. (III) Among those who died were Rob Hall and Scott Fischer. (IV) Both were experienced guides and were leading paid expeditions to the summit. (V) Everest can be climbed without supplementary oxygen, but this requires special fitness training.

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2. Education

(I) At one time in the history of education, one had to be wealthy to attend school. (II) At other times, women were kept from attending school, despite their standing in finances. (III) Financial aid was widely available to aid those less fortunate. (IV) Today, this is not the case because school attendance is obligatory. (V) The law requires students who are between six and 16 years of age to attend school.

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3. Renaissance Women

(I) During the Renaissance period, all of the women wore a corset. (II) Moreover, a woman was put to shame if she was found absent of a corset. (III) Corsets resembled a cone, as they were small at the waist and uplifting at the bosom. (IV) They have been with us for many centuries. (V) They were used to hide the thick waist since at that period in time, a 15 to 18 inch waist was acceptable.

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