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Then click on “Start Reading Now” to start the timed reading.Level 100 and upStory 1: Halloween – by Makoto NakazawaReading ComprehensionJumbled SentencesGap-fill ExerciseMatching ExerciseStudent ReviewsStory 2: The Hours That Count in My Life – by Essa Al-DhaheriReading ComprehensionJumbled SentencesGap-fill ExerciseMatching ExerciseStudent ReviewsStory 3: Stuck in the Desert – by Saeed Al-QamziReading ComprehensionJumbled SentencesGap-fill ExerciseMatching ExerciseLevel 200 and upStory 4: Losing Identity – by Howard KimReading ComprehensionJumbled SentencesGap-fill ExerciseMatching ExerciseStory 5: I Will Never Get My Innocence Back – by Sharon DeMayoReading ComprehensionJumbled SentencesGap-fill ExerciseMatching ExerciseStory 6: You Can Be a Singer! – by Aya KatayanagiReading ComprehensionJumbled SentencesGap-fill ExerciseMatching ExerciseTop of PageBack to Reading IndexADVANCED PASSAGES FROM LINCS AND CNNThese stories are from
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