Regularly reading in English is one of the best ways of improving your level in the language. It not only improves your knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures in English, but the more times you see words/phrases and grammatical structures being used, the more likely you will both understand and use them yourself.

Below is a link to an article called 'Are children taking too many tests?' which is right for people with an intermediate level of English.

Before you read the article, I recommend that you read the below 'Article summary'. Knowing what the article is about will make it both quicker and easier to read.

Article summary:

This article looks at the topic of students doing tests in American schools. It starts with President Obama saying there are too many tests in schools today. It then gives the results of a report into school testing and then explains the main reason why schools have to do so many tests. It ends with President Obama explaining what the purpose of school should be.

Type of vocabulary used: Education