43 Answered Questions for the topic Reading Comprehension
What does it mean to infer? What is inference?
Have you been asked to "infer" an author's meaning in a written work?
Given the list of genres included, which short story genre most closely matches "The Red Shoes" by Edna Buchanan?
Horror storyAdventure storyModern story "with a twist"Crime and mystery story
What is the best way to teach a child with dyslexia how to read?
Does your student struggle in understanding what they read and answering questions?
I am able to help. Over the years, I have assisted students in understanding their schoolwork, promoting correct pronunciation when reading aloud, and working on vocabulary-building, reading... more
What's the secret of reading English like a native speaker?
How to read English for speed, fluency, and comprehension
On the 100th anniversary of the first anime 東京国立近代美術館フィルムセンター said: > **どうしたら**このアニメがこれから１００年残っていくか考えてほしいと思います > ??? We want you think about how these anime will be here 100 years from... more
Help to understand this question from reading comprehension in my GRE textbook?
> *The organizers of tomorrow's outdoor concert announced that it will go on tomorrow on schedule unless bad weather is forecast or too few advance tickets are sold. If the concert is canceled,... more
Meaning of “come eleven a.m. or so”?
I'm reading *The Fermented Man* by Derek Dillinger. The author talks about his reaction towards sugary sweets after one year of eating very simply. It turns out the average amount of sugar most... more
Context meaning of a passage?
> Whether the languages of the ancient American peoples were used for> expressing abstract universal concepts can be clearly answered in the> case of Nahuatl. Nahuatl, like Greek and... more
Meaning of "added pitfall of ensuring"?
I’m reading *The Greedy Queen* by Annie Gray. The author introduced the way people made gelatine in Victorian times:> Jellies at this time were set with gelatine extracted from calves’> feet.... more
Am I reading this wrong? Or is my understanding anachronical?
I started reading this short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, *What to Do About It*, published in 1933. And the story starts with a character trying to free a wheel from a tirelock:> [...] he... more
What "Did I do this" refers to?
> There was an unearthly quality to the atmosphere inside the Frieze New York art fair, like the air in a plane—still but pressurized, with an unsettling hum—when the fiction writer Ottessa... more
Meaning of "humours (Elizabethan usage)"?
I'm reading an article about Philip K. Dick written by Roger Zelazny. Zelazny talks about Dick's *Galactic Pot-Healer* and says:> Galactic Pot-Healer -- When the encyclopedia defines a... more
Meaning of a paragraph about a literary heritage?
Passage to analyze:> Tillie Olsen's fiction and essays have been widely and rightly> acknowledged as major contributions to American literature. Her work> has been particularly valued by... more
SAT Reading Question Practice Test #6?
> Harouni of course became familiar with thisubiquitous man, who not only accompanied him onhis tours of inspection, but morning and night couldbe found standing on the master bed rewiring... more
Meanings of delightfully difficult and judicious customs?
I’m reading *The Greedy Queen* by Annie Gray. Gray talks about a dining style called à la Russe in the Victorian age, and she says:> The upper middle classes were the first to really embrace... more
Fold over itself' and 'the boundary of the paper'?
I'm having trouble comprehending a problem statement (I'm assuming that the problem statement is clear). The first two sentences I can understand (I've added them for context) but the 3rd is giving... more
Does the following excerpt say that most animals are active during the daytime?
>*"This can take many forms. Marine life, for example, is influenced by tidalpatterns. Animals tend to be active or inactive depending on the position of the sun or moon. Numerous creatures,... more
Help to understand "It drives Mum mad" in this passage?
> “What does your dad do at the Ministry of Magic, anyway?”> “He works in the most boring department,” said Ron. “The Misuse of> Muggle Artifacts Office.”> > “The what?”> >... more
Is Sherlock Holmes good to study English?
The novel was first published over 100 years ago. Its English might be quite different than it is now. The question is this: Will reading it help me to improve my English?
Reading comprehension: meaning of "assume a little extra buffer of paranoia built in"?
I'm reading *The Fermented Man* by Derek Dellinger. He talks about U.S. government's regulations about cheese making. For example, cheese can be sold to the public only if it's been aged a minimum... more
How to understand "And Scabbers was here first, and he's ill!" in this context?
> 'Crookshanks doesn't understand it's wrong!' said Hermione, her voice shaking. 'All cats chase rats, Ron!'> > 'There's something funny about that animal!' said Ron, who was trying> to... more
True, false, or not given: there are three main kinds of identity theft?
**Please, reason before looking on the answer or my arguments so you don't become biased.**I'm studying for a test and there is this passage (content taken from British Council study material):>... more
A Comprehension question?
>The techniques employed by science fiction writers are meant to draw the reader into a world where extraordinary events can occur and unexpected scenarios draw a striking comparison to events... more
How to understand "They were starving him" in this context?
> “I don’t blame you, dear,” she assured Harry, tipping eight or nine> sausages onto his plate.> > “Arthur and I have been worried about you, too.> > Just last night we were... more