Practice Making Inferences: Inference questions make up roughly 30% of questions on the critical reading portions of standardized tests. Use these practice sheets to boost your score on the critical reading section.

Read Theory: Thousands of reading passages and questions for improving reading comprehension abilities.

California Distance Learning Project: Reading exercises and quizzes for adult learners trying to improve their reading comprehension skills, with a little something for everybody. Subjects cover work, law and government, family, school, health and safety, housing, money, science and technology, services, travel and nature.

Goodwill Community Foundation: A virtual library of essential skills lessons for life and work in the 21st century.


English For Everyone: Grade school, HSE, and ESL students interested in advancing their knowledge of the English language should be able to benefit from this website.

Grammar Bytes: Grammar vocabulary training programs, interactive exercises, quick tips, video files, and presentations make this website useful for both students and teachers.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) Exercises: This link takes you to the program’s exercises pages. Interactive programs cover grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and sentence style.

English Language Centre Study Zone: The Study Zone is for students of the English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Victoria. ELC teachers create the English language lessons and practice exercises. The site is designed for our adult English language learners, but all are welcome to read the lessons and use the exercises.


Improving Sentences Practice: This site is hosted by ETS, the makers of the SAT and HiSET. Get real practice deciding whether or not the underlined portion of a sentence has a mistake and whether or not a better option available.

Grammar Games

Grammar Ninja: Throw ninja stars at parts of speech to test your knowledge of nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, etc. Get enough practice to become a Grammar Ninja Master.

Writing Advice

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant: Need help learning how to write? The POWA website is a collection of advice articles on all stages of writing from choosing a subject, arranging ideas, revision and editing, and putting final polishes on works.


Purple Math: Intermediate math exercises from decimals and fractions to advanced algebra. The site also includes a very useful set of word problems divided into the formats most likely to be seen on standardized tests.

Alegbra2Go: This site, maintained by the faculty of the Saddleback College Math Department, offers video lectures, worksheets, homework sets, quizzes, study guides, and more. Don’t let the name fool you though… the site also covers geometry and calculus.

World of Math Online: Virtually every math-related subject is covered here, from basic skills to advanced trigonometry and statistics.