This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text explores the history of the Industrial Revolution in the early 17th century in Britain and the effects of industrialization on the living conditions for the upper and lower working class.
After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: a match the headings exercise, comprehension questions, True or False exercises and a definitions match exercise. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.