This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the rise and fall of the slave trade in the New World during the 18th century.
After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, gap filling exercises, definition matching and engage in an in class discussion. The text can also be used for vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.