This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners. The text describes the origins and religious purpose of Ash Wednesday which marks the 40-day Lent period leading to Easter Sunday!
After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions and True or False exercises. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally, it could be used on or near Ash Wednesday.