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Readings and Exercises

The English Exit Exam requires that you write a 750-word essay in which you need to demonstrate your ability to understand and analyze an essay or short story.

How to prepare

Start by clicking the links below to go to the pages where you can download readings with corresponding exercise questions. These exercise questions test your skills on the 12 Comprehension and Insight, Organization of Response, and Expression objectives that markers use to grade essays. These readings have been used in previous exams.

Reading and exercise pages

Read as many other short stories and essays as you can to improve your overall reading and comprehension skills. The five extra readings below have also been used in previous English Exit Exams but have no corresponding exercise questions.

Extra readings:

New!An interactive Flash lesson with exercises has been developed in conjunction with Vanier College. It takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete. Test it out and give us your feedback.

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