Reading Comprehension: test your understanding
Reading Comprehensiontest your understanding
Reading can help improve your language competencies quite considerably! Especially when you do follow-up activities and engage your long-term memory!
We've found useful, free
learning resources to help you improve your reading comprehension with an assortment of interactive exercises.
Get going and make improvements to your German reading comprehension!
The best free online learning resources:
Goethe-Institut - Targeted Reading Comprehension Practice
The Goethe-Institut provides practice exercises for their tests, with content for levels A1-C2. Choose your language level and then click on "Lesen" in the menu bar to find the reading comprehension exercises. Website is in German.
Deutsch-Portal - Texts for Learners
This site has many different texts with follow-up questions for testing your understanding. Browse the topics and download one that suits you in PDF format. Answer keys are available for most texts.
Goethe-Institut - Interactive Fairy Tale Book
Practise your reading comprehension while having fun with this interactive reading game! Join the "Daumerling" of the Brothers Grimm on his journey, and choose how his adventure will unfold.
Ralf-Kinas.de - Multiple Choice Questions
This site provides short texts with 15 multiple choice follow-up questions. Reading the text and answering the questions hould take about 15-20 minutes – an excellent way to get some quick practice reading German!
Mittleschulvorbereitung - Diverse Selection of Texts
This website meant for German students has many different texts with follow-up questions. Download the PDF documents, read the text, then answer the questions. There is no answer key available, but it is good practice nonetheless.
DaF - Reading Materials with Follow-Up
This learning website has dozens of PDF documents for download that will help you train your reading comprehension. There is a large selection of topics, though many have to do with German culture. Read the text and answer the subsequent questions.
Alpha ARD Bildungskanal - Test for Reading Comprehension
Download this short reading comprehension test in PDF format to test your understanding of written German.
Dsporto.de - Reading Practice
A simple but helpful website for practising reading comprehension online. Choose between different text topics and exercise types, then read the short text and answer the online quiz questions.
Goethe-Institut - Beginner Exercises in PDF
The Goethe-Institut hosts a variety of reading content and follow-up exercises geared towards children, which makes the content ideal for beginners. Learn about nature and other topics by reading, then complete the follow up PDF exercises to test your understanding.
Do you know of other free learning resources, that could be in this list? Share them with us. Thanks!