English reading texts - average level C1
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Martin Luther King?
It was sixty years ago, in August 1963, that
Martin Luther King made one of the great speeches that defined
United States of modern times. The I have a
was made in August 1963; five years later,
King had been assassinated by someone who did not share that dream.....
- with audio
► The Rosenberg affair and the
legacy of McCarthyism
The Rosenbergs went to the electric chair in 1953,
although the McCarthyist fervour that sent them to their deaths soon
subsided, its legacy still marks political rhetoric in the USA
The Rosenberg affair
► Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi has gone down in history as one of
the most influential people of the twentieth century.
Gandhi - his life and legacy
and the British Monarchy
What future is there for the British monarchy?
Elizabeth it had its ups and downs, finishing on a high note. Can King
Charles ensure its survival?
The King, the
Monarchy and their future -
Time to talk of
One way of reducing CO² emissions
is to move from petrol / gas powered cars to electric vehicles. It's
something that most countries want to achieve. But are the goals
attainable? That is by no means sure......
revolution, realistic or optimistic?
Time to talk of
Biden has told Americans that they have to stand up for their
democracy; it is not a guaranteed right. Here is an article that looks
at the origins of US democracy and its roots in medieval England.
Magna Carta to American democracy
Advanced English reading texts: while
the majority of texts in this resource are at CEF levels C1,
a few are harder (level C2) and a few are easier (level B2).
All the texts in this collection are written in normal English;
however in order to maximize their language
teaching potential, most have been specifically written for
students of English as a foreign or second language, or else for
high school students. Texts are accompanied by advanced reading
comprehension worksheets designed to
prepare students for the Cambridge
Advanced English (C1) certification or for
the international TOEFL or TOEIC tests.
Printable reading texts:
most pages are printer-friendly and will print directly as well as, or
better than, PDF versions.
Reading comprehension texts are accompanied by exercises and
suggestions for use in class.
Reading comprehension - articles on life and issues in North
America : people and society
USA : places and environment
International themes, language
Reading comprehension - articles on life and issues in the UK and
Britain : people
Technical English, short stories and word games
Advanced English short stories and games
English language (information texts)
C1 and C2
levels. Advanced English reading resources
◙ CEFR / TELC
- Upper intermediate to Proficiency
- levels 6 - 9
- levels Advanced-high – Superior.
Linguapress Advanced English texts score as follows
the Flesch-Kincaid scales:
: between 8 and above,
- 70 Plain English - B2
50 - 60 Fairly difficult -
50 - 60 Difficult - C1 - C2
Flesch Kincaid scales,
Linguapress Readability guide
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