Advanced English reading

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Advanced English reading texts - average level C1 

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Time to talk of Energy shortages...
Suddenly the world is running short of a lot of things. Grain, oil, gas......  Putin's criminal invasion of Ukraine has sent shock-waves through the world,  causing a surge in energy prices,  a breakdown in international commodities markets, and shortages of grain and other products all over the world. It is the poorest countries that are paying the biggest price for all this, and in richer countries it is the poorest people who are affected most.
   But at the same time, this world crisis – followed by exceptional climate incidents in many countries – has underlined the urgency of taking measures to stop global warming. If we fail, the consequences will be unimaginable.
   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......
 ► The electric car revolution, realistic or optimistic? with interactive worksheet.

Advanced level index:   American themes British themes Short stories, word games English grammar

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.

Teachers: Reading comprehension texts are accompanied by exercises and classroom suggestions for use in class.

1. Reading comprehension - articles on life and issues in  North America

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Life in  America

America : people and society

American music

USA : places and environment

International themes,  language

2. Reading comprehension - articles on life and issues in the UK and Ireland

Britain : people


3. Technical English, short stories and word games

Technical English

Advanced English short stories and games home
English Grammar pages Découvrez l'Angleterre  
en français / in French
Discover Britain

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English for B2, C1 and C2 levels. Advanced English reading resources 

CEFR / TELC - Proficiency
IELTS - levels 6 - 9
ACTFL - levels  Advanced-high – Superior.


Most  Linguapress Intermediate texts score as follows on the Flesch-Kincaid scales:
Grade : between 8 and above,
Readability level
s : 
From peng60 - 70  Plain English
to diff0 - 50  Difficult
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