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Who is King Charles III ?
Read about him in this
text: Britain's new king
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for intermediate English - CEF
levels B1 and B2
A collection of reading resources mostly
about life and
issues in Britain and the United States, in intermediate level English
with word guides, exercises and classroom activities
about life in Britain
Britain in general
And new texts
available only in the Linguapress paperback - ► A Background to English
- The Mother of Parliaments!
The English / British parliament is almost 1000 years
- Cambridge new and old
- The historic university city is the heart of Britain's "Silicon Fen".
with a North-American theme
And new texts
in the Linguapress paperback ► A Background to English
- New audio
Also known as Native Americans, they are the original inhabitants of
Prohibition and Al Capone B1 level, a simple but interesting
text with interactive worksheet.
: Cowboy New audio
There are still cowboys working today in the
- George Washington -
the story of America's first president
- Hollywood &
An introduction to Canada in intermediate-level English
for Gold Out
west, the gold rush is not yet over...
who was Buffalo
Bill? With audio
- Remembering one of
America's great folk
sports, American style Why
do the USA and Europe have different sports?
- he's still the "King" and his home Graceland, in Memphis,
is a major tourist attraction.
story of Silicon Valley What is Silicon valley,
where is it, and why ?
story of Coca-Cola. New
audio The name "Coca-Cola" is the best-known
name in the whole world.
story of Blue Jeans. The world's most popular garment was
first created in 1873
- its life and times A short story of Hollywood, in easy
oil - a love affair Americans use a lot of energy; but the
cost of oil is going up.
Winter sports USA Americans love winter sports,
because their winters are so cold
- USA: Close
encounters with a Twister - A tornado
- Go West, young man!
The phrase that built America - With audio
- Plastic pollution; how can
we stop it? - With
Other resources - short stories, technical English, songs,
Short stories - teenage fiction (► see also short
Original strip cartoons in simple
for A2 B1 and B2
levels. Intermediate English reading resources
CEFR / TELC
- levels (A2) B1 or B2 (Threshold - intermediate)
- levels 4 - 6
- levels Advanced-low – Advanced-mid.
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