Intermediate English reading

Graded English reading texts with vocabulary guides, and also lesson plans, interactive exercises and audio:
CEF levels B1 and B2, Cambridge First Certificate.
UK - USA - Canada - topical - cultural - technical - fictional
Intermediate level index: American themes British themes Short stories etc. Technical English Puzzles & word games

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TOPICAL TEXTS - make the most of the things people are talking about !  
Topical:   Climate change: can we stop it ? -  Or is our planet heading for disaster? With  audio


Who is King Charles III ?
Read about him in this B1  text: Britain's new king  With  audio -

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Reading texts 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

NEW: Grammar index: find articles for specific points of grammar and types of exercise / classroom activity / lesson plans..

1.  Topics about life in Britain

Britain in general  Society London Icons Dialogues Sport

Britain in general


And new texts available only in the Linguapress paperback - ► A Background to English





  • 2. Topics with a North-American theme

    And new texts available only in the Linguapress paperback  A Background to English

    3. Other resources - short stories, technical English, songs, cartoons

    Short stories - teenage fiction  ( see also short stories)


    Technical subjects


    Original strip cartoons in simple English

    4.  Go to > Intermediate Puzzles and word games home
    English Grammar pages Découvrez l'Angleterre  
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    English for A2 B1 and B2 levels. Intermediate English reading resources 

    CEFR / TELC - levels (A2) B1 or B2 (Threshold - intermediate)
    IELTS - levels 4 - 6
    ACTFL - levels  Advanced-low – Advanced-mid.


    Most  Linguapress Intermediate texts score as follows on the Flesch-Kincaid scales:
    Grade : between 6 and 8,
    Readability level
    : either
    plain60 - 70  Plain English
    feasy70 - 80  Fairly easy
    To Understand Flesch Kincaid scales,  see the Linguapress Readability guide

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    Simplified English ?

    The "simplified English" in these items is not simplistic English, nor is it artificial English.
    It is real English, with the difficulties ironed out.  Resources in this section vary in difficulty from low intermediate English to advanced intermediate (equivalent of up to Cambridge First certificate of English level, or CEFR * levels A2 to B2), and are designed for students with (the equivalent of) at least two to four years of high-school English behind them - not for beginners.

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