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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
with a North-American theme
Prohibition and Al Capone B1 level, a simple but interesting
text with interactive worksheet.
: Cowboy There are still cowboys working today in the
- George Washington -
With audio -
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 ?
Coca-Cola. The name "Coca-Cola" is the best-known name in the
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 English.
oil - a love
affair Americans use a lot of energy; but the cost of oil is
USA Americans love winter sports, because their
winters are so cold
Close encounters with a
Twister - A tornado
- More resources
about life in Britain
Britain in general
Other resources - short stories, technical English, songs,
Short stories - teenage fiction (► see also short
for A2 B1 and B2
levels. Intermediate English reading resources
CEFR / TELC
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- levels 4 - 6
- levels Advanced-low – Advanced-mid.
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English behind them - not for beginners.
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