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Free Intermediate English texts with worksheets

Intermediate level index: American themes British themes Short stories etc. Technical English Puzzles & word games

Now revised with even more examples
"Comprehensive, simple and logical"
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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

 Seasonal texts

1. Topics with a North-American theme


2.  Topics about life in Britain


Britain in general  Society London Icons Dialogues Sport

Britain in general

Society

Dialogues

Icons

London

Sport


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

Short stories - teenage fiction  ( see also short stories)

Songs


Technical subjects

Cartoons


4.  Go to > Intermediate Puzzles and word games



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

Readability

Most  Linguapress Intermediate texts score as follows on the Flesch-Kincaid scales:
Grade : between 6 and 8,
Readability level
: either
plain60 - 70  Plain English
or
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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* CEFR - The Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for languages.
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