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CEF levels B1 and B2, Cambridge First Certficate.
Topical - cultural - technical - fictional
with the heroic
people of Ukraine
stands in full solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and
those in Russ1a who know that the unprovoked
invasion of Ukraine is an act of madness.
STOP THE WAR
Here is a message for our
readers in R U 5 5 1 A
After 70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II
died peacefully in Scotland on 8th September.
Her eldest son Charles has now become king. Who is he? Discover:Updated : Charles III - 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 activitiesNEW : Remembering Queen Elizabeth - simple English
with a North-American theme
American Indians - The original inhabitants of the USA
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 -
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. 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
- More resources
about life in Britain
Britain in general
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
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- levels 4 - 6
- levels Advanced-low – Advanced-mid.
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