Intermediate English reading 


Free Intermediate level English reading resources

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

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Reading texts for intermediate  English - CEF levels B1 and B2

A collection of articles about life and issues in Britain and the United States in intermediate level English - with word guides, exercises and classroom activities

 Seasonal texts

1. Articles with a North-American theme

2. Articles about life in Britain

Britain in general  Society London Icons Dialogues Sport

Britain in general






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

Short stories - teenage fiction


Technical subjects


4. Intermediate Puzzles and word games

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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
60 - 70  Plain English
70 - 80  Fairly easy
To Understand Flesch Kincaid scales,  see the Linguapress Readability guide

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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