English stories and articles for reading and listening practise

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Stories by over 50 authors
Articles on history, science, crime, sport and more

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Reading and listening practise helps you learn English

English students and learners
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By reading and listening to our short stories at your own level you experience English being used for different purposes in different settings.

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Use our graded readers to help students practise what they've learned by silent reading and listening or for comprehension exercises, illustrating grammar and reading projects.

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  • 310 stories and articles
  • Glossaries
  • 235 with audio
  • 215 with comprehension questions
  • 105 with read aloud text highlighting
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  • 50 stories and articles
  • Glossaries
  • Audio
  • Comprehension questions
  • Read-aloud text highlighting
  • Read and add comments