English short stories for reading and listening practice

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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. The more you read, the better you get!

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

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  • 275 stories and articles - 214 with audio
  • Graded readers at 5 levels
  • Based on the IELTS and CEFR
  • Images & Illustrations
  • Definitions of key words and phrases

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  • 100 stories and articles - 75 with audio
  • Graded readers at 5 levels
  • Based on the IELTS and CEFR
  • Images & Illustrations
  • Definitions of key words and phrases