Reading Resources

Here you’ll find a list of websites that are great for helping improve your English reading skills. The websites are split into different difficulty categories to help find the appropriate material for your level. Another way you can improve your reading skills is by using English subtitles while watching movies.

Make sure to make a note of any new vocabulary, look up their meanings and then memorise them to make your reading sessions even more efficient.


Easy

News In Easy English (News)

ESL Fast (Easy conversations)

Short Stories For Kids (Children’s stories)

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Medium

BBC News (British news)

Kotaku (Video game / Otaku culture) 

Marie Claire (Fashion)

Wired (Technology)

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Advanced

Architectural Digest (Architecture)

Forbes (Business)

Introspective Magazine (Architecture)

Investopedia (Finance)

New Scientist (Science)

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Transitive And Intransitive Verbs

Introduction He kicked the ball. She is running. They moved quickly. We can divide verbs into two different categories: transitive verbs and intransitive verbs. We use these terms to describe whether a verb needs to take an object in order to make sense. In the above examples, “kicked” is transitive, “running” is intransitive and “moved”…

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Phrasal Verbs List

Below is a list of 47 useful phrasal verbs in English. They are arranged into groups to help memorize them easier. As well as this, example sentences are included to give context and make understanding their use even easier. Each section will be split up using the following format: Phrasal Verb Meaning Example Sentence “Act”…

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Question Tags

What Are Question Tags? You’re going away again, aren’t you? He doesn’t like this food, does he? They didn’t go to the party, did they? Questions tags or tag questions (according to American grammarians) are short questions we add to the end of a sentence in order to turn a declarative statement into a question.…

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Phrasal Verbs

What Are Phrasal Verbs? I got on the bus. I took the TV apart. Clean up that mess! Phrasal verbs are made up of a verb combined with either an adverb, a preposition or sometimes both. Sometimes there will be a single word equivalent that could be used instead. He was brought up by his…

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