Welcome to The English Magazine for students and teachers of English

The English Magazine website is a vast resource of graded reading and listening material for students and teachers of English. Each original article is written at three levels of difficulty: beginner (level A1-A2), intermediate (level B1-B2) and advanced (level C1-C2. Students can click to change level at any time. There are comprehension questions to test understanding and to recylce important vocabulary from the text. The Language Notes and Vocabulary Notes for each level provide a useful focus for follow-up language work. In addition, in the Language Practice Zone, there are grammar and vocabulary exercises.

Students can work on their own, at home or in a computer lab. Alternatively, teachers can freely print the articles and use them in class as supplementary material in their regular language courses.

The articles are specially-written for the magazine, not adaptations from other sources. There is a wide range of topics: adventure, business, crime, education, art and entertainment, food, health, history, language, lifestyle, literature, mystery, nature and the environment, psychology, science and social issues.

Get an idea of how The English Magazine can help students by viewing the Presentation.

In the current issue:

Social issues

:: Fighting global poverty with the Millennium Village.
:: The sale of second hand clothing in East Africa risks putting the local textile industry out of business.


:: Taking a break from studying in the form of a gap year has become a vital part of youn people's education.
:: Preparing for a safe gap year with an army-style training course.


:: The Sun King: Absolute Monarchy in the seventeenth century.
:: Strange facts about court life under the Sun King.


:: Why is the worst fanfiction ever still so popular?
:: Harry Potter: the Christian version.


:: In praise of re-cycling: how a disused railway line gives walkers and cyclists the chance to rediscover a beautiful part of the Ligurian coast.
:: The country where the bicycle is king of the road.