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:

Literature

:: Turning fear and horror into art: the poets of the First World War.
:: How the First World War inspired one of the greatest detective writers ever.

Education

:: Is it really possible to compare the quality of education systems around the world?
:: Where are the world’s best universities?

Crime

:: DNA profiling is an essential tool in criminal investigations, but sometimes things can go terribly wrong.
:: The strange case of the taxi driver.

Business

:: The crazy business of football: the world's top clubs have become global brands, but is business success killing the spirit of the game?
:: Given the uncertain nature of the football business, why do wealthy owners of football clubs risk so much of their own money?

Science

:: The loss of crop diversity is a major threat to food security, leading scientists say.
:: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault: the world’s insurance against loss of vital food plants.