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:

Art / Entertainment

:: The genius of Albrecht Dürer: artist, scholar, self-publisher.
:: Dürer's special relationship with his parents.


:: Is maintaining eye contact when talking to other people really such a good idea?
:: How much eye contact is appropriate?

Social issues

:: The mystery of the people who fall from the sky.
:: The boy who stowed away on a plane flying from Manchester to Rome.

History / Language

:: Neanderthals used complex language like modern humans, scientists say.
:: Neanderthals and us.


:: Sean Conway: the man who swam 1,400 kilometres, from one tip of Britain to the other.
:: The longest ever unassisted ocean swim.