About this site

Who is it for?

The website has articles for English language learners who are intermediate level and above.

They’re good if you are preparing for an IELTS exam or want to improve your reading skills and build your vocabulary.

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How to read

Pick an article that sounds interesting, and read.

Look at the word count as shorter articles are generally easier.

If you want some help with vocabulary, click the blue vocabulary help button above the article, and definitions for some of the difficult words will be shown on the right.

NB. The vocabulary help works better on laptops, as the vocabulary section will sit next to the article. 

After Reading

After you have read an article, you can try some IELTS-type questions or find out more. 

Click the green IELTS Questions button under the article, and some questions will be shown on the right. The answers are at the bottom.

If you want to find out more about the topic, see Sources and Links under the article.

And feel free to leave a comment.

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NB. The articles and questions are designed to be a little bit easier than the IELTS reading test. 

Other Websites

If you want to see other websites for learning English you can go to the links page.

You’ll find useful websites for reading, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary and IELTS.


I have removed some articles and left my favourite 18 on the site. Some of these have been edited and (I hope) improved. I will edit and improve some of the others that I removed and put them back on the site later. And I will keep writing new articles, but maybe not every month. 

I am currently working on adding some study skills pages for help with learning English, and I’m still thinking about creating audio, such as short videos or a podcast. 

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