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:


:: The science and magic of alchemy.
:: The legendary alchemist Nicolas Flamel.


:: The John Lewis Economy and employee-owned companies: the old business model with a big future.
:: John Spedan Lewis and his vision of social capitalism.


:: We must have nuclear power in order to meet our energy needs and protect the environment, say leading scientists.
:: Is there a safe way to dispose of nuclear waste?


:: The humble onion: a truly global vegetable.
:: Why do onions make you cry? How can you prevent it?

Social issues

:: The Queen and the Royal Family: does Britain still need them?
:: Four reasons why the majority of British people want to keep the monarchy.