Our latest Level 4 (B1/B2) graded reader is now available!
A graded reader for learners of English (EFL) Level 4 – B1/B2 Intermediate (2) Word count: 13,206
The women walked down the stone steps. They were holding hands. It was very dark and cold. Drops of water were running down the walls. The air smelt bad. “Where is he?” asked the younger woman. “Quiet!” whispered the older woman. She pointed down the stairs. They could see lights. “Candles?” asked the younger women. At the bottom of the steps, they saw an open door. They heard a voice. They stopped and listened. The younger woman put her hand over her mouth to stop from screaming. “Oh no! I can’t believe it!”
Louise and Milton buy an old house in England. Milton loves the house, but Louise is not so sure. Haversham House is a place of mystery, danger and terror. Read Haversham House and discover its story!
Our new Level 2 graded reader “A New Life” is now available!
Nia is excited about her wedding. Then some bad news makes her very sad and angry. She decides to change her life. She goes to Japan to study karate. In Japan, she makes new friends and meets someone special. The trip to Japan gives her an exciting new life, different from anything she imagined. Will she find happiness at last?
Our 100th graded reader Tiffany and Max Investigate (Level 2) is now available!
Tiffany is a student. One day, she is in the forest with her boyfriend Max. She sees a dead body in the river. Or does she? When she goes back with Max to look at the body, there is nothing there. Max believes Tiffany’s story, but the policeman doesn’t. The two young people try to find out the truth. Max asks a friend to help them. Will they be successful? Maybe it is dangerous to investigate the strange story of a missing man and the disappearing body.
Our 99th graded reader “Return to the Valley” (Level 4) is now available!
Neil has a good life. He has a successful company. He’s rich. But everything is about to change. Twelve years ago, Neil left the valley where he grew up. He said he would never return. But now his brother is dead, and he must go back. He must face the past, and learn to live with the truth.
But what is the truth? What really happened twelve years ago? Why did his brother die? Someone doesn’t want Neil to find the answers. There is danger, romance, friendship and surprise when he returns to the valley.
Sometimes people with disabilities have trouble finding jobs. Mike and his friends were lucky. For ten years they had a job at Sunrise. When the government decides to close Sunrise, they lose their jobs. Mike sees an opportunity. Five Sunrise workers start a new company together. It is a big success. But not everyone is happy. Someone wants to close the business down. Can Mike and his co-workers save their business and become successful again?
Our latest graded reader “Neighbours” (Level 2) is now available!
Everyone has neighbours, Maybe our neighbours are nice or interesting. Or maybe they are difficult or strange. Here are five short stories about neighbours for you to read.
Eva is a little frightened of one of her neighbours. He is strange. But one day, something happens to change Eva’s opinion. Brent’s neighbour is on vacation. The house is empty. So why can he hear a knocking sound on the wall? Brent has a shock when he goes to investigate. Bryan loves living in his quiet house. There are big old trees in the garden. But not everyone likes the trees. Someone makes trouble for Bryan. Bryan has to fight to stop the troublemaker and save his trees. Everyone loves Skippy. She thinks her neighbours are lonely, so she has an idea to make everyone happy. Will she succeed? The house next to Katy is empty. So what are the strange lights in the house at night? Katy has to act quickly to save somebody’s life.
Our latest Level 4 graded reader “The Vase” is now available! (Word count: 12,004)
When a doctor in Hong Kong receives a “lucky” Chinese vase in 1910, he has no idea just how lucky it is. This story follows the vase through the 20th century, as it crosses continents and brings luck to its new keepers. What happens to the vase at the end? Does it keep its lucky powers? This story takes you through the major events of the last century and follows the lives of the people who lived through that time, before the vase’s history comes back in a circle.
We never know how, or when, or where we will meet our one true love. Maybe you will meet on a blind date? Or maybe you will meet in a storm or a supermarket? Here are five stories for you to enjoy. One story is about a forever romance. The other stories? Will the couples stay together? We don’t know, but we hope so. If the romance lasts forever, they will always have an interesting answer when people ask: “How did you meet?”
This is a short story for learners of English. We hope you enjoy it!
Andy wears glasses. He doesn’t wear them all the time. He wears them when he drives his car. He wears them to read, and when he works on his computer.
Andy gets an email from the eye doctor’s office. The email says— We have not checked your eyes for one year. You should make an appointment. We will check your eyes.—-
Andy goes to the eye doctor’s office. He does an eye test.
The eye doctor says, “Your eyes are OK, but maybe you need new glasses. You need glasses that are a little stronger.”
Andy says, “OK.”
The eye doctor says she will order new glasses for Andy. She says, “Maybe your new glasses will feel a little bit strange. Maybe you will get a headache for a few days. Maybe you will feel ill for a little while.”
After one week, the eye doctor’s office calls Andy. The receptionist says, “Your new glasses are ready. Please come and get your new glasses.”
Andy goes to get his new glasses. His eye doctor is not there. She is on vacation.
Andy pays for his new glasses and takes them away. He is very pleased. His new glasses do not feel strange. He does not have a headache. He does not feel ill.
A few weeks later, Andy gets a call from his eye doctor. “Please come and see me,” she says.
Andy goes to see his eye doctor. She is very unhappy. She says, “I ordered your new glasses, but I made a big mistake. I asked the company to make your new glasses but the order was the same as your old glasses. So , there was no change. I am very sorry. I have ordered new glasses for you and of course, you will not pay anything.”
Andy is a very calm person. He says, “It’s OK. Don’t worry.”
The eye doctor says, “Didn’t you think it was strange when your ‘new’ glasses were the same as the old ones?”
Andy laughs. “I didn’t feel sick! I didn’t feel strange! I didn’t have a headache!. I thought ‘my eye doctor did a very good job!’”