Are you an advanced (CEFR level C1) learner of English? This section offers reading practice to help you understand long, complex texts about a wide variety of topics, some of which may be unfamiliar. Texts include specialised articles, biographies and summaries.

Each lesson has a preparation task, a reading text and two tasks to check your understanding and to practise a variety of reading skills. Make a start today.

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16

Read a biography of mountain runner Kilian Jornet, who climbed Everest in a day, to practise and improve your reading skills.

5

Read a text about a fungus threatening bananas to practise and improve your reading skills.

12

Read a blog post about doing business in different cultures to practise and improve your reading skills.

3

Read a series of short book summaries to practise and improve your reading skills.

2

Read a magazine article about giving feedback at work to practise and improve your reading skills.

11

Read an article about horror film clichés to practise and improve your reading skills.

20

Read an academic text about how humans evolved language to practise and improve your reading skills.

2

Read an article about life on Mars to practise and improve your reading skills.

10

Read an email managing the problems faced by a member of an international team.

3

Read four political manifestos to practise and improve your reading skills.

3

Read an article about how some supermarkets have become more environmentally friendly to practise and improve your reading skills.

10

Read an article about the state of the world to practise and improve your reading skills.