Are you a beginner (CEFR level A1) learner of English? This section offers reading practice to help you understand simple information, words and sentences about known topics. Texts include posters, messages, forms and timetables.

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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103

Read an invitation to an office event to practise and improve your reading skills.

60

Read the poster outside an exam room to practise and improve your reading skills.

44

Read a menu to practise and improve your reading skills. 

28

Read a study timetable for a week in summer school in England to practise and improve your reading skills.

25

Read an airport departures board to practise and improve your reading skills. 

21

Read four business cards to practise and improve your reading skills.

30

Read dictionary definitions for academic words and review parts of speech to practise and improve your reading skills.

30

Read two adverts for places to stay on holiday to practise and improve your reading skills. 

25

Read the four job adverts to practise and improve your reading skills.

15

Read some short messages to practise and improve your reading skills.

12

Read an application form to practise reading official forms.

21

Read a text conversation between two friends to practise and improve your reading skills.