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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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