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Graded readers

* help increase your reading speed 

* help you to remember vocabulary

* help you to naturally absorb grammar and sentence structures

* make studying fun 

and

* can help you get a higher TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS score!

Reading easy texts is a great way to increase your reading speed. The more you read, the faster you will become. Reading quickly is a very important skill if you want to get a high score on a test. 

 

Our graded reader series was designed on the premise that reading should be FUN!

 

For this reason, when creating our graded readers and stories, we consult language learners.

We have found that what learners want to read and what teachers want learners to read are often rather different.

 

Over the years we have been teaching, our students have often told us that when reading for pleasure in a foreign language, they find it easier to read and absorb content that relates to their own lives and interests.

 

Our original, modern fiction titles cover genres from romance and comedy, to mystery and suspense. Our selection of non-fiction titles features true stories on contemporary issues, including dating and working.

 

Our graded readers stress dialogue rather than description, helping learners to absorb language and phrases that they can actually use.

They feature stories in a variety of settings and countries, and expose the reader to a range of stories, cultures and ideas.

 

 

Key features of our graded readers

 

1. Written by experienced language teachers and linguists.

 

2. Learner centered – Our graded readers are written with the learner in mind, emphasizing the fun rather than the academic aspect of graded reading. We consult with learners when creating the books.

 

3. Useful dialogue – Characters engage in everyday conversations, giving the reader ample exposure to useful everyday language.

 

4. Grammar graded to CEFR levels.

 

5. E-book format, enabling us to offer convenience and affordable prices.

 

6. New titles released every month.

 

Free sample pages of each graded reader are available for download on this site so you can choose the correct level.

 

Online quizzes and questions about some of our graded readers are available on our resource site I Talk You Talk Press EXTRA.

 

Our levels

 

 

Choosing the most appropriate level

 

The most appropriate graded reader level is usually one level LOWER than your current level.

To find the best level for you, download a free sample of the book you are interested in.

If you cannot read it comfortably without a dictionary, choose an easier level.

 

Where to Buy

 

Our electronic readers are available for purchase in the following stores

  • Kobo
  • Amazon Kindle (.com/.com.br/.de /.es/.fr/.it/.jp/co.uk)
  • Apple iBookstore (32 countries)
  • FNAC (France)
  • Livraria Cultura (Brazil)

and others, including Indigo (Canada) and Angus & Robertson (Australia)

 

 Factsheets / More Information

***Download our word count sheet here***I Talk You Talk Press Graded Reader Word Counts

Simple explanation about CEFR and the levels (Wikipedia)

Council of Europe CEFR page

Graded Reader FAQ

Titles

The Old Hospital
The Old Hospital

Steven, Imran and James are university students. They live next to an old hospital. James is telling his friends about the ghost in the hospital. Steven laughs. He doesn’t believe the story. He says, “Let’s go into the hospital. Tomorrow night is Halloween. Let’s go then!”…

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We Met Online
We Met Online

There is a perfect partner for everyone. These days, many people use online dating sites to find that ‘special someone’. In this book, six different people are looking for love online.

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Enjoy Your Business Trip
Enjoy Your Business Trip

So, you are going on a business trip! Of course, you must be very excited. It will be a great experience. But perhaps you are also a little nervous. Perhaps you are worried about communicating with the people in the office…

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Different Seas
Different Seas

Jarmo, Akina, Chrysa, Hehu, Shelley and Pachai are the Holiday Club. They come from different countries and have very different lives. They take trips together as often as they can. Book 3 is a bonus for fans of the Holiday Club. This time you get two complete adventure stories as the young friends face terror and horror on opposite sides of the world…

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The School on Bolt Street
The School on Bolt Street

Rita is going to study at a language school in London. The teacher will meet her at Heathrow Airport and take her to the school.
But when she arrives at Heathrow Airport, the teacher is not there….

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Adventure in Rome
Adventure in Rome

Lily is on a group tour in Rome. She should be safe. But someone is trying to find her…

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A Dangerous Weekend
A Dangerous Weekend

It is Easter Sunday. I am hiding in a bedroom of a large house in a mountain valley. I have two small children with me. Annabel is almost asleep but Jaime is excited. It is difficult to keep him quiet. I don’t know who owns the house. I don’t know where the children’s parents are. But there are men with guns in the house…

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Enjoy Your Homestay
Enjoy Your Homestay

So, you are going on a homestay! Of course, you must be very excited. It will be a great experience. An experience you will never forget. But perhaps you are also a little nervous…

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Who is Holly?
Who is Holly?

The woman was young. She was wearing a beautiful dress. She looked like a sleeping princess, but she was lying in a dark,narrow street. And she was dead…

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Strange Stories
Strange Stories

There are five short stories in this book. Just in time for Halloween! Strange and scary stories from the lives of normal people…

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