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“I forgot I was reading in English!” (Student in Japan)

That’s what we like to hear!


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. Available in 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 readers are available for purchase in the following stores

  • Kobo
  • Amazon (Worldwide)
  • 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

Trapped
Trapped

Stella and Chris run a small private hotel on an isolated beach. One week, ten guests come to stay. Everything is going well until there is a terrible storm which traps the people in the hotel. Then, one of the guests is murdered….

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Wei’s Part-Time Job
Wei’s Part-Time Job

Wei Liu is a student from China. He studies English in New York. He has a part-time job in a hotel. One day, he finds a diamond necklace in the tissue box in a hotel room. Whose necklace is it? Why is it in the tissue box?…

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The Box
The Box

When Lisa’s mother is dying, she gives Lisa a box. What is inside the box? Why is it important? After her mother dies, Lisa’s husband leaves her and she is alone. Will the mystery of the box create a new and better future for Lisa?…

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Hunted in Hong Kong
Hunted in Hong Kong

Rose’s family moved from Hong Kong to the USA when she was five years old. Her father had money troubles and so a gang planned to kill him and his family. Rose and her family can never return to Hong Kong…

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Emily’s Bag
Emily’s Bag

One day, Nina is driving home from work. It is raining heavily. She sees an old woman. The woman has a heavy shopping bag. She looks wet and tired…

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I Need a Friend
I Need a Friend

Long ago Shelley and Rosemary had been best friends. When Rosemary gets an unexpected letter asking her to meet Shelley in Paris, Rosemary knows she must go…

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Vanished Away
Vanished Away

This is a new edition of our graded reader Vanished Away. Satomi walked through the train. It was dark outside. The front cars were full of passengers, but as she moved towards the back of the train, there were fewer and fewer people. Where was Miki?…

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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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