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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

How Did You Meet?
How Did You Meet?

We never know how, or when, or where we will meet our one true love. Maybe you will meet on a blind date? Or maybe you will meet in a storm or a supermarket? Here are five stories for you to enjoy….

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Everyday Heroes
Everyday Heroes

What do you think of when you hear the word “hero”? Do you think of Superman, or Batman? Of course, they are heroes. But sometimes, normal people can be heroes too….

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I’m Late!
I’m Late!

Five short stories about ordinary people who risk being late for important events….

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The Other Sisters
The Other Sisters

Sisters separated by ambition, distance and war.Maggie always said that Anna was her much younger sister, but Anna believed Maggie was really her mother. Then Maggie is killed,….

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The Temple Treasure
The Temple Treasure

Shuzo is the head priest of a mountain temple in Japan. One night, an unexpected visitor comes to the temple and takes the temple’s most precious treasure…..

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Ryokan Life
Ryokan Life

Yuka Nakata studies English. Her family owns a ryokan (Japanese-style hotel) near Kyoto. Now it is August. Yuka is helping her family at the ryokan. Yuka is happy. She can meet many guests and she can practice her English. Many things happen at the ryokan….

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Saori and the Storm
Saori and the Storm

Saori is a nurse. She wants to work in many countries. So she goes to a language school in New Zealand to study English.She meets another homestay student…..

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Lincoln Takes a Trip
Lincoln Takes a Trip

Lincoln lives with his mother in a small town in Texas. His life is quiet and lonely. He wants to find old friends, so he searches for them on Facebook…..

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Elspeth and the Visitor
Elspeth and the Visitor

Elspeth was at home, waiting for her mother to come back from work. Someone knocked on the door. She opened it. There was a man standing in front of her. Who was he?…

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Murder in Marrakech
Murder in Marrakech

Julie is on a business trip in Marrakech, Morocco. She buys a carpet at a market, but the carpet holds a terrible secret…..

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