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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

Return to the Valley
Return to the Valley

Neil has a good life. He has a successful company. He’s rich. But everything is about to change. Twelve years ago, Neil left the valley where he grew up. He said he would never return. But now his brother is dead, and he must go back….

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Let’s Do It!
Let’s Do It!

Sometimes people with disabilities have trouble finding jobs. Mike and his friends were lucky. For ten years they had a job at Sunrise. When the government decides to close Sunrise, they lose their jobs…..

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Phil’s Balloon
Phil’s Balloon

Phil is thirty-six. He works in a factory. He wants a girlfriend, but he has no luck on dating apps, and there are no women in his factory. One day, in the park, he has an idea….

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Roger’s Long Ride
Roger’s Long Ride

Covid 19 changed daily life for everyone. In San Francisco, it changes the life of a man called Roger.In two days, he loses his job, his girlfriend, his home and his car….

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Neighbours
Neighbours

Everyone has neighbours, Maybe our neighbours are nice or interesting. Or maybe they are difficult or strange. Here are five short stories about neighbours for you to read…

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Rona
Rona

Rona and Amanc are living in a new country. Amanc is cheerful and positive. He has two jobs to make money for their small family. He is happy about their future. But Rona is always frightened. She worries about money. She is nervous and shy. She has no friends….

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Wintertime
Wintertime

There are five stories about winter in this book.The forest is a dangerous place in winter, but Stefan takes his dog there. There is an accident. What will happen? Can anyone help Stefan? Or will he die alone in the forest?…

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The Vase
The Vase

When a doctor in Hong Kong receives a “lucky” Chinese vase in 1910, he has no idea just how lucky it is. This story follows the vase through the 20th century, as it crosses continents and brings luck to its new keepers….

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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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