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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

Message in a Bottle
Message in a Bottle

One day, Isobel is walking along the beach. She finds a message in a bottle. The message says “Help me!”….

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Summer Days
Summer Days

There are five short stories about summer in this book. Paul is sad. His girlfriend doesn’t want to see him anymore. So he goes to his family’s summer house by the lake with his brother. He gets help from a surprising person…..

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Match Day
Match Day

Old Jack usually writes ghost stories, but in this book, he shares his memories of a special day when he was “Young Jack”. When he was a child, he went to rugby matches with his father…..

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John Sees a Murder
John Sees a Murder

John is a window cleaner. One day, when he is cleaning the windows of a hotel, he sees a murder….

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Who’s There?
Who’s There?

Have you ever heard a strange noise and thought “Who’s there?”In these short stories for learners of English, five different people have strange or scary experiences….

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Killer
Killer

When James Winchester was a spy, he made many friends, and many enemies. Now someone wants him dead. Who is it? And why?…

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Murder on Whale Island
Murder on Whale Island

George is a tour guide on Whale Island in Scotland. One day, a member of his tour group dies. George finds the man’s dead body at the bottom of the cliffs next to the sea….

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Adventure on the Mountain
Adventure on the Mountain

Junko and Hannah are students. They are studying English in London. They travel to Scotland for a vacation. They climb a mountain, but they get lost in a forest….

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Pretty and Bright
Pretty and Bright

Walter Pretty and Amelia Bright are detectives in a small town. One day, an old man is found dead in his house. Pretty and Bright’s boss says the man had an accident, but the two detectives don’t believe it. They think it was murder…..

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Dressed for Success
Dressed for Success

Read about the life and adventures of a young American woman! Carrie lives on a farm, but she dreams of a different life. She finds a job with an advertising company in Seattle…

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