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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

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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Jimmy Luther
Jimmy Luther

Jimmy Luther is an Australian teenager. He doesn’t like to study. He is not interested in anything….

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Time to Go
Time to Go

Dan Hamilton is a successful businessman in Hong Kong. So why does he take $250,000 out of his company bank account, before jumping off a bridge?…..

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The Diary
The Diary

Liam finds a diary on the street. The owner’s name and address are written inside. He takes the diary to the owner’s house, but the owner isn’t there. He has been dead for four months…..

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The Cruise Ship
The Cruise Ship

Sarah and Peter Lane are on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. One day, Peter disappears from the cruise ship. Sarah is very worried. Where is her husband?…

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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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