In this section, read articles about a wide variety of topics. The articles are written for intermediate (CEFR level A1) learners.

You will improve your reading comprehension and develop your vocabulary on a diverse range of topics. Each article has a set of  exercises to help you understand and use the language.

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A reporter’s guide to West Africa

I have always been interested in the life and history of West Africa. So I decided to take a tour around the three central countries of the region – Senegal, Mali and Cote d’Ivoire...

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Daily life in London

People usually start work in the UK at 9 o’clock. Some people have to start earlier if they work in shops, driving buses and trains, or in hotels...

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Arsenal Football Club

West Africa is football crazy. Britain is football crazy too. Britain started the game many years ago in 1863...

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How big is Africa?

They never tell you this at school, but Africa is a huge continent. The largest countries in the world can fit into it quite easily. Take West Africa, for example...

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Muhammad Ali – the greatest boxer in the world

Kinshasa is a big town in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. The time is four o’clock in the morning on 30th October 1974. It is night but it is very hot...

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Museum of Black Civilisations

Senegal is the home of a very famous new museum. President Macky Sall opened the Museum of Black Civilizations in Dakar in December 2018...

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New musicians

In Dakar young people enjoy making music. Some African artists want to move to Europe or America. They think it is easier to make music there. Perhaps they will make more money. Other artists decide to stay in Africa. Some live abroad for some years and come back...

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Oxford and Cambridge

Oxford and Cambridge are two famous British cities. They are the homes of the UK’s most famous universities. The cities are very old but they were not big cities before the universities started...

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Regions of England

Cornwall is in the south-west of England. Many of the people there have a Celtic history, like the people in Wales. They have their own language, Cornish, which is like Welsh...

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