Free Graded Readers (B2)

There are two kinds of readers available here. 1) The readers that are now out of copyright. They are available free for anyone who wants to read them. They can be distributed free but must not be offered for sale. 2) Books that are kindly offered by publishers, usually in “Flipbook” form. These must be read on the publisher’s site using the link provided here. The M symbol indicates that a quiz is available for this book on the ERF’s MReader.org website.

Hamlet Author: William Shakespeare; Retold by Jennifer Bassett 2000 Word Level, CEFR B2, MReader rl[7] Hamlet is rich, handsome and clever. He drives a sports car, is popular with women, and should have a great future. Until one night, in the shadow of a factory wall, he begins to discover the true story of his father’s death. He was murdered. Murdered by someone Hamlet knows. . . Simply Shakespeare brings the themes of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays to the English language learner. The plays are retold in narrative form, in modern language and have also been re-interpreted for today’s world. This text was originally rated “A2” but the grammar used is much more advanced.

King Lear Author: William Shakespeare; Retold by Jennifer Bassett 2000 Word Level, CEFR B2, MReader rl[7] Chicago, the windy city. Money, guns, business, and crime. Big crime. At the top sits Lear, Lear ‘the King’, Lear the Boss, whose strong hand has ruled the gangster underworld for years. Lear is old, tired — tired of giving orders and making decisions, tired of power. . . But power isn’t like a box of sweets. You can’t just give it away. . . Simply Shakespeare brings the themes of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays to the English language learner. The plays are retold in narrative form, in modern language and have also been re-interpreted for today’s world. This text was originally rated “A2” but the grammar used is much more advanced.

Flipbooks from ELI
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The Prisoner of Zenda
Stage 4 (1800 headwords) B2 First (FCE)
MReader rl[8], 20,000 words
 

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