Graded Readers

Below is a short guide to some of the most popular series of graded readers.

Oxford Bookworms

This series of readers is aimed at students at six levels from elementary to advanced. All stages have exercises for classroom or private use, plus a glossary to help with vocabulary.

Macmillan Heinemann ELT

A wide range of titles - some original and some simplified - from modern and classic novels, and designed to appeal to all age-groups, tastes and cultures.

The books are divided into five levels: Starter Level, with about 300 basic words; Beginner Level (600 basic words); Elementary Level (1100); Intermediate Level (1600); and Upper Level (2200). Some of the titles are also available on cassette.

Cambridge English Readers

Cambridge English Readers is series of original fiction, specially written for learners of English. Graded into six levels - from elementary to advanced - the stories in this series provide easy and enjoyable reading on a wide range of contemporary topics and themes