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Do you want to practise your reading and learn about global issues, special days and festivals?

In this section, read articles about a wide variety of topics. The articles are written for intermediate (CEFR level B1) and upper intermediate (CEFR level B2) learners.

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

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27 Mar 2023


Easter is a very important festival for most Christians, and for many other people it's a time to celebrate the arrival of spring, and of course eat chocolate eggs! 

20 Mar 2023


Nowruz is the Persian New Year celebration. It takes place in the spring. Read this article and find out how people celebrate this important day.

09 Mar 2023

World Water Day

Everyone needs water, and every drop is precious. On 22 March, World Water Day draws attention to the essential role of water in our lives, the difficulties many people have getting clean water, and solutions to these problems. 

17 Feb 2023


What do you know about Holi? Read the article to find out about this very colourful festival, celebrated by Hindus all over the world.

21 Oct 2022


October 31 is Halloween and it's celebrated in many countries around the world. What are the origins of this spooky day and how do people celebrate today? Read the article and find out.

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