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English Texts for Beginners

English texts for beginners to practice reading and comprehension online and for free. Practicing your comprehension of written English will both improve your vocabulary and understanding of grammar and word order. The texts below are designed to help you develop while giving you an instant evaluation of your progress.

Prepared by experienced English teachers, the texts, articles and coversations are brief and appropriate to your level of proficiency. Take the multiple-choice quiz following each text, and you'll get the results immediately. You will feel both challenged and accomplished! You can even download (as PDF) and print the texts and exercises. It's enjoyable, fun and free. Good luck!

Level A1

Our Vacation120start »
My day96start »
The House108start »
Preparing food158start »
My name is John155start »

Level A2

My morning routine127start »
My family at home157start »
My Wonderful Family145start »
The city where I live133start »
Dinner preparation152start »
A great summer vacation184start »
Days of the week448start »
Food356start »
Numbers466start »
Going to a restaurant 171start »
Going to the Supermarket287start »
Running errands 255start »
At school262start »
The pet store257start »
Letter to a Friend352start »

Level B1

My city126start »
Plants123start »
The most expensive taco179start »
Going to work in the morning167start »
How do Americans celebrate Christmas?
337start »
Thanksgiving243start »
Valentine's Day177start »
Las Vegas246start »
Los Angeles 225start »
San Francisco268start »
Washington, D.C.200start »
Miami262start »
Chicago243start »
The Grand Canyon255start »
Yellowstone National Park277start »
The Golden Gate Bridge234start »
The Empire State Building249start »
The Statue of Liberty256start »

Level B2

Boston273start »