The Internet has wonderful resources for all types of online reading. These suggestions can help you find reading that isn't too hard.
(Don't give up if you find that an interesting article is difficult! There are tools to help you read it. Check out online dictionaries-- especially learners' dictionaries.
You can even use translation software. Try reading the article in English, first. Make it a game to see how much you can understand before you get it translated! Then see the translation, if you need to-- and then try in English again.)
These websites have various topics, but all use fairly simple English. Many also have audio recordings, (They will open in a new window so you won't lose your place here.)
Be sure to write 'English' in the search bar-- they have a huge number of selections in many languages. Many also have comprehension exercises. That way you can check how well you understood what you read.
Audio recordings let you listen while you read. You not only hear how to pronounce the words, but you get the message two ways, with both eyes and ears. (This will also help you recognize the words you learn when you hear them again in a lecture or in conversation.)
If your English level is high intermediate or advanced, you have even more online reading options. Try English-language journals in your professional field. Or check out blogs or magazines on subjects that interest you.
Are you fascinated by fashion or cooking, politics, biology research, or science fiction? You could subscribe to a magazine in any of these fields, or find them in a public library, or read articles online.
Some excellent websites with more advanced readings are
If you don’t know where to start, go to “explore” and try the 1950s essays by Albert Einstein, Roger Hammerstein, and Jackie Robinson. (Click on the picture to find the essay along with the audio recording.)
In “Featured Essays” try “My Parents as Friends,” or “Here Comes (the Real) Santa Claus.” In “Special Features,” you might read “Recovering the Hope of Children” (in “Hope for the Future.”) Or try “There is Such a Thing as Truth” (in “A Roadmap for Life.”)
When you're looking for information for your personal or professional needs, check out English-language sites too.
Some may be too difficult for you right now, but others will be simpler. Some will even have a translation button.
You can also copy and paste brief sections you want translated into Google Translate. It’s not perfect, but it can give you an idea of the meaning of parts you don’t understand.)
Try ordering English books online, or learn about them online and see if they are available at a library.
For more information, see Easy Reading: Books for ESL Beginners and Finding English Reading Materials.
Interested in a variety of online articles to read to improve your English? Every month I add descriptions & links to 2-3 great articles on a new topic.
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