Need to Read is a 3-level self-study course designed for learners who need to improve their reading skills, increase reading speed and expand their vocabulary. It offers topical reading lessons sourced from international business and financial news.
Level: CEFR B1 – C1 | TOEIC® 350 – 900*
Number of Lessons: 800+ (Digital)
Lesson Duration: Approx. 30 mins
Banking, Finance, Economy, Innovation, the Environment, Media, Science, People, Education, Technology, Management, Employment, Politics/Government, Society
User discussion and rating forum; printable lessons
At the start of Need to Read, students complete a short, adaptive diagnostic test to ensure that subsequent lessons are presented at the right level.
Each lesson begins with a warm-up activity to help introduce the topic and orientate the learner. This is followed by a focused reading exercise to practice both reading for gist and specific information. Students are then invited to reflect and comment on the content of each article and share their ideas in the Need to Read forum.
The Skills Training section offers further practice with new phrases and words in context and teaches students how particular phrases can be used to express ideas and opinion. A Word Bank is also included to provide support with new words and a review of key business concepts.
A final feedback section allows students to comment on the content of the lesson and rate how much they enjoyed it.