Reading Books in English

Extensive reading is of great importance in English language classroom. Reading enable students to gain fluency, improve comprehension, build vocabulary and read independently. The benefits of extensive reading are far-reaching: independent readers become more avid readers, better writers and, ultimately, lifelong readers. Extensive reading is beneficial to all students, not just those who are learning a second language. In finding success in reading, they develop a love of reading.

To become good readers, learners need to read as much as possible, and they need to read books that interest them and are at their own level of difficulty. So, use the suggested links to find a book to your liking.

Books for years 2-7 

Read some flip books online (for students of Year 4-5)












Books for Year 9-11 students

Like heroines in many romantic stories, Jane Eyre was a penniless orphan who was an ugly duckling. She left an unhappy time at a boarding school to become a teacher and governess for a proud man with a secret.



At not quite fifteen, Stefan’s father finally let him board the longship Sja Vinna to take part in his first Viking raid. Yet, the battle was not at all what he expected and he soon found himself alone and stranded in Scotland.



This is an enchanting little story about a princess who refuses to marry a man old enough to be her grandfather. A mock marriage with someone else does not delay the arranged marriage. Then, she meets and falls in love with a mysterious, handsome stranger. Is he the answer to her marriage problems?

To settle a bet, phonetics professor Henry Higgins teaches a cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, that being a lady means more than just speaking like a lady. The witty, rags-to-riches play was later adapted into a musical and film called "My Fair Lady."


A captivating read details the lives of the wealthy Forsyte family over three generations - an early 20th century English soap opera. Love affairs, life issues and scandals, all having a consequence on the current and future generations. Well-developed characters, story lines and fashion details.

The four March sisters suffer because of growing up poor during the Civil War but they remain happy and learn about life and love while growing up in New England. A wealthy next door neighbor and one sister's tutor fall in love with two of the sisters in this first book of the series.

Wilfred of Ivanhoe, one of the last Saxon English noblemen, is determined to court Lady Rowena in spite of opposition from his father, Cedric. The path to wedded bliss is strewn with chivalric adventures, castle stormings, jousting tournaments, kidnappings and mistaken identities.

This is a 19th century England romantic story of the rebellious Elizabeth Bennet, a strong-willed young woman and Mr. Darcy, a mysterious and arrogant wealthy man. Her unwillingness to marry him threatens the future of her family. The book was first published in 1813. From an orphanage to college, Jerusha, or Judy, Abbott hopes to continue her education, but has no funds. When an anonymous benefactor offers to finance her studies, Judy accepts. Her witty letters to this generous man may bring her closer to knowing his identity than she expects.


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