Here are some simple news reports and short stories. They are genuine news stories, sometimes slightly adapted, using standard current English. The language used is basic but accurate modern English.
They will help you to practise your English reading skills and improve your use of English.
After each story, there are notes explaining particular words and expressions.
We will add new stories often so that you can get plenty of practice. We hope you will find them interesting and useful.
The first articles with explanatory notes are entitled:
- Simply News 1 – Attack on war veteran – 16 bailed
- Simply News 2 – Teen sets sail on solo round-the-world voyage
- Simply News 3 – Own stem cells save woman’s lung
- Simply News 4 – Five held over Olympic ticket fraud
- Simply News 5 – Development Project in Uganda: one year on
- Simply News 6 – American carmakers welcome tighter emission standards