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Read a text sample and listen to an audio sample from a selection of Collins Readers. These samples will help you practice your reading and listening skills, and also help you choose a book that's right for you when the Library is open again.
Learning English at home is made easy with this OUP range of online resources for students of all ages. Resources include access to Graded Reader e-books for all levels. Click on the link and register to keep reading while in lockdown.
Once you have registered with OUP: Learn at home, click on this link to sign in to Oxford Learner's Bookshelf. From here you can access 148 free online readers at all different levels. Access to these ebooks for free expires after the 30th June, so get reading!
Select your level to browse free interactive exercises and downloadable audio and video resources. Practice Grammar, Vocabulary, Everyday English Usage, and you can test yourself at the end.
You can also learn a 'word of the week', and keep a learning record of what you have done.
In this section you will find specially adapted versions of the main reading texts from the Student's Book of Headway Fourth Edition, for levels Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate. These downloadable reading texts have been visually simplified and are presented in a format which is helpful for students with dyslexia.
You can also read some of our magazines (journals) online.
Click here to find magazines like World Soccer and Soap Life. Bradford Public Library provides access to over 3,000 magazines. If you are not a member of the Library, you can join online here for free.
If you want to search lots of electronic journals at the same time, click on Discover@BradfordCollege and enter a subject.
Issues Online is a great resource to find out about social and political issues in the UK.
To log in, click on the button under Your Home Institution and enter Bradford College in the box. Click on Continue and enter your IT username and password.
View the latest topics or use the search box to find your subject.
Issues Online provides teachers and students with a safe, reliable place to explore today’s most important social issues. It contains hundreds of articles, infographics, videos, assignment ideas and eBooks on topics ranging from human rights and domestic violence to drugs and alcohol.
To access Issues Online, click on the Login button, under Your Home Institution Shibboleth login click on “go to the login area”. Type in Bradford College and click on “Login”, and then enter your College username and password.
Online books from Public Libraries
Public Libraries are an excellent resource for reading for pleasure. As well as print books they also provide access to books, magazines and comics online.
Why not check out what s available at your local library?
This site from Bradford Central Library includes links to their online magazines, newspapers, driving and citizenship test resources, and their E-Books, E-Magazine and E-Audio service called Borrow Box.
This number one resource site for English Language Teachers is home to over 9,000 resources, worksheets, lesson plans and articles. MacMillan are now offering open access to all onestopenglish resources free of charge for 3 months – until the end of June. No sign-in required.