Reading in English



Niveau A1/A2






Niveau A2/B1











Niveau B1 / B2







 Resources for the very young learner. : Read and listen to tales. : Links to different texts for beginners and up to an intermediate level. : Click on "kids" & "stories" for a selection of texts and activities. : Children's books online. : More children's books online, with sound.

Roald Dahl: Dahl talks to Julia Eccleshare about the importance of reading, children’s love of reading, his views on the conditioning of children and their relationship with adults, the world he creates for his child characters. :About Roald Dahl. Photos. Text and audio files. : The official site.

The English Reading Room. : Links to free online reading resources such as newspapers and magazines.

Classics for Young People. : Lots of great classics here, such as Alice in Wonderland, Little Women, A Christmas Carol...


Les liens ci-dessous font référence aux oeuvres complètes de l'ancien programme de "langue de complément". Bien que cette épreuve n'existe plus en tant que tel, les supports sont utilisable pour l'enseignement de la Littérature Etrangère en Langue Etrangère (LELE).

A Lesson before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines. The movie trailer. The movie trailer. : The interview of an American teacher on the novel.

  • Capital punishment: America's Civil Liberties Union, with texts and videos.

  • Racism: A video denouncing racism in the novel, with quotes. Cartoons. The Jena 6 (September 2007); video.

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Videos of the play from The Royal Shakespeare company's official site. A video of the play (Harvard-Radcliffe Summer Theatre).

  • About fairies:

Life of Pi by Yann Martel : The facts. : Interactive Life of Pi, an exciting way to discover the novel. How I wrote Life of Pi by Yann Martel. : The illustrated Life of Pi. A video summary of the novel. Interviews and reviews. : Martel talks about his book with UCL professor of English John Mullen. Document with sound.

  • 2 interviews with Yann Martel :

  • Yann Martel reading from Life of Pi:

  • The 2012 movie

How many miles to Babylon by Jennifer Johnston : Reading notes by M. Jean-Christophe Leclerc. An extract from Moira Armstrong’s 1982 film.

  • World War I links: : Lots of documents on the War including diaries, letters, newspaper cuttings and a timeline. : Animated maps and virtual tours of trenches. Examine the progress of the War. : An encyclopaedia of World War I.


Selected Poems by John Keats : List of his complete works.

Paul Auster: A radio interview. A video of the author reading a passage from A Man in the Dark. Debate about Philip Roth and Paul Auster about the future of the novel.

The Caretaker by Harold Pinter : The official site. : A selection of critical reviews. Rebecca Jones interviews Harold Pinter on the 50th anniversary of the opening of The Birthday Party.

  • Sound: Downloads from the Harold Pinter website. A Master of Menace: an audio slide show by Ben Brantley. An hour with Harold Pinter: an hour-long interview with Charlie Rose . The Homecoming: an audio slide show by Ben Brantley. More interviews with Charlie Rose.

Videos: a selection of tributes, reviews, articles. the NYT obituary, complete with a slide show. Resources from the web selected by researchers and editors of the NYT. Video of Harold Pinter's Nobel Prize in literature acceptance speech : The Job Offer. A video extract from the film The Caretaker (1963).

Mise à jour: Décembre 2012