Using graded readers to practice English
Readers are short books in easy English, so even beginners in learning English can read them to study English. Many big companies publish English readers, the two biggest companies are Oxford Bookworm Library and Penguin Graded Readers. The readers of the big companies have a level from 1 to 6. Level 1 is very easy, and the books get longer and more difficult up to level 6. Some Smith’s schools, like Otsu, have a library where the students can borrow the readers for free. That is a great service!
Making cheaper readers
The bad point of the graded readers from the big companies is that they are quite expensive for the length of the book. For a few pages, people need to pay nearly 1000 Yen. Because of this, I wrote my first reader for very beginners of learning English about ten years ago. To make it available, I published it on Amazon Kindle as an e-book, so anybody can practice English and not pay so much money for it. You can read it for free if you are in Kindle Unlimited or buy it for 135 Yen as an e-book.
My graded readers
If you are interested, search on Amazon for “The Stories of Tom and James Sven’s Step Up Readers.” So far, I published 4 graded readers in English. The story continues, so please start with the first book and continue until you are not interested anymore. This September, I will publish the 5th book of the series. For everyone who prefer to read books in paper, I made a paper version on Amazon in spring. Sadly, the cost to print books on Amazon is quite high, so my graded readers would cost nearly 1000 Yen. So, I put the first three books of the series together and I am still able to sell it for 990 Yen. Please have fun practicing English with them!