Readable: Read English Stories

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14.9K reviews
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About this app

Readable makes great stories easy-to-read and free for every English learner:
Read great stories
★ Read dozens of horror, thriller and fiction short stories

★ Read hundreds of news stories, updated every day!

★ Every story is simplified to your level

★ Audio and translations for every word

★ Save any word to memorise later

★ Read stories for free

High quality learning
★ Learn fast – Research shows reading English for pleasure doubles the speed of learning

★ Created by language learning experts who have worked with the BBC, British Council & Cambridge University Press

★ Expert teachers simplify stories to your reading level

★ Nominee for 2020 British Council English learning award

★ Read stories to learn 3000 most common English words

★ Word Trainer uses brain science to help you memorise difficult words

Play Store reviews
"Really good immersive stories with very dynamic characters. You learn English in a fast and practical way. Sometimes I don’t even realise just how much I have learned while reading. 1000 stars!" — Eduardo

"Excellent app. I love the variety of stories with different topics. There are English stories with different durations and levels. You can save words while you read and then learn them later which works really well. Everything is great!" — Estaban

"This is the first time I’ve seen an app that is this good. It has made a big difference to my English after just ten days." — Serhat

"This app could not be better. You reinforce your vocabulary by reading wonderfully written English stories." — Celal

"I love it! I have never felt so certain that I will learn English as with this app." — Raciel

Are you an English teacher and want to support our mission to make great stories easy-to-read for free for every learner?
Contact the team at to get involved!
Updated on
Jun 23, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
App activity and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

14.3K reviews
October 21, 2021
No human transcription for the stories it's all robot voice. | On the good side you can click on any word and get its definition. And the stories are cool. | This is a personal preference but the narrator of the news speaks British (this should be mentioned in the app description)- I'm looking for American content exclusively to avoid unecessary confusion as a learner.
25 people found this review helpful
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Nader Pourbagher
November 25, 2023
I can't stop the app reader after starting to play it. I click on the pause icon, but reading still continues.
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Fábio Henrique
November 21, 2023
I adore it this app, because was here that I started to reading in English I think that is very useful, for who learning English I've read several book very interesting level A1 and A2.
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What's new

• Bugfixes and stability improvements