Simple English Articles (CLB3-4)


Below you will find articles translated to simple English. If you are at the lower intermediate language level, these are for you!

We started with our 10 most-read articles. We will be adding more in the coming days.

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“Pardon me!”: Understanding and adapting to Canadian social norms

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“Keep in mind how important it is to be kind. Don’t be too embarrassed by your mistakes. Forgive others’ mistakes… Read more »

The 8 habits of very safe workers

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The following are general safety rules that newcomers must know on their first day at work. A safety habit is… Read more »

What is a summer camp? Should I send my child to one?

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A summer camp is a facility that offers supervised programs for children and adolescents. These programs can be as short… Read more »

Audio tools to improve your English

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Audio resources are great learning tools to strengthen your English language skills. You can listen on the bus or car… Read more »

Easter celebrations all over the world

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In the religious sense, Easter is a Christian celebration commemorating the resurrection Christ. Today, it is considered a secular holiday… Read more »

5 steps for lodging an effective customer complaint

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We sometimes do not get the right service. It can be a reservation that was lost, an advertised discount not… Read more »

Tired of studying English? Here’s what you can do to get your enthusiasm back

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Have you reached a point where you just want to give up learning English? If you notice that you have… Read more »

5 big ideas for better small talk

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I used to meet the same people at the bus stop every day on my way to work. Small talk… Read more »

5 winter dangers and how to manage them

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In December 2016, Winnipeg experienced more snow than it had in over 100 years. With successive snow storms passing through… Read more »

How to keep school kids safe in extreme weather

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It is every parent’s nightmare for their kids to be left out in the cold and stranded. This is especially… Read more »

How to stay active in winter

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Staying physically active in the winter months is essential to your health. I learned this the hard way during my… Read more »

Winter tricks every Manitoban should know

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You’ve got the basics down pat. Winter coat, check. Boots, gloves, scarf, check, check, and check. You have also been… Read more »

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