What is Active Reading?

Active Reading helps learners develop the whole range of reading skills: prediction, vocab strategies, inference, skimming, topic sentences and more. Learners work on a wide variety of text types, based around lively, stimulating topics. They can listen to the texts (in a variety of accents), and each unit finishes with a freer skills-based activity.

CEFR level:

Elementary reading exercise

Syllabus and demo

News and updates

Active Reading program runs on mobile, tablet and computer for learning reading skills
  1. Read a review of the latest version of Active Reading.

  2. New worksheets. In January 2020, we have added a new set of worksheets to the Elementary level Resource Bank. Download a sample here.

  3. Cross-reference with ESOL Skills for Life. Read more.

  4. Institutions that use Active Reading: Rugby School Thailand, Abbey College Manchester, Noosa Council Library.

Support materials


Technical specifications

Active Reading runs on desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile. To run this program, you need an up-to-date version of one of these browsers:
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Apple Safari
Microsoft Edge

Latest upgrades

  1. 2020 Mar: New worksheets added to Intermediate level
  2. 2020 Feb: New worksheets added to Pre-Intermediate level
  3. 2020 Jan: New worksheets added to Elementary level
  4. 2019 Dec: HTML5 version of Active Reading North American released
  5. 2019 Oct: New HTML5 version of Active Reading International released

Technical support pledge

"My aim is to ensure you have smooth, trouble-free use of any software you purchase from Clarity. I therefore guarantee to find a fast and effective solution to any technical problems related to Clarity software, or provide a full refund."

Dr Adrian Raper,
Technical Director