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. Find out more by reading this brochure, and by watching this short video, or this more detailed one.

CEFR level:

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. 2022 Aug: New audio in Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Intermediate and Pre-Intermediate levels
  2. Ideas for targeting specific reading skills with Active Reading, here.
  3. New worksheets and content in all levels. Download a sample here.
  4. Cross-reference with ESOL Skills for Life. Read more.

Support materials

web banner

Web banner

Ideas to promote Active Reading on all online platforms.

Social media

Social media

Ideas to promote Active Reading on all social media platforms – text and images included.



Idea to promote Active Reading through email – text and images included.



The poster highlights learning strategies, with a space for your own access instructions.

Program description

Program description

The text here highlights the features of Active Reading, so your students will understand how Active Reading can help them.

Teacher support

Teacher support

Download an activity sheet to find out how to use the program, and to get an overview of the content.

support materials

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Download everything you need with one click. Or you can email us with your requirements: info@clarityenglish.com


technical specifications

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

Latest upgrades

  1. 2022 Aug: New audio in Advanced, Upper intermediate, Intermediate and Pre-Intermediate levels
  2. 2022 Mar: Content updates in all levels
  3. 2022 Jan: Content update in Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Intermediate and Pre-Intermediate levels
  4. 2021 Nov: New worksheets added and content updated in the Pre-Intermediate level.
  5. 2021 Oct: New worksheets added and content and graphics updated in Upper Intermediate level

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technical support pledge

Technical support pledge

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

Martin Ng,
IT Manager