Regularly reading in English is one of the best ways of improving your level in the language. It not only improves your knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures in English, but the more times you see words/phrases and grammatical structures being used, the more likely you will both understand and use them yourself.

Below is a link to an article called 'Illegal migrant makes good as plumber in Nigeria' which is right for people with an intermediate level of English.

Before you read the article, I recommend that you read the below 'Article summary'. Knowing what the article is about will make it both quicker and easier to read.

Article summary:

This article looks at the life of an illegal migrant who returned to his own country of Nigeria and became successful. It starts by explaining why he left Nigeria and how he got to England. It then explains what he did when he was living there and why he decided to return to his own country. It ends by saying what he has done since he has returned.

Type of vocabulary used: Society, Jobs