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 'Was life better 100 years ago than it is today?' 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 is an article which talks about the differences in life between today and 100 years ago in Britain. It mainly talks about the past and explains what the differences were in the types of work done, social class, education and the position of women in society.

Type of vocabulary used: History, Society, Education, Work