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 'The geography of Detroit's decline' which is right for people with an upper-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 articles talks about the many reasons which have caused the once successful city of Detroit to fail. It mainly focuses on the geographical factors which have caused the city to lose a lot of its population and jobs.

Type of vocabulary used: Geography, Business, Transport

Before you reading

Before you read the article, I would like you to watch the below YouTube video on Detroit which shows the decline and decay of the city (many of the buildings in Detroit which are now derelict).