Readable: read English stories 12+

English stories at your level


Designed for iPhone

    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Readable makes great stories easy to read and free for every English learner:

• Read dozens of horror, thriller and fiction short stories

• Read hundreds of news stories, updated every day!

• Every story is simplified to your level

• Audio and translations for every word

• Save any word to memorise later

• Read stories for free

High quality learning:

• Learn fast – Research shows reading English for pleasure doubles the speed of learning

• Created by language learning experts who have worked with the BBC, British Council & Cambridge University Press

• Expert teachers simplify stories to your reading level

• Nominee for British Council English learning award

• Read stories to learn 3000 most common English words

• Word Trainer uses brain science to help you memorise difficult words


"Really good immersive stories with very dynamic characters. You learn English in a fast and practical way. Sometimes I don’t even realise just how much I have learned while reading. 1000 stars!" — Eduardo

"Excellent app. I love the variety of stories with different topics. There are English stories with different durations and levels. You can save words while you read and then learn them later which works really well. Everything is great!" — Estaban

"This is the first time I’ve seen an app that is this good. It has made a big difference to my English after just ten days." — Serhat

"This app could not be better. You reinforce your vocabulary by reading wonderfully written English stories." — Celal

"A great reading app! Don’t miss it if you want to learn English!" — Tuncay

"I love it! I have never felt so certain that I will learn English as with this app." — Raciel

"This is the best English app I have ever seen in my life. I recommend it!" — Danilo

Are you an English teacher and want to support our mission to make great stories easy-to-read for free for every learner?

Contact the team at to get involved!

What’s New

Version 86

• Annual subscription
• Bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

App Privacy

The developer, Playlingo, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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