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The 10 Sets of Multilinguals in English

What are Multilinguals?

Multilinguals are essentially the 361 stories of The Red Well-Read Reader, grouped into 10 sets, and readable in scores of languages. 

Which Memberships have access to Multilinguals?

Only Palladium, the top tier regular membership.

How are Multilinguals helpful to students?

Multilinguals are helpful to students in numerous ways:

  1. Multilinguals will help all students--young and old, with or without learning impediments--learn to read in a most expeditious manner. 

  2. Multilinguals, which are read by T-T-S "native" English speakers, will help students learn phonics, and become proficient spellers.

  3. By hearing English pronounced correctly, foreign speakers will learn to do the same, thus discern the difference between accent and improper pronunciation.

  4. By comparing Multilinguals, which are written in English, with translations in another language, foreign students are better able to understand English and its many nuances.

  5. Lastly, by being exposed to Multilinguals in a multitude of languages, students will discover which languages they have a penchant for and perhaps would like to learn.

Can Multilinguals be read aloud?

Yes, there are four ways to do so:

  1. Directly on the Edge browser.

  2. On the Immersive Reader platform.

  3. On a Word document.

  4. On either Google Translate or Bing Translate.

  • On all these platforms, multilinguals may be translated into a number of additional languages; however, for translation fidelity English should be used for all translations.

What tools Read aloud and Translate Multilinguals?

A Multilingual (a story, poem, or webpage) is read aloud the first time by right clicking on it, then from the pop-up menu, choosing "Read aloud from here." That will start the TTS narration, and the navigation tools and Voice options will appear on the toolbar above the tabs. Subsequent multilinguals can be heard by using the navigation tools which are pictured immediately below. 

speech controls
Speech Controls
Voice options
Voice options
Translate Icon

On the URL bar you'll find the Read aloud icon, and when a certain action is performed, the Translation icon will also appear along with the Immersive Reader icon sandwiched between the other two. See the two pictures below:

Translate icon
Read aloud icon
Read aloud icon
Read out loud, Immersive Reader & Translate icons
Read aloud-Immersive Reader -Translate

Flag Languages 

Flag Languages do not need to be translated. They have already been translated. To read them aloud, all it takes is selecting a story with your mouse, followed by two right clicks. 

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Test Drive on Desktops

Open under the American flag for best translation fidelity.

  • To hear Story 1 below on the Edge Browser, that is on this very page, double-left click on Story then right click on the word and choose "Continue to read aloud from here." 

  • To put Story 1 on the Immersive Reader Platform, select the story with your mouse, then right click to open the popup menu and click on "Open selection in immersive reader."

  • To put Story 1 on the Google Translate Platform, copy the story then paste it on the platform. (Google Translate must be installed on your computer, and a tab for it put on your toolbar.)

  • To put Story 1 on a Word document, copy it then paste it on the document. (For users who do not have a Word subscription, you can use Word's free version.)

Story 1: Nabbed

"No thanks, no sweets!" said Doctor McNabb. "Not a slab, not even a dab. You see I am trying to lose some flab. Therefore, I eat just crab and I drink just Tab. Now please bring me my bill, or call it a tab if you will. But let's not confab, or in other words gab - for I must hasten back to my lab.”

As his waitress left to tally his tab, McNabb continued to blab, saying something about taking a stab, at not paying his tab.

Then he fled outside and quickly grabbed a cab. But thanks to the police he was soon nabbed, a criminal tabbed. From then on, his life was dreary and drab.


Three methods to read stories.


Method 1 --

  1. Press down on the title of the story until a thump is felt.

  2. Tap the three vertical dots on the horizontal menu that will pop up.

  3. Tap "Read aloud" from that menu. When you do this, the Navigation Controls and Voice options will appear on the top of your screen and the TTS voice will begin speaking right away in whichever flag language you're using. See Photo 1.

When you switch to another page, press any word on it, then click the center caret to hear the TSS narrator read the text from that point on. (Neglecting this step will result in the narrator continuing to read the page you had just left.) 

Method 2

 Requires Google Translate App)--

  1. To listen to this story, use the American flag, then press on the title of the story. This will cause two blue "teardrops" to appear. See Photo 2.

  2. Use your thumb to drag the lower "teardrop" (or right one) so that it covers the first paragraph in blue. See Photo 3

  3. Remove your thumb, scroll down until you see the last line of the story, then press down on the blue "teardrop" again and drag it to cover the whole story in blue. See Photo 4.

  4. If necessary, move your screen slightly up or down to get the horizontal menu to appear. It may appear either above or below the story. See Photo 5.

  5. Next, tap the three vertical dots on the horizontal menu. When you do so, a drop-down menu will appear. See Photo 6. 

  6. Then, tap "Translate" on the vertical menu. ​Immediately the text will change and look as it does in Photo 7.

  7. If you tap "Danish," a long popup menu will appear from which you can pick another language to view. See Photo 8. 

Method 3 -- Immersive Reader

   The book icon after the URL must be visible in order to use

Story 1 with Navigation controls and Voice options
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Shows Copy, Share, and Select all and 3 vertical dots above Story 1, still in light blue
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Story 1 covered in blue
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For more information on using Multilinguals on desktops, click here.

Non-Flag Languages 

To learn how Non-Flag Languages are translated and read aloud, click here.

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