stories en english
“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.
“What did the bear whisper into your ears?”
Once there was an old man who lived in Switzerland. He was very rich, but his wife had died young. They only had one son, and he was very stupid. His name was Eric. One day, the father said to Eric, ‘Listen, my son. You are not the cleverest.
Once there was a mouse, a bird and a sausage. They were friends. They lived together in a house. Each one had a job. The mouse’s job was to collect water from the river, make the fire and lay the table. The bird’s job was to go to the.
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Peter’s ghost dog
Once upon a time, There was a little guy called peter.he was very alone in his own room.at several times.so,he asked his father ‘i need a pet for my birthday’then …
This is a humorous story where the speaker explains the office policies, as well as gossip about the staff, to a new employee. It is extremely easy to read as the sentences are short and without any overly difficult words. Many working English learners will relate to it as it explains the absurdities of modern office life and how so little of it makes sense.
What Is Great About It: The story is able to explore human relationships through imaginary creatures. It explores the grief of parenthood and also the uncertainty of knowing whether your child will ever even know you. It also beautifully captures the sense of the unknown and the helplessness which every human being faces in front of it.
You will improve your reading fluency and comprehension and develop your vocabulary. Each story has interactive exercises to help you understand and use the language.
Mr and Mrs Hamilton had two sons, Richard and Philip, who were both taller and friendlier than me. My parents liked them a lot. ‘Why can’t you be more like Richard and Philip?’ I hated them.
The fable, as a form of literary art, had at all times a great attraction for Robert Louis Stevenson. Published after Stevenson’s death, these strange little stories offer what the author called “tail foremost moralities”. Peculiar and provocative, graceful, funny, sometimes eerie, and always beautiful, Stevenson’s Fables are true masterpieces of art, wit, and style.
A Woman’s Kingdom presents the world of Anna Akimovna. She is the rich factory owner whom everyone depends on for work and charity. However, although she has everyone admiring her, she is lonely and unhappy. She longs to marry. Try as she might to escape the factory, Anna Akimovna is mired in her woman’s kingdom. She is too rarefied to love a working man, too sensitive to enjoy her power and privileges ruthlessly, too fearful to effect social change, too newly-rich to escape snubbing.
A donkey wonders if there is anyone in the world just like him. –>
A young man learns what is most important about love from two very different girls and a mermaid.
These short stories in English include vocabulary help and some have vocabulary and comprehension quizzes.
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This short story is set in Madagascar and France. It tells about wine and love – and hate. And about a winepress, the machine used to press the grapes from which wine is made. Comments
King Gilgamesh is stricken with grief by the death of his friend, Enkidu. He sets out on a journey to find the secret of immortality, and has to pass through a passage guarded by a man with the body of a scorpion.
Professor Perfect invites Astropup to visit the Cosmic Academy and see an incredible invention in action.
Little Red Riding Hood ignores her mother’s advice to “reste sur le chemin,” and meets a cunning cross-dressing wolf while chasing butterflies. Are you afraid of Le Grand MГ©chant Loup?
Some well-known children’s stories translated into French and spoken by a native French speaker. Great for kids. and adults too! Read along in French or English.