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    for. Spoken English Program. Page 2. Spoken English: Short Stories. 2. Short Stories for Children. LEVEL 1: STORIES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN. We may still call the core of these two stories the Plot, if we want to, but Plan would be the more short story, but the great lesson to be learned is that the excel. Professional Development for Teachers. Learning English through Short Stories. EDB Language Arts Electives. HANDOUT BOOKLET. Learning English through.

    This website is dedicated to the short story and to those interested in reading this delightful art form. Fewer and fewer people these days read short stories. This is unfortunate. Few will ever experience the joy that reading such fine work can give. The goal of this site is to give a nice cross section of short stories in the hope that these short stories will excite people into rediscovering this excellent source of entertainment. Happy reading! Stories that start with 'The' and 'A' will be listed as if the title starts with the next word. And, of course, the authors will be listed in last name, first name order. Bibliography If you would like to know where we found the stories that are listed here, you can find out where on this page.

    As she is taking it home, it keeps changing. However, her enthusiasm refuses to fade away. What Is Great About It: The old lady in this story is one of the most cheerful characters anyone can encounter in English fiction. Her positive disposition personality tries to make every negative transformation seem like a gift, and she helps us look at luck as a matter of perspective rather than events.

    When he wakes up, he finds himself in a party and makes a friend. When he is unable to bear the city life, he returns to his home but invites his friend to the village. When his friend visits him, something similar happens. That means that both village and city life are recent inventions. And just like every other invention, we need to decide their costs and benefits. The story is precisely about this debate. It is divided into short paragraphs and has illustrations for each scene.

    This is best for beginners who want to start reading immediately. While taking the train, he always had to pass through a small station called Deoli.

    No one used to get down at the station and nothing happened there. Until one day he sees a girl selling fruit and he is unable to forget her. This story is about our attachment to strangers and why we cherish them even though we do not meet them ever again.

    The robots and the machines continue to function and serve human beings who have long ago died. What Is Great About It: The title is taken from a poem that describes how nature will continue its work long after humanity is gone. But in this story, we see that nature plays a supporting role and the machines are the ones who have taken its place.

    They continue their work without any human or natural assistance. This shows how technology has replaced nature in our lives and how it can both destroy us and carry on without humanity itself.

    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: Modern workplaces often feel like theaters where we pretend to work rather than get actual work done.

    The speaker exposes this reality that nobody will ever admit to. It talks about the things that go unsaid; how people at the office know about the deep secrets of our home life, but do not talk about it.

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    Instead, the secrets become just blend into the office environment, like a potted plant that is seen but does not stand out. This absurd balance manages to make the story both light and deep at the same time.

    In the beginning, Jack loves them and spends hours with his mom. But as soon as he grows up he stops talking to her since she is unable to converse in English. When his mother tries to talk to him through her creations, he kills them and collects them in a box.

    After a tragic loss, he finally gets to know her story through a hidden message which he should have read a long time ago.

    It is about leaving your own country with the promise of a better life. It is also about the conflicts that can occur between families when different cultures and languages collide. In this case, the tension is so high that it destroys the bond between a mother and her son. It also has a moving message about never taking your loved ones for granted. He decides not to deliver it.

    What Is Great About It: Despite the best of intentions, our actions can cause more harm to our loved ones than we ever intended. The story is about the complex play of relationships and feelings which are always present in our social circles, but we are often ignorant of it.

    Note: You can find this story as part of a collection of stories by this author in PDF format here. Intelligent people are distracted by disturbing noises. Good dancers have to wear weights so that they do not dance too well. Attractive people wear ugly masks so they do not look better than anyone else. However, one day there is a rebellion and everything changes for a brief instant.

    But in this case, we see that it can be used to disable our talents. Moreover, the writer shows us how the mindless use of a single value like equality can create more suffering for everyone. First, they mention a garden where all the trees died. Pretty soon deaths of all kinds begin to occur. Eventually, the students start to lose faith in everything, and the adults have to put on a show of love to make themselves less frightened.

    It shows the inadequacy of adults to explain and comprehend death, and so they just pretend that they do. The daughter does not seem to have any say in it. The mother instructs her to do all the household chores, indicating that it is her sole purpose. Sometimes the mother tells her to not attract attention, to not talk to boys and to always keep away from men. On the other hand, she hints that she will have to be attractive to bakers and other suitable males in the society in order to live a good life.

    This story is about these conflicting ideas that girls face when growing up. The family feeds him and lets him explore their house, but they worry that he might bite their son, Teddy. One day a snake is about to attack him when the Mongoose kills it. Eventually, he becomes a part of the family forever. It is old, but the language is fairly easy to understand. It reminds us that animals can also experience feelings of love and, like humans, they will also protect the ones they love. There are also flashcards and fun quizzes to help you learn from the video, as well as the thousands of other real English videos available on FluentU.

    Unable to pay their debts, the whole family is forced to spend their days in a cell. Dorrit thinks about the outside world and longs to see it. This excerpt introduces you to the family and their life in prison. The novel is about how they manage to get out and how Dorrit never forgets the kindness of the people who helped her. It is about the government jailing people for not being able to return their loans, a historical practice the writer hated since his own father was punished in a similar way.

    The story reveals how the rich cheat the poor and then put them into prisons instead of facing punishment. The voice belongs to a small spider called Charlotte. Charlotte the spider knows that the farmers are planning to kill Wilbur. She promises to make a plan to save his life. Wilbur is sad when Charlotte disappears.

    But in the end, her baby spiders turn out to be great company for the pig. They continue to protect each other and the story ends well. Mieko and the Fifth Treasure — Eleanor Coerr This book is not really so famous, but it is on the recommended book list.

    At only 77 pages long, this will be an easy read. Plot Summary This is an emotional story about Mieko. Mieko is a talented artist and calligrapher handwriting artist.

    Her hand is badly hurt during the bombings of the war. The scared little girl is sent to live with her grandparents in the countryside where it is safer. Mieko starts a new school. Her new classmates are mean. They constantly laugh at her and tease her which just makes her angrier. Her grandparents eventually manage to lift her darkness through their patience and wisdom.

    She also finds a good friend in Yoshi. Yoshi is one classmate who is really kind. The Outsiders — S. Hinton This short novel is perfect for EFL learners. It has modern themes and typical teenage issues that people around the world have experienced. The sentences are short and easy to understand. The vocabulary is also very easy. You should be able to read this book without difficulty. He is a part of a gang of teenagers called the Greasers. The next evening, Ponyboy and his friends go to watch a movie again.

    They sit behind a few pretty girls from the other gang. They end up sitting together with the girls. Ponyboy and Cherry learn that they have a lot of things in common even though they are from different gangs.

    The girls have to leave so a fight does not begin. Because Ponyboy arrives late at home his brother becomes angry. This causes them to fight. As a result Ponyboy tries to run away from home.

    They meet up with the rival gang again and yet another fight begins. This time one of the enemies is killed. Ponyboy is really scared. They hide in a church and try to hide their appearance by dyeing coloring their hair. A number of different fights break out between the two gangs. Eventually Ponyboy wakes up in the hospital.

    Is he guilty or not guilty? You can really feel what the protagonist the main character feels. There are a few challenging words and a little bit of descriptive language, but you can usually understand them with the context. Another great thing about this is book is that it gives you a deep understanding of a different culture.

    Plot Summary This book follows the life of Esperanza, a Mexican girl. The novel takes place over the period of one year. Esperanza moves into a new home on Mango Street.

    The house is much better than her old one. It is the first house her parents have ever owned — all their other houses have been rented. Esperanza is not very happy because she had been dreaming of a different home — a bigger one. Their new house is old and small. The house is located in a busy Latino area of Chicago.

    In the new home, Esperanza feels like she has no time to be alone. She promises herself that one day she will leave and have her own home. Throughout the novel the young girl grows up a lot. The story follows her life as she makes friends, her body changes and she begins to have feelings for a boy. With her new friends, she has many adventures.

    When she goes back to school after the vacation Esperanza is embarrassed about her family being poor. She writes poetry secretly to make her feel better. There is a lot of focus on other women in the community and Esperanza hopes never to be like them. Through watching the older women and how they are stuck, she knows that she wants to leave. Thirteen Reasons Why — Jay Asher This story takes place in the present, which means the writer writes using simple grammar.

    All sentences are short and the vocabulary is relatively easy. The interesting grammar and short paragraphs make this a quick and easy book for ESL learners. This book deals with some heavy issues.

    He comes home from school to find a parcel at his front door. He does not know who sent it. He opens it and discovers 7 cassette tapes. These tapes are from Hannah Baker, his previous classmate. She had emotional problems and has committed suicide killed herself.

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    The tapes came with instructions. The paper stated that they should pass the tapes from one student to another student. There are 12 people in total. In the paper, she explains to these people that they helped her die — she gives them 13 reasons. Hannah also sends another set of tapes to a different person. We hear about her pain. She talks about her first kiss, people who lied to her and stole from her. Everything started with gossip.

    The gossip then grew and became out of control. Peter Pan — J.

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    Being familiar with a story already helps the reader to understand the text better. This book is aimed at children, but it continues to be enjoyed by adults around the world too.

    Darling tell bedtime stories. He sits on the window listening. One evening, they see Peter trying to escape. As he tries to run away, he loses his shadow. He goes back to get his shadow. He wakes up the daughter of the house, Wendy Darling. Wendy helps him attach his shadow to his body again. Wendy tells him she knows a lot of bedtime stories too.

    Peter invites Wendy to return to Neverland with him. He wants her to be the mother of the Lost Boys. Wendy agrees to the mission and asks for her brothers Michael and John to join them. They have a magical flight as they travel to Neverland and have many adventures along the way. Wendy is nearly killed and the boys build her a house in the trees to recover. After Wendy is okay, she takes the role of the mother.

    After all their adventures and fun, Wendy decides that her place is at home with their mother. Wendy helps all the Lost Boys return to London. Instead he tries to trick her. However, he understands how sad their mother must be. In the end, he decides to let them go home.

    Almost all native English speakers will have read this book at some point in school. So, if you ever find yourself in a conversation about literature and books, this is a good one to talk about.

    Plot Summary This is a story of a long fight between an old, experienced fisherman and the best fish he ever caught. Santiago has returned to the village without any fish for 84 days. The young boy who helps Santiago is told by his parents to join another boat.

    But the young boy continues to help the fisherman at night.

    On the eighty-fifth day, his luck changes and so does his life. Santiago sails his boat further away. He drops his fishing lines. At 12 pm, a huge fish a marlin takes the bait the food used to attract fish. The man tries to pull the fish up, but the fish is too big and strong. Instead, the fish begins to pull the boat. The old man continues to fight and hold on to the line. The fish pulls the boat around the sea for two days. On the third day, the fish gets tired.