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See also:
grammar: narrative tenses
functions: past events - talking about
skills: books
skills: urban myths
skills: anecdotes

Gap fill exercises for storiesPage top ↑
Past simple and continuous - anecdote - the Donkey Dog (372)
Short anecdote about a frightening experience gapped for past continuous and past simple plus 'enormous' and 'the biggest'



Reading passages for storiesPage top ↑ (422)
Site with small number of good, short (6 - 10 page) simplified versions of classic stories, mostly for reading online, some for download



Audio for storiesPage top ↑
American Stories for English Learners (621)
Fifty-seven 15-minute mp3 files with text, read at medium-slow speed.


Book references for storiesPage top ↑

General English course books (adults)

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 14 Money, money, money  Page 128 
Tell a story from pictures, listen to story, find differences between listening and pictures

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 3 Adventures and mishap  Pages 32 - 33  Telling a story from two points of view
Split listening: two versions of a minor incident

Latest materials
Politics and the US Election
Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
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Complete lesson pdf
Receptionist told to wear high heels or go home
Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
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Complete lesson pdf
Grammar notes: Comparison with
Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
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Grammar notes pdf