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Popular Books You Can Read to Learn English

 

These are some things I have found for students to read.  I try to add things to this page often.  There are very short stories, fables, and articles.

  • The Ant and the Grasshopper an Aesop’s Fable The Ant and the Grasshopper An Aesop’s Fable In a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along ...
  • Famous Ghosts in American History As with other cultures, tales of spooky visitors from the grave abound throughout American history. Some famous anecdotes relate the sighting of dead shipmen and another involves the portrait of ...
  • People Are Poor People are standing in long lines all over America. The long lines are unemployment lines. Unemployment lines are for people who have no jobs. Millions of Americans have no jobs. ...
  • History of Halloween Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient ...
  • The first transcontinental telegraph line Western Union completes the first transcontinental telegraph line Oct. 24 in 1861, workers of the Western Union Telegraph Company link the eastern and western telegraph networks of the nation at Salt Lake ...
  • Hello Spring – a poem Hello Spring!! © Sal The cold winter has passed and now comes Spring. The newly hatched baby birds will cause the mother birds to sing. The warm sun comes out, little cherry blossoms are ...
  • First barrel ride down Niagara Falls Oct. 24 – On this day in 1901, a 63-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel. After her ...
  • Dreams by Langston Hughes Dreams, by Langston Hughes, is a poem that suggests life is aimless without vision and aspirations. Dreams Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot ...
  • Western Diet Bad for Human Health, Environment Western Diet Bad for Human Health, Environment | Voice of America – Learning English From VOA Learning English, this is the Health Report. The spread of Western eating habits around the world is ...
  • The Destruction of Iraq It’s a big country, but still, how can anything be left of Iraq? When you look at the news on TV, all you see is one explosion after another. Helicopters ...