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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 ...
  • Little Red Riding Hood Fairy tale by Andrew Lang – Blue fairy book Once upon a time there lived in a certain village a little country girl, the prettiest creature was ever seen. Her mother ...
  • ESL Fairy Tale Reading Comprehension – Old Sultan – Fairy Tale by Brothers Grimm Old Sultan by Brothers Grimm from Grimm’s Fairy Tales A shepherd had a faithful dog, called Sultan, who was grown very old, and had lost all his teeth. And one day when the ...
  • The Queen of Hearts The Queen of Hearts, She made some tarts, All on a summer’s day; The Knave of hearts, He stole those tarts, And took them clean away. The King of Hearts Called for the tarts, And beat the knave ...
  • The Ghost Dance The Native American Ghost Dance Religious Ritual Became a Symbol of Defiance By Native Americans by Robert McNamara Updated May 15, 2017 The ghost dance was a religious movement that swept across Native American populations in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Who Was the Sinner? – Chinese folktale Once upon a time there were ten farmers, who were crossing a field together. They were surprised by a heavy thunder-storm, and took refuge in a half-ruined temple. But the ...
  • Hans Christian Andersen : The Princess on the Pea Once there was a Prince who wanted to marry a Princess. Only a real one would do. So he traveled through all the world to find her, and everywhere things ...
  • The Tortoise and the Hare  The Tortoise and the Hare This story is one that we learn as children.  It is a classic story in America.  Most of us know this story. A speedy hare lived in the woods. She was always ...