Advanced short stories (B1-B2)
These are Advanced level short stories and are suitable for learners with a good command of written English.
Each story comes with a Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary worksheet containing both explicit and implicit levels of meaning.
- Don’t Go There: This is a heartbreaking story about two women whose lives are about to change in a way that they have never imagined before. It is also a story of tough decisions and haunting memories. You can study different types of Modal Verbs and the Imperative Form with this text.
- Mangoes for Lydia: Lydia has always dreamed of seeing Lake Malawi. When her family finally has the opportunity to visit the Great Lake, a decision is made not to take the teenage girl with them. How does Lydia react to this injustice?
- My Daughter from France: This is a story about Tamara, a Malawian girl, who lives in France. She loves her new life despite its difficulties and has done everything possible to fit into the mould. After five years, she is able to reunite with her family in rural Malawi. Her father is worried about her stay in a land so far away from her ancestors. He would like his daughter to remain in the village. How can these two generations reconcile their differences?