Questions for the old man and the figs
Questions for English language learners based on our story, The First Strawberries
An extract from our story Swan Lake with questions for language learners.
Listen to the Aesop story, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. It’s about six minutes long, and you can read along with the text. Then answer the following questions: Comprehension Questions 1) This story is told in the “first person” – what does that mean? 2) Why are the villagers angry with the boy? 3) How […]
Read the following extract from the beginning of our story, The Samurai and the Tea Master. Answer the following Questions. Comprehension 1) What kind of person is a Samurai? 2) What do you understand by the phrase “distilled essence of violence” ? 3) What are the ways in which a tea master is similar and […]
Download the audio Listen to the extract from our story Katie’s Invisible Umbrella. You can also read along with the text, and answer the questions at the end. Katie is a schoolgirl who comes from a family of witches who have magical powers. Extract Katie’s grandmother had all sorts of beautiful, but rather old-fashioned, magical […]
Download the audio Listen to the extract from our story Awaking Beauty. It is around four minutes long. You can also read along with the text, and answer the questions at the end. The passage is about a student who is starting her first day at a college in Oxford University. The student (Sally) speaks […]
Download the audio Listen to the extract from our story Sif’s Golden Hair It is around five minutes long. You can also read along with the text, and answer the questions at the end. The passage is about the ancient gods of Scandinavia in Northern Europe otherwise known as the “Norse” gods Extract What do […]
Robin Hood’s greatest enemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, comes up with a plan to capture him. Listen to the audio and then answer the questions.
I found it hard to contain a growl when we came face to face with the hideous cat people. Quite frankly I was most furious with myself, for if I had stayed true to my instincts, and loyal to the humans, I would not now be dealing with the most treacherous species in the universe […]