100 free short English stories for ESL learners

with listening, grammar, comprehension, dictation
exercises, and crossword puzzles

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1. Sara
Went Shopping

2. Man
Injured at Fast Food Place

3. A
Life-Saving Cow

4. Driver
Loses Mabel, Finds Jail

5. Jerry
Decided To Buy a Gun

6. Freeway
Chase Ends at Newsstand

7. Better
To Be Unlucky

8. Food
Fight Erupted in Prison

9. Wanted
To Know How His Pig’s Doing

10. Goats
Being Hired

11. A
Missing Cat

12. Book

13. Water
Under the Sink (Part One)

14. Water
Under the Sink (Part Two)

15. Theft
Occurs Everywhere

16. Eggs
and a Bunny

17. Hotel
Says Goodbye to Clean Couple

18. $100

19. Books
Don’t Grow on Trees

20. A

21. New
Store and Its Owners

22. Mayor
Denies Hit-and-Run Charge

23. Gasoline
Prices Hit Record High

24. A
Festival of Books

25. Crazy
Housing Prices

26. Happy
and Unhappy Renters

27. Pulling
Out Nine Tons of Trash

28. Cloning

29. Rentals
at the Oceanside Community

30. Trees
Are a Threat

31. Gets
Booked, Writes a Book

32. Popular
Park Reopens

33. Swim
Classes Begin Soon

34. Getting
Older But Not Sitting Around

35. Agencies
Get Millions for Homeless

36. Tenants
Watch Building Burn

37. Bathtub

38. Blood
Drive at Civic Center

39. City
Hosts 42nd Art Fair

40. City
and Crime

41. Bank

42. Immigration
Goes Online

43. Jimmy
Fixes His Door

44. Larry
Needs a New Air-Conditioner

45. Man
Gets 12 Years for Fraud

46. Man
Shoots Up Post Office

47. Murals
Are Over 200 Years Old

48. Pier

49. Cameras
in Police Cars

50. A
School Girl Sues Her School

51. SUV
Driver Sends Officer Flying

52. Boy
Drowns in Neighbor’s Pool

53. Woman
Dies in House Fire

54. Pilot
Killed as Plane Crashes into House

55. Fishing
for Girls

56. Woman
Shot Next to Her Christmas Tree

57. Man
Fatally Stabbed Outside Nightclub

58. Fishing
Boat Sinks, Everyone Saved

59. The
Mysterious Carport Stain

60. Woman
Lies About Winning Lottery

61. Victory
Dance Leads to Death

62. Eat
Your Vegetables

63. Honk
if You’re in a Hurry

64. The
Man Who Loved Women

65. How to
Get out of Jury Duty

66. The
Way to a Man’s Heart

67. Female
Seeks Mature Male

68. Let’s
Go Fishing

69. Train
Wreck “Frees” Cows

70. Valuable
Guitar Found

71. Stepmother
Kills Herself

72. Beautiful
Teacher Smiles, then Walks Away

73. Are
Criminals Taking Over LA?

74. Police
Arrest Happy Van Driver

75. Open
Wide and Say Your Prayers

76. The
Final Phone Call

77. The
Doctor’s Almost Perfect Children

78. There
Goes the Neighborhood!

79. Let’s
Go to Vegas!

80. Squirrel
Attacks Woman in Golf Cart

81. He
Goes to War to Save His Baby

82. English
Is Confusing

83. Pump
Up the Tires and Ride the Bike

84. Don’t
Go Swimming on an Empty Stomach

85. The
Park That Went to the Dogs

86. Brother,
Can You Spare a Carburetor?

87. Golf
Like a Girl, Manage Like a Man

88. Take
Me Out to the Ball Game

89. Take
This Job and Shove It

90. Where
Did That Book Go?

91. When
You’ve Got Your Health, You’ve Got Everything

92. It
Doesn’t Have That ‘New Car’ Smell

93. Rich
Man Invites Poor Student to Dinner

94. It
Only Rings When I’m in the Bathroom

95. It Was
an Old, Worthless Clock

96. Schoolboys
Get Five-Finger Discount on Candy

97. Collecting
Seashells at the Seashore

98. Check
Your Bags at the Store Entrance

99. When I
Retire, We Will See the World

100. Get
Me a Caffe Latte or Go to Jail

Extra Stories

1. Parades
and Horses

2. The Big

3. Don’t Be
in a Hurry

4. A Signer
Helps Students

5. Looking
for Mr. Right

6. Enjoy the

7. Bad News,
Good News

8. Rest in

9. Topless on

10. The Big

11. Register
to Vote

12. Unhappy

13. Coming to
the Rescue

14. Because
God Says So

15. Learning

16. Drinking
Is Fun

17. A Mad

18. Put up
with It

19. What’s in
the Box?

20. Independence
Day Parade

21. Millions
of Dollars

22. A Good

23. Blind and

24. Love

25. A Visit
to Southern California

26. Stuck in
the Desert

27. Learning
to Share

28. Sign
Right Here

29. The
Street is Burning

30. A
Thoughtful Gift

31. Little
Hope for Hemp

32. The Ant
and the Elephant

33. Heal

34. Take a

35. Feeling

36. Vacation
at Home

37. His
Stomach Is Growling

38. Moving
Back Home

39. Giving

40. Perfect

41. English

42. Here It

43. A Healthy

44. Are You
Busy Friday Night?

45. Your Eyes
46. Nutrition

47. Two

48. Problems
at Home

49. A Bad

50. Time to

51. Fix the

52. Take a

53. A Thief
on the Sidewalk


About Eva Luptáková

učiteľka v strednej odbornej škole s aprobáciou slovenský jazyk a literatúra, anglický jazyk, občianska náuka; regionálna konzultantka programu eTwinning pre Národnú podpornú službu elektronickej spolupráce škôl na Slovensku pri Žilinskej Univerzite v Žiline
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