Brief Readings

paraphrased from
The Copy Book

Eurasian wren, Warrington. © Keith Gallie, CC BY-SA 2.0 generic.
The Copy Book
Mini Copy Book Copy Book Passages in Brief Switch to full-length stories

British National Character

Length: 118 words

International Relations

Length: 120 words

Myths and Legends

Length: 60 words

Extracts from Fiction

Robinson Crusoe Goes to Sea

Hours after running away to sea, Robinson Crusoe was sorry he ever left home.

Length: 169 words

Foreign Views of England

A Day in Georgian London

A foreign tourist writes home with an account of a day in the life of a typical London gentleman.

Length: 109 words


The Right Words in the Wrong Order

Such was the reputation of the Prussian army in the days of the Frederick the Great that even foreigners wanted to join.

Length: 119 words