Mini Copy Book

Each post in this section is a short précis (summary) of a passage in The Copy Book. All of them are in modern English. They are intended for students of English as a Foreign Language at Elementary Level.

Sport and Sportsmen

How Britain Brought Football to Chile

British expats in Valparaíso kicked off the Chilean passion for soccer.

Length: 52 words

Anglo-Saxon Era

Gytha and Vladimir

Scandinavian tradition says that the daughter of King Harold was consort to one the great rulers of Kievan Rus’.

Length: 59 words

Liberty and Prosperity

The ‘Empire’ of Free Trade

Free trade brings to smaller nations all the advantages of empire without the disadvantages.

Length: 55 words

Liberty and Prosperity

The Bond of Liberty

Edmund Burke told fellow MPs that the only way to unite the peoples of the Empire was for London to set them an enviable example.

Length: 54 words

Liberty and Prosperity

The Servants of One Master

Some people are not more equal than others, nor are they entitled to more life and liberty.

Length: 53 words

Liberty and Prosperity

Man Was Not Made for the Government

Good government is not about enforcing uniform order, but about maximising liberty among a particular people.

Length: 48 words