Welcome to EFLShorts

Please check our blog for our latest posts and for free reading activities.

Some of our published stories…

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The Albatross by Scott Lauder and Walter McGregor, published by Helbling 2014

Levy, an old Greek sailor, takes on his last job and discovers that the cargo on board is not what he expected. Molly, an American teenager finds a body on the beach when she’s walking her dog.

What happens when Levy tells the captain? Why does the body disappear? And how are Levy and Molly connected?

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Robin Hood  An adaptation of Howard Pyle’s classic story by Scott Lauder and Walter McGregor published by Helbling 2014

The Sheriff of Nottingham is Robin’s biggest enemy. He hates Robin because Robin is an outlaw. But most of all, the sheriff hates Robin because everyone else loves him. Does the sheriff catch Robin? Or does King Richard save him and his Merry Men?

Upcoming stories

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The Right Thing [Part one in a trilogy of stories] by Scott Lauder and Walter McGregor, published by Helbling Languages (in press)

When three teenagers uncover a story that threatens the career of the British Prime Minister, Morrow, a British secret service agent, must make a decision: do the right thing and die, or do nothing and live.

The artwork for our new story is by the fabulous Arianna Vairo.

 

Tutankhamun by Scott Lauder and Water McGregor, published by OUP (in press)

Look out for our OUP Bookworm, which should be available from January 2016.

 

Also coming soon: Our adaptation of King Arthur, published by Helbling.

 

Which is your favourite story?

Teachers, please feel free to use any or all of the stories and activities on this blog for your classes. Please note, however, that no user of this site may make use of the site’s content for commercial purposes. Users wishing to use the site for reasons other than for private reading and/or educational purposes are requested to obtain the express prior written permission of the site. Please also note that users expressly agree that use of the site or any of the materials contained therein is at the user’s own discretion and entirely at the user’s own risk. 

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