Welcome to our collection of the best short stories in English for A1 learners! Whether you are just starting your journey in learning English or looking to improve your basic skills, this compilation of more than 200 engaging and easy-to-understand stories is perfect for you.

Each story has been carefully selected to match the A1 level, ensuring that the vocabulary and grammar are suitable for beginners. Dive into these delightful tales and enhance your reading skills while enjoying the adventures, lessons, and imagination that these stories have to offer. Happy reading!

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01. «Robinson Crusoe» for Beginner Levels

My name is Robinson. I am from England. I am eighteen years old. My father is German. My mother is English. I have two brothers. I have one sister. We are a good family…Read Online and Free Download

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02. «The Little Prince» for Beginner Levels

The book says, “Snakes eat the whole animal. And they sleep for six months.” I think about the life in the forest. I make my first picture. This is my picture number one…Read Online and Free Download

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03. “Rich Man, Poor Man” (for Beginner Levels A1)

One day a postman came to my village. The postman brought me a letter from my son, Saul…Read Online and Free Download

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04. «South for the Winter» for Beginners

I never stay in one country for a long time. It gets boring.  I like to move on, see new places, meet different people. It’s a good life, most of the time…Read Online and Free Download

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05. «Blue Moon Beach» — for Beginners

I’m sitting and watching birds. I’m at Blue Moon Beach. I think it is the best beach in the world. The water is warm and blue. The sand is very white. Blue Moon Beach is my beach. I’ve lived here all my life…Read Online and Free Download

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06. 10 Very Funny Short Stories — for Beginner Levels

“When I sleep in my bed, I think that there is somebody under my bed. I look under my bed and I think there is somebody on my bed. On, under, on, under. I think that I am crazy!”…Read Online and Free Download

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07. «Sister Love» for Beginner Levels

Marcia met Howard Collins at church. Marcia was thirty-five years old, Howard was forty-one. Howard lived with his mother in a small house on the south side of the town…Read Online and Free Download 

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08. «The Umbrella» for Beginner Levels

It is raining. The sky is grey. Carla goes to the market. She looks at the umbrellas. She likes a red umbrella. It’s very smart. It costs ten dollars. Carla is a student. She doesn’t have much money…Read Online and Free Download

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09. «Jane Eyre» for Beginner Levels

In 1825, I was ten years old. My father and mother were dead. I lived with my aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mr.’s Reed. Their house was called Gates head Hall…Read Online and Free Download

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10. «A Pretty Face» for Beginner Levels

Zoe is seventeen years old. She works in a bookstore, in the little town of Newport. Zoe likes books and she likes her work. But after work she likes to act in plays with the Newport Players…Read Online and Free Download

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11. «Marcel and the Shakespeare Letters» for Beginner Levels

     Marcel is a French mouse. He’s a detective and he lives in Paris. But Marcel doesn’t live in Paris all year…Read Online and Free Download

English books PDF for beginners- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By MARK TWAIN, Retold by Nick Bullard

12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (for Beginner Levels A1)

So Aunt Polly looked, and Tom was out of the house in a second. She laughed quietly. ‘I never learn. I love that Tom, my dead sister’s child, but he isn’t an easy boy for an old lady…Read Online and Free Download

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13. A Little Princess (for Beginner Levels A1)

One cold winter day a little girl and her father arrived in London. Sara Crewe was seven years old, and she had long black hair and green eyes…Read Online and Free Download

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14. Island for Sale (for Beginner Levels A1)

There are many islands in the sea near Scotland. This story is about one of these islands. The name of the island is Lana…Read Online and Free Download

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15. Anna and the Fighter (for Beginner Levels A1)

 Anna did not sleep all night. She was excited. Early in the morning, her father called her…Read Online and Free Download

English Short Stories for Beginners - Ali and his Camera - Raymond Pizante

17. Ali and his Camera (for Beginner Levels A1)

 Ali lives in Istanbul, a big city in Turkey. He lives in an old building near the famous Blue Mosque. After school, Ali comes home and sits at the window. He looks at the boats. They are going out to sea…Read Online and Free Download

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18. The Elephant Man (for Beginner Levels A1)

My name is Dr Frederick Treves. I am a doctor at the London Hospital. One day in 1884, I saw a picture in the window of a shop near the hospital. I stopped in front of the shop and looked at the picture…Read Online and Free Download

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20. Prince William (for Beginner Levels A1)

It is the evening of 21 June 1982 — the first day of summer. Newspaper and television reporters near the doors of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, talk quickly into their telephones…Read Online and Free Download

Short stories PDF free - The Monkey's Paw By W. W. Jacobs Retold by Diane Mowat

21. The Monkey’s Paw (for Beginner Levels A1)

It was cold and dark out in the road and the rain did not stop for a minute. But in the little living-room of number 12 Castle Road it was nice and warm. Old Mr White and his son…Read Online and Free Download

Cover of Titanic by Tim Vicary, showing a dramatic depiction of the Titanic sinking with lifeboats in the foreground. Perfect for articles on short stories with pictures PDF.

22. Titanic (for Beginner Levels A1)

In April 1912 the Titanic arrived in Southampton in the south of England. Everyone was excited about the new ship. It was the biggest ship in the world, the most beautiful, perhaps the fastest. And it was much safer than older ships.…Read Online and Free Download

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