Lockdown Learning with English Short Stories

As a language learner myself, I know how hard it can be to prioritise developing my skills. Life has a funny habit of getting in the way, leading me to put my language goals to one side.

Unfortunately, learning a language is particularly challenging today. In many parts of the world (including where I live, in the UK), travel restrictions, limits on social gatherings, and closed language schools, make it even harder to dedicate our time and energy to something that we truly value. Instead, we must find new, exciting ways that motivate us to keep going.

If you are looking for a new way to practice, and improve your English, then I hope my book series will help you.

English Short Stories is a book/eBook series, with stories ranging from Intermediate (B1) to Advanced (C1) levels. The stand-out feature of these stories is that they are original, and specifically written for adults. Each book includes a variety of stimulating comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, and writing exercises:

Learn however suits you: All books are available in both paperback and eBook format, and can be purchased from your Amazon store.

Good luck with your continued language learning—and don’t give up.

Rob Averies, author of English Short Stories


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English Short Stories: including ‘The Boy that Runs’ is currently the #1 most downloaded free Foreign Language eBook on Amazon UK 🏆🥇

But don’t be passive (pardon the pun) – the unique chance to get a free copy of our Intermediate-level 4 Story Collection for your kindle ends today! ⏳

Follow the link to get your hands on a copy 👉 http://mybook.to/4storyebook

‘Three Nights on Hill Top Road’ (CEFR C1+): OUT NOW!

“When Mr. Chiovelli arrives in Oxford to work as a University Professor, he expects things to be different from his beloved Italy. But an empty Victorian Bed & Breakfast, a regrettable attraction, mysterious internet searches and haunting paintings are just some of the things that he did not expect …”

Are you an advanced English learner? Get your hands on a copy of ‘Three Nights on Hill Top Road’ – available on Amazon!

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‘The Blink of an Eye’ (B2+): Free Kindle download this Easter weekend!

Reading is one of the best ways to keep our brains healthy and engaged during these difficult times. For this reason, ‘The Blink of an Eye (CEFR B2+)’ has been made available for free download until midnight on Sunday (UK GMT).

The Blink of an Eye is one in a series of short stories for English language learners, designed to give students the opportunity to learn while reading graded, thought-provoking stories.

Follow the link here to grab your own free copy!

OUT NOW: 101 Very English Idioms

101 Very English Idioms: Learn to Speak Like a True Brit is an easy-to-use guide to some of the most important idioms in English, along with examples of idioms in context, exercises, and even some idiom origins.

“Hello and welcome to 101 Very English Idioms! If you enjoy the complexities of the English language then I hope this book will be your cup of tea, although be warned that some of the expressions you’ll read are not simply a piece of cake, and can leave some people feeling blue…

Hopefully though, with the help of this book you’ll be full of beans and able to show your true colours when expressing yourself in English.

But before we start…”


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