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These stories help you practice English and also study pronunciation.The stories are short enough that you can look up words you don't know. Study how to learn English as an adult.

Do you need a translator? Here is a free translation site. Open this in a new window and use it to translate the stories:

Woman by the Tree
Canary Birds
The Bear
The Elephant
The Little Finch
Pike's Market
Two White Birds
Beluga Whale
Man in the Blue Car
Man on the Mountain
The Boats The Opossum
Learn long vowel spellings: ee, ai, igh, o, oo
Long vowel spellings: ee, ai, igh, o, oo
Short vowels: a, e, i, o, u
Short Vowels: a, e, i, o, u
Short I Story
Long I spellings: i_e, igh and more
Long I sounds in a poem
Long U spellings in a poem
Long U spellings: oo, u_e, ew
Long O spellings: oa, o_e, o
Long O spellings in a poem
O Sounds Story
Pretty City
The Sea Lions
Teddy Bear
The Stage The Suricate The Mantel Lady at the Beach Giraffes Married and More Good Day and More The Camel The Sea Turtle
Long E spellings in a poem
Long E spellings: ee, y, e_e, ea
Short E story
Long A spellings: a_e, ai, ay Long A spellings in a poem A by N or M story 3 sounds of Y: yuh, long e, long i Vowels with R: ar, or, er, ir, ur Practice with R and L sounds Practice with stressing words Practice with letters that sound similar Practice the "tion" sound

Try a new story: The Dolphin, The Kitchen Sink, The Budget and Letters with H, Kayaks, The Deer.

These stories teach basic American English pronunciation rules. Watch videos and repeat lists of common words at: 500 Words Practice: Long Vowels and 500 Words Practice: Short Vowels.  Remember: it is best to pronounce a language correctly from the beginning.

The ESL stories can also be used to teach grammar. The sentences are simple. They can be transformed into questions or used as a basic structure for learning word order in sentences. Many adult English language students will learn English grammar easier through modeling the sentence structure. Modeling is the age-old technique for learning another language.

* Do you have kids? Find these stories with phonics-based songs at Seattle Reading Tutor: www.seattlereadingtutor.com.

Work on your pronunciation. Repeat after the instructor with video lessons on 500 Common Words.

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ESL Stories: Speakmethod.com, Learn English Pronunciation, Seattle, WA