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Folktales (Big Ideas High Beginner)

Jessica Williams

Every culture has its own folktales. They sometimes explain origins. How did the world begin? How did our community begin? They sometimes explain customs. Why do we eat these foods? Why do we celebrate these holidays? Finally, folktales can include lessons on how to live a useful, honest life. They also tell what happens to people who are not kind and good.

Folktales features 15 different stories from around the world.  Some may be familiar to you; others may be new to you. All of them are easy to read and enjoy, with simple grammar and vocabulary.

Improve your reading speed, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary in a fun and easy way. The
Big Ideas readers help you learn about the world while you learn English.

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Inventions (Big Ideas Low Intermediate)

Jessica Williams

Have you ever looked at something and wondered, “Where did that come from?” The 15 articles in Inventions will tell you the history of inventions, from simple things, like pencils, to complicated one, like the GPS on your cellphone. Some inventors were famous, but others were ordinary people with surprising stories.

Improve your reading speed, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary in a fun and easy way. The
Big Ideas readers help you learn about the world while you learn English.

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Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams is an author, teacher, and teacher trainer in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT). She was a professor of Applied Linguistics for more than 30 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she prepared hundreds of students to teach English. For the past twenty years she has been writing print and digital ELT materials.