Hi! I hope you enjoy your FREE
use of these original stories and dialogues, using your PC
, or your mobile
device. They are for Beginner and Intermediate
Level English learners. Many stories have Vocabulary, Cloze, Scrambled Sentences, Crosswords, and Dictation exercises
. Most stories have audio
. Many stories have two audio speeds—normal speed and slow speed. . . . Teachers:
Feel free to copy, print, edit, and otherwise reasonably use eslyes.com stories, exercises, etc. for classroom distribution. . . . Dec. 21, 2016: ALL audio files
are now downloadable
, at each story page and elsewhere. Also, to download the audio, you can simply click on the 3 dots on the audio players. The Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level
(also see FREE Readability Formulas
) accompanies EVERY story. And, if you like the New York City stories, follow the links, above and below, to where you can buy my 99¢ e‐books
. . . . November 26, 2018: For some of my pages, where it says "Bottom of this page" so you can just click to the bottom of that page instantly, the link is broken. I have NO idea what the problem is (the same exact link works on some pages, but not on other pages). I'll fix it eventually, I hope. ... MARCH 17, 2019: Slow speed audio is fixed and now works properly on ALL pages.
Thank you, Kazunari Yamamoto, for telling me about the audio problem. And thank you, Jos F.M. Lange, for your suggestion to sort the Table of Contents (TOC). And a SUPER thanks to Support at ICD Soft
, my web host, for fixing all the recent problems (http to https, slow audio, favicons, Mixed Content, and more). ... MARCH 22, 2019: 'Search Images' at top left of each story is working again!
APRIL 12, 2019: Thank you, Cindy Juel and students, for pointing out the crossword error in Link 3!
I'm always trying to improve this site. If you have suggestions, I'm all ears! And, if you like this site, please tell others. I'm not teaching now, but I was an ESL instructor for 24 years (Pasadena, CA, and Brooklyn, NY). email me
Mike Carlson michaeleslATgmail.com. . . . January 22, 2019:
Hi, Lynn in Huntington Beach, CA! Thank you for today's $ contribution!