Scarlett is twelve years old and is trying to understand the world around her. She asks questions about everything, all the time. She also says that she already knows five languages…

Stories: Scarlett


Do the Preparation task first. Then go to Text and read the poem or story (you can also listen to the audio while you read). Next go to Task and do the activity.

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Task 2

Comprehension Task

Read the sentences about Scarlett and decide if they are true or false.


Task 3

Language task: Talking about families

Do you know how to talk about your family? Read this short text and then drag the words for family relations into the right places in the sentences.


Task 4

Language task: Talking about different nationalities

Someone who comes from Scotland is Scottish. Someone from Wales, Welsh. Do you know how to describe people from different countries? 







i like it here. i understand the story and got somehow great scores

i dont know how to make friends. I just wanna talk more and more to improve my skills, so do you. Would you mind studying and talking to me?

Hello Trang Bi,

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The LearnEnglish Team

I misunderstand with the story but I can listen it pretty well. I guess, I need more practice in listening a story. I love the accent anyway.

Hello, everybody,
Nice to meet you here
I really want to make friends with you, do i?
We will speak English to improve together!!!

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I like this thank you so much

Quiet funny this story I enjoyed to read it

i want to improve my English for the purpose of writing essays please guide me

Hello farukh,

In our Writing for a Purpose section, you can find lots of materials for improving your academic writing, including Essays. If you're interested in writing Essays for exams, for example the IELTS, I'd suggest TakeIELTS. You can also find some general advice on improving your writing on our Frequently asked questions and Facebook pages.

Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team