Level 1 Stories

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What is level 1?

Level 1 is for beginners. These stories have short sentences. They use simple verbs.

=EIKEN Grade 5, Grade 4

=CEFR level A1


All Level 1 Stories

The Rice Cracker Thief (せんべいの泥棒 Contemporary, Mystery – Level 1)

I wait at the airport. A little boy sits next to me. He smiles at me and he steals my rice crackers.

The Neighbor’s Scream (隣の部屋からの悲鳴 Mystery, Suspense – Level 1)

A wife and husband eat dinner together. Suddenly, they hear a scream. Their neighbor is in danger.

The Little Princess in the Woods (もりのお姫様 Fantasy, Fairy Tale – Level 1)

A little princess wakes up. She visits her friends in the woods.

The Lion and the Mouse (ライオンとネズミ Fantasy, Fairy Tale – Level 1)

A mouse runs into a lion. “Please don’t kill me!” says the poor mouse. “Please let me go. Someday, I will repay you!”

The Three Fairies きみならどうする? (3人の妖精 Mystery, Fantasy – Level 1)

There are 3 fairies in your house. Can you find them before they take your treasures?

Punky the Cat and the Gold Fish (Children’s Fantasy – Level 1)

Punky the Cat is bored. And she is hungry. She wants to play with the fish.

Peter Rabbit (Fantasy, Fairy Tale – Level 1)

Do you know Peter Rabbit? He is a cute rabbit, but he gets into trouble. “Don’t go to the garden!”

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