This is a book designed to provide students with carefully graded passages for oral or written reproduction. The aim is to train the student in the understanding and re-telling of material which he has listened to or read. The book consists of 54 illustrated anecdotes, each about 150 words in length and each followed by a short set of questions on the passage. Vocabulary is restricted to the 1500-word level and the book contains a complete word list. The teacher can also use the stories to present grammar points. They can be used as warmers or fillers during the class time.