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Oxford Bookworms Collection

Unabridged short stories for advanced English students

Unabridged short stories by well-known authors for advanced English students. Suitable for young adults upwards.

Are you teaching students who would like more challenging reading?

Why not try the Oxford Bookworms Collection…

Written for native speakers of English, these unabridged short stories have been chosen for language that will be understood by the advanced student.

In addition, each book contains language and vocabulary support, helping students to get the most out of each themed collection.

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Key features

  • Short stories written for native speakers in unabridged and unadapted form
  • Classic and modern English authors
  • Each volume focuses on a theme
  • Support is provided through an introduction, notes, vocabulary support, and language activities


Oxford Bookworms Collection is the perfect ‘next step’ for your more advanced English students to take with their reading.

Originally written for native speakers, the stories have not been abridged or simplified in any way. The language and content, however, have been carefully screened to ensure that the level is appropriate for the advanced English student. This gives students the satisfaction of reading enjoyable original texts at a level that is still comfortable for them.

Offering a variety of fiction from the English-speaking world, each of the six volumes of themed collections contains stories by well-known authors, both classic and modern.

With themes like ‘And All for Love’, ‘Crime Never Pays’, ‘The Eye of Childhood’, and ‘A Tangled Web’, there is bound to be a collection that appeals to your students’ imagination and reading taste.

Oxford Big Read

Reading is a valuable learning tool and can greatly help students practise, reinforce and improve their language skills but it can be difficult to use reading in the classroom.

How can I get my students to read?, How can I make reading a classroom activity?, and how can I be sure they understand what they’ve read? are common questions teachers ask and we’re here to help with the Oxford Big Read.

These short, simple, and practical tips will help you get all of your students reading and using what they have read in group work and short projects. Students get excited about reading, your whole class gets involved and you know they’ve understood what they’ve read.

Join the Oxford Teachers’ Club for free and the Big Read will help you get your whole class reading.

For Oxford Bookworms Collection (5)

Oxford Bookworms Collection a Tangled Web


Deception is usually frowned on as morally unacceptable, but is it always wrong?...

Oxford Bookworms Collection and All for Love


What sad, appalling, and surprising things people do in the name of love and for...

Oxford Bookworms Collection Crime Never Pays


Murder: the unlawful, intentional killing of a human being - a terrible crime. B...

ISBN Title
978-0-19-422814-5 Oxford Bookworms Collection a Tangled Web
978-0-19-422816-9 Oxford Bookworms Collection and All for Love
978-0-19-422813-8 Oxford Bookworms Collection The Eye of Childhood
978-0-19-422693-6 Oxford Bookworms Collection Crime Never Pays
978-0-19-422692-9 Oxford Bookworms Collection from the Cradle to the Grave