Sherlock Holmes in Simple English > The Blue Carbuncle

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / retold by A L Stringer

One of the best-known Sherlock Holmes stories, retold in modern English graded for foreign learners and younger readers.

Intermediate level (CEFR B1-B2)
High School Grade 5 (US).

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  • Vocabulary based on the 2000 most commonly used words in the British National Corpus
  • Footnotes for difficult words
  • Previously explained words shown in bold
  • Complete vocabulary list at the end of the book
  • Main characters, key points and summary after each story
Extra material
About Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes on Simple English Wikipedia

About Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
About Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on Simple English Wikipeida

Exercises for this book