‘A Cruel Fate’ by Lindsey Davis is a story about the English Civil War. Read and listen to this extract which explains how an innocent young bookseller is taken prisoner by the King’s soldiers.
▶Task 1 - comprehension
▶Task 2 - vocabulary
▶Task 3 - summary
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