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Bristol Murder

Bristol Murder

Peter, a long distance lorry driver, gives a lift to a 16 year old hitchhiker outside the city of Bristol.

As the two of them talk, Peter discovers that John has run away from home after a violent row with his uncle. The police are searching for John. His uncle has been found dead and the police want to question the boy.


You can buy this story as a graded reader book (with an audio CD). It is suitable for B1 (Intermediate) level students of English. Get this book here.


lorry, noun [C], a large vehicle for carrying heavy goods [= truck]
give somebody a lift, expression, to provide transportation for someone, for example, take someone somewhere in your car
hitchhiker, noun [C], someone who travel to places by getting free rides from drivers of passing cars
violent, adjective, involving actions that are intended to injure or kill people, by hitting them, shooting them
row, noun [C], a short angry argument [= quarrel]

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