Ideal for intermediate and more confident learners of English looking to improve or practise their English. The book is filled with useful vocabulary that is carefully graded and easy to understand, it also comes with audio, so that you can listen to the story at the same time as reading.'When it came to football, Billy was different. Black hands grab the ball. Black feet kick the ball. Black hopes rise up with the ball to the sickly white sky. No one can stop him now. He forgets about the river, and the people of his blood ...'But who can forget their own past? Billy finds that the ties which hold him to the people of his blood are strong indeed ...The stories in this volume of World Stories are by Australian writers Mena Abdullah & Jay Mathew, Judith Wright, Archie Weller, Dal Stivens, David Malouf, and Marion Halligan.