Sherlock Holmes in Simple English: The Copper Beeches
Publisher: A L Stringer
Miss Hunter is too poor to refuse a job as a governess in English country house, even when the conditions are very strange. Her new employer is friendly and funny, but why does he keep a large and dangerous dog, and what is in the locked room? It isn't long before she turns to Sherlock Holmes for the answers to her questions.
This book is a graded reader. The story has been retold in modern English for students of English as a foreign / second language at intermediate level (CEFR B1) and younger native speakers.
Comprehension and vocabulary tasks
Summary of the story
Endnotes for difficult words, place names and cultural references
Word list at the end of the book