‘The Necklace’ is about a young wife who was born for all of the best things in life, but has married a low-paid clerk in a government ministry. Even when they’re invited to a fantastic party for the rich and famous, she’s unhappy because she’ll have nothing special to wear. Her husband buys her a dress (that he can’t really afford) and she borrows a diamond necklace. But that is exactly when her problems start (2,280 words).
English stories and articles for reading and listening practice
For students, learners and teachers. Improve reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Learn new words and build fluency.