Do the preparation exercise before you read the story. Note that this story is longer than the other stories on our site and you will need a few minutes to concentrate and read it. When you have read it, do the exercises to check your understanding.
Before you read the story do this exercise. It will help you to understand some of the more difficult words in the story.
The Mystery of the Stolen FA Cup Medal
by Tom Palmer
Part one: Introducing David Rooney, football fan
David Rooney looked at the clock above the fireplace. Eight-thirty. Time for bed. He picked up his portable radio, switched off the