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Learning a language is hard. With Easy Stories in English, you can learn English the natural way, without studying lists of vocabulary or complicated grammar rules. Every week, Ariel Goodbody, author and language teacher, will present a story adapted to your level of English. The stories will be hilarious, dramatic, and entertaining, but never too difficult. If you’re learning English and are tired of boring textbooks, then this is the podcast for you. Go to easystoriesinenglish.com for full transcripts of every episode, and to see a list of stories categorised by level.

Learning a language is hard. With Easy Stories in English, you can learn English the natural way, without studying lists of vocabulary or complicated grammar rules. Every week, Ariel Goodbody, author and language teacher, will present a story adapted to your level of English. The stories will be hilarious, dramatic, and entertaining, but never too difficult. If you’re learning English and are tired of boring textbooks, then this is the podcast for you. Go to easystoriesinenglish.com for full transcripts of every episode, and to see a list of stories categorised by level.
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United Kingdom

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Learning a language is hard. With Easy Stories in English, you can learn English the natural way, without studying lists of vocabulary or complicated grammar rules. Every week, Ariel Goodbody, author and language teacher, will present a story adapted to your level of English. The stories will be hilarious, dramatic, and entertaining, but never too difficult. If you’re learning English and are tired of boring textbooks, then this is the podcast for you. Go to easystoriesinenglish.com for full transcripts of every episode, and to see a list of stories categorised by level.

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English


Episodes

The Mouse, the Frog and the Hawk (Pre-Intermediate)

4/23/2019
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Hoppy the frog doesn't have any friends, just like Gentle. So when Hoppy asks Gentle to play a game, he agrees happily. Unfortunately, the game is not so fun for Gentle... Today's story is The Mouse, the Frog and the Hawk. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Frog for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate Genre: Philosophical Vocabulary: Animals, Nature, Swimming Setting: The Great Forest Word Count: 1419 Author: Aesop's Fables

Duration:00:20:16

The Lion and the Pig (Pre-Intermediate)

4/16/2019
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Crush the lion is angry. Speedy the rabbit asked him to do a favour, but he doesn't respect him! He goes to the lake to cool off, and there he meets Grunt the pig. Grunt challenges him to a fight, and the game is on... Today's story is The Lion and the Pig. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Pig for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate Genre: Philosophical Vocabulary: Animals, Nature, Competition, Fighting Setting: The Great Forest Word Count: 1530 Author: Aesop's Fables

Duration:00:24:16

The Beetle and the Boy Chapter 3 (Pre-Intermediate)

4/9/2019
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Cecil has always been great at not being noticed. But for the first time in his life he wants someone to see him: the new boy at school. So when he does get noticed, he has no idea what to do. Today's story is The Beetle and the Boy. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Beetle3 for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate, Genre: Romance, Vocabulary: Insects, School, Romance, Magic; Setting: Modern, Word Count: 1689, Author: Ariel Goodbody

Duration:00:18:37

The Beetle and the Boy Chapter 2 (Pre-Intermediate)

4/2/2019
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Cecil has always been great at not being noticed. But for the first time in his life he wants someone to see him: the new boy at school. So when he does get noticed, he has no idea what to do. Today's story is The Beetle and the Boy. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Beetle2 for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate, Genre: Romance, Vocabulary: Insects, School, Romance, Magic; Setting: Modern, Word Count: 921, Author: Ariel Goodbody

Duration:00:10:17

The Beetle and the Boy Chapter 1 (Pre-Intermediate)

3/26/2019
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Cecil has always been great at not being noticed. But for the first time in his life he wants someone to see him: the new boy at school. So when he does get noticed, he has no idea what to do. Today's story is The Beetle and the Boy. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Beetle1 for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate, Genre: Romance, Vocabulary: Insects, School, Romance, Magic; Setting: Modern, Word Count: 1090, Author: Ariel Goodbody

Duration:00:20:47

The Rabbit and the Tortoise (Beginner)

3/19/2019
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Speedy the rabbit is the fastest animal in the Great Forest. But everyone loves Steady the tortoise. So when Steady challenges Speedy to a race, it looks simple: Speedy will win, and everyone will love him. But things don't go his way... Today's story is The Rabbit and the Tortoise. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Rabbit for the full transcript. Level: Beginner, Genre: Children's, Vocabulary: Animals, Nature, Competition, Running; Setting: The Great Forest, Word Count: 847, Author: Aesop's...

Duration:00:13:47

The Lion and the Mouse (Beginner)

3/12/2019
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All the animals in the forest hate Gentle the mouse. They all think he is weak and stupid. So when he sees Crush the lion sleeping, he wants to show them he is brave. He climbs onto the lion, but then Crush wakes up, and Gentle realises his mistake. How will he get out of the situation alive? Today's story is The Lion and the Mouse. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Lion for the full transcript. Level: Beginner, Genre: Children's, Vocabulary: Animals, Hunting, Nature; Setting: The Great...

Duration:00:12:44

The North Wind and the Sun (Beginner)

3/5/2019
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A classic story from Aesop's Fable. But this version is adapted for adults. Today's story is The North Wind and the Sun. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Wind for the full transcript. Level: Beginner, Genre: Children's, Vocabulary: Nature, Love, War, Weather; Setting: Fairytale, Word Count: 1064, Author: Aesop's Fables

Duration:00:12:25

One Night in a Vampire's House (Intermediate)

2/26/2019
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Welcome to the world of Kundun, where rabbits talk and vampires can haunt you even centuries after their death. Will our heroine make it out unharmed, or will she be changed for good? Today's story is One Night in a Vampire's House. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Vampire for the full transcript. Level: Intermediate, Genre: Horror, Vocabulary: Furniture, Vampires, Magic, Animals; Setting: Kundun, Word Count: 1757, Author: Ariel Goodbody

Duration:00:21:39

The Mature, Elegant Woman (Beginner)

2/19/2019
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Silna is a tired, old school teacher. But she isn't that old, so why do people keep thinking she is? Then she has an idea: she will lie about her age! But her plan doesn't work as well as she hopes... Today's story is The Mature, Elegant Woman. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Mature for the full transcript. Level: Beginner, Genre: Comedy, Vocabulary: Age, History, Music, School, Lying; Setting: Modern, Word Count: 1879, Author: Ariel Goodbody

Duration:00:22:34

The Monk's Nose (Intermediate)

2/12/2019
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In ancient Japan, there is a Buddhist monk with a strange nose. His nose is long and fat, and causes him all kinds of problems. But when he finds out there is a way to change his nose, he ends up making a decision that he will regret... Today's story is The Monk's Nose. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Nose for the full transcript. Level: Intermediate, Genre: Philosophical, Vocabulary: Religion, Body Parts, Cooking, Feelings; Setting: Japan, Word Count: 1673, Author: Ryuunosuke Akutagawa

Duration:00:22:11

The Hair Thief (Pre-Intermediate)

2/5/2019
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In old Kyoto, a man stands under a gate. He waits for the rain to stop. He has just lost his job, and he doesn't know where he is going to sleep tonight, or where he will get his food from. Will he remain good, or become a thief to survive? Today's story is The Hair Thief. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Hair for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate, Genre: Philosophical, Vocabulary: Feelings, Death, Poverty, Crime; Setting: Japan, Word Count: 1356, Author: Ryuunosuke Akutagawa

Duration:00:15:02

The Spider's Thread (Beginner)

1/29/2019
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Ryuunosuke Akutagawa is one of the most famous authors from Japan. This story is about a man called Kandata. Kandata is a bad man who went to Hell. But Buddha gives him a chance to get out. Will he accept it? Today's story is The Deepest Love. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Spider for the full transcript. Level: Beginner, Genre: Philosophical, Vocabulary: Religion, Crime, Morality; Setting: Japan, Word Count: 1260, Author: Ryuunosuke Akutagawa

Duration:00:16:16

The Deepest Love (Advanced)

1/22/2019
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I'm a big fan of vampire stories. This is my own twist on vampires. It's a kind of romance, but not like you're expecting... Today's story is The Deepest Love. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Love for the full transcript. Level: Advanced, Genre: Horror, Vocabulary: Vampires, Magic, Love; Setting: Modern, Word Count: 874, Author: Ariel Goodbody

Duration:00:16:37

The Venerable Mr. Siggs (Advanced)

1/15/2019
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What happens when a mysterious alien touches down in Italy and makes friends with an old-school British gentleman? Listen and find out! Also, I talk about the Victorian Era, and why I find it such an attractive setting for my writing. Today's story is The Venerable Mr. Siggs. Go to https://EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Siggs for the full transcript. Level: Advanced, Genre: Science Fiction, Vocabulary: Weather, Aliens, Clothes; Setting: Victorian, Word Count: 2302, Author: Ariel Goodbody

Duration:00:24:43

Crow Island (Pre-Intermediate)

1/8/2019
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Crows are black birds. They have black feathers, a black beak, and small, black eyes. Around the world they are a symbol of mystery and death. Today's story is an adventure story, where a man must escape off an island with his best friend: a dog called Fido. Today's story is Crow Island. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Crow for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate Genre: Action Vocabulary: Nature, Technology, Hunting, Animals Setting: Modern Word Count: 1339 Author: Ariel Goodbody

Duration:00:16:02

Doggo and Kitty Bake a Cake (Beginner Level)

1/1/2019
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As today's story is about cake, I can't stop thinking about food food. Specifically, sweet food. I love sweets! This is a problem, though. It means I have had problems with my teeth. I'm sure many of you also have this problem. So I have a strategy about how to avoid sugar, that I share in the show. Today's story is Doggo and Kitty Bake a Cake. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Cake for the full transcript. Level: Beginner Genre: Children's Vocabulary: Animals, Food, Cooking Setting: Fairytale...

Duration:00:19:28

Doggo and Kitty Tear Their Trousers (Beginner Level)

1/1/2019
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Today I talk about Christmas. Where I live there is a very popular Christmas market. It makes it very difficult to travel around this time of year. I also talk about New Year, and how I celebrate it. Today's story is Doggo and Kitty Tear Their Trousers. It is a sequel to Doggo and Kitty Do Their Laundry, so you might want to listen to that first. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Trousers for a full transcript. Level: Beginner Genre: Children's Vocabulary: Animals, Clothes Setting: Fairytale...

Duration:00:17:13

Doggo and Kitty Do Their Laundry (Beginner Level)

1/1/2019
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Learning a language is hard. With Easy Stories in English, you can learn English the natural way, without studying lists of vocabulary or complicated grammar rules. Every week, Ariel Goodbody, author and language teacher, will present a story adapted to your level of English. The stories will be hilarious, dramatic, and entertaining, but never too difficult. If you’re learning English and are tired of boring textbooks, then this is the podcast for you. Today's story is Doggo and Kitty Do...

Duration:00:20:08