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Learning a language is hard, but Easy Stories in English makes it easy! Ariel Goodbody introduces each story, explaining difficult vocabulary and talking about their life. Thanks to their high energy and clear pronunciation, the stories are entertaining and simple to understand.

Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced learner, there’s something for everyone. The stories cover a wide range of genres, such as fairy tales, myths and legends, drama, comedy, romance, horror, science fiction and action. There is a balance of children’s stories, as well as more mature themes for adults. While listening to the stories, you can read the transcript at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com and get both reading practice and listening practice. With enough time, you’ll find that your reading and writing skills improve as well.

Ariel Goodbody has a strong background in linguistics and language acquisition, and they base the podcast on Stephen Krashen’s theory of comprehensible input. Ariel changes the level of grammar to suit each level, but prioritise comprehension and good storytelling over anything else. Vocabulary is described using paraphrase, cultural references, pictures, intonation and sound effects. British culture, especially English culture, is naturally introduced throughout the episodes.

Ariel also has experience in theatre, and treats every episode like an audiobook performance. With character voices, dramatic timing and a range of accents, adults and kids alike will soon forget that they’re ‘learning’ at all!

Some of the most well-known stories from the podcast are: the Doggo and Kitty stories, Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales, The Very Hungry Dragon, Sleeping Beauty, The Perfect Pet, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Why Blood is Red, Saint George and the Dragon and Pioneers of the Continuum. Many stories are adapted from famous authors, such as Edgar Allan Poe, Hans Christian Andersen, Isaac Asimov, Josef Čapek, Margery Williams and Ryuunosuke Akutagawa.

Ariel studied linguistics at the University of Cambridge and started teaching in 2018. As a language teacher, they use comprehensible input techniques such as TPRS and story listening. In 2021 they published a series of graded readers. These easy readers allow fans to get their favourite stories in a physical format.

Apprendre l’anglais facilement avec des contes de fées et histoires racontés en anglais britannique. Méthode pour étudier les vocabulaires, la prononciation, la grammaire et la lecture en anglais. Les livres audio en anglais pour les niveaux débutant, intermédiaire et avancé.

Einfach Britisches Englisch lernen mit Märchen und Geschichten. Methode, um Vokabeln, Aussprache, Grammatik und Lesen auf Englisch zu studieren. Hörbücher auf Englisch für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene.

Imparare l'inglese facilmente con fiabe e storie in inglese britannico. Metodo per studiare vocabolario, pronuncia, grammatica e lettura in inglese. Audiolibri in inglese per i livelli principiante, intermedio e avanzato.

Aprender inglés fácilmente con cuentos de hadas e historias en inglés británico. Método para estudiar vocabulario, pronunciación, gramática y lectura en inglés. Audiolibros en inglés para todos los niveles: principiante, intermedio y avanzado.

童話、メルヘン、物語でイギリス英語を学ぶことがやさしくさせるイージー・ストーリーズ・イン・イングリッシュ。アリエル・グッドボディはきれいなブリティッシュイングリッシュの発音で新しい単語を説明して、毎週のストーリーを語る。初級、中級、上級の生徒にむかうオーディオブックで英語文法や英語読書をアップさせる勉強取材。

通过英国英语的童话故事和故事轻松学习英语。学习英语的词汇、发音、语法和阅读。为初学者、中级和高级学生提供英语的有声读物。

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Easy Stories in English Easy Stories in English

    • Fiction
    • 4.6 • 55 Ratings

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Learning a language is hard, but Easy Stories in English makes it easy! Ariel Goodbody introduces each story, explaining difficult vocabulary and talking about their life. Thanks to their high energy and clear pronunciation, the stories are entertaining and simple to understand.

Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced learner, there’s something for everyone. The stories cover a wide range of genres, such as fairy tales, myths and legends, drama, comedy, romance, horror, science fiction and action. There is a balance of children’s stories, as well as more mature themes for adults. While listening to the stories, you can read the transcript at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com and get both reading practice and listening practice. With enough time, you’ll find that your reading and writing skills improve as well.

Ariel Goodbody has a strong background in linguistics and language acquisition, and they base the podcast on Stephen Krashen’s theory of comprehensible input. Ariel changes the level of grammar to suit each level, but prioritise comprehension and good storytelling over anything else. Vocabulary is described using paraphrase, cultural references, pictures, intonation and sound effects. British culture, especially English culture, is naturally introduced throughout the episodes.

Ariel also has experience in theatre, and treats every episode like an audiobook performance. With character voices, dramatic timing and a range of accents, adults and kids alike will soon forget that they’re ‘learning’ at all!

Some of the most well-known stories from the podcast are: the Doggo and Kitty stories, Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales, The Very Hungry Dragon, Sleeping Beauty, The Perfect Pet, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Why Blood is Red, Saint George and the Dragon and Pioneers of the Continuum. Many stories are adapted from famous authors, such as Edgar Allan Poe, Hans Christian Andersen, Isaac Asimov, Josef Čapek, Margery Williams and Ryuunosuke Akutagawa.

Ariel studied linguistics at the University of Cambridge and started teaching in 2018. As a language teacher, they use comprehensible input techniques such as TPRS and story listening. In 2021 they published a series of graded readers. These easy readers allow fans to get their favourite stories in a physical format.

Apprendre l’anglais facilement avec des contes de fées et histoires racontés en anglais britannique. Méthode pour étudier les vocabulaires, la prononciation, la grammaire et la lecture en anglais. Les livres audio en anglais pour les niveaux débutant, intermédiaire et avancé.

Einfach Britisches Englisch lernen mit Märchen und Geschichten. Methode, um Vokabeln, Aussprache, Grammatik und Lesen auf Englisch zu studieren. Hörbücher auf Englisch für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene.

Imparare l'inglese facilmente con fiabe e storie in inglese britannico. Metodo per studiare vocabolario, pronuncia, grammatica e lettura in inglese. Audiolibri in inglese per i livelli principiante, intermedio e avanzato.

Aprender inglés fácilmente con cuentos de hadas e historias en inglés británico. Método para estudiar vocabulario, pronunciación, gramática y lectura en inglés. Audiolibros en inglés para todos los niveles: principiante, intermedio y avanzado.

童話、メルヘン、物語でイギリス英語を学ぶことがやさしくさせるイージー・ストーリーズ・イン・イングリッシュ。アリエル・グッドボディはきれいなブリティッシュイングリッシュの発音で新しい単語を説明して、毎週のストーリーを語る。初級、中級、上級の生徒にむかうオーディオブックで英語文法や英語読書をアップさせる勉強取材。

通过英国英语的童话故事和故事轻松学习英语。学习英语的词汇、发音、语法和阅读。为初学者、中级和高级学生提供英语的有声读物。

Легко изучать английский

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    A Good Long Natter (Conversation)

    A Good Long Natter (Conversation)

    In this episode, I talk about everything I've been up to for the past two months: visiting a friend, what I'm wearing, a romantic encounter in the supermarket, my try at stand-up comedy, the Royal Academy of Art, eating in the dark: there's just too much to summarise! Listen to it!!
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    • 27 min
    Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Cut Off Your Hair (Pre-Intermediate)

    Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Cut Off Your Hair (Pre-Intermediate)

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    An old couple wish for a son and instead have a daughter with long, magical hair. They don't see the value in it, and sell her off to an old man who keeps her in a tower. Every day, he massages the oil from her hair and sells it. But the girl gets tired of this life, and makes a plan to escape...
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    Level: Pre-intermediate.
    Genre: Romance.
    Vocabulary: Loom, Get caught on, Scalp, Pharmacist, Suit of armour, Sword, Chew, Treat someone like, Trapped, Starve, Nail.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 3658.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.
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    • 43 min
    Strange Friends (Advanced)

    Strange Friends (Advanced)

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    A cat and a mouse live together as friends, and what strange friends that makes! One day, the cat suggests they store some food for the winter, so they buy a pot of fat and hide it in a church. But while the mouse happily cleans the house, the cat starts to think about the food...
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    Level: Advanced.
    Genre: Children's.
    Vocabulary: Altar, Fantasise, Christening, Godmother, Crumbs, Savour, Disposition, Kitty, Ponder, Might as well, “For all the good it will do you”.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 1554.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.
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    • 28 min
    Hector the Snail (Rerun)

    Hector the Snail (Rerun)

    Mit dem Code easystories erhältst du das 12-Monatsabo von Babbel zumPreis von nur 6 Monaten. Das Angebot gilt bis zum 31. Oktober 2024. Einfach auf https://www.babbel.com/audio einlösen und loslegen.
    Hector is a snail, so of course he's very slow. But he dreams of becoming fast. He decides to find a wizard and ask the wizard to swap his body with an ostrich's. What could go wrong? Well, a lot, actually...
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    Level: Beginner.
    Genre: Children's.
    Vocabulary: Snail, Snail trail, Wizard, Swap, Ostrich, Human, Cave, Solve a problem, Ride, Kick, Free (verb), All over, False eyelashes.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 1033.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody
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    • 21 min
    Hector the Snail (Rerun)

    Hector the Snail (Rerun)

    Hector is a snail, so of course he's very slow. But he dreams of becoming fast. He decides to find a wizard and ask the wizard to swap his body with an ostrich's. What could go wrong? Well, a lot, actually...

    Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Snail for the full transcript.

    Level: Beginner.
    Genre: Children's.
    Vocabulary: Snail, Snail trail, Wizard, Swap, Ostrich, Human, Cave, Solve a problem, Ride, Kick, Free (verb), All over, False eyelashes.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 1033.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody

    The Light at the Bottom of the Sea (Pre-Intermediate)

    The Light at the Bottom of the Sea (Pre-Intermediate)

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    Żgugina lives on the coast of Malta with her son. When pirates attack, she rushes to the church to pray to St Demetrius. 'St Demetrius,' she says, 'if you save my son I will light a lamp that burns forever!' What happened next was too much for her to believe...
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    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Myths & Legends.
    Vocabulary: Portrait, Faithful, Saint, Kneel, Captain, Treasure, Basement, Tie up, Horizon, Hoofprint, Earthquake.
    Setting: Malta.
    Word Count: 979.
    Author: Saviour Pirotta.
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Svobi007 ,

Great podcast!

Hi Ariel, I’m from Czech republic (currently living in Japan) and I just found your podcast! The first short story I listened was The Water Monster by Karel Jaromir Erben. It’s a real pleasure to me listen this wonderful Czech folklore story! And I am really stunned by your pronunciation of “ř”! 😍 And then I noticed that you are reading Doggo and Kitty by Karel Čapek, my favorite writer. Don’t you think Čapek was a genius in some way? When I listen to Doggo and Kitty…it’s a children’s book, but it’s like a metaphor for the adult world and the relationship between a man and a woman! So funny! Thank you for make me feel like home for a while! Thank you for your work!

adelan12 ,

GREAT PODCAST!

Hello, I am from Czech republic.
And I just want to say.. thank you so much for you help!!! I am really in love with your podcasts!! 😀

My name is my name, not yours ,

Niceee

Hello from Czech republic, Im lesrning for exams, this is my help! Thnx

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