173 episodes

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.

Easy Stories in English Ariel Goodbody & Glassbox Media

    • Fiction
    • 4.7 • 6 Ratings

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.

    Why Blood is Red (Pre-Intermediate)

    Why Blood is Red (Pre-Intermediate)

    In the beginning, there were two brother gods, Kimesh and Musesh. Kimesh created the planets with loud fire, and Musesh created the plants and animals with calm thought. Everything was fine for a while, until Kimesh decided the world needed some more colour...
    Today's story is Why Blood is Red. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/BloodRed for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Myths & Legends.
    Vocabulary: Passion, Reflection (thought), Debate, Spit (noun), Urine, Organ, Varied, Confusion, Flame, Dye.
    Setting: Ancient.
    Word Count: 1007.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.
    Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast!
    ===
    If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, exercises, and much more.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 20 min
    Doggo and Kitty Do Their Laundry (Advanced)

    Doggo and Kitty Do Their Laundry (Advanced)

    Doggo and Kitty want to be like the adults, and adults put on clothes when they go outside. But there's a problem: Doggo and Kitty's clothes are dirty! Well, they'll just have to do laundry. That should be simple, right?
    Today's story is Doggo and Kitty Do Their Laundry. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/LaundryL4 for the full transcript. This is a levelled-up version of a story. To listen to the beginner-level version of Doggo and Kitty Do Their Laundry, go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Laundry.
    Level: Advanced.
    Genre: Children's.
    Vocabulary: Alas, Wriggle, Claw, Glitter (verb), Seeing as, Spit out, Foam, Scrub, Ponder, Leap, Turn up your nose in disgust, Lather, Clamber.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 2115.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.
    Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast!
    ===
    If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, exercises, and much more.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 28 min
    Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Beginner)

    Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Beginner)

    Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast!
    ===
    Goldilocks goes into the forest and gets lost. She finds a house with porridge by the window, and it smells so good... The old man who lives there would want her to go and eat it, wouldn't he?
    Today's story is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Bears for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner.
    Genre: Children's.
    Vocabulary: Judge, Sunrise, Lonely, Smell, Porridge, Normal-sized, Try (Food), Shout, Owe, Fur coat, Swan.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 2115.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.
    ===
    If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, exercises, and much more.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 29 min
    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Parts 3 & 4 (Intermediate)

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Parts 3 & 4 (Intermediate)

    Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast!

    ===

    Every day, the lord of the castle goes hunting and Gawain stays in bed, bantering with the beautiful lady. Each night, Gawain and the lord exchange their 'gains' for the day. But Gawain cannot stop worrying about meeting the Green Knight, and when the lady offers him help, he can't resist...

    Today's story is Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. This episode contains parts 3 and 4. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Gawain2 for the full transcript.
    Level: Intermediate.
    Genre: Myths & Legends.
    Vocabulary: Solely, Banter, Bargain, Flatter, Triumph, Handsome (a lot), Wild boar, Long for, Coarse, Prey, Vow, Tick (clock), Sin, Tact, Dodge, Fellow (person), Waver, Flinch, Nick, Wreck, Bind, Decrepit, Immortal, Make a mockery, Sham, Noble, Owe it to yourself.
    Setting: Medieval.
    Word Count: 4006.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

    If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, exercises, and much more.

    Support Easy Stories in English by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 40 min
    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Parts 1 & 2 (Intermediate)

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Parts 1 & 2 (Intermediate)

    Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast!

    ===

    King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table live peacefully at Camelot. But on New Year's eve, a terrible knight rides into the castle, made entirely of green. He gives them a challenge: a man must come and attack him with his axe, and if the Green Knight survives, he will attack the man in a year and a day. Arthur's nephew, Gawain, accepts the challenge, but things are not as they seem...

    Today's story is Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. This episode contains parts 1 and 2. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Gawain1 for the full transcript.
    Level: Intermediate.
    Genre: Myths & Legends.
    Vocabulary: Rhyme, Alliteration, Court (royalty), Knight, Chivalry, Feast, Sire (verb), Trencher, Holy, Axe, Blow (hit), Step in the ring, Bless, Offspring, Be on your guard, Chapel, Mass (religion), Suit of armour, Shield, Chastity, Lord (Middle Ages), Lady, Siege, Potion, Hag, Chatter, Hop, Wicked, Spoils, Fruits of ….
    Setting: Medieval.
    Word Count: 2910.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

    If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, exercises, and much more.

    Support Easy Stories in English by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 42 min
    The Spider's Thread (Pre-Intermediate)

    The Spider's Thread (Pre-Intermediate)

    Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast!

    ===

    Kandata was an evil thief when was alive, and now he lives in Hell. Buddha remembers a time when Kandata did good, and decides to give him a chance to show that he isn't truly evil. Will Kandata become good, or is he simply a bad person?

    Today's story is The Spider's Thread. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/SpiderL2 for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Philosophical.
    Vocabulary: Take a few liberties, Thread, Needle, Heaven, Buddha, Hell, Suffer, Demon, Truly, Evil, Just as, Crawl.
    Setting: Japan.
    Word Count: 1501.
    Author: Ryuunosuke Akutagawa.

    If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, exercises, and much more.

    Support Easy Stories in English by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Fiction

Finyal Media
Finyal Media
Don Camello
The 40 Thieves | الأربعون حرامي
حسام مصباح ( مستر كايرو )
Dr Moussa

You Might Also Like

RealLife English
Real English Conversations: Amy Whitney & Curtis Davies - English Lessons
@GoNaturalEng
BBC Radio
Shayna Oliveira
ESLPod.com