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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.

Easy Stories in English Ariel Goodbody

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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.

    The Cello That Spoke (Advanced)

    The Cello That Spoke (Advanced)

    A world-famous cellist wakes up one day to a rude surprise: her cello can talk! And not only that, but he doesn't want to make music anymore. How will she get him to agree to play again?
    Today's story is The Cello That Spoke. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Cello for the full transcript.
    Level: Advanced
    Genre: Drama
    New Vocabulary: Cello, Cockney, Rhyme, Note, Bow (music), Recital, "For all intents and purposes", Gruelling, Ecstasy, Standing Ovation, Air freshener, Tree stump, Echo, Bird's nest
    Setting: Modern
    Word Count: 2127
    Author: Ariel Goodbody, Online Class
    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.

    • 35 min
    The Paper Man (Beginner)

    The Paper Man (Beginner)

    Before the main story, we have a personal story from Nguyễn about living as a blind person.
    It's not easy being made of paper! This Paper Man hates his life, and he tries to do everything to look like a normal human. But one day, when a giant comes to town, he will learn that being made of paper is actually very useful!
    Today's story is The Paper Man. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Paper for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner
    Genre: Children's
    New Vocabulary: Blind, Disabled, Insult, Jealous, Human, Keep away, Burn, Blow (wind), Scrunch up, Flatten out, Cardboard, Giant, Attack, Save
    Setting: Fairytale
    Word Count: 883
    Author: Ariel Goodbody, Lina
    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.

    • 27 min
    The Mirror of Misurina (Pre-Intermediate)

    The Mirror of Misurina (Pre-Intermediate)

    Before the main story, we have a personal story from Sudha about her English-learning journey.
    King Sorapis has a very naughty daughter, Misurina. She plays jokes on people, asks endless questions, and cries if she doesn't get what she wants. But her father never tells her off, because he loves her too much. But one day, Misurina asks for that changes everything...
    Today's story is The Mirror of Misurina. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Mirror for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate
    Genre: Myths & Legends
    New Vocabulary: NHS, State (country), Humble, "I don't have a clue", Giant, Play a joke on someone, Spoiled, Throw a tantrum, Tell off, Curiosity, Fairy, Throughout, Smack
    Setting: Fairytale
    Word Count: 1613
    Author: Beatrice Valleferro
    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.

    • 35 min
    The Other Mermaid (Intermediate)

    The Other Mermaid (Intermediate)

    Alejandrita is trapped. She lives in a human city, but she is a mermaid--a fish woman. By day she is a statue, and by night she is free to swim around the pond. But she longs to get back to the ocean. To do so, she will have to get the help of someone whose kind has hurt her in the past: a wizard.
    Today's story is The Other Mermaid. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Mermaid for the full transcript.
    Level: Intermediate
    Genre: Romance
    New Vocabulary: Mermaid, Curse, Wizard, Juggle, Cast a spell, Wallow in self-pity, Shipwreck, Octopus, Tentacle, Spin (movement)
    Setting: Modern
    Word Count: 3328
    Author: Fairy Tales
    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.

    • 32 min
    Rumplestiltskin (Pre-Intermediate)

    Rumplestiltskin (Pre-Intermediate)

    Molly has always been a bad girl. Whenever her mother asked her to work, she lied and tricked and cheated. But when her mother dies and she is kicked out, she is forced to make her own way in the world. So she does what she knows best: lying and cheating. She tells a king that she can spin gold for him, but she has no idea how. And then a strange little man appears, offering help in exchange for her nails...
    Today's story is Rumplestiltskin. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Gold for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate
    Genre: Drama
    New Vocabulary: Spin (clothes), Evil, Beggar, Stride, Straw, Nail (body), Pointy, Hopeless, Cheat
    Setting: Fairytale
    Word Count: 3129
    Author: Fairy Tales
    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.

    • 35 min
    The Elephant and the Hare (Beginner)

    The Elephant and the Hare (Beginner)

    After a personal story sent in by Leo Gigon, today's main story comes from the Maasai people of Africa. An elephant is travelling to meet his family, and he helps a hare cross a river. But instead of thanking him, the hare decides to steal his delicious honey, and a chase begins...
    Today's story is The Elephant and the Hare. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Elephant for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner
    Genre: Children's
    New Vocabulary: Referee, Hare, Smell, Stone, Drop, Rip off, Skin, Catch up to, Antelope, Play a trick on someone
    Setting: Fairytale
    Word Count: 715
    Author: Leo Gigon, Fairy Tales
    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.

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