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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.

    To Be a Hero Chapter 3

    To Be a Hero Chapter 3

    The dragon emerges from his cage, and the heroes get ready to fight him. But the dragon doesn't breathe fire and go on a rampage, he... cries?

    Today's story is To Be a Hero. This is chapter three of three. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Hero3 for the full transcript.
    Level: Advanced.
    Genre: Comedy.
    New Vocabulary: Claw, Curl up, Fit of rage, Pathetic, Sneer, Reappropriate, Redistribute, Sniff, Quest, Grin, Overthrow.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 2274.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 30 min
    To Be a Hero Chapter 2 (Advanced)

    To Be a Hero Chapter 2 (Advanced)

    Elric and Norm find the King's lost pegasus, and it turns out the creature is interested in much more than just fighting in battles...

    Today's story is To Be a Hero. This is chapter two. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Hero2 for the full transcript.
    Level: Advanced.
    Genre: Comedy.
    New Vocabulary: Foal, Instinct, “Bob’s your uncle”, Hoof, Armour, Crush, Cliché, “Speak of the devil”, Lair, Awe, Guts.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 2008.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 25 min
    To Be a Hero Chapter 1 (Advanced)

    To Be a Hero Chapter 1 (Advanced)

    Norm lives with his wicked stepmother, who spends all day shouting at him. At night, she tells him magical stories, and one day he leaves to become a fairytale hero. There's just a small problem: the world isn't so magical, and he soons find out that being a hero has a very different meaning than he thought.

    Today's story is To Be a Hero. This is chapter one of three. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Hero for the full transcript.
    Level: Advanced.
    Genre: Comedy.
    New Vocabulary: Wizard, Wicked, Knight, Fearsome, Dragon, Frown, Broom, Mercenary, Pat, Feel like death warmed over, Pegasus, Urge.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 3196.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 28 min
    Three Dragons (Advanced)

    Three Dragons (Advanced)

    Three dragons live on three separate mountains, with a human kingdom lying in the middle. For a hundred years the two species live in peace, until one day a knight comes from abroad and makes a proposal to the King: he will slay the dragons and bring glory to his kingdom...

    Today's story is Three Dragons. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Dragons for the full transcript.
    Level: Advanced.
    Genre: Drama.
    New Vocabulary: Slay, Lair, Dragon, Knight, Spit, Belligerent, Claw, Assassin, Dungeon, Petal, Carnation, Boulder, Catapult.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 3196.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 35 min
    Luck and Reason (Pre-Intermediate)

    Luck and Reason (Pre-Intermediate)

    One day, Luck and Reason meet, and they argue over who must respect the other. So they have a contest: they will both help a farmer, and whoever the farmer does better with wins.

    Today's story is Luck and Reason. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Luck for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Philosophical.
    New Vocabulary: Reason, Get down on your knees, Gardener, Royal, Carver, Tailor, Commoner, Execute, Chop off, Sword.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 1120.
    Author: Katherine from the Czech Republic.

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    • 26 min
    Puss in Boots (Beginner)

    Puss in Boots (Beginner)

    A young man leaves home with just a cat, but this is normal cat. He wears boots, walks and talks like a human. But best of all, he brings home gold!

    Today's story is Puss in Boots. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Boots for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner.
    Genre: Comedy.
    New Vocabulary: Puss, Trust, Land (owning), Guard (person), Count (person), Feather, Sorcerer, Wheat, Turn into, Make a decision.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 1856.
    Author: Fairy Tales.

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    • 25 min

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