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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.

    Stalking is For Girls, Too (Pre-Intermediate)

    Stalking is For Girls, Too (Pre-Intermediate)

    To celebrate 100 episodes of Easy Stories in English on 1st December, I want to put YOUR voices on the podcast. Record a message and say how Easy Stories in English has helped you to learn English.

    I also want to have a special introduction with all of your voices. So make sure to record yourself saying, ‘Welcome to Easy Stories in English, the podcast that will take your English from OK to Good, and from Good to Great.’

    Email your recording to Ariel@EasyStoriesInEnglish.com. Make sure it’s less than a minute, so that there’s time for everyone’s recording!

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    Bella has had one date with this man, but he's perfect for her. She just wants to go and look into his window before work, so that she can see him. But the curtains are closed, and the gate to the car park is open... Before she can think, she has stepped inside, and the gate closes behind her. What will she do now?

    Today's story is Stalking is For Girls, Too. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Girls for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Comedy.
    New Vocabulary: Stalk, Twist, Trapped, Sneak, Might as well, Lean, Vent (complain), Make something up, Hold your breath, Impatient, Get down on one knee, Fate.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 730.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    You Can't Please Everyone (Beginner)

    You Can't Please Everyone (Beginner)

    To celebrate 100 episodes of Easy Stories in English on 1st December, I want to put YOUR voices on the podcast. Record a message and say how Easy Stories in English has helped you to learn English.

    I also want to have a special introduction with all of your voices. So make sure to record yourself saying, ‘Welcome to Easy Stories in English, the podcast that will take your English from OK to Good, and from Good to Great.’

    Email your recording to Ariel@EasyStoriesInEnglish.com. Make sure it’s less than a minute, so that there’s time for everyone’s recording!

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    Today we have two stories: The Man, the Boy and the Donkey and The Man and His Two Wives. They both have the theme You can't please everyone. It's much better to be yourself and do what you think is right!

    Today's story is You Can't Please Everyone. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Please for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner.
    Genre: Philosophical.
    New Vocabulary: Please, Donkey, “Shame on you”, Keep on, Complain, Shoulder, Pull out, Mature, Bald.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 829.
    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, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

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    Why the Sea is Salty (Beginner)

    Why the Sea is Salty (Beginner)

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    A poor man asks his rich brother for food. The rich brother gives him a piece of ham and tells him to go to Hell. So he does just that, and he makes an interesting trade with the Devil...

    Today's story is Why the Sea is Salty. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Sea for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner.
    Genre: Myths & Legends.
    New Vocabulary: Salty, Cheat, Hell, The Devil, Flour, Wheat, Grind, Millstone, Sink (falling).
    Setting: Medieval.
    Word Count: 1030.
    Author: Norwegian Myths.

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    • 20 min
    The Crying Woman (Beginner)

    The Crying Woman (Beginner)

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    Inmaculada is a poor indigenous girl. Every night, she washes clothes for people in the river. But one day, a Spanish man called Guillermo arrives. He is very handsome, and he's interested in Inmaculada. Will their love work out? Today's story is based on the Latin American folk tale La Llorona.

    Today's story is The Crying Woman. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Crying for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner.
    Genre: Horror.
    New Vocabulary: Indigenous, Handsome, Run away, Pregnant, Don’t care, Drown, Touch, Monster.
    Setting: Medieval.
    Word Count: 1285.
    Author: Latin American Myths.

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    • 27 min
    The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Beginner)

    The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Beginner)

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    Every day, Lyman looks after the sheep in the field. George comes to annoy him, and Lyman wants George to leave. So he says that there is a wolf, and George runs away. The hunters come, but really there is no wolf. But one day, a wolf does come, and nobody will believe Lyman...

    Today's story is The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Cried for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner.
    Genre: Drama.
    New Vocabulary: Wolf, Shepherd, Hunter, Fight, Stupid, Annoy, Shut up, Run away, Lie, Turn around.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 970.
    Author: Fairy Tales.

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    • 21 min
    Stone Soup (Beginner)

    Stone Soup (Beginner)

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    A poor man goes to a town and needs food, but nobody will talk to him. So he puts a stone in a pot and starts making "stone soup". The people in the town are interested now, and they add ingredients to the pot. When they eat the soup, they think it is amazing! The man has an idea, but it will end badly...

    Today's story is Stone Soup. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Soup for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner.
    Genre: Drama.
    New Vocabulary: Stone, Pot, Ingredient, Taste, Delicious, Nail (metal), Axe, Get stuck, Suffocate, Owner.
    Setting: Philosophical.
    Word Count: 792.
    Author: Fairy Tales.

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