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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.

    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
    The Musical Forest (Intermediate)

    The Musical Forest (Intermediate)

    The King of the Musical Forest goes around the world finding abandoned instruments and giving them a new home. Puppets live in the trees and play them every day, and all the animals come and listen. But one day, this beautiful place is disturbed by an angry wizard...

    Today's story is The Musical Forest. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Forest for the full transcript.
    Level: Intermediate
    Genre: Children's
    New Vocabulary: Stag, Horn, Note, Melody, Puppet, Racket (noise), Wizard, Frown, Harp, Cast a spell
    Setting: Fairytale
    Word Count: 2054
    Author: Ariel Goodbody, Live Stream Watchers

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    • 29 min
    Golden Horses (Intermediate)

    Golden Horses (Intermediate)

    The Scythians are the most powerful nation east of the Danube river. The gods themselves gave them beautiful golden horses, fast and powerful. But when the King's son dies, he will do anything to get him back, and his actions could lead their nation to ruin...

    Today's story is Golden Horses. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Golden for the full transcript.
    Level: Intermediate
    Genre: Myths & Legends
    New Vocabulary: Steppe, Mighty, Armour, Feast, "Disaster struck", Realm, Magician, Wizard Coffin, Herd
    Setting: Ancient
    Word Count: 992
    Author: Maxim Ostapenko

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    • 23 min
    The Musicians of Bremen (Beginner)

    The Musicians of Bremen (Beginner)

    Find links to resources to educate yourself on racism, as well as places you can give money.

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    An old donkey is going to be killed because he can't work anymore. But he decides he doesn't want to be killed. Instead, he will go to Bremen and become a musician! And as he goes, he makes some friends...

    Today's story is The Musicians of Bremen. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Bremen for the full transcript.

    Level: Beginner

    Genre: Comedy

    New Vocabulary: Musician, Donkey, Master, Thief, Monster, Leader, Scream, Bite, Scratch

    Setting: Fairytale

    Word Count: 1218

    Author: Fairy Tales

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    • 21 min
    The Red Mountain (Beginner)

    The Red Mountain (Beginner)

    Today's episode starts with an important message about the protests. In America. Here are some links:
    If you do not know where to give, I recommend this fund. It is a bail fund (money to help people get out of prison) for all of America.

    Here is a list of all the places where you can give money internationally.

    Here you can get news about what is happening from Black Lives Matter.

    Here you can find links to resources to educate yourself on racism.

    #BlackLivesMatter
    There is a horrible king who loves fighting and killing people. But he is worried that his daughter will marry have a strong child who will come and kill him. So the King puts the Queen and the Princess in a tall tower, so that they cannot get out. But one day, a knight comes to the tower...

    Today's story is The Red Mountain. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/RedMountain for the full transcript.

    Level: Beginner

    Genre: Myths & Legends

    New Vocabulary: Protest, Corruption, Brutality, Arrest, Immigrant, Attack, Racism, Theory, Slave, Anti-blackness, Colonialism, Bail money, Funeral, Fight, Heartless, Marry, Prince, Princess, Weak, Tower, Knight, Weapon, Fearless, Look like

    Setting: Fairytale

    Word Count: 2084

    Author: Beatrice Valleferro

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    • 34 min

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