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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 Raven's Heart (Intermediate)

    The Raven's Heart (Intermediate)

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    Zelda is a brave huntress who gets a magical wishing cloak from a witch. The cloak can take her wherever she wants. Except, she doesn't know where to go! So she travels around until she finds a castle where an old woman and her beautiful daughter live. But the mysterious Morgana is not everything she seems...

    Today's story is The Raven's Heart. This is chapter five, the last chapter. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Raven for the full transcript.
    Level: Intermediate.
    Genre: Romance.
    New Vocabulary: Domestic violence, Raven, Beak, Caw, Huntress, Cloak, Bolt of lightning, Witch, True to someone’s word, Put a plan into practice, Vomit, Splatter, Hold hostage.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 5398.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 45 min
    Dear Heart Chapter 5 (Pre-Intermediate)

    Dear Heart Chapter 5 (Pre-Intermediate)

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    Nigella calls Fergus into the office on a Sunday to help her fix an IT problem. But it turns out she wants something quite different. Cass gets Jo and Penny's help to win Fergus back, but will her plan work?

    Today's story is Dear Heart. This is chapter five, the last chapter. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Dear5 for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Romance.
    New Vocabulary: Swear (bad language), Undo (clothes), Straight (sexuality), Comfort (verb), App, Seek, Land (verb), Voice catch, Shove, Corridor, Burst into applause, Best man.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 3814.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 38 min
    Dear Heart Chapter 4 (Pre-Intermediate)

    Dear Heart Chapter 4 (Pre-Intermediate)

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    Fergus sends Cass a stupid message, and she breaks up with him. But both of them feel awful about it. Will they manage to work through their personal problems and get back together?

    Today's story is Dear Heart. This is chapter four. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Dear4 for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Romance.
    New Vocabulary: Dwell on, Eyebrow, Idiot, Tear through/apart/off, Squish, Beat up, Threaten, Steering wheel, Dump (relationships), Waistcoat, Needle, Reflection, Smash, Pretend.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 3237.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 33 min
    Dear Heart Chapter 3 (Pre-Intermediate)

    Dear Heart Chapter 3 (Pre-Intermediate)

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    Cass and Fergus make poetry and officially become boyfriend and girlfriend. But not everything is perfect. Fergus tells Cass about his previous relationship, and she starts to worry she'll become like Fergus' ex...

    Today's story is Dear Heart. This is chapter three. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Dear3 for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Romance.
    New Vocabulary: Spiel, Masculine/masculinity, Non-binary, Gender Binary, Transgender, Suffocate, Take control of, Grin, Prompt, Melt, Bully, Typewriter, Rusty, Delicate.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 2734.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 37 min
    Dear Heart Chapter 2 (Pre-Intermediate)

    Dear Heart Chapter 2 (Pre-Intermediate)

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    Cass invites Fergus over to show him how email works, but Jo interrupts their date with their own problems. After a misunderstanding, Cass and Fergus go for a drink, and Fergus ends up teaching Cass how to write poetry. Apparently, poetry can be quite romantic.

    Today's story is Dear Heart. This is chapter two. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Dear2 for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Romance.
    New Vocabulary: Flirt/flirtation/flirty, Clear up, Basically, Lean, Slam, Take a deep breath, Drunk, Shut up, Make it up to someone, Rhyme, Wink.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 2651.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 35 min
    Dear Heart Chapter 1 (Pre-Intermediate)

    Dear Heart Chapter 1 (Pre-Intermediate)

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    Cass is the best IT worker at her company. She's strong and confident, but when she meets Fergus, fighting with the photocopier on his first day of work, she doesn't feel so strong. She feels attracted to the small man with a passion for handwriting and crafts. There's just one problem: the only thing she can do with her hands is fix bikes and computers, not hearts.

    Today's story is Dear Heart. This is chapter one. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Dear1 for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Romance.
    New Vocabulary: Weights, Attracted to someone, Assume, Fire (job), Bowtie, Glitter, Cross out, Unicorn, Freak, Tell off, Chopsticks, Crafts.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 2553.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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