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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.

    Whose Child Is It? (Beginner)

    Whose Child Is It? (Beginner)

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    Two women come to the king with a baby. Both say that the baby is theirs. Who is the real mother? The king must decide.

    Today's story is Whose Child Is It?. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Whose for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner.
    Genre: Philosophical.
    Vocabulary: Whose, Give birth, Midwife, Breastfeed, Lie, Smother, Adviser, Split in two, Real (true), Miserable, Complain.
    Setting: Medieval.
    Word Count: 857.
    Author: Fairy Tales.

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    • 16 min
    The End (Advanced)

    The End (Advanced)

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    One day, God came down and took all life from earth. Except humans. But how can you survive in a world without life?

    Today's story is The End. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/End for the full transcript.
    Level: Advanced.
    Genre: Fantasy.
    Vocabulary: Buzzard, Intentional, Bioregionalism, Cathartic, Cymbals, Horizon, Millennium, Curl up, Solace, Roar, Tinnitus, Mourn, Umbilical cord, Agony, Cannibalism, Base instincts, Bloom, Tapestry.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 866.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 20 min
    Sisters, Sisters (Intermediate)

    Sisters, Sisters (Intermediate)

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    Angeline and Annabelle are a classic sister act. Annabelle writes the songs and they sing together, but Angeline gets all the compliments. When a music producer offers a deal to Annabelle, she realises she can't let the opportunity go. But what starts as a harmonious collaboration soon turns into a discordant nightmare...

    Today's story is Sisters, Sisters. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Sisters for the full transcript.
    Level: Intermediate.
    Genre: Drama.
    Vocabulary: Fiddle, Sprinkles, Keep your nose clean, Compliment, Flirt, Pinch, Flap, X meets Y, Broadsheet, Note (music), Hike, Dye, Vocals, Synthesiser, Cut out.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 5405.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    I Bet I Could Taste It (Intermediate)

    I Bet I Could Taste It (Intermediate)

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    In this episode, I present the story I won second prize with in the 2022 Summer Reflex Fiction flash fiction competition, and I also talk about my recent ADHD diagnosis.

    Today's story is I Bet I Could Taste It. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Taste for the full transcript.
    Level: Intermediate.
    Genre: Science Fiction.
    Vocabulary: Low-frequency, Association, Poetic, Gravy, Gooseberries, Turkish delight, Howl, Rice pudding, Magician, Conjure, Beetroot, Hum, Mould, Whipped cream, Glittery, Radiation, Diagnosis, ADHD, Genetic disorder, Stereotype, Fidget, Medication.
    Setting: Future.
    Word Count: 331.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 21 min
    The Last King of the Britons (Pre-Intermediate)

    The Last King of the Britons (Pre-Intermediate)

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    King Herla is fighting a war against the Saxons and winning. A group of dwarves comes to his wedding and makes a deal with him: if they can come to his wedding, then in the future the king will go to the dwarf king's wedding. He thinks the dwarves will give them amazing gifts, but he doesn't know the risk he's taking...

    Today's story is The Last King of the Britons. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Last for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Myths & Legends.
    Vocabulary: Rule, Give up (defeat), Dismount, Banquet, Do someone an honour, Faerie folk, Dwarf, Risk your life, Make a deal, Crack, Shepherd, Be reunited.
    Setting: Medieval.
    Word Count: 1272.
    Author: British Myths.

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    • 20 min
    The Boy Who Knew No Fear (Beginner)

    The Boy Who Knew No Fear (Beginner)

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    One day, a young man called Anders hears his brother say, 'Oh, those scary stories make me shudder!'

    'I wonder what it means to shudder?' Anders thinks, and he goes out on a journey to find out.

    Today's story is The Boy Who Knew No Fear. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/FearL1 for the full transcript. This is a levelled-down version of a pre-intermediate story. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Fear to listen to the pre-intermediate-level version.
    Level: Beginner.
    Genre: Comedy.
    Vocabulary: Stupid, Shudder, Scary, Priest, Ring a bell, Ghost, If only, Hanging, Burn, Lathe, Axe, Warm (verb), Claw, Bone, Skull, Bowling, Coffin, Stone, Bucket.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 2740.
    Author: Fairy Tales.

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