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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.

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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.

    Old Sultan (Beginner)

    Old Sultan (Beginner)

    Old Sultan is a very old dog. He has lost all his teeth and can't bite anymore. His owner is going to take him outside and kill him. Oh no! What can Old Sultan do to live?


    Today's story is Old Sultan. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Old for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner
    Genre: Children's
    Vocabulary: Animals, Farming, Fighting, Food
    Setting: Fairytale
    Word Count: 863
    Author: Fairy Tales


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    • 17 min
    Heart of Iron (Intermediate)

    Heart of Iron (Intermediate)

    Henry's heart is too big. That has always been his problem. He fell in love with Prince Brandle, even though they can never be together. When the Prince is going to get married to a Princess, Henry has to take action. But his choice will wrap them all in chains that only some of them will break free from...


    Today's story is Heart of Iron. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Iron for the full transcript.
    Level: Intermediate
    Genre: Romance
    Vocabulary: Love, Magic, Animals, Marriage, Kings and Queens
    Setting: Fairytale
    Word Count: 2967
    Author: Ariel Goodbody


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    • 31 min
    Mother Holle (Pre-Intermediate)

    Mother Holle (Pre-Intermediate)

    Once there was a widow with two daughters: a hardworking one and a lazy one. The hardworking daughter has to sit and spin by the well every day until her fingers bleed. But one day she drops her spindle in the well, and discovers a completely new world...


    Today's story is Mother Holle. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Mother for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate
    Genre: Children's
    Vocabulary: Work, Clothes, Housework, Cleaning, Baking, Food, Magic
    Setting: Fairytale
    Word Count: 1112
    Author: Fairy Tales


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    • 23 min
    The Toy Rabbit (Pre-Intermediate)

    The Toy Rabbit (Pre-Intermediate)

    The Toy Rabbit met the Boy on Christmas day, and quickly fell in love with him. But the other toys were mean to the Rabbit, and said that he would never be Real. But what did it mean to be Real?


    Today's story is The Toy Rabbit. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Toy for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate
    Genre: Children's
    Vocabulary: Christmas, Love, Toys, Illness, Magic
    Setting: Modern
    Word Count: 3038
    Author: Margery Williams


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    • 31 min
    Stories of Elves (Beginner)

    Stories of Elves (Beginner)

    Today we have three stories about magical creatures called elves. Sometimes they're nice, and sometimes they're horrible!


    Today's story is Stories of Elves. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Elves for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner
    Genre: Children's
    Vocabulary: Clothes, Business, Cleaning, Work, Magic, Having Children
    Setting: Fairytale
    Word Count: 1104
    Author: Fairy Tales


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    • 19 min
    Three Drops of Blood (Beginner)

    Three Drops of Blood (Beginner)

    Today's story is about the origin of mosquitoes, and it comes from Vietnam. Thank you to Huynh Bao Thi for writing the story and sending it to me!


    Today's story is Three Drops of Blood. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Blood for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner
    Genre: Myths and Legends
    Vocabulary: Animals, Insects, Magic, Religion, The Sea, Love, Marriage
    Setting: Fairytale
    Word Count: 1570
    Author: Huynh Bao Thi


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    • 21 min

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