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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 Mermaid of Zennor (Pre-Intermediate)

    The Mermaid of Zennor (Pre-Intermediate)

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    In Zennor, a village in Cornwall, there is a carving of a mermaid in the local church. How did it get there? Well, hundreds of years ago, a strange but beautiful woman visited the town, and caught the eye of a young man called Mathew Trewella...

    Today's story is The Mermaid of Zennor. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Zennor for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Myths & Legends.
    New Vocabulary: Tail, Mermaid, Bench, Carve, Mysterious, Work up the courage, Overlook (view), Cast anchor, Captain, Don’t need to be asked twice.
    Setting: Medieval.
    Word Count: 970.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 21 min
    Beelzebuddy, the Cleaning Demon Chapter 2

    Beelzebuddy, the Cleaning Demon Chapter 2

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    Beelzebuddy finds out about Rhiana and Evelyn's past and decides to help the lemon-coloured woman. When Rhiana shuts down their attempt to start a conversation, Beelzebuddy comes up with the perfect idea to prove Evelyn's love...

    Today's story is Beelzebuddy, the Cleaning Demon. This is chapter two of two. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Clean2 for the full transcript.
    Level: Intermediate.
    Genre: Comedy.
    New Vocabulary: Pop over, High hopes, Ex-lover, Door frame, Hateful/joyful, Move on with your life, Wrinkle, Lovebirds.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 2286.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 25 min
    Beelzebuddy, the Cleaning Demon Chapter 1 (Intermediate)

    Beelzebuddy, the Cleaning Demon Chapter 1 (Intermediate)

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    Rhiana lives alone, and hates the outside world. Loud children, stray dogs and persistent letter-senders bother her, so she calls a demon to come and help her. But Beelzebuddy, the demon she called, only knows how to clean homes and make friends!

    Today's story is Beelzebuddy, the Cleaning Demon. This is chapter one of two. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Clean1 for the full transcript.
    Level: Intermediate.
    Genre: Comedy.
    New Vocabulary: Summon a demon, Trampoline, Overgrown, Stray animal, Witch, Shrug, Outside of my remit, Set something on fire, The offer still stands.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 2157.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 24 min
    The Singing Widow (Pre-Intermediate)

    The Singing Widow (Pre-Intermediate)

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    A woman's husband dies, and she visits his grave every week to pray. When she dies, she goes to the land of the dead, and is excited to finally see him again. But what if she can't find him?

    Today's story is The Singing Widow. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Widow for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Romance.
    New Vocabulary: Widow, Grave, Place (put), Misery, Land, Pale, Petal, Stroke, Lonely soul, Equally.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 886.
    Author: Daniel from Argentina.

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    A Rather Large Cat (Pre-Intermediate)

    A Rather Large Cat (Pre-Intermediate)

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    Kåre catches a polar bear and decides to take him to the King of Denmark as a present. On the way, they stay the night in Dovrefjell. There, on Christmas Eve, the trolls come to eat all the people's food. But they aren't expecting to meet something a bit bigger than the usual cat...

    Today's story is A Rather Large Cat. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/LargeCat for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Comedy.
    New Vocabulary: Norway, Troll, Polar bear, Tail, Fishing hook, Kitten/kitty, Stomach rumbles, Awaken someone’s hunger, More than ever, Travel companion.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 852.
    Author: Fairy Tales.

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    • 16 min
    Taken by the Fairies (Pre-Intermediate)

    Taken by the Fairies (Pre-Intermediate)

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    Harold has never fallen in love with a woman, and lives alone. But one day, he meets a beautiful man called Jasper in the forest, and decides that he has to marry him. But on the day of their wedding, Harold discovers a secret about Jasper that changes everything...

    Today's story is Taken by the Fairies. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Fairy for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Romance.
    New Vocabulary: Ponytail, Bald patch, Hair clippers, Fairy, Chest, Sweat, Whatever happens, Make sense, Whisper, Keep a promise, Sadness/sadly, Sword, Wound.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 1978.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Cayeli ,

More advanced stories. Please!!

Hello from Turkey. I really enjoy your stories but as soon as I found your Poscast, I immediately finished all of your stories. There are few :( Please post more.

Enverhhhg ,

Wrong information

I listened your last story “towards the city” and you said “istanbul is capital of turkey” in after the story.This information is wrong because Turkey’s capital is Ankara.Bye the way I’m turkish and I found your podcasts 1 week ago and I really love it I’m listening in corona quarantina.Quarantina is really boring without your stories 😉

jkngkml ,

Best companion on the way

I just found out this resource and very much enjoying listening the stories. Catches attention easily, easy to follow, the host explains the new words in advance. Helps my way to work be much fun while practicing. Thanks a lot!

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