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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 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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    • 34 min
    Hector the Snail (Beginner)

    Hector the Snail (Beginner)

    Hector is a snail, so of course he's very slow. But he dreams of becoming fast. He decides to find a wizard and ask the wizard to swap his body with an ostrich's. What could go wrong? Well, a lot, actually...

    Today's story is Hector the Snail. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Snail for the full transcript and PDF.
    Level: Beginner.
    Genre: Children's.
    New Vocabulary: Snail, Snail trail, Wizard, Swap, Ostrich, Human, Cave, Solve a problem, Ride, Kick, Free (verb), All over, False eyelashes.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 1033.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 19 min
    The Digital Fugitive (Advanced)

    The Digital Fugitive (Advanced)

    The war is raging on, and the government needs a part from her wheelchair. The only problem is, her wheelchair is now a part of her body. And she's illegally modified it.

    Today's story is The Digital Fugitive. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Digital for the full transcript and PDF.
    Level: Advanced.
    Genre: Science Fiction.
    New Vocabulary: Fugitive, Nerve endings, Powerchair, Cog, Prosthetic, Middle management, Underclass, Scrap, Merge, Accessibility, Physiotherapy, Painkiller, Bodybuilder, Puff.
    Setting: Future.
    Word Count: 1170.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 21 min
    The Turnip Princess (Beginner)

    The Turnip Princess (Beginner)

    A young man called Arran hates eating his vegetables. One day, his mother locks him out. Arran finds a house with a strange old woman inside, and a dog that talks. Will he find his way home, and will he discover the secret of the house?

    Today's story is The Turnip Princess. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Turnip for the full transcript and PDF.
    Level: Beginner.
    Genre: Children's.
    New Vocabulary: Turnip, Princess, Chest, Lock out, Witch, Curse, Familiar, Collapse, Bite, Carve.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 1648.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 21 min
    His Latest Experiment (Pre-Intermediate)

    His Latest Experiment (Pre-Intermediate)

    God is trying to make humans, but something is wrong. His calculations look right, but the humans are staying babies for fifty years. What is the problem?

    Today's story is His Latest Experiment. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Experiment for the full transcript and PDF.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Science Fiction.
    New Vocabulary: Graduate, Move on, Economy, Drag (art), Gender, Heartwarming, After-show party, Flash fiction, Disaster, Earthling, Calculation, Magnesium, Error, Coding, Bark (dog), Pregnancy, Rounding (maths), Heaven, Lifespan, Times (maths).
    Setting: Ancient.
    Word Count: 522.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 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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