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What if the stories in your English course could make you laugh?
What if they could break your heart?
What if you just had to know...what happens next?

My name is Cooper, and I'm an English professor in Hiroshima, Japan. I love teaching, I love English literature, and I love podcasts. So, I decided to combine all three into this show! Each episode, I will read a short story in English. Some of them are famous, some not-so-famous. Some of them I even write myself. For example, I read stories by AA Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh), Ernest Hemingway, and Philip K Dick.

I choose the stories carefully and read slowly, so they're easy to understand. After each story, there are three tiny lessons. Not too much, just A Little English.

Visit https://www.alittleenglish.com to get a Podcast User's Manual with some idea about how to study using this podcast!

A Little English Edward Cooper Howland

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What if the stories in your English course could make you laugh?
What if they could break your heart?
What if you just had to know...what happens next?

My name is Cooper, and I'm an English professor in Hiroshima, Japan. I love teaching, I love English literature, and I love podcasts. So, I decided to combine all three into this show! Each episode, I will read a short story in English. Some of them are famous, some not-so-famous. Some of them I even write myself. For example, I read stories by AA Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh), Ernest Hemingway, and Philip K Dick.

I choose the stories carefully and read slowly, so they're easy to understand. After each story, there are three tiny lessons. Not too much, just A Little English.

Visit https://www.alittleenglish.com to get a Podcast User's Manual with some idea about how to study using this podcast!

    Forty Stories - "One"

    Forty Stories - "One"

    Happy New Year! Today I'm starting something totally new. It turns out there aren't many free stories for English students available, or at least not good ones. So, I'm writing the stories myself. My goal is to do forty of them in 2023. Do you think I can do it?
    In this episode, we meet a young man in love. He plans to get his this woman's attention with....Karaoke? With U2? Good luck, Ben!

    • 22 min
    Forty Stories - "Sleigh Ride Together"

    Forty Stories - "Sleigh Ride Together"

    Today we have a story about sledding. It's January and January is the best time to ride a sled down a hill. But it's also a story about family, and what it's like to have - or be - an older sibling. I really hope you enjoy it.

    • 21 min
    Forty Stories - "Mustang"

    Forty Stories - "Mustang"

    This is a very special story about a man, his Red 1967 Ford Mustang and his very first panic attack. It's also a story about marriage, and parents, and sisters. It's also occasionally kinda funny! Enjoy.

    • 22 min
    Forty Stories - "Cold Feet"

    Forty Stories - "Cold Feet"

    This is a story about the theater. It's about what it's like to be on the stage, with an audience staring at you, and...you aren't wearing any clothes. This is based on a real play, which is on Broadway right now, called "Take Me Out." I'm really very proud of this story, and I think it's the best one I've written so far. I hope you love it, too!

    • 22 min
    Forty Stories - "Frog Pond"

    Forty Stories - "Frog Pond"

    Forty Stories is back! It's another story by me, Cooper. Tonight we are going to take a trip to Boston Common and the Frog Pond. It's a very famous public skating rink in the middle of the city. And we are going to meet three very different ladies. And we'll do some skating.

    • 18 min
    Forty Stories - "Flow"

    Forty Stories - "Flow"

    It's a story about ping-pong, and psychology. It's about trying to enter a flow state. But that's not what it's really about. It's about being a teenager. And trying to be cool. When girls are around. And maybe not doing such a good job. I think everyone has had a similar experience, don't you?

    • 20 min

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