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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 Most Wanted Woman in Town (Pre-Intermediate)

    The Most Wanted Woman in Town (Pre-Intermediate)

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    Content warning: this episode contains suggestions of domestic violence.

    Ada needs help to get rid of her awful boyfriend, Quinn. She goes to Hartwood Head, where a powerful sorceress lives, The Most Wanted Woman in Town. This woman announces a competition: whoever can get her house key from around a cat's neck and open her door will be able to ask her for one thing. So Ada gets the key the only way she knows how: by being nice.

    Today's story is The Most Wanted Woman in Town. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Wanted for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Romance.
    New Vocabulary: Prompt, Sorceress, Sleep in, Whoever, Disappear, Chase, Trap, Rub, Scratch, Nap, Gossip.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 3321.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    Aldar Kose's Magic Coat (Beginner)

    Aldar Kose's Magic Coat (Beginner)

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    Aldar Kose is a trickster character from Kazakhstan. One day, he is travelling through a cold field with an old horse and a coat full of holes. Then he sees a rich man with a swift horse and a fox fur coat, and he has an idea...

    Today's story is Aldar Kose's Magic Coat. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Coat for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner.
    Genre: Comedy.
    New Vocabulary: Trick, Icebreaker, Scoundrel, Fox, Fur coat, Hole, Shiver, Yurt, Blow, Spur, Swift, Fan yourself.
    Setting: Kazakhstan.
    Word Count: 773.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    The Princess Who Carried a House (Intermediate)

    The Princess Who Carried a House (Intermediate)

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    Sanonoi is born with a small wooden house in her hand. When nobody is looking, she can make the house grow and go inside. A white cotton rope is hidden there, but what is it for? One day, her father tells her she must leave the palace for her own safety, and her journey begins...

    Today's story is The Princess Who Carried a House. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Princess for the full transcript.
    Level: Intermediate.
    Genre: Myths & Legends.
    New Vocabulary: Rule over, Limb, Astrologer, Monk, Potion, Instinct, Wound, Dye, Bow (ship), Superstition.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 2633.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    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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    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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    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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43 Ratings

43 Ratings

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