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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.

    Misty the Snake (Beginner)

    Misty the Snake (Beginner)

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    Misty the Snake loves eating other people's pets. This does not make the people of the United Kingdom happy. So her owner takes her to Brazil, but really she wants to go home to Ghana...

    Today's story is Misty the Snake. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Misty for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner.
    Genre: Comedy.
    New Vocabulary: Sneak, Parcel, Queue, Bubble wrap, Marmite, Lick, Ex, Prison bars, Put a bounty on someone’s head, Owner, Tongue.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 1457.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 22 min
    The Shadow Club #9: Now We Know

    The Shadow Club #9: Now We Know

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    The Shadow Club wants to make friends with Sanjeet, so they go with him to the library to read at lunchtime. There, they are shushed again and again by the librarian, Mr Burne. After school, Max goes to pick up a book from the library, and what he finds shocks him...

    Today's story is The Shadow Club. This is chapter nine, Now We Know. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Shadow9 for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Action.
    New Vocabulary: Struggle, Whisper, Incredibly, Paperwork, Tense your muscles, Focus on something, Unconscious, Chew, Vision swims, Bitter.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 2271.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 27 min
    Big Peter and Little Peter (Beginner)

    Big Peter and Little Peter (Beginner)

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    Little Peter lives with his old mother, because he doesn't want to work. He decides to make money a different way, by tricking people. But when he tricks his brother Big Peter, things don't go very well...

    Today's story is Big Peter and Little Peter. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Peter for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner.
    Genre: Philosophical.
    New Vocabulary: Stupid, Woollen, Priest, Shove, Basket, Tell the future, Let someone out, Chop off, Scared, Heaven.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 2016.
    Author: Norwegian Myths.

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    • 25 min
    The Shadow Club #8: Ready to Fight

    The Shadow Club #8: Ready to Fight

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    The school librarian, Mr Burne, is watching The Shadow Club, and they can't do regular club activities. But on the weekend they meet up to practise with their new weapons, and on Monday, some nasty bullies are attacking Sanjeet...

    Today's story is The Shadow Club. This is chapter eight, Ready to Fight. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Shadow8 for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Action.
    New Vocabulary: Golf club, Slingshot, For once, Ease something, Scribble, Fantasy novel, Evil, Drag, Punching bag, Sweat.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 2225.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 27 min
    The King's New Clothes (Intermediate)

    The King's New Clothes (Intermediate)

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    The King is obsessed with clothes, so when two weavers promise to make him a magical outfit, he is thrilled. The cloth cannot be seen by those who are stupid or unfit for office. There's just one problem: nobody in the castle can see it! Are these weavers really who they say they are?

    Today's story is The King's New Clothes. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/King for the full transcript.
    Level: Intermediate.
    Genre: Action.
    New Vocabulary: Outfit, Rule, Thread, Weave, Trickster, Unfit for office, Loom, Moth, Adviser, Knight (verb), Train (clothes).
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 1772.
    Author: Fairy Tales.

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    • 22 min
    The Shadow Club #7: A Group Project

    The Shadow Club #7: A Group Project

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    Bethany has joined The Shadow Club, and she's annoying everyone. But she has some ideas about how the shadows are working, and tells them they need to choose weapons. In history class, Mr Pearson gives them a group project, and while working on it, they meet the horrible librarian, Mr Burne...

    Today's story is The Shadow Club. This is chapter seven, A Group Project. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Shadow7 for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Action.
    New Vocabulary: Lean, Caveman, Librarian, Traumatised, Swear (bad language), Weapon, Lying around, Middle Ages, Sword, Negative.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 1855.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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I taught ESL in China five years ago. I really miss the day being a teacher. I recalled my university life when hearing Allen Poe’s stories. I liked his stories at that time.

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It was very joyful stories, thank you from Baghdad

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