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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 Shadow Club #5: Bullies or Heroes?

    The Shadow Club #5: Bullies or Heroes?

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    Ricky revises with Max, and they finally have their chemistry exam. Afterwards, they have their first official Shadow Club meeting. They don't find shadows, but they do find a kid crying in the toilet, who seems unnaturally fast...

    Today's story is The Shadow Club. This is chapter five, Bullies or Heroes?. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Shadow5 for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Action.
    New Vocabulary: Review, Tutor group, Element, Flush, Mark (exams), Catch up on something, Consider the possibility, Stomp, Do your business, Cubicle, Bully.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 1810.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 26 min
    Why You Must Read (Introduction to my new book)

    Why You Must Read (Introduction to my new book)

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    In today's episode, I read you the introduction to my new book, Easy Stories in English, in two different levels. Find out why reading is the BEST way to improve your English, and the best way to do it!

    Today's episode is Why You Must Read. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Read for the full transcript.
    Level: Beginner; Intermediate.
    Genre: Other.
    New Vocabulary: Pleasure, Experiment, Crime, Silence, Naturally, Novel, Science fiction, Translation, Expert, Follow a story; Proficiency, Train your ear, Juvenile delinquent reform centre, Replicate a study, Memorise, Second language acquisition, No shame in, Comprehensible, “Don’t sweat it”, Contradict.
    Setting: Other.
    Word Count: 3459.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 39 min
    The Shadow Club #4: Hunting for Shadows

    The Shadow Club #4: Hunting for Shadows

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    The Shadow Club starts looking for shadows around the school, but they can't find any. One of their teammates, Bethany, asks what they're doing, and Ricky gets a horrible piece of English homework.

    Today's story is The Shadow Club. This is chapter four, Hunting for Shadows. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Shadow4 for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Action.
    New Vocabulary: Daft, Bench, Loser, Patrol, Split up, Chapel, Knock over, Hairs stand on end, Bend back, Cross your arms.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 1851.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 26 min
    The Little Frog with the Big Mouth (Pre-Intermediate)

    The Little Frog with the Big Mouth (Pre-Intermediate)

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    A little frog with a big mouth lives in the forest. Every day, he eats flies for breakfast, lunch and dinner. One day, he decides he does not want to eat flies anymore, so he goes out to find other food. But he finds more than he asked for...

    Today's story is The Little Frog with the Big Mouth. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Frog3 for the full transcript. This is a levelled-up version of the story. You can listener to the beginner level at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Frog2.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Children's.
    New Vocabulary: Cut in half, Watermelon, Creepy, X o’clock sharp, Nap, Feather, Worm, Hop, Hay, Lick your lips.
    Setting: Fairytale.
    Word Count: 1269.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    The Shadow Club #3: A Strange Kind of Club

    The Shadow Club #3: A Strange Kind of Club

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    Ricky, Max and Larry fight the monster on the football field. None of the other players can see it, though. Afterwards, they discuss what they saw. They decide that they have to do something about these monsters...

    Today's story is The Shadow Club. This is chapter three, A Strange Kind of Club. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Shadow3 for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Action.
    New Vocabulary: Swipe, Overhead, Lunge, Chest, Mark (damage), Slide, Whistle (object), Timeout, Hesitate, Give up on something.
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 1863.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 25 min
    The Shadow Club #2: Shadows and Lightning

    The Shadow Club #2: Shadows and Lightning

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    It rains all week, and it looks like the football match is going to be cancelled. But on the day, a miracle happens, and it's perfect weather! But while they're playing football, a storm begins, and Ricky sees something he really doesn't want to...

    Today's story is The Shadow Club. This is chapter two, Shadows and Lightning. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Shadow2 for the full transcript.
    Level: Pre-Intermediate.
    Genre: Action.
    New Vocabulary: Forbid, Pyjamas, Drag, Shoot up/through, Resit an exam, Stomach clenches, Miracle, Nod, Milkshake, Pass (sports).
    Setting: Modern.
    Word Count: 1653.
    Author: Ariel Goodbody.

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

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