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Easy Stories in English

Ariel Goodbody

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Easy Stories in English

Easy Stories in English

Ariel Goodbody

191
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401
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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.

Latest Episodes

The Land of Youth (Beginner)

To celebrate 100 episodes of Easy Stories in English on 1st December, I want to put YOUR voices on the podcast. Record a message and say how Easy Stories in English has helped you to learn English. I also want to have a special introduction with all of your voices. So make sure to record yourself saying, ‘Welcome to Easy Stories in English, the podcast that will take your English from OK to Good, and from Good to Great.’ Email your recording to Ariel@EasyStoriesInEnglish.com. Make sure it’s less than a minute, so that there’s time for everyone’s recording! === In Tír na nÓg, the Land of Youth, nobody gets old. Every seven years, the men run to a chair to decide who will be king. The daughter of the new king, Niamh, wants to be queen, but there are no queens in the Land of Youth. So when the druid casts a spell on her and makes her ugly and strong like a pig, she goes to live in the forest in Ireland. There she meets a quick young man called Oisín, and they fall in love... Today's story is The Land of Youth. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Youth for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Myths & Legends. New Vocabulary: Land, Youth, Forever, Druid, Son-in-law, Marry, Ugly, Cast a spell, Hunt, Monster, Disguise. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 1563. Author: Irish Myths. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

23 min20 h ago
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The Land of Youth (Beginner)

Stalking is For Girls, Too (Pre-Intermediate)

To celebrate 100 episodes of Easy Stories in English on 1st December, I want to put YOUR voices on the podcast. Record a message and say how Easy Stories in English has helped you to learn English. I also want to have a special introduction with all of your voices. So make sure to record yourself saying, ‘Welcome to Easy Stories in English, the podcast that will take your English from OK to Good, and from Good to Great.’ Email your recording to Ariel@EasyStoriesInEnglish.com. Make sure it’s less than a minute, so that there’s time for everyone’s recording! === Bella has had one date with this man, but he's perfect for her. She just wants to go and look into his window before work, so that she can see him. But the curtains are closed, and the gate to the car park is open... Before she can think, she has stepped inside, and the gate closes behind her. What will she do now? Today's story is Stalking is For Girls, Too. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Girls for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Comedy. New Vocabulary: Stalk, Twist, Trapped, Sneak, Might as well, Lean, Vent (complain), Make something up, Hold your breath, Impatient, Get down on one knee, Fate. Setting: Modern. Word Count: 730. Author: Ariel Goodbody. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

23 min1 w ago
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Stalking is For Girls, Too (Pre-Intermediate)

You Can't Please Everyone (Beginner)

To celebrate 100 episodes of Easy Stories in English on 1st December, I want to put YOUR voices on the podcast. Record a message and say how Easy Stories in English has helped you to learn English. I also want to have a special introduction with all of your voices. So make sure to record yourself saying, ‘Welcome to Easy Stories in English, the podcast that will take your English from OK to Good, and from Good to Great.’ Email your recording to Ariel@EasyStoriesInEnglish.com. Make sure it’s less than a minute, so that there’s time for everyone’s recording! === Today we have two stories: The Man, the Boy and the Donkey and The Man and His Two Wives. They both have the theme You can't please everyone. It's much better to be yourself and do what you think is right! Today's story is You Can't Please Everyone. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Please for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Philosophical. New Vocabulary: Please, Donkey, “Shame on you”, Keep on, Complain, Shoulder, Pull out, Mature, Bald. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 829. Author: Fairy tales. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

17 min2 w ago
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You Can't Please Everyone (Beginner)

Why the Sea is Salty (Beginner)

Join italki and take control of your language learning today! A poor man asks his rich brother for food. The rich brother gives him a piece of ham and tells him to go to Hell. So he does just that, and he makes an interesting trade with the Devil... Today's story is Why the Sea is Salty. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Sea for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Myths & Legends. New Vocabulary: Salty, Cheat, Hell, The Devil, Flour, Wheat, Grind, Millstone, Sink (falling). Setting: Medieval. Word Count: 1030. Author: Norwegian Myths. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

20 min3 w ago
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Why the Sea is Salty (Beginner)

The Crying Woman (Beginner)

Check out the Halloween live stream on 31st October at 3pm Greenwich Mean Time! Inmaculada is a poor indigenous girl. Every night, she washes clothes for people in the river. But one day, a Spanish man called Guillermo arrives. He is very handsome, and he's interested in Inmaculada. Will their love work out? Today's story is based on the Latin American folk tale La Llorona. Today's story is The Crying Woman. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Crying for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Horror. New Vocabulary: Indigenous, Handsome, Run away, Pregnant, Don’t care, Drown, Touch, Monster. Setting: Medieval. Word Count: 1285. Author: Latin American Myths. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

27 minOCT 27
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The Crying Woman (Beginner)

The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Beginner)

Check out the Halloween live stream on 31st October at 3pm Greenwich Mean Time! Every day, Lyman looks after the sheep in the field. George comes to annoy him, and Lyman wants George to leave. So he says that there is a wolf, and George runs away. The hunters come, but really there is no wolf. But one day, a wolf does come, and nobody will believe Lyman... Today's story is The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Cried for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Drama. New Vocabulary: Wolf, Shepherd, Hunter, Fight, Stupid, Annoy, Shut up, Run away, Lie, Turn around. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 970. Author: Fairy Tales. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

21 minOCT 20
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The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Beginner)

Stone Soup (Beginner)

Listen to the first episode of Elevenses with Ariel here! A poor man goes to a town and needs food, but nobody will talk to him. So he puts a stone in a pot and starts making "stone soup". The people in the town are interested now, and they add ingredients to the pot. When they eat the soup, they think it is amazing! The man has an idea, but it will end badly... Today's story is Stone Soup. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Soup for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Drama. New Vocabulary: Stone, Pot, Ingredient, Taste, Delicious, Nail (metal), Axe, Get stuck, Suffocate, Owner. Setting: Philosophical. Word Count: 792. Author: Fairy Tales. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

23 minOCT 14
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Stone Soup (Beginner)

Hold On, Little Pot! (Beginner)

Join italki and take control of your language learning today! There is a builder who works hard and loves his wife. The King asks him to build difficult things, but the builder does it quickly. So the King tells him to build a castle in five days. He can't do that! He thinks that the King will kill him. He goes to the forest to cry, and there he meets an old woman who can help him... Today's story is Hold On, Little Pot! Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Pot for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Drama. New Vocabulary: Pot, Builder, Brick, Hide, Dig, Hole, Pour, Touch, Sword, Stick to. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 1483. Author: Fairy Tales. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

23 minOCT 6
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Hold On, Little Pot! (Beginner)

The Wolf and the Fox (Beginner)

A wolf and a fox travel together. The fox works for the wolf, who is always angry and hungry. The fox has to go and get food for the wolf, and is very annoying. But one day, the wolf eats too much, and he can't escape... Today's story is The Wolf and the Fox. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Wolf for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Philosophical. New Vocabulary: Wolf, Fox, Ugly, Greedy, Beat (hit), Smile, Pancakes, Cellar, Escape, Tunnel. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 831. Author: Ariel Goodbody. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

22 minSEP 29
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The Wolf and the Fox (Beginner)

Put the Lid Back On! (Beginner)

A poor man travels to a graveyard and goes to sleep. But he is woken up when the grave beneath him moves, and a dead man comes out! Today's story is Put the Lid Back On! Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Lid for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Horror. New Vocabulary: Lid, Gun, Coin, Graveyard, Grave, Brave, Bullet, Bring back to life, Stone, Pot, Sunlight. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 827. Author: Ariel Goodbody. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

22 minSEP 22
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Put the Lid Back On! (Beginner)

Latest Episodes

The Land of Youth (Beginner)

To celebrate 100 episodes of Easy Stories in English on 1st December, I want to put YOUR voices on the podcast. Record a message and say how Easy Stories in English has helped you to learn English. I also want to have a special introduction with all of your voices. So make sure to record yourself saying, ‘Welcome to Easy Stories in English, the podcast that will take your English from OK to Good, and from Good to Great.’ Email your recording to Ariel@EasyStoriesInEnglish.com. Make sure it’s less than a minute, so that there’s time for everyone’s recording! === In Tír na nÓg, the Land of Youth, nobody gets old. Every seven years, the men run to a chair to decide who will be king. The daughter of the new king, Niamh, wants to be queen, but there are no queens in the Land of Youth. So when the druid casts a spell on her and makes her ugly and strong like a pig, she goes to live in the forest in Ireland. There she meets a quick young man called Oisín, and they fall in love... Today's story is The Land of Youth. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Youth for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Myths & Legends. New Vocabulary: Land, Youth, Forever, Druid, Son-in-law, Marry, Ugly, Cast a spell, Hunt, Monster, Disguise. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 1563. Author: Irish Myths. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

23 min20 h ago
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The Land of Youth (Beginner)

Stalking is For Girls, Too (Pre-Intermediate)

To celebrate 100 episodes of Easy Stories in English on 1st December, I want to put YOUR voices on the podcast. Record a message and say how Easy Stories in English has helped you to learn English. I also want to have a special introduction with all of your voices. So make sure to record yourself saying, ‘Welcome to Easy Stories in English, the podcast that will take your English from OK to Good, and from Good to Great.’ Email your recording to Ariel@EasyStoriesInEnglish.com. Make sure it’s less than a minute, so that there’s time for everyone’s recording! === Bella has had one date with this man, but he's perfect for her. She just wants to go and look into his window before work, so that she can see him. But the curtains are closed, and the gate to the car park is open... Before she can think, she has stepped inside, and the gate closes behind her. What will she do now? Today's story is Stalking is For Girls, Too. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Girls for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Comedy. New Vocabulary: Stalk, Twist, Trapped, Sneak, Might as well, Lean, Vent (complain), Make something up, Hold your breath, Impatient, Get down on one knee, Fate. Setting: Modern. Word Count: 730. Author: Ariel Goodbody. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

23 min1 w ago
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Stalking is For Girls, Too (Pre-Intermediate)

You Can't Please Everyone (Beginner)

To celebrate 100 episodes of Easy Stories in English on 1st December, I want to put YOUR voices on the podcast. Record a message and say how Easy Stories in English has helped you to learn English. I also want to have a special introduction with all of your voices. So make sure to record yourself saying, ‘Welcome to Easy Stories in English, the podcast that will take your English from OK to Good, and from Good to Great.’ Email your recording to Ariel@EasyStoriesInEnglish.com. Make sure it’s less than a minute, so that there’s time for everyone’s recording! === Today we have two stories: The Man, the Boy and the Donkey and The Man and His Two Wives. They both have the theme You can't please everyone. It's much better to be yourself and do what you think is right! Today's story is You Can't Please Everyone. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Please for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Philosophical. New Vocabulary: Please, Donkey, “Shame on you”, Keep on, Complain, Shoulder, Pull out, Mature, Bald. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 829. Author: Fairy tales. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

17 min2 w ago
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You Can't Please Everyone (Beginner)

Why the Sea is Salty (Beginner)

Join italki and take control of your language learning today! A poor man asks his rich brother for food. The rich brother gives him a piece of ham and tells him to go to Hell. So he does just that, and he makes an interesting trade with the Devil... Today's story is Why the Sea is Salty. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Sea for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Myths & Legends. New Vocabulary: Salty, Cheat, Hell, The Devil, Flour, Wheat, Grind, Millstone, Sink (falling). Setting: Medieval. Word Count: 1030. Author: Norwegian Myths. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

20 min3 w ago
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Why the Sea is Salty (Beginner)

The Crying Woman (Beginner)

Check out the Halloween live stream on 31st October at 3pm Greenwich Mean Time! Inmaculada is a poor indigenous girl. Every night, she washes clothes for people in the river. But one day, a Spanish man called Guillermo arrives. He is very handsome, and he's interested in Inmaculada. Will their love work out? Today's story is based on the Latin American folk tale La Llorona. Today's story is The Crying Woman. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Crying for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Horror. New Vocabulary: Indigenous, Handsome, Run away, Pregnant, Don’t care, Drown, Touch, Monster. Setting: Medieval. Word Count: 1285. Author: Latin American Myths. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

27 minOCT 27
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The Crying Woman (Beginner)

The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Beginner)

Check out the Halloween live stream on 31st October at 3pm Greenwich Mean Time! Every day, Lyman looks after the sheep in the field. George comes to annoy him, and Lyman wants George to leave. So he says that there is a wolf, and George runs away. The hunters come, but really there is no wolf. But one day, a wolf does come, and nobody will believe Lyman... Today's story is The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Cried for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Drama. New Vocabulary: Wolf, Shepherd, Hunter, Fight, Stupid, Annoy, Shut up, Run away, Lie, Turn around. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 970. Author: Fairy Tales. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

21 minOCT 20
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The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Beginner)

Stone Soup (Beginner)

Listen to the first episode of Elevenses with Ariel here! A poor man goes to a town and needs food, but nobody will talk to him. So he puts a stone in a pot and starts making "stone soup". The people in the town are interested now, and they add ingredients to the pot. When they eat the soup, they think it is amazing! The man has an idea, but it will end badly... Today's story is Stone Soup. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Soup for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Drama. New Vocabulary: Stone, Pot, Ingredient, Taste, Delicious, Nail (metal), Axe, Get stuck, Suffocate, Owner. Setting: Philosophical. Word Count: 792. Author: Fairy Tales. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

23 minOCT 14
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Stone Soup (Beginner)

Hold On, Little Pot! (Beginner)

Join italki and take control of your language learning today! There is a builder who works hard and loves his wife. The King asks him to build difficult things, but the builder does it quickly. So the King tells him to build a castle in five days. He can't do that! He thinks that the King will kill him. He goes to the forest to cry, and there he meets an old woman who can help him... Today's story is Hold On, Little Pot! Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Pot for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Drama. New Vocabulary: Pot, Builder, Brick, Hide, Dig, Hole, Pour, Touch, Sword, Stick to. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 1483. Author: Fairy Tales. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

23 minOCT 6
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Hold On, Little Pot! (Beginner)

The Wolf and the Fox (Beginner)

A wolf and a fox travel together. The fox works for the wolf, who is always angry and hungry. The fox has to go and get food for the wolf, and is very annoying. But one day, the wolf eats too much, and he can't escape... Today's story is The Wolf and the Fox. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Wolf for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Philosophical. New Vocabulary: Wolf, Fox, Ugly, Greedy, Beat (hit), Smile, Pancakes, Cellar, Escape, Tunnel. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 831. Author: Ariel Goodbody. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

22 minSEP 29
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The Wolf and the Fox (Beginner)

Put the Lid Back On! (Beginner)

A poor man travels to a graveyard and goes to sleep. But he is woken up when the grave beneath him moves, and a dead man comes out! Today's story is Put the Lid Back On! Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Lid for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Horror. New Vocabulary: Lid, Gun, Coin, Graveyard, Grave, Brave, Bullet, Bring back to life, Stone, Pot, Sunlight. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 827. Author: Ariel Goodbody. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more.

22 minSEP 22
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Put the Lid Back On! (Beginner)
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