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Easy Stories in English

Learning a language is hard, but Easy Stories in English makes it easy! Ariel Goodbody introduces each story, explaining difficult vocabulary and talking about their life. Thanks to their high energy and clear pronunciation, the stories are entertaining and simple to understand. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced learner, there’s something for everyone. The stories cover a wide range of genres, such as fairy tales, myths and legends, drama, comedy, romance, horror, science fiction and action. There is a balance of children’s stories, as well as more mature themes for adults. While listening to the stories, you can read the transcript at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com and get both reading practice and listening practice. With enough time, you’ll find that your reading and writing skills improve as well. Ariel Goodbody has a strong background in linguistics and language acquisition, and they base the podcast on Stephen Krashen’s theory of comprehensible input. Ariel changes the level of grammar to suit each level, but prioritise comprehension and good storytelling over anything else. Vocabulary is described using paraphrase, cultural references, pictures, intonation and sound effects. British culture, especially English culture, is naturally introduced throughout the episodes. Ariel also has experience in theatre, and treats every episode like an audiobook performance. With character voices, dramatic timing and a range of accents, adults and kids alike will soon forget that they’re ‘learning’ at all! Some of the most well-known stories from the podcast are: the Doggo and Kitty stories, Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales, The Very Hungry Dragon, Sleeping Beauty, The Perfect Pet, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Why Blood is Red, Saint George and the Dragon and Pioneers of the Continuum. Many stories are adapted from famous authors, such as Edgar Allan Poe, Hans Christian Andersen, Isaac Asimov, Josef Čapek, Margery Williams and Ryuunosuke Akutagawa. Ariel studied linguistics at the University of Cambridge and started teaching in 2018. As a language teacher, they use comprehensible input techniques such as TPRS and story listening. In 2021 they published a series of graded readers. These easy readers allow fans to get their favourite stories in a physical format. Apprendre l’anglais facilement avec des contes de fées et histoires racontés en anglais britannique. Méthode pour étudier les vocabulaires, la prononciation, la grammaire et la lecture en anglais. Les livres audio en anglais pour les niveaux débutant, intermédiaire et avancé. Einfach Britisches Englisch lernen mit Märchen und Geschichten. Methode, um Vokabeln, Aussprache, Grammatik und Lesen auf Englisch zu studieren. Hörbücher auf Englisch für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene. Imparare l'inglese facilmente con fiabe e storie in inglese britannico. Metodo per studiare vocabolario, pronuncia, grammatica e lettura in inglese. Audiolibri in inglese per i livelli principiante, intermedio e avanzato. Aprender inglés fácilmente con cuentos de hadas e historias en inglés británico. Método para estudiar vocabulario, pronunciación, gramática y lectura en inglés. Audiolibros en inglés para todos los niveles: principiante, intermedio y avanzado. 童話、メルヘン、物語でイギリス英語を学ぶことがやさしくさせるイージー・ストーリーズ・イン・イングリッシュ。アリエル・グッドボディはきれいなブリティッシュイングリッシュの発音で新しい単語を説明して、毎週のストーリーを語る。初級、中級、上級の生徒にむかうオーディオブックで英語文法や英語読書をアップさせる勉強取材。 通过英国英语的童话故事和故事轻松学习英语。学习英语的词汇、发音、语法和阅读。为初学者、中级和高级学生提供英语的有声读物。 Легко изучать английский язык с помощью сказок и историй на британском английском. Методика изучения словарного запаса, произношения, грамматики и чтения на английском языке. Аудиокниги на английском языке для начинающих, студентов среднего уровня и продвинутых студентов. تعلم الإنجليزية بسهولة مع القصص الخرافية والحكايات باللغة الإنجليزية البريطانية. طريقة لدراسة المفردات والنطق والقواعد والقراءة باللغة الإنجليزية. كتب مسموعة باللغة الإنجليزية للمبتدئين والمتوسطين والمتقدمين.

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The Singing Widow (Beginner)
A woman's husband dies, and she visits his grave every week to pray. When she dies, she goes to the land of the dead, and is excited to finally see him again. But she can't find him... Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Widow1 for the full transcript. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Level: Beginner. Genre: Romance. Vocabulary: Widow, Tear (crying), Grave, Float, Land, Death, Ghost, Skin, Petal, Smile, Lonely. Setting: Latin America. Word Count: 816. Author: Daniel from Argentina. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17:01 20.02.24
The Great Race (Rerun)
Get 20% off Gymglish! Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Courses and use the code DRAGON2024. Buddha is about to leave Earth, and he wants to say goodbye to the animals in a special way: he will have a race, and name the years after them in the order they win. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Race for the full transcript. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Level: Beginner. Genre: Myths & Legends. Vocabulary: Earth (planet), Stupid, Cheat, Amazed, Blow, Hide, Rope, Don’t care. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 1076. Author: Chinese Myths. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23:48 10.02.24
200 Episodes and Five Years of Easy Stories in English! (Conversation)
Apologies that this episode is a bit late. I've been fighting both catatonia and a cold. In this episode I talk about the history of the podcast, give an update about my life and discuss the genocide taking place in Palestine. Follow me on Instagram @arielgoodbody to get updates about Queer Stories For Queer Folks. The next date will be 23rd February at 7pm. Find out more about CI Sleepover, an unconference for teachers who use comprehensible input, at comprehensible.uk. Get the transcript for this episode by joining Easy Stories in English Premium! Your support is appreciated! (after you join, go to this episode's description on the Premium feed to get the transcript link) Level: Intermediate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
37:59 30.01.24
The Red Book (Beginner)
Gemma finds a strange red book on her way home from school. She starts reading it, and it is a story about a boy called Nai. In the story, Nai also finds a red book, and when he starts to read it, the story is about Gemma... Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/RedBook for the full transcript. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Level: Beginner. Genre: Horror. Vocabulary: Pile, Leaf, Push, Wrap, Treasure, Keep doing, Dive, Scary, Run away. Setting: Modern. Word Count: 1821. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27:26 16.01.24
A Tarot Reading (Conversation)
In this conversational episode, I do a tarot reading. Tarot is a type of playing cards that can be used to read your future. The tarot is made up of the major arcana and the minor arcana. Get the transcript for this episode by joining Easy Stories in English Premium! Your support is appreciated! (after you join, go to this episode's description on the Premium feed to get the transcript link) Mit dem Code easystories erhältst du das 12-Monatsabo von Babbel zum Preis von nur 6 Monaten. Das Angebot gilt bis zum 31. Dezember 2023. Einfach auf babbel.com/audio einlösen und loslegen. Level: Intermediate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25:49 09.01.24
A Lucky New Year (Rerun)
Harold has terrible luck. Bus shelters collapse on him, he makes his dates vomit, and no matter how many good-luck charms he wears, his luck won't change. So he decides that this New Year's Eve, he's going to follow every tradition and superstition in the world, to see if he can change his luck around. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Year for the full transcript. Mit dem Code easystories erhältst du das 12-Monatsabo von Babbel zum Preis von nur 6 Monaten. Das Angebot gilt bis zum 31. Dezember 2023. Einfach auf babbel.com/audio einlösen und loslegen. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Level: Intermediate. Genre: Comedy. Vocabulary: Superstition, Good-luck charm, Signify, Noodles, Doughnut, Pomegranate, Lead (metal), Ashes, Choke, Clock strikes midnight, Coal, Shortbread. Setting: Modern. Word Count: 2081. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
32:52 31.12.23
How the Narwhal Got Its Tusk (Intermediate)
A blind boy lives in Greenland with his parents and his aunt. The aunt is always complaining, so the boy's mother sends her away, but one night, there is a storm and the boy hears his aunt being struck by lightning. The aunt goes mad, and only the blind boy can save her, but he'll have to travel far from home to do so... Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Tusk for the full transcript. Mit dem Code easystories erhältst du das 12-Monatsabo von Babbel zum Preis von nur 6 Monaten. Das Angebot gilt bis zum 31. Dezember 2023. Einfach auf babbel.com/audio einlösen und loslegen. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Level: Intermediate. Genre: Children's. Vocabulary: Narwhal, Tusk, Keen (ear), Raven, Grumble, Exile, Yank, Bolt of lightning, Migrate (illness), Rot, Flesh, Whittle, Harpoon, Igloo. Setting: Greenland. Word Count: 2831. Author: Howard Norman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
33:51 19.12.23
The Giant Turnip (Beginner)
A woman grows a really big turnip. She wants to pull it out of the ground but she can't. Her husband helps her, but together they still can't pull the turnip out of the ground. How much help will they need? Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/GiantTurnip for the full transcript. Mit dem Code easystories erhältst du das 12-Monatsabo von Babbel zum Preis von nur 6 Monaten. Das Angebot gilt bis zum 31. Dezember 2023. Einfach auf babbel.com/audio einlösen und loslegen. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Level: Beginner. Genre: Children's. Vocabulary: Giant, Turnip, Weak, Ground, Pull on, Llama, Snake charmer, Nanny, Waste, Granny. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 1061. Author: Slavic Fairy Tales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17:01 05.12.23
The Water Monster (Intermediate)
Mit dem Code easystories erhältst du das 12-Monatsabo von Babbel zum Preis von nur 6 Monaten. Das Angebot gilt bis zum 31. Dezember 2023. Einfach auf babbel.com/audio einlösen und loslegen. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! A mother dreams that her daughter is going to get married, but her dress will be made of water and tears. Her daughter doesn't listen, though, and goes to do laundry at the lake. Someone else there has dreamt of marriage, a certain monster waiting under the water... Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Water for the full transcript. Level: Intermediate. Genre: Horror Vocabulary: Froth, Swirl, String of pearls, Seaweed, Mild, Brine, Bend someone’s will, Tea (food), Make to do something, Flesh and blood. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 753. Author: Karel Jaromír Erben. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19:19 21.11.23
Doggo and Kitty Tear Their Trousers (Advanced)
Mit dem Code easystories erhältst du das 12-Monatsabo von Babbel zum Preis von nur 6 Monaten. Das Angebot gilt bis zum 31. Dezember 2023. Einfach auf babbel.com/audio einlösen und loslegen. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! It's a lovely day, and Doggo and Kitty go for a walk in the forest. But when Doggo gets into a fight with a rabbit, he tears his trousers, and now everyone is laughing at him! How can they mend his trousers when they're just a dog and a cat? Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/TrousersL4 for the full transcript. This is a levelled-up version of a beginner story. To listen to the beginner-level version of Doggo and Kitty Tear Their Trousers, go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Trousers. Level: Advanced. Genre: Children's. Vocabulary: Parasol, Uneven, Thorn, Giggle, Needle, Thread, Curl up, Knot, Unravel, Peck, Wriggle, Seamstress. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 1766. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28:37 07.11.23
Bonus Episode: How Long Until I Get Fluent in English? with The Level Up English Podcast
Today we have a bonus episode from The Level Up English Podcast with Michael Lavers, answering the question 'How long does it take to get fluent in English?'. Get the transcript here: https://www.levelupenglish.school/podcast213/ Here are the key lessons from the episode: There is no “100%” in language learning It’s not easy to set specific in language learning Students often reach a level of fluency before they realise it There are many factors that affect learning speed (focus, your mind, your free time, etc) If you focus on “when” and “how long”, you will never enjoy the journey. If you don’t enjoy the process of learning, you will probably learn more slowly. The process of learning is always much longer than the achievement of having learnt something. Focus on enjoying the longer one, because that is your life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30:39 31.10.23
How to Teach a Language (Pre-Intermediate)
Mit dem Code easystories erhältst du das 12-Monatsabo von Babbel zum Preis von nur 6 Monaten. Das Angebot gilt bis zum 31. Dezember 2023. Einfach auf babbel.com/audio einlösen und loslegen. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! In this episode, I explore methods you can use to teach your language to your friend or partner. It builds upon the information in the previous episode How to Learn a Language, so I highly recommend listening to that episode first. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Teach for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Other. Vocabulary: Build upon, CI, Target language, Aid, Cognate, Mime, Physical, Word wall, Crosstalk, Command, Clip chat, Story listening. Setting: Other. Word Count: 3061. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27:59 24.10.23
The Path of Pins and Needles (Intermediate)
Mit dem Code easystories erhältst du das 12-Monatsabo von Babbel zum Preis von nur 6 Monaten. Das Angebot gilt bis zum 31. Dezember 2023. Einfach auf babbel.com/audio einlösen und loslegen. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Red loves playing tricks on the adults in her village, so one day her mother sends her to bring bread and milk to her grandmother. On the way, Red meets a strange man, Wolf, who suggests they play a game: he'll walk the path of pins, she'll walk the path of needles, and they'll see who gets to Grandmother's house first. But when Red arrives, she finds something very different to what she expected. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Pins for the full transcript. Level: Intermediate. Genre: Horror. Vocabulary: Pins and needles, Sneak, Tickle, Stray from, Get the better of you, Wolf down, Sense (verb), Wet yourself, Intestines. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 2024. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27:32 10.10.23
The Three Goats (Beginner)
Mit dem Code easystories erhältst du das 12-Monatsabo von Babbel zum Preis von nur 6 Monaten. Das Angebot gilt bis zum 31. Dezember 2023. Einfach auf babbel.com/audio einlösen und loslegen. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Three goats live happily in a field eating grass. But one day, there's no more grass. They decide to cross a bridge to another field. But when they try to cross, a monster jumps out, and he wants to eat them! Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/ThreeGoats for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Children's. Vocabulary: Goat, Eldest, Middle child, Greedy, Flow, Silly, Drown, Narrow, One by one, Troll, Annoying. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 1232. Author: Fairy Tales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19:43 26.09.23
Simon's New Job (Beginner)
Mit dem Code easystories erhältst du das 12-Monatsabo von Babbel zum Preis von nur 6 Monaten. Das Angebot gilt bis zum 31. Dezember 2023. Einfach auf babbel.com/audio einlösen und loslegen. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Simon gets a new job, but everything goes wrong. He doesn't wear enough deodorant and smells at work. He tries walking, taking the bus, the train, a taxi, but he always gets there too early or too late. One day, it all becomes too much... Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Job for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Comedy. Vocabulary: Tear (pulling), Sweat, Deodorant, Still, Smell, Put the heating on, Stick to, Chase, Scream, Control. Setting: Modern. Word Count: 1033. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19:36 12.09.23
How to Learn a Language (Pre-Intermediate)
Mit dem Code easystories erhältst du das 12-Monatsabo von Babbel zum Preis von nur 6 Monaten. Das Angebot gilt bis zum 31. Dezember 2023. Einfach auf babbel.com/audio einlösen und loslegen. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! In this episode, I explain the theory behind second language acquisition, or the way that we learn languages and how best to study languages. I introduce Stephen Krashen's Theory of Comprehensible Input and discuss the five hypotheses that make it up, and then explain how I used this theory when creating Easy Stories in English. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Learn for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Other. Vocabulary: Second language acquisition, Memorise, Innate, Hypothesis, Theory, Comprehensible input, Make a deal, Researcher, Criticise, Bibliography, State (say), Figure out, Conscious, Subconscious, Controversial, Abstract, Monitor, Output, Affective filter, Negative emotions, Panic, Cognate, Data, Spark an interest Setting: Other. Word Count: 5130. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
46:54 29.08.23
The Piper of Hamelin (Beginner)
Rendez-vous sur babbel.com/parler et obtenez 6 mois supplémentaires gratuits de Babbel en vous abonnant au plan de 6 mois et en utilisant le code "FACILE". Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Rats come to the town of Hamelin, three times as big as normal rats. The townspeople don't know what to do. But then a piper comes to town and says he can get rid of the rats with his music. The only problem? The price! But when the mayor refuses to pay him, the piper plays a different kind of music... Today's story is The Piper of Hamelin. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Piper for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Horror. Vocabulary: Piper, Times (maths), Mayor, Get rid of, Lead, Drown, Disappear, Limp, Blind, Deaf. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 1588. Author: Fairy Tales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20:58 15.08.23
The Elephant and the Hare (Intermediate)
Rendez-vous sur babbel.com/parler et obtenez 6 mois supplémentaires gratuits de Babbel en vous abonnant au plan de 6 mois et en utilisant le code "FACILE". Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! An elephant is travelling to meet his family, bringing delicious honey as a gift. He stops to give a hare a ride over the river, but the hare smells the honey and can't resist just having a taste... Today's story is The Elephant and the Hare. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/ElephantL3 for the full transcript. This is a levelled-up version of an beginner-level story. You can listen to the original version of The Elephant and the Hare at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Elephant. Level: Intermediate. Genre: Children's. Vocabulary: Herd, Savanna, Sack, Hare, Hop, Crush, Wily, Trunk (Elephant), Skin (verb), Spit. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 1294. Author: Fairy Tales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20:49 01.08.23
The King's New Clothes (Beginner)
Rendez-vous sur babbel.com/parler et obtenez 6 mois supplémentaires gratuits de Babbel en vous abonnant au plan de 6 mois et en utilisant le code "FACILE". Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! There is a king who loves only his clothes. One day, two brothers come to town and say that they can make magic clothes for the king. If you are stupid or bad at your job, you can't see the clothes. But what happens when the king can't see them? Today's story is The King's New Clothes. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/KingL1 for the full transcript. This is a levelled-down version of an intermediate-level story. You can listen to the original version of The King's New Clothes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/King. Level: Beginner. Genre: Philosophical. Vocabulary: Wardrobe, Outfit, Council, Weaver, Lie, Pretend, Stupid, Parade, Knight (verb), Naked. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 1439. Author: Hans Christian Andersen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21:37 18.07.23
The Voice of Reason (Pre-Intermediate)
Rendez-vous sur babbel.com/parler et obtenez 6 mois supplémentaires gratuits de Babbel en vous abonnant au plan de 6 mois et en utilisant le code "FACILE". Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! In a small town, the people look after each other. When someone is hungry, the others give them food. But one day, the Voice of Reason comes to town and changes everything. Content warning: hanging. Today's story is The Voice of Reason. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Voice for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Philosophical. Vocabulary: Reason, Spread, Pitchfork, Tame, Bandit, Ignore, Land (verb), Hedge, Property, Jeweller, Hanging, Obey. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 2303. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31:18 04.07.23
Four Windows (Intermediate)
Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Buy a 3 month Babbel subscription and immediately receive 3 extra months free. Use code: INGLESE at check out at www.babbel.com/parla Two people live in buildings next to each other: a clean man and a messy woman. Each day, they look through the window into the other's flat and imagine what their life is like. But in the end, only one person knows the truth... Content warning: suggestions of drug use, addiction and depression. Today's story is Four Windows. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Windows for the full transcript. Level: Intermediate. Genre: Philosophical. Vocabulary: Scrub, Mundane, Warfare, Quirk, Aerosol can, Pristine, Sleep in, Rut, Distort, Moral (story). Setting: Modern. Word Count: 1609. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20:54 20.06.23
Easy Stories in English Premium has arrived!
Sign up for Easy Stories in English Premium and use the code 'easy' to get your first month free! EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support Transcript Hello everyone! It’s me, Ariel Goodbody, here with an exciting announcement. You’ve probably noticed that there are advertisements during episodes of the podcast now, and if you’re paying close attention, you will have seen that I’m not making new content on Patreon anymore. That’s because I’m starting Easy Stories in English Premium. Easy Stories in English Premium is a way to get all the episodes of the podcast without adverts, as well as bonus episodes from me. So why have I decided to do this? Well, having adverts on the podcast helps me do things like buy food and clothes, which I hear are quite important. But I understand that not everyone wants to hear adverts, and many people prefer to support in a more direct way. Also, it lets me give you all something ‘extra special’ – that’s what premium means, by the way, ‘extra special’. The bonus episodes are my way of saying thank you for supporting me. And I’m really excited about these new episodes. At the moment, I’m working on an episode about a recent holiday I took in Cornwall, and I interview my girlfriend Artoria as part of it. I also want to talk to you, my listeners, and record the conversations. So if you think you’ve got a star inside you, or you’d just enjoy having a chat with me on Zoom, this is your opportunity. On Patreon, I experimented with all kinds of bonus content, but it wasn’t an easy platform to use. With Easy Stories in English Premium it’s much easier. As soon as you sign up you’ll get your own podcast feed – that’s the list of episodes – without adverts and with bonus episodes. To sign up, go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support and use the code ‘easy’ to get your first month free. If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts, just go to the top of the feed and click ‘Try Free’! The Patreon isn’t disappearing, by the way – you can join it to get access to the archive of all the content I made for it – that’s exercises for old episodes, bonus podcasts, stories and so on. But I won’t be making any new content there. Thank you to everyone for listening, thank you to people who have supported me on Patreon, and I look forward to seeing you all on the Easy Stories in English Premium podcast feed! One more time, because I know it’s easy to forget how links are spelled, go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support and use the code ‘easy’ to get your first month free. Thank you so much! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04:42 16.06.23
Pioneers of the Continuum: The Saviour
Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! === The year is 2039 A group of scientists, linguists and historians have invented a time travel machine. Each can return to a place and time, but only for one hour. Some choose to go back to change the course of world history, while others go back to a period in their personal lives. One even travels to the future. It doesn’t quite go as planned… === A few weeks ago I interviewed Alastair, who led the Pioneers of the Continuum project, and today I'm so excited to share with you my episode! You can find all the episodes on the Leonardo English website, or on your podcast app. === Buy a 3 month Babbel subscription and immediately receive 3 extra months free. Use code: INGLESE at check out at www.babbel.com/parla Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22:50 13.06.23
Eyes, Teeth and Toenails (Beginner)
Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Buy a 3 month Babbel subscription and immediately receive 3 extra months free. Use code: INGLESE at check out at www.babbel.com/parla Ken finally has his holiday. But his eyes hurt! Maybe watching TV will help. Lisa loves brushing her teeth - she does it EVERYWHERE. But what will happen when she goes to the dentist? Vladimir has beautiful, long toenails... but does his boss agree? Today's story is Eyes, Teeth and Toenails. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Eyes for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Comedy. Vocabulary: Notice, Cavity, Filling, Smile, Hammer, Nail, Sandals, Radiator, Destroy, Hero. Setting: Modern. Word Count: 1165. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22:35 06.06.23
Interview with Alastair about Pioneers of the Continuum (Intermediate)
Buy a 3 month Babbel subscription and immediately receive 3 extra months free. Use code: INGLESE at check out at www.babbel.com/parla Recently, I worked with Alastair Budge on Pioneers of the Continuum, an eight-part audio drama featuring your favourite ESL podcasters as narrators. Today, we talk about Pioneers of the Continuum and Alastair's other work. Alastair also hosts the English Learning for Curious Minds podcast, where you can learn about history and inspiring stories in accessible English. Pioneers of the Continuum comes out today! Find it on your favourite podcast app. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Pioneers for the full transcript. Level: Intermediate. Genre: Conversation. Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting me on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, exercises, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29:44 23.05.23
Eileen (Pre-Intermediate)
Buy a 3 month Babbel subscription and immediately receive 3 extra months free. Use code: INGLESE at check out at www.babbel.com/parla With every month that passes, Eileen gets cleverer. The kids at school hate her, and her parents are afraid of her. There's something not... human about this child. This story covers my feelings about AI (artificial intelligence). I talk a lot about an episode of another podcast, Your Undivided Attention, which explains the dangers and possibilities of AI. Today's story is Eileen. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/AI for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Horror. Vocabulary: Exponential, Precocious, Bully, Disguise, Bruise, Acid, Climate change, Come up with, Hack, Disprove. Setting: Modern. Word Count: 1449. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, exercises, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
39:53 09.05.23
Saint George and the Dragon (Pre-Intermediate)
St George is a famous mythical figure throughout Europe. Most versions of his story involve him fighting and killing a dragon who is causing problems in a city. But in my version, things are bit... smellier. Today's story is Saint George and the Dragon. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/George for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Myths & Legends. Vocabulary: Saint, Dragon, Dew, Kingdom, Desert, Tame, Well (water), Pass out, Knight, Scratch, Collar. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 1662. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, exercises, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29:16 25.04.23
The Rabbit Man (Intermediate)
Heorhiy lives happily as a peasant, but one day a rich man comes to his house and tells him he has a family debt. Heorhiy works three years to pay it off, but the rich man doesn't want to let him go, so he thinks of a way to trick him... Today's story is The Rabbit Man. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/RabbitMan for the full transcript. Level: Intermediate. Genre: Comedy. Vocabulary: Solidarity, Peasant, Starve, Manor house, Forefather, Shirk your duty, Interest (money), Hare, Graze (eating), Lira, Strangle. Setting: Medieval. Word Count: 1932. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, exercises, and much more. Get exclusive NordVPN deal here: https://nordvpn.com/easystories. It’s risk- free with Nord’s 30-day money back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28:02 11.04.23
The Pancake Man (Beginner)
Francis's mother dies, and his father gets very sad. One day, Francis's father starts making pancakes. Francis loves the pancakes, so his dad makes bigger and bigger pancakes. But maybe they're too big... Today's story is The Pancake Man. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Pancake for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Drama. Vocabulary: Pancake, Frying pan, Flip, At first, Giant, Sick of something, Connect (person), Run (business), Space, Lift weights, Grave. Setting: Modern. Word Count: 1194. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, exercises, and much more. Get exclusive NordVPN deal here: https://nordvpn.com/easystories. It’s risk- free with Nord’s 30-day money back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21:11 28.03.23
The Labyrinth (Pre-Intermediate)
A woman keeps ending up in bad relationships. A businessman works so hard he has heart problems. A young man killed his friend by drunk driving and now he can't stop drinking. All three of them are lost. All three of them go to drive. They go to the place where all roads lead: the labyrinth. Today's story is The Labyrinth. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Labyrinth for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Philosophical. Vocabulary: Labyrinth, Smash, Image, Ignore, Chest, Tight, Poison, Ashes, Urn, Fork (road), Melt, Hourglass. Setting: Modern. Word Count: 1532. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, exercises, and much more. Get exclusive NordVPN deal here: https://nordvpn.com/easystories. It’s risk- free with Nord’s 30-day money back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21:33 14.03.23

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