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Easy Stories in English

Author: Ariel Goodbody, Polyglot English Teacher & Glassbox Media

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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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An old man lives in an old house. The house is so old that it has changed shape and many things are broken. Every day, the man must climb up a big hill to get to the kitchen. Lots of people tell him he needs to leave the house, but the old man refuses. But one day, the house makes sure he will never leave. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/House for the full transcript. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Horror. Vocabulary: Crooked, Moisture, Warp (wood), Hook, Zip-line, Roll, Fern, Drain (noun), Plumber, Association, Pretend. Setting: UK. Word Count: 1753. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dinewan gets married to Bohra the kangaroo, and they go for a walk in the desert. But Dinewan soon gets bored. Bohra is a magic kangaroo, and his spirit can walk through the sky. Dinewan thinks it would be interesting to see Bohra's spirit... Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Emu for the full transcript. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Level: Beginner. Genre: Children's. Vocabulary: Emu, Kangaroo, Feather, Spirit, Desert, Shelter, Scratch, Hole, Thorn, Rub, Twig. Setting: Australia. Word Count: 741. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, I talk about the kinds of performance I've been doing recently - storytelling in a sauna, spinning a tale at the London Esperanto Club, improvising at an open mic night, moderating a talk-show discussion and singing in a church choir. I've been busy this past month! No wonder I've been a bit sick, but hopefully my croaky voice won't stop you from enjoying this episode :) 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
Sam works in the stupidest department of his company: the 'Synergy Snakes'. What they're actually supposed to do, he has no idea, but he's managed to create a system where he doesn't have to talk to his co-workers and does as little work as possible. The only problem is, the company is looking to get rid of some people, and Sam's an easy target... Content warning: this episode contains rude language, sexual harassment and bullying. It is not suitable for children. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/MakeASnake for the full transcript. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Level: Advanced. Genre: Drama. Vocabulary: Synergy, Line manager, Touch base, Drill down, Filing cabinet, Get the memo, Squeeze out, Minutes, Dread, Scroll (computer), Piss, Urinal, Sexual harassment. Setting: Modern. Word Count: 6590. Author: Ariel Goodbody. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Holy Cat (Beginner)

The Holy Cat (Beginner)

2024-03-1215:5611

A cat hunts all the mice in the town, so it goes to the fields. But the mice in the fields are too fast. So the cat decides to start praying... Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Holy for the full transcript. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Level: Beginner. Genre: Philosophical. Vocabulary: Holy, Hunt, Hole, Prayer beads, Purr, Run away, Sin, Learn by heart, Test, Damn. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 758. Author: Palestinian Folk Tales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, I talk about my challenges finding stable friendship and love in London as a single in my 30s. I argue that technology has encouraged ghosting and 'no contact' culture, and because of this it's harder to form stable relationships and integrate into local communities. However, it's not all doom and gloom! I also talk about finding comfort in spending time with myself - taking myself out on dates - and focussing on slow, simple things like darning my socks. The book I discuss in the episode is Conflict is Not Abuse by Sarah Schulman. 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
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
The Great Race (Rerun)

The Great Race (Rerun)

2024-02-1023:336

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
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
The Red Book (Beginner)

The Red Book (Beginner)

2024-01-1627:2021

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
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
A Lucky New Year (Rerun)

A Lucky New Year (Rerun)

2023-12-3132:555

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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zahRa aboutalebi

متن این موارد رو از کجا میتونیم پیدا کنم؟

Apr 20th
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Zahra Nura Najafi

thanks

Apr 3rd
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Afsaneh Forotan

I can not listen you episodes can you help me

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Kamand

your website and your podcasts are fabulous thank you for your efforts

Mar 15th
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Nazanin Mirbolouk

متاسفانه برای من باز نمیشه

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simin mmj

It was wonderful!!

Feb 21st
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fhm babaki

I can't download this episode😔

Feb 8th
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محمد کریمی

Thanks where is that transcrip

Jan 19th
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Nc Zafarafshary

Hi dear Ariel ,I'm From Iran l listen to your podcast for about two years , your method is amazing , I always enjoy of your fantastic storys

Jan 12th
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Soraya Hakimi

great

Jan 8th
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sa naderi

سلام.هرکاری میکنم دانلود نمیشه!!! راه حلی دارید؟

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fatemeh khosravi

thank you for your podcast i start it today . i listen from the first episod

Dec 23rd
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Fateme

very good😂👌

Dec 13th
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fhm babaki

I can't download this 😢

Dec 11th
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Nesa Najafi

تمامی پادکست های ، با لهجه بریتیش هست ، پادکست با لهجه امریکن کجا دانلود کنیم ؟؟؟؟؟

Nov 15th
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rato play

it was so good! it's so helpful.

Nov 7th
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hossein shafieyan

سلام من نمی‌تونم هیچ کدوم از اپیزودها را دانلود کنم مشکل چیه

Oct 23rd
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Zahrashabanpour

Thank you; this podcast was so helpful for me🧡

Oct 19th
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Erfan Hajian

was your dog a robot? That was interesting, please please continue your story 😍😍

Oct 19th
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Mehran Rezazaei

i can't play any episode.whats problem?

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