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Author: Ariel Goodbody

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The podcast that will take your English from OK to Good, and from Good to Great!
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Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === 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. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting me on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more. Support Easy Stories in English by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === 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. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting me on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more. Support Easy Stories in English by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === 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. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting me on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more. Support Easy Stories in English by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === 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. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting me on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more. Support Easy Stories in English by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === 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. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting me on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more. Support Easy Stories in English by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === 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. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting me on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more. Support Easy Stories in English by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Ricky Marshall has a boring life. He goes to school, plays video games and steals chocolate from the kitchen cupboard. But he has a dream. One day, he's going to be a professional footballer. It will probably never happen, but he can dream, right? Well, one day Ricky's boring life changes when a strange monster attacks his friend... Today's story is The Shadow Club. This is chapter one, A Boring Life. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Shadow1 for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Action. New Vocabulary: Stare, Roman, Duck (movement), Volcano, Way more, At some point, Ignore, Claw, Punch, Priority. Setting: Modern. Word Count: 1754. Author: Ariel Goodbody. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting me on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more. Support Easy Stories in English by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === You won't find another man like Butcher Boy George, even if you travel through 70 villages. Except, is he a man? Man or not, George is strong, but he'll have to be clever to survive his adventure through the forest. Today's story is Butcher Boy George. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Boy for the full transcript. Level: Intermediate. Genre: Action. New Vocabulary: With your bare hands, Glow, Belly, Pinky finger, Pop up, Crooked, Demon, Duel, Sign of the cross, Witch. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 1691. Author: Fairy Tales. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting me on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more. Support Easy Stories in English by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === A rich man asks his daughters how much they love him, and his third daughter says he loves him like fresh meat loves salt. Insulted, he throws her out, and she has to find somewhere to work and live. But in the end, her father will understand the true meaning of her words... Today's story is Love Like Salt. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Salt for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Philosophical. New Vocabulary: Get into trouble, Frown, Marsh, Cloak, Pretend, Maid, Once (after), Lord, Bland, Make up. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 1490. Author: Fairy Tales. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting me on Patreon. For just a few dollars a month you can get extra episodes, conversational podcasts, exercises, and much more. Support Easy Stories in English by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Penny loses her first tooth, and her parents tell her to put it under her pillow. In the night, the Tooth Fairy will come and replace it with a coin. Penny quickly decides that this is wonderful, and starts thinking of ways to get more coins... Today's story is The Tooth Fairy. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Tooth for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Comedy. New Vocabulary: The Tooth Fairy, Fall over, Coin, Asleep, Replace, Disagree, Hide, Emergency, Lie, Save time, Tide, Current (sea). Setting: Modern. Word Count: 1388. 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. Support Easy Stories in English by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Content warning: this episode contains hallucinations, representations of psychosis, homophobia, bullying, child abuse and light mentions of sex. William is the worst student in his class. He never studies, and the voice inside his head is always telling him to work harder. And then the voice turns into a person, his 'guardian angel', Cam. But it turns out Cam isn't just a voice, and he's there to protect William from some real monsters... Today's story is The Monsters Inside Us. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Monsters for the full transcript. Level: Intermediate. Genre: Coming of Age. New Vocabulary: Skinny jeans, A figment of your imagination, Guardian angel, Arse, Cowboy, Psychosis, Dread, Student counselling, Dissertation, Medication. Setting: Modern. Word Count: 4520. 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. Support Easy Stories in English by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Content warning: this episode contains suggestions of domestic violence. Ada needs help to get rid of her awful boyfriend, Quinn. She goes to Hartwood Head, where a powerful sorceress lives, The Most Wanted Woman in Town. This woman announces a competition: whoever can get her house key from around a cat's neck and open her door will be able to ask her for one thing. So Ada gets the key the only way she knows how: by being nice. Today's story is The Most Wanted Woman in Town. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Wanted for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Romance. New Vocabulary: Prompt, Sorceress, Sleep in, Whoever, Disappear, Chase, Trap, Rub, Scratch, Nap, Gossip. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 3321. 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. Support Easy Stories in English by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Aldar Kose is a trickster character from Kazakhstan. One day, he is travelling through a cold field with an old horse and a coat full of holes. Then he sees a rich man with a swift horse and a fox fur coat, and he has an idea... Today's story is Aldar Kose's Magic Coat. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Coat for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Comedy. New Vocabulary: Trick, Icebreaker, Scoundrel, Fox, Fur coat, Hole, Shiver, Yurt, Blow, Spur, Swift, Fan yourself. Setting: Kazakhstan. Word Count: 773. 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. Support Easy Stories in English by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Sanonoi is born with a small wooden house in her hand. When nobody is looking, she can make the house grow and go inside. A white cotton rope is hidden there, but what is it for? One day, her father tells her she must leave the palace for her own safety, and her journey begins... Today's story is The Princess Who Carried a House. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Princess for the full transcript. Level: Intermediate. Genre: Myths & Legends. New Vocabulary: Rule over, Limb, Astrologer, Monk, Potion, Instinct, Wound, Dye, Bow (ship), Superstition. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 2633. 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. Support Easy Stories in English by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === In Zennor, a village in Cornwall, there is a carving of a mermaid in the local church. How did it get there? Well, hundreds of years ago, a strange but beautiful woman visited the town, and caught the eye of a young man called Mathew Trewella... Today's story is The Mermaid of Zennor. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Zennor for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Myths & Legends. New Vocabulary: Tail, Mermaid, Bench, Carve, Mysterious, Work up the courage, Overlook (view), Cast anchor, Captain, Don’t need to be asked twice. Setting: Medieval. Word Count: 970. 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. Support Easy Stories in English by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Beelzebuddy finds out about Rhiana and Evelyn's past and decides to help the lemon-coloured woman. When Rhiana shuts down their attempt to start a conversation, Beelzebuddy comes up with the perfect idea to prove Evelyn's love... Today's story is Beelzebuddy, the Cleaning Demon. This is chapter two of two. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Clean2 for the full transcript. Level: Intermediate. Genre: Comedy. New Vocabulary: Pop over, High hopes, Ex-lover, Door frame, Hateful/joyful, Move on with your life, Wrinkle, Lovebirds. Setting: Modern. Word Count: 2286. 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. Support Easy Stories in English by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Rhiana lives alone, and hates the outside world. Loud children, stray dogs and persistent letter-senders bother her, so she calls a demon to come and help her. But Beelzebuddy, the demon she called, only knows how to clean homes and make friends! Today's story is Beelzebuddy, the Cleaning Demon. This is chapter one of two. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Clean1 for the full transcript. Level: Intermediate. Genre: Comedy. New Vocabulary: Summon a demon, Trampoline, Overgrown, Stray animal, Witch, Shrug, Outside of my remit, Set something on fire, The offer still stands. Setting: Modern. Word Count: 2157. 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. Support Easy Stories in English by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === 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 what if she can't find him? Today's story is The Singing Widow. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Widow for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Romance. New Vocabulary: Widow, Grave, Place (put), Misery, Land, Pale, Petal, Stroke, Lonely soul, Equally. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 886. Author: Daniel from Argentina. 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. Support Easy Stories in English by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Kåre catches a polar bear and decides to take him to the King of Denmark as a present. On the way, they stay the night in Dovrefjell. There, on Christmas Eve, the trolls come to eat all the people's food. But they aren't expecting to meet something a bit bigger than the usual cat... Today's story is A Rather Large Cat. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/LargeCat for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Comedy. New Vocabulary: Norway, Troll, Polar bear, Tail, Fishing hook, Kitten/kitty, Stomach rumbles, Awaken someone’s hunger, More than ever, Travel companion. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 852. 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. Support Easy Stories in English by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Harold has never fallen in love with a woman, and lives alone. But one day, he meets a beautiful man called Jasper in the forest, and decides that he has to marry him. But on the day of their wedding, Harold discovers a secret about Jasper that changes everything... Today's story is Taken by the Fairies. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Fairy for the full transcript. Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Romance. New Vocabulary: Ponytail, Bald patch, Hair clippers, Fairy, Chest, Sweat, Whatever happens, Make sense, Whisper, Keep a promise, Sadness/sadly, Sword, Wound. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 1978. 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. Support Easy Stories in English by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/easystoriesinenglish
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Akram Mokhber

So great 👍🏼😊

Jul 18th
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Maryam Babaee

you are amazing! thanks a lot hon 😘

Jul 13th
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Vait Vait

it was a good podcast, but now it is just an overt lgbt agenda. Sad

Feb 26th
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Lilnait Moonchild

omg! This year I've started to draw after two years of giving up in it. I hope I'll achieve such good results as Minerva.)

Jan 9th
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Derek Lantz

Thank you so much. These are probably the best educational podcasts I have ever heard. A very useful resource when studying in college. The sound here is very high quality. It is an indispensable resource when writing essays and other doctoral theses on the site https://essayexaminer.com/paperhelp-review/ . There is always access to the podcast, even with online listening. There was a lot of useful information for educational events in various colleges. Also very useful for English learning.

Dec 28th
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hell cat

No more black, maggot

Oct 5th
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ehsan aria

That's great

Aug 23rd
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sepehr taherpour

takns for this story my good firend

Aug 21st
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Babak Dogahe

nice

Aug 17th
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Grigorijs

No one owes them anything ...

Jun 17th
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Grigorijs

#BlackLivesMatter >> black racism and vandals

Jun 17th
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Anna Verkhotur

great job 😍 the storyteller's amazing, thanx

Jun 17th
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ali_mostafa_zadeh

great👊🏻❤ thanks to you , I'm a Iranian learner and I like your podcast. ⚘🧡🧡

Jun 8th
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Leyli beyrami

Thx 😊

May 30th
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Hajar Amani

Thanks for your fantastic podcast🙏🙏

May 17th
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safin jadin

This stories are becoming politic my dear. Those whom give you story they are showing up their country. Please avoid from politic stories. Your best fan

Apr 11th
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Алексей Литвинов

Ukrainians consider "halushki" as a Ukrainian native food :-)

Mar 28th
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Ehsan Majdi

Your channel is very good Thanks

Mar 26th
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Алексей Литвинов

Hello, Ariel ! I'm your subscriber from Russia, and I would like to thank you for your job ! I wish you Good Luck for the interview ! I'm sure, things will work for you ! Sincerely yours, Alexèy Litvìnov.

Mar 16th
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Ibrahim Kerimov

Thanks

Mar 16th
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