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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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Mit dem Code easystories erhältst du das 12-Monatsabo von Babbel zumPreis von nur 6 Monaten. Das Angebot gilt bis zum 31. Oktober 2024. Einfach auf https://www.babbel.com/audio einlösen und loslegen. Hector is a snail, so of course he's very slow. But he dreams of becoming fast. He decides to find a wizard and ask the wizard to swap his body with an ostrich's. What could go wrong? Well, a lot, actually... Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Snail for the full transcript. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Level: Beginner. Genre: Children's. Vocabulary: Snail, Snail trail, Wizard, Swap, Ostrich, Human, Cave, Solve a problem, Ride, Kick, Free (verb), All over, False eyelashes. Setting: Fairytale. Word Count: 1033. Author: Ariel Goodbody Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mit dem Code easystories erhältst du das 12-Monatsabo von Babbel zumPreis von nur 6 Monaten. Das Angebot gilt bis zum 31. Oktober 2024. Einfach auf https://www.babbel.com/audio einlösen und loslegen. Żgugina lives on the coast of Malta with her son. When pirates attack, she rushes to the church to pray to St Demetrius. 'St Demetrius,' she says, 'if you save my son I will light a lamp that burns forever!' What happened next was too much for her to believe... Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Light for the full transcript. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Level: Pre-Intermediate. Genre: Myths & Legends. Vocabulary: Portrait, Faithful, Saint, Kneel, Captain, Treasure, Basement, Tie up, Horizon, Hoofprint, Earthquake. Setting: Malta. Word Count: 979. Author: Saviour Pirotta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mit dem Code easystories erhältst du das 12-Monatsabo von Babbel zumPreis von nur 6 Monaten. Das Angebot gilt bis zum 31. Oktober 2024. Einfach auf https://www.babbel.com/audio einlösen und loslegen. The wind carries a pea to a crack by a window. Inside the house, a boy is sick and dying. The pea wants to help the boy, and slowly it grows into a plant. When the boy sees the plant he is so happy, and he helps the plant grow. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Pea for the full transcript. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Level: Beginner. Genre: Children's. Vocabulary: Kind-hearted, Pea, Pod, Harvest, Blow, Crack, Afford, Shoo, Water (verb), Shaped like Setting: Modern. Word Count: 1081. Author: Saviour Pirotta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Problems for the full transcript. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! In this episode of Easy Stories in English, host Ariel Goodbody discusses the concept of 'normal people problems' as opposed to more serious issues, drawing on his own experiences of moving to London and finding his community. Ariel reflects on his challenging past, including changing gender twice and dealing with identity crisis, while contrasting these with his current 'normal' problems such as itchy back due to hard water, adjusting to a slower pace in relationships, and struggling to find good cider in London. He also addresses the dynamics of friendship when one is thriving and the other is not, and invites listeners to share their own 'small fish' problems on the show's website and YouTube channel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today's story I wrote with Alastair Budge from the English Learning for Curious Minds podcast. In last week's episode, we brainstormed the story together, and today we present to you A Visitor from Chilly Bottom. A man who has lived in Antarctica all his life visits the UK for the first time. Technically, he is a British citizen, as he grew up on British Antarctic Territory. And he has an important message for the king! It's just that, the king has no idea who this man is... Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Chilly for the full transcript. Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Level: Intermediate. Genre: Comedy. Vocabulary: Chilly, Royal seal, Bonkers, Butler, Tailcoat, Worship, Spit, Regurgitate, Colony, Crumbs, Poo, Furrow your brow, Captive, Press release, Waddle. Setting: UK. Word Count: 3272. Author: Ariel Goodbody and Alastair Budge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, I brainstorm a story with Alastair Budge. We start with the concept of someone from Antarctica moving to London and experiencing culture shock and peculiarities of life in the UK. We come up with cultural references and humorous situations involving misunderstandings about British culture. After this episode, Alastair went off and wrote the story, which I then edited, and next week you'll be able to hear the recorded version. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Together for the full transcript. Watch it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RpDGfqiOP8 Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! Level: Advanced. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/SqPoEVhjGnU Get episodes without adverts + bonus episodes at EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Support. Your support is appreciated! In this episode of Easy Stories in English, Ariel Goodbody, the host, discusses a recent controversy involving a blasphemous phrase in a podcast episode titled 'The Holy Cat,' leading to its removal after feedback from Muslim listeners. Ariel apologizes and reflects on the learning experience. Additionally, Ariel talks about experimenting with recording formats and locations for YouTube, changes to the availability of episode transcripts, and premium content adjustments. Ariel also shares personal updates, including a recent live stream, an Easter experience, a mindset shift in professional self-perception, pricing adjustments for teaching services, efforts to improve the YouTube channel, upcoming birthday plans, and a collaboration with Alistair from English Learning for Curious Minds. The episode concludes with a promotion for Ariel's English classes and an invitation to subscribe to the email newsletter for live stream notifications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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
What Makes a Snake (Advanced)

What Makes a Snake (Advanced)

2024-03-1901:00:1510

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)

2024-03-1215:5619

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)

2024-01-1627:2025

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)

2023-12-3132:556

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
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Ali Motamedi

چجوری میتونم متنش رو دانلود کنم؟؟

Jun 15th
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negin rostami

good

May 26th
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Екатерина Терентьева

podcasts don't play, pls check

May 9th
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alian amiri

Very nice ,simple and useful

May 5th
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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

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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

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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😔

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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

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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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