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Easy Stories in English
Easy Stories in English
Learn English the natural way, without studying vocabulary or complicated grammar. Every week, Ariel Goodbody presents a story adapted to your level. Transcripts and more info at easystoriesinenglish.com
6 days ago
The Three Goats
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! The post The Three Goats first appeared on Easy Stories in English.
Sep 12, 2023
Simon’s New Job
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... The post Simon’s New Job first appeared on Easy Stories in English.
Aug 29, 2023
How to Learn a Language
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. The post How to Learn a Language first appeared on Easy Stories in English.
Aug 15, 2023
The Piper of Hamelin (Beginner)
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... The post The Piper of Hamelin (Beginner) first appeared on Easy Stories in English.
Aug 1, 2023
The Elephant and the Hare (Intermediate)
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... The post The Elephant and the Hare (Intermediate) first appeared on Easy Stories in English.
Jul 18, 2023
The King’s New Clothes (Beginner)
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? The post The King’s New Clothes (Beginner) first appeared on Easy Stories in English.
Jul 4, 2023
The Voice of Reason
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. The post The Voice of Reason first appeared on Easy Stories in English.
Jun 20, 2023
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... The post Four Windows first appeared on Easy Stories in English.
Jun 6, 2023
Eyes, Teeth and Toenails
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? The post Eyes, Teeth and Toenails first appeared on Easy Stories in English.
May 23, 2023
Interview with Alastair about Pioneers of the Continuum
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. The post Interview with Alastair about Pioneers of the Continuum first appeared on Easy Stories in English.