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Easy Stories in English

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 f ...
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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 c…
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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 app…
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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 + b…
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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 Februa…
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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 EasyStoriesI…
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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 …
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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 fu…
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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.…
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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 …
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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 ge…
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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 …
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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 lang…
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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 t…
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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 vi…
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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…
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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.…
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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 sec…
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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 townspeop…
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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. …
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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…
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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 oth…
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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 thro…
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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…
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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 othe…
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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 tee…
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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…
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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 …
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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: M…
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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: Interm…
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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: Panc…
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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 EasyStoriesInEnglis…
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Today we have a bonus episode from English Learning for Curious Minds. Listen and enjoy! Get the transcript at https://bit.ly/LifeOfLewisCarroll Subscribe to the podcast at https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Ariel Goodbody, Polyglot English Teacher & Glassbox Media
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You have nowhere else to go. Beth left. Kai attacked. Faruq crashed. You hid. So one day, you go to that place you've heard about, where you can buy a certain drug. It's a crazy idea, but maybe you'll feel less lonely. Your cat is your only friend left, after all. Today's story is The Hunt. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Hunt for the full transcrip…
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Rory has always wanted a pet, but his parents don't like animals. When Rory finishes university, he decides to get a pet. First, he gets a dog, but then things start going wrong... Today's story is The Perfect Pet. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Pet for the full transcript. Level: Beginner. Genre: Horror. Vocabulary: Mean (unkind), Allergy, Social,…
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In the beginning, there were two brother gods, Kimesh and Musesh. Kimesh created the planets with loud fire, and Musesh created the plants and animals with calm thought. Everything was fine for a while, until Kimesh decided the world needed some more colour... Today's story is Why Blood is Red. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/BloodRed for the full t…
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Doggo and Kitty want to be like the adults, and adults put on clothes when they go outside. But there's a problem: Doggo and Kitty's clothes are dirty! Well, they'll just have to do laundry. That should be simple, right? Today's story is Doggo and Kitty Do Their Laundry. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/LaundryL4 for the full transcript. This is a le…
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Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Goldilocks goes into the forest and gets lost. She finds a house with porridge by the window, and it smells so good... The old man who lives there would want her to go and eat it, wouldn't he? Today's story is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Bears for the full tran…
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Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Every day, the lord of the castle goes hunting and Gawain stays in bed, bantering with the beautiful lady. Each night, Gawain and the lord exchange their 'gains' for the day. But Gawain cannot stop worrying about meeting the Green Knight, and when the lady offers him help, he can't resist... Tod…
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Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table live peacefully at Camelot. But on New Year's eve, a terrible knight rides into the castle, made entirely of green. He gives them a challenge: a man must come and attack him with his axe, and if the Green Knight survives, he will attack the man in a…
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Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Kandata was an evil thief when was alive, and now he lives in Hell. Buddha remembers a time when Kandata did good, and decides to give him a chance to show that he isn't truly evil. Will Kandata become good, or is he simply a bad person? Today's story is The Spider's Thread. Go to EasyStoriesInE…
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Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Two women come to the king with a baby. Both say that the baby is theirs. Who is the real mother? The king must decide. Today's story is Whose Child Is It?. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Whose for the full transcript.Level: Beginner.Genre: Philosophical.Vocabulary: Whose, Give birth, Midwife, B…
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Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === One day, God came down and took all life from earth. Except humans. But how can you survive in a world without life? Today's story is The End. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/End for the full transcript.Level: Advanced.Genre: Fantasy.Vocabulary: Buzzard, Intentional, Bioregionalism, Cathartic, Cy…
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Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Angeline and Annabelle are a classic sister act. Annabelle writes the songs and they sing together, but Angeline gets all the compliments. When a music producer offers a deal to Annabelle, she realises she can't let the opportunity go. But what starts as a harmonious collaboration soon turns int…
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Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === In this episode, I present the story I won second prize with in the 2022 Summer Reflex Fiction flash fiction competition, and I also talk about my recent ADHD diagnosis. Today's story is I Bet I Could Taste It. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Taste for the full transcript.Level: Intermediate.Genr…
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Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === King Herla is fighting a war against the Saxons and winning. A group of dwarves comes to his wedding and makes a deal with him: if they can come to his wedding, then in the future the king will go to the dwarf king's wedding. He thinks the dwarves will give them amazing gifts, but he doesn't kno…
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Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === One day, a young man called Anders hears his brother say, 'Oh, those scary stories make me shudder!' 'I wonder what it means to shudder?' Anders thinks, and he goes out on a journey to find out. Today's story is The Boy Who Knew No Fear. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/FearL1 for the full transcr…
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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... Today's story is Hector the Snail. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Snail for the full transcript and PDF.Level: Beginner.Genre: Children's.New…
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The war is raging on, and the government needs a part from her wheelchair. The only problem is, her wheelchair is now a part of her body. And she's illegally modified it. Today's story is The Digital Fugitive. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Digital for the full transcript and PDF.Level: Advanced.Genre: Science Fiction.New Vocabulary: Fugitive, Nerv…
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A young man called Arran hates eating his vegetables. One day, his mother locks him out. Arran finds a house with a strange old woman inside, and a dog that talks. Will he find his way home, and will he discover the secret of the house? Today's story is The Turnip Princess. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Turnip for the full transcript and PDF.Level…
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God is trying to make humans, but something is wrong. His calculations look right, but the humans are staying babies for fifty years. What is the problem? Today's story is His Latest Experiment. Go to EasyStoriesInEnglish.com/Experiment for the full transcript and PDF.Level: Pre-Intermediate.Genre: Science Fiction.New Vocabulary: Graduate, Move on,…
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