Big Peter and Little Peter (Beginner)

Big Peter and Little Peter (Beginner)

Misty the Snake (Beginner)

Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Misty the Snake loves eating other people's pets. This does not make the people of the United Kingdom happy. So her owner takes her to Brazil, but really she wants to go home to Ghana... Today's story is Misty the Snake. Go to ...  Show more

The Shadow Club #9: Now We Know

Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === The Shadow Club wants to make friends with Sanjeet, so they go with him to the library to read at lunchtime. There, they are shushed again and again by the librarian, Mr Burne. After school, Max goes to pick up a book from the ...  Show more

The Shadow Club #8: Ready to Fight

Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === The school librarian, Mr Burne, is watching The Shadow Club, and they can't do regular club activities. But on the weekend they meet up to practise with their new weapons, and on Monday, some nasty bullies are attacking Sanjee ...  Show more

The King's New Clothes (Intermediate)

Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === The King is obsessed with clothes, so when two weavers promise to make him a magical outfit, he is thrilled. The cloth cannot be seen by those who are stupid or unfit for office. There's just one problem: nobody in the castle ...  Show more

The Shadow Club #7: A Group Project

Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Bethany has joined The Shadow Club, and she's annoying everyone. But she has some ideas about how the shadows are working, and tells them they need to choose weapons. In history class, Mr Pearson gives them a group project, an ...  Show more

Jack and the Beanstalk (Intermediate)

Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Jack's parents are old, and are always talking about how great things were in the past. But now, their house is falling apart, and they have nothing to eat. Jack goes to sell their cow, and a witch trades him some magic beans. ...  Show more

The Shadow Club #6: Just a Stick

Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === Larry sees a shadow in the bathroom, but when they look, it's disappeared. Bethany is following them and asking what they're looking for. Finally, they see the kid who Ms Knight shouted at, and when they're talking to him, som ...  Show more

A Holiday Gone Wrong (Intermediate)

Buy me a coffee to say thank you for the podcast! === A tourist goes to a small village in Japan because it's part of a TV show he loves. He looks around, remembering all the horrible things that happened in the horror show, but just when he's about to take a picture, he falls do ...  Show more

The Shadow Club #5: Bullies or Heroes?

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 fa ...  Show more

Why You Must Read (Introduction to my new book)

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 ...  Show more

The Shadow Club #4: Hunting for Shadows

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 ...  Show more

The Little Frog with the Big Mouth (Pre-Intermediate)

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 ...  Show more

The Shadow Club #3: A Strange Kind of Club

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 sto ...  Show more

The Shadow Club #2: Shadows and Lightning

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 rea ...  Show more

The Shadow Club #1: A Boring Life

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 ...  Show more

Butcher Boy George (Intermediate)

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 st ...  Show more

Love Like Salt (Pre-Intermediate)

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 ...  Show more

The Tooth Fairy (Beginner)

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 ...  Show more

The Monsters Inside Us (Intermediate)

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 insid ...  Show more