Episode 2

Improve your English with this video and audio story


December 12th, 2013

3 mins 51 secs

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About this Episode

The world is full of English speakers and English learners, and we can safely say that English must be one of the most popular languages to learn. But if you are trying to learn the language, have you thought about the many forms of English that exist in the world? There are geographical English families, and the different languages of use: an engineer in India and a high school kid in Canada don't speak alike. You can read a really great introduction to them in David Crystal's book "A Guided Tour of the English Language", by the way. 



Every English is Natural English

So when I'm telling you that my contribution to the book "Learn Natural English Through Storytelling" (find it on amazon.com here, and amazon.co.uk here) is created in English, you know what to think. This is my own personal English, and it is my story that I am sharing with you. The way I spell and use words is personal, it is the language of a foreigner who has become at home in Northern England.

And because writing and reading are never the full extent of language use, you can now listen to me reading the story out loud as well. Don't forget that there are vocabulary lists and great exercises in the full book, and that you should also check out what else it contains: 

  • A rap from Fluency MC Jason Levine
  • A non-fiction story from  
  • A comic from Mau Buchler at tripppin.com
  • 4 more lovely stories representing English around the world

So here it is, this is what I sound like: 

Get the Book

All the contributors to this book are very proud, and there is so much more to it than only this little story. 

Sylvia Guinan is one of our authors, she's Irish and lives in Greece. Sylvia has written a really excellent review of the book on the Wiziq blog.  So if you know someone learning English, please go check it out and leave us a review too! 




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