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[Replay] Wordplay Wednesday - “Rumpelstiltskin”
“Rumpelstiltskin” [ss-s4e2]

“Rumpelstiltskin” [ss-s4e2]

April 10, 2021

Improve your English language skills with a story the whole family can enjoy!

Juggling work, family, and studying for English language tests is exhausting.

When you get home from work, you're torn between:

a) Spending time with your family (important)

b) Studying for the exams that will help you give your family a better life (also important).

Now you can have your cake and eat it too!

In this episode of Saturday Stories, you'll meet Rumpelstiltskin (a sneaky guy that can spin straw into gold) in a story appropriate for the whole family.

Listen to this episode, and you'll have something to talk about besides work and depressing news stories!

 

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“The Three Trees” [ss-s4e1]

“The Three Trees” [ss-s4e1]

April 3, 2021

Welcome to Season 4!

I've selected 13 stories in a variety of genres and styles and look forward to sharing them with you in the coming weeks.

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About this episode:

In this episode, you'll hear a modern parable written by an anonymous author. The story offers a reminder that although life may turn out different than you had hoped, you may end up impacting others in ways you never imagined.

Wordplay Wednesday - “The Selfish Giant”

Wordplay Wednesday - “The Selfish Giant”

March 31, 2021

[Replay] In this episode of Wordplay Wednesday, Marina Gabor will be looking at three words from Oscar Wilde's short story, "The Selfish Giant." See how the words are used to enhance the story and how you can use them in your daily life.

Prefer video? Watch it on YouTube here:

https://youtu.be/NsUHXOuAx9I

“The Selfish Giant” by Oscar Wilde [ss-s3e13]

“The Selfish Giant” by Oscar Wilde [ss-s3e13]

March 27, 2021

About this episode:

Although Oscar Wilde wrote this story to be read to children, it’s a great reminder of the consequences of selfishness and the hope found in redemption.  

I hope you’ll be encouraged by the theme of redemption in this story.

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