Success With Stories program is an interactive English Course For Listening And Speaking. So, if you want to improve your listening and speaking skills the easy way, you must consider having this powerful course.
In the Success with Stories, Volume 1 program there are 20 Lesson Sets. Each Lesson Set has four audio lessons. The entire Lesson Set can be anywhere from 40 minutes to 90 minutes in total time.
You can repeat each Lesson within each Lesson Set as often as needed until you achieve mastery. The program is not designed to be listened to in one week. The idea is to go deep with your learning and really focus on one Lesson Set at a time, which means you could be working on one Lesson Set for one week or more. Everybody will be going at their own pace. This is self-directed learning.
Each Lesson Set begins with an original Story. The story is full of great vocabulary and while it is a bit silly at times, that is what helps make it interesting and memorable. Written transcripts are provided, so that if necessary in the beginning, you can read along. Here’s an excerpt from Story #1, titled “Cats in Love”.
Now, remember, when you are listening to the stories, all you need to do is sit back, relax and listen. Enjoy the story. Listen to the language. Don’t worry about it if you don’t understand something. You can read along with the transcript and you can listen to it over and over again. Remember, repetition is key. It is how you are going to train your ear to hear all the sounds of the language, of the English language. Relax and enjoy the story.
English Story For Listening And Speaking
Toby is my cat. He’s 15 years old. That’s pretty old for a cat, but he acts like a teenager. He has jet black fur that is soft and silky, and green eyes that shine brightly in the night. He is slim and sleek; he only eats mice and raw meat that I give him in a special silver cat food bowl, suited to the prince that he is.
Toby is also feisty, curious, and very independent. He doesn’t like to be told what to do. He likes to live life on his own terms. He spends most of the day outside chasing mice, bringing his kill onto the front porch to enjoy eating the poor little mouse slowly and deliberately. I prefer not to watch.
In the evenings, he jumps onto my lap when I am sitting on the couch. He loves when I pet him, purring loudly as he pushes his head into my hand so that I will stroke his head. Toby spends the evening napping lazily on the couch, resting up for his late-night rendezvous with
Okay, that’s just a short excerpt from the story, but it gives you an idea of the language and the pace. Next up is an excerpt from the Vocabulary Lesson for the same story “Cats in Love”.
Learn English Vocabulary With Stories
Welcome to Success with Stories, Lesson #1 – Vocabulary. The title of this story is “Cats in Love”. Now, remember, for the Vocabulary Lesson, all you need to do is sit back, relax and listen. I am going to be rereading the story, again, and this time, I am going to be going over the vocabulary. I am going to be giving you some meanings of the words.
I will be explaining what the words mean, and I will also be explaining some of the expressions, some of the idiomatic expressions, and phrases that are used in this story. So, this is a way for you to increase your understanding of the story by learning the meanings of these words and these expressions.
The more you get exposed to these words and expressions, the more you will be able to use them in your own spoken and written English. It’s a great way to improve your vocabulary and your comprehension. Watch the video above for the vocabulary part. Relax, Listen, Answer and Succeed!
Okay, so during the Vocabulary Lesson, you can see that I am not necessarily speaking at a super slow pace. I want to help you train your ear to hear normal speech. Next is a sample of the Question and Answer Lesson for the story “Cats in Love”.
English Course For Speaking Practice
In this lesson, I am going to read the story once again, but this time, I am going to stop and ask you questions. This is your time to speak. This is the most powerful lesson for speaking in this Success with Stories program. Your job is to answer the questions, preferably out loud and preferably with a lot of energy.
Some of the questions will only need a “yes” or a “no” for an answer. Some of the other questions will require you to say more words, and a lot of times, it is preferable if you can answer with a complete sentence. This is how you are going to begin to speak English fluently and effortlessly, without having to think about grammar, without having to think about vocabulary words.
You will have much more confidence, the more you practice this. This is a way for your English to become automatic. We want you to be able to speak English automatically, just like you speak your own native language.
I want you to be excited. I want you to be awake. If you’re a little bit tired right now, jump up and down, get your blood flowing, and let’s do this. Remember, I’m going to read the story and I’m going to stop and ask you questions, and your job is to answer those questions.
I will also make a pause so that you have time to answer those questions, and then I will give you the answers. I will provide a model for how you could answer that question. Sometimes I might provide only one example, and sometimes I might provide even more. Language is alive. There are lots of ways to answer a question.
Watch the video above for the question-and-answer English speaking practice part.
Learn English Grammar The Natural Way
That’s all for the excerpt from the Question and Answer Lesson. Even though the questions may seem simple, the goal is not complexity and difficulty, but rather ease and flow. The purpose of the Question and Answer Lesson is to train you to speak automatically without thinking. As you progress through the program, the stories do become more difficult and the questions and answers become longer and more complicated so that you can expand your ability to express more complex thoughts and ideas.
Next is the Point of View Story which is the final part of Lesson Set #1 for the story “Cats in Love”. The purpose of the Point of View story is to give you a familiar context and create a new way of talking about it, from a different perspective.
What this does for you is it provides you with additional grammatical structures and vocabulary that you will be able to learn or more precisely acquire, in a natural way, without having to study flashcards. Just listen to the story over and over, look up words you don’t understand, or use context clues to help you figure out the meanings of the words. You will pick up the grammar without even analyzing it.
Watch the video above for the point of view grammar part.
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Well, there you go! That’s a sample of the program Success with Stories, Volume 1. As you can see, there is a lot of high-quality material here which, if you master it, will ensure that you obtain a rather high level of ease and fluency with English.
Learning a language is a life-long process, so it won’t be the only thing or the last thing that you use to improve your English, but it will certainly be a key component in helping you improve.
Of course, this program offers you a self-paced, self-directed learning approach, which means you definitely need to put in the time and effort in order to get the most out of the materials. To purchase this program, just click the button below.
18+ hours of Audio Lessons (mp3) with Transcripts (400 PDF pages)
Special Bonus Lesson on Pronunciation, Intonation, and Accent to help you master the American English accent
A speaking English evaluation (I give you feedback on your speaking)
Membership in a private Facebook group
Bonus video tutorials via the Facebook group
Lifetime access to all 20 Lesson Set files
30-day money-back guarantee
Support from me, an experienced English teacher with 20+ years of experience
If you want to improve your listening and speaking skills easily, you can use the Success with stories fluency course. The best way to learn English speaking is to practice listening with easy and interesting lessons. Especially TPRS method will help you to achieve that with listen-and-answer mini-stories.