074 - Hansel and Gretel

In this episode, you'll hear a translation of the original Grimm Fairy Tale, Hansel and Gretel. You'll also hear many phrasal verbs and prepositional phrases in context.

The American English Podcast

The American English Podcast

By Shana Thompson

Hi Everyone!

In this week’s episode, I retell the very famous Brothers’ Grimm fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel.

I’ve made a few changes to the original text. First of all, I’ve intentionally added phrasal verbs and prepositional phrases throughout the text so that you can learn them in a context.

Secondly, I’ve modernized some of the language a bit, since the original texts were written in German in the 1800s. I want you to be able to use the language that you hear in conversation.

Vocab Sample
  • to come up with
  • to turn out
  • to run out
  • to write off
  • to follow through
  • to carry on
  • to work something out
  • to plump up
  • to pick up on
  • to dig in
  • to chow down
  • to be fed up
  • AT the crack of dawn / AT daybreak 
  • be rid OF / to get rid OF 
  • to rely ON 
  • to place trust IN someone
  • to put ON 
  • to sneak OUT 
  • to fall BEHIND 
  • to check ON 
  • to look AT 
  • to light something ON fire
  • to be responsible FOR
  • to plunge IN
  • to lure in
In this lesson
  • PDF Transcript + Podcast Player
  • Vocabulary and Definitions
  • Vocabulary Builder 
  • Pronunciation Exercise
  • Phrasal Verb + Prepositional Phrase Quizzes
  • Listening Comprehension Quiz
  • Supplementary Lesson on the Past Perfect

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Hi Everyone! I am an ESL teacher from California and the host of the American English Podcast. Learn more about me and my teaching experience here.

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