The Odyssey – Episode 6 sample

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This is the first half of Episode 6 of The Odyssey, a self-study listening and speaking Interactive Story course for intermediate level English language learners.

Episode 6 – The Sirens – Getting Hypnotized and Losing Control

Odysseus and his men had to sail past the rocks where the Sirens lived. The Sirens were beautiful mermaids who charmed sailors with their songs.

Are you any good at singing?

Anybody who heard them sing would be hypnotized. He would jump overboard and swim to them. He would be killed on the rocks.

What do you do if you are driving and you hear an ambulance siren?

Odysseus wanted to hear the Sirens sing. He wanted to hear the Sirens sing, but he didn’t want to lose his mind and be hypnotized.

Have you ever been hypnotized?

He didn’t want to jump overboard and be dashed on the rocks.

Have you ever drunk whiskey on the rocks?

Odysseus crafted a plan. He told his men to put wax in their ears.

Have you ever seen fresh honey with wax in it?

When the sailors rowed past the Sirens, the Sirens sang, but the sailors could not hear them. Their ears were filled with wax.

Odysseus did not put wax in his ears because he wanted to hear the music.

What instruments did they play?

He told his men to tie him to the mast.

Have you ever been on a ship?

He told them not to release him until after they passed the rocks.

Do you like to lie on the rocks in the sun near the ocean?

This was only PART of Episode 6. To listen to all of episode 6 and the entire 8-episode series, download the full version now: The Odyssey.

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  15. michelle says:

    some words i don’t understand likes hypnotized. how to improve vocabulary and pronunciation skill. pl help me

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  24. milton says:

    Interesante. Me gustaría escuchar pequeñas historias para jovenes que están comenzando aprender inglés. Muchas gracias por tan maravilloso trabajo de ayudarnos

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  30. kiran says:

    the conversation is very slow, i want fast one.

  31. Muhib Lee says:

    I’m hypnotized listening this story.

  32. Muna says:

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  33. Sam Oeun says:

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  42. una says:

    Hello!my friend, now I live in the country, where the internet connection is too bad I like your new interactive story for listening, but I can’t hear you.:))

  43. Fahim says:

    It was interesting “Episode 6”
    i like this
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  47. Pedro says:

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