The Adventures of Roy Bean – Episode 1

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The Adventures of Roy Bean
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This is Episode 1 of The Adventures of Roy Bean, a self-study listening and speaking Interactive Story course for intermediate level English language learners. Just listen to the story and answer the questions aloud.

Episode 1 – The American Bean

A lot of people know Mr. Bean from television. His real name is Rowan Atkinson. Are you a fan of Mr. Bean?

There is another Mr. Bean. His name is Roy Bean. He is not British. He is American. Have you ever heard of Roy Bean the American? There was a movie about him. Paul Newman was in it. Have you ever seen any Paul Newman movies?

I am going to tell you the story of Roy Bean. I will tell you the story in the form of an interactive story. That means the story will contain questions. Answer the questions. Just make the answers up. Use your imagination. Practice your English. Say your answers aloud.

Roy Bean was born in Kentucky in 1825. Do you eat Kentucky Fried Chicken? Roy Bean’s family was very poor, so he left home at an early age. At what age did you leave home?

Roy Bean worked on a river barge in New Orleans. What is the name of the river that flows down to New Orleans?

You can see he started poor. Do you think that being poor in early life stamps your character forever?

Roy Bean got into some kind of trouble in New Orleans. Do you know anything about New Orleans? What kind of trouble do you think Mr. Bean got into in New Orleans?

In order to get out of trouble, Mr. Bean left New Orleans. He traveled to Texas. What other famous people do you know from Texas?

Roy’s brother, Sam Bean, lived in San Antonio. Sam Bean was six years older than his brother. Do you have an older brother?


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50 Responses to “The Adventures of Roy Bean – Episode 1”

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  1. Lylliana Zenteno says:

    Thank you, is very interesting because I need listen and pronouns English, I want to speak English very well. See you next time.

  2. thelosingdream42 says:

    I think the being poor in early life may be led into get the right way to choose his goal in his life early

  3. evana says:

    amazing story,,,always touch heart every people who read it….
    thank you so much

  4. Javier Charry says:

    Thanks is a god job, i need your help,i like speek in english

  5. Issa says:

    I think these types of story are very useful for us who do not english very well, so I always listen to these strories

  6. mohamed eltahir says:

    rhe american been alot of peopel knew mr been in tv there is anothe mr been he is now rich he is american he has move about him have ever ssn moved i will to you story about him
    use your imagintion say your answer a loud
    roy been was born in kn 1985 roy family was ver boor he left his family in early eag what is river to flow down to newlearn is that stamp your character for ever
    roy got som kind of trevell to newlearn what kind of travel you thinking you gotted in order he left newlearn to tk what other famous do you know sames brther leave in sam same is an older brother do you have an older brother.

  7. ezden faraj says:

    thank you and it is teally useful

  8. Naglaa Mohamed says:

    thank you soooooo much. i have nothing to say but thanks a lot.

  9. Kien Cuong says:

    thanks u very much

  10. Ash says:

    Thank you
    The story was very clear and I understand all vocablary of story .

  11. Souza says:

    Great audio, help my listenig a lot

  12. abodi says:

    it’s really a fantastic story ,i have never heard it before .

    it’s surely useful and helpful to learn how to speak and write a brilliant english language .

    thank you very much for this greatest and this super- powerful efforts .

  13. Alaguraj says:

    it’s a good story..

  14. pari says:

    thank you for your stories.pleas send me more.

  15. balamlak says:

    Story is good, I really enjoy it. I learn a lot of things, thanks for this posting Dear Sir,

    The American Bean, is good story, it increase my knowledge, please send me more stories like this, it will increase knowledge and improve english as well. thanks a lot.

  16. thank you so much to send us like this story. it very useful and enjoyable story ,i got anew vocabulary from it. please send me a lot of stories like this.

  17. malihe says:

    hi there .thanks it,s great

  18. Ahamed says:

    Story is good, I really enjoy it. I learn a lot of things, thanks for this posting

  19. shireen Sultan says:

    Dear Sir,

    Thank you for sending us “Episode 1 – The American Bean. It is amazing way of teaching. In this way one use their imagination, crate new idias, imrove English reading and writing. It is unique technique of teaching Englis slowly. Thanks a lot.
    Send more stories like this.

    All the best.

    Shiree Sultan

  20. waleed hammam says:

    it iS useful story for me

  21. Shireen says:

    Dear Sir,

    The American Bean, is good story, it increase my knowledge, please send me more stories like this, it will increase knowledge and improve english as well. thanks a lot.

  22. aseel says:

    thanks a lot for interesting story and please sent me more stories listening and speaking

  23. santhoshkumar says:

    Dear sir,

    Really use full to me …..thank u for your support for my learning

  24. Wanderley R. Silva says:

    Excellent history

  25. vitorino says:

    Hi, thanks a lot for submmited thestory of Roy Bean, i really and really like to much that story, so its very interested for me to heard/listened that story…so its make advance to my listening audio to practices as well, again thank you very much.


  26. Pedro says:

    You guys have done it again! Amazing story. Really interesting topic for people who want to listen to good English from a native speaker. I’ve been using your lessons, reading your blogs and taking part in this great community since you launched “the water car”. This one I used with a student of mine who had no listening skills whatsoever and to make a long story short, yesterday I received an e-mail from the shit head. He’s in Canada on his vacation. He said that at first it was a little difficult but after two days he had gotten the ups and downs of the language and everything was just fine. He and his wife, who can’t speak English, were having a lot of fun. The only problem he said was that he had to go to the stores with his wife.
    Anyway, thank you very much. Your lessons are always good to be heard and taight.

  27. khamphoungeun says:

    I like this story . if you have some document or another reason please sent to me
    thank you so much

  28. Bruno says:

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  29. tariq says:

    thank you for interesting story

  30. Abdul Saeed Khan says:

    Sir with the healp of this program now we are able to read, write and speaking english and wish that these type of prgram should be continue in future .


  31. farah says:

    Hi Sir.
    In my country Internet have problem. I wish you can send to my E-mail.tank you.

    Best regards.

  32. shosho says:

    many thanks for helping us to practice English more through stories
    i hope to listen to stories about our scientists,space ,fashion,tribes,protests,great Egyptians

  33. ashraf says:

    That’s great

  34. rosi says:

    Thank you for this story . I like it and hope to continue with my English learning.
    Be health and happy !

  35. Muhammad Waqas says:


    sir your Episode 1 about mr Roy Beans, i really enjoyed it fantastic, thank your so much

  36. hala ali says:

    thank you for this interesting story

  37. Marah Dardar says:

    It’s an interesting story . thank you .

  38. B.S.Gahlot says:

    very good method to improve english through story we enjoy besides we improve english

  39. nari says:

    thank sir ,please continue sending me your lessons .

  40. Gina says:

    although i have never seen the audio,i think it is interesting story.
    i finish readindg the article,and i can practice english for some questions.
    i like to live with my family.i cherich the feeling between my parent to me.
    if i leave home,i will get a serious homesick.
    i think poverty can inspire some change to everybody.
    maybe someone has the experience,he keep a altitude to face everything.
    maybe he will keep a kind heart.
    ya,i also have an older brother.however,i don’t get along with him.
    because of his character,i am afraid of him.

    thank u for your information.=)

  41. fatma says:

    thanks a lot .really these stories stimulate our thoughts and improve our fluency

  42. fatma says:

    thanks a lot .these stories stimulate our thoughts and improve our fluency

  43. Muhib Lee says:

    Dear Sir, That’s great audio. It would be more effective if you provide us that in video format. Many thanks.

  44. pavel says:

    thank U a lot. can U send to me audios which are spoken faster^^

  45. Ia Ioseliani says:

    Thank for you job. It was really interesting. Can you sent more audio file?

  46. Ahmed says:

    That’s good job.

  47. parham says:

    Dear sir or madam,
    I can not receive your file.Is it possible to send it through my email.
    thank you

  48. Mostafizur Rahman says:

    Very helpful to improve listening as well as vocabulary learning skill.I love it.

  49. Mir Fazal khan says:

    Please send me movie

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