Telling stories is a powerful way to connect and communicate with people – they help us make sense of the world. Neil and Georgina talk about storytelling and why we’ve been telling them to each other for millennia.

This week’s question:
Which of the following well-known folk tales is a ‘defeating the monster’ story? Is it…

a) Beowulf?

b) Beauty and the Beast?

c) Goldilocks and the Three Bears?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary
folk tales
stories that parents have told and passed on to their children over many years

universal
exist everywhere are related to everyone in the world

tap into
understand, connect to and express something such as people’s beliefs or attitudes

wish-fulfillment
achievement of things you really want and desire

ramble
talk in a confused way, often going off the subject or not making much sense

get to the point
start talking about what is most important and relevant

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