Hello students. I’m proud of you for completing years 1 and 2 of our American English course. In order for you to become a strong intermediate American English learner, you need to be able to read, understand, and discuss abridged American English short stories. In this lesson, throughout Year 3 of your studies, you will read, listen to, and write about popular American English short stories. Please follow the directions below closely.
- Study the American English vocabulary below.
Words in This Story
broomstick – n. the handle of a broom
pesky – adj. making someone annoyed or irritated
pumpkin – n. a large, round, orange vegetable used as food and sometimes as a decoration — often used before another noun
scarecrow – n. an object that looks like a person and that is placed in a field to scare birds away from crops
puff – v. to breathe smoke from a cigarette, pipe, etc., in and out of the lungs
- Listen to the story.
- Watch the video and read along.
- Take the short story quiz.
- Write a summary of the short story you just read and listened to in the comments section below. Click here to read an article that teaches you how to summarize a story. Remember to let us know who the characters of the story are, what they do, and what the story is about.