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
whistle – n. a high and loud sound made by forcing air through your lips or teeth
preserve – v. to keep (something) in its original state or in good condition
heron – n. a large bird that has long legs and a long neck and bill
nest – n. the place where a bird lays its eggs and takes care of its young
handsome – having a pleasing appearance that causes romantic feelings in someone
- Listen to the story.
- Watch the video and read along.
- Take the short story quiz.
Take Quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/a-white-heron-by-sarah-orne-jewett/2509808/p1.html?isEmbedded=True
- 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.