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

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