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

interurban – n. between cities or towns

guinea pig – n. a small furry animal, or rodent, that is often kept as a pet

hippopotamus – n. a large African animal that has an extremely large head and mouth and short legs and that spends most of its time in water

genus – n. a group of related animals or plants that includes several or many different species

telegram – na message that is sent by telegraph (an old-fashioned system of sending messages over long distances by using wires and electrical signals)

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/ellis-parker-butler-pigs-is-pigs/2930216/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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