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

investment – n. something that you buy with the idea that it will increase in value, usefulness, etc.

ankle– n. the joint where the foot joins the leg

stylish– adj. following the popular style; fashionable

oyster– n. a type of shellfish that has a rough shell with two parts and that is eaten both cooked and raw

chop– n. a small piece of meat that usually includes a bone from an animal’s side

sensation– n. a particular feeling or effect that your body experiences

lace– n. a very thin and light cloth made with patterns of holes

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/kate-chopin-a-pair-of-silk-stockings/2930427/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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