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
- 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.
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