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

burial – n. the act or ceremony of burying a dead person in a grave

crane – n. a type of tall bird that has a long neck and long legs and lives near water

rebel  n. a person who opposes or fights against a government

Revolutionary War – n. the war for American independence from Britain

shake – v. of your voice: to produce sound in an unsteady way because you are nervous, angry, sad, etc

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow-washington-irving/2459988/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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