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
- 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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