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
will – n. (law) a legal document in which a person states who should receive his or her possessions after he or she dies
billiards – n. any one of several games that are played on a large table by hitting solid balls into one another with the end of a long stick
bacillus– n. a straight rod-shaped bacterium that requires oxygen for growth
safe – n. a strong metal box with a lock that is used to store money or valuable things
ward – n. a person (such as a child) who is protected and cared for by a court or guardian
- Listen to the story.
- Watch the video and read along.
- Take the short story quiz.
Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/2519124/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.