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

nervous – adj. often or easily becoming worried and afraid about what might happen

underworld – n. the place where dead people go in Greek myths

vulture – n. any one of several large birds that eat dead animals and have a small and featherless head

lantern – n. a light that has usually a glass covering and that can be carried by a handle

terror– n. a very strong feeling of fear

well – v. to rise to a surface and flow out — usually + up

horrible – adj. very bad or unpleasant

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/the-tell-tale-heat-edgar-allan-poe/2640480/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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