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.
- 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.