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

case – n. a situation that is being investigated or managed by someone (such as a police officer or social worker) in an official way

robbery – n. the crime of stealing money or property​

embarrass – v. to make someone feel confused, foolish or ashamed in front of other people

puff – v. to breathe smoke from a cigarette, pipe, etc., in and out of the lungs​

sigh – v. to take in and let out a long, loud breath in a way that shows you are bored, disappointed, relieved, etc.​

check – n. a piece of paper that is used to make a payment to someone using the money in a bank account

checkbook – n. a book containing checks for use with a checking account

franc – n. a basic unit of money that is used in some countries where French is spoken

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/the-purloined-letter-edgar-allan-poe/2748871/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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