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

fireplace – n. a specially built place in a room where a fire can be built

knit – v. to make a piece of clothing from yarn or thread by using long needles or a special machine

roar – v. to make a long, loud sound

shy – adj. showing that you are nervous and uncomfortable about meeting and talking to people

ambitious – adj. having ambition; having a desire to be successful, powerful or famous

admire – v. to feel respect or approval for someone or something

monument – n. a building, statue, etc., that honors a person or event

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/2811995/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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