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
- 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.
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