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
gigantic – adj. extremely large
trigger – n. a lever on a gun that you pull to fire the gun
fantasy – n. something that is produced by the imagination : an idea about doing something that is far removed from normal reality
ambush – n. an act of hiding, waiting for others to appear, and then suddenly attacking them : a surprise attack
dizzy – adj. feeling that you are turning around in circles and are going to fall even though you are standing still
reins – n. a strap that is fastened to a device (called a bridle) placed on the head of an animal (such as a horse) and that is used to guide and control the animal — usually plural
- 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.