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.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/a-horsemen-in-the-sky-ambrose-bierce/2927349/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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