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
Eskimo – n. a member of a group of peoples of northern Canada, Greenland, Alaska, and eastern Siberia
igloo – n. a house made of blocks of snow or ice in the form of a dome
spear – n. a weapon that has a long straight handle and a sharp point
witchcraft – n. magical things that are done by witches; the use of magical powers obtained especially from evil spirits
whalebone – n. a hard substance that is found in the jaw of some types of whales
- Listen to the story.
- Watch the video and read along.
- Take the short story quiz.
Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/keesh-jack-london/2673688/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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