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

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