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

gambler – n. a person who risks money or other possessions when playing a game

prison – n. a place where a person is kept as punishment for a crime

cruel – adj. causing or helping to cause suffering; terrible and unfair

outcast – n. someone who is not accepted by other people

snowshoe – n. a light, wide frame that is attached to your shoe to make it easier to walk on soft snow without sinking

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/2826509/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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