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
- 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.