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

treasure – n. a large collection of money, jewels or other things of great value

devil  n. the Devil the most powerful spirit of evil in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam who is often represented as the ruler of hell

skull – n. the structure of bones that form the head and face of a person or animal

ax – n. a tool that has a heavy metal blade and a long handle and that is used for chopping wood

giant – n. a legendary creature usually thought of as being an extremely large and powerful person

witch – n. a woman who is thought to have magic powers

lend – v. to give (something) to (someone) to be used for a period of time and then returned

slave – n. someone who is legally owned by another person and is forced to work for that person without pay

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/the-devil-and-tom-walker-by-washington-irving/2871722/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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