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
frontier – n. a border between two countries
doorstep – n. a step or series of steps leading up to one of the doors that is used to enter or leave a building
lifeless – adj. Having no life
rifle – n. A gun that has a long barrel and that is held against your shoulder when you shoot it
unconscious – adj. not awake especially because of an injury, drug, etc.
- Listen to the story.
- Watch the video and read along.
- Take the short story quiz.
- 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.