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

broker – n. a person who helps other people to reach agreements, to make deals, or to buy and sell property such as stocks or houses

secretary – n. a person whose job is to handle records or letters for another person in an office

rush(ed) – v. to move or do something very quickly or in a way that shows you are in a hurry

chain(s) – n. a series of usually metal links or rings that are connected to each other in a line and used for supporting heavy things, for holding things together or for decoration

rush – n. a situation in which a large number of people move to or toward one place at the same time usually to do a specific thing or to search for something

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/the-romance-of-a-busy-broker-o-henry/3390721/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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