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.
- 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.