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
shop – n. a building or room where goods and services are sold or worked on
safe(s) – n. a strong metal box with a lock that is used to store money or valuable things
coat – n. an outer piece of clothing that can be long or short and that is worn to keep warm or dry
cop – n. a person whose job is to enforce laws, investigate crimes, and make arrests
lovingly – adv. done in a way that shows love
proud – adj. very happy and pleased because of something you have done, something you own or someone you know or are related to
cake – n. a sweet baked food made from a mixture of flour, sugar, and other ingredients
corner – n. the place where two streets or roads meet
- Listen to the story.
- Watch the video and read along.
- Take the short story quiz.
Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/a-retrieved-reformation-by-o-henry/3429096/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.
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