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

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