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

calico – n. a light, printed cotton cloth

from the bottom of my heart – idiom. sincerely, honestly

recover – v. to apply a new fabric to a used piece of furniture

Turkey red – n. a color that was widely used to dye cotton in the 18th and 19th century

goods – n. products that are made or grown in order to be sold; things for sale

upholster v. to put a covering of cloth, leather, etc., on (a piece of furniture, such as a couch or chair)

uphostery n. the cloth, leather, etc., that covers a couch, chair, etc.

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/piece-red-calico-frank-stockton/2470361/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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