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

scare – v. to cause (someone) to become afraid

cemetery – n. a place where dead people are buried : graveyard

intense – adj. of a person : very serious

platform – n. a flat area next to railroad tracks where people wait for a train or subway

headstone – n. a stone that marks the place where a dead person is buried and that usually has the person’s name and birth and death dates on it

weird – adj. unusual or strange

ghost – n. the soul of a dead person thought of as living in an unseen world or as appearing to living people

worm – n. a long, thin animal that has a soft body with no legs or bones and that often lives in the ground

choke – v. to become unable to breathe usually because something gets stuck in your throat or because the air is not good for breathing

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/the-boy-on-graves-end-road-caty-weaver/2501093/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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