3.24.2: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

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

2 thoughts on “3.24.2: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Greetings,
    The boy on Graves End Road was written by a special reporter and producer Caty Weaver is about a mother with her ten years old boy Benjamin. During the scholar year period Ben knew his new friend Wallace.
    Despite, she doesn’t know Wallace’s parents. She decided to let him go to play. The days passed and she noted that the behavior of her son was pretty quiet and withdrawn, then she took the decision to have a talk with him. The boy told to his mother about the games he played with his new friend and how he felt while they were playing, he described their game as if he was in other world and her game was so intense.
    After Kelly did her errands and While, she gets out of the party store. She met Matt’s mother and she asked her for Ben and she told her that they had seeing it playing around the neighborhood alone near the graves end road. Eileen told her about a fact occur at the edge to the neighborhood the Godwin’s son, Davey Gray had been found dead in the Blackehart Lake by the rescue squad, he had drowned. when she heard that, she got out running to search her son, because she knew he was in danger. she drove to the location where it was supposed to be the house of Wallace. There, she found it was a cemetery, while she was stand up in front to a headstone she read in a stone grave this, some are best when laid to rest and she noted that Davey Gray had born on October 31 1900 and, he had died in 1910.There she found that Wallace and Davey was the same person.
    She called her son and said to Davey that, he was time out that, his game had ended up. abruptly the soil open upward as a small volcano, sticks and worms flied around the Kelly head and they boy got out with his eyes cover with land, coughing and almost choking. He said don’t like him the place where Davey lived and he only wanted to come back to their home. At the end he said to her mother not want to use his costume ghost.

    Thank you so much.

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