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
most always – adv. US, informal; almost always
Dan’l – n. abbreviation of a given name, Daniel
anyways – adv. US, informal; anyway
studied a minute – v. US, informal; thought a minute
get you a frog – v. US, informal; get a frog for you
plant – v. to put or place (something or yourself) firmly or forcefully on a surface or in a particular position
- Listen to the story.
- Watch the video and read along.
- Take the short story quiz.
- 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.