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

porch – n. a structure attached to the entrance of a building that has a roof and that may or may not have walls

Muvver – n. child’s pronunciation of the word ‘mother’

afterward – adv. at a later time; after something has happened

mourning – v. to feel or show great sadness because someone has died

runaway – adj. a vehicle or animal moving in a fast and dangerous way that cannot be controlled

traces – n. a very small amount of something

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/lady-in-black-eleanor-porter/2807204/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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