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
- 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.