3.28.2: 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

continually​ – adv. doing something without interruption, not stopping or ending​

rainbow – n. a curved line of different colors that sometimes appears in the sky when the sun shines through rain​

publisher – n. a person or company that produces books, magazines, etc.

faint – v. to suddenly become unconscious

slave – n.someone who is legally owned by another person and is forced to work for that person without pay​

fist – n. the hand with its fingers bent down into the palm

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/2766382/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

3 thoughts on “3.28.2: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Lesson 3.28.2 Year: 3
    American story, ”A Municipal Report” written by O. Henry.
    The quiz of this story I got 75%.

  2. Lesson 3.28.2 :Year 3
    American Story, ” A Municipal Report” Written by O.Henry
    As I understand the central topic of the story is fraud or trickery-story.The story concerns an unnamed narrator who visit Nash villa to meet and negotiate a contract on behalf of a literary magazine with a local writer named Azalea Ad air. According to the narrator Nashville is quite boring city.In the hotel he meets a local drink man ,named ”Major” Went worth Ca swell . They start talking and Ca swell talks about his wife, who is a rich lady.The next day narrator starts his journey to meet Azalea and hires a coach . The driver of the coach is an elderly black man. The driver of the coach gets surprise to know the name of the destination and the lady whom the narrator wants to meet.As the story progress, the narrator learns more about the connections between the three individuals.I went through the story many times,truthfully I did not understand it. I think one of the main character is killed for his money by a group of thieves.In the stories of O.Henry, there is often a surprise ending. Sometimes the ending or final result may not be as it first appears and readers need to think what really happened?

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