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
- 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.