3.29.2: 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

mercy – n. kind or forgiving treatment of someone who could be treated harshly

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/2486009/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

4 thoughts on “3.29.2: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Lesson 23.29.2 Year 3
    American Story, ” The line of the Least Resistance” written by Edith Wharton.
    In the quiz f this story I got 100%.

  2. Lesson 3.29.2 Year 3
    American story, ” A line of Least resistance ” written by Edith Wharton.
    I went through the story. The story is very interesting and curious. All over the world’s high society facing such problems. Sometime woman complaining about her husband and sometime husband goes through the unpleasant situation. this story is also belonging of a high society. one afternoon, a rich man Mister Mindon does not see his wife on the lunch, though he takes his small lunch alone. after eating he walks through his house but did not stay long in the living room and enter to hos library. in the library a wastepaper basket is full of empty envelopes that is carried invitations to lunches, dinners, and theatre parties, as his wife is very fond of parties. Mr. mindon noctes that a letter is signed by his business partner, Thomas Antrim, but this letter is about business. Mr. Mondone leaves the house for the hotel. He plans to divorce his wife, but his friends tell and compel him not to do so.After thinking a lot he decides to go back home for the sake of children.

    1. Dear Lesson 3.29.2 Year 3
      American story, ” A line of Least resistance ” written by Edith Wharton.
      Mister Mindon returned home for lunch. His wife Millicent was not at home. The servants did not know where she was.
      Mister Mindon sat alone at the table in the garden. He ate a small piece of meat and drank some mineral water. Mister Mindon always ate simple meals, because he had problems with his stomach. Why then did he keep a cook among his servants? Because his wife Millicent liked to invite her friends to big dinners and serve them rare and expensive food and wine.
      His wife is so happy woman and like joining party with her friends almost every day. She never care about Mister Mindon at all. He felt uncomfortable and toxic with his wife activities. She never care about husband’s business, health, and food preparation. Finally, he planned
      to divorce her.
      His uncle looked at his watch. Doctor Bonifant began to stare out of the hotel window. Meysy stood up. “Do you plan to dishonor yourself then?” he asked.
      “No one knows what has happened. You are the only one who can reveal the secret. You will make yourself look foolish.”
      Mister Mindon tried to rise. But he fell back weakly.
      The three men picked up their hats. In another moment, they would be gone. When they left, Mister Mindon would lose his audience, and his belief in himself and his decision. “I won’t leave for New York until tomorrow,” he whispered. Laurence Meysy smiled.
      “Tomorrow will be too late, ” he said. “Tomorrow everyone will know you are here.” Meysy opened the hotel room door. Mister Brownrigg and Doctor Bonifant walked out of the room. Meysy turned to follow them, when he felt Mister Mindon’s hand grab his arm. “I… I will come with you,” Mister Mindon sighed.
      “It’s. it’s. for the children.”
      Thank you.

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