3.30.2: 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

prince – n. a male member of a royal family

cab(s) – n. a car that carries passengers to a place for an amount of money that is based on the distance traveled

beating – v. to make the regular movements needed to pump blood

comings and goings – idm. the activity of people arriving at and leaving a place

nervously – adv. done in a way showing feelings of being worried and afraid about what might happen

pleasantly – adv. done in a way that is friendly and likable

hopelessly – adv. done in a way that shows no feeling of hope

cop(s) – n. a person whose job is to enforce laws, investigate crimes, and make arrests

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/3332934/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

2 thoughts on “3.30.2: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Lesson 3.30.2 Year 3
    American story.
    ” The Calif, Cupid and the clock”.
    The story is written by O. Henery.
    The story of, ‘The Calif, Cupid, and the clock ” is about Prince Micheal and his encounter. The story with a young man is an about incident in Prince Micheal life, who is the one of the heroes of the story. The plot revolves around three central characters, Calif, Cupid and the Clock. Calif is the title gives to the supreme civil, Cupid is the Roman god of love who is shown as a beautiful baby boy with wings, carrying a bow, the Clock in the story is representation of the tower’s clock. The three characters, Calif, Cupid and the Clock brings happiness to the young man’s life.
    Once in moth of September Prince Micheal was sitting on his favorite park bench. Though Prince was wealthy enough and he earned a master’s degree in philosophy and bachelor’s degree in art, yet he was not dressed princelike. He had full facilities to enjoy all of life’s pleasures. He favored the deserving.
    and assisting the poor. He was watching and smiling at how time the clock in the tower-controlled people. While sitting on the bench, a young man entered the park and sat on the prince’s third bench. The young man seemed to be restless. He was smoking and constantly observing the tower’s clock. The prince left his bench and walked over to the young man’s bench. The young man was waiting for her lover Marian’s indication of a white handkerchief of her willingness and ready to make marriage with him. Prince assured the young man that he would assist him in overcoming his difficulties. At first the young man was relucted and hesitant to tell the prince anything, but the young man kept an eye to the clock. At last, the indication of his lover appeared, and the young man began to joyously scream and dance. however, the prince, who was exhausted and starched on the bench, was discovered dead by police the next morning.

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