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

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