3.31.2: 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

publish – v. to have something you wrote included in a book, magazine, or newspaper

investigate – v. to try to get information about (someone who may have done something illegal)

reject – v. to refuse to love, care for, or give attention to (someone)

federal – adj. of or relating to the central government​

inspector – n. a person whose job is to inspect something

partner – n. one of two or more people, businesses, etc., that work together or do business together

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/2655584/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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