3.32.2: 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

guest(s) – n. a person who pays to stay at a hotel or eat at a restaurant

waiter(s) – n. a man who serves food or drinks to people in a restaurant or hotel

footstep – n. the sound of a foot making a step

seashore – n. the land along the edge of the sea that is usually covered with sand or rocks

romance – n. a love story

manner – n. the way that a person normally behaves especially while with other people

dress – n. a piece of clothing for a woman or a girl that has a top part that covers the upper body and a skirt that hangs down to cover the legs

shop – n. a building or room where goods and services are sold

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/3406392/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

2 thoughts on “3.32.2: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Lesson 3.322: year 3
    American story, ”Transient of Arcadia ” written by O.Henry.
    Transient of Arcadia is short story. The story is about Madam Heloise Beaumont and Mr. Farrington, who met in the hotel Lotus in Broadway. Lotus hotel is a very luxurious and beautiful hotel, which is not well known but grand. it is wide and cool. there are green trees around it, and soft winds, it has all pleasures of mountain living and fresh meat create an idyllic atmosphere.
    Madam Heloise D’Arcy Beaumont an elegant and sweet nature woman visits the hotel during the summer. Her dress and graceful manners win the hearts of the workers and guests alike. one day, she accidently drops something near Harlod Fearringtons table. he picks it for her. their gentle interaction sparks a friendship.
    on their last day together Madam Heloise reveals her true identity: she is a working -class woman named Mamie Siviter. she saved up to experience a week of living like a rich lady, the dress she wears for dinner is her only one, with a pending payment. then harled Farrington, too, disclose his identity as a clerk at O’Dowd and Levinsky, the same company that made her dress.
    they plan to visit the pleasure park a Coney Island together.as she heads to her room for the last time, he reveals his name, James Memans.
    ” everyone enjoys life in their own unique way.”

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