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.
- Write a summary of the short story you just read and listened to in the comments section below. Click here to read an article that teaches you how to summarize a story. Remember to let us know who the characters of the story are, what they do, and what the story is about.