3.33.2: 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

soap – n. a substance that is used for washing something

avenue – n. a wide street

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

theater – n. a building where plays or shows are performed on a stage

cabby – n. a person who drives a taxi

wagon – n. a vehicle with four wheels that is used for carrying heavy loads or passengers and that is usually pulled by animals

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

Cupid – n. the god of sexual love in ancient Rome

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/3329143/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

2 thoughts on “3.33.2: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Lesson 3.33.2: Year 3
    American story, ”Mammon and the Archers.” written by O. Henrey
    In this tale we meet Anthony Rockwall, a self-made millionaire, who firmly believes that money can solve any problem. He thinks his wealth can pave the way for his son, Richard to enter Newyork’s elite social circles ‘ Richard, a gentleman has fallen in love with the beautiful girl, Miss, Lantry, but her high social status seems unattainable. To win Miss Lantry heart, Anthony makes a plan. He advises Richerd to make a symbolic to Mammon,” The Money of Gad”. Meanwhile aunt Ellen gives Richerd his mother’s gold ring as love token. When Richerd meets Lantry, he drops the ring during a cab ride.Unexpectedally,they get stuck in a massive traffic jam for hours. Eventually they get engaged to be married. Aunt Ellen believes, the ring’s power of love played a role.
    So, in this delightful story, love, money and fate intervene in unexpected ways.
    The moral of the story is that love, and fate cannot be controlled or manipulated by money alone.

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