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.
- 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.