3.35.2: 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

shrug – v. to raise and lower your shoulders usually to show that you do not know or care about something

sensual – adj. relating to, devoted to, or producing physical or sexual pleasure

gumbo – n. a thick soup made in the southern U.S. with meat or seafood and usually okra

role – n. the character played by an actor

secure – v. to get (something) by using effort

homesick – adj. sad because you are away from your family and home

overcome – v. to affect (someone) very strongly or severely – usually used as (be) overcome

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/2741685/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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