3.36.2: 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

debate – n. a discussion between people in which they express different opinions about something​

varmint – n. (chiefly US, old-fashioned + humorous) an animal that is considered a problem

lasso – n. a rope with a loop that is used for catching animals (such as cattle or horses)

tarantula – n. a large, hairy spider that lives in warm regions

scorpion – n. a small animal related to spiders that has two front claws and a curved tail with a poisonous stinger at the end

make up one’s mind – idiom. to decide on something​

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/2595133/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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