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
vase – n. a container that is used for holding flowers or for decoration
Fountain of Youth – n. 1. in stories and legends: a fountain with magic water or
a source of the kind of energy or health that young people usually have
wondrous – adj. causing wonder or amazement : very beautiful or impressive
magic – adj. having the power to make impossible things happen; having supernatural power
nationalism – n. a feeling that people have of being loyal to and proud of their country often with the belief that it is better and more important than other countries
temporary – adj. continuing for a limited amount of time; not permanent
- Listen to the story.
- Watch the video and read along.
- Take the short story quiz.
Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/2649565/p1.html?isEmbedded=True
- 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.