3.39.2: 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

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

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