3.40.2: 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

scar – n. a mark that is left on your skin after a wound heals

forehead – n. the part of the face above the eyes

malaria – n. a serious disease that causes chills and fever and that is passed from one person to another by the bite of mosquitoes

mood – n. the way someone feels : a person’s emotional state

pickle – nchiefly US: a cucumber that is preserved in salt water or vinegar

barn – n. a building on a farm that is used for storing grain and hay and for housing farm animals or equipment

courage – n. the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/2918029/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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