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 – n. chiefly 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
- 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.