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
Puritan(s) – n. a member of a Protestant group in England and New England in the 16th and 17th centuries that opposed many customs of the Church of England
tear(s) – n. a drop of liquid that comes from your eyes especially when you cry
bug – n. a usually small insect
cent(s) – n. a unit of money that is equal to ¹/₁₀₀ of the basic unit of money in many countries
- Listen to the story.
- Watch the video and read along.
- Take the short story quiz.
Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/3609132/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.