3.45.2: 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

restlessly – adv. done while feeling nervous or bored and tending to move around a lot

coat(s) – n. an outer piece of clothing that can be long or short and that is worn to keep warm or dry

park – n. a piece of public land in or near a city that is kept free of houses and other buildings and can be used for pleasure and exercise

cop(s) – n. a person whose job is to enforce laws, investigate crimes, and make arrests

avenue – n. a wide street

waiter – n. a man who serves food or drinks to people in a restaurant

umbrella – n. a device that is used for protection from the rain and sun

anthem – n. a formal song of loyalty, praise, or happiness

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/3367983/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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