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
- 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.