3.47.2: 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

cabby – n. a person who drives a cab

view – n.

cab – n. a vehicle that carries passengers to a place for an amount of money that is based on the distance traveled

fare – n. a passenger who pays to travel on a bus, train, boat, or airplane or in a cab

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

cent(s) – n. a unit of money that is equal to a smaller part of the basic unit of money in many countries

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

  • Listen to the story.

  • Watch the video and read along.

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/3392844/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

2 thoughts on “3.47.2: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Lesson 3.47.2: Year 3
    American stories.
    ”From the Caby’s Seat” Written by O.Henry.
    Jerry, a cab driver known for his single mindedness, attends a wedding one evening and cabby takes the fair to a casino restaurant. The wedding of Norah Walsh is cause of the celebration with plenty of alcohol and rising noise level. Jerry’s hansom cab and horse among the nicest and cleanest in town, during the ride, the Cabby cannot easily see the rider’s face due to the design. He himself has a ” nose like a carrot”.
    During the festivities, Jerry picks up a fair a woman, who wants to explore the city. He takes her around town. When the time of payment, she reveals that she does not have the money. The situation becomes awkward, and Jerry insists on payment. However, as the twist unfolds, he realizes that the fair is none other than his own wife. The theme of the story is, sometimes the most significant moments occur, when we least expect them, and the story reminds us that life is full of surprises and the ordinary can turn extraordinary in an instant.

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