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
avenue – n. a wide street
glove(s) – n. a covering for the hand that has separate parts for each finger
neck – n. the part of the body between the head and the shoulders
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
count – n. a nobleman in some European countries who has a high rank similar to a British earl
shop – n. a building or room where goods and services are sold
chain – n. a series of usually metal links or rings that are connected to each other in a line and used for supporting heavy things, for holding things together or for decoration
guess(ed) – v. to form an opinion or give an answer about something when you do not know much or anything about it
wedding – n. a ceremony at which two people are married to each other
- Listen to the story.
- Watch the video and read along.
- Take the short story quiz.
Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/3376016/p1.html
- 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.