3.51.2: 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. Part 1

Words in This Story

palace – n. a very large and impressive house

signora – n. a title or form of address used of or to an Italian-speaking married woman, corresponding to Mrs. or madam

enormous – adj. very great in size or amount

lizard – n. a type of reptile that has four legs and a long body and tail

butterfly – n. a kind of insect that has a long thin body and brightly colored wings and that flies mostly during the day

  • Study the American English vocabulary below. Part 2 of 2.

Words in This Story

sparkle – v. to be or become bright and lively

scream – v. to suddenly cry out in a loud and high voice because of pain, surprise, etc.​

handsome – adj. pleasing to look at

glow – n. a pink color in your face from exercising, being excited, etc.​

grab – v. to quickly take and hold (someone or something) with your hand or arms​

crawl – v. to move with the body close to or on the ground

  • Listen to the story. Part 1

  • Listen to the story. Part 2 of 2

  • Watch the video and read along. Part 1

  • Watch the video and read along. Part 2 of 2

  • Take the short story quiz.

Take the quiz: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/rappaccinis-daughter-nathaniel-hawthorne/2616819/p1.html?isEmbedded=True

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