Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show with short stories by famous American authors. Adaptations are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third slower than regular VOA English.
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2:21 PM - 2:36 PM October 02, 2014
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Edith Wharton is the author of this week's American Story, The Line of Least Resistance.
This is a weekly multimedia series of American short stories for English language learners. Each story has video, audio, quizzes, and a lesson plan for teachers.
See how well you understand the story by taking this quiz.
This is a weekly multimedia series of American short stories for English language learners. Our story today is from Mark Twain, one of the best-known authors in America.
Our story today is called “A Piece of Red Calico.” It was written by Frank Stockton. Stockton was a popular writer in the second half of the nineteenth century. He wrote a large number of stories for children and other stories for adults.
This is the second in a weekly multimedia series of American short stories for English language learners. Look for the new story each Friday and a discussion on our Facebook page from 13:30 to 14:30 UTC the following Tuesday.
This is the first in a weekly multimedia series of American short stories for English language learners. Look for the new story each Friday and a discussion on our Facebook page from 13:30 to 14:30 UTC the following Tuesday.
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