Laugh and Learn: Humorous American Short Stories

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Longman, 1997 - Foreign Language Study - 163 pages
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These two collections of unabridged and unadapted humorous American short stories will motivate and encourage students to read, while exposing them to American literature, life, and culture. Pre- and post-reading discussion and writing activities, and generous glossing, make these stories accessible to students. Follow-up activities provide extensive practice with vocabulary, idioms, and grammar.Using an interactive approach to reading, this text: -- Includes stories from beloved writers such as James Thurber, William Saroyan, Maggie Grant, and Art Buchwald.-- Combines authentic, high-interest literature with a variety of exercises.-- Deals with aspects of everyday life such as breaking a habit, finding a job, and getting along with one's neighbors.-- Provides ample opportunity to practice life-skills, oral interaction, written reaction, and self-expression.

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Contents

Diary of A QuitterRalph reppert
17
A Visitor in the Piano WarehousePart IWilliam Saroyan
33
A Visitor in the Piano WarehousePart IIWilliam Saroyan
55
Borrowing a MatchStephen leacock
71
The Private Life of Mr BidwettjAMEs Thurber
83
The Prize FishJack Scott
99
Learn with BOOKr j Heathorn
113
The Miracle Drugs Abroadart buchwald
125
My Father Goes to CourtCarlos Bulosan
141
Answer Key
155
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