American Style Speaking No.1 2

“American Style Speaking“ is the new section in “LWL” zone. in these posts you will find a pdf file and an audio file (mp3 format) that compressed in a zip file. each post is a lesson extracted from a short story, that written in American routine talking mode which can improves your American accent speaking. in end ...

Out Of Nazareth by O Henry (short story) 1

Out Of Nazareth by O Henry Okochee, in Georgia, had a boom, and J. Pinkney Bloom came out of it with a “wad.” Okochee came out of it with a half-million-dollar debt, a two and a half per cent. city property tax, and a city council that showed a propensity for traveling the back streets ...

Confessions Of A Humorist by O Henry (short story) 1

Confessions Of A Humorist by O Henry There was a painless stage of incubation that lasted twenty-five years, and then it broke out on me, and people said I was It. But they called it humor instead of measles. The employees in the storebought a silver inkstand for the senior partner on his fiftieth birthday. ...

A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf (short story)

Short Story A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf Whatever hour you woke there was a door shutting. From room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting here, opening there, making sure–a ghostly couple. “Here we left it,” she said. And he added, “Oh, but here tool” “It’s upstairs,” she murmured. “And in the garden,” ...

Set Not Thy Foot On Graves by Julian Hawthorne (short story)

Set Not Thy Foot On Graves by Julian Hawthorne New York, April 29th.–Last night I came upon this passage in my old author: “Friend, take it sadly home to thee–Age and Youthe are strangers still. Youthe, being ignorant of the wisdome of Age, which is Experience, but wise with its own wisdome, which is of ...

Talent by Anton Chekhov (short story)

Talent by Anton Chekhov AN artist called Yegor Savvitch, who was spending his summer holidays at the house of an officer’s widow, was sitting on his bed, given up to the depression of morning. It was beginning to look like autumn out of doors. Heavy, clumsy clouds covered the sky in thick layers; there was ...

The Signal-Man (Short Story by Charles Dickens)

THE SIGNAL- MAN by: Charles Dickens (1812-1870) The following story is reprinted from All the Year Round, Dec. 1866 (Christmas edition). “HALLOA! Below there!” When he heard a voice thus calling to him, he was standing at the door of his box, with a flag in his hand, furled round its short pole. One would ...

“Morella” Short Story

MORELLA by: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) The following story is reprinted from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Volume 3). Edgar Allan Poe. New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1903. Itself, by itself, solely, one everlasting, and single. PLATO: SYMPOS. WITH a feeling of deep yet most singular affection I regarded my friend Morella. Thrown by ...

“A Happy Ending” short story 1

“A HAPPY ENDING” (short story) by: Anton Chekhov The following story is reprinted from The Horse Stealers and Other Stories. Trans. Constance Garnett. New York: Macmillan, 1921. LYUBOV GRIGORYEVNA, a substantial, buxom lady of forty who undertook matchmaking and many other matters of which it is usual to speak only in whispers, had come to ...

“A DEAD BODY” short story

A DEAD BODY by: Anton Chekhov The following story is reprinted from The Horse Stealers and Other Stories. Trans. Constance Garnett. New York: Macmillan, 1921. A STILL August night. A mist is rising slowly from the fields and casting an opaque veil over everything within eyesight. Lighted up by the moon, the mist gives the ...