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Strategy-Building and Meaning-Focused Listening with “The Fall of the House of Usher”

This listening activity is designed to develop students’ listening strategies and also includes meaning-focused aspects. The activity uses an audio clip from “The Fall of the House of Usher,” part of a short story collection called Edgar Allan Poe: Storyteller.

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