Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Anecdote


11.  ANECDOTE

·         Purpose: to share with others an account of an unusual or amusing incident

·         Generic Structure:
1. Abstract
2. Orientation
3. Crisis
4. Reaction
5. Coda.

·         Dominant Language Features:
1. Using exclamations, rhetorical question or intensifiers
2. Using material process
3. Using temporal conjunctions
·       
        Example

There was a black family in Scotland years ago. They were Clark family with nine children. They had a dream to go to America. The family worked and saved. They were making plan to travel with their children to America. It had taken several years but finally they had saved enough money. They had gotten passport. They had booked seats for the whole family member in a new liner to America.

The entire family was full of anticipation and excitement with their new life in America. However few days before their departure, the youngest son was bitten by a dog. The doctor sewed up the boy. Because of the possibility of getting rabies, there were being quarantined for long days. They were in quarantine when the departure time came. The family dreams were dashed. They could not make the trip to America as they had planned.

The father was full of disappointed and anger. He stomped the dock to watch the ship leaved without him and his family. He shed tears of disappointment. He cursed both his son and God for the misfortune.

Five days latter, the tragic news spread throughout Scotland. The ship, the mighty Titanic, had shank. It took hundreds of passenger and crew with it. Titanic which had been called the unsinkable ship had sunk. It was unbelievable but it was.

The Clak family should have been on that ship, but because of the bitten son by a dog, they were left behind. When the father heard the news, he hugged the son and thanked him for saving the family. He thanked God for saving their lives. It was a blessing behind a tragedy. (Adapted from Look Ahead 2)

1. What text is called...
A. Anecdote
B. Descriptive
C. Recount
D. Narrative
E. Hortatory Exposition

2. There were Clark family with...
A. Nine children
B. Eight children
C. Seven children
D. Six children
E. Ten children

3. The entire family was full of anticipation and excitement with their new life in....
A. America
B. Canada
C. Mexico
D. Netherland
E. Germany

The Power of Tradition

The young husband clearly loved to cook and the dinners he served his new wife convinced her that she was indeed a lucky woman.
One thing puzzled her, though, and at last she decided to enquire. “Oh, my dear. Why do you always cut a smal piece off the end of the roast before you put it into the oven?”
“Well, to tell the truth. I do it because my mother always does it,” he replied.
At the next family gathering, the wife decided to satisfy her curiosity. She drew her mother in law aside and put the question to her. The older woman went a bit red, and replied, “Well, to tell the truth, I do it because my mother always does it.”
Undaunted, the wife waited until they paid a visit to eighty years old Nan. Knowing she’d enjoy hearing the story, she told her about her persevering quest to find the answer to the chopped off roast.
“Incredible,” she croacked. “Imagine the two of them doing that!. ”Why, I only cut the piece off because my pan was too small.”

1. What text it is...
A. Narrative
B. Recount
C. Anecdote
D. Descriptive
E. Hortatory Exposition

2. ”Why, I only cut the piece off because my pan was too...’’
A. Small
B. Big
C. Huge
D. Little
E. Spoile

3. “Incredible,” she....’’
A. Croacked
B.  Blended
C. Fired
D. Crushed
E. Destroyed

Terima kasih dan semoga bermanfaat, Pintar

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