Jumaat, 23 Julai 2010

Narrative Text



A Narrative Text


Listen to short story from the record and then fill in the blanks with the correct words.


Questions: What do you think actually happened? Who died-the man or his wife? Give reasons for your decision.

Main Tasks

The Little Girl and the Wolf

James Thurber

Listen to the tape and complete the following story.

One afternoon, a big wolf 1………………………………………..in the dark forest for a little girl to come along carrying 2…………………….. to her grandmother. Finally, the little girl came along and she was carrying a basket of food. "Are you carrying that basket to your grandmother?" 3 …………………….the wolf. The little girl said yes she was. So the wolf asked her where her grandmother lived and the little girl told him and he 4 ……………………………..into the woods. When the little girl 5 ……………………………the door of her grand mother's house, she saw there was somebody in bed with a nightcap and 6 ………………………………... She had approached no nearer than twenty-five feet from the bed when she 7…………………………………………. it was not her grandmother but the wolf, for even in a nightcap a wolf doesn't look anymore like your grandmother than 8 lion looks like Calvin Coolidge. So the little girl took an automatic out of her basket and shot the wolf dead. Taken from Readings to Remember, 2004

Study the following explanation. Then, listen to your

teacher reading another story and complete the table.

Different writers organise their stories in different ways.

However, they usually give their information about:

• the setting (the place, time)

• the characters (the people in the story)

• the events (the conflict in the story)

• the outcome (what happened in the end)Settin

Read aloud the following story. Do a storytelling to

your friends. Pay attention to your intonation and


A stupid man was sent by his father to sell salt. He first went to a mining area but nobody there wanted his salt. When he returned home, his father told him that if he had helped the miners to dig, they would have bought his salt. The man next went to a house where a wedding was taking place. There he dug a huge hole. This made the people angry and they chased him away. When he returned home, his Blind Listening father told him that if he had beaten a drum and danced instead, the people there would have bought salt from him. Then, he went to a village where there happened to be a fire. Rushing to the place, he started drumming and dancing, only to be thrown out by the people. His father told him that he should have poured water on the fire

instead, if he wanted to sell salt there. In the next place he went to, a couple were fighting with each other. The foolish man poured a bucketful of water on them, again to be chased away. His father later told him that he should have tried to settle the quarrel, in which case they would have bought salt from him. In the final event, the man saw two bulls fighting with each other. He

stepped in to stop the fight and was gored to death by angry bulls.

Taken from English Bestseller 12, 2001

Answer the question below:

1. What do you know about storytelling?

2. Did you ever tell a story to your friend?

3. If yes, what was the story about?

4. What can you get from a story?

Find a story that you know well. It could be a folk

tale or a legend. Retell it in front of the class. Use the

following steps as your guide.

1. Identify the setting, characters, events and outcome

of the story.

2. Make sure that you fully understand the story.

3. Make the storytelling as interesting as possible.


Let me tell you something. This is a story of three foolish sons in northern Taiwan. There was a rich man having three sons. His house is large and located in the town of Keelung. As their sons were no longer children, he gave them much money. Well, its amount is two hundred dollars for each of his son. Can't you imagine that ....

(Continue your storytelling using your own words.)

Read and answer the questions

Sorcerer Stone

Once upon a day, there was a poor widow who lived with his only son called Andreas Lumut in one old abandoned house in the countryside of Surabaya. The widow was so poor that she couldn’t afford for buying some expensive medicine for her brain cancer. The cancer was impossible to be cured.

After a few years, the widow passed away, and then Andreas Lumut was adopted by Mr Jimmy whose beautiful daughter named Klething Kuning was five years old. Andreas was at the tenth grade of senior high school at that time.

Mr Jimmy was very nice to Andreas Lumut until one day when Andreas Lumut was going to school on foot suddenly he found a round red stone on the street. He took and kept it in his pocket.

At night, when he was sleeping, he had a dream. In his dream he met with his father’s spirit. The spirit told Andreas that the red stone is a sorcerer stone which can heal sick people.

One morning Mr Jimmy called Andreas to his private room. “Andreas Lumut, I need to tell you something” said Mr Jimmy “ Klething Kuning has a brain cancer as your mother had”

“Don’t worry Mr. Jimmy” answered Andreas.

“Why do you say don’t worry to me Andreas?” said Mr Jimmy

“Because I had a dream and a vision last night” replied Andreas.

“What is the relationship between your dream and my sick daughter?” asked Mr Jimmy

“My father’s spirit told me that the stone I found several days ago could heal sick people” answered Andreas Lumut.

“Can I believe you” said Mr. Jimmy

“Why don’t we try it” answered Andreas.

After Andreas had treated her, the miracle happened on Klething Kuning. She was finally recovered from brain cancer after being treated by Andreas Lumut with the help of the sorcerer stone.

Mr Jimmy was very happy. He sent Andreas to the higher level of education until he had graduated from medicine department and become a famous doctor. Finally, Andreas married Klething Kuning. He lived happily ever after since then.

1. What is the genre of the text?

a. sorcerer stone d. narrative text

b. recount text e. procedure text

c. mysterious story

2. What is the purpose of the text?

a. to inform the readers by a real story d. to tell about the sorcerer stone

b. to amuse the readers by an unreal story e. to educate the readers about hard life

c. to motivate students to learn medicine

3. What is the generic structure of the text?

a. orientation > complication > resolution d. opening > evaluation > resolution

b. orientation > events > re-orientation e. opening > devaluation > resolution

c. orientation > sequence of stories > conclusion

4. Who is Andreas Lumut?

a. a boy d. Kleting Kuning’s brother

b. Mr Jimmy’s son in law e. a son of his mother

c. Mr Jimmy’s doctor