Ada berbagai jenis text dalam Bahasa Inggris dengan berbagai karakterisitiknya masing-masing.
Narrative text merupakan salah satu diantara berbagai jenis text yang kita pelajari dalam Bahasa Inggris. Narrative text sendiri adalah jenis text yang umumnya berisi tentang cerita fiktif atau dongeng.
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The Fox and The Grapes
One afternoon a fox was walking through the forest and spotted a bunch of grapes hanging from over a lofty branch. “Just the thing to quench my thirst,” he thought.
Taking a few steps back, the fox jumped and just missed the hanging grapes. Again the fox took a few paces back and he tried to reach them but still failed.
Finally, giving up, the fox turned up his nose and said, “They’re probably sour anyway,” and proceeded to walk away.
1. What is the purpose of the text?
a. To tell about the fox’ effort
b. To show the way to reach the grapes
c. To explain the fox in general
d. To amuse the readers by a fable
2. From the text we know that …..
a. The fox was walking through the river when he spotted the grapes
b. The fox worked very hard and successful
c. The fox gave up after several trials
d. The fox was starving so he wanted to eat the grapes so much
3. What did the fox think about the grapes in the end?
4. “….. and he tried to reach them but still failed.”
What is the synonym of the underlined word?
5. What is the moral message of the story above?
a. It’s normal to give up if you fail
b. Nothing comes easy without a hard work
c. You must believe in your ability
d. Confident is the key of your success
The Two Candles
Once a wax candle and a tallow candle were having a conversation. The wax candle was very vain and boasted, “I will be placed in a silver candle stand at tonight’s party.” The tallow candle answered, “It is certainly better to be made of wax than of tallow but I am happy that I burn in the kitchen where food is cooked.”
Suddenly, a rich lady came and picked up all the candles. Seeing the tallow candle along with the wax candle, the lady gave it to a poor boy who was passing by.
The poor boy took the tallow candle home. Seeing the small cottage. the tallow candle thought, “How lucky the wax candle is to be in its rich home.”
Meanwhile, the mother lit the tallow candle. One of the children said, “Oh, we have light in the house today!” The tallow candle saw the joy in his eyes and was happy to be in the cottage and did not envy the wax candle again.
6. What part of the text is Paragraph 1?
7. How was the wax candle characteristic?
8. To whom was the tallow candle given?
a. The lady
b. The poor boy
c. The wax candle
d. The mother
9. How did the tallow candle feel in the end after being in the poor boy’s cottage?
d. Not satisfied
10. What can you learn from the story above?
a. We have to trust each other
b. We must compete to win someone else’s heart
c. Be confident because you are the best
d. Don’t be jealous of other people’s life
11. What is the synonym of the word ENVY in the sentence
“…..and did not envy the wax candle again.”
Flowers from the Moon
Once there lived a handsome prince on a high mountain. He wanted to go to the moon because he loved the gentle moonlight. He loved the moon’s gentle white shine.
One day. he fulfilled his dream and really went to the moon. There he met the Moon King’s daughter. She was a lovely young princess. They fell in love with each other and wandered together all over the moon among the flowers and danced together.
But soon, it was time to go back to earth and the prince felt very sad. The princess gave him a beautiful flower that grew on the moon, so that the prince could always look at it and remember her. The prince took the flower, bid the princess goodbye and went all the way back to earth. He planted the flower, and soon it covered all the mountains like a lovely white carpet.
It is believed that this is how the alpine flowers reached the earth from the moon!
12. What is the social function of the text above?
a. To show the way to the moon
b. To explain how alpine flowers reach the earth
c. To entertain the readers by a story about flowers from the moon
d. To describe a flower from the moon
13. Why did the prince want to go to the moon?
a. Because he loved to fly there
b. Because he wanted to marry the Moon Princess
c. Because he wanted to dance on the moon
d. Because he loved the gentle moonlight
14. Why did the princess give the prince a beautiful flower?
a. To make the prince could always look at it and remember her
b. In order to make the prince remember the moon
c. So that the prince could easily go back to the moon
d. To make the flower grow on earth
15. What is the main idea of paragraph 3?
a. The prince planted the flower on earth
b. The prince went back to earth
c. The prince could finally go to the moon
d. The prince and Moon Princess fell in love to each other
Answer the Questions Below Based on The Text!
Long ago, people lived happily under the rule of a king. The people of the kingdom were very happy as they led a very prosperous life with an abundance of wealth and no misfortunes.
Once, the king decided to go visiting places of historical importance and pilgrim centers at distant places. He decided to travel by foot to interact with his people. People of distant places were very happy to have a conversation with their king. They were proud that their king had a kind heart.
After several weeks of travel, the king returned to the palace. He was quite happy that he had visited many pilgrim centers and witnessed his people leading a prosperous life. However, he had one regret.
He had intolerable pain in his feet as it was his first trip by foot covering a long distance.
He complained to his ministers that the roads weren’t comfortable and that they were very stony.
He could not tolerate the pain. He said that he was very much worried about the people who had to walk along those roads as it would be painful for them too!
Considering all this, he ordered his servants to cover the roads in the whole country with leather so that the people of his kingdom can walk comfortably.
The king’s ministers were stunned to hear his order as it would mean that thousands of cows would have to be slaughtered in order to get sufficient quantity of leather. And it would cost a huge amount of money also.
Finally, a wise man from the ministry came to the king and said that he had another idea. The king asked what the alternative was. The minister said, “Instead of covering the roads with leather, why don’t you just have a piece of leather cut in appropriate shape to cover your feet?”
The king was very much surprised by his suggestion and applauded the wisdom of the minister. He ordered a pair of leather shoes for himself and requested all his countrymen also to wear shoes.
1. What is the most suitable title for the story above?
2. How did the people feel about The King?
3. How did The King do the trip?
4. When did The King return to the palace?
5. Why did The King feel regret?
6. What did he complain to the minister?
7. What did The King order to his servant at first?
8. What was the minister’s suggestion?
9. What is the synonym of the word “prosperous” in paragraph 1?
10. What lesson can you learn from the story?
That is the end of our lesson today.