Spoof Text with Generic Structure: Reading Flipping Book

Do you still want to read a funny story? Let's see the following short sample of spoof text. If you enjoy reading the twisting story, you can read more in my previous post. Here is the story today
Reading Flipping Book
There was a student. He studied at a college. The student was was deeply in love with his girl classmate. Unfortunately he did not know know what to do to get the girl’s attention.

One day, the student got assignment. He planned to attract the girl. So he asked the girl for help with his assignments. The day was his fortunate as the beautiful girl agreed. So he came to sit next to the girl happily. He built an impression as a diligent student and took out a book pretending to read.

After while, the girl was curious and asked: “You must be a genius. How can you read a book upside down?” She continued: " I am impressed"

Well, what do you think about the short text? I think it is easy to understood why the text is labelled as spoof text. However before going further more on generic structure.

So what is the structure of that short spoof text? Reading it and knowing the translation make us easy to get the points on how the spoof text is organizedExample of spoof text - reading book upside down
1. Orientation: Of course the participants are the student and the girl
2. Events: Some events in that story are asking help, approaching her, sitting next to her, and reading book
3. Twist: The last impressed comment from the girl is very unpredictable. The student was worried that he did not know how to read.

So don't you think that reading spoof text is interesting? I think so. Learning English in this way is more attractive. By reading a spoof text, of course we also learn past tense, direct and indirect speech, action verb, etc which all are the language feature of spoof text.

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