Minggu, 10 Juni 2012


The Man and the Serpent
A Countryman’s son by accident trod upon a Serpent’s tail,
which turned and bit him so that he died. The father in a
rage got his axe, and pursuing the Serpent, cut off part of
its tail. So the Serpent in revenge began stinging several of
the Farmer’s cattle and caused him severe loss. Well, the
Farmer thought it best to make it up with the Serpent, and
brought food and honey to the mouth of its lair, and said to
it: ‘Let’s forget and forgive; perhaps you were right to punish
my son, and take vengeance on my cattle, but surely I was
right in trying to revenge him; now that we are both satisfied
why should not we be friends again?’
‘No, no,’ said the Serpent; ‘take away your gifts; you can
never forget the death of your son, nor I the loss of my tail.’

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.


1. Why did the man bring honey and food to the snake?
2. Why did the snake refuse the food and honey from the

VOCABULARY                                       expression :
serpent  : ular                                               make up
rage       : marah , mengamuk                      take away
axe         : kampak
pursue   : mengejar
stinging : menyengat
severe loss : rugi berat
vengeance : balas dendam

ADJECTIVE CLAUSE  : (  which) function as noun modifiers. 
These clauses are placed after the noun the modify.

 Combine the following sentences as shown in the example .
 Ex : 1. Serpent's tail turned him. Serpent bit him so that he died
             Serpent’s tail,which turned and bit him so that he died.
         2. This book is interesting. This book is written English.
             This book which is written in English is interesting.
Task :
      a. These shoes lasted for a long time. These shoes are worn-out.                     
      b. This dress doesn’t look good. This dress doesn’t fit me 
      c. These sleeves have to be let down. These sleeves are to short.
      d. This  dress has to be taken up. This dress is too long.

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