Sunday, December 23, 2012
Muhammad Ahkam Arifin
Once upon a time there was a poor widow who had an only son named
Jack. They were so poor that they didn't have anything except a cow. When the
cow had grown too old, his mother sent Jack to the market to sell it. On the
way to the market, Jack met a butcher who had some beautiful beans in his hand.
The butcher told the boy that the beans were of great value and persuaded the
silly lad to sell the cow.
Jack brought them happily. When he told his mother about this, his
mother became so angry that she threw the beans out of the window.
When Jack woke up in the morning, he felt the sun shining into a
part of his room, but all the rest was quite dark and shady.
So, he jumped to the window. What did he see? The beanstalk grew
up quite close past Jack’s window. He opened the window and jumped to the
beanstalk which ran up just like a big ladder.
He climbed ….. and climbed till at last he reached the sky. While
looking around, he saw a very huge castle. He was very amazed.
Jacked walked along the path leading to the castle. There was a big tall woman
on the doorstep. Jack greeted her and asked for the giantess’ mercy to give him
breakfast, because he felt very hungry. Although the giantess grumbled at
first, finally she gave Jack a hunk of bread and cheese and a jug of milk.
Jack hadn't finished when the
whole house began to tremble with the noise from someone’s coming. “Oh! It’s my husband!’ cried the giantess. “What on earth shall I do?”
the giantess opened a very big cupboard and hid Jack there.
Where did Jack sell his cow?
a) At a castle
b) At the market
c) At the giant’s castle
d) At the butcher’s house
e) On the way to the market
What is the story about?
a) Jack and a butcher
b) Jack and the giantess
c) Jack and the beanstalk
d) A poor widow and his son
e) The giantess and her husband
“Oh! It’s my husband!” cried the giantess” (paragraph 7)
“What on earth shall I do?”
From the sentence we know that the giantess is ….. her husband.
a) afraid of
b) angry with
c) fed up with
d) annoyed with
e) displeased with
Jack’s mother looked very furious when Jack told that ………