Private Conversation: Example of Spoof Text
Example of spoof text in a private conversation story
– Remember every spoof text should contains a twist. This twisting plot makes the story sound funny. There is not much exploration on complication among participants inside that story. Of course, a story needs a conflict to build storyline to run smoothly but in every spoof text examples, it is not dominant. If the conflict dominantly influences the the plot of the story, see narrative text
. Now let’s see the following very short funny story in English.
Private Conversation as Example of Spoof Text
In theatre: geograph.org.uk
Last week I went to the theatre. I had a very good seat. The play was very interesting.I did not enjoy it. A young man and a young woman were sitting behind me. They were talking very loudly.I got very angry. I could not hear the actors. I turned around. I looked at the man and the young woman angrily. They did not pay any attention.In the end, I could not bear it. I turned around again. “I could not hear a word” I said angrily.“It’s none of your business” the young man said rudely. “This is a private conversation”
(From: English New Concept)
Generic Structure Analysis on Spoof text’s private Conversation
Orientation: Introducing a writes as point of view “I” which is in a theatre last week
Event 1: Other theatregoers, young man and young woman, were talking noisily.
Event 2: Writer used physical language by turning around to the young man and young woman talk to not to make noisy.
Event 3: Write used verbal language by saying “I could not hear a word”.
Twister: The young man misunderstood the writer’s word and said; “It’s none of your business. It’s a private conversation”.
What do you think about this short example of spoof text? It is very funny, isn’t it? Keep reading funny stories to motivate learning English! And you will get double advantages: laughing loudly and understanding English better.