Name : Ahmad Khalidy
NIM : 20.03.52.3008
Subject : Basic Reading (Sequence)
Lecture : Dr. Agnes Widyaningrum, S.E., S.Pd., M.Pd
As we have known together that everything has its own order or sequence. Days of the week are in order, Months of the year are in order even the numbers are in order. The order in reading strategies is known as sequencing.
the sequence method is a good method for easy understanding of the text that has been read without any missing information.
Choosen Short Story
In this case, I will use a short story which is taken from “New Concept English” book chapter 01.
A Private Conversation
Last week I went to 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 loudly. I got very angry. I could not hear the actors. I turned around. I looked at the man and the woman angrily. They did not pay any attention. In the end, I could not bear it. I turned round again. ‘I can’t hear a word!’ I said angrily.
‘It’s none of your business,’ the young man said rudely. ‘This is a private conversation!’
Sequencing a Short Stories
After reading the whole text of the short story, my job now is to identify the sequence of events in it. The signal words in the following stories are in red for easy identification. Let’s Start!
In the beginning, a man goes to the theater and gets a good seat. At first, he really enjoyed the show, until suddenly there were loud voices of young boys and girls behind him and can’t enjoy the play. Next, he stared at the two young men with a sharp and very angry gaze that the two young men did not even bother about. Not long after, he turned around again and shout angrily, “I can’t hear a word”. Finally, the young man respond it impolitely by saying, “It’s none of your business. This is a private conversation.”