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A Helpless Situation

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Student’s Name:

Date: 


A. Text title: A Helpless Situation


B. Categories: Short Stories


C. I read this text for about 11 minutes

 

D. Did you use a dictionary? No, I did not


E. Self-rating of text comprehension. My understanding of the text was …(Check one √ )


1 Very poor

2 Poor

3 Acceptable√

4 Good

5 Excellent


F. In my opinion, the text is…


1 Very easy

2 Easy

3 Not difficult√

4 Very difficult

5 Extremely difficult


G. How do you like reading this text? I like this


H. Would you recommend your teacher to give this text to another student in the future?

No, I would not


I. I think I learned the following new words from the text I just read (write as many as you want)


astonishes 

astonishes

yearn 

conceal 

shade 

pigeonholed 

presumed 

gulch

strung 

lean

ROUGHING 

Bunks

blast 

assured 

gratitude 

struggler 

scrambled 

favor 

grant

generous 

inquiring

inflict 

contend 

conscience

append 

acquainted 

endorses 

SIGH

Reckon

yonder 

despise 

whence  

The following is the summary of the text

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It is all about a strange woman. She sent Clement a letter once or twice a year.  The letter all were the same, form and substance. It astonished Clement.   He had never replayed the letters.  Actually, he always writes the replay, but he did not send it. 

The woman  was a writer.  She wanted Clement to find publisher for her book.  She clearly sure of Clement influence.  She wanted Clement to go met Mr. H and then spoke to her the result. 

The woman said that she know Clement. Her uncle knew Clement. Her uncle and Clement ever lived together in a lean. They lived in the same cabin. They all thin an unhealthy.  They were in place that difficult to reach. Her uncle told about Clement as he knew much about him. For addition,  She also said that her husband knew about Clement too. Her husband went to the lean when Clement left. So,  Clement did not know him as well.

Clement did not believe her story. It was all strange. How could he believe it. He just kept the letter.  He also conceal her name and her address. She died.  Her letter still in him. The replay letter was also still with him. 

The replay letter said about what Clement though about his influence. It was like a conversation.  The conversation that he though will happen if he meet Mr. H. Mr. H will doubt toward him. Mr. H will disappointed. He asked so many question. Finally he sent Clement away. He did not want to help her. The woman that no body sure that she exist  in this world.

The conclusion; influence will not give effect if we are not sure with our self. The influence will not use if we are not right in context. it all will be useless. the right man in the right place is important. It is useless if we just pretend that we know. It was helpless.

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