The Missing John John slumped in the armchair, his arms crossed and his face with a gloomy

frown. He was a new kid in town, but no-one knew he was even there. John didn't like anybody and they didn't like him. All day he sat in the armchair, staring out the window. Through the window he saw a gigantic hollow tree in a vacant lot. The tree seemed to call him. He stood slowly up, and then started to walk toward the tree. Its branches were very thin and its roots dug into the ground like claws. The tree had thorns all over it. John tried to turn away from the tree but he couldn't. A mysterious force was pulling him into hollow. John never reappeared … but no-one noticed or cared.
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I. Answer the questions below! Who is the main character of the story? _______________________________________________________________________ What did he usually do everyday? _______________________________________________________________________ Where did this story take place? ________________________________________________________________________ What did he see through the window? ______________________________________________________________________ What happened with John at last? ________________________________________________________________________ What kind of the text is it? ________________________________________________________________________ Translate these sentences! a. He was a new kid in town, but no-one knew he was even there. b. All day he sat in the armchair, staring out the window. c. The tree seemed to call him. d. Its branches were very thin and its roots dug into the ground e. John never reappeared … but no-one noticed or cared.

II. Fill in the blanks with the suitable expressions below! • I want to complaint about………….. • I am capable of….. • Why don’t you……….. • Do you have any recommendations about …… • There is a good chance • I think it is better…….. • Don’t make a noise! • I think there is a more chance. • I am able to……….. • Don’t disturb the baby! 8. Sarju : We have to arrive at Bandung at 5 o’clock. Is there any chance for us to get there on time. Melia : it’s four o’clock now. It need 45 minutes to get there. So I …………………………to get there on time. 9. Melia : Budi, I can’t use my computer. It is broken. Can you fix it Budi : ………………fixing that. I am majoring in computer science. 10. Aminah : I got headache. Andika : ……………………..if you visit a doctor. 11. Budiman : Who is in charge here? The officer : It is me, Sir. What can I do for you? Budiman : …………………..my room. My room is so dirty. I can’t use it. The officer : We are sorry sir; I’ll send the janitor soon. 12. Mrs Jen : ………………… the baby is sleeping. The boys : OK Mam..

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