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Definition and Social Function of

Spoof

Type of text in English language, tell


about funny story based event in real life
that aims to entertain.
Generic Structure
 Orientation : is a opening part which tells
us the issue or the problem that will be
solved or told in the story. Writer tell us
about the character, place and plot.
 Events : Events are not limited into one or
two scene or act. Events also adds more
specific problems that happened, explains
how the problems raise, and the dilema.
 Twist : ending of story.
LANGUAGE FEATURE OF SPOOF
Using simple past tense
Focusing on people, animals or certain
things.
Using action verb; ate, ran, etc.
Using adverb of time and place.
Told in chronological order.
 using pronouns
Using adjective verb
That phone is off

Soon after he left college, Dave found one of his


uncles who was very rich and had no children of his own
died and left him a lot of money, so he decided to set up his
own real estate agency. Dave found a nice office. He bought
some new furniture and moved in. he had only been there
for e few hours when he heard someone coming toward the
door of his office.
“It must be my first customer,” Dave thought. He
quickly picked up the telephone and pretended to be very
busy answering an important call from someone in New
York who wanted to buy a big and expensive house in the
country. The man knocked at the door while this was going
on. He came in and waited politely for Dave to finish his
conversation on the phone. Then the man said to Dave; “I
am from the telephone company and I was sent here to
connect your telephone.”
 Orientation : Dave was a lucky man. He
suddenly became a very rich man because off
the death of his rich uncle who had no children.
He inherited his uncle’s money.
 Character : Dave is not being kind to customers
 Event 1 : Being rich, he wanted to set up his
estate company.
 Event 2 :He had his new office. In his office, he
pretended to be a very successful businessman.
He acted as had an important client. He showed
by making conversation on the phone.
 Twist :The man whom he showed is a telephone
technician. He came to Dave’s office to connect
that phone.
Private Conversation
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”
 Orientation : introducing a writes as point of
view “I” which is in a theatre last week.
 Characters : I : really can’t control emotions
Two youths : disturbing, it does not matter and
do not appreciate people around
 Event 1 : the other theatregoers, young man and
young woman, were talking noisily.
 Event 2 : the writer used physical language by
turning around to the young man and young
woman talk to not to make noisy.
 Event 3 : the writer 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”.

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