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Beginning




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  1. II. Parts of a Letter, Beginning and Ending.
(introductory phrase) - The story I have read is called/entitled -The extract/excerpt/passage is taken from - The present selection is taken from - The extract under consideration is taken from -by. -Its written by -It belongs to the pen of    
(introductory phrase) - The story/passage is a 1st/ 3rd person narrative (and is mixed with .) - The story/passage is an I-narration (which is mixed with .) - The story/passage is written in the 1st/ 3rd person singular and  
(introductory phrase) - The scene of the story is laid in. (place, time) - The action of the story is set in . (place, time)
  - The characters of the story are -The [9]main/principal/major/central character is . There are some minor characters as well. They are ..
  - The plot of the story is as follows. - The plot of the story is the following.

 

 

Continuation and conclusion

 

*The story begins with: - the description of - the introduction of - the mention of - the analysis of the authors/narrators comment on - the review of () - an account of (, ) - the summary of - the characterization of - (his/her) opinion of - (his/her) recollections of - the enumeration of - the criticism about/of/concerning - smbs / the accusation of - the exposure of - the(his/her) praises of - the ridicule of - the generalization of - an excursus into   The story opens with The opening scene shows We first meet him/her as a student ( a girl of fifteen, etc) Then ..... passes on to Ater that, ....... goes on from Frther the author goes on to say Further on, gives a detailed/thorough Next...anaylis/description of     In conclusion the author The author concludes with The story ends with To conclude, the author At the end of the story the author -draws the conclusions that -comes to the conclusion that - sums it all up by saying The concluding words are
the author describes depicts dwells on ( ) touches upon explains enumerates criticises reveals (; ) accuses condemns ridicules () gives a summary of makes an excursus into introduces mentions recalls characterises analyses comments on points out generalizes makes a few critical remarks on exposes blames mocks at () praises gives his account of

218 Reading comprehension



The story you are going to read is called A Sense of Humour. It is written by a famous English humourist. Can you guess his name? (A prompt: his first name and

last name are the same.) If youve guessed his name, write it in the blank below.

__________________K. ______________________

 


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