Spoof Text (Definiton, Generic Structure, Social Function, Example&questions)



Spoof Text

a      Definition of Spoof Text
Spoof text is a text which tells factual story, happened in the past time with unpredictable and funny ending.A funny Story is often called a spoof. It retells an event with a humorous twist. Thats why the story is funny.  Spoof text can be tricky as it has an unpredictable ending. This unpredictable ending is called Twist. Because of the unpredictable ending of the story, it can be very funny and amusing. Its social function is to entertain and share the story.

b                   Generic Structure of Spoof Text
-          Orientation (introducing who were involved in the story, when and where)
-          Event (tell what happend in chronological order)
-          Twist (provide the funniest or unpredictable thing of the story)

Social function
to share with others a real story of
which the ending is funny to amuse the
audience or readers.

The example of spoof text
The Zoo Job Story
One day a clown was visiting the zoo and attempted to earn some money by making a street performance. He acted and mimed perfectly some animal acts. As soon as he started to drive a crowd, a zoo keeper grabbed him and dragged him into his office. The zoo keeper explained to the clown that the zoo’s most popular gorilla had died suddenly and the keeper was fear that attendance at the zoo would fall off. So he offered the clown a job to dress up as the gorilla until the zoo could get another one. The clown accepted this great opportunity.
So the next morning the clown put on the gorilla suit and entered the cage before the crowd came. He felt that it was a great job. He could sleep all he wanted, played and made fun of people and he drove bigger crowds than he ever did as a clown. He pretended the gorilla successfully.
However, eventually the crowds were tired of him for just swinging on tires. He began to notice that the people were paying more attention to the lion in the next cage. Not wanting to lose the attention of his audience, he decided to make a spectacular performance. He climbed to the top of his cage, crawled across a partition, and dangled from the top to the lion’s cage. Of course, this made the lion furious, but the crowd people loved it.
At the end of the day the zoo keeper came and gave him a raise for being such a good attraction. Well, this went on for some time, he kept taunting the lion, the audience crowd grew a larger, and his salary kept going up. Then one terrible day happened. When he was dangling over the furious lion, he slipped and fell into the lion cage. The clown was really in big terrible situation. He was terrified.
Sooner the lion gathered itself and prepared to pounce. The clown was so scared. He could do nothing and he began to run round and round the cage with the lion close and closer behind. Finally, the lion could catch him. The clown started screaming and yelling, “Help me, help me!”, but the lion was quick and pounces. The clown soon found himself flat on his back looking up at the angry lion and suddenly he heard a voice from the lion’s mouth;”Shut up you idiot! Do you want to get us both fired?”.
Questions:
11.       What is the title of that text?
a.       The zoo story
b.      The wonderful story
c.       The zoo job story
d.      The clown
e.      The zookeeper story
22.       What kind of that text?
a.       Hortatory text
b.      Descriptive text
c.       Argumentation text
d.      Spoof text
e.      Narration text
33.       What did the Clown do to earn money?
a.       by making a street performance
b.      by making a crowded
c.       by sell balloons
d.      by making a trick
e.      by sleep in the animal cage
44.       what did the clown do in the next morning?
a.       Make a street performance
b.      Make a crowded
c.       put on the gorilla suit and entered the cage
d.      climb to the lion’s cage
e.      taunting the lion
55.       At the end of the day the zoo keeper came and gave him a raise for being such a good attraction. (paragraph 3)
The word of  “him” refers to…
a.       The zookeeper
b.      The lion
c.       The gorilla
d.      The clown
e.      The visitor

NNF

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