The Oak and The Reed
The oak tree was very arrogant. He was proud of himself. He claimed that no other trees are as great him. “My trunk is big and strong. My branches arc thick and plenty. And my green leaves are shiny.” The oak tree would snicker at the reed because it was bending with the breeze. “Reed oh reed. How do you survive with your weak little stalk? Even with the slightest breeze, you move here and there, here and there. Ha ha ha ha.” But no mater what the oak tree said, the reed just swayed back and forth quietly. One day, a storm hit with lightning and thunder hit. “I’m going to be fine because I have big strong body. But, what about you?” said the oak. The oak stood strong and proud that he can fought the storm. But suddenly. a huge wind snapped the oak’s trunk in half The reed finally spoke. “Hey oak tree, it’s good that you have strong body. But sometimes, it’s more important to bend with the wind.” The reed continued to bend until the storm ended.
What can we lean from the story?
A. Don’t be arrogant
B. We can do anything we want
C. We must have a strong will
D. Never give up easily
Jawaban untuk soal ini adalah A. Don’t be arrogant.
Soal ini menanyakan hal yang bisa dipelajari dari teks.
Pada awal teks terdapat kalimat “The oak tree was very arrogant. He was proud of himself. He claimed that no other trees are as great him” yang artinya “Pohon ek itu sangat sombong. Dia bangga pada dirinya sendiri. Dia mengklaim bahwa tidak ada pohon lain yang sehebat dia.”
Kemudian diceritakan “The oak stood strong and proud that he can fought the storm. But suddenly a huge wind snapped the oak’s trunk in half” yang artinya “Pohon ek itu berdiri kokoh dan bangga bahwa dia bisa melawan badai. Tapi tiba-tiba. angin kencang mematahkan batang pohon ek menjadi dua.”
Berdasarkan cerita tersebut, dapat disimpulkan hal yang bisa dipelajari adalah jangan sombong.
Jadi, jawaban yang tepat adalah A. Don’t be arrogant.
Semoga membantu ya.