Thursday, July 19th, 2007
It was my birthday yesterday. To my great surprise and dismay, my friends at school had completely forgotten about. I was very depressed because I had been waiting to hear them wish me a Happy Birthday that morning.
When I arrived home my family had gone out. I was very sad so I decided to ring up my friend Ben. He also wasn’t at home. He had taken his dog for a walk.
By 8 p.m no one had come home or had even called me. I felt lonely and upset. I switched on the TV and made a sandwich for myself. I even changed over to my night suit. I had been watching TV when suddenly the doorbell rang. I opened the door and soon realized that my family and friends had been planning a surprise party all day. The climax was fun. They all rushed to me and said “Happy Birthday” very loudly. I felt embrassed because I had changed into my pajamas and here everyone was celebrating and having a party.
Based on the text, answer the following questions.
1. Why was debby depressed?
Jawaban yang benar adalah “Debby depressed because she had been waiting to hear her friends wish her a Happy Birthday that morning”.
Soal menanyakan: Mengapa Debby sedih?
Jawaban untuk soal tersebut dapat ditemukan pada paragraf pertama yang memiliki arti “Hari ulang tahunku kemarin. Aku sangat terkejut dan cemas, teman-temanku di sekolah benar-benar lupa. Aku sangat sedih karena aku telah menunggu untuk mendengar mereka mengucapkan Selamat Ulang Tahun kepadaku pagi itu”.
Berdasarkan arti tersebut maka dapat diketahui bahwa Debby selaku penulis merasa sedih karena ia telah menunggu untuk mendengar teman-temannya mengucapkan Selamat Ulang Tahun kepadanya pagi itu (Debby depressed because she had been waiting to hear her friends wish her a Happy Birthday that morning).
Jadi, jawaban yang benar adalah “Debby depressed because she had been waiting to hear her friends wish her a Happy Birthday that morning”.