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Selasa, 30 Juli 2013

Kumpulan Cerpen Bahasa Inggris

Act like the Others
Jack and Lydia are on holiday in France with their friends, Mike and Anna.

Mike loves to visit historical buildings. Jack agrees to sightsee some historical buildings with him.

Lydia and Anna decide to shop in the city. "See you boys when we get back!" the girls shout.

In the village Jack and Mike see a beautiful old church, but when they enter the church, a service is already in progress.

"Shh! Just sit quietly, so that we don't stand out. And act like the others!" Mike whispers.

Since they don't really know French, Jack and Mike quietly sit down. During the service, they stand, kneel and sit to follow what the rest of the crowd do.

"I hope we blend in and don't look like tourists!" Mike tells Jack.
At one point, the priest makes an announcement and the man who sits next to Jack and Mike stands up.

"We should stand up, too!" Jack whispers to Mike.

So, Jack and Mike stand up with the man. Suddenly, all the people burst into laughter!

After the service, Jack and Mike approach the priest, who speaks English.

"What's so funny?" Jack asks.

With a smile on his face the priest says, "Well boys, there is a new baby born, and it's tradition to ask the father to stand up."

Jack and Mike look at each other and Mike shakes his head. He smiles and says, "I guess we should understand what people do before we act like the others!"


Anniversary Day

Chloe and Kevin enjoy going out to Italian restaurants.

They love to eat pasta, share a desert, and have espresso.

Chloe and Kevin’s anniversary is coming up. Kevin wants to plan a night out at an Italian restaurant in town. He calls a restaurant to make a reservation but they have no tables available. He calls another restaurant, but they have no availability either.

Kevin thinks and paces around the house. He knows that Chloe loves Italian food more than anything else. He knows that nothing makes her happier. But the only two Italian places in town are too busy.

Kevin has an idea. What if he cooks Chloe a homemade Italian meal? Kevin pictures it: he puts down a fancy tablecloth, lights some candles, and plays romantic Italian music. Chloe loves when Kevin makes an effort.

There's only one thing. Kevin isn't a good cook.

In fact, Kevin is a terrible cook. When he tries to make breakfast he burns the eggs, when he tries to make lunch he screws up the salad, when he tries to make dinner even the neighbors smell how bad it is.
Kevin has another idea: if he calls up one of the restaurants before Chloe gets home and orders take-out, he can serve that food instead of his bad cooking!

The day arrives. Chloe is still at work while Kevin orders the food, picks it up, and brings it back home.

As he lays down the place settings, lights the candles and puts the music on, Chloe walks in.

"Happy Anniversary!" Kevin tells Chloe. He shows off their romantic dinner setting, smiling.

Chloe looks confused. "Our anniversary is tomorrow, Kevin."

Kevin pauses, looks at the calendar and realizes she's right. He looks back at her.
"I guess it's always good to practice!" he says.


What are You Talking About?

Jane and Laura are walking to the mall. They want to buy new clothes. Jane has some money and Laura has some money.

Suddenly, Jane is calling: "Laura! Laura! Look at that dress! Isn't it beautiful? I want that dress, but I don't have enough money."

Laura is calling: "What are you talking about? This is an ugly dress! It is just horrible! I don't even want to see this dress."

"Ok, ok…" Jane is whispering sadly.

Suddenly Laura is calling: "Oh my god! Look at this dress! It is beautiful! I want this dress. Oh, but look at the price. It is too expensive for me."

Now Jane is calling: "What are you talking about? This is an ugly dress! It is really horrible! I don't even want to see it."

"Ok, ok…" Laura is whispering sadly.

Now Jane is sad, and Laura is sad. They are walking home. They have no new clothes, but they know that next time they should respect other opinions.


Illegal and Illogical Story

After having failed his exam in "Logistics and Organization", a student goes and confronts his lecturer about it.


Student: "Sir, do you really understand anything about the subject?"

Professor: "Surely I must. Otherwise I would not be a professor!"


Student: "Great, well then I would like to ask you a question. If you can give me the correct answer, I will accept my mark as is and go. If you however do not know the answer, I want you give me an "A" for the exam. "

Professor: "Okay, it's a deal. So what is the question?"


Student: "What is legal, but not logical, logical, but not legal, and neither logical, nor legal?" Even after some long and hard consideration, the professor cannot give the student an answer, and therefore changes his exam mark into an "A", as agreed.


Afterwards, the professor calls on his best student and asks him the same question. He immediately answers: "Sir, you are 63 years old and married to a 35 year old woman, which is legal, but not logical. Your wife has a 25 year old lover, which is logical, but not legal. The fact that you have given your wife's lover an "A", although he really should have failed, is neither legal, nor logical."


Kisah Ilegal dan Tidak Logis


Setelah gagal dalam ujian "Logistik dan Organisasi", seorang siswa pergi dan menghadap dosennya.


Mahasiswa: "Pak, apakah Anda benar-benar mengerti apa-apa tentang subjek itu?"

Profesor: "Tentu saja saya harus mengerti!  Kalau tidak saya tidak akan menjadi seorang profesor!"


Siswa: "Bagus, baik, maka saya ingin mengajukan pertanyaan. Jika Anda dapat memberikan jawaban yang benar, saya akan menerimanya dan pergi, namun jika Anda tidak tahu jawabannya, saya ingin Anda memberi saya "A" untuk ujian. "

Profesor: "Oke, saya sepakat. Jadi apa pertanyaannya?"


Mahasiswa: "Apa yang legal tapi tidak logis, logis tapi tidak legal, dan tidak keduanya? ". Bahkan setelah beberapa pertimbangan panjang dan keras, sang profesor tidak bisa memberikan jawaban siswa, dan karena itu mengubah tanda ujian nya menjadi "A", sesuai kesepakatan.


Setelah itu, sang profesor memanggil salah satu murid terbaiknya dan menanyakan pertanyaan yang sama. Murid itu segera menjawab: "Pak, Anda berusia 63 tahun dan menikah dengan seorang wanita berusia 35 tahun, yang pada kenyataannya legal, meskipun tidak logis. Istri Anda memiliki kekasih lain berusia 25 tahun, yang sebetulnya logis tapi tidak legal. Kenyataan bahwa Anda baru saja memberi nilai “A” kepada kekasih istri Anda yang seharusnya dia sudah gagal, adalah tidak logis dan tidak legal.”


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