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ABOUT THE MONTHLY READING COMPREHENSION

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

David Couper lives in Los Angeles. He has helped outsiders become happy and successful
insiders at Fortune 100 companies, fast-food joints and faith-based organizations. Couper has
a B.A. in Communication, completed a postgraduate diploma in education and graduated with
a Masters in Spiritual Psychology. He has been quoted in over 30 different online and print
publications.

ABOUT THE LITERATY WORK

Jim lives with his family in the north of England. They like living there, but now life is not very
easy because Jim has not job.

He goes to look for a job in London in the south of England but it was not easy to get a job.
Then, he tries to start his own business.

GENERAL SUMMARY OF THE READING THROUGH PICTURES

Jim lives and works in the north of England with his family, but one day the factory closed and
lost his job.

His friend tom told him to go to London and get a job there.

When he arrived in London, he went to many places looking for work but they rejected him.
He finally got a job in a restaurant but he worked very hard and he was always too tired. After
days, he go back home.

He is desperate because he does not get a good job. Then he decided to create his own
business. His first business was the sale of fish and chips. But he did not have enough money to
start the business, so he went to his friend Tom to lend him a few pounds. In the course he
realized that he was not the only one who sold but another person who even sold it cheaper.

ALL THE NEW VOCABULARY LEARNED

-Screamed -Got off -Rode off

-Fell asleep -Fell off


-Shut
-Knocked -Coughing
-Held
-Nearby -Fair
-Empty
-Lend me -Greedy
-Rang
-Sack -Owner
EXAMPLES OF GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURE FOUND IN THE READING

1. He had a supermarket.
2. They drank some beer.
3. He showed the newspaper.
4. I’m not going to London.
5. I need money and job.
6. He had a suitcase and some food.
7. He loves fish and chips
8. The station was empty.
9. He got off in London.
10. He had breakfast in a small café.
11. Polly were very happy
12. I’m going to buy a van
13. I’ve got a good idea for a business
14. He got a bicycle with a big basket
15. We are going to have a fish and chip shop
16. I want some potatoes
17. I’d like a steak
18. He laughed loudly and coughing
19. I’m so angry
20. Jim went back to the house

CHARACTERS (MAIN AND SECONDARY)

Main

 Jim

Secondary

 Tom

 Polly (Jim’s wife)

 Simon (Jim’s son)

 The guard

GENERATING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

1. Why is Jim sad at the beginning of the story?


Because he lost his job. The factory where he worked closed.
2. What happened when Jim got the train to London?
His tickets are wrong. His wife had his tickets.
3. Where did Jim work in London?
He worked in a restaurant like cook.
4. Why did he go back home?
Because his job was too tired.
5. Why does Jim buy a bicycle?
Because he wants sell fish and chips in a bicycle.
6. Why is the business not a success?
Because there aren’t any job in the factory
7. What did Jim make with the potatoes?
Jim makes wine with the potatoes.
8. Why was Polly angry?
Polly was angry because Jim put the potatoes in the bathroom.
9. What did Jim do with the bicycle?
Jim sell the bicycle because he wants buy a van.
10. Who bought his Punch and Judy show?
A man american paid a lot of money for the punch and show
11. What happened when Jim and Polly drank the wine?
The wine was very strong.
12. Who gives Jim a job at the end? Do you think he will be good at the job?
Tom gives a job to Jim. In my opinion, it was a good job because he has a lot of ideas
for business.

MESSAGES OR REFLEXIONS OR CONCLUSIONS

The message is that he was always perseverant when looking for work, he never tired of
looking for a job because he had a family to support. Definitely he is a good example of
responsibility and perseverance.