Contoh Spoof Text dan Generic Structure: The Phone is Off

Belajar bahasa Inggris spoof text – Apa pengertian teks spoof itu? Sering kita samakan antara lelucon dan spoof dan juga anekdote. Tetapi spoof berbeda dengan anekdote. Perbedaan antara teks spoof dan anekdote bisa dibaca disni. Meski begitu juga tidak selamanya salah kalau spoof text itu cerita lucu.

Unsur yang membuat teks spoof lucu ada pada element generic structure yang ketiga yaitu twist. Yang dimaksud dengan twist adalah akhir cerita yang tak terduga. Pembaca mengira berakhiran A tetapi ternyata cerita itu berakhiran B. Ketidakterdugaan ini kemudian menyebabkan teks spoof terkesan menjadi lucu. Berikut contoh pendeknya.
The Phone is Off

Soon after he left college, Dave found one of his uncles who was very rich and had no children of his own died and left him a lot of money, so he decided to set up his own real estate agency.

Dave found a nice office. He bought some new furniture and moved in. he had only been there for e few hours when he heard someone coming toward the door of his office.

“It must be my first customer” Dave thought. He quickly picked up the telephone and pretended to be very busy answering an important call from someone in New York who wanted to buy a big and expensive house in the country.

The man knocked at the door while this was going on. He came in and waited politely for Dave to finish his conversation on the phone. Then the man said to Dave; “I am from the telephone company and I was sent here to connect your telephone”