Wednesday, August 11, 2010



Once upon a time there was a girl called Cinderella. She lived with her stepsisters and stepmother. They treated her badly. She had to do all the house work. One day an invitation to the ball came to the family. But, her stepsisters would not let her go. Cinderella was sad. The stepsisters went to the ball without her. Fortunately, the fairy godmother came and helped her to get to the ball. At the ball, Cinderella danced with the prince. The prince fell in love with her and then married her. They lived happily ever after.

Source: 366 and More Fairy Tales, 1990


A long time ago, there lived on the island of Bali a giant likes creature named Kbo Iwo. The people of Bali used to say that Kbo Iwo was everything, a destroyer as well as a creator. He was satisfied with the meal, but this meant for the Balinese people enough food for a thousand men.
Difficulties arose when for the first time the barns were almost empty and the new harvest was still a long way off. This made Kbo Iwo wild with great anger. In his hunger, he destroyed all the houses and even all the temples. It made the Balinese turn to rage. So, they came together to plan steps to oppose this powerful giant by using his stupidity. They asked Kbo Iwo to build them a very deep well, and rebuild all the houses and temples he had destroyed. After they fed Kbo Iwo, he began to dig a deep hole. One day he had eaten too much, he fell asleep in the hole. The oldest man in the village gave a sign, and the villagers began to throw the limestone they had collected before into the hole. The limestone made the water inside the hole boiling. Kbo Iwo was buried alive. Then the water in the well rose higher and higher until at last it over�� owed and formed Lake Batur. The mound of earth dug from the well by Kbo Iwo is known as Mount Batur.

Adapted from Folk Tales from Indonesia, 1999
Answer the following questions by looking through the text
1. What was Kbo Iwo?
2. What is meant by a destroyer as well as a creator?
3. What made him satis�� ed?
4. What had caused Kbo Iwo’s anger?
5. Why did the Balinese turn to rage?
6. How did the Balinese oppose this powerful giant?
7. What did they ask Kbo Iwo to do?
8. How could he fall asleep in the hole?
9. Where did the Balinese throw the limestone?
10. What happened then?

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