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Unit 3

Chapter 5

I. Review Reading

Sungho the Shoeshine Boy

Once there was a boy named Sungho. He was 14 years old and had been a shoeshine boy for seven years. He always said that when he grew up he was going to be the boss of many shoeshine boys. He was going to make a lot of money.

One day, while he was working very hard, a stranger gave him a white envelope. When he opened the envelope, he found two million won. "Why was this money given to me?" he asked, hoping it hadn't been a mistake.

For a month he thought only of the money. He worried that someone was going to steal it from him. Since this was the first time he had ever seen so much money, he was worried that he was going to spend it unwisely. To solve this problem, he began asking people, "What are you going to do when you get rich?" First he asked a teacher. "I'm going to start my own school," said the teacher. That was not interesting because Sungho had never been to school. Then he asked a student. "I'm going to buy many books and be the smartest student in my class," he replied. Since no one had taught Sungho to read, books were a useless investment. Finally when he asked a laborer, he replied, "I'm going to buy a big house for all my family." This was not the answer either because Sungho had no family.

Everyday, Sungho was sick with worry. He remembered his happy days before he received the money. Suddenly he "thought of an answer! Sungho put the envelope on the street and soon another man found it. Sungho's worries were over.

II. Writing

A. Based on the Review Reading make sentences from the following:

1. put/sidewalk/money
2. stranger/envelope/handed
3. had been/seven/years/shoeshine/boy
4. Sungho/worried/was/money
5. opened/envelope/million/won/two
6. asked/what/to do/money with
7. didn't/know/to do/what

B. Place the sentences you have made in chronological order.

C. Connect the sentences where possible. Use: "while", "since", "because", "when"

D. Pretend you have been given 10 million won. Write a short paragraph about what you are going to do and why.

Some suggestions: Are you going to quit your job?
What are you going to buy?
Where are you going to go?

III. Proverbs/Quotation

The greatest wealth is contentment with a little.

- Ray, 1670

Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.

- John Kenneth Galbraith,
The Affluent Society

IV. Activity

A. Paraphrase the above proverb and quotation. Which one do you agree with? Why? Are they contradictory?

B. Take the proverb and/or the quotation and make a list of

questions that you would ask someone to get them to accept it.