2- My Neighbor

2-   My Neighbor

I’ve got a new neighbor. He moved in a few weeks ago. He’s got a job, because I see him leaving the house every morning and then coming home in the evening. He’s a builder, I think. He wears jeans and a T-shirt, so it can’t be a very good job. Sometimes he comes home late.

I’ve never spoken to him. When he sees me, he says hello, but I don’t answer back because nobody has introduced us. How can I speak to him?

His girlfriend is living with him. I know it’s not unusual these days, but I still don’t like it, boys and girls living together and not married!

It’s such a small flat. I don’t know how two people can live there. He had a party last week. Forty people! The noise! It went on until two in the morning. He said sorry the next day, but it was a bit late by then. I didn’t sleep all night.

Oh, there’s the door. I can see him now. He’s going out with hisgirlfriend. I wonder what they’re doing tonight. Having a good time. Going to the pub, probably.

1-      Who are the main characters in the story?

2-      What do you think of the new neighbour?

3-      What is/are the theme/s of the story?

4-      Can you trace the major conflict/s?

5-      Is the narrator male or female? How did you know?

6-       What do you think of the narrator?

7-      Do you think the narrator is reliable i.e. telling the truth?

8-      Now rewrite the story from the point of view of the new neighbour.

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