My College Life: Story Telling - Introduction to English for Children

Today, December 12th 2014, we finally performed our stories in the lecture of Introduction to English for Children. It was about story telling actually, some of us told the stories by describing characters and dialogues of the story, some others played the roles of the stories' characters, my group did this.

My group's story was "Little Red Riding Hood", a story by Charles Perrault. The story revolves around a girl called Little Red Riding Hood, after the red hooded cape/cloak (in Perrault's fairytale) or simple cap (in the Grimms' version called Little Red-Cap) she wears. The girl walks through the woods to deliver food to her sickly grandmother (wine and cake depending on the translation). In the Grimms' version at least, she had the order from her mother to stay strictly on the path. A mean wolf wants to eat the girl and the food in the basket. He secretly stalks her behind trees, bushes, shrubs, and patches of little and tall grass. He approaches Little Red Riding Hood and she naïvely tells him where she is going. He suggests that the girl pick some flowers; which she does. In the meantime; he goes to the grandmother's house and gains entry by pretending to be the girl. He swallows the grandmother whole (in some stories, he locks her in the closet) and waits for the girl, disguised as the grandma. When the girl arrives, she notices that her grandmother looks very strange. Little Red then says, "What a deep voice you have!" ("The better to greet you with"), "Goodness, what big eyes you have!" ("The better to see you with"), "And what big hands you have!" ("The better to hug/grab you with"), and lastly, "What a big mouth you have" ("The better to eat you with!"), at which point the wolf jumps out of bed, and swallows her up too. (

We were very nervous at the beginning and it was because we were the last group to perform, but that was okay, we did our best though. Then the show went smoothly, we didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun. PBI J strikes again!

Yogyakarta, 12 Desember 2014

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