Having read Text 1, 2 and 3, please suggest possible themes that could be generated from these texts. The purpose of this activity is for you to show your sensitivity to themes that anchor a text. Often, many people know what a text is about (ie family, love, sports) but they may lack the confidence to say it. This is unfortunate, because it is possible for there to be more than one theme for any one text. Do share your ideas with me!
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“What are they doing, Mama?” whispered Anne, her ears plastered to the walls. On the other side, she could hear voices of men shouting and turning the cupboards and tables.
Mama was pale. She was staring at the concealed wall.
“I found it!” shouted a man from the other side. Mama instinctively hugged Anne.
The aircraft was shaking vigorously. Both Captain Caspian and First Officer Betty struggled to control the spiraling aircraft.
“What is wrong?” screamed the Captain.
“I don’t know! I don’t know!” shrieked the First Officer. She typed furiously into the computer. She stared hard at the data. She looked repeatedly at the indicators.
It was sudden. A deafening blast, and then silence.
"Oh yes, how is your practice coming along?" Vanessa asked, out of the blue. Neither Alex nor Vanessa has asked me such questions before, so I was taken aback. Such interest was clearly part of the dance – or, perhaps, chrysanthemum tea does improve one's social manners. I must have it in my office.
"My experiments are not yet able to diffuse the matter," I said, pondering the nights I spent at the office.
"I am sure you will get it right. You're quite sharp after all," said a male voice. Without looking up, I concluded that the epic novel series by The Table had been completed. "Quite?" I thought to myself. I am sharper than the two of them combined. Arrogance indeed, but I knew it to be true; I have read their research papers. Fine, they are quite good at it.
“That is generous of you. I just hope I would be able to make a breakthrough," I uttered, giving him a cursory glance and smiling.