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The sound of wealth


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The story about a poor woman named Rachel and the Baker.

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The sound of wealth

  1. 1. THE SOUND OF WEALTH Literature
  2. 2.  Once within the kingdom of Solomon, there was a poor woman named Rachel who worked hard for little money. One morning, she stood outside the bakery, enjoying the smell of freshly baked bread. THE SOUND OF WEALTH
  3. 3.  The baker, an envious man, came out of the bakery when he saw Rachel enjoying herself. He yelled at her and said, “You cannot smell my bread and cakes for free. You must buy something!” THE SOUND OF WEALTH
  4. 4.  Rachel told him that she was only smelling, not eating them. The greedy baker asked her to pay him some money. But she could not pay up. Then the baker took her to King Solomon’s palace. THE SOUND OF WEALTH
  5. 5.  The wise king listened to the baker’s complaint. He asked Rachel, “Is this true?” “Yes”, she stammered. “Do you have money?” King Solomon continued. Rachel, who was honest, answered, “I have three coins”. THE SOUND OF WEALTH
  6. 6.  “Give them to me,” said the King. When Rachel gave him coins, they clinked and chimed together. “Can you hear the sound of the coins?” King Solomon asked the baker. THE SOUND OF WEALTH
  7. 7.  “Yes, great and wise King,” answered baker happily.  King Solomon told the baker, “The sound of her coins has paid for the smell of your bread and cakes”. THE SOUND OF WEALTH
  8. 8. THE SOUND OF WEALTH  There are three characters in this story. Each character has certain quality. In the story we learnt that Rachel was a very poor but honest woman. She was too poor even to buy the bread and cakes. When the king asked her, she said that she had no money. The king might have believed her, since she could not even afford to buy any bread for herself. As she was truthful, the king was able to make use of the three coins to get her out of trouble.
  9. 9. QUESTION 1 words meaning Poor having little money and/or few possessions: Most of the world's poorest countries are in Africa. He came from a poor immigrant family. Opposite rich Envious wishing you had what another person has: I'm very envious of your new coat - it's beautiful. Compare jealous
  10. 10. QUESTION 1 words meaning Greedy wanting a lot more food, money, etc. than you need: greedy, selfish people He's greedy for power/success. honest telling the truth or able to be trusted and not likely to steal, cheat, or lie: She's completely honest. I'd like you to give me an honest answer/your honest opinion. He had an honest face (= he looked like he could be trusted). To be honest (with you), I don't think it will be possible. Opposite dishonest
  11. 11. QUESTION 1 words meaning Wise approving having or showing the ability to make good judgments, based on a deep understanding and experience of life: I think you made a wise choice. "I never drink more than three glasses of wine." "How wise." Looking at the weather, I think we made a wise decision not to go to the coast this weekend. I think it would be wiser to wait and see how much money you've got left before you make any decisions. I never used to save money but now I'm a little older and wiser I can see the sense in it. Was it Thomas More who said that the wise man learns from the experience of others?
  12. 12. QUESTION 2  Describe the baker in a short paragraph.  - envious  - greedy  The baker was envious when he saw the woman was happy.  The baker was a greedy person because he wanted the woman to pay for something she didn’t buy.
  13. 13. QUESTION 3  Have you ever met a person with interesting qualities you would like to talk about? Share the experience with your friends.  Father/mother  Grandfather/Grandmother  Your friends  Your teachers
  14. 14.  Diligent  Dynamic  Confident  Selfless  Courteous  Calm  Talented DESCRIPTION OF A PERSON DESIRABLE TRAITS  Cooperative  Humorous  Energetic  Intelligent  Forgiving  Optimistic  Generous
  15. 15. Careful and using a lot of effort.  Berhati-hati dan bersungguh- sungguh. DILIGENT  a diligent student  Leo is very diligent in/about his work.  Their lawyer was extremely diligent in preparing their case.
  16. 16. Done in a careful and detailed Way. DILIGENT  The discovery was made after years of diligent research.
  17. 17.  adjective (FULL OF ENERGY) - enthusiasm:  having a lot of ideas  Ada banyak idea  Bertenaga  Synonym  energetic DYNAMIC  She's young and dynamic and will be a great addition to the team.  We need a dynamic expansion of trade with other countries.
  18. 18.  having confidence: CONFIDENT  Be a bit more confident in yourself!  They don't sound confident about the future of the industry.  I'm confident of his skills as a manager.  [+ that] Are you confident that enough people will attend the event?  It was a confident performance.
  19. 19.  caring more for what other people need and want rather than for what you yourself need and want: SELFLESS  selfless devotion to duty
  20. 20.  believing that something is very important and giving a lot of time and energy to it: DEDICATED  a dedicated father/teacher  She's completely dedicated to her work.  The Green Party is dedicated to protecting the environment
  21. 21.  designed to be used for one particular DEDICATED  purpose:  a dedicated computer  a dedicated sports channel
  22. 22.  polite and showing respect:  Synonym  well mannered COURTEOUS  Although she often disagreed with me, she was always courteous.
  23. 23.  peaceful, quiet, and without worry:  Tenang/tidak risau/tidak tergesa-gesa  › without hurried movement or noise: CALM  He has a very calm manner.  Now keep calm everyone, the police are on their way.  After a night of fighting, the streets are now calm.  If the weather is calm, there is no wind, or if the sea or a lake is calm, it is still and has no waves.
  24. 24. TALENTED
  25. 25.  Unhygienic  Petty  Quarrelsome  Vulgar  Childish  Absent-minded  Dishonest DESCRIPTION OF A PERSON UNDESIRABLE TRAITS  Unhelpful  Uncooperative  Rude  Jealous  Fond of gossiping  Untrustworthy  Unable to keep a secret
  26. 26. DESCRIPTION OF A PERSON UNDESIRABLE TRAITS  Arrogant  Longwinded  Fickle  Unreasonable  Stubborn  Incorrigible  Tactless  Bad-tempered