Posted by ESC on March 27, 2004
In Reply to: Again on that 'Reading Comprehension' posted by sphinx on March 27, 2004
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: Could you help me with question No.4 and 5?
: 4.Why isn't the author saying 'he won't let his son watch Sesame Street' according to the this sentence?
: 'I might be letting my young son watch too much television. '
: 5.What knid of feeling does he hold exactly? And why the author wants Elmo to be real?
: 'I think we'll turn off the TV and go out for a walk. Maybe we'll run into that mouse who dresses well but certainly doesn't speak as clearly as the average bear.'
The article is meant to be funny or whimsical. He is talking about his son watching too much TV. But he is also talking about all the time he spends, as the father of a young child, watching children's programs.
Like when my children were little I was all excited because Maria and Louis on Sesame Street were getting married.
So when the father started wondering about things like how come Goofy the dog has a pet dog, he decided it's time to turn off the television and take the kid for a walk.