A Surprise for the Connelly Boys
Sixteen-year-old Jordan Connelly lived in London. One Monday afternoon, he rode his bicycle home from school and opened the front door with his key. There was nobody else in the house.
Normally, Jordan watched TV after he came home from school, but today he looked into the living room and saw an empty place with no TV. It wasn’t there because it was broken, so Jordan couldn’t watch any programmes. He went upstairs to his room, turned on the radio and took a comic from a shelf.
Jordan was listening to music and reading comics on his bed when he heard his mother come home with his little brother, Danny. Jordan looked at the clock on his bedroom …ver más…
‘Is it really a TV?’ asked Jordan. ‘It’s too flat.’
Mr Connelly laughed. ‘That’s because it’s an LCD screen,’ he said. ‘You can put it on the wall, like a picture.’
Jordan and his father took the box into the middle of the living room. Danny ran out of the kitchen to see it. ‘Open it, Dad!’ he said, excitedly.
‘Let’s open it after dinner. I’m hungry,’ his dad said.
‘Please, Dad,’ said Jordan and Danny together. ‘We can’t wait until after dinner. Let’s open it now.’
‘All right, boys,’ said Mr Connelly, ‘but just to look.’
Mrs Connelly and the boys watched him take a knife and open the box. It contained a beautiful, big, flat-screen TV, a plastic bag with some metal pieces, an instruction manual and a remote control. Everybody was very excited.
‘Now let’s eat!’ said Mr Connelly.
After dinner, the family went into the living room. Mr Connelly picked up the plastic bag.
‘Jordan,’ said Mr Connelly, ‘have you studied for your test?’
‘I’ll do it later,’ said Jordan. ‘I want to watch TV now.’
‘You can’t watch TV now, Jordan,’ said Mr Connelly. ‘Can you see all these metal pieces? I have to attach the TV to the wall with them. That’ll take some time. I’ve got an idea. Go and do your homework first. I’ll call you when the TV is connected and you can come and watch it with us.’
Jordan was disappointed, but he went to his room to do his homework. An hour later, Jordan’s father called him. Jordan entered the living room and saw his parents on the sofa with Danny,