Summary of the chapter 1 the fun they had.

The short story 'the fun they had' written by Isaac Asimov deals with a boy and a girl, Tommy and Margie ,who find out something about school in the past time. On 17th march 2157 , Tommy, a thirteen-year-old boy, finds a' real book' which has been printed on paper is at the house of Margie. An eleven-year-old-girl they both take a look at it together. The book is really old and pages are yellow and cranky. in the year 2155, this kind of books doesn’t   exist anymore. In this time words are moving on a television screen. This television contains over a million of books. That is the reason , why Tommy thinks that they are much better. He has found the old book in the attic of his house. while reading, Tommy says that it is about school. Margie hates school and cannot understand why someone would write about it. She was having problems with learning geography from her 'mechanical teacher'. it was black, large and had a screen on it. It teaches the students, give them exercises and ask them questions, all in a special room in their own house. it can also calculate the marks in no times. Margie hates the slot where she has to insert her homework or test papers. once the geography sector of her mechanical teacher was graded too quick so that her marks got worse and worse. The county inspector rebuilt it after one hour. He was really nice to Margie. she hopped that her mechanical teacher would be away for a long time. Tommy says that the book which he has found(site), is not about their type of school, it is about school centuries ago. They find out that students back then had a man as a teacher who taught the girls and boys, gave them homework and asked them the question. they had a special building, at the children went to. And they learned the same thing. if they were the same age. At first, Margie does not understand how a person could be a teacher and how the students were thought the same thing because her mother says that education must fit each child's mind, but nevertheless, in her opinion, these schools are funny and she wants to read more about it. Then it is time for Margie and Tommy for their school. Margie goes to the schoolroom in her house, where the mechanical teacher stands. It is already on because the lessons are always at regular hours. She was thinking about the old school system and how much fun the children must have, learning and spending time together.

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The story "The Fun They Had" by Isaac Asimov is about the year 2157 when every child has his own machine teacher and schools like today do not exist anymore.
In the year 2157, the thirteen-year-old Tommy finds an old book. He and Margie, who is eleven, find it strange that the words on paper do not move after having been read. Nowadays they only read stories on the computer screen. The book is about school centuries ago. Margie is very surprised that in the past pupils had a person as a teacher and that all children of the same age learnt the same thing and went to a schoolhouse with other children. Margie wants to read more of the book but first, she has to learn with her machine teacher whose level is too advanced for her and she thinks the school in those days was much better than today.
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