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SIMPLE PRESENT CONTINUOUS (PART 1)

Hi there! We meet again today with another topic about tenses, Simple Present Continuous.  I will explain what it is in two parts, the introduction and the use, then the pattern.

As the name, continuous, we can use it to express something that happens in progress. Continue Reading »

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Listening Menu

Welcome!

In this section you have some links providing audio listening practices equipped by exercises to test your understanding about the conversation, vocabulary lists so that you can understand the vocabularies given well. The special thing from the materials is there is much slang in the conversations. So, you will understand how to speak English naturally. Continue Reading »

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Simple Present Tense

How do we make the Simple Present Tense?

(indonesian version) 

subject + auxiliary verb + main verb
do base

There are three important exceptions: Continue Reading »

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Simple Present Tense

Ingin membuat kalimat dengan

‘Simple Present Tense’? (english version click here)

Susunan / struktur kalimat simple present tense: Continue Reading »

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Adjective VS Adverb

Pernah dengar istilah2 diatas? atau punya masalah dengan bahasan diatas? atau pas lagi ngerjain latihan soal ttg masalah itu?

I think, You’d better check this out ^_^

 

# Adjective = kata sifat
Cth: expensive, expressive, careful, careless, etc.

E.g.
The Jacket is EXPENSIVE. No wonder if it is GOOD.
An EXPENSIVE jacket usually has a GOOD quality.

Dari contoh dapat dilihat penggunaan Adjective.
1. Ia dapat menjadi ‘complement/pelengkap’ dalam sebuah kalimat.
– The Jacket is EXPENSIVE
– No wonder if it is GOOD

2. Ia dapat menjadi penjelas kata benda.
– An EXPENSIVE jacket
– a GOOD quality

#Adverb = kata keterangan
Keterangan dalam B. Inggris mempunyai banyak macam.
– Adv. of Time (at five o’clock),
– Adv. of Place (on Surabaya Street)
– Adv. of reason (because of the rain)
– Adv. of frequency (always, often, rarely, seldom, etc)
– Adv. of manner/ ket cara (expressively, well, carefully, carelessly)

Preposision (on, at, in front of, etc) bisa dikatakan sebagai penanda keterangan. Berikut ini beberapa contoh kalimat yang menggunakan ‘keterangan’.

Cth:
– It’s five o’clock honey. Take a shower before your father arrives.
– We will meet here tomorrow at five o’clock on Surabaya Street, OK!
– Because of the storm, the match was cancelled.
– They often came late. But, after the headmaster advised them,
they never did it.
– He always drives the car carefully. He is a careful driver.

Semoga bermanfaat ^_^

 

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TOEIC preparation Oxford

Download free e-book for your TOEIC preparation . This  is also completed with some strategies you can apply in solving TOEIC problems such as listening and reading. This e-book is in pdf format. It consists of 117 pages, five chapters and grammar glossary. It can give you benefit to learn English grammar efficiently.

Download free e-book of  Toeic-Prep-Oxford

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Penjelasan 12 tenses

Hello world!

Apa kabar semua? Semoga anda semua selalu dalam keadaan yang paling baik ^_^

Syukurlah, akhirnya saya bisa membagi tulisan saya tentang 12 tenses yang berbentuk file presentasi, melalui blog ini. Mudah-mudahan yang saya bagi ini bermanfaat untuk Anda dalam memahami tenses. Tetapi, bila ada kurang nya saya dengan senang hati bila anda memberi masukan dan saran, supaya dikemudian hari menjadi semakin baik.

Terima kasih ^_^

TENSES

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Different Pond Different Fish (DPDF): Bush Dancing

Hi, how’s life? I hope your days are fun just like our topic today, Bush Dancing!

Hai, gimana kabar Anda? Saya harap hari-hari anda menyenangkan seperti topk kita hari ini, Bush Dancing!

 

What is Bush Dancing?  Bush means semak-semak in Indonesian. Dancing means menari. So, Bush Dancing is like dancing in the bushes.. 😛

Do you think so?? wkwkwk..you are wrong..! If you think it is like that, you have to read this story.

Let’s hear Fitriana’s story about it.

 

Bush Dancing!

I stayed in Perth almost a month. It is a clean and friendly city to stay in. Last weekend I was invited by Karen Bailey, from SIDE, School of Isolated and Distance Education, to go to a bush dance. I assumed that we would be transferred to some kind of forest with tall grass to do bush dancing. So I thought I would need clothing that can protect myself like a pair of boots to protect my feet, a long-sleeve top to protect me from mosquitoes and a hat of course. Since I didn’t have them I just wore pants, a T-shirt and pair of sandals. I arrived at the dance to see no forest at all! I entered the building where I saw some friends. There was lots of food and drink and a band. They looked like country musicians — cowboy hats, leather vests and big boots. We started chatting, eating and drinking. An hour later the guitarist asked us to gather around and make a big circle. There were series of dances. First it was an easy one but then it became more difficult AND more fun. We basically had to move our arms, legs and head a lot. We jumped up and down a lot and also reversing and changing spots. The beat was slow at first but gradually it became faster and faster. We were not allowed to stop while the music was playing. So, you could imagine how we ended up breathless! Age doesn’t matter. Children, teenagers and adults are all welcome. The only thing for sure is that you must posses strong stamina and be prepared because after dancing you will feel a painful calf! It’s FUN though. Bush dancing is really fun.

(by Fitriana Nur, Participant of Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) 2004, Perth, Western Australia. Ana wrote to KGRE in late February 2004.)

Wow, how fun!! Ternyata asyik juga ya kayaknya..sepertinya boleh juga dicoba di kelas-kelas Bahasa Inggris sama temen-temen teacher nih, biar kelasnya meriah, sekaligus memperkenalkan budaya lain ^_^

See you..

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Different Pond different fish: an overview

Going abroad can be a unique experience, since differences in culture must exist. In English we say “different pond different fish” in Indonesian it is “Lain ladang lain belalang”. It means that the culture, the people of one place must be different from other places. In Different Pond Different Fish category, You will find many people’s experience abroad, especially in English speaking country, so that we can take a lesson from them and at least, we can imagine how other culture is ^_^ (syukur-syukur kalau bisa kesana kapan-kapan, aminn..hehe).

Pergi keluar negeri bisa menjadi pengalaman unik tersendiri, karena budaya negara lain pasti berbeda dengan budaya kita. Peribahasa Bahasa Inggris untuk mengatakan ini adalah “different pond different fish” kalau di Bahasa Indonesia, kita kenal dengan peribahasa “Lain ladang lain belalang”. Peribahasa itu menjadi judul kategori baru dalam blog ini, dalam kategori ini, Anda akan menemukan pengalaman orang-orang yang pergi keluar negeri. Harapannya kita dapat mengetahui budaya negara lain dan supaya kita dapat mengambil pelajaran darinya ketika kita nantinya ada kesempatan keluar negeri (mau dongg… (:P) hee, amin)

Ok, check it out ^_^

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Iseng-iseng sambil Belajar: Confused vocabularies (kata-kata yang dibingungkan)

Menulis dalam Bahasa Inggris biasanya menjadi hal yang membingungkan pada beberapa orang. Rata-rata karena vocabulary (kosakata) yang kurang. Ada juga yang nulisnya keb0l4k-bol4k, hee.. karena istilah atau kata-kata dalam Bahasa Inggris banyak yang sama 😛

Yah, salah itu wajar koq. Yang ga wajar itu setelah salah ga mau coba lagi 😉 (setujuuu!!)

Nah, ini beberapa kata yang membingungkan dalam Bahasa Inggris beserta penjelasan penggunaannya yang sesuai.

Easily confused words

1. If you aren’t sure of a word, check its/it’s meaning in your dictionary.

Jawaban: its (menunjukkan kepemilikan benda)

Penjelasan: it’s adalah it is.

2. I’m not sure if they’re/ there coming.

Jawaban: they’re (singkatan dari “they are”)

Penjelasan: there digunakan untuk memperkenalkan subyek sebuah kalimat. Khususnya sebelum kata kerja be, seem, appear.

-There are four oranges.

3. She’s done well, isn’t/hasn’t she?

Jawaban: hasn’t

Penjelasan: question tag nya adalah hasn’t, karena kata kerja dari “She’s done well” adalah has done.

4. It can not/cannot be ready on time.

Jawaban: cannot

Penjelasan: penulisan yang benar adalah cannot.

5. I did hardly/hard any work yesterday.

Jawaban: hardly

Penjelasan: hardly artinya “hampir tidak”. Makna kalimat yang diinginkan adalah: Saya hampir tidak mengerjakan pekerjaan apapun

kemarin. Hard: keras

6. It was a rush, but we just managed to get there in/on time.

Jawaban: on time

Penjelasan: “on time” artinya pada angka/jam yang ditentukan.

“in time” artinya adalah lebih awal dari waktunya.

Cth: got home just in time – it’s starting to rain.

If we don’t hurry up, we won’t be in time to catch the train.

7. You really should/ought to help more often.

Jawaban: ought

Penjelasan: kata kerja yang mengikutinya dengan adalah to + Vi

“Should” hanya diikuti oleh kata kerja bentuk dasar (Vi)

Cth: You really should help more often.

8. I had less/fewer time than I needed.

Jawaban: less

Penjelasan: less digunakan dengan uncountable noun (“time” adalah kt. benda yang tidak dapat dihitung/uncountable noun.)

“fewer” digunakan dengan kata benda yang dapat dihitung.

Cth: There were fewer students came to the meeting than before.

9. It was cancelled because/because of the bad weather.

Jawaban: because of

Penjelasan: because of diikuti oleh kata benda (noun)/frase kata benda (noun phrase)

“because” diikuti oleh kalimat

Cth: It was cancelled because it rained yesterday.

10. She’s away on a business journey/trip.

Jawaban: trip

Penjelasan: “trip” bermakna perjalanan biasanya untuk waktu yang sementara kemuadian kembali lagi.

“journey” bermakna aktivitas bepergian dari suatu tempat ke tempat lain, khususnya dengan kendaraan.

Cth: It’s a two-hour train journey from York to London.

I love going on long journeys.

11. Thieves stole/robbed my office last night.

Jawaban: robbed

Penjelasan: “robbed (rob)” bermakna mengambil uang atau harta secara illegal dari sebuah tempat, organisasi, atau orang, seringkali

disertai kekerasan.

“stole (steal)” bermakna to take something without the permission or knowledge of the owner and keep it mengambil sesuatu tanpa

permisi atau sepengetahuan pemiliknya dan menyimpannya.

Cth: She admitted stealing the money from her employers.

12. I’ll see her while/during the summer.

Jawaban: during

Penjelasan: “during”

bermakna pada suatu waktu antara awal sampai akhir periode.

Cth: I woke up several times during the night.

“stole (steal)”

bermakna pada waktu itu, atau pada saat yang sama.

Cth: I read it while you were drying your hair.

13. If/Unless you don’t stop smoking, you’ll be seriously ill.

Jawaban: if

Penjelasan: “if” bermakna jika.

“unless” bermakna kecuali.

Cth: You’ll be seriously ill, Unless you stop smoking.

14. I met them on holiday/holidays.

Jawaban: holiday

Penjelasan: “holiday” digunakan untuk formal.

“holidays” digunakan untuk informal (Britain).

15. She’ll be back soon; she’s been/gone to the bank.

Jawaban: gone

Penjelasan: “has gone” bermakna ia sudah pergi (berangkat).

“has been” bermakna (pernah) pergi.

Cth: She has been in Bali.

16. I want it ready until/by five o’clock.

Jawaban: by

Penjelasan: “by” bermakna tidak lebih dari; pada atau sebelum.

“until” bermakna sampai.

Cth: She waited form three until six o’clock yesteday.

17. I must pay/pay for my phone bill this week.

Jawaban: pay

Penjelasan: “pay” bermakna membayar.

“pay for” bermakna dihukum karena melakukan sesuatu yang buruk.

Cth: We all pay for our mistakes in some way at some time.

18. What time does your train get/reach to the station?

Jawaban: get

Penjelasan: “get” diikuti ‘to’.

19. I must return the books I lent/borrowed from the library.

Jawaban: borrowed

Penjelasan: “borrow” bermakna meminjam .

“lent” bermakna meminjamkan.

Cth: If you need a coat I can lend you one/lend one to you.

20. I arrived home late, so I lost/missed the film on TV.

Jawaban: missed

Penjelasan: “miss” bermakna gagal melakukan sesuatu, seringkali sesuatu yang telah direncanakan atau diharapkan.

“lost” kehilangan.

Cth: I’ve lost my ticket.

Ternyata mudah ya ^_^ sebenarnya hanya tahu artinya saja.  Kalau tidak tahu artinya, kamuslah solusinya.

So, keep practicing. One we should keep in mind is “never give up” ^_^

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