RSS

Speaking English Practice

Tetap semangat untuk belajaar… ada video bagus untuk disaksikan setelah itu isi setiap pertanyaannya, selamat menyaksikan.

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 2, 2014 in Speaking I

 

Tags: , ,

Simple Present Tense

Untuk penjelasan tentang  simple present tense yuk… diliat dari video ini: selamat belajar 🙂

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 2, 2014 in Structure I

 

Tags: , ,

Conversation about holidays

Yolla : Etha, tell me, where do you think people might go for holidays in the future ?

Etha : Hmm…holidays….in the future …..? Let me think…. Well… I think people still might go to exotic or natural places for holidays, such as Raja Ampat, Komodo Island or to have safari in Africa. People are prefer to go there than visiting museums or waterpark or malls. They are interesting places to visit, but it feels different if you have holidays out of the city. It’s more exciting.

Yolla : Mmm…OK. That’s right. What else ?

Etha : Beside nice views that come from nature, I believe that people get bored with the crowdedness of the city. They need quiet places to relax, to feel fresh air, also to have adventure with wil animals, wildlife.

Yolla : I agree with you. Though the city have great places to visit, even amusing, but it still can’t be compared with the place that come from nature or wildlife.

Etha : Yes, that’s true. And how about you ? Where do you think of the holiday places they might go in the future ?

Yolla : Mmm….I’m not sure, but probably outer space will be a great destination. So, I think people will go there to spend their holidays.

Etha : Outer space ? Well…that could be. Why do you think so ?

Yolla : As I said before, I agree with you that people might still go to natural places but for several people, I think, especially who has a lot of money, they want to experience more. Beside as you know, only astronauts or people who work for NASA or have research about space that can go there, now ordinary people like us cab have such experience.

Etha : But how ? I mean, should they go to NASA ? Do NASA provide such thing ?

Yolla : No, not NASA. There is a company which offer travel to outer space. It calls Virgin Galactic. You can make online registration if you are interested in

Etha : Wow, that’s amazing. maybe someday I can go to outer space, to take a walk on moon or mars, but for now I’m prefer to keep spend holiday on earth. By the way , are also interested in going to outer space someday? Perhaps you are bored to have holidays on earth.

Yolla : definitely I want to go there, but when will it happen ? I don’t even afford to travel on earth hehehe. Pity me

Etha : you know what ? Because we are talking about travel to outer space, I have a will to celebrate my wedding there. And you must come.

Yolla : sure I will come Etha, as long as you pay the aerospace plane’s ticket.

Etha : absolutely Yolla. Should we do the registration now ?

Yolla : of course,  we must apply immediately before it’s fully booked.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 2, 2014 in Speaking I

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

The Differentiation Between Active and Passive Voice

 

Active

Passive

Simple Present

Once a week, Tom cleans the house.

Once a week, the house is cleaned by Tom.

Present Continuous

Right now, Sarah is writing the letter.

Right now, the letter is being written by Sarah.

Simple Past

Sam repaired the car.

The car was repaired by Sam.

Past Continuous

The salesman was helping the customer when the thief came into the store.

The customer was being helped by the salesman when the thief came into the store.

Present Perfect

Many tourists have visited that castle.

That castle has been visited by many tourists.

Present Perfect Continuous

Recently, John has been doing the work.

Recently, the work has been being done by John.

Past Perfect

George had repaired many cars before he received his mechanic’s license.

Many cars had been repaired by George before he received his mechanic’s license.

Past Perfect Continuous

Chef Jones had been preparing the restaurant’s fantastic dinners for two years before he moved to Paris.

The restaurant’s fantastic dinners had been being prepared by Chef Jones for two years before he moved to Paris.

Simple Futurewill

Someone will finish the work by 5:00 PM.

The work will be finished by 5:00 PM.

Simple Futurebe going to

Sally is going to make a beautiful dinner tonight.

A beautiful dinner is going to be made by Sally tonight.

Future Continuouswill

At 8:00 PM tonight, John will be washing the dishes.

At 8:00 PM tonight, the dishes will be being washed by John.

Future Continuousbe going to

At 8:00 PM tonight, John is going to be washing the dishes.

At 8:00 PM tonight, the dishes are going to be being washed by John.

Future Perfectwill

They will have completed the project before the deadline.

The project will have been completed before the deadline.

Future Perfectbe going to

They are going to have completed the project before the deadline.

The project is going to have been completed before the deadline.

Future Perfect Continuouswill

The famous artist will have been painting the mural for over six months by the time it is finished.

The mural will have been being painted by the famous artist for over six months by the time it is finished.

Future Perfect Continuousbe going to

The famous artist is going to have been painting the mural for over six months by the time it is finished.

The mural is going to have been being painted by the famous artist for over six months by the time it is finished.

Used to

Jerry used to pay the bills.

The bills used to be paid by Jerry.

Would Always

My mother would always make the pies.

The pies would always be made by my mother.

Future in the PastWould

I knew John would finish the work by 5:00 PM.

I knew the work would be finished by 5:00 PM.

Future in the PastWas Going to

I thought Sally was going to make a beautiful dinner tonight.

I thought a beautiful dinner was going to be made by Sally tonight

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 2, 2014 in Structure I

 

Tags: ,

HAMBURGER PARAGRAPHS

HAMBURGER

How to write a really great paragraph

The Topic Sentence (Top Bun)

         Very first sentence of your paragraph.

         Always needs to be indented.

         Tells what your paragraph is going to be about.

There are many reasons that I love to teach.  First of all, I love to teach because I love being at school.  Another reason I love teaching is that the days go by quickly.  A third reason I love to teach is because I love seeing a student understand something new. Finally, I love to teach because I love to be around kids.  These are just a few reasons I love to teach.

The First Detail (Lettuce) supporting ideas

         Should not be the most important detail.

         Needs to follow directly after the topic sentence.

         Needs to be full of good “lettucy” details!

There are many reasons that I love to teach.  First of all, I love to teach because I love being at school.  Another reason I love teaching is that the days go by quickly.  A third reason I love to teach is because I love seeing a student understand something new. Finally, I love to teach because I love to be around kids.  These are just a few reasons I love to teach.

The Second Detail (Tomato)

         Still should not be the most important detail.

         Needs to follow directly after the lettuce sentence.

         Needs to be full of good “juicy” details

 There are many reasons that I love to teach.  First of all, I love to teach because I love being at school.  Another reason I love teaching is that the days go by quickly.  A third reason I love to teach is because I love seeing a student understand something new. Finally, I love to teach because I love to be around kids.  These are just a few reasons I love to teach.

The Third Detail (Cheese)

         Still not be the most important detail.

         Needs to start differently than other sentences.

         Needs to be full of good “cheesy” details!

There are many reasons that I love to teach.  First of all, I love to teach because I love being at school.  Another reason I love teaching is that the days go by quicklyA third reason I love to teach is because I love seeing a student understand something new. Finally, I love to teach because I love to be around kids.  These are just a few reasons I love to teach.

The Last Detail (Meat)

         Finally!!  The most important detail.

         Should start differently than most of the other sentences.

         Needs to be full of good “meaty” details!

There are many reasons that I love to teach.  First of all, I love to teach because I love being at school.  Another reason I love teaching is that the days go by quickly.  A third reason I love to teach is because I love seeing a student understand something new. Finally, I love to teach because I love to be around kids.  These are just a few reasons I love to teach.

The Closing Sentence  (Bottom Bun)

         Should look a lot like the topic sentence.

         Needs to summarize the topic.

         Needs to be an obvious end to the sentence.

There are many reasons that I love to teach.  First of all, I love to teach because I love being at school.  Another reason I love teaching is that the days go by quickly.  A third reason I love to teach is because I love seeing a student understand something new. Finally, I love to teach because I love to be around kidsThese are just a few reasons I love to teach.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 2, 2014 in Reading I

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

NEWS READER PROJECT

SPORT NEWS

Chris John Fights Japanese Challenger

WBA Fly-weight Super Champion Chris John is to face Japanese boxer Shoji Kimora in a title fight at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on May 5, a spokesman of his promotor said.

Chris’s opponent is 34 years old and has an orthodox boxing style, Fathan Rangkuti, media and promotion officer of Mahkota Promotions, said here Tuesday. At the same time and venue, IBO Asia Pacific fly-weight champion Daud Yordan would be fighting Philippine boxer Ramie Laput, he said.

“Daud’s opponent is 33 years old and also has an orthodox boxing style. He descended to bantam weight,” Fathan said.

The contracts on Chris John’s and Daud Yordan’s matches had already been signed and what they now had to do was preparing themselves for the upcoming fights, he said. “Late February Chris John will leave for Australia to train at Herry’s Gym in Perth under supervision of his trainer Craig Christian.”

When in the ring with Shoji Kimora, Chris John who is nicknamed The Dragon would be defending his title for the 16th time.

Kobe uncertain on return as Lakers begin camp

Kobe Bryant is uncertain when he’ll return to the Los Angeles Lakers after missing last season’s playoffs with a torn Achilles tendon.

Bryant is more certain about a few other things: He’ll come back strong from his injury, and the Lakers will attempt to contend for another title even without Dwight Howard.

Bryant joined his teammates for the opening day of training camp Saturday, but he’s still a long way from stepping on the practice court. The fourth-leading scorer in NBA history is running on a special treadmill and doing some court drills, but still isn’t sprinting or playing basketball after surgery in mid-April.

Pau Gasol also will sit out a few days of practice while easing back from offseason treatment on his knees.

NEWS ENTERTAINMENT

Michael Jackson’s family blames promoters for his death

A lawyer representing the family of the late pop star Michael Jackson has told a US court that the concert promoters were responsible for his death, because they hired the doctor who gave him a fatal dose of anaesthetic.

The lawyer said executives at AEG knew the singer was in fragile health.

But he said the promoters were prepared to do whatever it took to get Michael Jackson to perform a series of concerts in London, to launch a lucrative world tour.

AEG denies the claim.

The Jackson family are seeking millions of dollars in damages from AEG for alleged negligence.

MJ DOCTOR MJ

 

Hyun Bin proves his charm in Singapore press conference

hyun bin

Fresh out of army, South Korea’s A-list actor, Hyun Bin, is back in the game. The K-drama heartthrob was in Singapore last weekend as part of his Asia Fanmeeting Tour. With back-to-back schedules in other countries, Hyun Bin flew in past midnight and attended an open Press Conference the very next day, April 26 at Bugis+ Mall. Decked in a pin-striped blazer and slick back-combed hairstyle, Hyun Bin was a masterpiece.

Charming fans of all ages, Hyun Bin definitely has the X-Factor. But, the humble man rates himself a mere 30 out of 100 in the ‘charming appeal scale’ and threw back the question to fans. Of course, fans could name a long list of possible charms the man can have; from his smile to his intense stare and gentlemanly aura.

“I’m not as insensitive or selfish as my character in Secret Garden,” explained Hyun Bin. He may not be a romantic, planning special events but he does take extra special care of people he love.

When asked to show some cuteness, Hyun Bin was hesitant and finally posed with a peace sign for a split second before bursting in embarrassment. The man is definitely not cut-out to be cute, we’ll let him stick to being the charming suave gentleman!

It was surprising to hear his original ambition, before dreaming of becoming an actor. He once considered joining the police force! His alternative career choice if not an actor, would be a policeman then!

During the press conference, Hyun Bin hinted of an upcoming project. It has since been revealed that Hyun Bin will be acting in his first ‘sagaeuk’ (historical) drama as King Jungjo in the ‘King’s Wrath’!

56138071  HyunBin41

 

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 2, 2014 in Reading I

 

Tags: , , ,

Prinsip Dasar Mengambil Keputusan Etis Kristen

Pada bab ini kami diberikan kesempatan untuk mempresentasikan tugas dari mata kuliah Christian Ethics. Saya beserta Ka Yolla juga Abang Bernard akan membagikan bahan presentasinya.

Dalam kehidupan kita diharuskan mengambil keputusan, contoh : keputusan sekolah mana yang ingin diambil, keputusan pindah kerja, keputusan pindah rumah, keputusan fakultas & jurusan mana yang ingin diambil dan lain – lain.

Apa itu keputusan ?

Keputusan adalah suatu reaksi terhadap beberapa solusi alternatif yang dilakukan secara sadar dengan cara menganalisa kemungkinan – kemungkinan dari alternatif tersebut beserta konsekuensinya.

Prinsip dasar mengambil keputusan etis Kristen

Dalam mengambil keputusan haruslah berdasarkan kehendak dan iman kepada Allah yang harus kita terapkan dalam pengambilan keputusan di setiap hal dalam kehidupan kita Yeremia 29 ayat 11 :

Sebab Aku ini mengetahui rancangan-rancangan apa yang ada pada-Ku mengenai kamu, demikianlah firman TUHAN, yaitu rancangan damai sejahtera dan bukan rancangan kecelakaan, untuk memberikan kepadamu hari depan yang penuh harapan.

Tujuannya adalah supaya kita dengan bijak dan cerdas memikirkan setiap hal dan setiap aspek sebelum bertindak, dan bagaimana bertindak sesuai dengan apa yang dikehendaki Allah melalui firman-Nya. Keputusan etis yang kita ambil mempengaruhi setiap aspek kehidupan kita kini dan nanti.

Yang menjadi pedoman bagi kita dalam mengambil keputusan adalah :

1.       Kasih

Segala perbuatan yang kita lakukan harus senantiasa berpedoman dan bertolak berdasarkan kasih. Kasih kepada Allah harus  dengan segenap hati, segenap jiwa dan dengan segenap akal budi juga dengan segenap kekuatan (Mat. 22 : 37& Mar. 12 : 30). Ini berarti dalam mengambil keputusan kita harus mempertimbangkan apakah keputusan yang kita ambil sudah berdasarkan kasih kepada Allah atau belum ? Jangan sampai keputusan yang kita ambil malah menjauhkan kita dari Allah.

Sebagai contoh : kita ingin pindah pekerjaan, kita harus mempertimbangkan hari & jam kerjanya, tempatnya, dan lain – lain. Kemungkinan bila tempatnya jauh, kita akan kesulitan untuk ikut ibadah pemuda yang diadakannya pada hari kerja, atau jadwal kerjanya masuk di hari minggu yang menyebabkan kita kesulitan untuk ibadah minggu karena jam kebaktian dan jam masuk kerja sama. Yang membuat kesulitan juga bila jam kerjanya memakan waktu hampir seharian yang menyebabkan kita kesulitan datang ke persekutuan bahkan kumpul dengan keluarga.

( langkah yang harus diambil adalah kita harus mengatur waktu & menetapkan diri kita supaya hal2 tersebut dapat kita lakukan dan bukan menjadi alasan supaya kita tidak bersekutu dengan Tuhan dan supaya hubunga kita dengan keluarga juga harmonis)

2    Iman 

Sebelum bertindak dan berbuat, sebelum mengambil keputusan, selalu ingat bahwa kita orang beriman, maka haruslah tindakan, perbuatan dan pengambilan keputusan kita berdasarkan iman.

Iman adalah anugerah Tuhan kepada kita supaya dapat percaya kepada Tuhan Yesus bahwa apapun keputusan kita baik adanya bila kita melibatkan Tuhan dalam mempertimbangkan segala sesuatunya sebelum mengambil keputusan.Kita harus meyakini bila kita sudah meminta petunjuk dan hikmat dari Tuhan dan mempertimbangkan segala sesuatunya secara matang, maka keputusan tersebut adalah yang paling baik, walaupun terkadang timbul permasalahan – permasalahan baru yang tidak terduga. Kita harus yakin bahwa Tuhan akan selalu menolong kita dalam menghadapi hal tersebut. Ingat Tuhan selalu menopang kita yang walaupun kita jatuh tetapi tidak sampai tergeletak (Maz. 37 : 23 -24)

3.       Motif

Motif sangat mempengaruhi tindakan seseorang. Motif yang mendasari tindakan kita sangat tersembunyi saat orang lain mungkin tidak mengetahuinya, namun Tuhan mengetahuinya. Oleh karena itu kita seharusnya menyadari sebelum bertindak harus mempunyai motivasi yang tulus, jujur, dan benar. Jika motivasi kita hanya berdasarkan untung, cocok, pantas, suka-suka, nama baik, kata orang, maka perbuatan etis itu cenderung salah.

(Contoh : panitia perayaan Natal yang ingin membuat acara Natal yang spektakuler hanya karena ingin dipandang OK oleh jemaat, padahal acara tersebut membutuhkan dana yang cukup besar)

4.       Meminta hikmat dan pimpinan Roh Kudus

Roh Kudus adalah roh penolong, yang tinggal dalam hati setiap anak – anak Tuhan. Roh Kudus senantiasa akan memberikan pimpinan dan hikmat supaya kita tidak salah dalam bertindak dan mengambil keputusan etis setiap hari.

5.       Menentukan skala prioritas

Mengambil keputusan etis membutuhkan kebijakan hidup.  Hidup bijak sama dengan mengetahui dengan baik dan benar apa yang paling penting dalam hidup ini. Hal ini sangat mempengaruhi keberhasilan hidup seseorang kini dan nanti. Skala prioritas kita bagi dalam beberapa hal :

* Paling penting

* Penting

* Kurang penting

* Tidak penting

* Sia – sia

* Merugikan

* Berbahaya

Hal – hal yang perlu dalam mengambil keputusan :

1.       Luangkan cukup waktu sambil berdoa meminta hikmat dari Tuhan

Keputusan yang diambil dengan tergesa-gesa dapat terbukti tidak bijaksana tetapi keputusan yang dipertimbangkan dengan matang akan memberikan ketentraman di masa depan.

Akan tetapi, meluangkan cukup waktu jangan disalahartikan dengan mengulur-ulur waktu.Beberapa keputusan begitu pentingnya sehingga tindakan yang berhikmat adalah memutuskannya secepat dan semasuk akal mungkin. Penundaan yang tidak perlu dapat merugikan diri kita dan orang lain. Penangguhan suatu keputusan secara tidak perlu bisa menjadi suatu keputusan, kemungkinan, keputusan yang tidak bijaksana.

2.       Mempertimbangkan konsekuensi jangka panjang

Beberapa keputusan akan memiliki konsekuensi yang signifikan. Maka, cobalah tentukan sebelumnya apa saja yang akan terjadi.  Waspadalah agar tidak membiarkan daya tarik manfaat jangka pendek membutakan kita untuk melihat dengan jelas konsekuensi jangka panjang yang mungkin tidak diinginkan (Amsal 22 : 3 “ Kalau orang bijak melihat malapetaka, bersembunyilah ia, tetapi orang yang berpengalaman berkalan terus, lalu kena celaka”)

(membuat daftar tertulis mengenai kemungkinan konsekuensi jangka pendek & jangka panjang, hasil jagka pendek & jangka panjang)

3.       Mencari fakta &masukan dari orang lain

Apa yang sudah kita pertimbangkan, cobalah kita diskusikan dengan orang yang dekat dengan kita, atau orang yang menurut kita sangat kompeten, seperti orang tua kita, saudara kita, teman dekat kita. Dengan melakukan ini, kita akan mendapatkan pandangan dari sisi lain, mendapatkan masukan mengenai hal yang kita lupa atau terlewatkan, juga mendapatkan nasihat – nasihat yang tentunya kita perlu agar tidak salah dalam mengambil keputusan.

4.       Pikirkan apakah keputusan yang kita ambil baik dan adil bagi orang lain

5.    Pikirkan apakah dampaknya bagi kita, orang lain dan lingkungan

Bagaimanakah bila keputusan yang kita ambil sepertinya keliru ?

     Hal yang perlu kita ingat adalah Tuhan bisa menggunakan segalanya, bahkan keputusan yang keliru tetap bisa dipakai untuk mendatangkan kebaikan (Roma 8 : 28 “Kita tahu sekarang, bahwa Allah turut bekerja dalam segala sesuatu untuk mendatangkan kebaikan bagi mereka yang mengasihi Dia, yaitu bagi mereka yang terpanggil sesuai dengan rencana Allah)

     Yang bisa kita lakukan bila menghadapi hal ini adalah berdoa memohon kekuatan dari Tuhan dan menjalaninya dengan sukacita, karena ini adalah keputusan yang sudah kita ambil. Kita tidak bisa mengulang waktu untuk merubah keputusan, jadi hadapilah apa yang sudah menjadi keputusan kita.

     Jangan menyalahkan diri kita atas keputusan yang sudah diambil, yang malah bisa memperburuk keadaan.Lebih baik mencari solusi atas permasalahan tersebut.

KESIMPULAN :

*    Pengambilan keputusan sangat diperlukan dalam kehidupan demi masa depan yang sejahtera.

*    Pengambilan keputusan haruslah berdasarkan kasih kepada Allah dan sesama, iman dan motif yang jujur, tulus dan benar. Selain itu kita juga harus meminta pertolongan Roh Kudus dan menentukan skala prioritas demi keputusan yang bijaksana.

*     Dalam mengambil keputusan perlu adanya pertimbangan yang matang. Meluangkan waktu untuk mempertimbangkan konsekuensi, memikirkan dampaknya bagi diri kita maupun orang lain merupakan hal yang perlu dalam pengambilan keputusan. Di samping itu masukan, nasihat dan fakta-fakta yang kita dapatkan dari orang lain juga turut menjadi pertimbangan.

*     Bila sepertinya keputusan kita keliru, yang harus kita lakukan adalah berdoa mohon kekuatan dari Tuhan dan menjalaninya, karena Tuhan memakai setiap kondisi kehidupan kita demi terwujudnya rencana Allah yang agung dan indah. Ingat selalu bahwa keputusan yang kita buat baik adanya.

Melalui video ini kita akan melihat bahwa dalam keadaan sulit pun keputusan harus tetap diambil.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on December 31, 2013 in Christian Ethics

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

 
susianalie

Motivated to achieve higher dreams and goals

Sherly Margaretha

KEEP CALM and LETS GO THE BEACH

BET

Bernard English Teacher

Etha Widiyana

God is Good all the time