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Contoh Recount Text

Posted by Zahrowi Ahmad pada 9 Mei 2009

Read the passage

One day I was setting in the local library, I started to read a medical encyclopedia that was lying on the table in front of me. The first illness I read about was cholera. As I read the list of symptoms, it occurred to me that perhaps I had cholera myself. I sat for a while, too frightened to move.

Then, in a kind of dream, I started to turn the pages of the book again. I came to malaria. Yes, there was no doubt about it – I had malaria too. And I certainly had hepatitis. And yellow fever. And so it went on. I read through the whole book, and by the end I came to the conclusion that I had every illness. There was only one illness I didn’t have – and that was housemaid’s knee.

I sat and thought, and I became more and more worried. I wondered how long I had to live. I examined myself. I felt my pulse. At first, I couldn’t find it at all; then, suddenly it seems start off. I looked at my watch to time it – it was beating 147 times a minute. I tried to feel my heart. I couldn’t feel it. It wasn’t beating. I stuck my tongue out and tried to look at it. I could only see the end of it, but from that I was even more certain than before that I had yellow fever.

I went straight to my doctor, who was a good friend of mine. “What’s the matter with you?” he asked. “I have every illness in the medical encyclopedia.” I told him how I read the medical encyclopedia. Then he opened my mouth and looked at my tongue, and he felt mu pulse, and he listened to my heart. Then he sat down and wrote a prescription. It said:

  • 3 good meals every day
  • A two-mile walk every day morning
  • Be in bed at 11 o’clock every night
  • Don’t read medical books!

I followed the doctor’s instructions, and I am happy to say that I now feel quite well again.

(Adapted from Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome , first published in 1889)

 Answer the questions

  1. Where this person reading?
  2. What was the first illness he thought he had?
  3. What book was he reading?
  4. What was the illness that he did not have?
  5. How did he check himself?
  6. What was the doctor’s advice?
  7. What do you think of being your own doctor?
  8. Have you met people who worry too much about their health?
  9. Have you met people who do not worry about their health?

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Posted by Zahrowi Ahmad pada 24 April 2009

A narrative is a story that is created in a constructive format (written, spoken, poetry, prose, images, song, theater or dance) that describes a sequence of fictional or non-fictional events. It derives from the Latin verb narrare, which means “to recount” and is related to the adjective gnarus, meaning “knowing” or “skilled”.(Ultimately derived from the Proto-Indo-European root gnō-, “to know”. The word “story” may be used as a synonym of “narrative”, but can also be used to refer to the sequence of events described in a narrative. A narrative can also be told by a character within a larger narrative. An important part of narration is the narrative mode.

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Descriptive Text

Posted by Zahrowi Ahmad pada 16 Maret 2009

A descriptive text is a text which lists the characteristics of something. Take an example, the following is one of the text belongs to the descriptive text.

Prambanan Temple

Prambanan Temple

Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple compound in Central Java in Indonesia, located approximately 18 km east of Yogyakarta.

The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the largest Hindu temples in south-east Asia. It is characterised by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu temple architecture, and by the 47m high central building inside a large complex of individual temples.

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Tips Berbicara Bahasa Inggris

Posted by Zahrowi Ahmad pada 12 Maret 2009

Oleh Mr. Frans

Berbicara adalah ketrampilan performansi. Anda dapat melakukannya dengan baik jika Anda berusaha untuk berbicara banyak. Siswa dalam kelas bahasa asing terkadang mengalami kesulitan mendengarkan dan berbicara karena mereka takut membuat kesalahan. Tidak apa-apa berbuat salah. Santai saja dalam berbicara.

Tips untuk meningkatkan ketrampilan berbicara

  1. Bicara keras-keras. Tiru suara dari bahasa tersebut. Jangan menggumam. Walaupun kebanyakan orang merasa malu untuk membuat suara yang aneh, Anda akan semakin terbiasa dengan bahasa tersebut.
  2. Jika dipersilakan berbicara di kelas, katakan sesuatu walau itu salah. Anda akan dapat belajar dari kesalahan itu. Jika Anda butuh waktu untuk berpikir, mintalah agar pertanyaan diulang. Jika Anda tidak tahu jawabannya, katakan dalam bahasa asing, “Saya tidak tahu” atau “Tolong!”
  3. Berlatih dengan siswa asing atau dengan siswa lain yang dapat membantu Anda untuk belajar bahasa Inggris.
  4. Siapkan sebuah buku atau artikel dalam bahasa inggris (terserah anda, tetapi lebih baik jika buku/artikel ini anda sukai, misalnya fiksi, atau bahkan buku anak anak). Siapkan kamus kecil yang memiliki panduan pengucapan bahasa inggris di sisi anda.
  5. Masuklah ke kamar tidur supaya privasi anda terjaga
  6. Bacalah keras-keras satu halaman buku atau artikel tersebut, seakan-akan anda penyiar TV atau pendongeng.
  7. Jika menjumpai kata yang bingung pengucapannya, periksa kamus
  8. Kalau bisa, jangan membaca kata per kata, tetapi lihat satu kalimat secara utuh. Kalau bisa, ulanglah membaca satu kalimat hingga sreg pengucapannya


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Posted by Zahrowi Ahmad pada 2 Oktober 2008

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Infinitive Past Tense Past Participle Present Participle Meaning
Arise arose arisen arising timbul
Awake awoke awoken awaking bangun, terjaga
Be was, were been being ada
Bear born born bearing bawa, pikul, tahan derita, lahir
beat beat beaten beating memukul, mangalahkan
become became become becoming menjadi
Begin began begun beginning mulai
Bend bent bent bending tunduk, membelokkan
Beseech besought besought beseeching inta dengan sangat
bet bet bet betting bertaruh
Bind bound bound binding mengikat
Bite bit bit bitten menggigit
Bleed bled bled beeding berdarah
Blow blew blew blowing bertiup, menghembus
Break broke broken breaking memecahkan
Bring brought brought bringing membawa
Broadcast broadcast, broadcasted broadcast, broadcasted broadcasting menyiarkan
Build built built building membangun
Burn burnt burnt burning membakar
Burst burst burst bursting meledak

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