Category Archives: Reading

The Doll and the White Rose: Reading Practice 5 (recount)

By | December 11, 2017

I was walking around in a store, when I saw a cashier give some money back to a a five-year old boy. The cashier said,”I’m sorry but you don’t have enough money to buy this doll.” Then the little boy turned to the old woman standing next to him and said,”Granny, are you sure I don’t have enough… Read More »

The Elephant: Reading Practice 5 (report)

By | December 5, 2017

The elephant is the largest and strongest of all animals. It is a strange looking animal with its thick legs,huge sides and backs, large hanging ears, a small tail, little eyes, long white tusks and above all it has a long nose, the trunk. The trunk is the elephant’s peculiar feature, and it has various uses. The elephant… Read More »

My School Day: Reading Practice 4 (recount)

By | December 11, 2017

My mother got me ready for school then I had to wait for her to brush my hair and place every strand in just the perfect position. I had to show her my shoes that I had cleaned the night before and my school bag had to be neatly put on my shoulder before I could get near… Read More »

Save the Earth, Mr. President!: Reading Practice 3 (hortatory exposition)

By | December 5, 2017

I am a sixth-grade student at Liberty Middle School in Morganton, North Carolina. I think the first thing you should do, Mr. President, is take specific action to protect our environment. I am concerned about the natural wonders of our nation and of the world being preserved both for my generation and for future generations. There are many… Read More »

Let’s Plant More Trees: Reading Practice 2 (hortatory exposition)

By | December 5, 2017

What do you see on our school grounds? You’ll probably notice a big gray building, a black parking lot, a gray playground, and a small field with patches of grass. What don’t you see? Trees. Planting trees would make our school look beautiful, but there are more important reasons why trees should be planted. First, planting trees will… Read More »

Bacteria: Reading Practice 8 (discussion)

By | December 6, 2017

One day in 1676,  a Dutch scientist named Antony van Leeuwenhoek looked through a microscope what no one had ever seen before: bacteria. Bacteria, very tiny living things, exist everywhere in the environment and can only be seen through a microscope. On the one hand, bacteria are harmful. The word germs is used to describe harmful bacteria. Germs… Read More »

Southern Thailand Hit by the Worst Haze from Indonesia: Reading Practice 5 (news)

By | December 5, 2017

Southern Thailand was hit Thursday by the most severe haze ever from forest fires in Indonesia, forcing all schools in a province to close and disrupting flights in a popular tourist area, officials said. The haze that has shrouded parts of Malaysia and Singapore for nearly two months reached hazardous levels in the Southern city of Songkhla, with… Read More »

Let’s Keep the Environment Clean: Reading Practice 1 (hortatory exposition)

By | December 5, 2017

Sometimes when I pass some certain places in Jakarta, I often see piles of trash by the side of the street or even by the river. The view is annoying. It makes our city look very ugly and dirty. If we walk near the the piles of trash, we could smell stinky odors coming from them. Piles of… Read More »

Anecdote TAK SAMA Dengan Cerita Lucu

By | December 5, 2017

Sobat pembaca, kali ini saya ingin membahas soal anecdote. Banyak orang mempunyai anggapan bahwa anecdote adalah cerita lucu. Sebenarnya tidak demikian. Anecdote pertama-tama BUKAN cerita lucu, dan tidak identik dengan cerita lucu. Anecdote memang bisa saja lucu, tergantung isinya dan tergantung penulisnya. Tetapi, anecdote bisa saja tidak lucu, karena memang tujuan teks ini pertama-tama bukan untuk membuat pembaca… Read More »