Category Archives: Reading

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

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

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 »

Hortatory Exposition

Apa sih sebenarnya hortatory exposition? Ya, sebenarnya secara umum hampir sama dengan analytical exposition. Baik hortatory maupun analytical bersifat agumentatif persuasif, artinya, penulis berupaya mempengaruhi atau membujuk pembaca melalui tulisannya untuk mendukung dan mengikuti sudut pandangnya terhadap isu atau persoalan tertentu. Seperti halnya analytical exposition, hortatory exposition juga diawali dengan thesis statement, yakni sebuah pernyataan (kadang-kadang juga berupa… Read More »

Mafia Style Executioner Arrested in Kuala Lumpur: Reading Practice 4 (news)

NLF Malaysia: The Malaysian police have notified the Singaporean police that a suspected murderer, Tan Chor Jin, who fled to Kuala Lumpur after shooting and killing Mr. Lim Hock Soon, has been arrested. The 39-year-old suspect, who is blind in one eye, has been dubbed the ‘One-eyed dragon’. It was alleged that Tan entered Mr. Lim’s apartment at… Read More »

The Blue Sky: Reading Practice 9 (explanation)

It is easy to see that the sky is blue. Have you ever wondered why? A lot of other smart people have, too. And it took a long time to figure it out! The light from the Sun looks white. But it is really made up of all the colors of the rainbow. You learn that the light… Read More »

Being an Entrepreneur: Reading Practice 7 (discussion)

Entrepreneurship comes with its share of ups and downs. The most obvious advantage is the opportunity to be your own boss. Being in charge and making the important decisions regarding your business can be fulfilling, but it can also be challenging. Here are more thoughts on the pros and cons that come with being a small business owner:… Read More »

Working at Home: Reading Practice 6 (discussion)

These days more and more people prefer to work at home. With recent advances in technology, including the Web, email, intranets, modems, cheaper fax machines and voice mail, working at home has become a popular choice. There are certain benefits that you would love. Please consider the following pros and cons before you decide to work at home.… Read More »