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The Blue Sky: Reading Practice 9 (explanation)

By | October 22, 2015

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 »

The Future Perfect Continuous Tense

By | October 20, 2015

Untuk memahami the future perfect continuous tense, sobat pembaca perlu melihat kembali konsep yang telah dijelaskan sebelumnya tentang the past perfect continuous tense. Logika untuk kedua tense ini sama. Satu-satunya perbedaan adalah the past perfect continuous tense digunakan untuk konteks lampau, sementara the future perfect continous tense untuk konteks future. Coba sobat pembaca perhatikan kalimat dalam the past… Read More »

Animals of the Ice: Listening Practice 3 (report)

By | October 3, 2015

The following questions are based on a brief description of the walrus. You can listen online or download the Mp3 file by clicking this link Animals of the Ice. 1. The spoken text is categorized as a report because … . A. it describes in details one specific walrus B. it describes the walrus as species in general… Read More »

Should Tablets Replace Textbooks?: Reading Practice 5 (discussion)

By | September 28, 2015

Publishing for the K-12 school market is an $8 billion industry, with three companies – McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – capturing about 85% of this market. Tablets are a $72 billion industry with 42% of US adults owning a tablet. As tablets have become more prevalent, a new debate has formed over whether K-12 school districts… Read More »

What You Will Be Driving in 2016: Reading Practice 2 (news)

By | September 19, 2015

The world’s largest auto show opened its doors in Frankfurt this week. With dozens of debuts and concept cars launched, the 66th IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) Frankfurt Motor Show was a chance for car makers from around the globe to unveil their plans for next year and beyond. Frankfurt sits alongside Geneva and Paris as one of the big… Read More »

Indonesian Haze: Reading Practice 1 (news)

By | September 17, 2015

Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia are choking under a thick haze of smog caused by the annual burning of land for the production of pulp, paper and palm oil on the island of Sumatra, in western Indonesia and Borneo. The smog has become so bad the Indonesian government has declared a state of emergency in Riau province, one of… Read More »

Brave: Reading Practice 4 (movie review)

By | September 13, 2015

My family of three went to see an early screening of the new Disney movie, “Brave” yesterday, so I thought I would write a quick ‘mommy’ review of the movie. Disney definitely breaks the standard “Disney Princess” mold with this movie as Princess Merida is a fun, outgoing and wild girl that for once is not in search… Read More »