Category Archives: Reading

Fast Food: Reading Practice 1 (analytical exposition)

By | May 7, 2015

Fast food nowadays is considered a normal eating venture. People are not just eating out on special occasions or weekends anymore. It means that all the time they mostly eat fast foods. However, is fast food good for health? Fast food gained popularity in the 1940’s. Within a few years, fast-food operations popped up everywhere. With the compelling… Read More »

Apa itu Analytical Exposition?

By | May 3, 2015

Salah satu jenis teks yang mesti dipelajari oleh siswa-siswa SMA di Indonesia adalah analytical exposition. Ini adalah jenis teks yang secara khusus ditulis oleh penulis untuk meyakinkan/membujuk pembaca untuk mempercayai sikap atau sudut pandang yang diambilnya terhadap sebuah isu tertentu. Penulis membujuk pembaca melalui argumen-argumen yang ia berikan lewat tulisan tersebut. Dalam hal ini, bukti-bukti faktual ataupun ilmiah… Read More »

Agatha Christie: Reading Practice 4 (biography)

By | April 18, 2015

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was an English novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name. She also wrote the world’s longest-running play, the Mousetrap. Born into a wealthy… Read More »

Day at the Beach: Reading Practice 2 (recount)

By | April 11, 2015

Early one morning in summer, in the city of Cape Town, I woke up to the sound of birds’ chirps. I got up to open my curtains to let the early morning sun in to warm my face. It was the perfect day for the beach! Quickly I changed from my pajamas into my costume and pulled on… Read More »

Early One Morning in April: Reading Practice 1 (recount)

By | March 30, 2015

It was early morning, on sunny spring day in April; Heathrow Airport London was very busy. I was sitting, reading a newspaper in the Departure Lounge of Terminal One. I was nervous I would fly. I looked at my watch impatiently. Then I I heard the announcement over the loudspeakers: British Airways announce the departure of Flight BE570… Read More »


By | March 29, 2015

What is a recount? A recount is a piece of writing in which the writer RETELLS a past event or experience. The focus of this writing is on specific events or people, NOT general topics. A recount is narrative in nature. The writer retells the most important events – not irrelevant details – in a chronological order.  In… Read More »

Geyser: Reading Practice 4 (explanation)

By | March 24, 2015

A geyser is the result of underground water under the combined conditions of high temperatures and increased pressure beneath the surface of the earth. Since temperature rises approximately 1 F for every sixty feet under the earth’s surface, and pressure increases with depth, the water that seeps down in crack and fissures until it reaches very hot rock… Read More »