A/An & The: Exercise 2

By | December 22, 2014

Instruction: Read each of the following sentences carefully. Decide if you need to supply the or not for each blank space in each sentence. 1. a. … cats in my house are all black. b. … cats are wild. 2. a. … mountains are generally high. b. … mountains on Java are all high. 3. a. … contains… Read More »

A/An & The: Exercise 1

By | December 20, 2014

Instruction: Complete the following dialogues with a/an or the. 1. A: Do you have … dog? B: No. I have … cat. I don’t like dogs. 2. A: Do you have … car? B: No. I have … bicycle. 3. A: Did you have a good time at … party last night? B: Yes. I enjoyed it a… Read More »

Articles: A/An & The

By | December 19, 2014

A/An A means seorang, sebuah, or seekor in Bahasa Indonesia. The sentence I have a pet dog at home means saya punya seekor anjing piaraan. A is used in the sentence because  the word is mentioned for the first time. In this case, the  listener is not sure which dog the speaker is talking about. An has the… Read More »

There is/are

By | December 18, 2014

You will use there is/are to mean ada in Bahasa Indonesia. This phrase is used to say that things exist. Thus, an Indonesian sentence  Ada lima orang gadis dalam ruangan itu will look like this in English: There are five girls in that room. In the same way, you will say, there are a lot of people in… Read More »

Yellowstone: listening practice 2 (descriptive)

By | December 17, 2014

The following questions are based on the story of Yellowstone provided by Voice of America. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link: Yellowstone National Park 1. Yellowstone is not like any other place on earth. The speaker calls Yellowstone a(n) … place. A. ordinary B. unusual C. special D. impossible E. unique 2. What makes… Read More »

The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Listening Practice 1 (biography)

By | December 16, 2014

The following questions are based on the short biography of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link: Abraham Lincoln 1. When was Abraham Lincoln born? A. 1890 B. 1809 C. 1880 D. 1889 E. 1898 2. Which of the followings best describes the family he came… Read More »