The City of Chicago: Reading Practice 1 (descriptive)

By | November 23, 2014

The following is a text describing Chicago. Read it carefully, and then answer the questions that follow. Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States after New York City and Los Angeles. With 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in both the U.S. state of Illinois and the American Midwest. Its metropolitan area,… Read More »

President and the Cabinet

By | November 21, 2014

Words/phrases related to the president’s cabinet 1. Blusukan: Impromptu walkabouts (to meet people) 2. Ibu Negara: First lady 3. Kabinet Kerja: the Working Cabinet 4. Kabinet Indonesia Bersatu: The United Indonesia Cabinet Menteri Koordinator Bidang Politik, Hukum, dan Keamanan: Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister 5. Menteri Koordinator Ekonomi: Coordinating Economic Minister 6. Menteri Koordinator Bidang Kelautan:… Read More »

Descriptive text

By | November 15, 2014

Apa itu  descriptive text? Descriptive text (Teks deskriptif) merupakan salah satu bentuk teks yang melukiskan/menggambarkan/mendeskripsikan seseorang, tempat, benda, atau situasi. Penulis mendeskripsikan seperti apa rupa fisik atau sifat seseorang, seperti apa kondisi sebuah tempat, seperti apa rupa sebuah benda atau binatang, sebagaimana dilhat, didengar, dan/atau dirasakan oleh penulis. Intinya, penulis menangkap apa yang dilihatnya, didengarnya, dirasakannya, dan lalu… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense: Execise 3

By | November 11, 2014

Instruction: Arrange the words into a good sentence (affirmative or positive, negative, or interrogative). You can a word or words if necessary. Example: live / dormitory /you / in / a (?) Do you live in a dormitory? 1. English / at / university / he / the / teaches (+) 2. Indonesia / grow / paddy /… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense: Exercise 2

By | November 11, 2014

Instruction: Make each sentence into negative by using DO NOT or DOES NOT. Substitute the subject with a corresponding pronoun. Example: Andy visits his grandfather every month. a. Andy does not visit his grandfather every month. b. He does not visit his grandfather every month. c. He doesn’t visit his grandfather every month. 1. His father works for… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense: Exercise 1

By | November 11, 2014

Instruction: Substitute the subject of each of the following sentences with the word or words in parentheses. Remove the ‘s’ or ‘es’ from the verb where necessary. Add an ‘s’ or ‘es’ to the verb where necessary. Example: The man works at the university. (the woman) The woman works at the university. 1. The boys go to school… Read More »