President Obama: Reading Practice 3 (descriptive)

By | December 22, 2017

The first feeling I got was of a casual familiarity. President Obama comes across somebody who could be your next door neighbor. He’s down to earth. But at the same time a bit guarded- it’s hard to explain. Maybe another way to put is that there are people who want to be your friend and then there are… Read More »

The Eiffel Tower: Reading Practice 2 (descriptive)

By | December 22, 2017

The Eiffel tower The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was initially criticized by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the… Read More »

The Governmental Hierarchy and State Institutions

By | December 22, 2017

These are words and phrases related to the Indonesian Government and State Institutions. 1. Bupati: Regent 2. Camat: District chief/head 3. Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR): The House of Representatives 4. Dewan Perwakilan Daerah (DPD): House of Regional Representatives 5. Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah (DPRD): Regional Legislative Councils 6. Gubernur: Governor 7. Kabupaten: Regency 8. Kecamatan: Distric 9. Kelurahan:… Read More »

Elections

By | December 22, 2017

These are words and phrases related to elections. 1. Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum (Bawaslu): The Elections Monitoring Agency 2. Bilik suara: Polling booth 3. Kelompok Penyelenggara Pemungutan Suara (KPPS): Polling Station Working Committee 4. Kertas suara: Ballot papers 5. Ketua KPPS: Polling Station Working Committee head 6. Ketua Komisi Pemilihan Umum: The General Elections Commission Chairman 7. Koalisi… Read More »

Political Parties

By | December 22, 2017

These are words and phrases related to Indonesia’s political parties. 1. Dewan Pertimbangan Partai: Party Advisory Board 2. Dewan Pimpinan Cabang (DPC): Branch Executive Board 3. Dewan Pimpinan Pusat (DPP): Central Executive Board 4. Dewan Pimpinan Wilayah (DPW): Regional Executive Board 5. Partai Amanat Nasional (PAN): The National Mandate Party 6. Partai Bulan Bintang: The Crescent and Star… Read More »

The City of Chicago: Reading Practice 1 (descriptive)

By | December 22, 2017

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 | December 22, 2017

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 | December 22, 2017

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 | December 22, 2017

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 »