Boyhood: Reading Practice 1 (review)

By | May 14, 2015

There is something people should know before watching this movie, and that is that it takes place from 2002 to 2014. I grew up in that same generation, so as I watched this morive I felt like I was growing up all over. It was incredible to experience that. And even for those who weren’t children growing up… Read More »


By | May 12, 2015

A review is another text genre that Indonesian high school students need to learn. A review is simply an evaluation. If it is an evaluation, what is it the writer evaluates? Perhaps, anything. But, commonly a review is written to evaluate a movie, book, performance, music,  or service. After you read a book, watch a movie, or attend… Read More »

Family Vehicles: Reading Practice 2 (discussion)

By | May 9, 2015

The recently issued policy on low-cost green cars (LCGCs), enabling people from lower classes to purchase family vehicles, has sparked controversy among people, especially those in major cities such as Jakarta. It cannot be denied that any policy must have two impacts – both positive and negative. Some have applauded the idea, saying that it is a good… Read More »

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 »

The Present Tenses, The Past Tenses, The Simple Future, and The Future Continuous Tense: Review Exercise

By | April 29, 2015

Instruction: This exercise reviews all the tenses we have learnt. Put the verb in brackets into the correct form. 1. Right now the president (speak) … on TV. He (start) … speaking an hour ago. So, he (speak) … for an hour. 2. This time tomorrow the president (speak) … on TV. 3. At 9 PM last night,… Read More »