Earth Day, Maros-Pangkep Nature Lovers Held Rubbish Free Operation

image_ nature lovers cleaned up mount bulusaraungTo celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2014, Nature Lovers Forum in Maros and Pangkep regencies held an activity entitled “Operasi Bebas Sampah dan Vandalisme” (Rubbish and Vandalism Free Operation) in Mount Bulusaraung. The activity was carried out to keep the environment free of rubbish and vandalism. It involved a number of nature lover organizations supported by the Bulusaraung – Bantimurung National Park. Some of them were: OPA Trans, Bhalank Pa, Dirjapa, Ogan, KPA e Dentong and the staff of Bulusaraung – Bantimurung National Park.

Mount Bulusaraung, 1,900 meters above sea level, located in the border areas of Maros and Pangkep regencies, South Sulawesi – Indonesia, was cleaned up from rubbish by hundreds of nature lovers and volunteers. Besides, they planted about 200 seeds and rearranged hiking/climbing routes.

The Earth Day moment, said one of the committees, was expected to be a moment to increase the awareness and appreciation of human inhibiting this planet, including Mount Bulusaraung and its surrounding areas.
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English Material: “How about” vs “What about”

image_ how about vs what aboutEnglish Teaching Material: “How about” vs “What about”.

Use “How about?” to give suggestion (Gunakan “how about” untuk menyatakan/ memberikan saran).
“How about?” can be followed by verb-ing or by a pronoun and verb1.
• How about going to the cinema?
• How about we rent a DVD?

Examples:
A: I’ve got the day off from work tomorrow. What should we do?
B: How about going to the cinema?
A: I don’t really feel like going out.
B: How about we just rent a DVD and watch it at home?
A: That sounds good.

“What about?” is often used when someone is asking for an opinion to a choice (“What about” sering digunakan ketika seseorang meminta pendapat atas suatu pilihan)
• What about the green one? That looks pretty on you.

We can also use “What about?” to mention an objection (Kita juga bisa menggunakan “what about” untuk menyatakan alasan karena merasa keberatan atau tidak setuju)

Examples:
A: Let’s spend the weekend in the city.
B: But what about my piano lesson on Saturday?
A: That’s no problem, just talk to the teacher and reschedule it.

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Pembahasan dan Kunci Jawaban UN SMA 2013 – Bahasa Inggris

image_ pembahasan un ing sma-ma 2013Download: Pembahasan dan kunci jawaban soal Bahasa Inggris Ujian Nasional  SMA/MA 2013, meliputi Listening Section dan Reading Section. Jenis file: pdf. Sumber file: pak-anang.blogspot.com.

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English Material: Relative Pronouns; that, who, whose, to whom, of which

image_ relative pronounsDownload: English materials; topic: relative pronouns, e.g. that, who, whom, whose, which, to whom, of which, from which. File: pdf. The explanation of the materials uses Bahasa Indonesia. This file is intended to be used by Indonesian students as the preparation for taking English tests, such as national exam and University entrance tests.
Here is the excerpt of the file.
Inilah kutipan file-nya:

  • Ringkasan: Relative Pronouns adalah kata ganti yang digunakan untuk menghubungkan dua klausa/kalimat. Misalnya: that, who, whom, whose, which.
  • Bahasan Materi:
  • Relative Pronouns Tunggal / Satu Kata; misalkan: that, who, whom, whose, which.
  • Relative Pronouns Kombinasi/Gabungan; misalkan: to whom, for whom, of which.
  • Latihan Soal dan Pembahasan.

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Tips and Tricks to Learn English Easily: QUCRA 8

Quick, Creative and Accurate (QuCrA) Solution is an alternative method to solve English tests. It is intended to be used for Indonesian students who want to answer English tests quickly, creatively and accurately. This method is related to grammar and vocabulary exams.

Here is one of the QuCrA Series: QUCRA 8_ “SUMUR-TUWAN”:

ORDER/POSITION OF ADJECTIVES AS PRE-NOMINAL MODIFIERS
(Urutan/posisi kata sifat sebagai penjelas kata benda; letaknya sebelum kata benda)

image_qucra 8_ sumurtuwan

  •  CONTOH SOAL:

1. My sister bought ______ last week.

  • A. an Italian beautiful brown leather bag
  • B. an Italian leather brown beautiful bag
  • C. a beautiful brown leather Italian bag
  • D. a beautiful brown Italian leather bag
  • E. a bag beautiful brown Italian leather

PEMBAHASAN: Inti frasa (Noun) di atas adalah ‘bag’. Untuk menentukan urutan kata sifat sebelum ‘bag’, lihat rumus SUMUR-TUWAN + NOUN. Urutan kata / word order yang benar adalah: beautiful (sifat), brown (warna), Italian (asal) dan leather (bahan). Jadi Noun Phrase yang benar adalah a beautiful brown Italian leather bag (sebuah tas yang cantik berwarna coklat dari kulit Italia).
JAWAB: D (a beautiful brown Italian leather bag).

2. Error Recognition (Mencari yang salah), Soal UN SMK 2013.

My secretary is very beautiful. She has blonde long hair and blue eyes. She is tall and slim.
A. beautiful
B. blonde long hair
C. blue eyes
D. tall and slim

PEMBAHASAN: Urutan kata (word order) yang tidak baku ialah blonde long hair. Kata sifat penjelas noun (hair) seharusnya dimulai dari ukuran (long) kemudian bentuk (blonde). Frase yang tepat ialah long blonde hair. Atau dengan menggunakan Rumus SUMUR-TUWAN, seharusnya:
long blonde hair.
U       TU    NOUN                           U: Ukuran, TU: benTUk, N: Noun
JAWAB: B. blonde long hair.

Pembahasan dan Kunci Jawaban UN SMK 2013 – Bahasa Inggris

image_ cover un smk 2013 ing_ kunci jawabanDownload: Pembahasan dan kunci jawaban soal Bahasa Inggris Ujian Nasional SMK 2013, meliputi Listening Section dan Reading Section. Jenis file: pdf. Upload by ©2014 soehaarrr.com.

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Berikut ini beberapa cuplikan dari file Pembahasan:

LISTENING SECTION
1. D. They are practising musical instruments.
4. B. That’s a good idea.

READING SECTION
16. PEMBAHASAN: Penanda atau ciri-ciri >> ada kata than (daripada), merupakan penanda Comparative Degree (tingkat perbandingan “lebih”), maka perbandingan kata sifat sebelum than menyatakan tingkat lebih, yang seharusnya ialah “worse” (lebih buruk), bukan the worst (paling buruk).
JAWAB: D. the worst (seharusnya worse).
28. PERTANYAAN: Kata yang digarisbawahi (officially) memiliki arti yang dekat/sama dengan ….
PEMBAHASAN: Officially = Formally (secara resmi/formal).
JAWAB: B. formally.

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Opening Speeches by Soekarno and Ali Sastroamidjojo at the Asian-African Conference

image_ asia-africa conference bandung 1955The following two great speeches were delivered by Soekarno and Ali Sastroamidjojo at the Opening of Asian-African Conference, Bandung, Indonesia, April 18, 1955. Source of the files: Vital Speeches of the Day, EBSCO Publishing.
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Speech 1: by Soekarno, the President of the Republic of Indonesia.

Here is the excerpt:

It is my great honor and privilege on this historic day to bid you welcome to Indonesia. On behalf of the people and Government of Indonesia –your hosts– I beg your understanding and forbearance if some circumstances in our country do not meet your expectations. We have done our best to make your stay amongst us a memorable one for both our guests and your hosts. …

Speech 2: by Ali Sastroamidjojo, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, and the President of the Asian-African Conference.

Here is the excerpt:

May I first of all express my gratitude for your confidence in entrusting me with the task of the president of this conference. I consider this not merely as a great honor to myself, but also, and in the first place, to Indonesia and its people. We are indeed much honored that this conference; this event of such great historical significance, is taking place in our country. It is my privilege to welcome you also on behalf of the other sponsoring countries –Burma, Ceylon, India and Pakistan– who, together with Indonesia, have convened this conference. …

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Exam Preparation: Notice, Warning and Caution Texts

National Exam preparation exercises. Grade: SMP/MTs. Title/Topic: Notice, Warning and Caution Texts. (Latihan-latihan soal persiapan Ujian Nasional. Jenjang: SMP/MTs. Judul/Topik: Teks Notice, Warning dan Caution).
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image_ Do not leave valuables in your vehicle

1. What does the caution above mean?

A. The management forbids you to leave your vehicle.
B. You are prohibited to leave valuables in your vehicle.
C. Your vehicle is valuable for the management.
D. Valuable things will be damage in your vehicle.

INDIKATOR: Menentukan gambaran umum teks fungsional pendek berbentuk “Caution”.
PEMBAHASAN: Teks Caution di atas berbunyi: “Do not leave valuables in your vehicle” (Jangan meninggalkan barang-barang berharga di kendaraan Anda). Dengan demikian, maksud dari Caution di atas adalah Pilihan B: Anda dilarang meninggalkan barang-barang berharga di dalam kendaraan Anda (You are prohibited to leave valuables in your vehicle).
JAWAB: B

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image_ harmful algae may be present

2. What does the caution above mean?

A. We must be careful because harmful algae grow in this water.
B. Swimming in this water may harm the algae that grow in it.
C. The algae cannot cause serious harm to the animal.
D. Harmful algae does not grow well in this water.

INDIKATOR: Menentukan gambaran umum teks fungsional pendek berbentuk “Caution”.
PEMBAHASAN: Teks Caution di atas berbunyi: “Harmful algae may be present in this water. Contact may cause serious harm to human and animal” (Ganggang yang berbahaya ada di dalam air ini. Bersentuhan/kontak dengan ganggang tersebut bisa menyebabkan luka yang serius terhadap manusia dan hewan). Dengan demikian, maksud dari Caution di atas adalah kita harus berhati-hati karena ada ganggang yang tumbuh di dalam air tersebut (We must be careful because harmful algae grow in this water).
JAWAB: A

Download: Listening (Audio and Transcript) UN 2013 – SMK

listening cassette_ smk_ illustrationDownload: Listening Section (Audio and Transcript) in National Exam (UN) 2013 – SMK.

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Here are the excerpts of the listening transcript in UN 2013 – SMK:

Listening Section
In this section of the test, you will have the chance to show how well you understand spoken English. There are four parts to this section, with special directions for each part.
Part I. Pictures
Questions: 1 to 3
Directions: For each question, there is a picture in your test book and four short statements about it on the tape. They are spoken twice and are not written out on your test book, so you must listen carefully.
You must choose one statement A, B, C, or D that best describes the picture. Then, on your answer sheet, mark your choice.
Example
Look at the following picture!
Now listen to the following statements
A. The girl is standing near the field
B. The boys are working in the field
C. The children are playing a game
D.The boy is holding the ball
Choice (C) – “The children are playing a game” – best describes what is seen in the picture. Therefore, you should mark (C) on your answer sheet.
Let’s begin with picture number one.
Number 1
a. People are selling food
b. The cars are parking in the parking lot
c. They are performing on the stage
d. They are practicing musical instruments

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Download: Listening (Audio and Transcript) UN 2013 – SMA/MA

listening cassette_ sma_ illustrationDownload: Listening Section (Audio and Transcript) in National Exam (UN) 2013 – SMA/MA.

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Here are the excerpts of the listening transcript in UN 2013 – SMA/MA:

Listening section
In this section of the test, you will have the chance to show how well you understand spoken English. There are four parts to this section with special direction for each part.

Part I: Questions 1 to 4
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear some dialogues and questions spoken in English. The dialogues and the questions will be spoken twice. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers are saying.
After you listen to the dialogue and the question about it, read the five possible answers, and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Now listen to a sample question.

You will hear:
Man : I give up! I’ll stop learning French
Woman : Why do you say that? You are making a lot of progress.
Man : No, I’m not. I’ve tried hard but still, I cannot speak it well
Woman : How come? You can Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, and even Rusian well, can’t you?
Narrator : What language is difficult tor the man to learn?
A. Hindi
B. Arabic.
C. French
D. Russian.
E. Japanese.
The best answer to this question is “French”. Therefore you should choose answer (C).

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