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English Learning Resources and Lesson Plans: Announcement (SMA, Grade: 10, Curriculum 2013)

lesson presentation_ announcement at the airportDownload: English Learning Resources/Materials. Topic: Announcement at the Airport. Grade: Senior High School (SMA, Class: 10). Curriculum: 2013.
The following English learning resources file (zip) consists of Lesson Plan (Rencana Pelaksanaan Pembelajaran – RPP, file: word), Lesson Presentation (Presentasi Pelajaran, file: ppt), Lesson/Material Format (Format Materi Pelajaran, file: word), Learning Media Format (Format Media Pembelajaran, file: word), Assessment Format (Format Penilaian, file: word), Students’ worksheets Format (Format LKS, file: word) and Listening Audio-Video (file: flv-mp.3). ©2013_ Mustakin, S.Pd, one of the participants in PLPG 2014 Rayon 124.

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Bilingual MC in the Graduation Ceremony at SMPN 7 Cenrana

foto penamatan_beberapa siswa 9d dan orang tua siswaHere is an example of bilingual Masters of Graduation Ceremonies (English and Bahasa Indonesia), intended to be used by Indonesian students, grade: SMP/MTs, SMA/MA/SMK and college. MC 1 speaks in English; MC 2 in Bahasa Indonesia.

This MC script was taken from SMPN 7 Cenrana graduation ceremony in the 2013/2014 academic year, held on June 16th 2014. It was written by Soe_ http://www.soehaarrr.com ©2014_ SMPN 7 Cenrana Maros.

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Assalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb….
• MC 1:
Ladies and Gentlemen, all the guests and audiences… we would like to say: “Welcome to SMPN 7 Cenrana. Thank you very much for attending our invitation.”

MC 2:
Bapak, Ibu, para undangan dan hadirin sekalian… kami ucapkan: “Selamat Datang di SMP Negeri 7 Cenrana. Terima kasih atas kesediaannya memenuhi undangan kami”
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• MC 1:
For the students of SMPN 7 Cenrana, grade 9, please come to the ceremony place and have a seat.

MC 2:
Kepada Siswa kelas 9 SMPN 7 Cenrana, kami persilahkan menempati tempat yang telah disediakan

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• MC 1:
Honorable:
The head of Cenrana Sub-district and the staff.
The head of Cenrana Education Department
The chief of Camba – Cenrana Police headquarters
The headmaster of SMPN 7 Cenrana.
All the students’ parents, all the guests and audiences…

• MC 2:
Yang Terhormat:
Camat Cenrana dan staf,
Kepala UPTD Cenrana,
Kepala Kepolisian Sektor Camba-Cenrana
Kepala SMPN 7 Cenrana,
Seluruh orang tua siswa, para undangan dan hadirin sekalian…
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• MC 1:
First of all, let us say Alhamdulillahirabbil ‘alamin. Let us praise to the Almighty Allah SWT, because of his Blessing, we are able to attend the graduation ceremony for the students of SMPN 7 Cenrana, on the 28th graduation, in the academic year 2013/2014… on Monday, 16th June 2014.

MC 2:
Pertama-tama, marilah kita mengucapkan Alhamdulillahirabbil ‘alamin, karena atas keridhaan Allah SWT kita bisa menghadiri acara Penamatan siswa SMPN 7 Cenrana Angkatan ke-28, Tahun Pelajaran 2013/2014, pada hari Senin, 16 Juni 2014.

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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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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.

Jika Anda belum memiliki soal dari pembahasan berikut, silahkan download terlebih dahulu soal Bahasa Inggris UN SMK 2013 di sini»… . Untuk Listening Section (Audio and Transcript), silahkan download di sini»…

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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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.

Before downloading the audio (mp3) and transcript (pdf) files, make sure that you have downloaded exam papers or test books of National Exam 2013, English – Vocational School (SMK). If you haven’t, you can download here»…

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.

Before downloading the audio (mp3) and transcript (pdf) files, make sure that you have downloaded exam papers or test books of National Exam 2013, English – SMA/MA. If you haven’t, you can download here (for SMA-IPA) or here (for SMA-IPS).

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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Exam Preparation, Natural Disasters: Mount Kelud Erupts

National Exam preparation exercises. Grade: SMP/MTs. Title/Topic: Natural Disasters; Mount Kelud Erupts. (Latihan-latihan soal persiapan Ujian Nasional. Jenjang: SMP/MTs. Judul/Topik: Bencana Alam; Gunung Kelud Meletus).
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Read the following text and answer questions no. 1 – 3.

images_ mount keludThousands of people were evacuated after Mount Kelud on densely populated Java island erupted, spewing ash and raining gravel. The mountain, located in Kediri regency in East Java province, erupted on Thursday, about 90 minutes after authorities raised its status to the highest level. About 200,000 people living in 36 villages within 10 kilometers (6 miles) of the crater had to be evacuated.There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Media reports said the eruption unleashed volcanic material to up to 10 kilometers (6 miles) of the crater. A series of huge blasts unleashed stones and gravel, causing panic among villagers who immediately fled to safer areas.

In 1990, Kelud kicked out searing fumes and lava that killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds. In 1919, a powerful explosion that reportedly could be heard hundreds of miles away killed at least 5,160.

Mount Kelud, 1,731-meter or 5,680-feet, is among about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, one of the world’s largest archipelago nations. It is prone to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes because of its location on the so-called “Ring of Fire” — a series of fault lines stretching from the Western Hemisphere through Japan and Southeast Asia.

1. What is mainly discussed in the text?

A. Mount Kelud eruption.
B. Villagers evacuation.
C. Active volcanoes.
D. Ring of Fire

INDIKATOR: Menentukan gambaran umum teks.
PEMBAHASAN: Paragraf-paragraf dalam teks tersebut membahas hal-hal yang terkait dengan letusan Gunung Kelud. Paragraf 1 pembahasan utama evakuasi penduduk karena Gunung Kelud meletus. Paragraf 2 laporan media tentang material vulkanik akibat letusan. Paragraf 3 sejarah letusan Gunung Kelud yang terjadi pada tahun 1919 dan 1990. Paragraf terakhir (ke-4) membahas bahwa Gunung Kelud merupakan salah satu gunung berapi di Indonesia yang masih aktif dan berada di lokasi “Cincin Api” (Ring of Fire). Dengan demikian gambaran umum dari teks di atas adalah letusan Gunung Kelud.
JAWAB: A.

2. What is the main idea of the last paragraph?

A. Indonesia is one of the world’s largest archipelago nations.
B. Mount Kelud is among about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia.
C. It is prone to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.
D. “Ring of Fire” stretches from the Western Hemisphere through Japan and Southeast Asia.

INDIKATOR: Menentukan pikiran utama paragraph.
PEMBAHASAN: Pikiran utama dari paragraph terakhir (ke-4), terletak pada kalimat utama: “Mount Kelud is among about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia” (Gunung Kelud termasuk di antara 130 gunung berapi di Indonesia yang masih aktif). Sedangkan kalimat-kalimat lainnya merupakan penjelas atau anak kalimat dari pernyataan tersebut.
JAWAB: B

3. “ … villagers who immediately fled to safer areas.” (Paragraph 2).
The underlined word has closest in meaning to …..

A. lately
B. worriedly
C. directly
D. enthusiastically

INDIKATOR: Menentukan makna kata.
PEMBAHASAN: Kata yang digarisbawahi (immediately) memiliki arti yang sama dengan “directly” (dengan segera/langsung dilakukan).
JAWAB: C