Senin, 24 November 2014


Giving an opinion

It is very imporatnt to show people when you are saying an opinion and show that it is not a fact. Giving an opinion as a fact is not very polite in the UK.
Ten Expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing
  1.  I reckon...
  2.   I'd say...
  3. Personally, I think...
  4. What I reckon is...
  5.  If you ask me...
  6.  The way I see it...
  7.    As far as I'm concerned...
  8. If you don't mind me saying...
  9.   I'm utterly convinced that...
  10. 0. In my humble opinion...

How To Use These Phrases In Your English

  •       We follow all the phrases with a sentence or clause that shows the speaker's opinion.
  •       Phrases 1 - 3 are really quite informal. You can use these phrases when you are discussing something with friends or people who you know well.
  •        In phrase 1, 'reckon' is a very common word in the UK today. It means 'I think' but British people use the word 'reckon' much more often than 'think'.
  •         Phrases 5, 6 and 7 are all quite polite and show clearly that the statement is only an opinion.
  •        Phrase 8 is more polite because it says to the other speaker that they might not agree with what you are saying.
  •         Phrase 9 shows a very strong opinion. The speaker has no doubt at all that it is true.
  •       Phrase 10 is the most polite expression of the ten. It is often written on the Internet as the abbreviatoin 'IMHO' or 'imho'.

Senin, 17 November 2014

Sabtu, 16 November 2013

Materi Recount Text


Jenis teks yang kontennya melaporkan peristiwa, kejadian, atau kegiatan yang menimpa seseorang, atau berupa pengalaman seseorang. Tujuan teks recount adalah untuk memberitahukan atau hiburan.  

Teks recount umumnya memiliki struktur:
- orientation, pendahuluan atau pembuka berupa pengelanalan tokoh, waktu, dan tempat.
- events, rangkaian kejadian/peristiwa.
- reorientation, penutup—ungkapan-ungkapan yang menunjukkan peristiwa/kejadian/ kegiatan sudah selesai.
- komentar pribadi akan peritiwa yang diutarakan, sifatnya opsional.

My first flight

Last semester I spent my long holiday abroad. I went there by plane. My father, mother nd uncle saw me off at the irport. We arrived there thirty minutes before the departure time.
Arriving at the airport, I went straight to chec in counter. The man at the secutrity control checked my passport. When everything was fine, I went into the departure lounge aand took a seat. While waiting for the deprture, I bought some cheap things at the duty free shop.
After waiting for about twenty minutes, the plane was ready to deprt so all passengers hd to get into the plane. A friendly flight attendat sked the passengers to fasten their seatbelt on board.
Few minutes later the plane was airborne.
During the flight we were served with food and drin. We were even given reading materials. It was my first flight but I enjoyed it very much.

berikut contoh video recount :

link recount text from youtube:

Kamis, 22 November 2012

Materi Conversation


Ungkapan-ungkapan ini digunakan ketika kita ingin meminta izin kepada orang lain sebelum melakukan sesuatu.

Ungkapan-ungkapan ini adalah ungkapan sopan dan olehnya itu Modals umum digunakan untuk meminta izin/permisi.

Berikut beberapa contoh ungkapan untuk meminta izin/permisi dalam bahasa Inggris.

Can I ask you a question? (Bolehkah saya bertanya?)
May I have a piece of cake? (Bolehkah saya makan kue ini?)
Could I get you to turn off the lights? (Bisa padamkan lampunya?)

Beberapa frase yang umum lainnya adalah: (frase inti yang dicetak tebal, silakan dikembangkan).

Do you mind if I smoke? (Bolehkah saya merokok?)
Would you mind if I asked you something? (Bolehkah saya bertnya sesuatu?)
Is it okay if I sit here? (Tidak mengapa saya duduk di sini?)
Would it be all right if I borrowd your lawn mower? (Apakah boleh saya meminjam mesin pemotong rumputmu?)

Untuk memberikan izin/permisi digunakan frase semacam:
Sure (tentu saja)
Go ahead (silakan)
No problem (tidak masalah)

Berikut contoh percakapan dalam bentuk video :