Selasa, 31 Agustus 2010

Jawaban BIG (22)

1. Before going to school tomorrow, don’t forget to lock the door.
2. I am considering going to Bandung.
3. She hasn’t finished writing her second book.
4. Being honest in working is a must.
5. We will appreciate receiving an answer immediately.

Senin, 30 Agustus 2010

Difficult Words: Also, Too, So, Either, Neither

also dan too dipakai untuk mengatakan ‘juga’ dalam kalimat positif.
letaknya too di akhir kalimat, sedangkan letaknya also adalah:
++ sesudah to be = They are also happy.
++ sebelum verb = We also want to change the world.
++ sebelum main verb = He will also join us

The Monkey and Its Master

The street conjuror had a monkey. He displayed odd tricks on the street and the monkey gave him company and help. He danced, leapt and played funny games. At the end of the street show the monkey would collect the coins thrown by the spectators.

Minggu, 29 Agustus 2010

Bahasa Inggris itu Gampang (22)

Gerund adalah verb-ing yang berfungsi sebagai noun. Flora likes writing mystery stories. Her stories are worth reading. I always enjoy reading her stories. (Flora suka menulis cerita-cerita misteri. Cerita-ceritanya pantas untuk dibaca. Saya selalu menikmati membaca cerita-ceritanya.)

Always Young

My aunt Jennifer is an actress. She must be at least thirty-five years old. In spite of this, she often appears on the stage as a young girl. Jennifer will take part in a new play soon. This time, she will be a girl of seventeen. In the play, she must appear in a bright red dress and long black stockings.

Sabtu, 28 Agustus 2010

Difficult Words: because dan because of

.... because she likes drawing ...
because + subject + verb
because of + noun/noun phrase
due to + the fact that + subject + verb
due to + noun/noun clause

Jumat, 27 Agustus 2010

Jawaban BIG (21)

1. If you don’t understand the meaning of a word, you should look up in your dictionary.
2. Let’s eat in that restaurant. I will pay for the bill.
3. Don’t forget to put on your make up before you go to the party tomorrow.
4. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
5. Look at Susi. She is putting on her new dress.

I Am Selling Roses

Mrs Williams loved flowers and had a small but beautiful garden. In the summer, her roses were always the best in her street. One summer afternoon her bell rang, and when she went to the front door, she saw a small boy outside. He was about seven years old, and was holding a big bunch of beautiful roses in his hand.

Kamis, 26 Agustus 2010

Bahasa Inggris itu Gampang (21)

Kebanyakan ungkapan dalam bahasa Inggris merupakan kombinasi verb (kata kerja) + preposisi. Some women put on too much lipstick. Don’t laugh at them, they may look at you angrily. (Beberapa wanita memakai lipstick terlalu banyak. Jangan mentertawakan mereka, mereka mungkin memandangmu dengan marah,)

Senin, 23 Agustus 2010

Difficult Words: Used To dan To Be Used To

I used to make mistakes in maths
Ungkapan Used To maupun To Be Used To mengandung makna terbiasa atau kebiasaan.
used to menunjukkan kebiasaan atau keadaan dulu yang kini tidak lagi.
to be used to menunjukkan kebiasaan yang dilakukan sampai saat ini.

Minggu, 22 Agustus 2010

Take My Hand

One of Nasreddin’s friends loved money very much, and never gave anything to anybody. Soon he became rich.
One day, he was walking near the river with his friends when he slipped and fell in.

The Thirsty Crow

The thirsty Crow flew all over the land for a little water. Prolonged drought had sucked waters from ponds, lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. The crow could not find even a drop to drink. Then he noticed a pitcher of water in front of a hut. He flew down on it to quench his thirst.

The Wily Hawk

Once a Mongoose found a bevy of doves made their home in a nearby tree. So every night he raided the tree. He killed the luckless birds one by one. The helpless doves became panicky. They had no idea how to save themselves.

Sabtu, 21 Agustus 2010

A Polite Request

If you park your car in the wrong place, a traffic policeman will soon find it. You will be very lucky if he lets you go without a ticket. However, this does not always happen. Traffic policemen are sometimes very polite.

Jumat, 20 Agustus 2010

The Fussy Wife

Mrs Smith is very fat, but her husband is very thin. Mrs Smith always criticizes her husband. Whatever her husband does seems to be wrong in her eyes. ‘He is good for nothing,’ she usually says to her neighbors.

Senin, 16 Agustus 2010

Bahasa Inggris itu Gampang (20)

Bung Karno
We are an independent nation. We have been free from slavery. We are not slaves any longer. We are masters of ourselves. No other nations may govern us. Once free forever free. (Kita adalah sebuah bangsa yang merdeka. Kita sudah bebas dari perbudakan. Kita adalah tuan atas diri kita sendiri. Tidak ada bangsa lain bisa memerintah kita. Sekali merdeka tetap merdeka.)

Pembahasan 20:
We have been free from slavery.

Sabtu, 14 Agustus 2010

Good News

The secretary told me that Mr Harmsworth would see me. I felt very nervous when I went into his office. He did not look up from his desk when I entered. After I had sat down, he said that business was very bad. He told me that the firm could not afford to pay such large salaries. Twenty people had already left. I knew that my turn had come.

Do You Speak English?

I had an amusing experience last year. After I had left a small village in the south of French, I drove on to the next town. On the way, a young man waved to me. I stopped and he asked me for a lift. As soon as he got into the car, I said good morning to him in French and he replied in the same language.

The Greenwood Boys

The Greenwood Boys are a group of popular singers. At present, they are visiting all parts of the country. They will be arriving here tomorrow. They will be coming by train and most of the young people in the town will be meeting them at the station.

Another Way To Earn Money

My younger brother, Agus, who is now nine years old is rather creative and spoiled. He always asks for money anytime there is a seller offering anything. Mother often doesn’t give him any money, because the things he wants to buy aren’t useful nor important.

Jumat, 13 Agustus 2010

Jawaban BIG (20)

1. S/he was successful in finishing the report.
2. S/he is very weak in spelling words.
3. We were safe from the teacher’s punishment.
4. You must be honest in your work.
5. Our house is different from theirs.

Meeting A Boy-Girl

Once I went to Kenjeran Amusement Coastal Park. I just wanted to have refreshing after studying for a week. I saw a very beautiful girl there. She looked at me and smiled. “Oh, my,” I exclaimed softly. “She is the girl of my type.”

Good Bye and Good Luck

Our neighbour, Captain Charles Alison, will sail from Portsmouth tomorrow. We shall meet him at the harbour early in the morning. He will be in his small boat, Topsail.


“Sinclair, come on. Time after us,” Austin shouted at Sinclair, his friend.
“Hold your horses. Relax. As long as I am here, everything is going to be smoothly going on. He… he… he…,” said Sinclair.
“I don’t like you,” Austin looked grouchy.

The Ballad of Yanto and Yanti

Stepped onto the stairs, trembling
He held the hands of hers
Reaching the door
He lost everything.

Stepped down the stairs, hurriedly
She cried very loudly
Reaching the gate
She lost everything.

By Rianto S. Kar

The Beatles: Savoy Truffle

Crème tangerine and montelimat
A ginger sling with a pineapple heart
A coffee desert yes you know is good news
But you’ll have to have them all pulled out
after the Savoy truffle.

Kamis, 12 Agustus 2010

Beat Around The Bush

bull in china shop
Bahasa Indonesia memiliki ungkapan yang maknanya berbeda dengan makna harafiahnya misalnya, tangan panjang = pencuri; hidung belang = pria yang suka menggoda wanita; kepala batu = bandel; otak udang = bodoh; dan sebagainya. Bahasa Inggris juga memiliki ungkapan yang sering berbeda dengan makna harafiahnya, berikut ini beberapa di antaranya.

Rabu, 11 Agustus 2010

Dumb Kid

Guro, the young man who worked for Buck’s Shoe Shop, opened the store at eight even though he was supposed to open it at around nine. He wanted to show his boss that he was responsible to the store and able to be trusted. He vacuumed the rug and cleaned the shoe boxes.

One Good Turn Deserves Another

I was having dinner at a restaurant when Harry Steele came in. Harry worked in a lawyer’s office years ago, but now he is working at a bank. He gets a good salary, but he always borrows money from his friends and never pays it back.

A Long Trip

It was late at night. I was sleepy but I couldn’t close my eyes. I opened my diary. I wanted to write some words but I didn’t get any idea. Then, I opened your last letter, as if you were still beside me.

Selasa, 10 Agustus 2010

How Do You Stop The Car?

The lights were red, so the old man stopped his car and waited for them to change to green. While he was waiting, a police car came up behind him, hit his car hard in the back and stopped.

Jawaban BIG 19

1. The little boy is good/clever at telling a lie.
2. She is always sad about the death of her youngest child.
3. Every time I look at the stars, I am always astonished at God.
4. You must be efficient at your work.
5. I am often worried about my future.

You Are The Seventh

One morning Nasreddin left his house with six donkeys to go to the market. After a time, he got tired and got on to one of them. He counted the donkeys, and there were only five, so he got off and went to look for the sixth. He looked and looked but did not find it, so he went back to the donkeys and counted them again. This time there were six, so he got on to one of them again and they all started.

He Takes You To Beautiful Places

Helen’s eyes were not very good, so she usually wore glasses. But when she was seventeen and she began to go out with a young man, she never wore her glasses when she was with him. hen he came to the door to take her out, she took her glasses off, and when she came home again and he left, she put them on.

Bahasa Inggris itu Gampang (19)

The doctor is expert at plastic-surgeon. He has been succesful in performing a lot of surgery. He is very famous in town. (Dokter itu ahli opearasi plastik. Dia telah berhasil melakukan banyak operasi. Dia sangat terkenal di kota ini.)

Pembahasan 19:
The doctor is expert at plastic-surgeon.

Blind Jealousy

A cousin of mine, Hanes, is a handsome boy. He is very closed to me. We sometimes go to some plazas.
One day, he came to my house and asked me to accompany him to Tunjungan Plaza. He wanted me to help him choose the shirt he was buying.

Senin, 09 Agustus 2010

How Did You Lose Your Way?

Mrs Brown’s old grandfather lived with her and her husband. Every morning he went for a walk in the park and came home at half past twelve for his lunch.

Getting Traffic Accident

motor accident/
When I was in the sixth grade of elementary school, I got a traffic accident. It was Sunday afternoon, my father and I went to church by motorcycle. When we had to turn right on a crossroad, a motorcycle with two girls on it came very fast and crashed ours. It was because the girls were busy with a cellular phone while one of them was riding with only one hand.

Sabtu, 07 Agustus 2010

Looking For A Ring

Nasreddin had a shed behind his house. It had no lights in it. One night he went out to the shed to get his ladder, and lost his ring there. He left the ladder, went out into the street and began to look around.

Not A Bear

Old Mr Black loved shooting bears, but his eyes were not good any more. Several times he nearly shot people instead of bears, so his friends were always very careful when they went out shooting with him.

Jumat, 06 Agustus 2010

Has Your Friend Died?

A man always went to the same bar at the same time every day and asked for two glasses of beer. He drank them and then asked for two more.
One day the man behind the bar said to him, ‘Why do you always ask for two glasses of beer? Why don’t you get one big glass instead?’

Motivation To Study English

By Reny Widya Lestari – Dept. of Secretary and Management, NSC Sby Polytechnic

Every student has his own motivation and reason to study English. I was not so enthusiastic about studying English when I was in junior and senior high schools. I thought studying English was a dull activity, because English was too hard to learn.

Jawaban BIG 18

1. We should not be sensitive to criticism.
2. Children should be obedient to their parents.
3. Your opinion is contrary to mine.
4. He thinks that I am angry with him.
5. Husband and wife must be faithful to each other.

Did Anyone Telephone?

Mrs Jones was waiting for an important telephone call, but she had no bread in the house, so she left the baby at home and said to his five-year-old brother, ‘I am going to the shops, Jimmy, and I will be back in a few minutes.’
While she was out, the telephone rang, and Jimmy answered. “Hullo,’ said a man, ‘is your mother there?’

Fighting Against A Fork

Nasreddin had an old shed. It had no windows, so it was very dark, and it full of old things.
One day Nasreddin went into this shed to get a ladder, but slipped on something and fell against a big garden fork. The fork hit him on the head and knocked him down. Then it fell on top of him and hit him hard on the left leg. The ends of the fork then went into his long beard.

Kamis, 05 Agustus 2010

After The Night Had Gone

By Ahmad Farid – Intermediate One, NSC Surabaya Polytechnic

Somad and Rahmat were close friends. Both of them had succeeded entering the corps of Army and been situated in a suburb of Tuban. They had to leave their beloved town, Surabaya. After duty hours, they usually walked down town every evening.
One Sunday morning, Rahmat asked Somad to accompany him to go to a village not too far from their domicile. People said the village had beautiful views.

An Angel For Everyone

By Rianto S. Kar

Everyone has an angel,
said wise men.
So do we, said I.
Your angel is good,
but mine is not.

Bahasa Inggris itu Gampang (18)

Women are usually anxious to knowing others’ business. For women, knowing others’ business is always exciting. Women are familiar with gossiping. That’s why the gossip programs on TV reach top rank.

Pembahasan 18:
Women are usually anxious to knowing others’ business.


By A. Afidah

“Fitri, who is that girl? Ihaven’t seen before. Is she a new girl here? Is she your friend? Does she live here?” I asked Fitri.
“Hi, speak slowly please. How can I know what you say if you ask me that way?” Fitri answered little bit emotionally.
Fitri and I have been close friends since we were in junior high school.
Fitri inhaled for a moment and then said, “She is Alita. She lives in that house.” Fitri pointed a house not so far from us. “But,” she continued. “She seldom goes out. That’s why you have never seen her.”

Being A Singer-beggar

By Yuli Widayanti – Intermediate One, NSC Sby Polytechnic

One of my hobbies is taking a role in a play. When I was in SMP Hang Tuah IV Sby., I joined ‘Bareta’, the school’s play club. It had some levels or grades: Pemula, Indra, and Madya. To be promoted to a higher grade, the students should get an examination.

Enjoying Michael Learns To Rock

By Yosi Saraswati – Dept. of Secretary and Management, NSC Surabaya Polytechnic

Listening to music loudly often gives us bad experiences. It happened to me once. And once is more than enough.
It was Friday. My parents went to uncle’s house while my brothers were both going to mosque. I had an appointment with my friends to do homework that afternoon. While waiting for them, I turned on the recorder and listened to the songs of Michael Learns to Rock. I enjoyed the songs very much, so I turned the volume higher.


By Resy Marty

Marno could not sleep. His heart was full of sorrow. Bimbi, his girl friend, would leave this peaceful village for the big city, Jakarta. Marno had done everything to persuade Bimbi not to go.
“You haven’t known Jakarta yet, and you don’t have any family or relatives there,” he reminded her. “What are you going to do there?” he added.

A Sorrowful Love Poem

By Rianto S. Kar

In front porch
I am sitting in the sofa.
My cat is mewing under my feet, as usual.

Life Is Very Short

By Shanti Ekavianti – SMAN 11 Jombang

In life, we often get things we don’t expect. They are sometimes very bitter. The following tragedy illustrates what I mean. Ganis Ari Prabowo, our classmate, was born on August 31. He intended to celebrate his seventeenth birthday. When he invited us to come to his party, he said that none of us was allowed to bring any presents but flowers. We thought it was only a joke.

Rabu, 04 Agustus 2010

Jawaban BIG 17

1. Are you afraid of ghosts? Why are you afraid of ghosts?
2. Surabaya is famous for its lontong-balap.
3. She is proud of her father.
4. I am tired of listening to his story. He has told me about it many times.
5. I am sorry for coming late.
6. Are you ready for going camping?
7. The room was full of smoke, so that I hardly could breath.
8. Be aware of dogs.
9. This clothe is not suitable for you.
10. The food is enough for every body.

For Your Eyes Only

Ungkapan ‘for your eyes only’ ini lengkapnya adalah ‘This is for your eyes only’ berarti bahwa hanya kamu yang boleh melihat ini. Kalimat ini bisa diplesetkan, “This is not for your stomach, but for your eyes only’ (Ini bukan untuk perutmu, tetapi ini hanya untuk matamu) Obat tetes mata, mungkin.
Berikut adalah ungkapan-ungkapan dalam bahasa Inggris yang menggunakan kata eye: