Senin, 29 November 2010

Minggu, 28 November 2010

Koes Plus: Nothing Is Real

All my life, all my life, in all my life
I have ever thought you just a kind of shy
I try and try some other deal
But still I find nothing is real

Love oh love, love oh love, please get me please
Never leave me, never leave me far behind
I try and try some other deal
But still I find nothing is real

Sabtu, 27 November 2010

Koes Plus: She Is The One

She is the girl
Who’s always treating me so good
Never makes me lonely all alone

She is the one
Who’s always caring when I’m sad
Try to make me happy and be glad

Koes Plus: Man Oh Man

Always something in my mind
And I feel fine when we still got a lot of time
The sun will (with) shine
Talk to people of all kind
Drink up sweet wine
Something wrong and something right
We have their mind

Jumat, 26 November 2010

Koes Plus: Angel

Angel, my angel
It’s hard to tell that I’m in love with you
Angel, my angel
‘cause you are the only one I’m longing for

I wanna stay beside you every night
Tonight, tonight, and every night
I’ll be the one who guides you everyday
Today, today, and everyday

Vocal : Yon K / Tonny K

Kamis, 25 November 2010

Koes Plus: Mr. Time

Mr. Time please try to say you
need money and other friends
Mr. Time you always come knocking
At the door of mine

Mr. Time please try to say you
mean everything in my life
Mr. Time you can change the world
just like of what you want

Rabu, 24 November 2010

Selasa, 23 November 2010

Short Story: Only Love

A glass of coke float in front of me had melted. Okay, this seems that the coke float was also tired of waiting. How long approximately, I dunno, maybe about an hour. Do I lack patience? It’s easy, all this uncertainty makes me sick. And now I’m like a prisoner. Waiting for a death sentence. I’m like people with HIV, who consoled myself that everything would be fine. Unceasingly I whispered a pray. Requested that what I feared most did not become a reality.

Senin, 22 November 2010

Short Story: Addiction

Its been a week since it’s been absent from my life and now it has returned. With the single desk lamp turned on in this dark working room, I get up and open the door in front of me, letting in the early night’s breeze in as my guest. The sky is turning dark as the sunset begins its travels into someone else’s sight. There is a sound, a rolling of a gate and the sound of my neighbor’s car coming in their driveway with a flashing glimpse of their headlight. I hear the sound of the call to prayer, a beautiful voice fragmented by the broken speaker.

Minggu, 21 November 2010

Elton John: One Day At The Time

You are my weakness
You are my friend
Nothing I have in the world
Makes better sense
`Cause I'm the fish and you're the sea

When we're together
Or when we're apart
There's never a space in-between
The beat of our hearts
`Cause I'm the apple and you're the tree

Sabtu, 20 November 2010

Jawaban BIG (31)

1. Maria is as beautiful as her mother although her skin is not as white as her mother’s.
2. In English, writing is more difficult than speaking.
3. The richer someone is, the greedier he becomes.
4. The most important thing in life is love.
5. Bram is the smartest student in our class.
6. Which is higher: Monas or Eiffel tower?
7. Who is the most patient teacher in your school?
8. How many years is your father older than your mother?
9. What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
10. We are not as rich as your family.

Jumat, 19 November 2010

Elton John: Good Bye Yellow Brick Road

When are you gonna come down
When are you going to land
I should have stayed on the farm
I should have listened to my old man
You know you can't hold me forever
I didn't sign up with you
I'm not a present for your friends to open
This boy's too young to be singing the blues

Kamis, 18 November 2010

The Beatles: All You Need Is Love

There's nothing you can do
that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing
that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say, but you can learn
how to play the game,
It's easy.

Rabu, 17 November 2010

Bahasa Inggris itu Gampang (31)

Dalam BIG 28, 29, dan 30 dibahas cara membandingkan sesuatu dengan yang lain yang terbagi dalam tiga tingkat perbandingan (degrees of comparison), yaitu:
a. positive degree = tingkat perbandingan sama
b. comparative degree = tingkat perbandingan lebih
c. superlative degree = tingkat perbandingan paling

Pembahasan 31:
This is the easiest way to learn English.

Setelah membahas 3 cara membandingkan satu hal dengan hal lainnya, maka latihan berikut merupakan penggabungan dari ketiganya. Katakan kalimat-kalimat berikut dalam bahasa Inggris dengan menggunakan degrees of comparison.

Selasa, 16 November 2010

Check It – (1) d – Obyek Yang Tak Perlu

Seperti pengulangan yang tak perlu terhadap subyek, sebuah obyek juga tidak perlu diulangi, khususnya dalam kalimat kompleks yang melibatkan relative clause dan dalam to infinitive.

1. Pengulangan obyek dalam to infinitive
Jika sebuah to infinitive digunakan untuk menjelaskan sebuah kata benda dalam kasus obyektif, kata benda (noun) tidak bisa diulangi.

SALAH: I bought a story book to read it.
BENAR: I bought a story book to read.

Contoh lain:
That is the bookstore to go to.
I have a ballpoint pen to write with.

Senin, 15 November 2010

Check It – (1) c – Subyek Yang Tak Perlu

Setiap kalimat memerlukan subyek. Sebuah subyek tidak perlu diulangi dalam kalimat yang sama, itu akan menyebabkan pengulangan subyek yang tidak perlu. Pengulangan subyek juga muncul dalam kalimat kompleks.

1. Pengulangan subyek dalam kalimat sederhana
Dalam kalimat sederhana, hanya ada satu subyek, yang tidak perlu untuk diulangi.

SALAH: My sister she is at school.
BENAR: My sister is at school.

Minggu, 14 November 2010

Beatles: Free As A Bird

Free as a bird,
it's the next best thing to be.
Free as a bird.

Home, home and dry,
like a homing bird I'll fly
as a bird on wings.

Whatever happened to
the life that we once knew,
can we really live without each other?

Jumat, 12 November 2010

Check It – (1) b – Preposisi Yang Tak Perlu

Seperti article, preposisi adalah kata-kata yang berfungsi untuk menghubungkan kata benda (noun) atau kata ganti (pronoun) dengan kata-kata lain. Bagian berikut ini menunjukkan pengulangan preposisi yang tak perlu.

1. Penggunaan preposisi yang tak perlu setelah kata kerja transitif
Transitive verb memerlukan obyek tanpa bantuan preposisi.

SALAH: She has not answered to his question.
BENAR: She has not answered his question.

Kamis, 11 November 2010

The Beatles: All My Loving

Close your eyes and I'll kiss you
Tomorrow I'll miss you,
Remember I'll always be true.
And then while I'm away,
I'll write home every day
And I'll send all my loving to you.

Rabu, 10 November 2010

Check It (1) a : Artikel Yang Tak Perlu

Ada tiga kata sandang (article) dalam bahasa Inggris: a, an, dan the. The dikenal sebagai definite article, sedangkan a dan an sebagai indefinite article. Salah satu kesalahan yang paling sering dilakukan oleh pembelajar bahasa Inggris adalah penggunaan definite article the yang tidak perlu.

1. Di depan nama makanan (hidangan)
Dalam bahasa Inggris, nama hidangan (sarapan, makan siang, makan malam) tidak didahului oleh article the.

SALAH: The discussion will begin after the dinner.
BENAR: The discussion will begin after dinner.

Contoh lain:
Call me when lunch is ready.
The children watch TV after supper.
They did not have breakfast.

Jika nama suatu hidangan digunakan untuk menunjuk makanan, maka digunakan difinite article ‘the’
It is time for supper. The supper is in the dining room.

Selasa, 09 November 2010

The Beatles: Accross The Universe

Words are flying out like endless rain into a paper cup,
they slither while they pass, they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind,
possessing and caressing me.
Jai Guru Deva Oh,
Nothing's gonna change my world (4x)

Sabtu, 06 November 2010

Difficult Words: Few and Little

The baby has little hair.
Few dan little mengandung arti ‘sedikit’
few – fewer – the fewest, untuk Countable noun
few students/children/books

Short Story: Polaroids

[ed - This entry is one of the Top 12 Popular Vote Finalists for English Language Entries]

The Polaroid photos lying sweetly in her hands, she looked at them carefully as her mind drifted to happy memories that she has still clung to.


It’s June 14th and she’s just about to be ready to leave the house. She packs her precious Polaroid camera, putting lip gloss on her lips once again, looks in the mirror and smiling to herself. ‘This is it’, she said to herself. I’m ready. Her fine figure is wrapped in an elegant black and white dress, which she bought with her salary from her part time job. *CLICK* sounds the door as she makes her way out of the house to the tram station.

Jumat, 05 November 2010

Difficult words: Give, Offer and Owe

Yes. He has given me the tickets.
give + someone + something
      He gave me a new book yesterday.
      Father usually gives my younger brother pocket money once a week.
      They have given the beggar some money.

Kamis, 04 November 2010

Check It – Content

Pembelajar bahasa Inggris menghadapi sejumlah kesulitan dalam mempelajari bahasa Inggris sebagai sarana komunikasi yang lebih luas dan melakukan berbagai bentuk kesalahan dalam berbicara dan menulis. Kesalahan semacam ini, jika tidak dikoreksi seperlunya dan disingkirkan seluruhnya, akan secara bertahap menjadi kebiasaan yang akan bisa menjadi sebuah hambatan permanen dalam penguasaan bahasa Inggris.

1. Pengulangan
e. Pengulangan Kata Penghubung
f. Superlatif Ganda
g. Pengulangan Modifier Yang Tak Dapat Dibandingkan

2. Penghilangan
a. Penghilangan Artikel
b. Penghilangan Kata Depan
c. Penghilangan bentuk –s/-es dan –ed
d. Penghilangan Apostrophe pada Kasus Possessive
e. Penghilangan Kata Ganti Obyek

3. Salah Pakai
a. Salah Pakai Kata Sandang
b. Salah Pakai Kata Depan
c. Salah Pakai Kata Kerja Non-finite
d. Salah Pakai Tenses
e. Salah Pakai Kalimat Pasif
f. Salah Pakai Bentuk Kata
g. Salah Pakai Kata Benda
h. Salah Pakai Kasus Possessive
i. Salah Pakai Kata Ganti –self
j. Salah Pakai Kata Ganti Relative
k. Salah Pakai Question Tag
l. Kesalahan dalam Susunan Kalimat
m. Kesalahan dalam Logika Kalimat
n. Kesalahan dalam Structure

4. Salah Tafsir
a. Salah Tafsir karena Makna Kalimat yang Membingungkan
b. Salah Tafsir karena Makna Kata yang Menyesatkan
c. Salah Tafsir karena Kesalahan Pronomina

Vocabulary: Bhs Inggrisnya 'dengan'

Say it in English
dengan (bersama) = with.
        Dia pergi ke Malang dengan (bersama) ayahnya. He went to Malang with his father.
dengan (dalam) = in.
        Katakan ini dengan (dalam) bahasa Inggris. Say it in English.
dengan cara (secara) = adverb-ly.
        Dia mengemudi dengan (secara) sangat hati-hati. He drives very carefully.

Rabu, 03 November 2010

Ungu: I Need You

Oh baby don’t you know how much I love you
Oh baby don’t you know how much I miss you
Oh baby don’t you know it’s true
I-L-O-V-E-U, I love you
I-M-I-S-S-U, I miss you

Oh baby don’t you know how much I love you
Oh baby don’t you know how much I miss you
Oh baby don’t you know it’s true
Oh baby don’t you know how much I love you
Oh baby don’t you know how much I miss you
Oh baby don’t you know it’s true
I-N-E-E-D-U, I need you
I-W-A-N-T-U, I want you

Selasa, 02 November 2010

Sarah Vaughn Sings The Beatles Songs

Perhaps Today

He cut himself.
It was a total accident. He was picking up pieces of a shattered mirror when a shard ran into his thumb. The glistening crumb freed a fiery drop of blood but the needlepoint of pain thrilled him. He raised the wound to his lips, tasted the salt. This is real. I am real. Today, he thought, perhaps today, they will see me.
That morning, he studied his reflection just before leaving for work. Regular in build, in height, in appearance; he was an extraordinarily ordinary man. His name tag gleamed dully from the lapel of his unremarkable coat; a nondescript garment, grey. He ran his fingers through his hair, slipped on his shoes and slipped out the door.

Senin, 01 November 2010

Pussycat: My Broken Souvenirs

For each moment of tears
I still had my souvenirs
Cherished in a pocket full of dreams

I could hold I could feel
Kept pretending they were real
Long time after lovers stayed away.

Now a picture of you
I had cherished so true
Even kissed 'till I'd seen you again
But when