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My Adventure at Leang-Leang Cave

On Sunday, my parents, my best fruend Novi, and I visited a cave at Maros called Leang-leang . It was
my first time to visit the cave, better yet, my best friend came to visit it with me!
The cave was famous for its primitive cave wall paintings which were some hand prints and wild boar
paintings. The cave and its surroundings was turned into a national park, so it was taken care of. My
parents took a rest in a small hut for visitors of the park, while Novi and I adventured around the cave
with a guide. We had to climb some metal stairs to get to the cave, because the cave was embedded into a
small mountain. Next stop was a place where some seashells littered the ground and some were actually
piled into a big mound! The guide said that these piles of seashells are called kjokkenmoddinger, or
kitchen trash. The humans who lived here ate the shells and dumped the left overs in their 'kitchen'. The
last place was a small museum where they have skeletons of the humans who lived in the caves. The
skeletons along with some roughly made jewelry and weapons were placed inside glass cases for display.
The walls of the museum were adorned with photographs taken when they did an excavation there.
After a quick lunch with Novi and my parents, we decided it was time to go back home. We really had the
time of our lives!

My Rush Time as a Journalist

I usually woke up at eight o'clock a.m. and went to the Press Center to check the daily schedule of
briefings and press conferences. It was usually held by the United Nation officials or disaster mitigation
team.
It was challenging to visit different refugee camps to find soft stories, human interest stories. After that I
went back to the Press Center to cover the press conferences of the day.
It was heart breaking when I saw these survivors fight for food and secondhand clothing. Unfortunately as
they said, the food and clothing were limited and inadequate. Emerging to glaring, fool noon, it was time
to go back to Press Center to write stories and race against time. I was always fearing that the internet
would come crushing down.
After everything was done, only then I remembered to eat. Most times, I only ate once a day because I
always had to rush and again it was difficult to find food. I had to travel quite far. I needed to spend a 30
to 45 minutes by car just to find fresh food.

Visisting Bali

There were so many places to see in Bali that my friend decided to join the tours to see as much as
possible. My friend stayed in Kuta on arrival. He spent the first three days swimming and surfing on Kuta
beach. He visited some tour agents and selected two tours. The first one was to Singaraja, the second was
to Ubud.
On the day of the tour, he was ready. My friend and his group drove on through mountains. Singaraja is a
city of about 90 thousands people. It is a busy but quiet town. The street are lined with trees and there are
many old Dutch houses. Then they returned very late in the evening to Kuta.
The second tour to Ubud was a very different tour. It was not to see the scenery but to see the art and the
craft of the island. The first stop was at Batubulan, a center of stone sculpture. There my friend watched
young boys were carving away at big blocks of stone. The next stop was Celuk, a center for silversmiths
and goldensmiths. After that he stopped a little while for lunch at Sukawati and on to mass. Mass is a
tourist center
My friend ten-day-stay ended very quickly beside his two tour, all his day was spent on the beach. He
went sailing or surfboarding every day. He was quiet satisfied.
Contoh Teks recount untuk SMP

One day I went to Bandung with my friend for vacation. We went there on a bus. When we arrived
in Cianjur, the bus stopped for a rest. I got off the bus to get a cup of coffee, but my friend didn’t. Then I
went to a mosque to pray. It took only a few minutes to pray, but when I came out again the bus was not
there. I had gone! Shocked and confused. I asked the shopkeeper about the bus. She said that the bus
had departed about five minutes ago.

I tried to call my friend on my cell phone, but the battery was running low. I couldn’t do anything
but hope and pray. After several minutes, my wish came true. The bus came back! I got on the bus and
walked to my seat. I was so ashamed when everybody on the bus looked at me. I could feel my face
turned red.

I asked my friend why she didn’t tell the driver that I was still outside.
“I did, I told him several times that you were outside, but he said that you were in the bus toilet
because he saw a man going into the toilet,” my friend replied, laughing. The other passangers smiled at
me. I was so embarassed.

Contoh soal based on the text:


1. What is the writer’s intention to write the text?
A. To describe about the writer’s embarasing experience
B. To show the writer’s bad vacation
C. To retell the writer’s unlucky experience.
D. To entertain readers about the writer’s vacation
2. What did the writer do after she knew that the bus had departed?
A. She asked for help to the shopkeeper
B. She asked to the shopkeeper to stop the bus
C. She tried to call her friend and run the bus
D. She just hoped and prayed since she couldn’t make a phone
3. “She said that the bus had departed about five minutes ago.”
The underlined word is closest meaning to ...
A. returned
B. left
C. turned
D. arrived

Source: Buku UN SMP MTs

Pembelajaran Bahasa Inggris baik di Kurikulum KTSP maupun K-13(Kurtilas) masih menggunakan
Genre based text. Genre termasuk ke dalam Functional text. Selain Functional text, di SMP MTs juga
mempelajari Short Functional text. Pada kesempatan ini Penulis hanya ingin fokus di Functional text
(genre based approach).

The baby can be used for descriptive text

Di level SMP maupun MTs, Jenis genre text yang dipelajari dibatasi hanya 5 jenis yaitu: Descriptive,
Narrative, Recount, Procedure dan Report. Berikut ini penulis memberikan link pembelajaran untuk
kelima genre tersebut sehingga pembelajaran menjadi lebih mudah untuk dinavigasi dari jenis teks yang
satu ke teks yang lain dan saling berkaitan dengan adanya hyperlink tersebut.

1. Descriptive

2. Narrative

3. Recount

4. Procedure

5. Report

A Funeral in Toraja

Last month my family and I went to Toraja to attend Grandpa’s funeral. It was my first time to go to such
a ceremony. We gathered there with our kin in the ceremony.

Overall, the ceremony was quite elaborate. It took about a week. Several days before the ceremony was
done, grandpa’s body was kept in a series of houses arranged in a circular row around an open field called
tongkonan. His corpse was dressed in a fine wearing.

The funeral was performed in two phases. First, we slaughtered the pigs and buffaloes, and then moved
the corpse to face north. In this ceremony we wore black clothes. After that, the corpse was placed in a
sandal wood coffin. Then, it was brought out of the house and placed on an open platform beneath the
granary. Meanwhile, my uncle, my brother, and I prepared the wooden puppet and a funeral tower called
lakian. The next phase of the ceremony was held in this place. The coffin is borne from the house and
placed in the lakian. During the day, there were also buffalo matches. They were great matches. In the
night, we were feasting, chanting, and dancing.

On the last day, the grandpa’s coffin were lowered from the funeral tower and brought up to the mountain
side family graveyard. It was followed by great shouting and excitement from the relatives and the guests.
Finally, we installed the wooden puppet on a high balcony where other puppets representing the members
of a whole family were already there. The funeral ceremonies made my family and me tired. However, we
were grateful because it ran smoothly.

Terjamahan

Pemakan di Toraja

Bulan lalu saya dan keluarga saya pergi ke Toraja untuk menghadiri pemakaman Kakek. Ini adalah
pertama kalinya saya pergi ke upacara tersebut. Kami berkumpul di sana dengan keluarga kami dalam
upacara tersebut.

Secara keseluruhan, acara itu cukup rumit. Butuh waktu sekitar satu minggu. Beberapa hari sebelum
upacara dilakukan, tubuh kakek itu disimpan dalam serangkaian rumah diatur dalam baris melingkar di
sekitar lapangan terbuka yang disebut tongkonan. Mayatnya mengenakan pakaian yang baik.

Pemakaman dilakukan dalam dua tahap. Pertama, kami menyembelih babi dan kerbau, dan kemudian
memindahkan mayat untuk menghadapi utara. Dalam upacara ini kami mengenakan pakaian serba hitam.
Setelah itu, mayat ditempatkan dalam peti mati kayu cendana. Kemudian, dibawa keluar rumah dan
ditempatkan pada sebuah temapt terbuka di bawah lumbung. Sementara itu, paman saya, adik saya, dan
saya menyiapkan boneka kayu dan sebuah menara pemakaman disebut 'lakian'. Tahap berikutnya dari
tersebut upacara diadakan di tempat tersebut. Peti mati ditanggung dari rumah dan ditempatkan di lakian
tersebut. Pada siang hari, terdapat juga pertandingan kerbau. Pertendangan tersebut adalah pertandingan
besar. Di malam hari, kami berpesta, bernyanyi, dan menari.
Pada hari terakhir, peti mati kakek diturunkan dari menara pemakaman dan dibawa ke kuburan keluarga
di sisi gunung. Hal ini diikuti oleh teriakan yang besar dan kegembiraan dari kerabat dan para tamu.
Akhirnya, kami memasang boneka kayu di balkon tinggi di mana boneka lainnya yang mewakili anggota
dari seluruh keluarga sudah berada di sana. Upacara pemakaman membuat saya dan keluarga saya lelah.
Namun, kami sangat berterima kasih karena berjalan dengan lancar.

Ia jadi miliarder di usia 26 tahun!


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Struktur Kalimat

 Passive Voice
 Parts of Speech
 Question Tag
 Degrees of Comparison
 Direct & Indirect Speech
 Kalimat Preferences
 Kalimat Exclamatory

Kata Kerja (Verbs)

 Penjelasan Verbs (Kata Kerja)


 Tenses
 Causative Verbs
 Auxiliary Verbs
 Modal Auxiliary Verbs
 Pembentukan Verb + ing
 Pembentukan Verb + ed
 Penggunaan Used to
 Must
 Perbedaan Must & Have to
 Penggunaan Should

Kata Benda (Nouns)

 Penjelasan Nouns (Kata Benda)


 Pembentukan Nouns (Kata Benda)
 Concrete Nouns
 Abstract Nouns
 Countable & Uncountable Nouns
 Singular & Plural Nouns
 Gerund

Kata Ganti (Pronouns)

 Penjelasan Pronouns (Kata Ganti)


 Personal Pronouns
 Possessive Pronouns
 Reflexive Pronouns
 Demonstrative Pronouns
 Relative Pronouns
 Indefinite Pronouns
 Expletive It & There

Determiner

 Article 'The'
 Article 'A/An'
 Perbedaan antara A Little, Little, A Few, dan Few
 Perbedaan antara Some dan Any

Conjunctions (Kata Penghubung)

 Apa itu conjunctions?


 Perbedaan Although, In spite of, Despite