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CRITICAL BOOK REVIEW

Fithrah Nurul Hidayah


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ENGLISH EDUCATION PROGRAM


FACULTY OF LANGUAGE AND ART
STATE UNIVERSITY OF MEDAN
2019
BOOK IDENTITY
FIRST BOOK

Tittle: Basic Listening

Author: -Farida Hanim Saragih, S.Pd.,M.Hum

-Rafika Dewi Nasution, S.Pd.,M.Hum

-Puan Suri Mira Annisa, S.Pd.,M.Hum

Publisher:Halaman Moeka & fbs unimed press

Year of Publication:2018

ISBN: 978-602-269-259-1

Book Thickness: 69 pages+cover

SECOND BOOK

Tittle: Elementary Task Listening

Author: Jacqueline St Clair Stokes

Publisher:Cambridge University Press

Year of Publication:1984

Book Thickness: 113 pages+cover

ISBN:0 521 27582 2 Teacher’s Book


FIRST BOOK
STRONGNESS:

1. this book contain so many exercise and it’s very good, Because we can improve
our listening skil by doing the exercise

2. this book use language that Is very simple and easy to understand

3. we can do exercise a little easier because there are lots of sentences that we
can apply in our daily life

WEAKNESS:

1. This book didn’t explain the learning material clearly,and it makes us not
understand about the learning material.

2. too many exercise in this book,it’s good to do some exercise but there’s nothing
explanation so it’s useless

3. the pictures in this book are also unclear and it will make the reader confused
with the images displayed
SECOND BOOK

STRONGNESS:

1. this book is easy to understand for us,as the student who just begin to study
about listening

2. at the end of every sub-section the always makes exercise to make us


understand about material well

3. this book discuss more deeply

4. the advantages have an explanation in each chapter and many practice


questions that can be done by the readers

WEAKNESS:

1. this book is very difficult to discuss because using sentences that are rarely
heard

2.every chapter in the formulation of the problem I can’t understand very well
because the discussion is too much

3. this book gave too many exercise without clear explanation so the readers can’t
do the task very well
CONCLUTION

Both of this book is actually very good book for the beginner student, it use a little
simple sentences that can easily to understood so we can improve our listening
skill. Both of book also have many task that we can do to makes us understand
about the learning material well.

SUGGESTION

Author of both of book should give a clearly explanation in each sub, so we as a


students can understand and do the task perfectly,also author can make every
image in this book clear so this book could be an interesting book.
PREFERENCE

Basic listening by Farida Hanim Saragih, S.Pd.,M.Hum , Rafika Dewi


Nasution, S.Pd.,M.Hum , Puan Suri Mira Annisa, S.Pd.,M.Hum

Elementary task listening by Jacqueline St Clair Stokes