• Story

    The Story of Cindelaras

     The Story of Cindelaras. Long time ago in the island of Java there was a kingdom named Jenggala Kingdom. The kingdom led by Raden Putra. He had a beautiful and kind consort. He also had a beautiful concubine. Contrary to the queen, the concubine had bad personalities. She was jealous with the consort, so she planned to make the consort leave the palace. By doing so, she could be the new consort.        The concubine asked the palace physician to help her do her bad plan. The physician agreed to help her. They was implementing the plan they had.       The concubine of…

  • Speaking

    Expressing and Responding Sympathy

     Expressing and Responding Sympathy. Have a nice meeting again to our beloved visitor, Great Friends.     This is another article related to speaking after introducing someone’s self and asking for repetition.       When we hear someone being sad or in tears, we usually express our sympathy to him/her. Sympathy expression is used to express our sympathy to his/her grief.        There are many expressions to show our sympathy to other people. Some of the examples are shown below. I am sorry to hear that. I know how your felling is. Be patient, It would be Ok soon. I sympathize about the situation that happened…

  • Poem

    Reflection in New Life

    Reflection in New Life When my eyes opened in the dark morning, They showed me the greatness of God creatures; And what I should do after lying on my bed? What would be some of the secrets of success in my life? I found the answers right there inside my room. My bed said: wake up please. Pillow said; move me out from the head As I woke and slide my hand The Blanket said; Fold me please Hurriedly I folded the blanket Fan said; be cool and Roof said; be high aim I turn off the fan and look at the roof Then I peep through the window Window…

  • Grammar

    The Pattern and Function of Future Tense

     The Pattern and Function of Future Tense. After sharing about present and past tense, now it is time for sharing about future tense.        There are several different ways in English that we can talk about the future. In this session we are introducing to the most important ones: be going to will Explanation Be going to Form ( + ) Subject + am/is/are + going to + V1 + C             I am going to study hard.              She is going to write a short story. ( – ) Subject + am/is/are + not + going to + V1 + C             I am not going to study…

  • Speaking

    Expression and Response of Invitation

     Expression and Response of Invitation. Generally all of us have activities that need to be attended by others. There are many situations that probably happened in our daily life, such as meeting, wedding party, birthday party, graduation party etc. Sometimes, we have such situation in which we have to invite some of friends to come. of course, we have to make an invitation for our guests. There will be two answers for them who are invited by us, they may come or accept the invitation and they may not come or decline or refuse the invitation.       If we want our friends or relatives come…

  • Recreation

    Recreation to Selorejo Dam

     Recreation to Selorejo Dam. There are many recreation places can be used as alternative of destination for refreshing. They can be natural places or innovation places. Sendang Biru beach and Coban Rondo Waterfall are the examples of natural place for destination. While BNS and WBL are about innovation recreation places. Here I want to share another place for recreation destination. It is Selorejo Dam.        Selorejo Dam is located in Selorejo Village, Ngantang Sub-District, Malang Regency. It is damming of Konto River, one of Brantas’s branch river. This dam is about 50 km to the west from Malang. On the upper part of the Selorejo Dam…

  • Grammar

    Difference Countable and Uncountable Noun

     Difference of Countable and Uncountable Noun. After sharing about nouns in the preceded post, now I want to share more about a part of noun classifications. They about countable noun and uncountable noun.       It’s important to distinguish between countable and uncountable nouns in English because their usage is different in regards to both determiners and verbs. Countable nouns        Countable nouns are the names of separate items which can be counted. They have a singular and a plural form. The singular form can use the determiner “a” or “an“. And in the plural we can combine with numbers, many, few, some, any,…

  • Reading

    Generic Structure of Spoof Text

     Generic Structure of Spoof Text. Hi my beloved visitor! Have you ever seen one comedy program on TV, Laugh Sketch (in Trans TV) or laughter (in Global TV)? Surely you are familiar with the program. The story-line in the sketch is called Spoof Text. Beginning of the story starts with a scene or a regular occurrence, then towards the end there is a scene or event that is not thought or unpredictable that makes the story funny.        In order to be clear about Spoof Text, in the following explanation I will try to share about the definition, the function, generic structure, language feature and the…

  • Story

    The Legend of Mount Kelud

     The Legend of Mount Kelud. Jenggala Manik was the king of Kediri Kingdom. He had a daughter, her name was Dewi Kilisuci. She was very beautiful. Many young men fell in love with her. However, she always refused their marriage proposals. King Jenggala Manik was sad. He really wanted to see his daughter to get married.       “I hope you have to get married soon, my daughter,” said King Jenggala Manik. He continued, “I’m getting older, I know you are looking for a great husband. I have an idea, I’m going to hold a competition. If a man can stretch Kyai Garudayaksa’s…

  • Grammar

    Kind of Nouns based on the Classification

     Kind of Nouns based on the Classification. Nouns are simply the names we give to everything around us, whether it is a person, an event, a place or an object, etc. Every particular name used to define something is a noun. E.g. : Amsterdam, Anita, Blackberry, Honesty, Waiter, etc.     Based on the classification, Nouns are classified into; Common Noun, Proper Noun, Collective Noun, Abstract Noun, Countable Noun and Uncountable Noun. COMMON NOUNS        These are the nouns that are used to denote a general category of people, places or things. They are capitalized only when they are at the beginning of a sentence. Common Nouns…