The Shadow of Dark Death

The Shadow of Death

        The Shadow of Dark Death. “Hasn’t he slept well?”, She asked me about my father who was still awake.

       “He looks he’s never slept. It has been a long time I always hear his voice. Noon up to noon again. It never stops.”

       “Why is he acting like that?”

       “I do not know? Whole event that happened, it seems to be his business”

       “Be sure, he had forgotten something!”

       “What’s that?”


       Mom and I were arguing about my father who was pacing in front of the television. His anxiety used to emanate from the movement he made. Whether it’s the way she folded sarong, or moved his fingers clenching and un-clenching like pumping something. I was worried about it when I was about that. For when I was about blood donor, the nurse at the hospital asked me to clench and open palms, she asked me to do this to make the blood would be flowing smoothly. I was worried my father’s blood would flow through his body even blow his own heart. read more

Asking for and showing attention

Asking for and showing attention

Asking for Attention

Asking for and showing attention

       When we tell something, for example information, explanation or a story, we need our listener pay attention our information. For this we can use questions to attract your listeners’ attention. Whereas when we listen to information, explanation or a story, we can use several expressions to show that we are paying attention to what is being talked about. (Also read : Asking and Response for Repetition)

       For this occasion I want to share about how to express of Asking for and showing attention.

Below are the expression of asking for attention and how to show attention.

Asking for attention

  • Can I have your attention, please?
  • Excuse me, I wonder if I could trouble you ….
  • May I have your attention, please?
  • Excuse me, ….
  • Sorry to trouble you.
  • Sorry to bother you.
  • Look at me!
  • Look what I’ve got here.
  • Look here.
  • Look!
  • Hey!
  • Attention, please!
  • Excuse me!

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Showing attention

  • That’s alright
  • I see. – Tell me more about it.
  • Oh, yes. – Really?
  • Mmm… – Oh, my God! What happens next?
  • A ha… – And then what?
  • How interesting! – What’s next?
  • I know what you mean. – Is that all?
  • Oh, oh! – Indeed?
  • Well, well, well… – Oh, no!

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Example of Dialogue

Mrs. Indah          : Hello students, Can I have your attention,  please? All of you must watch the video carefully, and then you have to answer the questions based on the video read more