Sunday, May 07, 2017

Narrative Text 2 for Grade 8 Semester 2

Level: English for Junior and Senior High School
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Text 1
The Magic Candle
One day, a young wanderer got lost in the wood. Suddenly, he saw a light from an old hut. He knocked on the door, and an old woman opened it. She was crying. She said that a devil had stolen her magic candle. The candle could grant anything she asked. The wanderer asked her where the devil lived. "In a castle not far from here," said the old woman.
The wanderer went to the castle. There he found the devil but he was old and weak. Therefore, when the wanderer grabbed the magic candle from the devil's table and ran away, he couldn't chase him.
However, the wanderer was not a kind man. He didn't return the candle to the old woman, but kept it for himself. He lit the candle and made a wish, "I want to go far from here."
Suddenly, a genie appeared and took him to a beautiful palace. There was a party in the palace. The wanderer wanted to make some money. So, he lit the candle again and wished for some jewelry. He sold them to the guests and was soon making a lot of money. Then, a princess came to buy some jewelry, but there was nothing left. The wanderer fell in love with her, and asked her to marry him. The kind princess said "yes", and they got married the next day.
In his happiness, the wanderer told the princess about his adventure and the magic candle. Hearing that, the princess got very angry. At night, she lit the candle and wished the wanderer disappeared.
In the morning, the wanderer awoke and found himself back in his ugly house in the village.

Text 2
Mouse and Crocodile
One day, a monkey wanted to cross a river. He saw crocodile in the river, so he asked the crocodile to help him. The crocodile told the monkey to jump onto its back. Then the crocodile swam down the river.
Now, the crocodile was hungry. When the crocodile was in the middle of the river, it stopped and said to the monkey, “Monkey, my father is sick. He must eat the heart of a monkey, then he will be strong again.”
The monkey thought for a while. Then he told the crocodile to swim back to the river bank.
“What for?” asked the crocodile.
“Because I didn’t bring my heart with me,” said the monkey.
“I left it under the tree near some coconuts."
So, the crocodile turned around and swam back to the bank of the river. As soon as they reached the river bank, the monkey jumped off the crocodile’s back and climbed up to the top of a tree.
“Where is your heart?” asked the crocodile.
“You are foolish,” the monkey said to the crocodile.
“Mow. I am free and you have nothing."

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Sunday, April 09, 2017

Recount Text 2 for Grade 8 Semester 2

Level: English for Junior High School
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Text 1
Celebrating The Earth Day
Some weeks ago, in celebrating the earth day, our school had an excursion to Maron beach. Five big buses were ready to take all of us. We left the school at six thirty. We brought brooms, big plastic bags, and other cleaning utensils. We wore wide hats, long sleeved T-shirt, and gloves to protect our body from the sun.
We arrived at the beach after a fifty-five minutes drive. The beach was so dirty. Garbage was everywhere. It was not beautiful at all. We looked at the beach sadly. We were all very sorry about this view.
Mrs. Marwati told us to get off the bus and start our program right away. We did the cleaning up immediately. We picked up the garbage and brought them into the dumping ground.
We were very happy to see the beach clean. The beach is beautiful again now.

Text 2
Visiting Uncle in Jepara
Maya intended to visit her uncle, Budi, her aunt, Dewi and her cousin, Murni in Jepara. They live there. She went to Tanah Abang bus station. She looked around as she walked into the station. There were a lot of passengers there. Some of them just sat and the others stood and talked with their friends. Maya bought a cup of tea and piece of cake. Then, she found an empty seat beside some girls. It was a coincidence that one of them was Rani. Maya’s friend when they were in Junior High School. She asked Maya where she studied. She said she studied at the English Department in a university. A conversation started and the time passed quickly. Suddenly, Maya looked at her watch. “Oh dear!” she said. “I forgot about the time and now I missed the bus.”

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Monday, March 06, 2017

Short Functional Text 2 for Grade 8 Semester 2

Level: English for Junior High School
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Text 1 - Advertisement 1
Find the correct spelling and pronunciation
More than 80,000 with
This Electronic Dictionary
Made of strong plastic
Comes in two colors:
Dark gray and light blue
$104,50

Text 2 - Advertisement 2
ASTON ATRIUM HOTEL
Coffee Shop

A cozy place to experience
The most tasteful and authentic "Sop Buntut" in town
together with excellent dishes for your lunch and dinner

Jl. Senen Raya No. 135 Jakarta 10410 - Indonesia
Telp. (021) 344-2828, Fax. (021) 344-2929
Email: smatrium@cbn.net.id

Text 3 - Announcement
ANNOUNCEMENT

To celebrate the school anniversary, SMP Taruna Wijaya will hold some English contests:
1. The Spelling Bee Contest (for Class VII)
2. The Writing Fable Competition (for Class VIII)
3. The English Speech Contest (for Class IX)

All the contests will be held on Monday, February 23rd, 2016.
Each class must send at least three participants for the contests. For more information, contact the committee, Ary Widyawati (the head of OSIS). The committee only accepts the names of the participants before February 15th, 2016.
The Committee
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Short Functional Text 1 for Grade 8 Semester 2

Level: English for Junior High School
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Text 1 - Invitation
The directors of the Indonesian Import Company
requests the company of

Mr. Abdullah Daud
Managing Director of the Wool Cat Ltd, Hampshire

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of their company
at the International Club in Jakarta
On 10th March, at 08:15 p.m.
(Dinner at 09:00 p.m.)

R.S.V.P
Zu Bakir, Indonesian Import Company, 250 Serang Road
Jakarta, Indonesia

Text 2 - Announcement
To All Eight Grade Students

All library books have to be returned on the twenty-second of March, 2016. They should be covered with non-colorful wrapping plastic. Lost books must be replaced with the ones of similar subjects.
Fine will be charged to the late return of the books. Students who have handed  on all books will get receipt that have to be submitted to the administration officers.
  
Library Staffs

Text 3 - Short Message
From: +628155447766
Just to inform you that the meeting will be cancelled for tomorrow, Mon, March 11th, 2016 at 10 a.m., as the principal will arrive from Jakarta.
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Sunday, February 05, 2017

Narrative Text for Grade 8 Semester 2

Level: English for Junior High School
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Text 1
The Lake of Color
Once upon a time, there was a kingdom. The kingdom had a kind and wise king named Prabu. He and all his people lived in happiness. There was only one thing that made Prabu and his people sad. Prabu did not have any children. There was no prince or princess in the kingdom.
One day, Prabu went to the jungle to pray to God. Everyday he begged for a child. And after several time, the dream came true. The Queen got pregnant. All people in the kingdom felt happy so did Prabu and the Queen. Many of them sent presents to the palace.
The Queen gave birth of a beautiful princess and Prabu and all his people got happier. Many of the people sent presents to the palace. Everyone in the kingdom loved her, so did the King and the Queen. Everything she wanted must be realized. She became a spoiled girl.
Her 17th birthday was coming and Prabu prepared a beautiful necklace as her birthday present. The party was so crowded and all people in the kingdom came and attended the party.
And then, Prabu presented the necklace to his beloved daughter and said that the beautiful necklace was presented by all people in the kingdom. Suddenly, the Princess threw the necklace and said that she did not like the necklace. She said that she did not want to accept that necklace.
All people, including Prabu and Queen, were sad and began to cry. Then, there was a miracle. Suddenly, the Earth was crying. It made a pool of water. The palace was getting full. Soon the place became a big lake. The lake sank the entire kingdom and became Telaga Warna (Lake of Color).

Text 2
The Ant and the Dove
One hot day, an ant was drinking on pool. While drinking, she slipped and fell into the water. She shouted for help. A dove flying nearby saw that an ant was drowning. The dove quickly plucked a leaf from the nearest tree and dropped it near the ant. The ant climbed on the leaf and the dove carried the leaf and the ant safely to the ground. Behind a big tree, a hunter aimed his gun to the dove. The ant shouted just in time for the dove to fly away. From above the sky, the dove said thank you and the ant answered thank to her too.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Recount Text 1 for Grade 8 Semester 2

Level: English for Junior High School
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Text 1
Having a Stomachache
I had a really bad experience last Tuesday. That evening, I saw some mangoes on the table. I was happy because I really like the fruit. I peeled one and ate greedily. I peeled another two. My mother had advised me not to do so, but I said that I would be just fine.
The next morning, I went to school. The first class was Math and I had a test. During the test, I suddenly felt my stomachache. I tried to control and finished my test. However, I could not. I had to go to the toilet. I went there three times. Because of my awkward behavior, my teacher thought I had been cheating. I explained what happened. He understood.
However, the test time was almost over and certainly I could not finish it. Luckily, the teacher understood and gave me a chance to do a remedial test the following day. Oh, what a pity! I felt regretful, not listening to my mother's advice.

Text 2
Having an Exciting Tour
Last holiday, I and my classmate had an exciting tour. We went to Jogjakarta and Central Java. We departed from Jakarta on Saturday morning. We arrived in Jogjakarta in the evening. We stayed in Garuda hotel there. Because we were very tired, after traveling a whole day, we just took a rest in the hotel that night.
Next morning, we went to Kraton Jogjakarta, the palace of the king. After looking around the palace for about four hours, we continued the journey to Borobudur Temple in Central java. We spent the whole afternoon there, admiring the magnificent temple. We bought some handicrafts. Then we returned to Jogjakarta. Before coming back to the hotel, we stopped by the Malioboro Street Market to buy some souvenirs.
On Monday morning, we checked out from the hotel and went back to Jakarta. On the way home, we came by Jati Jajar Cave. We arrived in Jakarta late at night. Although we were very exhausted, we were very happy because we enjoyed the journey and got many experience.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Language Expression 2 for Grade 8 Semester 1

Level: English for Junior Junior High School
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In this part of the test, the students are trained to understand language expression, namely agreement and disagreement, congratulating, asking and offering something, and inviting someone. Each dialogue has two questions to be answered which are in the form of multiple choices. The students have to get at least 80 to pass.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Language Expression for Grade 8 Semester 1

Level: English for Junior Junior High School
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In this part of the test, the students are trained to understand language expression, namely denying fact, complimenting, asking and giving opinion, and inviting someone. Each dialogue has two questions to be answered which are in the form of multiple choices. The students have to get at least 80 to pass.

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Saturday, November 05, 2016

Recount Text for Grade 8 Semester 1

Level: English for Junior High School
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Text 1
My Sister First Flight
I took my sister, Katy, for her first flight last month. When we arrived at the airport, she wanted to know why the official weighed the luggage. Then she wondered why she needed a passport. She didn't understand what the security check for. Then she asked who the flight attendant was. When she saw the plane, she couldn't understand what the captain did and where he sat.
What a lot of questions! I was very pleased when we landed.

Text 2
Visiting Ketep Pass
Last holiday, I visited Ketep Pass in Magelang Regency. It offers the view of high land. I went there with my friends. We left Solo at 7 p.m. through Salatiga town. On the way to Ketep, we enjoyed the view of cocoa plantation and beautiful landscape.
After three hours riding, we arrived at Ketep Pass. Unfortunately, it was still foggy. We were so disappointed because we could not see the beauty of high land. Then we decided to enter the museum of Merapi volcano. There are many pictures of eruption. After that, we continued to see the Merapi eruption film. It was really great. I have never seen it before.
All of us felt very happy because we have got a lot of new experiences.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Descriptive Text on Lawang Sewu for Grade 8 Semester 1

Level: English for Junior High School
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Lawang Sewu
Lawang Sewu is an important place in Semarang and for many years tourists have been returning to Semarang only to have a glimpse of this amazing place here. They love coming here simply because of the distinctive Dutch symbolism and the immensely long corridors leading to the offices on the other side.
Lawang Sewu is famous for the Thousand Doors and windows and the fascinating long winding windows representing the Dutch Symbolism of the places. The building has numerous long winding corridors which open out to the offices on one side of the office and the other end of the building on the other hand. It is a famous landmark on the region of Semarang.
The place was actually built as the main colonial office for the Dutch and was then taken over by Japanese government. This place was important because it was used for giving shelter to the soldiers here. The place was often considered to be haunted place as many people believed that the place was inhabited by spirits and ghosts.
However, later the place was converted into a heritage site and many come to visit the place during their holidays or vacation while coming to visit Semarang.

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