Peer Pressure

Peer Pressure

Teen peer pressure is the influence of a teen’s social group has on him or her. Peer pressure is a part of life for everyone, but it can be an especially strong influence during the teen years when peers are very important to a teen’s identity. This means that teens need to learn to handle peer pressure, and to recognize when it is positive and when it is negative.

Keledai pun, katanya, Takkan Jatuh ke Lubang yang Sama

Keledai pun, katanya, Takkan Jatuh ke Lubang yang Sama

Hari ini, lihat berita di TV ada sekolah di NTT yang batal menyelenggarakan UN hari pertama. Alasannya sederhana, soal UN belum tiba. Apa yang mau dikerjakan klau soalnya saja tidak ada. Di belahan lain Indonesia tercinta, ada siswa SMP yang mendapat soal UN untuk SMK, ada soal yang tak lengkap yang mengharuskan pengawas memfotokopi soal UN. Saya hanya geleng-geleng kepala karena baru seminggu lalu masalah seperti ini terjadi. Apa tidak ada yang bisa dipelajari dari kesalahan-kesalahan minggu lalu? Belum lagi…

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Adjectives – Comparison

Adjectives – Comparison

We use -er/-est with the following adjectives: 1) Adjectives with one syllable positive comparative superlative clean cleaner cleanest new newer newest cheap cheaper cheapest 2) Adjectives with two syllables and the following endings: 2 – 1) Adjectives with two syllables, ending in -y positive comparative superlative dirty dirtier dirtiest easy easier easiest happy happier happiest pretty prettier prettiest 2 – 2) Adjectives with two syllables, ending in -er positive comparative superlative clever cleverer cleverest 2 – 3) Adjectives with two…

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Ada Apa dengan UN???

Ada Apa dengan UN???

Belajar semaksimal mungkin, waktu dan materinya. Dari pagi hingga malam hari. Semua buku yang berkaitan dilahapnya hingga titik darah penghabisan. Inilah penggambaran kegiatan para siswa menjelang Ujian Nasional. Di hari-hari yang dijadwalkan, UN pun dilaksanakan. Pagi-pagi sekali para siswa meninggalkan rumah untuk pergi ke sekolah. Tak lupa meminta doa restu dari orang tua sebagai suplemen. Di gerbang sekolah, suasana mendebarkan sekaligus mencekam karena akan menghadapi ujian penentu kelulusan pun ditambah dengan kengerian saat melihat aparatur berseragam pemerintah berjaga-jaga. Setelah prosesi…

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Eureka Moments

Eureka Moments

Obviously learning doesn’t happen in an instant but I can certainly think of some Eureka moments in my own development in a foreign language. Obviously when you start out it can be easier to notice these moments where you suddenly gain the ability to talk in the past or in the future but it doesn’t have to stop there. There have also been moments when I suddenly realised that a phrase I learnt right at the start is actually a…

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English Language Teaching Terms, Abbreviations and Acronyms

English Language Teaching Terms, Abbreviations and Acronyms

ACTFL American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages ARELS Association of Recognised English Language Services BASELT British Association of State English Language Teaching BC British Council CALL computer assisted language learning CEELT Cambridge Examination in English for Language Teachers CELTA Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults (replaces CTEFLA) CILT Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research CTEFLA Certificate in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language to Adults (replaced by CELTA) DELTA Diploma in English Language…

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How to be Successful Language Learners

How to be Successful Language Learners

1. Leave English behind. 2. Make yourself understood with nonverbal communication. 3. Teach in full sentences; teach in conversations.   4. Aim for real communication in your language of heritage. 5. Language is also culture. 6-Focus on listening and speaking, rather than writing and grammatical analysis. 7. Activities for master and apprentice to do together. 8. Audio and videotaping. 9. How to be an active learner. 10. Be sensitive to each other’s needs; be patient and proud of each other…

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The Troublesome Slippers

The Troublesome Slippers

Abukashan was a wealthy merchant, notorious for his stingy nature. He had a pair of slippers that were famous in town because they were completely worn out. The slippers had outlived their lives but Abukashan simply refused to buy a new pair. One day he went to a public bath, visited by all the rich and famous people. He left his slippers outside and went into the shower. A few minutes later a judge entered the bath leaving his new…

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Whatever Happens, Happens for the Best…

Whatever Happens, Happens for the Best…

Once upon a time there was an old man called Sthira, who lived alone in a village. He would go about his business alone, even in his old age. He was a nice, friendly man who was liked by all the people in the village. They would often come over to the old man’s house and express their sympathy that his only son had gone so far away to study. They wondered aloud if his son would ever return. To…

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