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Beberapa trik belajar bahasa Inggris di lia semarang

Let’s learn more #8:IDIOMS

Getting meaning

Why idioms? We derive meanings of a text/phrase/clause from the words in it. However, sometimes it is improper to deduce or get the meaning from a text by translating word by word.

What is an idiom?

An idiom is a group of words. In the usage, we can not get the meaning merely by translating the individual words (e.g., rain cats and dogssee the light ). When we heard an idiom, e.g. It is raining cats and dogs, it doesn’t literally mean that there are some cats and dogs falling down to the earth from the sky. This idiom shows a kind of rain, that is when the rain starts and stops.

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Belajar secara efektif

Berikut video dari TED tentang prinsip belajar secara efektif, termasuk berlatih bahasa inggris…

Video di atas menunjukkan bahwa prinsp penguasaan sebuah ketrampilan adalah dengan berlatih……

Belajar dengan efektif

Bagaimana dengan bahasa Inggris ? Apakah selalu berlatih dengan teman?

  • Berlatihlah dengan mengungkapkan apapun gagasan Anda dalam tulisan. Tulisan akan selalu disana…..kecuali dijadikan pembungkus ikan asin he he….jadi bisa dilihat kembali terus dikoreksi….atau minta teman untuk mengoreksi
  • Berlatihlah dengan mengungkapkan gagasan dalam bahasa Inggris di pikiran!!!!!!!! Daripada ngedumel di hati dengan ngomong :”Duh…saya lupa mengerjakan PR” mengapa tidak mencoba dengan ngomong dalam hati “OMG. I forget to do my homework!”. Sebaiknya di batin aja….kalau kecelposan ngomong nanti fatal akibatnya : ada orang ngomong sendiri….dalam bahasa inggris lageeee!!!
  • Mulailah lebih fokus pada ekplorasi pola kalimat, bukan pada TENSES. Semua pengungkapan  gagasan bermula dari struktur kalimat karena pada dasarnya kalimat merupakan unit bahasa terkecil yang memuat arti lengkap. Di sana terdapat hubungan antara jenis kata : kata kerja, kata benda, kata sifat, kata keterangan dsb dalam mengisi “ruang” dalam pola kalimat. Selanjutnya kita mesti mengembangkan komponen kalimat tsb dari kata ke frase dan anak kalimat. Di sisi lain, tenses lebih menekankan pada “posisi” kata kerja ketika digunakan pada waktu yang berbeda : lampau, sekarang dan mendatang. Baik struktur kalimat maupun tense berpotensi menimbulkan kesalahpahaman dalam komunikasi. Namun, kesalahan struktur kalimat dapat berakibat lebih “fatal”. Kesalahan tense biasanya masih dimaklumi sebagai keterbatasan kita dalam pemahaman sisi kata kerja tersebut.
  • Komponen bahasa lain yang sangat vital adalah kosa kata. Banyak cara yang dianjurkan untuk meningkatkan kosa kata namun yang paling penting adalah “menggunakan ” kosa kata tersebut. Dalam hal ini kita mengenal istilah “corpus” yaitu daftar kata mendasar yang paling sering digunakan. Padukan peningkatan kosa kata dalam lingkup jenis kata (derivatives) sehingga anda belajar sebuah kata dalam kaitan dengan kata lain yang masih satu “keluarga”. Misal : success (kata benda), succeed(kata kerja), successful(kata sifat), successfuly(kata keterangan). Gunakan kamus, manfaatkan fasilitas “synonym di microsoft word”………………. yang terbaru: ketik kata tertentu di bilah pencarian internet dan mbah Google tercinta siap membantu!!!!

Semoga video ini dapat membantu anda belajar secara efektif

Untuk variasi aksen, silakan kunjungi https://liasemarang.com/2018/10/15/do-you-understand-english/

Do you understand English?

The following is a video from Nash Daily…..Do you understand English spoken by different people? It’s a good point to see that English is not always that “English”…..

Kadang kita tidak percaya diri saat belajar bahasa Inggris. Kita berpikir bahwa bahasa inggris kita bukan yang “baku”:

  • Banyak melakukan kesalahan : membuat kesalahan saat belajar bahasa inggris adalah hal wajar. Justru itulah tantangan pertama yang harus diatasi. Bisakah kita membangun sikap untuk tidak malu saat berbuat salah? Kita dapat mengambil manfaat dengan mengaktifkan “grammar awareness” kita : perhatikan saat orang lain berbicara dan bandingkan dengan cara kita. Bila berbeda, cari tahu mana yang benar. Dengan demikian, kita belajar secara terus menerus
  • Orang lain lebih bagus bahasa Inggris nya: Tentu saja! Masing masing orang memiliki bakat yang berbeda. Belum lagi “paparan” yang didapat juga berbeda. Si A pintar bahasa inggris karena belajar sejak TK, atau orang tuanya bisa bahasa Inggris, atau karena sebab lain. Yang pasti, kalau orang lain bisa dengan dua langkah sedang kita bisa dengan lima langkah….mengapa tidak?
  • Pronunciation saya jelek-tidak mirip penutur asli: prinsip utama dalam berkomunikasi adalah RP (received pronunciation). Sejauh lawan bicara mengerti apa yang kita ucapkan…cukuplah!! Kita juga memiliki “organs of speech” yang unik per orang. Makanya, kita mengenal American English, British English….juga Singlish. Yang penting adalah upaya kita mengikuti “standard pronunciation” walau tidak 100% sempurna. Gimana caranya? Ah…..mbah Google tahu segalanya
  • Saya tidak punya partner: ternyata berlatih juga bisa “imaginary” lho……lihat link berikut https://liasemarang.com/2018/10/18/how-to-practice-effectively/

 

E Learning

Berikut link untuk belajar bahasa Inggris secara mandiri

Link 1 Online English Course: https://www.coursera.org/

Speaking partner : https://www.italki.com

 

Learn Grammar

Link 1 website utama:  http://www.englishgrammarpdf.net

Link 2 Grammar : http://englishgrammarpdf.net/Home/Category/1-grammar

Link 3 Grammar : https://englishteststore.net

Link 4 Grammar : https://www.usingenglish.com

Link 5 TOEFL :http://www.testmagic.com

 

RIDDLE

Q. There is a house with four walls. All of the walls are facing south. A bear is circling the house. What color is the bear?

  1. If all walls of the house are facing south, the house must be on the North Pole, so the bear is a polar bear. the color is hwite

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LET’S LEARN MORE #7: FUN FACTS ABOUT ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Fun Facts about English Language

  1. The longest word in English is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis which is a type of lung disease caused by inhaling ash and dust.

Can you pronounce it in a single breath?

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LET’S LEARN MORE #6: Miss, Mrs. or Ms.?

Miss, Mrs., or Ms.?

What does “Miss” mean?

“Miss,” when attached to a name, is a title of respect for an unmarried woman. You can use it by itself as a term of address or combine it with a surname, a descriptor of a prominent characteristic, or something she represents.

Example:

Miss Penelope Edwards is the new nursery school teacher. (surname)

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is Miss Universe 2017. (something she represents)

Well, aren’t you little Miss Traveler? (prominent characteristic)

How do you use “Miss?”

Typically, in a business setting, you would use “Miss” along with an unmarried female’s last name. Don’t worry if you don’t know the woman’s last name; pausing after Miss suggests the woman to supply it to you. Make sure to use “Miss” for unmarried women you don’t know well or who hold positions of authority, such as teachers or supervisors.

Example:

Thanks for the invitation, Miss Janice . You are a great neighbor!

What does “Mrs.” mean?

“Mrs.” is a title of respect for a married or widowed woman. Sometimes the title includes her husband’s first and last name rather than her own, especially for written correspondence or when the wife’s name is unknown; this practices is becoming far less common than it was in the past, however.

Example:

Address the envelope to Mrs. Donald Belmont. (the wife of Donald Belmont)

How do you use “Mrs.”?

At work, when addressing married women, and when speaking to women in a position of authority, use “Mrs.” along with the married female’s last name. Always wait for an invitation to drop the formal title before using a woman’s first name.

Example:

Mrs. Jones is an amazing electrical engineer.

What does “Ms.” mean?

What if you don’t know whether someone is married or not? Unlike “Miss” or “Mrs.”, it doesn’t indicate a woman’s marital status. The title became popular during the women’s movement of the 1970s because “Ms.” seemed a suitable equivalent of “Mister,” a title of respect for both unmarried and married men.

How to Use “Ms.”

Apply the same rules as you would for “Miss” and “Mrs.”

“Miss” or “Ms.”?

Both “Miss” and “Ms.” apply to women who are unmarried or whose marital status is unknown. Which you choose depends on the preference of the woman. Interestingly, some newspaper editors avoid the issue by omitting titles and instead referring to men and women by their full names.

Example:

Prince Harry has said he knew his bride-to-be Meghan Markle was “the one” from the moment they met, as the couple made their first public appearance since the announcement of their engagement.

LET’S LEARN MORE#5: Do you school or study?

 

 Study VS School 
Do you study at SMP 5 ?

Is SMP 5 your school?

Study is a verb

School is a noun

Die, dead, death,died  
My Cat is dead.
It died yesterday.
Its death was a surprise.
Dead is an Adjective (a descriptive word)
Death is a Noun (a naming word)
Die is a Verb (an action word)
Died is the past tense of the verb Die
Job VS Work
Do you have a full-time JOB ?

I WORK from 8:00 until 5:00 today.

Job is a noun

Work is a verb

LET’S LEARN MORE #4: HALO MISTER?

How do you address someone?

Mr.Mrs.Miss.Ms.
Pronounced “mister.”Pronounced “misses.”Pronounced “miss.”Pronounced “mizz.”
usually used with a man’s last name.usually used with a woman’s last name.usually used with a woman’s last name.usually used with a woman’s last name.
for example: “Please give this to Mr. Smith.”For example: “Please give this to Mrs Smith.”For example: “Please give this to Miss Smith.”For example: “Please give this to Ms Smith.”
It is not possible to know if the man is married or single.Used to refer to a married woman.Used to refer to a single woman.It is not possible to know if the woman is married or single.