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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Jung Daehyun


Written by Wiem Khalifa
Higher Intermediate 2/ 2014


Most people who like K-Pop usually have their ultimate bias (favorite group member) in their favorite boy or girl band. in my case, I have fallen for Jung Daehyun, one of B. A. D's members. He has a very sharp jaw-line and plump lips. His eyes are rounded and when he smiles, his face will be fullbof wrinkles,  which for me, look very cute. Since he is the main vocalist of the group,  he has really impressive and amazing voice. He has a great power in singing especially when it comes to high-notes, The record that he has made was when he reached the nine octaves. Besides, his color of his voice is different from other singers. Pass his good looking face and singing skills, he is a boyfriend material. He can be a really caring boyfriend since he knows a lot how to treat a girl well. He has a good sense of huor and is so talkative. He is also a well-mannered person. I also love his fashion sense. He can dress wellin casual way and match his image. He also like cooking and playing with children. So, I see his a good father already. If I could, I would marry him :D
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Lost in Time


Written by Gandhi Anindito

In the 946 AD, there was a brave and honorable knight named Hendrik. He was fairly young for his title and social standing. He enlisted himself in military at the age of 18. He's almost 30 years old now. He had never failed his duty as a knight, and he's also well-known in the kingdom.

One day, there was a rumor in the kingdom that a sect of cults had appeared within the kingdom. They always said that cultists were magicians but so far it had not been prevented to be true. This particular sect had been proven to kidnap some of the villagers and used them as a sacrifice. Hendrik and some of his men were assigned to eliminate or capture this cult. Previous attempts to apprehend this sect was made but to no avail. Some of them end up missing or dead.

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Visit to Tarbiyatul Yatim Orphanage

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Ramadhan or fasting month for Moslems all over the world is considered as a holy month. Therefore, all Moslems attempt to get as abundant as possible for Allah's blessings by doing good deeds such as doing fasting, doing extra praying in the evening and of course donating to the unfortunate ones. Tarbiyatul Yatim orphanage is the target for donating for CSR program this year. 

The preparations for conducting this program started two weeks before the D-day. All teachers had been informed during the class assignment so it would be easy to inform the students later on. Some posters also were posted, too, on three branches: Semarang Candi, Srondol and Banyumanik. This info was also posted in social media such as Facebook and Twitter. So, it was all set! Well, the process of collecting donations were carried out during class periods by the class teachers. Students of English for Children classes (EC) and English for Teens classes (ET) were briefed by official letters to the parents.

The donations were mostly in the forms of cash, books, used clothes, kofiyet (kopiah), female praying robe, sarong, etc. From the cash, the committee bought some groceries such as rice, sugar, flour, etc, drinks, and snacks. They were all packed in boxes and plastic bags. When everything was ready and put in the cars, the committee got ready to visit the orphanage.
It was two days before Eid Mubarak when some teachers visited the orphanage. Tarbiyatul Yatim orphanage is located on jl. Simongan 1 RT08/ RW II Ngemplak Simongan Barat. There were around 9 teachers who joined the visit. When they arrived there, there was a speech given by the chief of the orphanage, Mr. Munfaat. It appeared that there was another group of people who did the same thing, giving donation to the place. Praise the Lord. 

The teachers were welcomed in the guest room by Mrs. Munfaat. She talked much about the condition of the place and the children living there. There are about 62 unfortunate children. They consist of students of kindergarten, elementary, junior high and senior school. They also come from various places around Central Java: Semarang, Purwodadi, Pekalongan, Jepara, Banyumas, etc. the orphanage applies strict rules to children candidates who want to live in the place, they must be eager to study for their future. 

After some chit chat with Mrs. Munfaat, it was time to greet the children. Unfortunately, some of them went back to their hometown so the teachers wouldn’t see them. Yet, the show went on :D After some welcoming speech from Mr. Munfaat, the teachers handed in some cash for them for celebrating Eid Day. As soon as it finished, it was time to have a break fasting. Some simple menu had been provided by nearby restaurant accompanied by ‘es campur’. The children seemed delighted with it. Finally, it was time to say goodbye with the children and the owner of the orphanage. One thing left was their happy faces and eagerness to welcome Eid Day. Some of them live without parents or underprivileged parents, but at least they got some attention from other people who care about them. They still need some more attention, especially the owner to finance the daily need of the orphanage. 





Friday, July 18, 2014

WORDLE = AN EASY WAY TO START/ REVIEW A LESSON


What do you know about WORDLE? How can you use it for teaching? According to www.wordle.net,  wordle is a toy for generating 'word clouds' from text that yo provide.  The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

From the description above, you can use wordle as a motivating strategy or review your lesson. For example, to start teaching vocabulary of personality traits, you can list down the words on wordle. Use some vocabulary that relate to positive or negative traits. Ask students to list down the vocab according to the category.

Below is the example of wordle or cloud word that you can use to start a lesson about personality traits or physical appearance. For your information, to make this word cloud, you can access both www.wordle.net or www.tagul.com. If you have android as your device, you can download ilanguangecloud in Play store, and it’s free. The minus is yo
u cannot modify the font, the shape, or the color if you use the application in your device. 


Happy teaching J

Friday, March 7, 2014

Samples of Writing (from Word Search)



RAFIDA

Rafida is 11 years old. She was born in Semarang. Her idol is Super Junior. Rafida wanted to watch her idol concert. But Rafida’s parents’ prohibits to come to the concert. Rafida known my favorite music, Roar, by Katy Perrry. Ni ask her to sing it but she cannot.memorize the lyric. Aarrgh… so hard to ask her sing it!!

Rafida hs never watched “The Lego Movie”. Same like me. Rafida has never read “Famous Five” book. But it’s the best I’ve ever read. Rafida doesn’t like detective book because she don’t understand the plot. She likes romance books, horror books, and K=Pop books. Oh, my God.