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Bahan ajar bahasa Inggris kelas 8 semester genap ini sengaja disusun oleh guru berdasarkan kebutuhan siswa SMP Negeri 1 Slawi.Diambil dari berbagai sumber terutama BSE.

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    Disusun untuk memenuhi kebutuhan siswa kelas 8

    SMP NEGERI 1 Slawi Kab. Tegal

    EXCELLENTBahan Ajar



    Compiled by :Bunyamin, S.Pd.,M.Hum.

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    Lets Build Our Knowledge. Section one.

    Draw squares like the following examples and then write some verbs related to

    the activity you did at home yesterday. With the verbs you wrote, make the


    1. I woke up at 5 a.m early in the morning. 2. I . 3. I. 4. I. 5. I. 6. I. 7. I. 8. I. 9. I.

    Study the following words. Match each with its synonym. Look at the example.

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    Do The following Crossword Puzzles.

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    Section Two

    Make questions using the question words provided in the brackets.

    1. My father drank a cup of coffee in the morning. (When) 2. The carpenter made a table last week. (How many) 3. The headmaster attended the meeting yesterday morning (Who) 4. Ahda sang a song on the stage last night (Where) 5. My daughter played piano beautifully two days ago (How) 6. Tom and I cooked the rice in the kitchen just now (What) 7. The housemaid swept the floor slowly (Who) 8. Azkia cried very loudly because his mother went out in the afternoon


    9. The baby smiled at me three hours ago (When) 10. My friends watched TV happily with my family last night (With whom)

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    Study the following explanation.

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    LETS STUDY THE TEXT Section Three.

    Answer the questions based on your own condition. Share your answer

    with classmates. 1. Have you ever got a letter from someone? 2. What did the letter tell you about? 3. Do you ever send the letter to your friend? 4. What for do you send the letter to your friend? 5. Do you share your experience with your friend with the letter?

    Study the following letter Carefully.

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    Write T if the statement is true and F if the statement is False based on the reading text in task 2.

    1. The writer was in Semarang when he / she wrote the letter. (.) 2. Paula is the writers father. (.) 3. The writer was sick on the date he wrote the letter (.) 4. The writers friends took him/her to the hospital (.) 5. The writer was brought to drugstore section (.) 6. The writer had to stay at hospital for a month (.) 7. The doctor visited the writer regularly when he/she was hospitalized (.) 8. The doctor gave the writers permission to go home at the third day (.) 9. The writer wanted the reader of the letter to reply soon (.) 10. The content of the letter made the reader happy (.)

    Study the following note about recount text.

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    Section Four

    Complete the letter using the words in the box. Change the form of verb if


    Answer the following questions based on the letter written by Ketut Tantri.

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    Study the following explanation.

    Put the suitable connecting words to complete the following paragraph.

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    Section Five

    Read the letter below carefully.

    Bandung, 25th August 2008

    Dear Zirrah, Hi, how are things with you? Hope everything is okay.

    Im writing to share something with you. Hope you dont mind reading it. Things have changed a lot around here. My father was fired from his office. You might not believe it, but it is true. His company went bankrupt and closed. From now on, we have to live carefully. My father has to sell our property before he can find new job. Unfortunately, he cannot get one up until now.

    Zirrah, something that makes me feel worse is my friends. They used to come and play with me. They used to ride my bike, play my CDs, even use my hand phone. But now, when my family becomes poor, no one comes to me. They may have forgotten me. I think you are the only friend I have now.

    I do hope we can meet soon. I really need to meet you. Love, Siyam

    Answer the following Questions.

    1. Who is the sender of the letter? 2. What happened to the writer when he/she wrote the letter? 3. Do you think the writers friends are good friends? 4. His company went bankrupt and closed (par.2) what does the word

    his in this sentence refer to? 5. The antonym of the word poor is.

    Study the lay out of the letter above.

    Usually the letter consists of:

    Place and date when the letter is written, Salutation, Preface, Content Closing Complimentary close.

    Discuss with your friends to find out the salutation, preface, content, closing and

    complimentary close of the letter above.

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    Section Six

    Read the text carefully.

    Answer the following text based on the reading text in task one.

    1. Who chose the writer to join the traditional festival dance? 2. Did the writer feel confident at first? 3. What did the writer do after the teacher told him/her that he/she could do it? 4. Did the writer go to the festival alone? 5. What does the word they in the sentence ..they did not want to miss it.

    (paragraph 2) refer to?

    6. What does the word me in the sentence then, the time came for me..(last paragraph) refer to?

    7. The word expected in the text above has the same meaning as the word. 8. The antonym of the happy is 9. What did the writer get in the festival? 10. Do you think experience is the best teacher for your life?

    Read the greeting card below.

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    Based on the reading text in task one above, ,make the greeting card to

    the writer.


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    Section Seven

    Study the following explanation.

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    Give your response to the following situations.

    1. Nisa : Excuse me. Could you be kindly help me with this heavy bag?

    You :.

    (You say you will be glad to help)

    2. Meity : Can I help you take that book upstairs?

    You :. (You refuse Meitys help politely) 3. Jesika : Young man, can you show me the way to the travel agent?

    You :. (You say you will help her until she reaches the travel agent.

    4. Your sister : Let me help you cook that vegetables.

    You :.. (You accept your sisters help with pleasure) 5. Trinita : Could you accompany me to the doctor?

    You :.. (You accept Trinitas request to accompany her to the doctor.

    Make the dialogue with your friends like the dialogue in task three.

    1. A :

    B : 2. A :

    B : 3. A :

    B : 4. A :

    B : 5. A :

    B :

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    Lets Practice.

    Section Eight

    Arrange the following sentences into a good paragraph.

    Write your paragraph on the blank spaces below.


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    Look at the following pictures and construct a recount text.

    Use the questions as guidelines for you.

    1. When did you go to the theatre, hospital or library? 2. What happened in those places?

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    Read the text below to answer questions number 1-2.

    1. We send the card above for

    a. graduating student c. married people

    b. sick people d. birthday people

    2. Who is the sender of the card? a. Teysar c. student

    b. Elyn d. friend

    Read the following text to answer questions number 3-7


    I had just got into bed about half past eleven when I felt the tremor. The bed

    started to tremble and I noticed the electric light, which was hung on the ceiling, was


    Then I got out of bed quickly and went to look out of the window. As I looked, I

    saw the house opposite began to fall sideways. Then I realized what was happening. I put

    on my dressing-gown hurriedly and rushed out into the garden.

    I was alone at the house. My wife and children had gone to visit my mother-in-


    For three or four minutes, I heard a terrible noise of walls falling down, and

    people screaming, and I saw clouds of dust in the air. Then, the trembling stopped.

    There were about fifty persons killed and more than two hundred injured. The

    damage to property was considerable, and about three hundred houses would have to be

    completely rebuilt.

    3. What is the purpose of the text?

    A. Entertaining the readers with a funny story. B. Describing a particular and special thing. C. Presenting points of view about an issue. D. Informing a past event.

    4. When did the writer realize what was happening? While he was . A. feeling his bed started to tremble. B. Noticing the electric light swaying. C. Hearing a terrible noise of wall falling. D. Watching the house began to fall sideway.

    5. How did the writer save his life?

    A. by looking out of the window.

    Praying that youre feeling better

    soon. Your dearest friend,



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    B. By rushing out into the garden. C. By turning the electricity light off. D. By getting the bed out of the room.

    6. Paragraph 5 tells us about .. A. rebuilding houses B. the screaming people C. considerable property D. the victims of the earthquake

    7. the bed started to tremble and I noticed the electricity light, What does the word underlined mean?

    A. hung B. saw C. sway D. turned on

    For questions no.8-10. Find the meaning of the italic words from the text below.

    The Hounds of the Underworld One night a thief was returning home from a robbery. It was a .. (8) night because

    it was very late. Nothing could be heard but the sounds of small creatures. He met .. (9) along the road. All the people had had a deep sleep.

    Suddenly he heard the low bark of a dog coming from the sky. He heard another

    and another, louder and nearer. He felt very scared .. (10) he saw same dogs and a huntsman with a black face and horn behind them coming nearer.

    8. A. crowded B. busy

    C. very busy

    D. very quiet

    9. A. everybody B. some people

    C. nobody

    D. somebody

    10. A. when B. although

    C. but

    D. however

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    Lets Build Our Knowledge Section One

    Write the past simple tense of the verbs below and read aloud.

    Complete the sentences in the past simple. Use a verb from the box below.

    1. My brother was at Malang State University, studying English; he ... last year. 2. The second World War ... in 1939, and ... six years later in 1945. 3. One year after Marie Curie ..., her daughter ... a Nobel Prize. 4. In remote places people ... a long way to the market to sell their harvest. 5. In school, the young Edisons mind often ... and his teacher, the Reverend Engle,

    was overheard calling him addled. 6. I ... Javanese alphabets when I was in primary school, but I dont remember very

    much now.

    7. I ... to phone you last night, but there was no answer.

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    8. For practicality and efficiency, farmers ... their way of harvesting paddies by then using a sickle.

    9. Once there ... a young handsome boy called Jayaprana and a beautiful girl named Layonsari in Bali.


    Read the explanation below.

    The Simple past: questions and negatives

    We make questions and negatives with did and didnt. Example:

    Did you get up early yesterday? Yes, I did.

    Did Tina get up early yesterday? No, she didnt. We didnt watch football match last week. They didnt watch football match last week.

    Simple Past Question

    With a partner, try to ask questions and answer based on the pictures below. Do

    as the examples.


    Ani : Did Tina get up late yesterday?

    Betty : Yes, she did. She got up at seven.

    Amin : Did she go to school?

    Budi : No, she didnt. She stayed at home.

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    Change the verb between brackets into the past form. Then tell it to your classmate.

    Hi, every body. Let me tell you something. Yesterday Year 8 students (go) to a

    swimming competition at Banyubiru swimming pool.

    The first race I (enter) was the freestyle. I (win) the third place and (get) a blue ribbon.

    The next race (be) backstroke. I (come) fifth.

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    Later on my friend (swim) in the butterfly race and (win). After lunch, we (compete) in

    the relays. Year 8 students (cheer) so hard for our team.

    Finally, my mum (arrive) to take me home. I was very tired but very happy.

    Lets Study The Text.

    Section Two

    Discuss these questions with a partner.

    1. Do you have an unforgettable experience?

    2. Do you tell your experience to a friend?

    3. What do you say to start telling your experience?

    4. Do you tell the events step by step?

    5. Do you add your comment to your experience?

    Act out the following presentation to a friend.

    Listen again to your friends presentation and then answer the following questions.

    1. What did the speaker do last night?

    2. Whose birthday was it?

    3. What did the speaker have for dinner first?

    4. What did the speaker have for dinner next?

    5. When did the speaker go home?

    6. How did the speaker feel?

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    Section Three

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    Section Four

    Work in pairs and discuss these questions.

    1. Have you ever gone on a study tour?

    2. What places did you visit during your study tour?

    3. Did you tell your experience to your Dad or Mum?

    4. Did you also keep what you experienced in a diary?

    5. Did you write a postcard to your friends?

    6. Did your teacher ask you to write a recount or story after the trip?

    Read Nidas school trip to the Botanic Gardens for the school magazine below.

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    Answer these questions.

    1. What is the text about? 2. We in the text above refer to ______ 3. Did Nida tell what Year Eight students do? 4. When did they do it? Where? 5. What was the first thing they did when they arrived? 6. What did they do next? 7. Who do you think Mrs. Rita was? 8. What did she do? 9. Where did Year Eight go next? 10. How did they return to school?

    Read and answer the following questions.

    At the beginning of Nidas story, we find out who the characters are, where the events took place and when it happened. With your highlighter marked the answer to these


    1. Who took part in the tour to Botanic Gardens?

    2. When did it take place?

    3. Where did it take place?

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    Nida wrote the event of the day in the order they happened.

    Check her story again. Then number these events in their correct order.

    Find the following words in Nidas story and highligth them in different colour. These special words are called time signals.

    Rewrite the following text. Put in capital letters to begin each sentence and full

    stops to show where each sentence ends.

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    Lets Practice Section Five

    Write the answers to the questions under each picture.

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    Copy your answers above into the following format.

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    Section Six

    Do this project.

    Classroom Survey: Illness

    Make a project on medicine. Heres your first task. Find out who wasnt at school in your group last week because they were ill.

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    Section Seven

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    Read the dialogue and choose the right answers for the 1- 5 questions.

    Tomi : Where are you going to spend the wind and your holiday?

    Tuti : In Batu, near Malang, East Java.

    Tomi : Why are you going to spend the holiday there?

    Tuti : It is not as crowded as Jakarta and Surabaya.The weather is rather cold at night.

    Tomi : Do you like quiet places?

    Tuti : Yes, I do.

    Tomi : So do I.

    1. Where is Tuti going to spend the holiday? a. In Jakarta. ` c. In Malang.

    b. In Surabaya. d. In Batu.

    2. Tuti is going to spend the holiday there because she likes . . a. interesting places

    b. quiet places

    c. crowded places

    d. isolated areas

    3. Is Jakarta crowded? a. Perhaps. c. No, it isnt. b. Maybe. d. Yes, it is.

    4. The weather in Batu is at night. a. very cold c. not so cold

    b. rather cold d. hot

    5. Tomi: So do I. What Tomi says is a statement which shows a/an to the affirmative statement before.

    a. disagreement c. sympathy

    b. agreement d. dislike

    Questions 6 to 10 are based on the following T ext.

    6. When did Ary meet his best friend?

    a. Yesterday.

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    b. Last week.

    c. Two years ago.

    d. Three years ago.

    7. Who were Arys best friends? a. Andi and Eric.

    b. Eric and Putra.

    c. Ricky and Eric.

    d. Sigit and Ricky.

    8. What was Eric in school? a. An athlete.

    b. A musician.

    c. A photographer.

    d. A boy scout.

    9. What kind of person was Ricky? a. A lazy student.

    b. A diligent student.

    c. A stupid student.

    d. A careless student.

    10. Why did Ary like Eric and Ricky? a. Because were famous.

    b. Because were smart.

    c. Because were arrogant.

    d. Because were very friendly to other people.

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    UNIT 3


    Section One

    Fill in the blank with the correct verb. Number one has been done for


    Study the following explanation about simple past continuous tense.

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    Lets Study the Text

    Section Two.

    Answer the questions below.

    1. Have you ever heard about water Zam-Zam? 2. Have you ever drunk it? 3. How can you get it? 4. When do you usually get it? 5. Do you know the the legend of water Zam-Zam?

    Read the text carefully.

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    Once upon a time, there was a very loyal prophet named Ibrahim. He lived in

    Baitul Maqdis with his two lovely wives named Sarah and Siti Hajar. Sarah was very

    beautiful woman but she didnt get the children for many years. When Siti Hajar gave a birth Sarah felt jealous with Siti Hajar until she finally asked prophet Ibrahim to go far


    One day, prophet Ibrahim had to go to somewhere far away from Sarah bringing

    his beloved son and wife, Ismail and Siti Hajar. The long journey passed and passed until

    they arrived at a very hot desert. It was (Mekkah) near Kabah, a place where no people lived in in that time. The land was so hot and dry. Sadly, prophet Ibrahim had to leave

    them because of Allahs command.

    Prophet Ibrahim then left them without saying any words. Siti Hajar was worried

    about his going. Finally, she asked: What made you leave us, the noble prophet? . Ibrahim said nothing. She asked him a same question for the second time, but Ibrahim

    said nothing. Siti Hajar, then asked him: is it the command from the God, Allah, the Almighty? Ibrahim bowed his head indicating that it was true. Ibrahim left them because he had to obey Allahs command.

    Siti Hajar and Ismail were forced to be calm down. Unfortunately, prophet Ismail

    felt very thirsty and cried. Siti Hajar tried to look for the water. She had to run from the

    hill Sofa until the hill Marwah to get water. She had to run for seven times, but she didnt find any water. Suddenly, the water came up from the feet of prophet Ismail saying Zami-Zami.

    Siti Hajar, then thanked to the God, Allah who had given her water. Now, the

    water called Zam-Zam that many people around the world especially when they came to perform the pilgrimage (al-Hajj) can drink and take some benefits from it.

    Answer the following questions based on the text in task 2.

    1. Who is the main character of the story above?

    2. Mention some characters in the text above.

    3. Why did prophet Ibrahim leave Sarah and go with Siti Hajar?

    4. How was the condition of meadow in that time?

    5. Why did prophet Ibrahim have to leave Siti Hajar?

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    6. How was Siti Hajar when prophet Ibrahim wanted to leave her and Ismail?

    7. Did prophet Ibrahim finally leave them?

    8. What happened to Ismail when he was thirsty?

    9. What did Siti Hajar do to get water?

    10. What happened to Ismail after Siti Hajar ran away from Sofa until Marwah for seven


    Find out the meaning of the words below in your dictionary.

    1. Meadow = 2. Jeulouse = 3. Dessert = 4. Jeourney = 5. Passed = 6. Reach = 7. Forced = 8. Suddenly = 9. Perform = 10. Pilgrimage =

    Section Three.

    Answer the following questions based on your own condition.

    1. Have your ever heard the story about Timun Mas? 2. Have you ever found the book about Timun Mas story? 3. Where can you buy the book of Timun Mas story? 4. Is it expensive or cheap?

    Read the following folklore carefully.


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    Long long time ago, there was a farmer couple. They were staying in a village

    near a forest. They lived happily. Unfortunately, they hadnt had any children yet.

    Every day they prayed to God for a child. One day a giant passed their home. He

    heard what they were praying. Then the giant gave them a cucumber seed. "Plant this

    seed, then youll get a daughter, said the giant. Thank you, Giant, said the couple. But in one condition, in her 17-th birthday, you must give her to me, said the Giant. The couple wanted a child so much that they agreed without thinking first.

    Then the couple planted the cucumber seed. Each day they took care the growing

    plant so carefully. Months later, a golden cucumber grew from the plant. The cucumber

    was getting heavier and bigger each day. When it was ripe, they picked it. Carefully they

    cut out the cucumber and how surprised were they when they found a beautiful baby

    inside. They were so happy. They named the baby Timun Mas, or Golden Cucumber.

    Years were passing by and Timun Mas had grown into a beautiful girl. Her

    parents were very proud of her. But their happiness turned to fear when her 17th birthday

    came. The giant returned to ask for their promise. He was going to take Timun Mas away.

    The farmer tried to be calm. Just a moment, please. Timun Mas is playing. My wife will call her, he said. Then the farmer came to his daughter. My child, take this, as he was giving her a little bag to Timun Mas. This will help you from the giant. Now, run as fast as you can, he ordered. So Timun Mas ran away.

    The couple was very sad about her leaving. But they didnt want the giant to eat Timun Mas. Meanwhile, the giant had been waiting for too long. He became impatient.

    Somehow he knew that the couple had lied to him. So he destroyed their house and ran

    for Timun Mas.

    The giant was chasing Timun Mas and he was getting closer and closer. Timun

    Mas then took a handful of salt from her little bag. She spread out the salt behind her.

    Suddenly a wide sea appeared between them. The giant had to swim to reach her.

    Timun Mas was still running, but now the giant almost caught her. Then she took

    some chilly and threw them to the giant. The chilly suddenly grew into some trees and

    trapped the giant. The trees grew some thorns as sharp as a knife. The giant screamed

    painfully. At the mean time, Timun Mas could escape again.

    But the giant was very strong. Again he almost caught Timun Mas. So Timun

    Mas took the third magic stuff, the cucumber seeds. She threw the seeds and suddenly

    they became a wide cucumber field. The giant was very tired and hungry so he ate those

    fresh cucumbers. He ate too much that he felt sleepy and fell asleep soon.

    Timun Mas kept on running as fast as she could. But soon she was very tired

    herself. To make things worse, the giant had woken up! Timun Mas was so scared.

    Desperately she then threw her last weapon, terasi (a kind of shrimp pasta). IT did a

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    miracle again. The pasta became a big swamp. The giant fell into it but his hands almost

    reached Timun Mas. Suddenly the lake pulled him to the bottom. The giant panicked and

    he couldnt breathe. At last he was drown.

    Timun Mas was very relieved. She was safe now. Then she returned to her

    parents house. Her parents were of course very happy to see their daughter safe and sound. Thanks God. You have saved my daughter, they cried happily. From then on, Timun Mas lived happily with her parents with no fear anymore.

    Answer the following questions based on the text carefully.

    1. What kind of text is the text above? 2. Mention some characters you know from the text? 3. Who gave a couple of farmer cucumber seed? 4. Did they agree with the condition? 5. What is the condition? 6. What happened to cucumber seed after a month? 7. What happened to Timun Mas when she was 17 years old? 8. How did the giant try to take Timun Mas from her parents? 9. How did Timun Mas save herself from the giant? 10. The word fear has the same meaning as the word..

    Study the following explanation. Try to understand the Characteristics of a

    Narrative Text.

    Characteristics of a Narrative Text.


    It is about the opening paragraph where the characters of the story are


    Example : Long long time ago, there was a farmer couple. They

    were staying in a village near a forest.


    Where the problems in the story developed.

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    Example : But their happiness turned to fear when her 17th

    birthday came. The giant returned to ask for their

    promise. He was going to take Timun Mas away.


    When the problems in the story are solved.

    Example : Timun Mas was very relieved. She was safe now.

    Then she returned to her parents house. Her parents were of course very happy to see their

    daughter safe and sound. Thanks God. You have saved my daughter, they cried happily. From then on, Timun Mas lived happily with her parents

    with no fear anymore.

    Section Four.

    Find the meaning of these words in your dictionary.

    1. Planned = 2. Retire = 3. Replace = 4. Selected = 5. Witch = 6. Expelled = 7. Cheer up = 8. Accompany = 9. Amazingly = 10. Suddenly =

    Read the text below carefully.


    King of Pasir Batang, Prabu Tapa Agung, was old. He had two daughters,

    Purbararang and Purbasari. Prabu Tapa Agung planned to retire as a king. He wanted

    Purbasari to replace him as a king. Hearing this, Purbararang was angry because she is

    older than Purbasari.

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    But the king still selected Purbasari to be the next king. Purbararang then set a bad

    plan with her fiance, Indrajaya. Together they went to a witch and asked her to put a spell

    on Purbasari. Later, Purbasari had bad skin. There were black dots all over her body.

    Purbararang expelled Purbasari to a jungle.

    With sadness, Purbasari had to stay in the jungle. Everyday she spent her time

    playing with some animals there. There was one monkey that always tried to cheer her up.

    It was not just an ordinary monkey, he had magical power. And he also could talk with

    humans. The monkey's name was Lutung Kasarung.

    Lutung Kasarung planned to help Purbasari. He made a small lake and asked her

    to take a bath there. Amazingly, her bad skin was cured. Now she got her beautiful skin

    back. After that, she asked Lutung Kasarung to accompany her to go back to the palace.

    Purbararang was very shocked. She come up with another bad idea. She asked

    Prabu Tapa Agung to select who has longer hair as a king. The king then measured his

    daughters' hair. Purbasari had longer hair. But Purbararang did not give up. She asked

    Prabu Tapa Agung to choose who has more handsome finace as a king. Purbararang was

    sure that she would win the competition because Purbasari did not have a fiance yet.

    Purbasari was sad. Lutung Kasarung came forward. Suddenly, Lutung Kasarung changed

    into a very a handsome man. He said that he is actually Guruminda, a son of Sunan Ambu,

    the God of ancient Sundanese, and want to marry Purbasari. Guruminda was even more

    handsome than Indrajaya. Prabu Tapa Agung then selected Purbasari as a king. She

    forgave Purbararang and her fiance and let them stay in the palace.

    Answer the following questions based on the reading text above.

    1. What is the title of the text above? 2. Who was the king of Pasir Batang? 3. How many daughters did the king have? 4. What did Purbaarang do when the king select Purbasari? 5. What happened to Purbasari? Where had she to stay? 6. Who helped Purbasari? 7. What happened to Purbasari after taking bath in a small lake? 8. What does the word she in She come up with another idea (Par.5) refer to? 9. Who was Lutung Kasarung in fact? 10. Did Purbasari let Purbaarang and her fiance stay in the palace when finally she

    became a king.

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    Section Five

    Answer the following questions based on your own condition.

    1. Have your ever heard the story of prophet Yusuf? 2. Who told you the story? 3. Do you know how prophet yusuf look like? 4. Are you interested in listening to the story of prophet Yusuf?

    Read the following story carefully.


    Once upon a time, there was a noble prophet named Yusuf. He was the most handsome prophet. He lived with his father, prophet Yaqub and his 11 brothers. His father loved him much more than others. His 11 brothers then felt jealous and planned to get rid of him.

    One day, Prophet Yusuf AS dreamt the 11 stars and the sun and moon were prostrating to him. He told his father about his dream. Prophet Yaqub, then told him not to tell it to his 11 brothers because he surely knew that it would make his life in dangerous if his 11 brothers know about his dream.

    Being jealous with his brother, Yusuf AS, they tried to persuade their father to allow them to bring prophet Yusuf As when taking the goats for grazing. Finally their father, prophet Yaqub was forced to give the permission for bringing prophet Yusuf with them after being persuaded many times.

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    In the jungle they took Yusufs shirt and threw him into the well. They slaughtered a goat and put its blood on Prophet Yusufs shirt and went home telling their father that the wolf ate their brother. Some caravan traders passed by and stopped at the well to get water and they were surprised to see Prophet Yusuf holding on to the bucket. They took him to Egypt and sold him. Finally Prophet Yusuf lived as the king happily and wisely.

    Open your dictionary to find out the meaning of this words.

    1. Noble = 2. Jealous = 3. Get rid of = 4. Prostrait = 5. Persuade = 6. Slaughter = 7. Allow = 8. Grazing = 9. Force = 10. Wisely =

    Read the text in task 2 again and then answer the following questions.

    1. With whom did the prophet Yusuf live? 2. Why did his brothers feel jealous? 3. What did his brothers ask to his father? 4. Did their father finally allow them to go with Yusuf? 5. What did Yusufs brohter do in the jungle? 6. How did they tell their father about Yusuf? 7. Did they make a proof to make their father believe them? 8. What does the word they in the last paragraph refer to? 9. Did prophet Yusuf live happily at the end of the story? 10. What can you learn from the story above?

    Section Six

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    Answer the following questions based on the dialogue in task 1.

    In the dialogue in task 1, you find expressions with different functions. Here are the

    expressions presented in a table.

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    Section Seven

    Say aloud the announcement below.

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    Answer the following questions orally.


    Your school will put on a play called Ande-Ande Lumut. It must have been

    performed on farewell party of 9 grade students farewell party on next month.

    The play needs some students to be the following characters:

    1. Ande-Ande Lumut,

    2. Mbok Rondo, 3. Klenting Kuning.


    Based on the situation above, make the announcement clearly. Write your

    announcement on the blank spaces provided below.










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    Section Eight

    Retell one of the folklore you have learned with your

    own sentences. Use the questions below as guidelines.

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    _____________________________ (title)





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    Review Test of Unit 3

    One day while a mouse deer was walking in the forest, he saw a big, black

    snake sleeping under the tree. When he saw the snake, the mouse deer was frightened.

    When he wanted to run away from the snake, he suddenly fell on top of a tiger which was

    sleeping not far from the snake. The tiger woke up and took hold of the mouse deer. He

    told the mouse deer that he was going to eat him for lunch. "Please don't eat me now,"

    said the mouse deer.."I have something important to do."

    "Look," said the mouse deer. "That is the king's belt. He asked me to stay here

    and watch it while he'was away in the forest". The tiger looked at the snake and said,

    "That is a beautiful belt. I need a belt like that. Can I wear it?" he asked the mouse deer.

    "Oh all right," said the mouse deer. So he picked up the snake and winded it

    around the tiger' Then the snake woke up and saw the tiger. The snake twisted itself

    tighter and tighter, until the tiger couldn't breathe. The tiger asked the mouse deer to help

    him. But the mouse deer turned and ran away into the forest.

    1. Where was the tiger sleeping? A. in the middle of the forest B. Next to the mouse deers house C. Near the black snake sleeping under the free D. Fat away from the place where the mouse deer fell

    2. Why did the mouse deer trick the tiger by saying that the snake was a king's belt? A. The mouse deer liked to trick other animals

    B. The mouse deer was a clever animal

    C. The tiger wanted to eat him

    D. The tiger wanted to wear it

    3. After reading this story, we can learn that .... A. we have to behave like the rnousedeer

    B. we have to find a way to save ourselves from danger

    C. sleeping black since was a dangerous animal

    D. we have to be careful with the mousedeer

    4. Rearrange these sentences into a good paragraph! 1. The animals have been pushed back and their natural habitat has been reduced 2. The government has located reserves to protect both animals and plant life 3. Many natural forests where animals live are being destroyed

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    4. One of them is the Bogor Botanical Garden 5. People have cleared the land to cultivate crops

    For questions 5 to 7 choose the best words to complete the text.

    A tiger once caught a fox while hunting for food. The fox was very bold. "I am the king

    of the forest," he said. But the tiger grew ......(5) and said that he would eat the fox at

    once. "If you don't believe me, come for a walk with me," answered the fox quite calmly.

    "You'll soon see whether all the other animals are afraid of me or not." The tiger agreed

    to go with the fox. ...... (6) all the animals saw them coming, ......... (7) ran away as fast

    as they could. The tiger never found out that the animals were really frightened of him

    and not the fox.

    5. A. very strong

    B. quite friendly

    C. very angry

    D. rather sad

    6. A. If B. So

    C. When

    D. Because

    7. A. he B. it

    C. she

    D. they

    Read the announcement below to answer questions number 8-10.

    8. a. the folk song c. the traditional ceremony

    b. the creative dancers d. the traditional costumes

    9. a. have received c. received

    b. will receive d. receive

    10. a. call c. send

    b. give d. confirm


    Saturday, April 21, is Kartinis day. To celebrate it each class must present a couple of boy and girl. Each couple has to wear and

    perform (7). Also there will be: Best of Show and Creativity. Winners (8). Prizes at 20:00 p.m in the School hall. For more information, please (9).. your class teacher.

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    Lets Build your Knowledge Section One

    Now, lets learn the meaning of the words. With a partner, draw a line to match the word in Column A with the meaning in Column B. No 1 has been done for you.Use

    your dictionary

    Column A Column B

    1) slave a) telapak kaki

    2) landlord b) auman

    3) master c) hutan

    4) forest d) budak

    5) cave e) duri

    6) roar f) tuan

    7) thorn g) melarikan diri

    8) foot h) gua

    9) escape i) tuan tanah

    Complete each sentence below with the correct word from the box.

    1. The ... master didnt give him food. 2. The master often ... his slave.

    3. The slave ... ... from his master.

    4. He ... in a cave.

    5. Babu ... a loud roar.

    6. He was ... by the roar of the lion.

    7. The lion did not ... him.

    8. The lion walked unsteadily. It was ....

    9. A thorn pained its right foot. The foot was ....

    10. Babu walked ... towards the lion.

    We use the Simple Past Tense of verbs to show events that happened in the past.

    With regular verbs, we just add the ending ed to the verbs to make the past form of the verbs.

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    Look at the following examples.

    Babu escaped to the forest. The master talked to Babu. A lion appeared in front of the mouth of the cave.

    Now, practice using the Simple Past Tense of verbs to show events that happened

    in the past. Change the verb forms in the bracket.

    1. Babu (live) years ago with his master.

    2. He (work) for a master who was very bad.

    3. Babus master (treat) him badly. 4. His master (look) at him with anger.

    5. His master (dislike) him very much.

    6. For days, his master (offer) him no meals at all.

    7. Poor Babu (escape) to the jungle.

    8. A big lion (roar) in front of the mouth of the cave.

    9. Babu (pull) a thorn out of the lions foot. 10. Babu and the lion (help) each other as friends.

    In most narratives writers are writing about things that happened in the

    past. Therefore, the verbs are in the past tense form. Now change these verbs in the

    following into the past tense.

    1. Today, the prince lives happily with the princess. Years ago he (live) a sad life.

    2. Today, the prince obtains what he wants easily. Years ago he (obtain) what he (want) with difficulties.

    3. Today, the prince realizes that the princess loves him very much. Years ago he (realize) that the princess (love) him little.

    4. Today, the prince likes his castle very much. Years ago the prince hardly (like) his castle.

    5. Today, the prince revives his love to the princess. Years ago the prince hardly (revive) his love to the princess.

    Now, put the verbs used in the sentences above into the table below.

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    Lets Study The Text Section Two

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    Work in pairs to answer the following questions based on the monologue in Task 1.

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    Section Three

    Fill in the blanks with the words from the box.

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    Answer the following questions based on the story above.

    1. What does the story talk about?

    2. What does the first paragraph deal with?

    3. After talking with an old woman, what did he do then?

    4. How was the devil?

    5. What did the wanderer take from the devil?

    6. Did the old woman get her magic candle back from the wanderer? Why?

    7. What did the wanderer do with the magic candle for himself?

    8. Was the princess happy with the wanderers story? 9. What happened finally to the wanderer? Why?

    Section Four

    Discuss these questions with a friend.

    1. Do you tell local folktales or legends to your little sisters or brothers?

    2. Which folktale or local legends do you like best?

    3. Who were the characters?

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    4. What happened to these characters?

    5. Was it a sad or happy ending?

    Have you ever heard the story of a princess named Snow White? Here is a short

    version of the story. Read it carefully.

    Snow White

    Long ago, in the Neverland, there lived a very beautiful princess, Snow

    White. The Queen was her stepmother. She was very jealous of her beauty. So she

    wanted her to die.

    Snow White knew about the evil plan. She escaped into a forest. There she made

    friends with seven dwarfs.

    The queen turned Snow White into a witch. Snow White did not realize it. The

    witch gave her a poisoned apple. As a result, Snow White was put into sleep for years.

    Fortunately, in the end, Prince Charming revived her with a kiss. They lived

    together happily ever after.

    (Free adaptation from Grimms fairy tale)

    According to the story, say whether each statement below is true or false.

    1. Snow White was a beautiful queen.

    2. Her own mother was jealous of her beauty.

    3. Snow White ran away from her palace.

    4. She lived with Prince Charming in a forest.

    5. Snow White was poisoned by her stepmother.

    6. Her stepmother was evil.

    7. The dwarfs helped Prince Charming revive Snow White.

    8. Snow White and Prince Charming had a happy life after that.

    Answer these questions.

    1. What is the story about?

    2. When and where did the story happen?

    3. What problems did Snow White have?

    4. What happened to her then?

    5. Who came to help her?

    6. What did he do to Snow White?

    7. How did they live after that?

    Answer the questions before reading the text.

    1. Do you like reading 1001 night stories from Middle East?

    2. What do you think of the stories?

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    Read the following story with good pronunciation.

    Do the following instructions.

    1. Identify the introduction of the story in Practice 2.

    2. Mention who? When? Where?

    3. Mention the action verbs and words that show time.

    4. Mention its conflict.

    5. Write how the conflict is resolved.

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    Lets Practice

    Section Five

    Here is a story for you to rearrange. Pay a close attention to its parts so that it

    becomes a good narrative.

    Here is a a story for you to read. Read the story carefully.

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    Complete these sentences based on the information in the story above.

    1. The story talk about .. 2. The step mother behave in the family. 3. Sarah left the house one day because . 4. Sarah saw a very big melon and decided to .. in side it. 5. saw a big melon wanted to eat the melon. 6. The guards stopped cutting the melon because . 7. In the end Sarah

    Punctuations: Capital Letters and Full Stops

    A sentence must start with a capital letter and end with a full stop. Names of people and places start with a capital letter.

    Dea rewrites her vacation with her family, but she forgets the capital letters and the

    full stops. Please put in the capital letters and full stops for her.

    we went to bali last july it was our first visit there we visited kuta, sanur, bedugul and

    other resorts at kuta my brother went surfing i went parasailing at bedugul mum and

    dad took pictures of us we really enjoyed our vacation.

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    Section Six

    Now lets write a story together. You can choose a folktale or a local legend. Use the story plan below to write

    notes for your narrative.

    After you finish writing your narrative, read the checklist below. If you can answer

    yes to that question, tick the yes column. This will help you edit your narrative. If

    you answer no, go back to your story and fix it.

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    Section Seven Now, when you have finished your story, share your story to the whole class.

    Present your story to the class orally. Make sure that you speak clearly with a good


    Section Eight Write a narrative of your own adventure. To make it more interesting, complete it with

    series of pictures. Make sure that you include all in your story.

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    Review of Chapter 4 Questions 1 to 5 are based on the following T ext.

    1. What did the fox do, after he caught sight of Redfeathers?

    a. He ran over to her. b. He ran home. c. He boiled water.

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    d. He called her. 2. She fluttered on to the path in the woods, and lay there, .... She refers to ....

    a. The hen c. The dove

    b. The duck d. The swan

    3. What did the fox think when he found the dove? a. The fox thought that he had to run. b. The fox thought that he had better go back. c. The fox thought he had a first course. d. The fox thought that he had to boil water.

    4. What happened to the dove? a. she flew up into tree. b. she was cooked by the fox. c. she was chased by the fox. d. she was put into the sack.

    5. What did Redfeathers do to trick the fox? a. she slipped out of the sack. b. she yelled for help. c. she flew away to the tree. d. she put a stone in her place.

    Choose either a, b, c or d for the right answer. Decide the right tense

    whether it is past tense or past continuous.

    6. I am sitting in class right now. I in class at this exact same time yesterday. a. sat c. was sitting

    b. sit d. were sat

    7. I didnt want to go to the zoo yesterday because it . . a. was raining c. rain

    b. were raining d. rains

    8. I Roger at nine last night. a. am calling c. calls

    b. was calling d. called

    9. I didnt hear the thunder during the storm last night because I . a. sleep c. sleeps

    b. was sleeping d. had slept

    10. It was a beautiful day when we for a walk in the park yesterday. a. go c. goes

    b. went d. going

    11. I really enjoyed my vacation last January. While it in Iowa, the Sun was shining in Florida.

    a. is snow c. is snowing

    b. was snowing d. snows

    12. My brother and sister were arguing about something when I into the room. a. was walking c. walked

    b. is walking d. walks

    13. He at the library when I came to his house.

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    a. was studying c. study

    b. studied d. is studying

    14. She was not at home when I ,,, to her house yesterday.

    a. go c. is going

    b. went d. goes

    15. My stomach does not feel good. I spicy food this morning. a. ate c. is eating

    b. eat d. was eating

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    Tes Pemantapan Semester Genap

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