Jumat, 05 Februari 2016


You say ' at the corner' or 'on the corner' when you are talking about streets

The car was parked at the corner of the street.
There's a telephone box on the corner

You say 'in the corner' when you are talking about a room

She put the chair in the corner of the room

3. You use 'in' when you are talking about place as an area. You use 'in' with :

  • a country or geographical region 

When i was in Spain, it was terribly cold
A thousand homes in the east of Scotland suffered power cuts.

  • a city, town, or village

I've been teaching at the college in London.

  • a building when you are talking about people or things inside it.

They were sitting having dinner in the restaurant .

You also 'in' with containers of any kind when talking about things inside them.

She kept the cards in a little box.

4. Compare the use of 'at' and 'in' in these examples

  1. I had a hard day at the office. {'at' emphasizes the office as a public place or institution }
  2. I left my coat behind in the office. { 'in' emphasizes the office as a building}.
  3. There's a good film at the cinema. {'at' emphasizes the cinema as a public place }
  4. It was very cold in the cinema {'in' emphasizes the cinema as a building }
5. When talking about addresses , you use 'at' when you give the house number, and 'in' when you just give the name of the street.
They use to live at 5, Weston Road.
She got a job in Oxford Street.

Note that American English uses 'on' : He live on Penn Street.'
You use 'at' when you are talking about someone's house.

I'll see you at Fred house.

6. You use 'on' when you are talking about a place as a surface. You can also use 'on top of'.

I sat down on the sofa
She  put her keys on top of the television. 

You also use 'on' when you are thinking of  a place as a point on a line, such as a road. a railway line, a river, or a coastline.

Scrabster is on the north coast
Oxford is on the A34 between Birmingham and London.

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Rabu, 03 Februari 2016


Main Points

  • You use 'at' to talk about a place as a point.
  • You use 'in' to talk about a place as an area
  • You use 'on' to talk about a place as a surface

   1. You use 'at' when you are thinking of place as point in space  
       She waited at the bus stop for over twenty minutes.
       Where were you last night ?' - 'At Mick's house. '

    2. You also use 'at' with words such as 'back', 'bottom', 'end', 'front', and 'top' to talk about the                different parts of a place.
        Mrs Castle was waiting at the bottom of the stairs.
        They escaped by the window at the back of the house.
        I saw a taxi at the end of the street.

        You use 'at' with public places and institutions. Note that you also say 'at home' and  'at work'.

         I have to be at the station by ten o'clock.
         We landed at the small airport.
         A friend of mine is at Training College .
         She wanted to stay at home

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Selasa, 02 Februari 2016



         Despite / in spite of , dan  although / even though mempunyai makna yang sama yaitu MESKIPUN  atau WALAUPUN . Meskipun demikian , kedua kelompok kata ini mempunyai perbedaan yang besar dalam structur kalimatnya .DESPITE dan IN SPITE OF diikuti oleh nomina, sedangkan ALTHOUGH , EVEN THOUGH / THOUGH selalu diikuti oleh clausa ( SUBJEK + VERBA )

         Despite / in spite of + nomina
         Although / even though / though + clausa


      a. Despite the rain he went to school
      b. In Spite of the rain , he went to school
      c. Although it rained , he went to school.
      d. Even though it rained , he went to school.

Kamis, 21 Januari 2016



What is Recount?

  1. 1.      Definition of Recount
Recount is a text which retells events or experiences in the past. Its purpose is either to inform or to entertain the audience. There is no complication among the participants and that differentiates from narrative
  1. 2.      Generic Structure of Recount
1. Orientation: Introducing the participants, place and time
2. Events: Describing series of event that happened in the past
3. Reorientation: It is optional. Stating personal comment of the writer to the story
  1. 3.      Language Feature of Recount
• Introducing personal participant; I, my group, etc
• Using chronological connection; then, first, etc
• Using linking verb; was, were, saw, heard, etc
• Using action verb; look, go, change, etc
• Using simple past tense
  1. 4.      Examples and structures of the text

Our trip to the Blue Mountain
OrientationOn Friday we went to the Blue Mountains. We stayed at David and Della’s house. It has a big garden with lots of colourful flowers and a tennis court.
EventsOn Saturday we saw the Three Sisters and went on the scenic railway. It was scary. Then, Mummy and I went shopping with Della. We went to some antique shops and I tried on some old hats.
On Sunday we went on the Scenic Sky way and it rocked. We saw cockatoos having a shower.
ReorientationIn the afternoon we went home.

Example of Recount text
  1. A.     Vacation to London
Mr. Richard’s family was on vacation. They are Mr. and Mrs. Richard with two sons. They went to London. They saw their travel agent and booked their tickets. They went to the British Embassy to get visas to enter Britain. They had booked fourteen days tour. This includes travel and accommodation. They also included tours around London
They boarded a large Boeing flight. The flight was nearly fourteen hours. On the plane the cabin crews were very friendly. They gave them news paper and magazine to read. They gave them food and drink. There was a film for their entertainment. They had a very pleasant flight. They slept part of the way.
On arrival at Heathrow Airport, they had to go to Customs and Immigration. The officers were pleasant. They checked the document carefully but their manners were very polite. Mr. Richard and his family collected their bags and went to London Welcome Desk. They arranged the transfer to a hotel.
The hotel was a well-known four-star hotel. The room had perfect view of the park. The room had its own bathroom and toilet. Instead of keys for the room, they inserted a key-card to open the door. On the third floor, there was a restaurant serving Asian and European food. They had variety of food.
The two week in London went by fast. At the end of the 14-day, they were quite tired but they felt very happy.
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The first meeting . RECOUNT TEXT

January 21 2016
The beautiful Thursday

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