Archive | November, 2011

Speaking III Homework

26 Nov


Fill in the Blank

1. Because 1st World countries are wealthier, they should ______ (solve/solving) global warming.

2. Countries like Japan have more ______ (high/sophisticated) technology that can be used to stop global warming.

3. Developed countries ______ (have/give) a bigger effect in limiting greenhouse gases.

4. Advanced countries have more technology to ______ (prevent/anticipate) global warming.

5. 1st World countries can be very ______ (influence/influential) over poorer countries about protecting the environment.

6. Factories emit ______ (much/many) pollution.

7. Increasing industry and transportation can ______ (danger/endanger) our society.

8. Both 1st and 3rd world countries are responsible ______ (to/for) the problem of pollution.

9. Global warming is everyone’s problem because we all live together ______ (on/in) this earth.

10. However, 1st world countries produce the most pollution ______ (on/in) the world.

11. ______ (Lastly, In the last), individuals, not just governments, must take ______ (responsibility/responsible) for keeping our world clean.


Circle the Right Answer

A. All of countries has the same right to clean environment.

B. All countries have the same right to a clean environment.


A. In order to solve global warming, not one country must responsible for it.

B. In order to solve global warming, not just one country must be responsible for it.


A. Greenhouse effect breaks the ozone layer so must make action to prevent it.

B. The greenhouse effect damages the ozone layer so we must take action to prevent it.


A. With cooperating together, climate change will be faster to solve.

B. By cooperating together, climate change will be solved more quickly.


A. Countries should decrease the use of air conditioners.

B. Countries should decrease using air conditioners.


A. Every country must can do something to solve global warming.

B. Every country must do something to solve global warming.

C. Every country can do something to solve global warming.

D. B and C

E. All of the Above


Speaking I Notes 21.11.2011

23 Nov

Prepositions of Place

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Answer Key:

1) The clock is on the wall.

2) The ball is under/underneath/below the table.

3) The cat is to the right of/on the right side of/next to the armchair.

4) The table is to the left of/on the left side of/next to the armchair.

5) The carpet is on/on top of the floor.

6) The lamp is on/on top of the table.

7) The flowers are in the vase.

8) The table is between the chair and the armchair.


Bonus Sentences:

  • The rug is in front of the table.
  • The chair is behind the rug.
  • The clock is above the table.
  • The book is beside/next to the lamp.
  • I stand across from the class.



  • Next to/Beside/To the side of- These all have the same meaning.
  • Above/On top of- These have slightly different meanings. For example, “The bird is above the school” means the bird is in the air. “The bird is on top of the school” means the bird has landed and is sitting on the school.

Giving Directions




Starting from home, going to the museum, and then ending at the restaurant.

First, you must travel/go straight on 2nd street. Then, you should turn onto Grand Avenue heading West. Once you reach 1st Street, turn left or turn to head South. After visiting the museum, you want to eat at the restaurant. First, you should turn right onto Grand Avenue heading East. You should go/travel straight on Grand Avenue until 3rd Street. Once you arrive at 3rd Street, turn left or turn to go North. The restaurant will be on the right side of 3rd Street between Main Street and Grand Avenue.

Perk Up Those Ears

13 Nov


What I have realized about learning a different language is that in order to remember vocabulary, you have to read, write, speak, and listen. Speaking can be intimidating and hard to do if there aren’t other English speakers around. Listening, though, can always be done in your spare time. Imagine people who had to learn English 15 years ago without the internet! Thankfully, you all can go online whenever you want, so here are some helpful websites:

  • Voice of America: This is an English news website that provides the audio and written transcript of each news story. You can even look up words in an online dictionary by clicking them. Very cool!
  • Lyrics Training: Sometimes just listening to news can be boring or depressing. That’s why this website is an awesome alternative. You get to pick the music video you want to watch, then pick your level (Beginner, Intermediate or Expert), and then fill in the blanks. You can even create a free account and compete against others for the highest score.
  • TED: This website is for a little more advanced English speakers. TED provides videos of tons of inspirational speeches, everything from science to the arts to current global issues. The cool thing about TED is that most speeches also have an interactive transcript so you can listen in English, and either read the Indonesian translation or read along in English. There is a subtitle option too.

Kingston Personality Homework

9 Nov

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People’s Personality

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Look at the following list of personality traits. Decide if they are good or bad.

Generous Mature Greedy
Brave Forgiving Impatient
Stingy Lazy Hardworking
Moody Outgoing Shy
Kind Easygoing Ignorant
Mean Stubborn Open-minded
Reliable Unreliable Affectionate
Honest Deceitful Arrogant
Shallow Intelligent Annoying
Rude Polite Confident


  1. Which of these traits describe you?
  2. Which of these traits describe your parents?
  3. My ideal friend is . . .
  4. My ideal girlfriend is . . .


Personality Definitions [using your own words]

A stingy person is someone who counts their money.

A lazy person is ____________________________

A moody person is ____________________________

An honest person is____________________________

An impatient person is ___________________________

An ambitious person is ___________________________

An arrogant person is ___________________________

A shy person is ____________________________

An easygoing person is ___________________________


Word Bank

Ambitious Arrogant Assertive Bad-tempered
Calm Conscientious Easygoing Eccentric
Funny Immature Insecure Impulsive
Loyal Open-minded Optimistic Possessive
Reserved Self-Confident Stubborn Vain
Well-Balanced Wise Cheerful Insincere


Match the adjectives with phrases 1-20.

She’s the kind (sort) of person who…

  1. Always looks at herself in every mirror she passes. _________
  2. Takes care to do things carefully and correctly. _________
  3. Is prepared to accept new and different ideas. _________
  4. Doesn’t say what she really thinks. _________
  5. Other people often find different or unusual. _________
  6. Is fairly relaxed about most things. _________
  7. Is emotionally in control, not moody. ___well-balanced___
  8. Never changes her opinion even when she’s wrong. _________
  9. Expresses her ideas or opinions with confidence. _________
  10. Is always in a good mood. _________
  11. Feels sure about her ability to do things. _self-confident_
  12. Isn’t very sure about herself. _________
  13. Is determined to be successful. _________

He’s good at…

  1. Supporting his friends. _________
  2. Giving people advice because of his knowledge and experience. ________
  3. Keeping his head in a crisis. _________

She’s not very good at…

  1. Letting other people share her friends. _________
  2. Showing her feelings or expressing her opinions. _________

He tends to…

  1. Behave like a child. _________
  2. Act without thinking. _________
  3. Get angry very easily. _________
  4. Think he is better and more important than other people. _________
  5. Expect good things to happen. _________

She has/has got…

  1. A great sense of humor. _________

Speaking 3 Homework (NEW)

8 Nov


Choose the Correct Answer:

1. Students may feel more _______ (comfort/comfortable) asking their parents about sex than asking their teachers.

2. Sex education can give students information on how to_______ (do/have) sex safely.

3. I would like to ________ (summarize/summary) on the topic of sex education.

4. Unprotected sex can________ (cause/make) some negative effects.

5. With sex education, students can better_______ (understood/understand) the responsibilities associated with casual sex.

6. Some fear that sex education will cause teenagers to lose their ________ (morality/moral) values.

7. In order _______ (for/to) students to know the impact of sex, sex education should be implemented in high schools.

8. _______ (From a social perspective/In social aspect), educating young people is important so they can decide for themselves.

9. HIV/AIDS causes humans to______ (dead/die).

10. Let me give you an ______ (explanation/explain) about preventing sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy.

11. ______ (Firstly/In the first), studies show that girls achieve greater levels of success when taught separately from boys.

12. Regarding separate sex education, I would like to ______ (oppose/opposite) your opinion.


Choose the Correct Sentence:

A. Sex is the privacy and personal problem.

B. Sex is a private and personal problem.


A. Some parents worry sex education will increase the rate of having sex freely.

B. Some parents do worrying sex education will increase free sex.


A. Parents more know about their children so it is more good for children to learn about sex from them.

B. Parents know more about their children so it is better for children to learn about sex from them.


A. Getting HIV/AIDS can destroy people’s futures.

B. Getting HIV/AIDS is can be destroy people’s futures.


A. Class is more enjoy and benefit for students if boys and girls attend to separate schools.

B. Class is more enjoyable and beneficial for students if boys and girls attend separate schools.