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Asking a partner some questions

30 Dec

Why did she trust him?
Did they love each other?

             Masih ingat nggak cara bertanya dalam bahasa Inggris dengan kata Tanya seperti What, who, where, when, why, how  &  Yes-No Questions?

 Kalimat Tanya dengan WH- Questions ,Misalnya ` When did it happen?` ;How does she come there?;

dan Kalimat Tanya yang dikenal dengan Yes- No Questios , misalnya, `Are you okay?` `did the society easily believe in it? dan sebagainya. 

           

 

 

Latihan  berikut ini akan melatih daya respon spontanitas kalian dalam  menanggapi suatu statemen / berita dengan menggunakan Kalimat- kalimat Tanya WH-Questions dan Yes-No Questions.  Disamping itu, trampil menjawab dan bertanya dengan segala jenis pertanyaan ,akan sangat berguna dalam membentuk good speech habits. So, ajukan pertanyaan – pertanyaan secara lisan berdasarkan isi bagian kalimat-kalimat  yang dibaca  oleh patner. Karena itu simak baik-baik apa yang dibaca oleh patner kalian, Okay?

 Bagaimana langkah-langkah belajarnya?

Secara umum langkahnya sebagai berikut:

  1. Do this exercise in pairs!

  2. Firstly, patner kalian akan membacakan teks cerita secara utuh terlebih dahulu. Simak baik-baik. Get the general ideas!

  3. Secondly, patner membaca teks untuk kedua kalinya namun akan  dibaca bagian demi bagian.  Berhenti sejenak  untuk jeda pada garis miring [/]. Garis [/] menunjukkan jeda baca untuk  memberi kesempatan YOU berpikir dan merumuskan jenis pertanyaan apa yang bisa ditanyakan dari satu bagian kalimat yang baru saja didengar. Demikian seterusnya sampai ceritanya habis direspon dengan pertanyaan-pertanyaan.

  4. Keep in mind! Tugas YOU yakni merespon statemen dengan Kalimat Tanya WH-Questions atau Yes-No Questions  pada setiap bagian  kalimat yang dibacakan oleh patner.

  5. Thirdly, patner kemudian menjawab setiap pertanyaan sesuai dengan isi teks yang dibaca.

  6. Finally, bergantilah peran. Kali ini giliran YOU membaca teks dan sebaliknya patner bertanya berdasarkan satu bagian kalimat yang YOU baca. Begitulah langkah-langkah belajarnya bersama patner belajar. Simple right?

 

 

Penjelasan alur latihan.

PATNER Belajar akan membacakan cerita/teks. YOU berperan sebagai orang yang berlatih meresponnya dengan berbagai jenis pertanyaan.

Role:

Let me tell you

PATNER

When did he arrive?

 

YOU

 

 

 

ALUR BELAJAR

 

 Steps

 Descriptions

 Text

1

 

PATNER membacakan teks secara utuh sebagai langkah awal, dan YOU menyimak dengan baik isi teks yang diceritakan.

 

Amazing Day

/On Saturday morning at 9.30, I was walking down Sunda street, looking for a record store. /A man stopped me and asked me the way to the Hyatt Hotel. I wasn’t sure exactly where it was, but I walked with him to the end of Sunda street./ He was very friendly, and his face looked so familiar. /Then I remembered where the Hyatt was and told him how to get there. He thanked me and tried to give me something. /I thought it was money. I said ‘no’ at first, but he really wanted me to have it, so I took it. /

/I found the record store and listened to a few records. D’masive had a new record that was number two in the top twenty. I decided to buy it. /    /I looked in my bag for my wallet and found a piece of paper the man gave me. It was a photo. I was so surprised ! He was a singer in D’masive!/

 2

PATNER membaca ulang satu bagian kalimat teks .Dan berhenti/ jeda sejenak pada tanda yang diberikan [/]  

/On Saturday morning at 9.30, I was walking down Sunda street, looking for a record store. / [wait until 5 seconds]

 3

YOU  membuat kalimat Tanya berdasarkan bagian kalimat yang baru saja diucapkan PATNER.

 Where were you on Saturday morning at 9.30?

4

PATNER  merespon pertanyaan YOU

 

 I was walking down Sunda street, looking for a record store

 5

Kemudian patner meneruskan ceritanya…

 

   / A man stopped me and asked me the way to the Hyatt Hotel. I wasn’t sure exactly where it was, but I walked with him to the end of Sunda street./

[wait until 5 seconds]

6

YOU  membuat kalimat Tanya berdasarkan bagian kalimat yang baru saja diucapkan PATNER.

 

 What did the man ask you?

  7

PATNER   merespon pertanyaan YOU

He asked me the way to the Hyatt Hotel.

8

Kemudian patner meneruskan ceritanya…

/ He was very friendly, and his face looked so familiar. /

[wait until 5 seconds]

 9

YOU  membuat kalimat Tanya berdasarkan bagian kalimat yang baru saja diucapkan PATNER

 

 Was he very  friendly?

 10

PATNER  merespon pertanyaan YOU

Yes, he was.

11

Kemudian patner meneruskan ceritanya…

    

/Then I remembered where the Hyatt was and told him how to get there. He thanked me and tried to give me something. /

[wait until 5 seconds]

12

YOU  membuat kalimat Tanya berdasarkan bagian kalimat yang baru saja diucapkan PATNER

 

 Did  you help the man?

 

13

PATNER        merespon pertanyaan YOU

 Yes, I did.

 14

Kemudian patner meneruskan ceritanya…

 

/I found the record store and listened to a few records. D’masive had a new record that was number two in the top twenty. I decided to buy it. /

[wait until 5 seconds]

15

 YOU  membuat kalimat Tanya berdasarkan bagian kalimat yang baru saja diucapkan 

 

 

  What did you decide to buy?

16

PATNER        merespon pertanyaan YOU

         

 

 I decided to buy the new record.

 

 

Demikian seterusnya sampai seluruh kalimat pada teks habis dibaca dan direspon dengan pertanyaan.

Note:

  1. YOU bisa meminta PATNER untuk mengulangi kalimat yang baru saja dibacakan kapan saja dirasa oleh YOU kurang jelas. `Would you please repeat what you`ve just said?`
  2. Bila patner tidak mampu membuat kalimat Tanya pada bagian kalimat tertentu,  maka dia harus mengatakan `PASS`. Kemudian PATNER akan melanjutkan baca teks pada bagian kalimat berikutnya.
  3. Segala jenis teks bisa digunakan. Untuk tahap awal latihan kalian bisa pilih teks yang lebih simple.
  4. Lakukan latihan merespon pernyataan-pernyataan teks tersebut diatas tanpa teks. Orally done! Perhatikan juga ketepatan durasinya.
  5. Latihan ini bisa juga dikembangkan sebagai pemicu free-discussion. So, be free to practice it!

Hopefully, your skills in asking and responding questions will develop quickly. 

 

Ujilah kemampuan kalian dalam berbagai latihan soal bahasa Inggris , just CLICK  http://inggrisonline.net/soal/

Selamat berlatih!  Good luck!

 

 

References

-         Swan, Michael and Walter ,Catherine, The Cambridge English Course 2,The Cambridge University Press,1985

-         Alexander L.G. ,Question and Answer, Longman, 1977

-         Davis, Paul and Rinvolucri, Mario, Dictation, The Cambridge English Course,1988

-         Doddy Achmad, and Sugeng, Ahmad,Developing English Competencies, 2008

 

 

Alternative texts

  1. .

THE LEGEND OF BANYUWANGI 

/Once upon a time, in eastern part of Java Island, there was a kingdom ruled by a king./ The king’s name was Prabu Menak Prakoso./ One day, Prabu Menak and his soldiers invaded the kingdom of Klungkung in Bali./ The king of Klungkung was killed, yet his daughter, Made Surati, and his son, Agung Bagus Mantra, were able to escape and hide in the jungle./

/Prabu Menak Prakoso had a son named Raden Banterang. /He was such a handsome young man. /One day, Raden Banterang went to the jungle for hunting./ It was in the jungle that Raden Banterang met Made Surati./ /She was then taken to Blambangan to be his wife./ Raden Banterang and Made Surati enjoyed a happy life in the Palace./

 

2.

          Thailand:  /Forty-two passengers were injured/  and two were missing after two boats carrying Thai and foreign tourists collided in the popular island beach party, police said on Sunday./

          /The speedboats were ferrying tourists to Pha-Ngan island for a “Full moon” party, a monthly event that attracts thousands of young, mostly western tourists./

           / Provincial police officer Adipong Tapee said of the 42 travelers injured, 39 were hospitalized including four Britons, four Australians and four Singaporeans. /Also among them were Irish, Norwegian, Malaysian and Thai tourists, he said./

            /The boats collided and overturned before midnight Saturday, throwing the passengers into the rough sea water just off the island, the website of The Nation newspaper said./ – AP

 

 

 

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