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Saturday, May 15, 2010

TV, somewhat is bad for children.

Television is one of the most important tools in today's life. Even though there are some debates if it is suitable for children but watching TV has several benefits for public. In other word, it may have some bad programs but if we choose some good programs it can help children to entertain or to be as a source of learning materials. Generally speaking, watching TV is not bad for children if it use properly.
To begin with, TV shows can be entertaining. There are lots of children shows that can effectively fill children's extra time. As I already mentioned, if we choose some good shows and cartoons they will not have a bad effect on children. I agree that some of shows are bad and may make anxiety in children but not all of them. For example, when I was a child there were some really nice and calming TV shows which I really enjoy. One of them was Tom and Jerry. It was some stories about a cat and a dog that were living in the same place. They always were fighting with each other and it was not bad at all. It did not have any bad effect on me and I could just laugh and laugh during watching it.
In addition to that, TV programs can be a good source of learning for children. Today there is a lot of learning shows for kids on TV for different ages. These shows help children to learn about everything, from alphabet to sciences. It improves the learning ability of them and educates them.
For instance, I have a two years old baby at home. He likes watching TV. I could find some very good TV shows that teach children different things. One of them teaches English alphabets. For example it shows letter "A" and then shows something that starts with "A" such as "Apple" this way may baby was able to learn 10 letters at the age of two. I also found some other programs that teach colors. By watching them my little boy knows lots of colors.
In conclusion, watching TV can be a useful tool for children. Besides entertaining and filling leisure time it can help to educate children but since there are a lot of bad shows we must be careful to choose some proper ones. Also we should be mindful of not letting our children to be addicted to TV.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Self Preparation to Get Involved in The Global Society

Hi all mates wherever you are,

We are now approaching the global world life. Our life isn't within our country only. No more distance among states. We will have to communicate each others in the global society. Therefore we need to have a language that together we can understand. So all of us especially people from non English Language country need to be able to speak English. Without it, its hard to help our self in the contact, we'll be isolated by our own problems.
It's important to have a self preparation, in term of English language capability. We have to push our self to the farthest point that we could reach because this effort is for our own need not others'.
Hopefully after having a good preparation, there won't be obstacles in front of us that can slow down or even stop our move in the real life.

That's all for now, and be well prepared.


Sunday, May 31, 2009

Keep practicing your English if ...

1. You really don't want to lose it.
2. You really don't want to start it over.
3. You really want to maintain it.
4. You really want to be better in it.

So, yes those are the ways folks,

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Help your self by helping your family

Yupe, since English is my L2, I should keep it maintained well. On the other side I have my beloved children who are studying English at their school. I've realized since long time ago that actually by helping them with their homework from the school and with their practice, I also help my self in maintaining my L2. So why don't people who have English as L2, take the opportunity to teach or help their children at home as one of the way to develop their own language. And of course our children will thank us very much even they don't usually say so.
Good luck...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Minimizing the using L1 in L2 class

Hi people,

All L2 learners want to study optimally inside and outside class in order to boost their achievement in mastering the language. But on the other side, some of them are too easy to give up when they face a problem in transmitting their ideas in L2 and directly use L1 to complete the mission instead of using the target language.
As a matter of fact, this action will halt the process of understanding the L2 because the learners put their mindset back to their mother language.
It's really necessary to keep working on using L2 in delivering the ideas, and learners still can try to explain their points by paraphrasing or expressing the same idea with different sentences.
Only by doing this way, learners can help them self to be able to reach their point, which is mastering the target language.

All the best,

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Happy Eid-ul Fitr

Hello everybody,

This time, for Muslim people who celebrate Eid Mubarak, I'd like to say " Happy Eid-ul Fitr "

All the best to all

Monday, September 22, 2008

Dewi & Dono : Present perfect VS past simple

Dewi :

Dono, I'm a bit confused about my sentences below:

1. I wrote a letter.

2. I have written a letter.

What is difference between these two sentences?

I know that 1) is in simple past tense and 2) is persent perfect.

But, both as I think suggest that work has completed in past. What is the difference between present perfect and past simple, Dono?


Well, there is more than one difference between the simple past and the present perfect. The simplest difference is the grammatical difference that the simple past can be used with expressions which signify a definite, particular time in the past.

I wrote a letter yesterday.
I wrote a letter at 7 o'clock.
I wrote a letter last Monday.
I wrote a letter several weeks ago.

The present perfect cannot be used with such expressions. (After all, it IS a "present" tense!)

I have written a letter yesterday. (X)
I have written a letter at 7 o'clock. (X)
I have written a letter last Monday. (X)
I have written a letter several weeks ago. (X)

Being a "present" tense, the present perfect can be used with "now":

I have now written a letter.

Perhaps this simple explanation can help you Dewi.