Thursday, 9 June 2011

This is a review of an English language from the class homepage.

The website is called

I did a crossword puzzle, here's a screen shot of my crossword puzzle, first i chose the easy one.

I would recommend this website to those who are still a newbie in english, or those fads, because it is quite fun actually, there are four levels that you can choose.

Monday, 30 May 2011

English Journal Week 5-Perform

This week is the week to perform, we got a delay from ms.Sam because Aziz, and Clayton was absent. Ms.Sam gave us one more chance to rehearse, so we used it properly. On this last rehearsal we tried to act without the script, i substituted clayton as Tybalt and Friar Lawrence, we also tried to rehearse with our costume on. Yohanes still didn't know his lines, he had to read the script, Bryna remembered half of her lines, it was good, she also tried to put an expression on her act. Tio was very good, she remembered all her lines. We did several changes, Tio became the Friar Lawrence on ACT III and ACT IV and i became a Clayton became a capulet on the last scene. The next day, we performed our drama. We brought all the props, but the play itself was terrible. It was really really bad, first of all, Yohanes still didn't remember ALL of his lines, so he had to read through the script. Bryna had to read the script on some scenes. And me, i was confused on the party scene, i did remember all of my lines but Clayton line's order on the first scene was so random, so i had to brought the script to him and re-read the lines. Theresa was ok, except for the Friar Lawrence. When we finished our play, we felt disappoint. Then the next next day, ms.Sam gave me the score, i got five, and she said that i wasn't speak clearly, and also she said that i didn't remember all of my lines. The team work for me i have to say it was terrible.We could make our play perfect, but everyone were not join together as one, i tried to help them, but some of my team mate didn't listen to me. And for the time that has been given, i think i used my time properly, the only problem is on the teamwork. I think that's all of my rant. Thank you

Sunday, 29 May 2011

English Journal Week 4

This week, is our last chance to get the things done. So our team's script was fixed, so we printed the script and started to act and read (not only read). Clayton fitted with his character which are Tybalt, and Friar Lawrence. He read his line clearly and he also used an expression on it. And me, i was the Capulet and Prince, at first it was so hard to fit in with my character which was Capulet, because Capulet has to be like bossy and irritable but wise, and the problem of my other character (Prince) was the line, it was so long and the language was hard, so i decided to remember the Capulet lines first. Here's my line and Clayton's:

This, by his voice, should be a Montague.
Fetch me my rapier, boy. What dares the slave?
Now, by the stock and honour of my kin,
To strike him dead, I hold it not a sin.

Why, how now, kinsman! wherefore storm you so?

Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe,
A villain that is hither come in spite,
To scorn at our solemnity this night.

Young Romeo is it?

'Tis he, that villain Romeo.

Content thee, gentle coz, let him alone;
He bears him like a portly gentleman;
And, to say truth, Verona brags of him
To be a virtuous and well-govern'd youth:

It fits, when such a villain is a guest:
I'll not endure him.

He shall be endured:
You'll not endure him! God shall mend my soul!
You'll make a mutiny among my guests!

Why, uncle, 'tis a shame.

Go to, go to;
You are a saucy boy: is't so, indeed?
Be quiet, or--
I'll make you quiet.

I will withdraw: but this intrusion shall
Now seeming sweet convert to bitter gall.

The story is like, so we sit on the chair (me and clayton), clayton heard a noise that is familiar, and he wants to catch the owner of the noise (romeo). But then i forbid him to catch romeo, Clayton and me then had an argument and in the end of the argument i say "Be quiet, or I'll make you quiet. " And then he succumbs and went out.

This is a picture of us rehearsing our play:

Romeo, which was Yohanes also had improvised from his last act, he showed an expression on the lines he said, also he put some actions like when he wanted to marry Juliet (balcony scene). But on the other scene he still didn't know what to do.

Bryna was good, he reads her lines clearly, but she still didn't know what to do with the expression. She just need to put more expression, and remember her lines.

Tio was very good, she knows where to put the expression, where to push the voice on line, and she also a good narrator, she just need to remember her lines.

The last thing is the setting, the setting was good, party-balcony-Friat Lawrence's house, we know what props that we are going to use, but the only problem is... the transition when we change the setting, it was hard, because everyone was like lazy to put the props in and away. I think that was all the things that we've done this week. Thank you

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Reflection On Weeks 1-5

During the past 5 weeks I have created 2 tasks on my topic about The impact of bike in Jakarta.

First I researched using the net and found an article that provided background information to help my understanding of the issues related to my topic.

With this information I created a summary on the topic and posted this on my blog page. This helped my understanding and provided me with more information to move to the next stage on Blooms.

During the "comprehension" stage I created my second task, which was, recorded a voice of me, reading an article that related to my topic to show the audience my understanding of the topic. We were asked to record our summaries as a video and embed the file into our blog page to demonstrate our oral language skills and ability to master intonation and expression. I found this difficult to do at first but i was able to do it and i was pleased with the final product.

Now i am preparing for the next stage of Blooms "Application" and I and deciding how I will design my next task that could include:  an interview, a simulation, a presentation using IT tools and illustration.

It's time for me now to plan my next task so please check my blog on Friday and post a comment.