Strategies in Doing Listening Part A

Before listening to the conversation, try to read all possible answers of each number.  This will help you in understanding the conversation. Some words or phrases on the answers may appear in the conversation.  However, you need to be careful since some different words may have similar sounds.  You must be also very careful and […]

Types of Questions in Listening Part A

In most Paper-Based Test (PBT), usually there are  at least 9 types of questions.  They are –      Meaning questions. This type of question asks what the speaker means by his words. –      Implication questions. This type of question usually asks the implicit meaning of what is said.

Listening Part A

In Part A of the TOEFL test, test takers will hear short conversations between two speakers.  At the end of each conversation, a third voice will ask a question about what was said. In the actual TOEFL test, the conversation and the question will be spoken just one time. After the test takers  hear the […]

ELITISME RSBI

Seorang ibu suatu hari menyampaikan kepada saya perihal sikap anaknya yang berubah setelah menjadi siswa di salah satu SMP RSBI.  Anak si Ibu ini menjauhkan diri dengan teman-teman di lingkungannya maupun teman dekatnya semasa masih belajar di sekolah dasar dengan mengatakan: “Sekarang mereka nggak level.”  Sebuah ungkapan yang menggambarkan  adanya ketidaksederajatan diantara mereka.

Is Providing Grammar Feedback in Students’ Writing Worth-doing?

Abstract There has been a long debate on the efficacy of grammar corrective feedback in students’ writing. The debate between those who claim that grammar corrective helps improving the accuracy of students grammar, especially in writing- with those who claim that corrective feedback doesn’t work, is harmful and therefore, must be abandoned.  The discussion is […]