Game Gratis Bahasa Inggris

Ulasan singkat tentang website rekomendasi dari Paman tempat bermain game komputer online dan gratis untuk mengasah kemampuan berbahasa Inggris.

Kisah Musafir dan Pencuri: Sebuah Pengingat

Kisah penuh hikmah tentang seorang musafir dan pencuri yang menyuguhkan pelajaran tentang kehidupan yang berharga untuk kita.

Can Superman Really See Through Walls?

A reflection of my own personal experience through the glasses of a superhero.

Apa itu ADHD?

Artikel khusus mengenai gangguan perilaku ADHD disertai gejala-gejala dan penanganannya

Game Gratis Pelajaran Sekolah

Satu lagi website rekomendasi dari Paman tempat bermain game gratis sambil mengasah pengetahuan untuk pelajaran apa saja di sekolah

Jumat, 14 Februari 2014

Cara Mudah Membuat Simulasi Gunung Meletus


Ahir-ahir ini, banyak gunung api di Indonesia yang aktif dan meletus. Gunung Merapi di Yogyakarta, Gunung Sinabung di Sumatera Utara, dan kini giliran Gunung Kelud di Kediri. Letusan gunung-gunung ini ditandai dengan keluarnya material lava dari dalam kantung magma. Nah, kali ini Paman akan membagikan cara mudah untuk membuat simulasi gunung meletus.

Oke, mari kita mulai dengan alat bahan yang dibutuhkan. Alat dan bahan yang dibutuhkan untuk membuat simulasi gunung meletus adalah sebagai berikut:
  1. Botol plastik bekas ukuran kecil atau sedang
  2. Sedotan untuk mengaduk
  3. Cuka
  4. Baking soda (soda kue)
  5. Bahan pewarna merah
  6. Tanah liat atau pasir
Kalau semua sudah siap, langsung kita berlanjut ke langkah-langkah cara mudah membuat simulasi gunung meletus. Berikut ini langkah-langkahnya:

  1. Siapkan botol plastik yang sudah disediakan lalu masukkan soda kue secukupnya ke dalam botol tersebut.
  2. Tambahkan bahan pewarna merah dan aduk sampai merata dan terlihat merah.
  3. Letakkan botol yang sudah diisi soda kue dan pewarna tadi di atas bidang datar, lantai atau papan.
  4. Tutupi sisi botol tersebut dengan tanah liat atau pasir sampai menyerupai bentuk gunung dengan mulut botol dibiarkan terbuka.
  5. Masukkan cuka sedikit demi sedikit ke dalam botol yang berisi soda kue dan pewarna lalu aduk dan biarkan.
  6. Cuka akan bereaksi dengan soda kue yang mengakibatkan soda kue meluap ke atas dan keluar melewati mulut botol dan turun mirip dengan material lava yang sedang dikeluarkan gunung api yang sedang meletus.
Untuk menghilangkan rasa penasaran, Paman tunjukkan video amatir simulasi gunung meletus sederhana yang Paman punya berikut ini.
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Minggu, 26 Januari 2014

Cara Membuat Matching Game (Permainan Mencocokkan) Menggunakan Powerpoint



Ada banyak cara membuat game atau permainan menggunakan powerpoint. Salah satunya adalah permainan mencocokkan atau dalam bahasa Inggris disebut matching game. Dari sekian banyak cara membuat matching game menggunakan powerpoint yang Paman temukan di internet, ternyata hampir semuanya tidak sesuai dengan harapan. Umumnya tutorial yang dibuat mirip dengan membuat soal pilihan ganda dengan satu pertanyaan dan mencocokkan dengan tiga pilihan yang ada. Karena itu, Paman ingin sekali berbagi cara yang baru Paman temukan untuk membuat permainan mencocokkan dengan powerpoint. Meskipun terlihat sederhana, matching game dengan powerpoint ini cukup efektif untuk me-review pelajaran. Sudah tidak sabar? Mari kita mulai dengan langkah pertama!

Pertama, buka software powerpoint pada komputer. Setelah itu klik menu 'Design' kemudian klik 'Background Styles' dan pilihlah tipe latar belakang yang diinginkan. Lalu, buatlah teks dengan bantuan text box atau tambahkan gambar yang akan kita cocokkan seperti bisa dilihat pada gambar berikut.


Berikutnya, setelah kita selesai membuat teks atau menambahkan gambar sejumlah yang kita inginkan, buatlah kotak dengan cara klik menu 'Insert' lalu klik 'Shapes' dan pilihlah bentuk yang diinginkan. Kemudian, klik pada bentuk yang kita buat tadi sampai muncul menu 'Format'. Klik menu 'Format' lalu klik icon text box untuk menambahkan angka di dalam kotak. Kita juga bisa mengubah tampilan warna kotak dengan 'Shape Fill'. Letakkan kotak yang kita buat tadi tepat di atas gambar atau kata yang kita buat sebelumnya. Selanjutnya, copy dan paste kotak tadi sejumlah kata atau gambar yang kita buat lalu beri angka dan letakkan tepat menutupi gambar atau kata tersebut.


Langkah selanjutnya, klik salah satu kotak yang kita buat tadi dan klik menu 'Animation' lalu klik 'Custom Animation' sehingga akan muncul panel animasi di sebelah kanan layar. Klik tombol 'Add Effect' lalu pilih 'Exit' dan pilih 'Wipe'. Jika pilihan 'Wipe' tidak muncul, pilihlah 'More Effects..' lalu pilih 'Wipe'. Langkah ini akan membuat animasi kotak tersebut hilang dengan cara menyapu.


Setelah itu, edit animasi dengan mengubah pilihan 'Direction' menjadi 'From Left' dari panel animasi supaya arah sapuan bergerak dari kiri ke kanan. Kemudian klik tanda panah pada item animasi yang sedang kita edit sampai muncul pilihan lalu klik 'Timing' sehingga muncul taskbar.


Langkah berikutnya klik 'Triggers' lalu pilih 'Start effect on click of' sampai muncul pilihan-pilihan lalu pilihlah kotak yang sedang kita beri animasi, dalam hal ini kotak yang memiliki angka 1. Langkah ini akan membuat kotak akan hilang dengan cara menyapu JIKA kita meng-klik kotak tersebut.


Langkah berikutnya, masih dengan kotak yang sama dengan langkah sebelumnya, tapi kali ini kita tambahkan efek animasi baru. Caranya, klik tombol 'Add Effect' lalu pilih 'Entrance' dan pilih 'Wipe'. Jika pilihan 'Wipe' tidak muncul, pilihlah 'More Effects..' lalu pilih 'Wipe'. Langkah ini akan membuat animasi kotak tersebut muncul dengan cara menyapu.

Setelah itu, edit animasi dengan mengubah pilihan 'Direction' menjadi 'From Right' dari panel animasi supaya arah sapuan bergerak dari kanan ke kiri. Kemudian klik tanda panah pada item animasi yang sedang kita edit sampai muncul pilihan lalu klik 'Timing' sehingga muncul taskbar.

Langkah berikutnya klik 'Triggers' lalu pilih 'Start effect on click of' sampai muncul pilihan-pilihan lalu pilihlah text box atau gambar yang berada di balik kotak tersebut. Langkah ini akan membuat kotak akan muncuk dengan cara menyapu JIKA kita meng-klik kata atau gambar yang berada di balik kotak itu.


Berikutnya, lakukan hal yang sama untuk kotak-kotak yang lain. Cara memainkan game ini sangat mudah. Klik kotak yang diinginkan, misalnya kotak nomor 1. Setelah itu, kotak akan terbuka dan gambar atau teks yang ada di balik kotak itu akan terlihat. Kemudian cari pasangan yang sesuai dengan cara klik kotak yang lain, misalnya kotak nomor 3. Jika jawabannya benar, maka lanjutkan mencari pasangan yang lain. Jika jawabannya salah, klik gambar atau tulisan yang sudah terbuka tadi sampai kotaknya tertutup kembali. Lalu mulai lagi mencari pasangan yang lain.

Selamat membuat, selamat bermain, selamat belajar!

Rabu, 15 Januari 2014

Contoh Pidato Bahasa Inggris dengan Tema Kepemimpinan

Lama Paman tidak memposting apapun di blog ini. Akhirnya, kali ini Paman kembali menghadirkan contoh naskah pidato yang Paman buat untuk murid Paman di sekolah. Pidato yang memiliki tema kepemimpinan ini cukup sederhana dan mudah dihapalkan. Baiklah, selamat berlatih!

Assalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.

Respectable judges and audiences, ladies and gentlemen,

I’m very honoured to stand up here in front of you to share what I know and what you need to know. Before I begin the speech, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Mafniyatun Nafilah and I’m from SMK NU Mekanika Buntet Pesantren.

Today I’d like to share about the ideal leader. I believe everyone knows Umar bin Abdul Aziz, The Khulafaur Rasyidin, and our prophet Muhammad SAW. They are the models for an ideal leader, especially for Muslims. How can we learn from them? What can we learn from them?  There are many things we can learn from them to be a good leader.

Ladies and gentlemen,

From the stories of their leadership, we can learn at least three things to be a good leader. First, to be a good leader we should be fair and we shouldn’t discriminate one group from another. The most popular story about this is when our prophet Muhammad SAW help the Arabian people from many tribes to put back the hajar aswad to its proper place on the Kaaba wall.

Second, if we want to be a good leader, we should be responsible to our people. Umar bin Khattab R.A. once carried a sack of wheat himself to be given to a mother because he had nothing to eat. This proved that he was a very responsible leader.

Third, we should have a good morality. When Umar bin Abdul Aziz knew that he was chosen to be the khalifah, he felt sorry for himself instead of happy. He lived in a very modest way and didn’t use the country’s facility for his personal use.

Ladies and gentlemen,

I believe there are a lot more things to learn from the stories. However, if we can do the three ways I said before, I’m sure that we will be a good leader.

In conclusion, we can learn many things from the stories of our previous leader models. The best model of all is our great prophet Muhammad SAW. So, from today let us read more stories about Rasulullah and his companions to learn about their leadership.

That’s the end of my speech about the ideal leader. Thank you very much for your kind attention and I hope to see you again next time. Have a nice day!


Wassalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb. 

Senin, 15 April 2013

The Boy Called Pete: Contoh Cerpen Berbahasa Inggris


The Boy Called Pete
Ugit Rifai



One silent morning; no chirping birds, no blowing wind, no shining sun, no brewing coffee. Pete was awaken. Neither was he awaken by the noisy sound nor by the trembling shake. He was awaken by the unusual silence he felt in his restless dream. However, no matter unusual the morning was, Pete found it quite relieving to be awake.
Breakfast had always been downstairs. So, down he came. To his disappointment, nothing was served. If you had been there, you would’ve seen his extreme disappointment for there were neither even chairs nor dining tables could be found. Only a spacious empty room filled with silence. Not even a squeak of a mouse.
But not for long the silence did stay. There was a big glass-breaking sound at the front door with a whirling ball getting inside. A boy aged eight then came in with a frightened look on the face.
“Hellooo..”
Nothing.
“Excuse me. I just want to take my ball back.”
Still nothing.
The boy was getting nearer to the ball when..
“Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..” a very loud scream was heard from every where.
The boy grabbed the ball in no time and tried to escape when he found out the door was locked. Then, all of a sudden, there was another little hand grabbing the boy’s left arm.
There was Pete.
“Over here,” said Pete.
They ran and got into another big room with dust and smell of burnt things. There, they hid inside a wardrobe.
“Ssshh.. be quiet. I’m Pete,” said Pete introducing himself.
“I’m Kevin. Call me Kev,” said the boy.
“Okay, Kev. Look, you have to get out of this house before the bell rings,” said Pete.
“Www… what bell? Wwww… what’s happening?” asked Kev.
“You’ll find out later. Just do what I say. That way you’ll be safe,” said Pete.
As things seemed to be fine, they got out of the wardrobe and started to sneak around the room and find a little space for the little Kev to get out of this house. They checked every corner of the room and found nowhere to escape. Then, in tiresome, they both sat down on different corners of the room. The room then turned as silent as it had been, even more.
Tick tock! Tick tock!
Pete could hear the clock ticking very clearly as he remembered something.
“Come on! Let’s find another way out! The bell’s ringing in a minute,” said Pete dragging Kev heading the room door.
“Wait! My ball. I need to…”
Dang! Dang!
The two little boys froze as they heard a loud banging noise just at the room door. Kev got frightened as he had got before, even more. But, no matter what, he managed himself to get his ball as he found out a small hole hidden behind his ball.
“Get in the hole!” cried Pete as he held the door with his firm little hands.
The banging sound was still there louder and louder.
Kev tried to get his head into the small hole, but it didn’t fit. So, he tried to get his feet instead. All in a very quick move, he managed to get half of his body outside the house. Only his arms, his head, and of course the ball were still inside.
Dang! Dang! Dang!
“I can’t stand it anymore. Save yourself, Kev!” cried Pete.
But, alas, Kev was stuck. He couldn’t move his body to any direction.
Crash! The room door fell down. Then, suddenly there appeared a big black shadow of a grown-up with his hands holding a baseball stick. Swinging…
“Aaaaaaa…” Kev cried as loud as he could with his eyes closed.
Then silence.
Kev wasn’t sure if he was alive. So, he tried to open his eyes very slowly when he felt a hand on his shoulder.
“Aaaaaaaa…”
“Relax. It’s me, Uncle Joe. What are you doing here, Kev? Lying on the ground just by yourself and crying out loud like you’re about to die?”
“Um, nothing. Let’s just go home,” asked Kev.
So, away they went. On the way home, Uncle Joe started a conversation with a tale Kev had never heard.
“You know what? That filthy ground you were lying on, there used to be a house. When I was 10, there was a fire on that house. All of the people living there couldn’t save themselves. They were all dead, including my friend and his fierce dad.”
“What’s your friend’s name?”
“Peter. We called him Pete.”

Minggu, 03 Februari 2013

Contoh Naskah Pidato Berbahasa Inggris dengan Tema Kekerasan


Sudah lama Paman tidak mengupdate konten blog ini. Baiklah, kali ini yang akan Paman bagikan adalah contoh naskah pidato berbahasa Inggris dengan tema "Kekerasan dalam Dunia Pendidikan". Contoh naskah pidato berbahasa Inggris ini sebenarnya pesanan keponakan Paman yang mengikuti lomba pidato berbahasa Inggris dengan tema kekerasan. Baiklah, selamat membaca contoh naskah pidato berbahasa Inggris dengan tema "Kekerasan dalam Dunia Pendidikan"!


          Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
         Judges, participants, and all audience present here today.
     Alhamdulillah for all the blessings that Allah has been giving us, especially the young generation.  It is because we are the pillars of this lovely country, Indonesia. As Soekarno has said, “Give me ten young men, I’ll shake the world.” This was to show how important the youth is to a country.
     Then, how to get there? Education is one of the most important aspects in developing the nation’s morality, especially for the young generation. Educational institution such as schools should be able to raise, develop, and maintain students’ creativity and skills. However, what has happened so far is exactly the opposite. Some schools have become not more than just a cage to their students.
     How could this happen? Teachers are supposed to guide students through character building. Ironically, however, some of them have become the cause to the students’ moral degradation by involving violence in their classrooms. Some teachers have misunderstood their concept of discipline. They still pinch or even punch students in class. It is very fatal when teachers involve violence in maintaining classroom discipline. That’s because violence will only lead to other violence. This can be a boomerang for the school itself. Students who experience violence from their teachers will become destructive students who will likely do violence to their peers.
     According to the National Constitution No. 23 year 2002 about children protection, this kind of phenomenon should be banned in schools. In article 54 of the constitution it’s said that children inside or around the school must be protected from violence done by anyone. This is also in accordance to the UN’s memorandum concerning children’s rights.
     Not only teachers, some students are also actors of violence in schools. Bullying is one phenomenon to prove this. They are the actors of violence to other students when they bully their peers. Any kinds of violence in schools should not be present in schools in any situation and for any reasons. It’s because violence will give bad impacts to the students.
     Physically, violence will make the students wounded, injured, or experience any other physical disorders. Psychologically, violence will lead to depression, demotivation, inferiority, fearful, insecure, and any other impacts that will eventually result in the decline of achievement.
     To overcome this problem, there should be a clear understanding that violence is not a solution. Teachers, parents, and students should share the same opinion about this. Moreover, schools should include humanity in their teaching and learning process. Religious and moral values in line with the national culture are other important aspects that should also be included. In this way, students will get their rights and the young generation will develop more.
     Let’s hope that there will be no more violence in the name of education now and forever. Thank you very much.
      Assalamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.