LIA English Competition (LEC) 2016

LIA English Competition (LEC) 2016

An outside sharing program in Pinusan, Kragilan, Magelang

An outside sharing program in Pinusan, Kragilan, Magelang

LIA Semarang Candi Anniversary

LIA Semarang Candi Anniversary

A Communicative Activity in a Conversation Class

A Communicative Activity in a Conversation Class

LIA English Competition (LEC) 2016

LIA English Competition (LEC) 2016

LIA English Competition (LEC) 2016

LIA English Competition (LEC) 2016

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The new Korean Restaurant

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Written by Salsabella
Higher Intermediate 2/ 2016

Eating at a seafood restaurant near my house was quite an experience. I went to the restaurant two weeks ago along with my cousin. It was her treat, so she let me choose the menu to my heart content.

To be honest, I was kind of afraid to choose a new menu from a restaurant I've never been to. Bu since my cousin was gonna pay the food, I chose the menu which was not really expensive, but looked unique. I chose seafood sukiyaki with samgaetang (Korean dish) soup.

When the food was served, both of us were surprised. There were squids, octopus, shrimps, fish cakes, oysters, sea squirt and abalone. But the big octopus in the middle of the pot was still alive. The others were still fresh. Were wondering how to eat them.

Right after that, a waitress came with a table stove and a big bowl full of soup. She turned on the stove, put the bowl above it and put all the ingredients inside. As soon as the soup boiled, the octopus died. We cut its tentacles using scissors. This perhaps sounds cruel, but this is how Korean people eat seafood suki.

Friday, November 18, 2016

ECO GREEN JOURNEY AT KARIMUNJAWA

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By Rafida Khairani
Intermediate 1/ 2016
Karimunjawa Island is an island which has ecological function as a mangrove conservation area. First, total of 300 ha of mangrove forest covers the national park. It has more than 30 species of mangrove. Not only mangrove forest, it also provides habitat to some endemic species including the mythical Dewandaru tree, Setigi, and Kalimasada. So, Karimunjawa has declared as one of the priority areas for the marine conservations biodiversity in Southeast Asia. Second, local people have unique treatment methods. They generally believe that the wood of the endemic dewandaru tree has a legendary power of curing diseases or snake bite wound, protecting houses from thieves, or prolonging life. Visitors may seem herbal treatment from the local people. Third, tourists will be served a beautiful journey in Karimunjawa mangrove forest. In fact, the tourists are allowed to participate reforestation mangrove areas. Moreover, along the thick mangrove forest, thery will be able to take a rest at a beautiful beach. But, tourists are forbidden to visit two zones which are places to do some researches. There are sanctuary zones and wilderness zone. In summary, Karimunjawa is not just a beach. It has a beautiful mangrove forest which is interesting to explore..

Monday, November 7, 2016

Religion Makes Children Less Altruistic

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Written by Farra Fiessta Bhumi Gathary
Higher Intermediate 2/ 2016

According to a new study, religious people are less altruistic and meaner than secular people. The man’s reason for this theory is that secular people are more likely to be concerned about what other people are thinking of them. This happens because of the in-group out-group mentality. Secular people often think that because they’re not in particular religion, other people will judge them harshly because they belong in their group (religion). His other reason stated that secular children were taught to do things for the sake of doing it. Meanwhile, children that were in a religious family were taught to do good things because if they don’t, they will be tortured forever after they die. Secular children were taught to do good deeds because it is correct, because religious people were threatened to do good deeds.

In my opinion, that is true. Religious people tend to be meaner towards people who have different beliefs from them. Take an example from Indonesians. Indonesians are really strict with beliefs. They often can’t accept something that is against their belief. Take a homosexual matter as an example. Most religions are against the same sex sexual orientation. Most Indonesians are religious and they mostly don’t want to open their mind to that matter. Why? Wouldn’t it be just easier if they just support the gay rights? It’s not like they’ll turn to gay, too if they support gay rights. That’s why I agree with the man’s opinion. I think it is because religious people are too strict with their beliefs.

Note:
The writing is based on the following video about Altruism:
 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Would the world be a better place without technology?

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Some people think that the development of technology has bad effects on society. In their point of view, the fast technology development may lead to the destruction of the society. If that happens, the whole society structure and norms will be broken and a new era will rise among the people.
I am strongly against it. In my opinion, technology is good for humanity because of many reasons. The faster development, the better. Technology development will create a better version of the previous invention in order to help humanity to survive. Technologies were meant to be made so that human will work more efficiently with the help of technology.

The first reason on why the world wouldn’t be a better place without technology is because people have already been strongly attached to it. You can’t just suddenly erase technology from the world. If you do that the humanity’s chance on survival will greatly decrease because most people nowadays can’t do anything without the help of technology. They were born with technologies around them twenty-four hours a day. You still can’t erase technology from the world although you do it slowly because the people will protest and there will be riots everywhere. That will happen because having technologies is one of people’s rights and they will fight for it. They will fight for what they think is justice for them, and that is done by getting their right back.

Humans are social beings and they need to interact with each other to sustain their happiness and sanity in order to survive. Technology is one of so many ways for people to connect with other people. In fact, it is the most used way to interact with other people anywhere on this earth where we live in. If technology is gone, it will take some time just to ask other persons how they’re doing.
The last reason is without technology, activities and work will get harder because there’s no technology to help lighten the works. Works like producing something in massive numbers will be very hard with just using human’s power.

In short, I think, the world wouldn’t be a better place without technology because technology helps humanity survive and connect with each other.

Written by Farra Fiesta Bumi Gathary

Higher intermediate 2/term 4/2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

14022 (A Chain Story)

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By all students from ET 12
Term 3/ 2016

Mandy doesn’t look back though she feels that someone is following her in the dark alley. She hears voice behind her. She tries to look back but she’s afraid. She decides to call 14022 to ask some help. But nobody answers. Then, she looks at the signal in her smartphone. It turns out that there’s no signal. After that she decides to slither slowly and tries to hide behind a garbage bin. Because it not fit for her, she decides to hide in a cupboard. When she walks towards the cupboard, the TV above her suddenly is turned on by itself. There is a CherryBell advertisement on TV. She tries to follow Cherrybell’s dance in order to lose her fear. But then suddenly, the TV is turned off by itself. This time, lamp is off, too. She’s terrified when she hears a girl’s laughing behind her. She grabs anything near her and finds a candle. Before she has a chance to light it up, something or someone touches her shoulder. Standing like a statue, she turns her head around. Her jaw drops seeing what’s in front her….

Someone in The Dark

Mandy doesn’t look back though she feels that someone is following her in the dark alley. She holds a flashlight while she is walking. She feels really scared especially when she hears a creaking sound from the door behind her. She remembers what the rumors said about this place. She turns around to check what sound it is but she doesn’t find anything. Hurriedly, she arrives home safely. But then she realizes that she is home alone. Suddenly she hears a knocking at her door. She is shocked but her mind is full of questions, curious about what or who behind the door. With her little gut, he tries to get closer to the door. Slowly, she opens the door, but there is no one standing there. Then she closes the door. She decides to go into her bedroom. Her heart almost skips when her phone is ringing. She picks up the phone and tries to listen to the caller. But she only hears the sound of creaking door. She starts to have goosebumps. Suddenly she feels someone touching her shoulder. When trying to turn around, she couldn’t see anything. The next thing she knows; she finds herself in a hospital…

Hammer Man


Mandy doesn’t look back though she feels that someone is following her in the dark alley. “Tok…tok…tok…” Mandy hears the sound similar to the sound of a hammer. She starts to get scared as she remembers that it is already midnight. It seems impossible someone renovates a house in the midnight. Moreover, she walks all by herself. Finally, she encourages herself to look back and checks what is going on. But, when she turns around, the sound stops suddenly. Her eyes squint all over places. They catch a glimpse of someone carrying a hammer. His face is full of blood. She screams with all her might and runs as fast as she can. The man’s steps stomp behind her as he follows her. Mandy doesn’t stop running. She sees light at the end of the alley. She runs into it, hoping there will be someone who can help. When she gets there, she stops for a while to control her breath. She looks back and finds that the man has disappeared. There is relief in her heart, but then she hears swooshing sound right behind her….

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