March 27, 2019

Nowadays, development of public transportation in Indonesia is going massive, especially under Mr. Jokowi’s regime. During his nearly 5 years leadership, there have been so many new public transportations built such as MRT or LRT. In some big cities, public transportation is undoubtedly needed by the people. Specifically, in cities with huge population, it can help them to reduce traffic jam. The question is, does every city really need mass public transportation? Do the government plan it really well?


Well, let’s take one example. Light Rapid Transit in Palembang, South Sumatra. Last December, the writer had a short holiday in one of major cities in Sumatra island. The city which is well-known by its river, Musi. After the writer landed in the airport, the writer took a ride on LRT. It is the first LRT has ever built across the country. The stations are really good and clean as well as the train. The train comes in every 30 minutes. Passengers are not allowed to eat or drinks inside the train. That makes them always clean.
However, the writer noticed that the train is not always full. There were only a few people. Later, the writer knew that the people in Palembang does not really need the LRT. There are two main reasons. First, LRT was built not by the city government but central government, as an accommodation for athletes during the Asian Games 2018, not for everyday commute. After Asian Games finished, the number of passengers were gradually decreasing. Other than that, they prefer to take a ride on a bike than to walk up on the stairs leading to the station to get on the train. Especially for elderly people, it must be very tiring.
Second, the cost is too high. As far as the writer knows, the cost of Palembang LRT is Rp. 10.000,- for every trip, despite the distance passenger takes. Furthermore, they have to buy a card that can only be used individually. It means that one card is only for one person. It will make women who take some children older than 10 years-old have to buy additional tickets just for their children. They will think that taking taxi might be cheaper. Those reasons make Palembang LRT is not interesting and lack of passengers. Therefore, the government must take the extra cost just for paying for the maintenance and operational cost of the LRT instead of gaining financial profit from it.

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April 25, 2018

After we learned about The Simple Present Tense, now we will learn about the past form of verb, which is entitled Simple Past Tense. You can download the PPT file by clicking the download button below.

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Mr. Yusuf
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April 22, 2018

Another member of Parts of Speech which is regularly used in a sentence is Conjunction. You can download the PPT file by clicking the button below.

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Mr. Yusuf
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April 21, 2018

The are some kinds of Parts of Speech. Now we are going to talk about one of them, which is Preposition. You can download the PPT file by clicking the button below.

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Mr. Yusuf
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March 11, 2018

After we learned about Adjective Clause, now we are jumping onto The Noun Clause. You can download the PPT file by clicking the button below.

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For the Noun Clause Exercise, click HERE.


Regards,
Mr. Yusuf
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March 10, 2018

Here is the next material in the 2nd semester. The Adjective Clause. You can download the PPT file by clicking the button below.

For the Adjective Clause Material, click HERE.

For the Adjective Clause Exercise, click HERE.


Regards,
Mr. Yusuf
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Making and Receiving Calls
Handling Guest

February 14, 2018


Here is the Conditional Sentence or we may often call it as If-Clause. You can download the PPT file by clicking the download button down below.


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Mr. Yusuf


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