Hello, I’m Riza! I have recently finished my English Literature major in Universitas Gadjah Mada. Just shortly after graduation, I became a teaching assistant at one of the universities in Thailand for seven months. I taught English to mostly first-year students with low English proficiency there. I did not speak Thai at all, but I managed to teach them English. That was quite an accomplishment for me.
I also translate documents from Indonesian to English and vice versa. When I was a student I helped the English Department at UGM translate documents for their clients, most of which were academic journals in various fields. Sometimes I even proofread and edit documents.
I have been a private English tutor for almost 4 years now. I have had Korean and Australian kids as my students. It sounds a bit funny to tutor English to its native speakers, doesn’t it? Although it was challenging at times, I really enjoyed teaching them.
My experiences as a student and a teacher taught me the principle “interested students learn”. When the students are interested, they will learn more quickly. They will also remember the things they learn in the long run. Therefore, I always try my best to make English interesting and fun for my students.
Conditional sentences adalah kalimat pengandaian. Karena conditional sentences sering menggunakan kata “if” di dalamnya, conditional sentences disebut juga ‘if clause’.
Ada tiga jenis kalimat pengandaian :
- Type I (Future Possible)
Digunakan untuk mengandaikan situasi yang mungkin terjadi di masa depan.
“If Dina visits me, I will make the best tea for her.” (Jika Dina mengunjungi saya, saya akan membuatkannya the yang paling enak.)
“You will cry if you watch that movie.” (Kamu akan menangis jika kamu menonton film itu.)
- Type II (Present Unreal)
Digunakan untuk mengandaikan situasi yang berlawanan dengan keadaan sekarang.
“If I were in the U.S, I would see Broadway musicals.” (Jika saya di AS, saya akan menonton musikal Broadway.)
Kenyataannya, saya tidak sedang di AS saat ini, sehingga saya tidak menonton Broadway.
“If she had a laptop, she wouldn’t need to go to the library.” (Jika dia punya laptop, dia tidak perlu ke perpustakaan.)
Kenyataannya, dia sekarang tidak punya laptop, sehingga dia harus ke perpustakaan.
Semua bentuk ‘be’ menjadi “were” pada tipe ini.
- Type III (Past Unreal)
Digunakan untuk mengandaikan situasi yang terjadi di masa lampau.
“If they had had enough money, they would have bought the TV.” (Jika dulu mereka punya uang, pasti mereka beli TV itu.)
Kenyataannya, dulu mereka tidak punya uang yang cukup untuk membeli TV itu.
“If I had read the book, I would have known what they were talking about.” (Jika dulu saya membaca bukunya, saya pasti akan tahu apa yang mereka bicarakan.)
Kenyataannya, dulu saya tidak membaca bukunya.