Wahyu

Recently graduated from University of Sydney, Australia
IELTS 7.5

Language acquisition can be a boring process, but song and music can make it much more fun, yet efficient. During my initial phase in learning English, I enrich my vocabulary, understand grammar, improve pronunciation and have the courage to speak up, when I sing. Of course, people have different hobbies, and I’d surely like to understand what you would like to do to help you improve your English. Movies or games can also have the same effect, depends on what you like to do during spare times. I could say that song and movies had helped me reaching my longtime childhood dream, studying abroad. Yes, I scored IELTS 7.5 which is a requirement to get admitted to Sydney University, (equal to 610 in TOEFL) through songs, movies and games. Commitment is a must, but when you know how to make it fun, learning English could always be something you’re waiting for in your days.

5 Grammar QAs

  1. Who, whom and whose: what’s the difference? How do we use these?

The word ‘who’ refers to an adverb explaining an unknown person or the one being investigated. A question with ‘who’ can be answered with pronouns, such as I, you, we, they, he, she, it, because it is a question about a subject.

Example:         Who is standing by the door?

My father (he) is standing by the door.

The word ‘whom’ is an adverb explaining an unknown object or the one being investigated.  It can be answered with an object form of a pronoun, such as him, her, them, us, me, it, you.

Example:         Whom are you talking to?

I’m talking to (him/her) my imaginary friend.

‘Whose’ can be used to investigate or explain possession. When used as a question, the word ‘whose’ should be followed with an object that the owner is unknown/being investigated.

Example:         Whose cat is that running around our yard?

It’s my grandmother’s (her) cat.

  1. How to differentiate the word ‘like’ which means ‘similar to/the same as’ and ‘like’ that refers to preferences?

The word ‘like’ which means ‘similar to/the same as’ works as preposition, adverb, noun, conjunction and adjective, but not as a verb. Therefore, the rule should follow the usage of these types of word in each form. On the other hand, the word ‘like’ that means ‘agreeable,’ is a verb and become noun only by gerund. The usage should follow rules abiding verb.

  1. When do we use additional suffix -s/-es in a sentence or a word?

Suffix -s/-es should only be used for:

  1. Creating a plural word. You can turn a single word into plural by incorporating suffix -s or -es into the word. Most single words can be changed into plural by adding -s, while suffix -es should only be used for changing single word that ends with -s, -sh, -ch, -x, or -z. For example: chair > chairs, story > stories, church > churches, etc. It important to note, however, that there are several irregularities such as: man > men, child > children, woman > women, etc.
  2. Explaining things that are constantly occurring, or a regular activity, or natural law widely accepted as it is, the suffix -s/-es should be added when the pronouns are he, she, or it. For example: he works in a coffeeshop, my mother asks me to clean the sink.
  3. It’s or its?

‘It’s’ is a short version of ‘it is,’ that people often mistaken as its. ‘It is’ is a combination of subject and modalities/auxiliary verb, while ‘its’ is a possessive form that should be followed by a noun. For example: ‘it’s a table’ has the same meaning as ‘it is a table’

The city lost its mayor in a car accident. The word ‘its’ explains that the mayor belongs to the city.

  1. Do you call a company ‘they’ or ‘it’?

Company is one single entity comprises of many people. Although it consists of many people, but the appropriate pronoun to replace ‘company’ is ‘it’ because it is a single entity.

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5 thoughts on “Wahyu

  • Kelas Trial bersama Mr. Arif ngajarnya rame, penjelasannya juga oke mudah dimengerti, engga bosen. Jd lebih semangat buat belajar lagiii.. Thank You Mr. Arif… You are the besttttt

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  • Perhatian, fleksibilitas, motivasi, kesabaran dan kepekaan merupakan pengalaman yang saya rasakan dengan Mr. Arif. Saya tidak menyangka bisa melewati 20 sesi dan hampir setiap pagi belajar bersama seorang guru Bahasa Inggris, jika guru tersebut tidak sesabar Mr. Arif hehehe….

    Seorang guru tidak saja harus smart dan menguasai bidangnya, tetapi dengan Mr. Arif ia mencoba memahami psikologis siswanya. Ia smart, gak bikin tegang, gak cuek dan berusaha membuat saya enjoy. Ia menjelaskan dengan baik grammar dan berbagai materi Bahasa Inggris baik lewat teks dan conversation langsung dengan penyampaian bahasa yang mudah dipahami.

    Dia punya kepekaan dan tidak segan menanyakan kembali bila saya kurang memahami. Setelah mendapatkan teori yang saya pahami, ia selanjutnya memberikan saya tugas agar praktik langsung seperti verb dan no verb, adjective, tenses, active and passive sentence, pronoun dan yang paling saya suka adalah tugas mentranslate lagu kesukaan The Beatles dan Pink Ployd hehehe….

    Ia juga seringkali mendiskusikan hal-hal yang saya sukai di bidang seni, hal-hal yang filosofis atau meminta pendapat hal-hal yang berhubungan dengan isu sosial politik dan sesi terakhir kami mendiskusikan tentang pendidikan.

    Metode belajar dengan fleksibel ini yang saya sukai dari Mr. Arif. Tidak hanya fleksibel untuk memahami psikologis atas potensi, kemampuan dan kekurangan siswanya tapi juga fleksibilitas waktu dan emosi siswanya.

    Cara pembelajaran yang fleksibel ini yang menarik diterapkan oleh BEC dan Mr. Arif di era serba sok sibuk saat ini, sebab dalam dunia pendidikan seorang siswa adalah subjek bukan objek pendidikan dan peternak nilai. Di BEC bersama Mr. Arif, saya tidak dituntut untuk mendapatkan nilai namun lebih mendapatkan kesadaran untuk belajar bahwa Bahasa inggris itu tidak menyeramkan tapi menyenangkan bila berangkat dari hal-hal yang kita sukai. Dengan pengalaman belajar bersamanya, bagi saya Mr. Arif tidak hanya sebagai guru namun teman belajar dan teman sharing yang menyenangkan, selain dia menjadikan kemampuan Bahasa Inggris saya lebih baik dan lebih percaya diri untuk mengemukakan ide-ide dalam kehidupan dan kepala saya dengan Bahasa Inggris. At least, you will learn something every day if you have attention and great teacher. Thank you Mr. Arif and BEC.

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  • Keren.. bgt kelas bareng sama mas Arif, ngajarnya seru, komunikatif….dan kl ngasih contoh atau kita diminta membuat contoh biasanya seputar pekerjaan dan kehidupan sehari2 jadi ga terlalu susah mau buatnya dalam bahasa Inggris..
    Pokoknya seru dan semangat lagi lah belajarnya… Biar bisa kayak mas Arif nya dapet IELTS 7.5 hahaha

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  • kelas trial nya cukup menyenangkan dan mudah di pahami karna materinya sesuai dengan kegiatan atau hobi yang saya sukai.

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  • Kelas trial bersama Arif Wahyu sangat menyenangkan. Materi yang diberikan dihubungkan dengan pekerjaan atau apa yang dekat dengan siswanya sehingga lebih mudah dimengerti. Selain itu, setiap ada kalimat atau kata yang salah akan dikoreksi dan dijelaskan dengan baik. Proses belajar-mengajar juga menyenangkan dan tidak membosankan karena dibuat seperti mengobrol santai. Very recommended.

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