06 August 2008


1.DON'T PANIC! Everything you need to answer the questions is there for you.


Step 1:Read the first sentence of each paragraph and the last sentence of the selection: Getting an outline.

Step 2: Track the development: Ask yourself about the organization of the selection; ask yourself why the author is doing each important thing in the selection.

Step 3: Read through details: Don't try to memorize details, try to understand what point is being made; but more important, make sure that you understand the function of the detail in the structure of the selection.

Step 4: Summarize the development: After you've finished reading and before you go to the first question, pause to summarize in your mind the development of the selection and the author's main point.

Imam's Horse

An Imam was selling his horse in the market. An interested buyer came to him and requested if he could get a test ride. The Imam told the man that this horse is unique. In order to make it walk, you'll have to say Subhanallah. To make it run, you'll have to say Alhamdulillah, and to make it stop, you'll have to say Allahu Akbar.

The man sat on the horse and said Subhanallah. The horse started to walk. Then he said Alhamdulillah, and it started to run. He kept saying Alhamdulillah, and the horse started running faster, and faster.

All of a sudden the man noticed that the horse is running towards the edge of the hill that he was riding on. Being overly fearful, he forgot how to stop the horse. He kept saying all these words out of confusion. When the horse was just near the edge, he remembered, and said it loud "ALLAHU AKBAR".

The horse stopped just one step away from the edge. The man took a deep breath, looked up towards the sky, and said "Alhamdulillah..."

The Greek Way of Doing Business

The Greek way of doing business

Costa (father): ‘I want you to marry a girl of my choice.’

Son: ‘I will choose my own bride!!!’

Costa: ‘But the girl is Bill Gate’s daughter..’

Son: ‘Well, in that case… ok’

Next Costa approaches Bill Gates.

Costa: ‘I have a husband for your daughter….’

Bill Gates: ‘But my daughter is too young to marry!!!!!’

Costa: ‘But this young man is a vice-president of the World Bank.’

Bill Gates: ‘Ah, in that case… ok’

Finally Costa goes to see the president of the World Bank.

Costa: ‘I have a young man to be recommended as a vice-president.’

President: ‘But I already have more vice- presidents than I need!’

Costa: ‘But this young man is Bill Gate’s son-in-law.’

President: ‘Ah, in that case… ok’

And that my friend is how Greeks do business

Learning English: MODALS

MODAL: can, could, may, might, must, be able to, has/have/had
Formula: subject + modals + main verb

Can talk about possibility and ability, to make requests

Could talk about Past Possibility or Ability, to make requests

Be able to talk about ability Notice that be able to is possible in all tenses

May is Possibility, necessity

Must is a modal auxiliary verb.
Have to is NOT an auxiliary verb (it uses the verb have as a main verb).

Have to (objective obligation) We often use have to to say that something is obligatory. In general, have to expresses impersonal obligation. The subject of have to is obliged or forced to act by a separate, external power (for example, the Law or school rules). Have to is objective.

Must (subjective obligation) We often use must to say that something is essential or necessary In general, must expresses personal obligation. Must expresses what the speaker thinks is necessary. Must is subjective. In each of the above cases, the "obligation" is the opinion or idea of the person speaking. In fact, it is not a real obligation. It is not imposed from outside. We cannot use must to talk about the past. We use have to to talk about the past

Must not/Mustn't (prohibition) We use must not to say that something is not permitted or allowed, Must not expresses prohibition - something that is not permitted, not allowed. The prohibition can be subjective (the speaker's opinion) or objective (a real law or rule). We can use must not to talk about the present or the future:
We cannot use must not to talk about the past.

All applicants must take an entrance exam
We have to obey the law

05 August 2008

MP3 File Hunting di Multiply

1. Sign up for Multiply.com's account.
2. Open Google
3. Type this query
?inurl:multiply.com/music? [artist] [title]
Ubah [artist] dengan nama artis/band/penyanyi yg Anda cari
Ubah [title] dengan judul lagu yg Anda cari.
?inurl:multiply.com/music? gigi
?inurl:multiply.com/music? celine dion
?inurl:multiply.com/music? "ada band" "haruskah ku mati"
4. Pilih salah satu dari hasil pencarian atau copy alamat url di halaman browser baru. Setelah masuk halaman Multiply, silahkan Sign in dengan user name dan password anda. Bila sudah terbuka halaman lokasi file yang dicari, klik download atau Klik Kanan dan pilih Save As untuk menyimpan MP3 lagu tersebut.
5. Good luck!