Hari ini saya tuliskan sebuah cerita yang berisikan kalimat-kalimat simple present tense.
THE STOLEN TRUCK
A truck drives into a petrol station. The driver gets out and speaks to the attendant.
The driver walks across to the coffee shop. A man walks into the petrol station. He looks at the truck.
The man walks over to the coffee shop. He sits down at the driver’s table. He buys him a drink.
The driver gives the man a ride in his truck. They are soon in the country and they see a farmer. Later the man takes out a gun.
The driver gets out and the man drives the truck away. The driver takes out his knife and throws it at the petrol pipe.
The truck has stopped. The thief cannot make it go again. The police arrive.
(Source : Reading with understanding 1, by J.B Heaton K.Methold)
Setelah membaca cerita di atas, Anda perhatikan lagi penggunaan subject dan verbsnya, mana yang perlu ditambahkan S dan mana yang tidak. Oh ya, kalau ingin punya contoh cerita yang lain, Anda bisa ambil di halaman download. Nah, untuk latihan, akan saya tulis 5 pertanyaan untuk dijawab.
1. Why does the truck driver stop at the petrol station?
2. Where does the man meet the driver?
3. What does the man do in the coffee shop?
4. Who gives a man a ride?
5. Why has the truck stopped?
Silahkan dijawab, ya? Thank you and see you….