That or ded, this or dis? 11/01/2009
One day, I studied English with Mrs. Crowley, Australian, my English teacher. There are six person who studied English with her. There are pak ferry, me, sova, bu diah, bu yuli, bu widyowati.
“Okay, let’s see the newspaper, do you understand about the theme we discuss today, from the first paragraph until third paragraph? Any question?” Bu Crowley said.
“sovi, do you understand?” Bu Crowley asked
“ No, ma’am. Sovi replied.
“melani (she always call me melani), what about you?which country do you want to go?”
“ I really want to go to France, Australia,Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia, ma’am. I said.
“wow, so many country, why do you want to go to Australia?. You know, I live in Canberra, Australia. If you go there you can visit me, she said.
aris suharyanto: “ I said, why I want to go to Australia? Because Australia is very beautiful country and I wanna touch and look at kangaroo.is the kangaroo’s Australia very famous,right? I said.
“that’s right, I love too. And any question, pak ferry, bu diah, bu yuli, bu widyowati?” Mrs Crowley asked.
“Bu, I don’t understand about the word of the first paragraph,” bu yuli asked
“which one?” bu Crowley asked
“that ma’am, this ma’am (bu yuli spell the word of “that, and that” with java language, java mother tongue).bu yuli said.
What? Ded? Dis?oh no no, you wrong spell the word of that and this, bu yuli.
aris suharyanto: Let’s see my tongue when I spell the word of that and this, that (dze:t) not ded, this (dzi) not dis.
Bu yuli smile and said, im sorry ma’am my English so bad and I little understand about English and iam from java so my language is so weird.
That’s ok, bu Crowley smiles and another participants also smile and laugh loudly back at her.
(thanks bu dorothly Crowley for teaching me English, you are my best friend and mother, I hope if you go to Jakarta again, so we can meet anymore,I miss you, may god bless you in Australia).