Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Novi Setiowati ( 2201409126 ) Group 1

Title : The Three Snakes-Leaves
Publisher : www.halloenglish.web.id
Date published : October 28th, 2009
Date begun : Juli 6th, 2010
Date Finished : July 6th, 2010
Number of paragraphs :8 paragraphs
Level of Difficulty : Difficult enough

What I like most about this story :

I like the young King's faithfullness to his wife so that he wanted to be burried with her when she died. Even, he still saved the dead body of his wife from the snakes which were thought will touch it, although finally he knew that that snake had three leaves which could make his wife live again.

On the other hand, the young King is a kind and brave man. He fought the enemies alone and win. therefore, the King made him as the first in his kingdom and gave his daughter for him to be married. After that, he didn't forget with his father whom was poor.

What I like least about the story :

The unfaithfullness of the young King's wife. She forgot all the young King had done for her. Even, she not onli betrayed him, but also killed him.

In other side, the words which are used in this stories are difficult enough to be understood. I have to read this story more than once to understand the content of this story.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Dwi Iswahyuni (2201409028) /Group 4

Title : Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Author : Dr. A. Zahoor and Dr. Z. Haq

Publisher : http://www.islamicity.com/culture/taj/default.htm

Year published : 1997

Number of pages/ paragraphs : 1 page, 4 paragraphs

TYpe of article : Nonfiction

Level of difficulty for me : OK

What did you like most about this article?

The thing I liked most about this article was the clear explanation about the beauty of Taj Mahal. This article described and explained about Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal was constructed over a period of twenty-two years, employing twenty thousand workers. The construction documents showed that its master architect was Ustad ‘Isa, the renowned Islamic architect of his time. The documents contained names of those employed and the inventory of construction materials and their origin. Expert craftsmen from Delhi, Qannauj, Lahore, and Multan were employed. In addition, many renowned Muslim craftsmen from Baghdad, Shiraz and Bukhara worked on many specialized tasks. It goes without saying that Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world, and some Western historians have noted that its architectural beauty has never been surpassed. The Taj was the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India. Taj Mahal was built entirely of white marble. Its stunning architectural beauty is beyond adequate description, particularly at dawn and sunset. The Taj seems to glow in the light of the full moon. On a foggy morning, the visitors experience the Taj as if suspended when viewed from across the Jamuna river.

What did you like least about this article?

The thing I liked least about this article was the writer’s way to describe Taj Mahal. It used communicative language so that I could understand the contents well. It was also completed with picture so that I was interested to read it and of course it didn’t make me (or the readers) felt bored.

Group 8

Rini Dwijayanti (2201409040)

Title : Big Bang

Author : D.Blake, C. Hutchinson, C.Jeremy, Dudley- Evans, GAF Seber

Publisher : Encharta Electronic Encyclopedia

Year Published : 2009

Type of book : Nonfiction

Level of difficulty for me : OK

What did you like most about the article ?

The article tells about many theories from any scientists to describe how the universe behaves. That was very interesting to read and I could get many knowledge about spaces, galaxies, and its contain. Many new technical terms I found in the article, such as big bang theory and its explanation that developed by Albert Einstein, black hole, and also many scientists and their theories that I never heard before. Scientically the article described how the universe got started based on Big Bang theory. How amazing it was. Most scientists think that universe began about 14 billion years ago with a kind of explosion and they call it as big bang.

What did you like least about the article?

Besides mentions some theories, scientists, and description about how the universe got started, this article also adds some pictures about spaces. The writer tries to make sure the reader connected with the explanation. That could help the reader to understand the explanation from the writer.