Jumat, 15 Juni 2012

Narrative text of nine Grade of MTsN


                Mrs. Izzati           : Good morning. Can you tell me, how much this magazine is?
                Kiosk owner       : Good morning. It is four thousands rupiahs.
                Mrs. Izzati           : Do you know, is it good?
Kiosk owner       : I think so. Many people buy it.
Mrs. Izzati           : I’ll take one, please. And can you tell me how much how much      
                                      that newspaper  costs?
                Kiosk owner       : It’s 1,000 rupiahs.                                                            
                Mrs. Izzati           : Can you give me one, please.
                Kiosk owner       : Certainly. Is there anything else?
                Mrs. Izzati           : No, thank you. That is everything.
                Rizka                      : Can I help you?
                Farah                     : Yes, you can. Could you show me some handkerchiefs, please.
                Rizka                      : Yes, of course. Here you are.
                Farah                     : I think I will take these. Could you put them in a box and wrap the
                                                  box nicely, please.
                Rizka                      : Yes, certainly. What else?
                Farah                     : Well, on your way home, could you drop in at Dewi’s house and
                                                  give the box to her?
                Rizka                      : Certainly, with pleasure.
                Farah                     : Thank you very much.

                Andi                       : It’s hot in here, isn’t it?
                Budi                       : Yes, it is. I think it will help if we open a window.
                Andi                       : That’s right. Will you open  it, please?
                Budi                       : Yes, certainly.
                Andi                       : Well, it is less hot now.
                Budi                       : What about using the fan?
                Andi                       : That’s a good idea. It will be more comfortable here then. Would
                                                  you switch it on?
                Budi                       : All right. I’ll try.
                Andi                       : Does it work?
                Budi                       : No, it doesn’t. Could you help me?
                Andi                       : Here, let me do it. You see, it works now.
Choose one of the texts below, read them. Then retell it to your friends in front of the class.
One day a monkey wanted to cross a river. He saw a crocodile in the river, so he asked the crocodile to take him across the other side. The crocodile told the monkey to jump on its back. Then the crocodile swam down the river.
Now, the crocodile was very hungry, so when it was in the middle of the river, it stopped and said to the monkey, ”Monkey, my father is very sick. He must eat the heart of the monkey. Then he will be strong again.”
The monkey thought for a while. Then he told the crocodile to swim back to the river bank.
“What’s for?” asked the crocodile.
“Because I didn’t bring my heart with me,” said the monkey. “I left it under the tree, near some coconuts.”
So, the crocodile turned around and swam back to the bank of the river. As soon as they reached the river bank, the monkey jumped off the crocodile’s back and climbed up to the top of a tree.
“Where is your heart?” asked the crocodile.
“You are foolish,” the monkey said to the crocodile. “Now I am free and you have nothing.”
The monkey told the crocodile not to try to fool him again. The crocodile swam away, hungry.
Maura, who liked to be thought of as the most beautiful and powerful queen of Arabia, had many suitors. One by one she discarded them, until her list was reduced to just threes sheiks, all equally young and handsome, rich and strong. It was very hard to decide who would be the best of them.
One evening, Maura disguised herself and went to the camp of the three sheiks, as they were about to have dinner, and asked them for something to eat.
The first gave her some leftover food; the second gave her some unappetizing camel’s tail; the third sheik, who was called Hakim, offered her some of the most tender and tasty meat. After dinner, the disguised queen left the sheiks’ camp.
The following day the queen invited the three sheiks to dinner at her palace. She ordered her servants to give each one exactly what they had given her the evening before.
Hakim, who received a plate of delicious meat, refused to eat it if the other two could not share it with him, and this act finally convinced Queen Maura that he was the man for her.
“Without question, Hakim is the most generous of you,” she announced her choice to the sheiks, “So, it is Hakim I will marry.”


Sendang Sani

Once upon a time, Sunan Kalijaga planned to visit Sunan Muria in Pati, Central Java. He asked his friend, Ki Rangga, to go with him. Several servants also joined them to carry their luggages. And they began walking to Sunan Muria’s house. Of course there were no cars or trains, so they walked.

Several hours later, Ki Rangga felt tired.

“Are we still far from Sunan Muria’s house?” asked Ki Rangga to Sunan Kalijaga.

“We are already in Kadipaten Pati Pesantenan. We will arrive in Sunan Muria’s house shortly. Please be patient.” Sunan Kalijaga answered.

Ki Rangga was embarassed to be walking together with Sunan Kalijaga because Sunan Kalijaga did not look tired while Ki Rangga was very tired and thirsty.

Finally Sunan Kalijaga asked Ki Rangga to take a rest under a big tree. It was time for Zuhur pray. But there was no water around them to clean up or wudu. Ki Rangga was confused. He said,

“I don’t see any water nearby. Where should we take wudu?” Sunan Kalijaga only smiled and said,

“We should pray to Allah SWT for water. Now you must guard this big tree, Ki Rangga. It might bring water to us. But remember, everything happens because of Allah SWT.

Don’t act alone. You must inform me when water comes out. I will be behind that hill.”  Ki Rangga promised Sunan Kalijaga to inform him when water came out. So Sunan Kalijaga went behind the hill and Ki Rangga with his servants sat under the big tree. They quickly fell asleep.

Suddenly water came out from the big tree. Ki Rangga and his servants became wet. They woke up. They were very happy to see the water because they were very tired and thirsty. They drank and played in the water. Ki Rangga forgot Sunan Kalijaga’s message to inform Sunan Kalijaga when water came out. Behind the hill, Sunan Kalijaga was worried. So he went to the big tree. He was surprised to see Ki Rangga and his servants were playing in the water.

“You forgot my message to inform me when water comes out. Instead, you are playing in the water like a turtle,” said Sunan Kalijaga, softly. A miracle happened. Ki Rangga and his servants turned into turtles. Ki Rangga was sad. They changed into turtles because they did not keep his promise. The water formed a pond. It is now called Sendang Sani, in Pati, Central Java. Many people still visit Sendang Sani now.


Answer the questions based on the text.

1.       Who did Sunan Kalijaga want to visit to?

2.       Where was the back ground of the story?

3.       On the way to Sunan Muria’s house, what happened with Ki Rangga? What did he think of?

4.       What did Sunan Kalijaga do to get any water?

5.       What should Ki Rangga do while Sunan Kalijaga prayed to Allah for water?

6.       Were they successful to get water? What happened next?

7.         You forgot my message to inform me when….”  What does the word You in the sentence refer to?

8.       What do you think about the distance, from Sunan Kalijaga’s house to Sunan Muria’s, is it near or far? Give reason for your answer.

9.       These are the meanings of the underlined-words from the text. Match them :

a.     Feeling of shy or ashamed about something.

b.    Saying to someone that he would definitely do it.

c.     It happens not long after or before

d.    Someone who is employed to work at another person's home.

e.    Standing near the person or object in order to watch and protect them.

f.      It is a piece of information or a request sending to someone.

10.   State TRUE or FALSE for these statements :

a.       Sunan Kalijaga was a super powerful man.

b.      Ki Rangga was an obedient person.

c.       Sunan Muria was Sunan Kalijaga’s friend.

d.      Ki Rangga and his friends enjoyed playing water with turtles in Sendang Sani.

e.      Sunan Kalijaga built Sendang Sani with Ki Rangga and his servants.

f.        Actually, Ki Rangga liked to break the promise.


Dewi Luing Indung Bunga

          PEOPLE in Kampung Datar, South Kalimantan, suffered. There has been disaster. Long drought has made them lack of water. Many people were ill. Children were crying because they were very hungry. Their parents could not work because of weakness. They had not eaten much.
          The head of the village, Datu Beritu Taun, asked all the villagers to have a meeting. He wanted to discuss how to find the solutions of the problem. He knew God was angry with them. They had wasted all the blessing from God. Yes, previously their village was fertile. Water was easy to find. Their life was prosperous. It all changed when the villagers cut down the trees recklessly in the jungle. After all the big trees were cut down, their village was flooded. It was very terrible.
          After that, long drought attacked their village.
          “My fellow villagers, let’s find solutions for this disaster. We need a lot of water. Do you have any ideas?” asked Datu Beritu Taun, the head of the village, during the meeting.
          “I think we have to dig to find well, Sir,” said one villager.
          “But we are too weak to work,” said another villager.
          “Well, if we don’t do anything, more people are going to die. I think we have to dig deeper to find the source of water,” said another villager.
          “I agree. Now I want all the strong men to dig the land. We have to find water!” said Datu Beritu Taun.
          Without waiting any longer, all strong men were busy digging. One of them was Antun Kumara Sukma. He was Datu Beritu Taun’s oldest son. Antun had a sister. Her name was Dewi Luing Indung Bunga. Days and nights the villagers were digging.
          In one night, Datu Beritu Taun had a dream while he was sleeping. In his dream, he heard that the village could be prosperous again if a girl was willing to be sacrificed. The girl had to be kind hearted and obedient to her parents.  
          When he woke up, Datu Beritu Taun told the men about his dream. He asked them to find a girl who was willing to be sacrificed. The villagers waited and waited… Sadly, no girl wanted to be sacrificed. Dewi Luing Indung Bunga was a very kind girl.
She knew she had to be sacrificed. She then told his father about it.
          “Father, mother… I want this disaster to end. I want our people to be happy again. If there is no girl to be sacrificed, let me sacrifice myself,” said Dewi Luing Indung Bunga.
Though they were very sad, but the family let Dewi to sacrifice herself. All the villagers gathered in a big field. Dewi Luing Indung Bunga was standing in the middle. Suddenly, she fell down. She died. Not long after that, rain fell down heavily.   All the villagers were thankful to God. They would never forget Dewi’s sacrifice to them.
Since then the villagers were very careful to the forests. They did not want to cut down the trees recklessly.

Answer the questions based on the text.

1.       What happened with the people in in Kampung Datar, South Kalimantan?

2.       Why did it happen?

3.       What did head of the village ask to the people on the meeting?

  1. What effects are of the disaster?
  2. How was their village before?
  3. What idea was of a villager? What was problem to do that?
  4. Did Datu Beritu Taun agree? What did he say?
  5. Who was Dewi Luing Indung Bunga?
  6. What happened with Datu Beritu Taun in one night?
  7. In his dream what should they do to get their village prosperous again?
  8. Was that difficult to do? At last, who was ready to be sacrificed?
  9. How were her parents?
  10. What did Dewi Luing do when all the villagers gathered in a big field?
  11. What happened at last?

15.   Find out synonyms (=) or antonyms (><) for the words below:

a.       Suffered

b.      Drought

c.       Hungry

d.      Discuss

e.      Previously

f.        Source

g.       Prosperous

h.      Obedient

i.         To end

j.        Fell down

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Mouse Deer and Tiger


          Long Time ago in a jungle of Java, tiger was wandering around for food. He hadn't been eating for days. He was really hungry! While he was approaching a small lake, he saw Mouse Deer drinking. The tiger want to eat him.
Tiger smiled, "Hmmm yummy, finally I get my lunch!"
Tiger slowly ducked, crawled, and held his breath. And then..."Gotcha!" said Tiger. He caught Mouse Deer and bit his leg. Mouse Deer was trembling. He was really shocked. But he tried to be calm. He was thinking of a plan to escape from Tiger. He looked around and suddenly he had an idea!

He said, "Hey Tiger, I know you are hungry and want to eat me. But the king will angry if he knows you eat me now."
"Why? The king knows that I eat meat. I eat animals like you! Said Tiger.
Mouse Deer explained, "I guard king's cake. It's very delicious. Only the king and his family eat it. "Mouse Deer pointed at one big, black lump near the lake. It did not look delicious at all. But Tiger was curious.
"Don't be fooled by its appearance. Its taste is very delicious. That's why it meant for kings. And you won't get hungry for a month after you eat it. I tasted it once, "said Mouse Deer.

Tiger's mouth watered. "Can I taste it?"
"Of course you cannot. The king will punish me like he did when I tasted it last time. He would kill me if something happened to the cake again!"
“Well...it's all up to you. I eat you or I eat the cake. The choice is yours."
"Well, then. You don't give me much choice, Tiger. You can have the cake. But first, let me run away as far as I can. By the way, the king won't be able to get me."
"All right...Now, go!" He was really hungry. He could not wait any longer to eat king's cake.
Mouse Deer took a safe distance away from Tiger. But he still could watch him, as Tiger eagerly took the peace of the 'cake'.
Phooey, it's no cake! It's...it's buffalo's dung! I'll get you, Mouse Deer! You! Watch it!"
But Mouse Deer was already far away. He laughed aloud. Mouse Deer was safe for now. But Next Time, he might meet face to face with Tiger again.

Answer the questions based on the text.

1.       When did the tiger meet Mouse Deer?

2.       How was he when met Mouse Deer?

3.       What did tiger do then, and what about Mouse Deer ?

4.       What was Mouse Deer’s idea to escape from tiger?

5.       Did Mouse Deer success in tricking tiger? What did he say to tiger?

6.       What did Mouse Deer say to tiger when he escaped?

7.       Find out synonyms (=) or antonyms (><) for the words below:

a.       Hungry

b.      Trembling

c.       Delicious

d.      be fooled

e.      escape

f.        choice

g.       curious

h.      safe

i.         distance

j.        punish

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Answer questions in column “A” by choosing from column “B”. Then, complete the following text.

Who were neighbors?
Who was a good shot?
Could a bear shot?
How was the bear’s temper?
A rabbit.
He was very unkind.
No, he couldn’t.
A rabbit and a bear.

What did a bear ask to a rabbit every morning?
What did a rabbit do for the bear?
How much meat did a bear bring home?
How much meat could  a rabbit eat after butchering?

He shot enough buffalo to satisfy the bear’s family          All meat, no left.
He asked the rabbit to take his bow and arrows and come with the bear.                          Nothing.

How many children did a bear have?
Which one was very kind?
What did his/her mother give?
Whom was the extra large piece of meat for?
She always gave him an extra large piece of meat.                 For a poor rabbit.
Five children
The youngest one.

        Once upon a time there lived as neighbors, a bear and a …(1)…. The rabbit was a good …(2)…and the bear, being very clumsy, could not use an arrow to a good advantage.
        The bear was very …(3)…to the rabbit. Every morning, the bear would call over to the rabbit and ask the rabbit to take his bow and …(4)… and come with the bear to the other side of the hill.
        The rabbit, fearing to arouse the bear’s anger by refusing, consented and went with the …(5)…. The …(6)… shot enough buffalo to …(7)… the bear’s family. Indeed, he shot and killed so many that there was lots of …(8)… left after the bear and his family had loaded themselves and packed all they could carry home.
        However, the bear was so …(9)… and evil that he didn’t allow the …(10)… to get any of the meat. The poor rabbit could not even taste the blood from the …(11)…, as the bear would throw earth on the blood and dry it up. The poor rabbit would have to go home …(12)… after his hard day’s work.

        The bear was the father of …(13)…. The …(14)…was very kind to the rabbit. Knowing that the youngest boy was a very hearty eater, the …(15)… bear always gave him an …(16)… of meat. Instead of eating this extra meat, the youngest bear would take the meat outside and pretend to play ball with it, kicking it toward the rabbit's house, and when he got close to the door he would give the meat such a great kick that it would fly into the …(17)… house. In this way the poor rabbit would get his meal unknown to the …(18)…bear.


One day a crow was very tired and thirsty

He looked every-where for some water to drink, but he couldn’t find any. At last he found an old jar in which there was a little water. The jar was so tall and water was so low that he could not reach it with his short bill.
Problem solving (complication)

He thought for a while. Then he flew away to pick up some stones. He dropped the stones into the jar one after another, and the water came up higher and higher. At last the crow was able to drink as much as he liked.

  1. What did the crow look for?
2.       Could he find any water at first?
  1. Where did he find some water ate last?
  2. Was the jar full of water?
  3. How could he drink the water at last?
  4. What makes the text a narrative?
  5. What verbs does the writer use?
  6. What words and phrases show chronological order?

Read the short information below then complete the text creatively.
  1. There was a couple with no children lived in Japan.
  2. They prayed to god for giving them a child.
  3. The man got peach which there was a baby inside.
  4. They were so happy and named it Momotaro meant ‘peach boy’.
  5. In his adult, he was going to fight the pirates who lived in an island with food and sword with him.
  6. On his way, he met an eagle with the same direction.
  7. Finally, the pirates were defeated.

Once upon a time, there lived in …(1)… a peasant and his wife. They were sad couple because they had …(2)…. They kept …(3)…to their god pleading to give them a ….(4)…..
While cutting wood by a stream one day, the man saw a large …(5)… floating on the …(6)…. He ran to pick it up. …(7)… was excited because she had never seen such a large peach before. They were about to cut the peach when they …(8)… a voice from inside.
The …(9)… were surprised to do anything. The peach then …(10)… open, and there was a beautiful baby …(11)…. The couple were very happy, of course. They …(12)… the baby Momotaro, which meant ‘…(13)…’.
Momotaro grew up to be clever, courage young man. His …(14)… loved him very much.
…(15)…, Momotaro told his parents that he was going to fight the …(16)… who always attacked their village. These pirates lived on an island a few kilometers away. Momotaro’s mother packed his food, and his father gave him a …(17)…. Having blessed Momotaro, they sent him off on his journey.
Sailing on his boat, Momotaro met an …(18)… going in the same direction. They became good friends; soon, both of them arrived on the island of the pirates.
Momotaro drew out the sacred sword his father had given him and began to …(19)… the pirates. The eagle flew over the thieves’ heads, pecking at their eyes. Finally, the pirates were defeated.
Momotaro brought home all the goods that pirates had stolen. His parents were proud of him, and they were overjoyed at his …(20)… and save return.

Read the short information below then complete the text innovatively.
  1. There were three fish lived all the time in a pond.
  2. The fishermen knew the pond and would back the next day to catch them with nets.
  3. The eldest and the second fish family planned to leave the pond.
  4. The youngest fish didn’t want leaving pond.
  5. The fishermen could catch it with its family.

Once, …(1)…lived in a…(2)…. One evening, some …(3)…passed by the pond and saw the fish. ‘This pond is full of…(4)…, they told each other excitedly. ‘we have never fished here…(5)…. We must come back …(6)…morning with our …(7)…and catch these fish!’ So saying, the fishermen left.
When the …(8)…of the three fish heard this, he was troubled. He called the other fish together and said, ‘Did you hear what the …(9)…said? W must …(10)…this pond at once. The fishermen will …(11)…tomorrow and …(12)…us all!’ The second of the three fish…(13)…. ‘You are right’, he said. ‘We must …(14)…the pond.’
But the …(15)…fish laughed. ‘You are worrying …(16)…reason’, he said. ‘We have …(17)…in this pond all our lives, and no …(18)…has ever come here. Why should these men return? I am not going…(19)…– my luck will …(20)…me safe’.
The eldest of the fish left the pond that very evening with his entire …(21)…. The second fish saw the …(22)… coming in the distance early next morning and left the pond at once with all his family. The …(23)… fish refused to leave even then.
The fishermen arrived and …(24)… all the fish left in the pond. The third fish’s luck did not help him – he was caught and …(25)….

Arrange and identify the structure of the text below.
Lomelo told his strategy in beating the enemy, that was burning the sea when the enemies came. The villagers were asked to pour plenty of coconut oil in the sea and then shot the pirates with fire arrows.


One day, Tobelo men came again to Tanjung. They wanted to ask for valuable things. They told everybody  that they would attack Tanjung soon. The chief of Tanjung wanted to have a meeting with them. He and his staff received the pirates in peace because they didn’t want any war.
A long time ago, there was a place in Central Celebes named Tanjung. There lived a boy who was an orphan. A fisherman took care of him and named him Lomelo. He had a favorite game, a war game. He always became the general in his game.
Eventhough Lomelo was just a kid or young boy, he had an ability to win the war. So, don’t underestimate someone although he is just a young man.
The Legend from Central Celebes.
On the day of battle, the enemies came. Lomelo and the villagers were ready. When the enemies got closer, Lomelo commanded the army  to fly their fire arrow. The sea became red by fire. The ships and pirates were burning too.
The villagers were so panic. Some villagers went off to the forest as refugees and the other ones prepared some weapons such as bows, arrows, and swords. When the people were busy with their preparation, Lomelo offered himself to be the leader of Tanjung’s army.
The  pirates asked the villagers to tribute to them. Suddenly, Lomelo appeared between them and said,”I know I’m too young to attend this meeting, but I’m a Tanjung person. I can make a rope by dust,” then he did the same thing as the pirates did. Being angry, the pirates threatened the villagers that they would attack Tanjung in three days.
For a long time, the pirates from Tobelo or Siau exploited Tanjung. The Tobelo men usually asked for money, gold, and food from Tanjung villagers. If Tanjung’s people refused, they would attack the village.
Finally, the chief of  village honored Lomelo as the Tanjung’s hero. He was given the position as Commander of real Army of Tanjung.
The leader of  the pirates said that the villagers would be free from their attack if they could make a rope by dust. The village chief thought  it was impossible to do. He asked the pirate  to do it. The pirates then hid  in the cabin and burnt a weave material clothes like a rope on the tray. Then they showed it to the audience

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Correct the underlined words into acceptable forms. Then make notes and conclusion about them.



A Folktale from Central Java


Suta is a servant in a kingdom in Central Java. His duty is to look after the King's horses. Suta likes to take a walk after doing his chores.

One day, when Suta is walking near a lake, he hears a woman screaming. So, Suta hurries to find the source of the scream. Finally, he arrives near a big tree. He sees the king's daughter screaming. Above her, there is a giant snake about a strike.
Suta is afraid, but he is worried about the princess. So he takes a big stick and hits the snake on its head. The snake hisses in pain and finally dies.

"Thank you, Suta. You've saved my life," says the princess.

"No needed for that princess. It is my duty as your father's servant to help you."
Since that day, Suta and the princess become good friends. They even fall in love with each other. So, the princess tells Suta to go to her father and asks his permission to marry her.
The king is furious to hear about their plans.

"Suta is just a servant while you are my daughter, the princess. It is unacceptable for you to marry a servant."

The princess is sad to hear her father's answer, especially after her father throws Suta in jail for having the nerve to ask her to marry him. In jail, Suta is not given anything to eat or drink. Hearing that, the princess makes a plan to break her lover out of jail. They succeed and they run far away. They have a rest near the river. There, they get married and start a family.

The place where Suta and the princess raise their family is called Baturraden. “Batur” means servant while “raden” means noble. Nowadays, Baturaden is very interesting tourism spot. It's located at the foothill of Mount Slamet in Purwokerto, Central Java.




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