Assalamualaikum warahamtullahiwabarokatuh. Good morning, everyone. Today we are going to talk about hometown.
Before we begin, I’d like to ask you some questions.
You can refer to the sample answer by watching the following video.
Without looking at the video script, please complete some missing words.
I prefer to live in a big city. There is so much access to good _________ as we can have a list of various schools or universities to select from before deciding which one is suitable for us. A big city also offers better opportunity to get a better _________ than in the suburb. The facilities and infrastructures such as the roads, _________, hospitals, office buildings, public parks, museums, and so on are also excellent.
My hometown is Jakarta. It is _________ in Java Island.
Because it is the capital city of Indonesia, it becomes the centre of government, education, and _________.
Here are the vocabulary and expressions that you can use to talk about hometown and its culture.
Please complete the blanks. Do you have the same answers with a classmate next to you? Compare your answers with your partner and then watch the video to confirm by watching the following video:
2. ___________ people to use public transport can solve the problem.
3. The people are hospitable and ___________ hearted, so they are normally willing to help when they see others in need
4. I am glad that there are enough public gardens that make our town naturally beautiful. Most of the public gardens ___________ us a great experience.
5. Jakarta is one of the world’s most populous city in the world with more than 10 million population ___________ to 2020’s statistics.
6. Jakarta ranks first among the Indonesian provinces in human ___________ index because it not only offers business opportunities, but also a potentially higher ___________ of living than most provinces in Indonesia.
7. The traffic jam and flood have gradually decreased through well-organized city management and rapid ___________.
Interview a friend with the following questions:
After finishing your interview, watch the sample interview and complete the missing blanks without looking at the video script. However, you may read some parts of the video script only when you find difficulties:
My hometown, Bogor has a lot of modern indoor facilities offering football, basketball, table tennis, swimming, golf, etc. There are some facilities that are freely ____________, but some of them require the users to rent a place to play sports. An exclusive sport, such as golf is normally too ____________for most ordinary people. However, in general, most facilities in my hometown are well maintained, even the ones that are available for ____________without paying anything.
I love the nature, so I often go to the Botanical ____________. There, I can relax under big trees or accompany my little son to the ____________. Although there’re often a lot of travellers during peak hours, we can always find our own quiet place to breathe fresh air, which helps us feel close to the ____________.
Traffic jam is my main concern. I guess, this is because people are getting ____________than before. Consequently, ____________people can afford to buy new cars. I think that’s really a problem. They don’t only cause traffic jams but also pollution. Encouraging people to use public transport can ____________the problem.
Definitely, the people are hospitable and warm hearted. They are normally willing to ____________when they see others in ____________.
I am glad that there are enough public gardens that make our town naturally ____________. Most of the public gardens ____________us a great experience. They make us want to visit the gardens regularly and learn about various ____________of plants and flowers.
Switch the role and make an interview again, but you can adjust or add the questions.
As you have finished making an interview, make a report of the interview result. Make some notes to prepare, and below are the examples. Watch a sample of reporting the result of an interview, when necessary, by watching the following video:
Watch a video clip and discuss the questions that follow. Neither look at the video script nor read the sample answers. However, you may replay or pause the video. You can also watch some vocabulary practices in this link when you need it.
Watch a video clip and discuss the questions that follow.
Compare your answers in groups. Check your answers by completing some missing words. You can turn to complete sample answers only when you think it is too difficult.
Jakarta is one of the world’s most _____________ city in the world with more than 10 million population.
Because it does not only offer business _____________, but also a potentially higher standard of living than most provinces in Indonesia.
Because it has attracted more _____________ from across the Indonesian archipelago.
They are overpopulation, ecological breakdown, traffic jam, and _____________.
One of the plans is by _____________ the capital city to a province on the island of Kalimantan.
Help yourselves with extra vocabulary and useful expressions resources plus answers. Play, pause, or replay only when you think you need them. Add extra vocabulary or write useful expressions to prepare the project, and you may discuss the vocabulary only when you find difficulties with the meaning.
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However, you can skip this activity when you have sufficient vocabulary and useful expressions to develop your project, which can be a monolog, an interview, a conversation, or role-play