Pendidikan Akhlaq Anak, tanggung jawab siapa?


Pada masa sekarang ini banyak orang tua yang kebingungan ketika melihat kenyataan anak-anak nya mempunyai prilaku yang tidak sesuai atau bahkan bertentangan dengan orang tua. Ketika mengetahui demikian, kita sering mencari kambing hitam atau mencari sebab-sebab mengapa anak kita bersikap begini dan begitu, yang kurang sopanlah atau terlalu kasar ketika berbicara dst.  Yang pada akhirnya menyalahkan kiri-kanan, yang disebabkan oleh pergaulannya, atau dikarnakan ajakan temannya dan lain sebagainya. Atau bahkan kita lupa bahwa sebenarnya anak kita juga butuh bersosialisasi dengan teman, bergaul denagn teman seusianya, namun demikian  mereka juga butuh perhatian kita sebagai orang tua.

Kebanyakan orang tua menyerahkan pendidikan kerakater anak, hanya kepada  guru di sekolah, padahal sebenarnya, Pendidikan karakter seharusnya tidak hanya dilakukan di sekolah atau kampus, akan tetapi yang terpenting pendidikan karakter,  juga harus di lakukan di lingkungan keluarga di rumah sebab Peran Orang Tua Penting dalam Pendidikan Karakter 

Dalam kesempatan yang lain,  kita harus menyadari bahwa pendidikan karakter sangatlah berperan dalam melengkapi  perkembangan kepribadian anak. Dan Islam melalui RosulNya telah benyak memberikan tuntunan dalam mendidik dan mengembangkan karakter anak



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Written by : Drs. Suyatno MM (The supervisor of English teachers Consultatve forum of Gresik regency)

What are the skills?

Listening, reading, speaking, and writing are referred to as “the four skills”. Listening and reading   are RECEPTIVE SKILLS, i.e. they require only understanding. Speaking and writing are PRODUCTIVE SKILLS, i.e. they   require   the learners to produce something. Read the rest of this entry

Conditional Sentences ( If-Clauses )


There are 3 kinds of conditional sentence
• True in the Present / Future Time
• Untrue in the Present / Future Time
• Untrue in the Past Time

1. True in The Present / Future Time (Conditional Type 1)

Listen to this Song and try to repeat and write the lyrics :


if + Simple Present, will-Future

Example: If I find her address, I will send her an invitation .

The main clause can also be at the beginning of the sentence. In this case, don’t use a comma.

Example: I will send her an invitation if I find her address .
The function is to show / explain plan, advice, and possibility / probability
For example
• If you don’t have breakfast, you will be hungry.
• If the magazine is on my table, you can take it.
• If you come early you will not get punish from our headmaster.

Conditional Sentences Type I refer to the future. An action in the future will only happen if a certain condition is fulfilled by that time. We don’t know for sure whether the condition actually will be fulfilled or not, but the conditions seems rather realistic – so we think it is likely to happen.
If I find her address, I’ll send her an invitation.
I want to send an invitation to a friend. I just have to find her address. I am quite sure, however, that I will find it.

If John has the money, he will buy a Ferrari.
I know John very well and I know that he earns a lot of money and that he loves Ferraris. So I think it is very likely that sooner or later he will have the money to buy a Ferrari.

2. Untrue in the Present / Future Time


if + Simple Past, main clause with Conditional I (= would + Infinitive)

Example: If I found her address, I would send her an invitation .
The main clause can also be at the beginning of the sentence. In this case, don’t use a comma.
Example: she would send him an invitation if she found his address .

To make it clear, Let’s watch this Video :

Were instead of Was

In IF Clauses Type II, we usually use ‚were‘ – even if the pronoun is I , he , she or it –.

Example: If I were you, I would not do this .

The function of conditional sentence type two is to explain our imagination.

For Example

• If the price of gasoline were only Rp. 1000 we would be very happy.

• What would you do if you found $100.00 on the street.

• If I had a lot of money, I wouldn’t stay here.


Conditional Sentences Type II refer to situations in the present. An action could happen if the present situation were different. I don’t really expect the situation to change, however. I just imagine „what would happen if …“

Example: If she found his address, She would send him an invitation .

She would like to send an invitation to a friend. She have looked everywhere for his address, but she cannot find it. So now She thinks it is rather unlikely that She will eventually find his address.

Example: If John had the money, he would buy a Ferrari .

I know John very well and I know that he doesn’t have much money, but he loves Ferraris. He would like to own a Ferrari (in his dreams). But I think it is very unlikely that he will have the money to buy one in the near future.

3. Untrue In the Past Time


if + Past Perfect, main clause with Conditional II

Example: If I had found her address, I would have sent her an invitation .

The main clause can also be at the beginning of the sentence. In this case, don’t use a comma.

Example: I would have sent her an invitation if I had found her address .


Conditional Sentences Type III refer to situations in the past. An action could have happened in the past if a certain condition had been fulfilled. Things were different then, however. We just imagine, what would have happened if the situation had been fulfilled.

Example: If I had found her address, I would have sent her an invitation .

Sometime in the past, I wanted to send an invitation to a friend. I didn’t find her address, however. So in the end I didn’t send her an invitation.

If John had had the money, he would have bought a Ferrari .

I knew John very well and I know that he never had much money, but he loved Ferraris. He would have loved to own a Ferrari, but he never had the money to buy one.



We often give our opinions to friends and colleagues. Here are ways of giving your opinion about A vs B

Ten Expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing

  1. In my opinion, this one would be better.
  2. To my mind this one’s better.
  3. If you ask me, this one’s better.
  4. To my way of thinking, this one’s fine.
  5. In my view, this one is best.
  6. Know what I think? That one’s best.
  7. I’d say tomorrow that one’s better.
  8. What I think is that one’s better.
  9. For me, that one’s better.
  10. I tell you what I think, that one’s best

How To Use These Phrases In Your English

  1. ‘In my opinion’ is the classic expression – but it’s not the only one. Use moderately.
  2. ‘To my mind’ is a common spoken form – and you can use it in writing, too.
  3. ‘If you ask me’ is very, very common in spoken English, and can come first or last in a sentence.
  4. ‘To my way of thinking’ is often used with emphasis on ‘my’ to give a strong opinion.
  5. ‘In my view’ is common in spoken and written English.
  6. The abbreviated question ‘(Do you) know what I think?’ is very popular and is not rude.
  7. The conditional structure I’d say is rarely taught as a conditional, but this is one of the most common ways of giving an opinion in English.
  8. ‘For me’ is like 2 and 5.
  9. 10 is similar to 6, and is quite direct.


For the other Useful Expressions in English  Click HERE

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Interactive Web-based Teaching Exercises


Hot Potatoes created by Half Baked Software is a must-have tool for teachers or trainers who want to create a web based interactive exercises for students. Hot Potatoes allow you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises and then publish it on the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is freeware, and you may use it for any purpose or project you like. It is not open-source.

There are six basic applications included in Hot Potatoes distribution:

  1. JCloze to create gap-fill exercises. The gaps are created by selecting words that need to be removed on a text. Students must fill the gaps with correct answers. Clues and alternative correct answers can be provided.
  2. JQuiz to create question based quizzes. The quizzes can give visual feedback on answers, hints on questions and free letter help upon users’ request.
  3. JCross to create crossword puzzles. As in JQuiz and JCloze, a hint button allows the student to request a free letter if needed. A crossword can be created automatically from a selection of words.
  4. JMatch to create matching or ordering exercises using text and/or images. Items on the left are matched with items on the right by dragging and dropping or from answers selected from a drop down list.
  5. JMix to create jumbled sentence exercises.
  6. The Masher to combine quizzes and exercises into a sequence and upload to a Web space. The Masher can be used to custom the look and feel of the combined ‘unit’ as a whole. You need a commercial license key to create units of more than three files.

Hot Potatoes is a simple-to-use program which allows you to create an interactive multiple choice or short-answer text, jumbled-sentence exercises, crosswords, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises that you can publish online.

The interface of the application is plain and easy to work with. Upon initialization, you can set a username and choose the language to work in.

So, you can select between ‘JQuiz’, ‘JCross’, ‘JMix’, ‘JCloze’, ‘JMatch’ and ‘The Masher’. Each of these modules comes with its own range of configurable settings. They focus on the appearance, user strings, buttons, index,picture links, HTML tables, media objects and grid management, among others.

Furthermore, you can alter the default source files and configuratkion location, translate the interface, view help contents and a tutorial, as well as use the undo, cut, copy and paste functions.

The application runs on a low-to-moderate amount of CPU and system memory, is pretty responsive to commands and supports keyboard shortcuts. No error dialogs have been displayed during our tests and Hot Potatoes did not freeze or crash; we have not experienced any issues. Thanks to its intuitive layout, Hot Potatoes’ features should be seamlessly figured out by users of any experience level. Unfortunately, the app has not received updates for long while.

So what are you waiting for? Get the potatoes while it’s still hot. It is available at