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Instructions for an assignment

Listen to a university teacher giving instructions for an assignment to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


Thank you very much sir. The answer is really help me. I am glad for it.

Dear team.
From the audio above.
You can also bring a paper copy of the essay to my office, but let's be kind to the trees, OK? Email is better for the trees and for me.
'trees' is it mean 'plants' or anything else???
Thank you very much for your attention and answer.

Hello fahri,

In this context, 'trees' is used to represent 'the environment'. This is an example of the rhetorical device called Synecdoche:



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Thank you very much sir

I think it hard to write out by word what you want to say so I don't know how to write a good essay

Once I finish brain storming, I think I can start writing. ;)

I find ordering and connecting sentences on writing essays. I also have problems with choosing stylistic words.

I think I always difficult to write an essay. You have to read lots of books or spend a lot of time searching on the Internet for needed information. Then you have to connect all these pieces of text in one plus add some thought of your own and don't forget about quotes and references. And check your essay a couple of times and recheck in again, format it and don't forget about the deadline.
Telling the truth, I've never been good at essays in my school or university days. I often found this work quite boring.

Writing an essay in Bahasa is easier than using English. because my grammar is bad and my writing skills still need more improvement. The idea is a lot easier when it's set by a teacher. we just have to read many journals to find references and paraphrase it to our work. but not just like that, after read some journals, we need to analyze that and match them with another theory.

Writing an essays is difficult for me because I hate grammar and technical standards.