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Chapter IX

When I was a child

In this chapter I will learn to
communicate states and events
in the past in order:

• to share the information with others

• to explain why things happened

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Observing and Questioning

Play the roles of the speakers in the pictures. Say
the speakers’ sentences meaningfully, loudly,
correctly, and clearly. First, repeat after me.

This is me when I was a baby. I was
three point four kilograms and fifty two This is me and and this is Rani in Grade VII.
centimeters long. Now I am fifty kilograms We were not close friends at that time. We did
and one hundred fifty centimeters tall. I was not study together. We never played together.
bald. I had no hair. Now I have long hair. Now we are best friends. We study together,
play together, and cry together, too.

Hey, look! They are playing marbles. It was
my favorite game in primary school. I played
What are you carrying? marbles everyday.But now I never play marbels
anymore. I have so many things to do at home
and at school. Did you play marbles too?”

They are toy cars. I collected them when I
was in elementary school. I do not collect
toy cars now. I’m going to givethem to Yes, I did. But I did not do it
Ucok, my younger cousin. very well. I always lost the
game.

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He caught the explains it clearly. But now it is my favourite subject because Mr. 160 KELAS VIII SMP/ MTs Di unduh dari : Bukupaket. I did not have breakfast before I went to school this You know I never come late to school. Are you going to eat your lunch now? No! It is my breakfast. I got here at six fifty. But morning. and the gate was already closed. until ten. not attending the flag ceremony. Then I walked bed very late last night. I did not like Math because the teacher did not explain it clearly.com . He is sick. Observing and Questioning You did not like Math in primary school? Is Edo here? No. He walked home when it was raining hard. I woke up at six because I went to this morning I got a flat tire. I did my homework with my bike here. So here we are. Sihombing No. flu yesterday.

They did not studytogether. .She is 50 kg. The problems with my sentences (or. go to your teacher.They are best friends. Work with your group.She was bald.They cry together. I have no problems): ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ c. too. First. . . . copy the example in your notebook. . The first two have been done for you. b. . Don’t miss any information.They never played together. What I have to do to be better (or. . . __________ are wrong. . Siti and Rani .She was 52 cm. Make sure your punctuation marks and spelling of the words are correct.They study together.She was a baby. .She has long hair. Of all sentences I have written. Self evaluation! What do your teacher and friends say about your sentences? a.They were not close friends.4 kg.She was 3.She is 150 cm tall. If you have any problems. Observing and Questioning Now write down in your notebook the speaker’s statements about themselves in the past and at present. .She had no hair. Students In the past Now Dayu . . I’m fine): ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Bahasa Inggris / When English Rings a Bell 161 Di unduh dari : Bukupaket. . .com .They play together.She is an SMP student (a teenager).

explain 162 KELAS VIII SMP/ MTs Di unduh dari : Bukupaket. Observing and Questioning Now copy the table of words below in your notebook. go to me to– Present Past –ing to be is was being to be am was being to be are were being to have have had having to study study studied studying did . like to explain explain(s) explained explaining did ...... study to play play played playing to cry cry cried crying to carry carry carried carrying to collect collect collected collecting do ..The words are those verbs in the speakers’ statements written in underlined and bold letters. play playing to do do did doing did . If you have any problem... do to lose lose lost losing to like like liked liking did ... Work with your group.. collect to give give gave giving to go go went going to look look looked looking to play play did .com . Say each word correctly when you are copying them..

..com .Observing and Questioning to catch catch caught catching to walk walk walked walking to rain rain rained raining to eat eat ate eating to have have had having did . have to wake wake woke waking to go go went going to do do did doing to know know knew knowing to come come came coming to get get got getting to attend attend attended attending Bahasa Inggris / When English Rings a Bell 163 Di unduh dari : Bukupaket.

we use the Past form for ________________________________________________________________ e. Complete the statements in the box. for example: ______________________________________________________________________________ b. Observing and Questioning I will lead you to reflect on what you are learning now. some Past verbs have totally differentforms from the Present forms. we use the Present form for ____________________________________________________________ 164 KELAS VIII SMP/ MTs Di unduh dari : Bukupaket. a. for example: ______________________________________________________________________________ c. for example: ______________________________________________________________________________ 4 I know that d. some Past verbs have different vowels/sounds from those in the Present forms. the Past form has –edin the end of the word. 4 I know that I’m now learning to _________________________________________________________ 4 I know that a verb has ___________ different forms.com .

patient with me. we for two years. We sang happy songs. Day 3 Day 4 I started my kindergarten when I was In the classroom. they brother took care of me. She is doing it little by little everyday. I was naughty. she has 8 entries. My dad often carried five years older than me. do anything. He was very me for two years. First. we played sliding. repeat after me. I did my kindergarten stories. Bahasa Inggris / When English Rings a Bell 165 Di unduh dari : Bukupaket. My brother slept with my brother. my parents and my elder When I was afraid of something. and we played one year in Kindy B. they spoonfed me. Collecting Information Dayu is learning to write about herself. Day 1 Day 2 When I was a baby. In the near my home. seek. I walked to my kindy playground. Read each entry correctly and clearly. but he in his own room. My mum breastfed never got angry with me. Now. My brother is comforted me. I didn’t sleep me around in the morning sun. When I with my mum. when I could not When I cried. we ran with my mum or my sister. they calmed me down. I played my parents bedroom.com . My kindy was with dough and colorful paper. I slept in a baby cot in got older. and we also played hide-and- I went with my dad on his motorcycle. one year in Kindy A and coloured pictures. my teacher read us five years old. Sometimes around.

often took us to walk around green yard near the Kelurahan office. bucket. Ningrum. We school.com . It is very dirty now. I also walked to in Grade 1 and Grade 2. and his small streets in the neighbourhood. And then I could ride in the his broom. because my school was only teacher was Mrs. Sometimes my dad took me to us to plant trees and take care of the school on his motorcycle. One day she took us to the walked to school by myself. spent hours chatting in the small Laode. I learned to write and to read when I was twelve. She also taught friends. My friends and I often Physical Education (PE) teacher. the janitor. My with my friends. the hills and along the river near our The boys climbed the big trees. Collecting Information Day 5 Day 6 I started my primary school when I I learned many new things in primary was seven years old and finished school. his duster. My favourite school. My friends and I often school yard in the afternoon after teased Pak Min. We took a rest under the trees also swam in the river. Now work with your group and read each entry to one another. She taught us traditional to school with my brother or with my dances and songs. clean at that time. 166 KELAS VIII SMP/ MTs Di unduh dari : Bukupaket. his mop. It was still very when we were tired. But he never got angry. Day 7 Day 8 I have many sweet memories in my I learned to ride on a bicycle in the primary-school. Correct any mistakes you hear. She was 200 meters from my home. Make sure you read them correctly and clearly. local library to borrow books. Sometimes I garden. We hid school. I went very smart. Mr.

First. they comforted her. The first one (Dayu when she was a baby) has been done for you. Sheslept in a baby cot in her parents’ bedroom. Now do the same with 1. 2. Her parents and her elder brothertook care of her. 9. 3. When she cried. they spoonfed her.com . Her mum breastfed her for two years. 11. DAYU WHEN SHE WAS A BABY 1. copy the example in your notebook. She played with her brother. 8. When she got older. She could not do anything. 6. but her brother was very patient with her. Work with your group. Dayu when she was in primary school 3. 5. her parents and her brothercalmed her down. She didn’t sleep with her mum. 7. Her sbrotherslept in his own bedroom. Collecting Information Write down in your notebook Dayu’s statements about her in the past. Her dad often carried her around in the morning sun. go to your teacher. 10. 12. When she was afraid of something. Dayu when she was in kindergarten 2. She was naughty. 4. Dayu’s sweet memories in the primary school Bahasa Inggris / When English Rings a Bell 167 Di unduh dari : Bukupaket. If you have any problems.

Collecting Information Self evaluation! What do your teacher and friends say about your sentences? d. What I have to do to be better (or. I have no problems): ______________________________________________________________________________________ ___ _____________________________________________________________________________ ____________ f. The problems with my sentences (or. I’m fine): ______________________________________________________________________________________ ___ _____________________________________________________________________________ ____________ 168 KELAS VIII SMP/ MTs Di unduh dari : Bukupaket. e.com . __________ are wrong. Of all sentences I have written.

Say each word correctly when you are copying them.com . The words are those verbs in Dayu’s statements written in underlined and bold letters. Work with your group. Collecting Information Copy the table of words below in your notebook. go to me. If you have any problem. to– Present Past –ing to take take took taking to sleep sleep slept sleeping to breasfeed breasfeed breasfed breastfeeding to calm calm calmed calming to comfort comfort comforted comforting to spoonfeed spoonfeed spoonfed spoonfeeding to start start started starting to read read read reading to sing sing sang singing to colour colour coloured colouring to run run ran running to learn learn learned learning to teach teach taught teaching to borrow borrow borrowed borrowing to tease tease teased teasing to hide hide hid hiding to ride ride rose riding to spend spend spent spending to climb climb climbed climbing to swim swim swam swimming Bahasa Inggris / When English Rings a Bell 169 Di unduh dari : Bukupaket.

We make the bed. vegetables. When I lost dust the furniture. I was very happy first English song. Last Last year was my first time to learn year I was in Grade VII. Day 9 Day 10 Now. here I am in this SMP.com . Now. I learned in English. First. and now I English. salt. This school is two people in English. so my mum. I met boys and girls from different and our school in English. We sweep and something. bike. 170 KELAS VIII SMP/ MTs Di unduh dari : Bukupaket. and to ask and answer many new things in Grade VII. our friends. I find it myself. to introduce myself kilometers from my home. uniform. Now. I learned to greet other am in Grade VIII. Read each entry correctly and clearly. and I do the chores us. We fry eggs and make wash and iron our clothes. oil. rice. everybody else found it for mop the floor everyday. We also fried rice or noodles. We for the family. and so on. my In the past only my mum cooked for dad. my brother and I often cook ourselves. It was questions in English. Dayu is comparing her states and activities in the past and at present. when I lose something. the shop to buy sugar. my sister. I sang my parts of this town. I also read my first when I first wore my blue-and-white English story. repeat after me. Associating In the following entries. Day 13 Day 14 We have no helper. soap. I often go to me. We also learned my first time to go to school on my to describe our family. fruits.

Say each word correctly when you are copying them. do doing to join join joined joining to practise practise practised practising to work work worked working to make make made making to wash wash washed washing to iron iron ironed ironing to dust dust dusted dusting to sweep sweep swept sweeping to mop mop mopped mopping to buy buy bought buying to cook cook cooked cooking to fry fry fried frying to lose lose lost losing to find find found finding Bahasa Inggris / When English Rings a Bell 171 Di unduh dari : Bukupaket. Associating Copy the table of words below in your notebook. to– Present Past –ing to learn learn learned learning to meet meet met meeting to wear wear wore wearing to greet greet greeted greeting to introduce introduce introduced introducing to ask ask asked asking to answer answer answered answering to describe describe described describing to sing sing sang singing to do do did . go to me. The words are those verbs in Dayu’s statements written in underlined and bold letters.. Work with your group.. If you have any problem.com .

.She __________ very happy when she __________the blue-and-white uniform for the first time.She __________ the captain of her .She __________ to greet other people in English.She _____not_____ many things for her class. . . on Monday and Thurday.She __________ to ask and answer questions in English.She rode to school on her bike for the class.She is in Grade VIII now. ..She __________ to describe her family.com . Class VIIIB. . copy the examples in your notebook. week. . . AS A STUDENT IN GRADE VII NOW AS A STUDENT IN GRADE VIII .She was in Grade VII last year. her friends. .She __________ English for the first time last year.She __________ scouting twice a parts of the town for the first time. Some sentences have has been done for you. 172 KELAS VIII SMP/ MTs Di unduh dari : Bukupaket. . .She met boys and girls from different .She learned many new things.She __________ not a class captain. .She __________ her first English story. First. Associating Now. and her school in English. .She __________ her first English song.She __________ little time for herself. first time. fill in the table with facts about Dayu in the past and at present. .She __________ the Scout. . .

. . .She __________ not a class captain. .She __________ her clothes.She _____not_____ for the family.She __________ many things to other for her.Other people __________ many things . .She _____not_____ the clothes. people.She _____not_____ many things for her class. . . . .Her school __________ near her home. . .When she __________ something. . .She __________ the furniture.She __________ most of the time.Her school __________ 2 kilometers from her home.She __________ to the shop.She __________ the chores. .She __________ the bed. 4 Discuss with me what you know and what you do not know how to express past and present states and activities. . . . .She _____not_____ the clothes.She __________ her first English story. . . WHEN SHE WAS SMALL NOW AS A TEENAGER .com .When she __________ something. Bahasa Inggris / When English Rings a Bell 173 Di unduh dari : Bukupaket.She __________ the clothes. .She __________ most of the time. Associating . she __________ it herself. .She __________ the floor everyday.She __________ for the family. .She _____not_____ to the shop.She _____not_____ the floor.She __________ the floor everyday. . . everybody else __________ it for me.She _____not_____ the floor.She _____not_____ the bed.She __________ the Scout. .She _____not_____ the chores.She _____not_____ the furniture. .

First. She looked very sad when she left the We did not listen when she was Principal’s office. repeat after me. When I was walking from school Really? Maybe I was still sleeping yesterday. play the roles of the speakers in the picture. why. It was raining hard.com . I do not know reading us the story. First. and did not hear the phone. Murni Did you meet and talk to angry? Lina? No. 174 KELAS VIII SMP/ MTs Di unduh dari : Bukupaket. Why was Mrs. Associating Below is another way of saying a state and an event in the past. When did you get the flu? Dayu called you this morning. she was crying. Say the speakers’ sentences correctly and clearly. but you did not answer it.

when I was watering the garden. ball. I saw many caterpillars over there Really? Sorry. I called you but you did not hear me. in the front yard. Associating What’s wrong? I saw you when you were crossing the street. How did she hurt her Who did you my book to? forehead? She bumped her head on the table I gave it your aunt.com . Bahasa Inggris / When English Rings a Bell 175 Di unduh dari : Bukupaket. Budi. I met her when when she was running after the she was feeding your brother.

Make sure you read them correctly and clearly. Correct any mistakes you hear. Now work with your group and read each entry to one another. bus. Associating How did you get that bad scar on your knee? You know what. hungry. and dirty. I found this cute I tripped over something and fell healthy cat when he was hiding when I was running to catch the under a garbage truck a month ago. 176 KELAS VIII SMP/ MTs Di unduh dari : Bukupaket. It was very thin.com .

Udin’s brother tripped over something when ______________________________________ he fell and got the scar. If you have any problems. The first one has been done for you.com . Associating Complete the following sentences with the facts stated by the speakers. go to me. Lina saw Dayu when __________________________________________________________________ 7. Mr. 10. Dayu found the cat when ____________________________________________________________ it was very thin. Murni was angry with the students because __________________________________ 5. Udin’s niece fell and hurt her forehead when _______________________________________ 8. Work with your group. copy the example. Benny gave the book to Dayu’s aunt when ________________________________________ 9. It was raining hard. Siti was shaky because ______________________________________________________________ 6. Edo did not hear the phone because ________________________________________________ 3. 2. and dirty. hungry. Benny did not talk to Lina because _________________________________________________ 4. 1. Bahasa Inggris / When English Rings a Bell 177 Di unduh dari : Bukupaket. First. Siti got the flu when she was walking home from school yesterday.

and tell why. go to me. 1. A state or an event in the past can be related to another event that was happening at the same point of time. Two more examples are given below. Work with your group. Rini. We use the Past forms of the verb (word of activity or state) b. how. I got this scar on my cheek when I was running after Roni. I have learned many new words too! The words are in my real life. did not go with my family to the festival because she was working hard for her final exam. a.com . 178 KELAS VIII SMP/ MTs Di unduh dari : Bukupaket. I bumped into the door. or when they happened. First copy the examples. _____________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Complete the statements in the box. Each one you will write 5 sentences about any events or activities you and other people around you actually did or experienced in the past. _____________________________________________________________________________________ I will lead you to reflect what you are learning now. My sister. c. If you have any problems. 3. 4 Now I know how to express states or events in the past. work with your group and write similar sentences. _____________________________________________________________________________________ 4. 2. Now.

4 Use the words in this chapter. Bahasa Inggris / When English Rings a Bell 179 Di unduh dari : Bukupaket.com . Don’t miss any information. at the bottom of the paper! If you have any problems. do it little by little. 4 Just like Dayu. go to me. Make sure your punctuation marks and spelling of the words are correct. Each one of you should contribute at least five sentences. Then. so you can help and correct each other. Work in a group of five. One short entry at a time. 4 Try you best. You may need your dictionary to help you with new words. Don’t forget to put a date on every entry. Read your entries to 3 friends from other groups. in your very neat. Hand-write it on a piece of paper. Give it a title. Useful tips! 4 This is an individual task. go to your teacher or your friends. put the ideas together on paper. You may put pictures or stickers to make it more beautiful. Make sure your punctuation marks and spelling of the words are correct. and clearhand-writing. 4 Write your entries in your notebook in neat and accurate hand-writing. But if you need any help. Read each entry correctly and clearly. accurate. 4 Work with your group. Don’t forget to write the names of the authors (you and the other members of the group).

. _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ What I have to do to be better? _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 180 KELAS VIII SMP/ MTs Di unduh dari : Bukupaket.. My Journal In this chapter I learnt about. _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ The parts that I enjoyed the most were.... _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ The difficulties that I had were.com ..