Getting Attention English 8 Semester 1

Getting Attention English 8 Semester 1, Checking Understanding, Showing Appreciation to Other, Asking and Giving Opinion is the English material for the students of Junior High School grade 8.

Getting Attention

The first material is Getting Attention English 8 . Here are the expression of giving attention:

Excuse me!
Attention, please!
Can I have your attention, please?
May I have your attention, please?
Sorry to trouble you!
Sorry to bother you!
Look!
Hey!
Right!
Hello!
See!
Listen!

Checking Understanding

Beside Getting Attention English 8, the next material is checking understanding. Next, the expressions are:

Do you understand what I’m saying?
Does that make any sense?
Do you follow me?
Are you with me?
With me so far?
You know?
You see?
Right?
Is it clear?

Showing Appreciation to Other

After learning about getting attention English 8 and checking understanding, the following expressions are about showing appreciation to other.

Excellent!
Nice try!
Great!
What a great mark!
How beautiful!
You look great.
That’s a nice dress.
You are clever.
How smart are you.
Terrific!
Fantastic!
Wonderful.

Asking and Giving Opinion

What do you think?
What’s your opinion about …?
How do you feel about …?

Exercise

no. 1 – 6

Anita   : I think Mario is the nicest student in our class? What do you think?
Benny : …. He is always helpful.
A. I don’t think so.
B. I don’t agree.
C. Impossible
D. I think so.

Donny : Shall we have a picnic to Watu Ulo Beach this weekend?
Bobby : …. It will b e fun.
A. Oh, I disagree
B. I’m sorry I can’t
C. That would be great
D. What a tiring journey

Mr. John: What do you think of our new house, dear?
Hanna    : … I don’t have any place to put my stuff.
A. It is the best place I believe.
B. I think it’s too small.
C. It is beautiful I think.
D. I think it is lovely.

Harry : What do you think of our new classmate, Donny?
Hans  : He is a really … student.
Harry : I think so. He makes friends easily. Nearly all of our friends know him well in just a month.
A. shy
B. sociable
C. talkative
D. stubborn

Tina    : You look very happy, Karen. What’s happened?
Karen : Guess what? I got a hundred in the last English test.
Tina    : … Congratulations on your achievement.
A. I don’t believe it.
B. What happened?
C. What a poor man!
D. How poor!

Rudy : Did you see what the fireman did?
Haris : Yes. He saved the lady just in time. He climbed the ladder so quickly and jumped into the fire so bravely. …
Rudy : Yeah! He is a dedicated person.
A. What a brave man he is!
B. What a careless man!
C. What a poor man!
D. How poor!

For no. 7 & 8

Patrick is helping Sandy doing his homework.
Patrick : This enzyme helps our body digest food.
Sandy  : Hmm, I don’t get it.
Patrick : (7) …
Sandy  : Well, I’m not sure I know what you mean.
Patrick : (8) …
Sandy  : Yes, please.

A. Do you know what I’m talking about?
B. Can you tell me once again?
C. What do you mean?
D. Do you believe it?

A. Do you ask me?
B. Can you help me?
C. Do you need any help?
D. Do you want me to repeat my explanation?

For no. 9 & 10

Hilda : Listen! I’ve got news for you.
Diana : (9) …
Hilda : Donna is going to come to my neighborhood.
Diana : No kidding! When?
Hilda : This afternoon.
Diana : (10) … Let’s go there after school.

A. What’s up?
B. Where?
C. When?
D. Why?

A. Good afternoon.
B. It’s my house.
C. You are right!
D. Terrific!

For no. 11 & 12

Anna : Do you think China will win the Uber Cup?
Anita : (11) … They play beautifully. Why? Don’t you think so?
Anna : Well, (12) … They could play better. I think Indonesia will beat them.

A. I don’t think so.
B. I’m not happy.
C. I’m not sure.
D. Definitely.

A. I am with you.
B. I agree with you.
C. That’s a good idea.
D. I’m doubtful about that.

For no. 13 – 15, Getting Attention English 8

In a teacher’s room.
Andy        : (13) …, Sir.
Mr. Hans : It’s alright. Can I help you Andy?
Andy        : Yes. Actually, I just want to ask for your permission.
Mr. Hans : I’m not sure I get your point, Andy. (14) ….
Andy        : Well, do you mind if I come late tomorrow?
Mr. Hans : Why?
Andy        : Because I’m not sure I can get up early tomorrow.
Mr. Hans : Is that because of tonight’s football match?
Andy        : Yes, it is. The final match will be tonight.
Mr. Hans : Well, Andy, in that case (15) … I’m really sorry.

A. Sorry to bother you
B. Good morning
C. There you are
D. Hello

A. I understand what you mean.
B. Please, tell me more clearly.
C. i see what you’re saying.
D. Please, sit down.

A. It’s OK.
B. It’s a good idea.
C. I cannot give you permission.
D. You can come to school late tomorrow.

For no. 16 – 18

Mother and Mirna are in the kitchen
Mother : This is the way to make this cake. First, put all ingredients in the bowl.
Mirna    : OK.
Mother : Then, mix the ingredients with the mixer at medium speed.(16) …
Mirna    : Yes, I understand.
Mother : When it’s done, you can prepare the molds and the oven. And your cake is ready.
Mirna    : Slow down, Mum. (17) …
Mother : Sorry, dear.
Mirna    : Well, what should I do with the molds?
Mother : Oh, I forgot about that. You must smear the molds with some butter.
Mirna    : (18) …
Mother : Then, pour the butter into the molds. And put them into the oven.

A. It is difficult
B. Do you like it?
C. Are you with me?
D. IS the bowl big enough?

A. I’m not sure I understand what you’re saying.
B. I know you like cooking very much.
C. Please, repeat from the beginning.
D. Let’s talk about something else.

A. OK
B. it’s weird.
C. I’m confused.
D. I don’t understand.

For no. 19 – 22, Getting Attention English 8

Teacher   : Can I have your attention please?
Students  : (19) …
Teacher    : We are going to have an outgoing to Bromo Mountain.
Students  : Hurray!
Teacher    : Listen to me please!
Students   : Yes, Ma’am.
Teacher     : (20) … So, I want you to bring a raincoat or umbrella with you.

The students are very noisy. They are too excited.

Teacher     : Excuse me, class!
Students    : Yes, Ma’am.
Teacher      : (21) …
Students    : We do, Ma’am.
Teacher      : (22) …
Students     : An umbrella and a raincoat.
Teacher      : Good.

A. Alright.
B. No, you can’t.
C. I don’t believe it.
D. Are you kidding?

A. We are going t go on a sunny day.
B. Malang is sunny at this time of year.
C. We are going to go in the dry season.
D. It rains a lot in Malang at this time of the year.

A. Are you alright?
B. What do you do?
C. Do you follow me?
D. What are we doing?

A. What can we do at Bromo Moiuntain?
B. Why are we going to Bromo Mountain?
C. When are we going to Bromo Mountain?
D. What should you bring to Bromo Mountain?

Dialog for no. 23 – 26

A journalist is interviewing an online celebrity.
Journalist : Now, you have a lot of flowers in your social media.
Ben           : Well, that’s true.
Journalist : (23) …
Ben           : Thanks.
Journalist : By the way, (24) … now?
Ben           : I’m a medical student at a university.
Journalist : Many people like your posts. What are your (25) … to be a successful celebrity like that?
Ben           : Well, I always do my best to respond to their comments.
Journalist : (26) …, Ben.
Ben           : Thanks.

no. 23 – 26

A. You are beautiful.
B. Congratulations.
C. I am happy too.
D. You like it?

A. What are you doing?
B. Where are you know?
C. Where do you live?
D. How are you now?

A. recipe
B. notes
C. steps
D. tips

A. Well done.
B. Have a great party.
C. That’s a good idea.
D. What a beautiful day.

Text for no. 27 – 31

Dear Alice

Congratulations on your new book. I went to Erlangga Book Store yesterday and bought one. I really like it because of your vivid description of all the places. The way you explain how to get to the places is also interesting. As for me who don’t travel a lot and don’t know many places, by reading your book, I feel like I have visited those places. Keep doing the good work, Alice.

Love you so much

Renata

no. 27 – 31

What is Alice’s job?
A. A book store manager
B. A tour guide
C. An author
D. A teacher

What does Rina think about the book? It’s ….
A. very good
B. expensive
C. boring
D. thick

From the text, w can conclude that Alice ….
A. likes travelling very much
B. has many hobbies
C. lives in Jakarta
D. is Rina’s sister

What can the readers get from the book?
A. A recipe to prepare instant food
B. Instructions on how to work hard
C. Descriptions of places and directions to get from them.
D. The list of things a traveler should bring for his journey.

“I really like it because of your vivid description ….” The word vivid means ….
A. brilliant
B. vogue
C. long
D. dim

For no. 32 – 36

Dear Lolita,

I’m happy to know that you are going to have your school vocation next month. I think you should come here. I’ll take you to some interesting places in Medan. You are interested in historical places, aren’t you? There are many amazing places here. We’ll go to Maimun Palace, Shri Mariamman Temple, and the Great Mosque. I think you should also visit the crocodile breeding place! You will see crocodiles roaming around a large lake. You will like this place, Taman Penagkaran Buaya Asam Kumbang. I attach a photo. So, fly to Medan, Lolita. I’m waiting.

Big hug,

Novi

Who will have a school vocation next month?
A. Medan students
B. teachers
C. Lolita
D. Novi

What is Lolita interested in?
A. old stuff
B. beaches
C. reptiles
D. lakes

What can the visitors see in Taman Penangkaran Buaya Asam Kumbang?
A. crocodiles
B. old houses
C. various fish
D. photo booths

Why did Novi attach the photo?
A. to scare Lolita with crocodile pictures
B. to persuade Lolita to come to Medan
C. to show Lolita the mosque
D. to help Lolita find the place

How will Lolita probably go to Medan?
A. by private car
B. by plane
C. by ship
D. by bus

no. 37

Arrange the following words into a good sentence!
think – it – a – I – very – interesting – is – film
1           2    3   4      5               6             7       8

A. 4 – 1 – 2 – 7 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 8
B. 4 – 1 – 7 – 5 – 2 – 3 – 8 – 6
C. 4 – 1 – 2 – 8 – 6 – 3 – 5 – 7
D. 4 – 1 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 2 – 7 – 8

no. 38

Arrange the following words into a good sentence!
she – am –that – will – I – come – to – meeting – sure – this – the – evening
1        2       3         4     5       6        7           8             9        10      11         12

A. 5 – 2 – 9 – 3 – 11 – 4 – 6 – 7 – 1 – 8 – 10 – 12
B. 5 – 2 – 9 – 3 – 1 – 4 – 6 – 7 – 11 – 8 – 10 – 12
C. 5 – 2 – 9 – 6 – 1 – 4 – 3 – 7 – 11 – 8 – 10 – 12
D. 5 – 2 – 9 – 3 – 1 – 4 – 6 – 12 – 11 – 8 – 10 – 7

no. 39

Arrange the following words into a good sentence!
is – sure –not – that – she – will – join – be – she – able – tour – to – the
1      2         3         4       5         6        7       8       9       10        11      12     13

A. 9 – 13 – 3 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 10 – 12 – 7 – 1 – 11
B. 9 – 1 – 7 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 10 – 12 – 3 – 13 – 11
C. 9 – 1 – 3 – 10 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 2 – 12 – 7 – 13 – 11
D. 9 – 1 – 3 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 10 – 12 – 7 – 13 – 11

no. 40

Arrange the expression into a good dialog!
1. Amy : Great!
2. Amy : Really? What is it?
3. Amy : No kidding. How did you know?
4. Sarah : Mr. Harry told me just now. We are not going to have a class tomorrow.
5. Sarah : We are going to visit the National Museum tomorrow.
6. Sarah : I’ve got good news for us.

A. 6 – 2 – 4 – 3 – 5 – 1
B. 6 – 2 – 5 – 1 – 4 – 3
C. 6 – 3 – 5 – 2 – 4 – 1
D. 6 – 2 – 5 – 3 – 4 – 1

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