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Talking About Self

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Jika di kelas 7 kalian sudah belajar mengenai Introduction atau cara memperkenalkan diri dalam Bahasa Inggris, maka sekarang saatnya kalian untuk me mpelajari materi yang serupa tapi tak sama. Materi apakah itu? Jawabannya adalah materi Talking about Self yang akan kita bahas bersama di bawah ini.

Pengertian Talking About Self

Talking about self dalam Bahasa Indonesia berarti menceritakan tentang diri sendiri (kepada orang lain). Talking about self mirip dengan introduction (memperkenalkan diri) karena sama-sama menyampaikan identitas.

Lalu, apakah kedua materi ini tidak memiliki perbedaan? Hmm…bagaimana menurut kalian?

Nah… talking about self dan introduction memang sama, tetapi informasi yang disampaikan saat menceritakan diri tidak sesingkat saat perkenalan diri. Introduction atau perkenalan mencakup tentang informasi diri sendiri seperti nama, lahir, asal, dan hobi. 

Sedangkan pada saat menceritakan diri, tidak hanya identitas yang disebutkan tetapi juga hal-hal yang berhubungan dengan kalian. Untuk lebih jelasnya coba bandingkan contoh introduction dan contoh talking about self berikut ini. 

Introduction Talking about Self
Hello. 
Let me introduce myself. My name is Adam Gibson. I am 17 years old. I am from SUrabaya. Here, in Malang, I live at Danau Toba Street number 35. My hobbies are reading and playing guitar.
That is all about myself. Have a nice day.
Hello. 
Let me tell you about myself. My name is Adam Gibson. I am 17 years old. I am from Surabaya. I come to Malang because my father works here.
I am a student of SMAN 3 Malang. My favorite subjects are Science, Mathematics, and English. I always have time for studying these subjects. I can read at least 4 science books a week. It is because I want to join NASA in the future. It has always been my dream since I was four.
I also love to socialize with people and experience new things. Therefore, I join the school extracurricular and organizations such as English Club and Student Council. From these two activities, I can meet a lot of inspiring people, locals to foreigners.
If I have free time, I would spend it by reading any books and playing guitar with my sister. My favorite book is The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking, and my favorite song to sing with my sister is Count on Me by Bruno Mars.
I think that is all about myself that you should know. Have a nice day.

Bagaimana teman-teman Studio Literasi? Sudah jelas sekali kan perbedaan antara introduction dan talking about self.

Sekarang, mari kita lanjut ke pembahasan lainnya, yaitu tujuan talking about self.

Tujuan Talking About Self

Talking about self dapat melalui tulisan seperti surat dan juga lisan. Tetapi kedua jenis ini memiliki tujuan yang sama lho.

Tujuan dari talking about self yaitu agar orang lain dapat mengenal kalian lebih jauh. Biasanya, menceritakan diri diperlukan saat sedang berkenalan dengan teman jauh yang belum pernah kalian temui, dan saat wawancara lamaran beasiswa atau pekerjaan.

Language Features/Unsur-Unsur Kebahasaan Talking About Self

Dalam menceritakan diri ke orang lain, terdapat beberapa unsur kebahasaan yang perlu diperhatikan. Mengapa? Agar orang lain tidak bosan saat mendengar atau membacanya.

Apa saja unsur-unsur kebahasaan tersebut? Check it out, guys!

  • Pronouns

Pronouns atau kata ganti orang pasti digunakan saat menceritakan diri kalian.

Pronouns/Kata Ganti Orang
SubjectiveObjectivePossessive Adjective Possessive Pronoun
IMeMyMine
YouYouYourYours
TheyThemTheirTheirs
WeUsOurOurs
SheHerHerHers
HeHimHisHis
ItItItsIts
  • Tenses

Dalam teks talking about self, kalian dapat menggunakan beberapa tenses yang selaras dengan apa yang diceritakan. Contohnya, jika kalian sedang menyampaikan hobi maka tenses yang dipakai adalah simple present tense, jika menceritakan sebuah kejadian dimasa lalu seperti pernah mejabat sebagai ketua osis maka tentses yang tepat ialah simple past tense.

Struktur Urutan

Jika ingin menceritakan diri kepada orang lain, kalian harus tahu struktur urutannya. Orang yang mendengar atau membaca cerita mu akan kaget apabila tiba-tiba kalian memberitahu hobi. Jangan sampai seperti itu ya sobat Studio Literasi!

Jadi strukturnya dimulai dari opening, content, dan closing.

Opening merupakan bagian pembuka atau awalan seperti “Hello”, “Hi”, “Good Morning”, ataupun salam lainnya.

Content merupakan bagian inti atau isi yang benar-benar menceritakan diri kalian seperti nama, umur, asal, alamat, hobi, cita-cita, buku favorit, alasan mengapa kalian menyukai sesuatu, dan lain-lainnya.

Bagian terakhir yaitu closing. Closing adalah bagian penutup seperti “That is all about myself. Thank you”, dan “That is the story about myself. I cannot wait to hear yours.”.

Contoh Talking About Self dan Struktur Urutannya

Kali ini kita akan mempelajari contoh talking about self dan urutan strukturnya.

Opening/Pembuka

Hello.

Content/Isi

Let me tell you about myself. My name is Adam Gibson. I am 17 years old. I am from Surabaya. I come to Malang because my father works here. I am a student of SMAN 3 Malang. My favorite subjects are Science, Mathematics, and English. I always have time for studying these subjects. I can read at least 4 science books a week. It is because I want to join NASA in the future. It has always been my dream since I was a four.

I also love to socialize with people and experience new things. Therefore, I join the school extracurricular and organizations such as English Club and Student Council. From these two activities, I can meet a lot of inspiring people, locals to foreigners.

If I have free time, I would spend it by reading any books and playing guitar with my sister. My favorite book is The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking, and my favorite song to sing with my sister is Count on Me by Bruno Mars.

Closing/Penutup

I think that is all about myself that you should know. Have a nice day.

Baca juga : Simple Past Tense

Contoh Talking about Self

Studio Literasi telah menyiapkan contoh lainnya dari talking about self. Coba perhatikan baik-baik ya.

Hi Sarah!

I am Rony Gunawan. I am Lina’s cousin. I heard a lot about you, and now it is time for me to tell you some things about myself.

I am a senior high school student. I go to the same school as Lina but we are in a different class. My favorite thing about going to school is that I can meet my friends and play soccer together. I am quite good at soccer that is why my friends voted me to become the leader in the school soccer club. 

I heard you are into books. So, what is your favorite? Mine is The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. I love to read. I can spend the whole day in my room with books and hot tea. Sometimes, I like to listen to some relaxing music while reading like Dust by Laurel Halo.

If I am sad and not in the mood to read, I always play my piano and sing to it. I sing loudly to any songs that come to my mind. It will boost my mood. 

That is all the things you should know about myself. Have a nice day, Sarah!

Sekian materi talking about self dari Studio Literasi yang dapat kalian pelajari. Semoga bermanfaat ya. Cheers!

Last Updated on September 24, 2020

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