Sport help us to become strong and healthy. There are many kinds of sport : walking, running, hunting, cycling, swimming, and so on. It is not important what kinds of sport we are going to do, as long as we are strong enough to do it.Healthy people should exercise feguiring, no matter how old they are.The simplest and the best sport is walking. It is also the cheapest one, because we do not need money to do it. A long walk in the evening may help us sleep more than any medicine.But people today do not like walking. They prefer to drive a car, though they are notin a hurry or travelling a long distance. This kind of "disease" comes our laziness.
OUR PARENTSWhat does the word "parents" mean ? It means our father and our mother.How long have our parents been taking care of us as ? This question is easy to answer. As we will know, our parents have taking care of us as long as we have lived.We hardly imagine just how good and kind our parents are. They also love us very much. No parent hates a son or daughter. When we are sick or ill, they look after us very carefully. They sometimes even lose sleep at night because of us. And they spend a lot of money on our education.Do you love your parents ? Of course you do. What should we do to show our gratitude to our parents ? To show our gratitude to them we should :1. always do what they tell us to do. 2. never disobey or annoy them.3. be a good student and always do our best.4. make curselves useful both to our parents anda to our country.
Indonesia has some of the richest forestsin the world. The total of forested land is approximately 120 million hectares.These forests have existed for millions of years and they have much to offer us. They are important for their products, such as timber, rattan (= rotan). resin (= damer) etc. They are also important for keeping the soil fertile. The leaves of the forest trees fall to the ground and become humus.The humus is fertilizer for the soil. The forests are also important for preventing soil erosion and floods. The roots of the trees prevent the soil from being wahed away by the rain.Some years ago the forests in Indonesia looked from the air like an unbroken carpet of green. Today there are a lot of bare patches (= bidang-bidang tanah) where trees have been cut down and cleared. The trees have been cut down for timber.Forests are cleared for farms, mines and settlements-In some areas the destruction is continuing at a very rapid rate. If we do not stop this, our forests will be gone by the end of this century.Our goverment realizes this and has taken some to prevent the destruction. Some regulations have been issued (= dikeluarkan) to protect the forests. In addition, reforestation projects are being carried out. These projects are as important as other big development projects. It is our duty as good citizens to help the goverment carryout these programmes successfully.
Camping is a good way of spending a holiday away from home. It is cheap. And it is a lot of fun. You are free to go anywhere you please, and it is a great pleasure to be able to sleep under the stars.Next week is a holiday. The students of III A plan to go camping in Cibubur. Now they are discuccing their plan."We can rent them. But there are kinds and sizes of tents. We should choose tents that are big enough for us to sleep in comfortably.""What else do you think we need ?" Fitri asked."Everyone should bring his/her own bedding, a change of clothing and a set of eating utensils. The bedding should be loght and warm and give you enough protection against the damp grund," Allan explained."Besides a change of clothing, I believe you also need a sweater or a Jacket. It may be cold at night," Tuti said."How about food?" Fadli asked."It's fun to cook our own food. Why don't you bring the cooking utensils, girls ? I think you should try to prepare simple dishes in one pan. Then we will only need to carry a few utensils,""All right". Tuti said. "We'll be responsible fot the food.Will you take care of the tents, boys?""O.K, "the boys said,They all look forward to the holiday.
The word communication comes from the verb communicate, which means to give or exchange information. News, ideas or opinions by speech or writing. In orther words, communicabon is the sending of information or news from one nerson to another, or the exchange of such information or news between people.Through communication people learn from one another the things they want to know. Imagine if human beings cpuld not communicate with one another. If a person cannot communicate, he will not talk to other people, and no other people will talk to him or teach him anything. So it would be impossible for him to learn anything. Can he learn anything by himself ?How could a child learn to do anything all if he did not have the chance to communicate with other people, especially with his parents, brothers and sisters ? He would not learn to talk and would not learn to do any other things either. Someone must teach the chid. In other words, someone must communicate knowledge and skill to the child.The main way people communication with one another is by speaking. To people can communicate in this way when are near to each other. Nowadays however, we can use electronic instruments like the telephone, radio and telegraph as a means of communication. If We do not have telephone or a radio, we can still commurvicaticm by writting letters.Writting began when man used pictures to explain their thought to others. Now writing has become a very important means of communication, Newspapers, magazines, books and , other pinted materials use writing.Since communications important for gaining knowledge, you must communication actively with other people, especially with your teachers and friends at school.