Rangkuman Materi Bahasa Inggris Kelas 11 Bab 5

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Rangkuman Materi Bahasa Inggris Kelas 11 Bab 5

Chapter 5: Letter Writing

Type of Letters

There are two types of letters, personal letter and formal letter.

(Terdapat dua tipe surat, yaitu surat pribadi dan surat resmi).

In this chapter we are going to specifically learn about personal letter.

(Pada bab ini kita akan membahas spesifik tentang surat pribadi)

Social Function of Personal Letter

Social function of personal letter is to send the letter for people we know such as friends, siblings, parents, and cousins.

(Fungsi sosial dari surat pribadi adalah untuk mengirimkan surat kepada orang yang kita kenal seperti teman, saudara, orang tua, dan sepupu)

Letter are not only written to inform but strengthen the bond between two people writing each other.

(Surat tidak hanya untuk menyampaikan informasi namun juga untuk menguatkan hubungan antara dua orang yang saling mengirim surat)

Linguistic Features of Personal Letter

We will divided linguistic features of personal letter into two part: sentences structure and style.

(Kita akan membagi linguistic features dari personal letter ke dalam dua bagian: sentence structure dan style)

Let’s dig in!

(Mari kita bahas lebih jauh!)

Sentences Structure of Personal Letter

There are several things that we need to remember when making a personal letter, specifically on sentence structure, which are:

(Ada beberapa hal yang harus kita ingat dalam membuat surat pribadi, spesifiknya dalam bagian sentence structure, yaitu: )

  • Accuracy of grammar is important.
  • (Akurasi penggunaan grammar itu sangat penting)
  • Complete sentences are expected.
  • (Kalimat yang utuh dan sempurna itu harus, masa ia mau ngirim surat setengah2 ga kan?)
  • Slang can be used.
  • (Bahasa gaul bisa dipakai disini, seperti yo watsup bro!)
  • Use the contractions such as I’ll, I’m, We’ll.
  • (Nah penggunaan singkatan juga boleh seperti I’ll yang berasal dari I will)
  • Use personal pronouns such as I, You, We.
  • (Menggunakan kata ganti orang seperti saya, kamu, kita. Cie elah)
  • Use active voice.
  • (Menggunakan kalimat aktif)

Style of Personal Letter

There are several things that we need to remember when making a personal letter, specifically on style, which are:

(Ada beberapa hal yang harus kita ingat dalam membuat surat pribadi, spesifiknya dalam bagian style, yaitu: )

  • Language use may be personal like first first and second person pronouns.
  • (Kata ganti orang pertama dan kedua dapat digunakan)
  • Be warm.
  • ( Bahasanya harus sopan dan hangat bersahabat, jangan ngegas ya!)
  • Use the person’s name you are writing to.
  • (Kita juga boleh langsung panggil nama orang yang dikirimin surat dalam kalimat surat, jadi ga harus kamu kamu dan kamu terus)
  • Vary sentence length.
  • (Nah untuk panjang suratnya tergantung kebutuhan dan tidak ada aturan khusus)
  • Write in natural, conversational style.
  • (Bahasa yang digunakan juga bahasa sehari-hari bukan baku)
  • Let your personality shine trough in your writing.
  • (Ketika menulis surat pribadi, biarkan jati dirimu yang sesungguhnya muncul, ciat berubah jadi power ranger)

Structure of Personal Letter

Structure of personal letter is:

(Sturktur dari personal letter adalah: )

  • Date
  • Address
  • Salutation & name
  • Introduction
  • Body
  • Closure
  • Complimentary Close
  • Signature
  • Postscript (P.S)

Example of Personal Letter

Here below the example of personal letter include the structure described:

(Berikut ini adalah contoh dari personal letter termasuk strukturnya termasuk: )

North East England, April 12 2022

Dear Mr. Kevin,

This is Caroline, I was your student in your homeroom class 11 Social-2 two years ago. I hope you still remember me, Mr. Kevin. By the way, how’s your life, Mr. Kevin? I hope you’re always in a good health, especially in this kind of situation.

It’s already been a year since I’m studying in England, and I remember you from time to time. Thanks to your strict teaching, I can graduate from high school and entered my current university. Honestly back then, sometimes I resented you because it was really tiring to follow your teaching. But now I know that it was the best thing and you did it for us.

Now that I’m a university student, I must study on my own and diligently manage my time. It was hard at first, and I often miss the time in high school. I realized that back then, you really helped us a lot in managing our study. Thank you again for that, Mr. Kevin.

That’s all for now, Mr. Kevin. I will send you another letter next time, and kindly reply my letter if you have time. I hope we can meet when I come back to Indonesia later, Mr. Kevin.

Best regards,
Caroline