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Tenses: Past Simple Tense

August 26th, 2011 No comments


This posting is intended to teach myself in English. It is taken from

I played
You played
He/she/it played
We played
They played
I did not playI didn’t play
You did not playYou didn’t play
He/she/it did not playHe/she/it didn’t play
We did not playWe didn’t play
They did not playThey didn’t play
Did I play?
Did you play?
Did he/she/it play?
Did we play?
Did they play?


  • The Past Simple tense of regular verbs is formed by adding –ed to the infinitive :
    (example:  Infinitive : to play         Past Simple :  I played.)
  • The auxiliary did is used to form the negative and interrogative forms
  • For irregular verbs, please see the irregular verbs table

The Past Simple is used to talk about finished actions in a finished period of time.

More Examples

  1. Yesterday evening, I played tennis with a friend.
  2. In 2005, I started taking tennis lessons.
  3. When I was at school, I hated history.
  4. Five minutes ago, I finished the report for my boss.
  5. Last week I attended a meeting in Tokyo
  6. Yesterday evening I went to the cinema with a friend.
  7. From 1995 to 1998 I worked in Tokyo.
  8. Last night the concert finished at midnight.
  9. I arrived at the office this morning before my colleagues.
  10. When he was young, Tom rode a bicycle to school.
  11. The train was at 8 p.m. so I left home at 7 p.m.
  12. Last Sunday was my mother’s birthday, so I made a cake.
  13. I started to play golf five years ago.
  14. The great composer Mozart died at the age of 35.
  15. Julie did a lot of English exercises last week.

Tenses: Present Continuous Tense

August 16th, 2011 No comments


This posting is intended to teach myself in English. It is taken from


I am playing
You are playing
He/she/it is playing
We are playing
They are playing
I am not playingI’m not playing
You are not playingYou’re not playing
He/she/it is not playingHe/she/it’s not playing
We are not playingWe’re not playing
You are not playingYou’re not playing
They are not playingThey’re not playing
Am I playing?
Are you playing?
Is he/she/it playing?
Are we playing?
Are they playing?


The Present Continuous is used :

  1. To talk about continuous activities :
    1. at the time of speaking :
      I am reading this page now.
    2. around now, in a more general sense :
      I am learning English this year
  2. To talk about planned future arrangements :
    • Next month I am spending my holidays in Australia. I have already booked my flight.
    • Our neighbours are coming to dinner tomorrow. They have accepted our invitation.

More Examples

  1. Every day Julie takes the bus to go to her office.
  2. At the moment you are doing an English exercise.
  3. Tom and Julie are learning English this year.
  4. The Bank opens at 9.30 every morning from Monday to Friday.
  5. Our cousins are coming to see us next Sunday.
  6. Tom reads the newspaper every morning on the train.
  7. Julie usually cleans the house on Saturdays.
  8. At the moment she is writing a letter to a client.
  9. Julie speaks three languages : English, French and Spanish.
  10. Today is Sunday. Tom and Julie are relaxing in their garden.

Tenses: Present Simple Tense

August 16th, 2011 No comments


This posting is intended to teach myself in English. It is taken from

I play
You play
He/she/it plays
We play
They play
I do not playI don’t play
You do not playYou don’t play
He/she/it does not playHe/she/it doesn’t play
We do not playWe don’t play
They do not playThey don’t play
Do I play?
Do you play?
Does he/she/it play?
Do we play?
Do they play?


The Present Simple is used :

  1. To talk about regular activities, routine, habits:
    • John plays tennis once a week.
    • We start work at 9 a.m. every day.
    • Mary eats fish on Fridays.
  2. To talk about tastes:
    • Peter likes Chinese food.
    • Julie doesn’t like fish.
    • Their children love chocolate.
  3. To talk about facts:
    • The sun rises in the east
    • In Europe, the weather is cold in winter.
    • Authors write books.

More examples

  1. The film starts every day at 8 p.m.
  2. The children drink milk with their meals.
  3. Cats generally sleep a lot.
  4. Julie writes a letter to her mother once a week.
  5. Tom and Julie live in a big city in the centre of the country.
  6. Tourists go to Egypt to see the pyramids.
  7. Jimmy always takes the bus to go to school.
  8. We all know that children like sweets.
  9. Anne thinks it’s a good idea to do English exercises.
  10. If you want to be healthy, you must eat good food.

Dosen Pengampu Mata Kuliah Semester 1 TA 2011/2012

August 15th, 2011 No comments

Dalam rapat ploting mata kuliah di jurusan Teknik Sistem Komputer pada tanggal 12 Agustus 2011 yang dihadiri oleh semua dosen T. Siskom, telah diputuskan dosen pengampu mata kuliah dan dosen wali mahasiswa angkatan 2011.

Untuk dosen pengampu mata kuliah, saya mendapat amanah untuk memegang mata kuliah:

  1. TSK-505: Sistem Digital Lanjut (2 SKS)
  2. TSK-304: Teknik Interace dan Peripheral (2 SKS)
  3. TSK-503: Metodologi Penelitian (2 SKS), team-teaching dengan pak Adian dan bu Oky
  4. TSK-710: Logika Fuzzy (2 SKS, pilihan)
  5. TSK-712: Desain Sistem VLSI (2 SKS, pilihan)

Semua mata kuliah siap diadakan, kecuali TSK-712 yang disebabkan jumlah mahasiswa yang mengambil MK kurang.

Semua berawal dari niat. Berlaku bagi dosen dan mahasiswa. Mudah2an membawa kebaikan.

Bismillahi tawakaltu ‘alalloh.

Categories: Kuliah

Checking Ubuntu Server ISO File Integrity using MD5SUM

August 15th, 2011 No comments

I’ve a problem when running Ubuntu server installation using CDs burned from ISO files I’ve downloaded from Ubuntu repository. They are ubuntu-server-10.04.3-i386.iso and ubuntu-server-10.04.3-amd64.iso. Both of them failed when installing the base system during Ubuntu server installation. It told that CD was corrupt.

There are at least 2 possibilities of failure:
1. The ISO image file is corrupt. It indicates failure when downloading that file;
2. The CD is corrupt. It can happen when CD has scratch on its surface so that CD ROM can not read it. It’s physical failure. Another cause of corrupted CD is a burning failure. I’m using Brasero under Ubuntu Lucid desktop to burn CD;
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