Expressing Surprise, Belief, and Unbelief

EXPRESSING SURPRISE, BELIEF, AND UNBELIEF

Text 1

A : Mr. Agus didn’t teach us this morning.

B : What a surprise. He is never absent before.

Answer the questions below.

1. Who was the teacher?

2. Where did the conversation take place?

3. What is the relationship between the two speakers?

4. Underline the words expressing surprise.

Text 2

A : Dad, my friends and I plan to climb Mount Lawu next week.

B : You are kidding! This is hard rainy season. It will be dangerous up there.

Answer the questions below.

1. Who will go to the mountain?

2. Where did the conversation take place?

3. What is the relationship between the two speakers?

4. Underline the words expressing surprise.

Text 3

Dina : Good heavens! Look at this. It says a pilot was nearly sucked out of the window of his plane. It was in mid air.

Sandi : Really? He wasn’t killed, was he?

Dina : No, it says he was hanging out of the window while the plane was 23,000 feet in the air.

Sandi : I don’t understand. The windows didn’t break, did it?

Dina : Yes it did. Actually.

Answer the questions below.

1. Who are involved in the dialogue above?

2. Who are they?

3. What are Dina and Sandi talking about?

4. How was the pilot condition?

5. How was the plane condition?



Make short dialogues based on the situation.

1. Your handphone was stolen. Your close friend, Kristina, did it. You surprised.

2. Your headmistress annonces that you are the winner of the writing contest of your school. You surprise.

Text 4

Dona : Watch that! A man eats nails and glasses. Wouw….! That’s out of logic.

Mita : What’s programme do you watch?

Dona : I watch “Guiness Book World of Record”!

Mita : Oh, that’s an interesting programme.

Dona : Do you believe that one can do something like that?

Mita : Me? I believe that. What about you?

Dona : I don’t believe it.

Mita : Up to you!

Answer the questions below.

1. What did Dona see last night?

2. What did the programme about?

3. Do you believe that?

4. Do you have special experience that someone does something strange?

5. What did Mita say to express that she believes man can do strange thing?

6. What did Dona say to express that she doesn’t believe man can do strange thing?

7. Find out expressions showing believing and unbelieving?

Make short dialogues based on the situation.

1. Your friend told you that he was safe from a train accident.

2. Someone tells you that he can make you rich just in a few days.

3. Someone was cut his head but he didn’t die.

4. A ghost haunted you last night.

Words expressing surprise and unbelief

° Really

° What a surprise

° Are you serious

° You’re kidding

° Tell me it’s not true

° That’s out of logic


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By Ely Wulandari Maulana Posted in Class X

5 comments on “Expressing Surprise, Belief, and Unbelief

  1. Your blog is really helpful. Thanks a lot so far.
    Where is example of hortatory exposition? Give me detail explanation between Analytical exposition and Hortatory, please!

  2. wah…membantu bgt neh…

    ku copy paste ya soal2 di atas?

    coz, mau buat PPL.

    apakah anda seorang guru?

    sekali lagi terimakasih ya………….

    • Dear Finaa,

      Maaf ya tuk listening belum bisa di upload. Biasanya dari kaset, atau coba record suara sendiri.

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