THE GOLDEN SNAIL


Once upon a time, there was an old widow. Her name was Mbok Rondo Dadapan. She was very poor. Her job was looking for the fish along the river. The river was not far from her hut.
One day, she found a golden snail. She took the snail home and put it in the jar in her kitchen. She kept the snail well and fed it enough food.
Several days later, after coming back from her daily fishing she found delicious meal on the table. Her hut was clean. And this happened almost everyday for a long time.
Then one day, she did not go fishing. But she peeped from outside of her hut. She saw a beautiful princess going out of the jar where she kept the golden snail. The princess prepared the meal and cleaned the hut.
The princess was surprised when Mbok Rondo Dadapan came in and asked”, Who are you?” So the princess told her life and was willing to be Mbok Rondo Dadapan’s daughter.
Finally she did not become a golden snail anymore. She became a beautiful girl

THE RATS AND THE ELEPHANTS


Once upon a time there lived a group of rats under a tree in peace. However, a group of elephants crossing the jungle unknowingly destroyed the homes of all the rats. Many of them were death.
Then the king of rats decided to approach the elephant chief and request him to guide his herd through another route. On hearing the sad story, the elephant king apologized and agreed to take another route. And so the lives of the rats were saved.
One day elephant-hunters came to the jungle and trapped a group of elephants in huge nets. Then the elephant king suddenly remembered the king of the rats. He summoned one of the elephants of his herd, wich had not been trapped, to go seek help from the king of rats.
The elephant went to the rat king and told him about the trapped elephants
The rat king immediately look his entire group of rats and they cut open the nets which had trapped the elephants herd. The elephants herd was totaly set free. They dance with joy and thanked the rats.
OK, friends thanks for you attention

Meaning
Unknowingly : tidak mengetahui
Destroyed : merusak
Decided : menentukan
Approch : mengangkat
Chief : pemimpin
Guide : penunjuk jalan
Hunters : pemburu
Summon : mengundang
Trapped : perangkap

THE THIRSTY CROW


On a hot day, a thirsty crow flew over a field looking for water. For along time, she could not find any. She felt very exhausted, almost giving up. Suddenly, she saw a water jug below her, she flew straight down to see if there was any water inside. It was a surprise because there was some water inside the jug!
The crow tried to push her head into the jug. Sadly, she found that the neck of the jug was too narrow. Then, she tried to push the jug down for the water to flow out but she found that the jug was too heavy.
The crow thought hard for a while. Then looking around her, she saw some pebbles. She suddenly had a good idea. She started picking up the pebbles one by one, dropping each into the jug. As more and more pebbles filled the jug, the water level kept rising. Soon it was high enough for the crow to drink. “It’s working!” she said

(Taken from : Angel’s moral stories)

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT


There is no one best way to deal with pests in agriculture. Pesticides are commonly used, but this may cause many problems. That’s why I feel that combining different management operations is the most effective way to control pests.
The chemicals in pesticides may build as residues in the environment. This reduces the quality of farm produce. As well, pests can gradually become resistant to pesticides. This means the newer and sometimes stronger ones have to be developed.
Some pesticides affect non target animals such as fish and bees. This affects the natural balance. Also aiming to completely wipe out agricultural pests may be very expensive. Sometimes pests damage costs less than the method of control.
Understanding the ecology of the area helps a lot in pest control. Natural enemies can be used to control a pest. Pesticides would be chosen that don’t affect the natural enemies. Therefore, I think integrated pest management is a safe and more effective option in agriculture.

(Taken from http://www.lmpc.edu.au)

THE KIND DUCK AND THE POOR FROG


One beautiful summer’s day, a duck decided to go to river for a picnic. She took a lot of food with her, and was really looking forward to eating it. She sat down on the river bank and spread the food out in front of her.
“You’re not going to eat all that food your self, are you?” said a small voice.
She looked up and saw a frog sitting at the water ‘s edge.
“Please give me some of it. i am very poor and hungry,” pleaded the frog wiping a tear from his eye.
She give me a sandwich. To her surprise he did not eat it, but simply put it on the ground beside him.
“Won’t you give me some thing else? After all, my need is greater than yours.”
Bit my bit, the kind- hearted duck handed over most of her food: cake and biscuits, apples and sweets. Soon, the frog had a huge pile of food next to him. With an effort he picket it all up, put it on his back, and started to swim away across the river. but the food was so heavy that sank like a stone, and the duck never saw him again.
That’s enough thanks

(Source : ressell’s student’s English Grammar)

Vocabulary :
River : sungai else : lain
Looking forward : memandang ke depan greather : besar
Spread : penyebaran bit : sedikit
Voice : suara soon : segera
Edge : tepi huge : besar
Poor : miskin pile : gundukan
Tear : air mata effort : usaha
Across : jarak heavy : berat

THE LION AND THE FOX


One day the lion, King of the jungle, told all the animals in the forest that he was sick and clying. He told them to visit him to hear his last words. The goat, the sheep, and the cow went into the lion’s cave to say goodbye to their king. The fox, who was very smart. Just waited outside and watched, none of the animals came out.
Finally, after along time, the lion got up dan came out of his cave and saw the fox sitting there. The lion said to him, “Why don’t you come visit me, my friend? You know that I am sick and dying.” “The fox answered, “Pardon me”, your majesty, but I did not wish to crowd you. I saw many animals go into your cave, but none of them have come out.”
Until some of them came out, I will stay outside in the fresh air

THUMBELINA


There was once a woman who wanted a small child but didn’t know where to get one. So she went to a witch for a help.
“A little child? Said the witch. “That’s easy. Here’s a magic seed. Plant it in a flower pot and see what happens!”
The woman thanked the witch, paid her with a piece of silver, and went home to plant the magic seed. As soon as it touched the soil, the seed grew into a tulip, whose flower opened with a pop. In the middle of the flower sat a tiny girl.
“Why, the pretty little thing is hardly as big as my thumb!” cried the woman. “I am going to call her Thumbelina.”
The woman made Thumbelina a bed from a walnut shell. Instead of going out, Thumbelina played on the kitchen table. Her favourite game was sailing across a bowl of water in a boat made from tulip leaf. As she sailed, she sang in a high, sweet voice.
One night, an old, damp toad got in through an open window and hopped down onto the kitchen table. “Just the wife for my son!” the toad declared when she saw. Thumbelina sleeping in her tiny bed. The load picked the walnut shell-and hopped out throught the window into the garden. At the bottom of the garden, them was a stream with muddy banks, and that was where the old toad lived with her son. He was even damper and uglier than his mother. When he saw the pretty little girl a sleep in the walnut shell, all he could say was, “Ribbik! Ribbik!” “Not so loud!” whispered the old toad. “If you wake her up, she’ll run away. We’ll put her on a water lily leaf in the middle of the stream so she won’t be able to escape. Then we can dear out the best room for the wedding.”
In the morning, when she woke up, Thumbelina was started to find herself on a big green leaf in the middle of a stream