Bagus sekali! 1 Student Book

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Bagus sekali! 1 Student Book

By Julie Newnham, Elise Wackett
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Bagus sekali! 1 Student Book is the first level in the series.Students will be captivated by the rich blend of photos and media that deliberately combine culture, humour and language in order to enhance the language learning experience. A wealth of spoken activities ranging from controlled, guided structures to freer, more open-ended activities, provide the building blocks for students to apply Indonesian to their own lives.

This series is a three level, junior secondary to middle secondary Indonesian course. Researched on location in Indonesia, it represents a refreshingly imaginative response to current curriculum guidelines and classroom needs.


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Contributing Authors: Julie Newham, Elise Wackett, Soepri Soehodo and Kim Cartwright

The Level 1 Textbook contains the following sections:

Learn how to
Each langkah begins with a Learn how to section, providing students with learning outcomes for each chapter.

In Level 1 the Indonesian learning experience begins in Bali where students are introduced to the language and culture through vibrant photo-stories, the central feature of the course. As well as establishing the theme for each langkah, the photo-stories also introduce the language in each unit in a real-life context.

Oral Activities
A wealth of speaking activities ranging from controlled, guided structures to freer, more open-ended activities provide the building blocks for students to apply Indonesian to their own lives. They include:

  • Cobalah ini!
    Short oral drills that focus on key language points first introduced in the photo-stories. Photos, realia and illustrations provide students with the stimulus to practise their new skills.
  • Kamu berdua!
    Following Cobalah ini! this is the students’ next step on their journey to independent communication. These longer dialogues instill confidence in the students’ own oral abilities as well as encourage risk-taking with the language.
  • Bicara bebas!
    This section enables students to showcase their accumulated language skills. Fun activities, where the students get to use their language independently, are presented in a variety of relevant text types, such as interviews, quizzes, surveys and phone calls.
  • Berani coba? These extension activities are ideal for the multilevel classroom.

These short paragraphs alert students to a tricky language point or explain an unusual phrase.

Beginilah! provides valuable tips on pronunciation and practical insights into ways of successfully studying another language.

Mari bermain!
Language learnt is further consolidated through fun, competitive games.

Tidak begitu susah!
The short grammar sections included in each chapter explain grammar in simple, precise terms, allowing students to take responsibility for their own learning.

Three fun songs are provided for students’ enjoyment.

Kata-kata baru
A vocabulary section is provided on each chapter as well as an English/Indonesian, Indonesian/English section at the back of the Textbook.

Indonesia asyik!
Bagus sekali! is saturated with Indonesian culture, from the photo-stories to the realia and photos contained in the oral activities. Further cultural information with English commentary has been included with topics that have been carefully selected for their appeal to teenagers.

Target audience
Years 7–8
Table of contents
  • Langkah 1: Hai!
  • Langkah 2: Mau ikut ke pantai?
  • Langkah 3: Mari bermain!
  • Langkah 4: Bukalah bukumu!
  • Langkah 5: Wah! Jam berapa?
  • Langkah 6: Keluarga saya lucu!
  • Langkah 7: Bagaimana dia?
  • Langkah 8: Aduh! Badan saya sakit semua!

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