English USA on VOA
This is English USA, on the Voice of America. Now, Lesson 104, part 2. English USA SUARA AMERIKA, Pelajaran ke 104, Bagian Ke 2.
Dalam pelajaran ini Anda akan dilatih menggunakan kata-kata bentuk waktu depan. Martin pergi dengan Dr. Rust, seorang pelajabat NASA, yaitu badan antariksa Amerika Serikat, untuk menyaksikan pendaratan pesawat ulang-alik.
MARTIN: There’s crowd already, Mel.
MEL: The landing is always a popular event.
MARTIN: What will actually happen?
MEL: The shuttle will appear from that direction. It will land there. It’s going to come to a stop right in front of us. The crew will get out and walk to that area.
MARTIN: Will someone greet the crew?
MEL: Yes, there’s always an official welcome. The radio and television people will also be there. They’ll ask questions and take pictures.
MARTIN: Will you tell me something about the Space Shuttle? I’ve seen the smaller rockets and one of the big one. Does the shuttle have the same kind of rockets?
MEL: They are different in some ways. For one thing, they can be used again. In the old space flights, the rockets were dropped in the ocean. We couldn’t recover them or use them again.
MARTIN: How many rockets does the shuttle have?
MEL: It has two booster rockets that help lift it into space. These drop off, and we recover them. It also has three engines of its own.
MARTIN: Is that all?
MEL: It has other engines to help it slow down, turn, and so on.
MARTIN: Are rockets the same as engines?
MEL: In this case they are. Some people call them rocket engines.
MARTIN: What has this crew done in space?
MEL: Several things. They’ve just repaired one of the satellites. Next trip they will repair another satellite.
MARTIN: How will they do that?
MEL: After the launch, they will go into orbit. Then they will catch up with the satellite. Next they will open the door and go out to the satellite.
MARTIN: Do they just go out?
MEL: No, they have to be prepared. They will put on space suits. After they are outside the shuttle, they will fasten the satellite to the shuttle.
MARTIN: Has it been easy to make these repairs in the past?
MEL: We’ve had good success on some things. It hasn’t always been easy to find the problem.
MARTIN: When was the first Space Shuttle? In the nineteen eighties?
MEL: Yes, nineteen eighty- one to be exact. It was called Columbia.
MARTIN: One of the shuttles exploded.
MEL: Yes, that was a terrible accident. It was in nineteen eighty-six. It took us a long time to get over that accident.
MARTIN: Will you send another man to the moon?
MEL: Probably not. There will be other space exploration, I think.
MARTIN: What project or exploration do you want?
MEL: I want work on a space station. We can’t go much further without a space station.
MARTIN: It sounds very exciting.
Dalam waktu menceritakan sesuatu peristiwa masa kini, kita sering perlu mengemukakan pengaruh peristiwa itu pada masa depan. Kita menggunakan bentuk kata kerja lain untuk menyatakan masa depan. Baca beberapa contoh.
The shuttle will appear.
It will land there.
The crew will get out.
The television people will be there.
Will someone greet the crew?
Will you tell me something?
How will they do that?
What will happen?
Kata kerjanya dibentuk dengan kata kerja bentuk waktu kini, didahului oleh kata “will.” Jawablah sekarang pertanyaan-pertanyaan Martin dengan menggunakan bentuk kata kerja tadi.
MARTIN: Will the shuttle land in Florida ?
MARTIN: Will we see the crew?
MARTIN: When will it land?
MEL: ( Over Cheering ) That was a perfect landing.
MARTIN: Well done.
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