Di sebuah kelas SMA terjadi percakapan bahasa inggris 5 orang membahas tentang kegiatan anak-anak zaman sekarang yang jauh berbeda dengan permainan anak-anak zaman dulu. Anak-anak zaman sekarang lebih banyak bermain dengan permainan teknologi tinggi yang jauh dari aktivitas fisik dan sosial. Sehingga anak-anak zaman sekarang fisiknya sangat sedikit sekali terpapar lingkungan dunia luar dan akibatnya secara sosial mereka dikhawatirkan kurang peka terhadap masalah sosial. Hasil dari percakapan bahasa inggris 5 orang ini memikirkan suatu cara gimana agar permainan tradisional bisa dikenalkan pada anak-anak zaman sekarang.
contoh percakapan bahasa inggris 5 orang : Today’s Kids
Fendi : Hey, Guys. Don’t you think kids these days are completely different from kids in our times?
Anisa : What is so different?
Nabilah : I agree with you, time flies, now we won’t see a lot of kids do things like we did when we were at their age.
Ragil : Indeed! We are kids of 90’s. Kids these days won’t feel the excitements like we did as kids.
Tomy : Yeah, today’s kids are really spoiled. They are busy with their up-to-the-minute gadgets. They don’t even have their good times outside their couches.
Fendi : You’re right! When we were at their ages, we do all sorts of fun outside; we played with dirt, we had fun in the woods, we climbed trees. Ahhh…. Those golden childhood times make me want to be a fresh child again.
Anisa : But, don’t you all think that those kinds of gadgets kids have nowadays really provide all sorts of excitements?
Nabilah : That’s not the point, Anisa. Today’s gadgets may really give all sorts of pleasure for them, but those things would bring bad effects for their health mentally and physically.
Ragil : That’s true. Kids these days don’t go outside to see awesome things that they will never find on their sophisticated gadgets. They will never find the excitements like going for an adventure with friends, exploring new places, discovering things, learning to cooperate and help each other, and playing with the nature. They don’t feel the experience of getting sweaty after playing all day long outside. That’s all what a kid does!
Tomy : That’s so right, Ragil. By playing outside and getting sweaty and tired, you will be a healthier child than those who sit whole day on couch playing with the latest game consoles, internets, or smart phones.
Fendi : Today’s kids are also known with their poorness of socialization ability. It’s because of their times that they spend with their gadgets at their home than playing with their fellows outside.
Anisa : Uh, you are right. It’s true that today’s kids are really different from us as kids years ago.
Tomy : Ahhh…. This conversation recalls my past memories when I was still innocent as a cute little boy. I remember I ever made a little wooden-made quarter with my childhood friends as a place for us to get on together.
Anisa : Me too, now I feel like I want to be a child again. I still even remember the place like hills, trees, lakes, that I and my little friends used to play together on.
Nabilah : Playing outside is so-much fun. I hope today’s kids find it out.
Ragil : Yeah, in the future, I won’t allow my kids staying a whole day at home with their gadgets. They should feel the experience of 90’s kids games. Hahahaha
Glossaries (kosa kata) Percakapan Bahasa Inggris 5 orang
Gadget: alat elektronik canggih
Couch: tempat duduk sofa yang nyaman
All sorts of fun/excitements: segala macam kesenangan
Play with dirt: bermain kotor-kotoran
Golden childhood times: masa-masa kecil yang indah
Nowadays: sekarang, kini
That’s not the point: bukan itu maksudnya
Mentally: secara mental
Physically: secara fisik
Cooperate: bekerja sama
All day long/a whole day: sepanjang hari
Game consoles: alat konsol permainan
Socialization ability: kemampuan bersosialisasi
Fellows: teman akrab
Recalls: mengingatkan kembali, menghadirkan kembali
Innocent: polos, lugu
Wooden-made: terbuat dari kayu
Childhood friends: teman masa kecil
To get on together: berkumpul bersama
Used to: waktu dulu
So-much fun: sangat menyenangkan