Anita bertemu seorang turis di tempat Candi Borobudur dan mereka memulai percakapan dalam bhs inggris tentang Indonesia khususnya berbagai budaya. Turis yang Anita temui ternyata seorang guru antropologi yang menyukai mempelajari berbagai budaya di seluruh dunia. Turis ini telah berkunjung di berbagai tempat di Indonesia untuk belajar langsung tentang budaya dari masing-masing tempat. Anita sangat senang sekali memperoleh kesempatan percakapan dalam bhs inggris tentang indonesia dengan seorang turis yang berasal dari Amerika karena dengan kesempatan ini dia telah mampu mempraktekkan hasil latihan belajar bahasa inggris selama ini.
Percakapan dalam bhs Inggris tentang Indonesia My Precious Cultures
[One day at Borobudur Temple]
Anita : Excuse me, Sir. Can I take a photo of you?
Tourist : Huh? Oh, of course.
Anita : [after taking the photo] Thank you, Sir.
Tourist : It’s nothing.
Anita : Um… by the way, are you here alone, Sir?
Tourist : No, actually I came here with my wife.
Anita : Where is she, Sir?
Tourist : I think she is taking some photos around this Borobudur temple.
Anita : Where do you come from, Sir?
Tourist : I come from America, it’s California, USA.
Anita : Wow. What brings you here, Sir?
Tourist : Um… well, I heard from my friends that Indonesia has great and amazing temple relics. Opportunely, I am an anthropology teacher and I really like ancient things. Actually I have seen many ancient relics from around the world, and now it’s my turn to visit Indonesia.
Anita : Do you like this Borobudur temple, Sir?
Tourist : This temple is awesome! Every relief and sculpture I see on every part of the temple is remarkable. This is one of the greatest cultural and historical inheritances that Indonesian people have to maintain.
Anita : Yes, Sir. I feel proud you’re saying so. Do you know about other Indonesian cultures, Sir?
Tourist : Of course, I know many cultures from every place in the world. Actually, I have been studying about Indonesian cultures lately.
Anita : Really, Sir? What do you think about my people’s cultures?
Tourist : Indonesian cultures are completely unique and interesting. According to my knowledge, Indonesian tribes and ethnics consist of over than one thousand tribes and every tribe has its own cultures and customs. Indonesian cultures were formed and influenced by multitude of religions, like Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, even animism, and dynamism. Western cultures also take part in Indonesian cultures, especially in science, technology, and modern entertainments. I also read that Indonesia has a few of indigenous tribes such as Dayak, Asmat, Mentawai, Toraja, ect. Indigenous tribes generally isolate themselves from outside world since they want to keep maintaining their pure cultures and customs.
Anita : Wow, you know much about Indonesian cultures, Sir.
Tourist : Yes, but not really much, I’m still studying them.
Anita : Have you visited every region in Indonesia, Sir?
Tourist : Yes, I have visited several cities in West Sumatera, Medan, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and NTT. I studied about the cultures from each of those places, like the foods, arts, and customs.
Anita : So, are you happy visiting Indonesia, Sir?
Tourist : Of course, I’m really happy visiting Indonesia. I think I will stay a little longer to know more about this remarkable country.
Anita : That would be great, Sir.
Glossaries Percakapan dalam bhs Inggris tentang Indonesia
Culture: kebudayaan, budaya
Relic: pusaka peninggalan
Ancient things: benda-benda kuno
Awesome: luar biasa, hebat
Sculpture: pahatan, ukiran patung
Remarkable: luar biasa, dahsyat
Cultural dan historical inheritance: peninggalan budaya dan historis
Maintain: menjaga, memelihara
According to my knowledge: menurut pengetahuan saya
Tribes and ethnics: suku dan etnis
Consist of: terdiri atas
Custom: adat istiadat
(were) formed and influenced: dibentuk dan dipengaruhi
Multitude of religions: banyak/beragam macam agama
Western cultures: kebudayaan barat
Take part in: ikut serta dalam
Indigenous tribe: suku pribumi/asli
Isolate: mengisolasi, menjauhkan diri