Regret: A Grammatical Formula

Regret Formula: Subject + should + have + v3 ==== look at the example below:

I regret because I hit his car = I should not have hit (V3) his car

Positive                                                          negative

I regret because I didn’t give her a flower = I should have given her a flower

Negative                                                                                              positive

I regret because yesterday I didn’t come to school = I should have come to school yesterday

I regret because yesterday I didn’t eat = I should have eaten yesterday

I feel bad because I refused (rejected) her love = I should have received (accepted) her love == using antonym rather than “not”

I feel bad because I didn’t go to Bali = I should have gone to Bali

Formula = Subject + should + have + v3

I shouldn’t have leaved her in the rail way station (negative)

Fact = I leaved her (positive) = antonym verb

Regret = I regret that I leaved her in the rail way station

Speech and Speaking


A speech is actually the activity of transferring message, ideas, thought or other intention from Speaker to the audience.

The important things in giving a speech are:

  • How your message is understood by other people
  • You’re not playing around with your words, but straight to the point or to the issue

Genre: Explanation and Exposition

What should you do?

Choose the topic

Topic is not a title

Topic: Global warming

A Title has to be very specific than a topic. It has to be about a fact, an issue or even particular events

Break down (Specify=make it more specific):

Possible title:

  1. The dangerous of global warming
  2. The effect ….
  3. Let’s save our earth

Topic about: Wildlife

Possible title:

  1. The almost extinct of Bubut Java
  2. Under the blue sea

Your topic:

Your title:

Make an outline

Give small introduction of yourself

State your topic and the title

Talk why you’re interested with the topic/ title

Give small background

Body of the speech

1)      Give definition

2)      What and why (provide facts – read some books or find some resources from internet)

3)      A good speech has to offer solution (How)



Ladies and gentleman, all my friends

The honorable …..

(You have to make repetition)

Have your own draft

English Remedial XII IA

Well, i’m sure your visit here is about to cover your english remedial. Now, read the instruction and do it now!

1. Find out an article on certain genre (you may have it already from your teacher in the class)

2. Find our the task in Assignment for Class XII category

3. Write the article on the comment space of this post. Don’t forget to provide 5 multiple choices related to the article topic!

4. Write your name (full name) and your class. Don’t forget to write down also your email address.

5. Then click, Submit to send the article.