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MY DAY AT THE BEACH
Last week my friend and I were bored after three weeks of holidays, so we rode our bikes to Smith Beach, which is only five kilometres from where I live.
When we arrived at the beach, we were surprised to see there was hardly anyone there.
After having a quick dip in the ocean, which was really cold, we realised one reason there were not many people there. It was also quite windy.
After we bought ourselves some hot chips at the takeaway store nearby, we rode our bikes down the beach for a while, on the hard, damp part of the sand. We had the wind behind us and, before we knew it, we were many miles down the beach.
Before we made the long trip back we decided to paddle our feet in the water for a while, and then sit down for a rest. While we were sitting on the beach, just chatting, it suddenly dawned on us both that all the way back we would be riding into the strong wind.
When we finally made it back home, we were both totally exhausted! But we learned some good lessons that day!
- semua kalimat dalam seluruh paragraf menggunakan kata kerja bentuk past (V2).
- Kata yang dicetak miring merupakan petunjuk adanya urutan kronologis peristiwa.
- Kata yang digaris bawahi menunjukkan adanya keterangan kapan dan bagaimana pekerjaan dilakukan.
- Dan diakhir kalimat ada kesimpulan yang mengandung semacam hikmah dari penulis secara pribadi.
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