English in Focus
for Grade VIII
Junior High School (SMP/MTs)
Writers : Artono Wardiman
Masduki B. Jahur
M. Sukirman Djusma
Editors : Editor Team of Setia Purna Inves
Layouters : Layouter Team of Setia Purna Inves
Illustrator : Illustrator Team of Setia Purna Inves
Cover Designer : Designer Team of Setia Purna Inves
Cover Photos : Documentation of Setia Purna Inves
Book Size : 17.6 × 25 cm
English in Focus for Grade IX is one of a three-level English textbooks for you,
young learners in junior high school (SMP/MTs). The necessity of English as one of
the foreign languages studied in Indonesian schools, brings this book forward.
The writers have made an effort to develop your ability in English use through
this book. The content of the book is integrated in the four language skills, i.e.
listening, speaking, reading and writing. It aims to build your language, discourse,
sociocultural and strategic competence. All the components help you understand
English and use it as the media of communication.
This book also presents theories as well as activities that are closely familiar to
the students. The activities will explore your creativity and encourage you to use
your language skills in English.
Last but not least, the writers are very grateful to all people who have helped
and given their input, support and encouragement.
We also would like to appreciate PT Setia Purna Inves and the editorial team
that give the support and contribution so that the books can be used by the young
learners in junior high school (SMP/MTs).