Standard Competency : To comprehend and express the meaning nuance within the transactional and interpersonal conversations which are related to the expressions of sympathy in the context of daily life
Basic Competency : To respond and express the meaning nuance within the formal / informal transactional (to get things done) and interpersonal (get sociable) conversations by using the simple kind of spoken and written languages accurately and fluently in the daily life context involving the acts of expressing happiness, gaining attention, expressing sympathy and giving instruction
Indicators :After having studied the material given, the students are expected to be able to:
mention the definition of sympathy expression
identify the meaning nuance of expressing sympathy
respond or carry out conversations using sympathy expressions
The definition of sympathy expression: Sympathy expression is an expression or feeling of pity and sorrow when we know and see someone or people are unlucky or have trouble and in bad condition. By expressing sympathy we want to show our concern or carefulness on other people’s condition.
How can we give sympathy expression to someone? We express it directly to him/her orally or we can use a letter or card by post also by short message service (SMS), e-mail, television, radio, and newspaper if he/she who got the trouble is far from us.
Several expressions of sympathy :I’d like to express my deepest condolences
I’m sorry to hear that
I’m awfully sorry about…
Oh, how awful!
You must be very upset
Oh, what a shame
How pity you are!
How terrible / awful for you
Example of dialogue that expresses sympathy in a certain situation : Miss Agnes Hansella : You know what? Ewo has lost his wallet.
Noveni Irawati : Oh, I’m sorry to hear that