||This book entitled Let’s Listen and Communicate introduces Moluccan local wisdom with a variety of activities to develop student’ cognitive, affective and psychomotoric skills through contents they are familiar with. The activities enforce students to use higher order thinking skills and to use their creativity. The activities encourage students (1) to learn and to master English through content they are familiar with so that they learn English in a comfortable atmosphere; (2) to be able to develop their personality and identity through moral values from the lesson; and (3) to preserve their culture and to take care of their environment.
The song with Moluccan content lyrics help student in their listening activities, since there is repetition in song and singing is part of the Moluccan culture. Moreover, the idea of using Moluccan melodies and Hawaiian music is one way to preserve the Moluccan wisdom. Using local content materials and songs as media will certainly help student learn English in a non-threatening atmosphere and learning English will be usefun : useful and fun. The publication of this book surely support the local government in introducing and preserving the Moluccan wisdom among students, so that they are proud of their culture as one of the Indonesian assets. I highly recommend junior high schools to use this book Let’s Listen and Communicate as a reference to enrich students insight about Moluccan wisdom in English.