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The paper is created based on the reality of communication in Indonesia that is done by language learner, as a foreign language. Not a public secret anymore if a failure occurs within communication of an Indonesian language learner with foreign people. Perhaps, the learners can communicate by using correct grammatical but he or she often does not understand the utterance that uttered by foreign people. In this case, pragmatic competence is needed by the learner in order to avoid a pragmatic failure. Giving an authentic material is also one of the ways to avoid a pragmatic failure and increase the learner’s pragmatic competence.