Soal Bahasa Inggris Contoh Un Paket I

PAKET I

SOAL PENGAYAAN UJIAN NASIONAL SMP/MTS

BAHASA INGGRIS 2014-2015

Choose A, B, C, or D which best answer the questions. Read Text 1 and answer question 1.

Text 1

SMPN 286 Jakarta

1. The text means that the students .

A. May enter the laboratory with any coats

B. must buy a white coat to enter the laboratory

C. have to wear a lab coat when using the laboratory

D. should put off the lab coat when the laboratory is used

Read Text 2 and answer questions 2 and 3.

Text 2

To Our Beloved Student Yohanita.

CONGRATULATIONS

We would like to congratulate you on your success to be the best graduate of

SMP Al Azhar this year.

You deserve to get such a title because of your best marks of all subjects of the final examination.

We are proud of you so much.

We hope that you will inspire the students.

Mr. Suyanto M.Pd

2. The text is written by the writer on her success to be the best graduate of the school.

A. to ask for Yohanitas attention

B. to congratulate Yohanita

C. to show Yohanitass ability

D. to send his best regards

3. From the text we know that Yohanita is a student.

A. rich

B. clever

C. boastful

D. beautiful

Read Text 3 and answer questions 4 and 5.

Text 3

4. Why did the writer ask Ryan to come to school?

A. To finish their project.

B. To meet his teacher.

C. To receive Herdys present.

D. To ask for his buddys friend.

5. What is the relationship between Ryan and the writer?

A. Brothers. B. Relatives.

C. Roommates. D. Classmates.

Read Text 4 and answer questions 6 to 7.

Text 4

6. What did the school do to celebrate its anniversary?

A. To hold a special bazaar.

B. To have a martial art competition.

C. To do all extracurricular activities.

D. To highlight all events well.

7. The school did not have all the extracurricular activities on that day because .

A. the sport hall would be used for the celebration of the school anniversary

B. all students had to attend the bazaar and buy everything sold in the event

C. there was an attractive music show performed by all students of the school

D. nobody was interested in playing basketball in the sport hall that day

Read Text 5 and answer questions 8 and 9.

Text 5

8. The writer wrote the text .

A. to announce students graduation

B. to promote a reunion program

C. to amuse the beloved son

D. to invite someone to come to a party

9. Fajars parents celebrated his graduation because they.

A. fulfilled their promise to the son

B. respected their sons achievement

C. wanted publication for their son

D. admired their sons school

Read Text 6 and answer questions 10 and 11.

Text 6

A Trip to a Local French School

Day 1 Depart from New York to France

Day 2 Full day at local French school

08.00 a.m. – 08.30 a.m. : Continental breakfast in the hotel lobby

08.30 a.m. 09.00 a.m. : Travel to local school by minibus

09.00 a.m. 17.00 p.m. : Follow daily schedule of the local French school

17.00 p.m. 17.30 p.m. : Travel back to the hotel

17.30 p.m. 18.30 p.m. : Dinner

18.30 p.m. 20.30 p.m. : Evening activities (student journal writing)

20.30 p.m. 21.00 p.m. : Prepare for bed lights out. New York

10. What did the school plan to do based on the text?

A. To go to New York City. B. To stay at a good hotel.

C. To visit a local French school. D. To go to schools in France.

11. Day 1 Depart from New York to France. What does the underlined word mean?

A. Continue

B. Come

C. Stay

D. Leave

Read Text 7 to answer questions 12 to 14.

Text 7

From: Gany_Khan@yahoo.com

Subject : sharing happiness

Dear Diana,

How are you? Hope everything went well with you there. As you know Ive been studying in Sydney for three months, and I started to feel more accustomed to everything I face here. I know this is my best decision I ever made: I learnt a lot, met so much friendly people, and had a great time! I learned a lot especially about different cultures, ways of living and of course about myself.

If you have the opportunity to study abroad, I would highly recommend it. If you have the opportunity, get out of your comfort zone and step into your next adventure!

Love,

Gani

12. The writer has been in Australia for months.

A. one B. two C. three D. four

13. I would highly recommend it. What does the word it refer to?

A. To make a decision. B. To study in Sydney.

C. To go along with Australian. D. To get the opportunity.

14. The writer thinks that Sydney is a city to study.

A. crowded

B. nice

C. different

D. terrible

Read Text 8 and answer questions 15 to 17.

Text 8

15. The text is written to a product named Too Shiba Ellite.

A. buy

B. show

C. explain

D. advertise

16. Why should the readers buy the product soon?

A. The price of the product this time is rather expensive.

B. The computer will not be produced anymore now.

C. The product will not be sold at New Technology anymore.

D. The gadget is easy for all people to get everywhere.

17. What type of computer is it based on the text?

A. An LCD.

B. A laptop.

C. A tablet.

D. A processor.

Read Text 9 and answer questions 18 to 20.

Text 9

Interesting Letter Holder

Things you need

A shoebox

Cardboard sheet

Different colored glazer paper

Glue

Scissors

Pencil, eraser, and sketch pens

Methods

  1. Take a shoebox without the lid.

  2. Draw out a fishing boat on the cardboard and cut it.

  3. Use glazed paper in different colors to stick on the cardboard boat so that it looks bright and colorful.

  4. Stick the boat on one side of the shoebox. Now Your letter holder is ready to use.

18. What should you do after drawing out a fishing boat on the cardboard?

A. Cut the cardboard.

B. Use the glue to stick it.

C. Stick the boat on the picture.

D. Draw the picture again and paint it.

19. What is the writers purpose to write the text?

A. To give complete description on shoeboxes.

B. To tell the way to make a letter holder.

C. To recycle shoeboxes for other purposes.

D. To tell readers how to make use of shoeboxes.

20. Draw out a fishing boat on the cardboard and cut it.

What does the word it in the sentence refer to?

A. The cardboard.

B. The fishing boat.

C. The scissor

D. The lid.

Read Text 10 and answer questions 21 to 24.

Text 10

Venice is a city in northern Italy. It has been known as the Queen of the Adriatic, City of Bridges, and The City of Light. The city stretches across 117 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy.

Venice is world famous for its canals. It is built on an archipelago of 117 islands formed by about 150 canals in a shallow lagoon. The islands on which the city is built are connected by about 400 bridges. In the old centre, the canals serve the function of roads, and every form of transport is on water or on foot.

You can ride gondola there. It is the classical Venetian boat which nowadays is mostly used for tourists, or weddings, funerals, or other ceremonies. Now, most Venetians travel by motorised waterbuses which ply regular routes along the major canals and between the citys islands. The city has many private boats. The only gondolas still in common use by Venetians are the Traghetti, foot passenger ferries crossing the Grand Canal at certain points without bridges.

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21. What does the text tell you about?

A. Gondola. B. Traghetti. C. Venice.D. Italy.

22. What transport crosses the Grand Canal for foot passengers at certain points without bridges?

A. Gondolas. B. Traghetti.

C. Waterbuses. D. Lagoon.

23. From the text we can say that Venice belongs to a city of .

A. water

B. ceremonies

C. buses

D. funerals

24. What does the second paragraph of the text tell us about?

A. The forms of transport in the world.

B. The canals and roads that people like to use.

C. The archipelago that has a lot of islands.

D. Venice as the world famous for its canals.

For questions 25 to 27 choose the best words to complete Text 11.

Text 11

Last year, I left New Zealand for Bunaken Island. I (25) there with a group of New Zealand divers. Getting there was not quite difficult. Soon after our arrival at Bunaken, we got a general briefing. It included a description about how to take pictures under water. Then, we began our diving. In our diving we saw groups of . (26) fish. In order to identify them, we needed a good guide. Without some knowledge of their habitat and behavior, it was difficult to identify. In summary, the trip was mostly enjoyable. This place is really impressive with its marine (27). We will come again to visit this beautiful Island this year.

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25. A. ArrivedB. went C. stayed D. spent

26. A. wide B. big C. large D. tiny

27. A. things B. love C. LifeD. joy

Read Text 12 and answer questions 28 to 30.

Text 12

Once a fisherman named Batara Guru Sahala lived in Batakland. One day, he caught a fish. To his surprise, he found that the fish could talk! It begged Sahala to set it free. Sahala did accordingly.

As soon as the fish was free, it changed into a woman. She was so beautiful that the fisherman fell in love with her at once. He asked her to marry him. The woman agreed to marry Sahala. However, she told him that he must never let out the secret that she was once a fish. Sahala promised her that he would not tell anyone about it.

They were happily married, and had two daughters. Every morning, Sahala went out fishing. His daughters would bring him his lunch. One day, however, instead of bringing the food to their father, the girls ate it. When Sahala learnt what they had done with his meal, he got very angry. He shouted at them, saying, You behaved exactly like the daughters of a fish.

The girls did not understand what their father meant. They went home and asked their mother about it. When they told her what he had said, she was very annoyed. Although Sahala apologized to her later, she would not forgive him for breaking his promise.

Then, the earth began to tremble, and volcanoes started to erupt. The earth cracked to form a big hole. People said that this hole became Lake Toba.

28. Why did the girls mother get angry with Sahala?

A. She broke his promise. B. He did not get the food.

C. She apologized for the daughters. D. The girls did not understand him.

29. What is the main idea of last paragraph?

A. The earth began to erupt and tremble very hard.

B. What happened after Sahala broke his promise.

C. The volcanoes erupted as soon as the earth trembled.

D. The earth and the volcanoes made a hole for the people.

30. What is the moral value of telling the story?

A. Father has to care all his daughters.

B. Children must obey their mother.

C. It is not good to break our promise.

D. We have to be good with our wife.

Read Text 13 and answer questions 31 to 33

Text 13

A galaxy is a collection of stars and other astronomical bodies, including planets, comets and asteroids, held together by gravity.

There are many different physical forms and measurements of galaxies. These include the spiral, barrel-spiral and elliptical. Our galaxy, called the Milky Way, is approximately 100,000 light years in width and contains over 100 billion stars.

The centre of galaxies can contain many young, very hot stars as well as older stars. Swirling clouds that have been energized by magnetic forces also exist in the centre.

At this point in time, no one knows the exact number of galaxies in the universe. Astronomers are, however, learning more and more about them everyday.

Adapted from Text Types in English 3, Macmillan Education Australia PTY LTD

31. What does the text mainly talk about?

A. Stars and other astronomical bodies.

B. The galaxy physical forms.

C. The galaxy centre.

D. Galaxies

32. From the text we know that .

A. gravity holds galaxies together in this universe

B. the number of our universe is limited in size

C. astronomers cannot study about galaxy anymore

D. there are some forms of galaxies that we know

33. Our galaxy, called the Milky Way, is (paragraph 3) What does the underlined word in the sentence refer to?

A. The writer and the readers.

B. The readers and their friends.

C. The people of the world.

D. The members of the galaxies.

Read Text 14 and answer questions 34 to 37.

Text 14

On Saturday, 20th April 2003, Aron Ralston went climbing in the Utah National Park USA. He did not tell his friends or family and he took no mobile phone at all. Later, there was a terrible accident. An enormous rock trapped Arons arm. He was there for six days. He could not sleep at night because it was very cold. He did not drink any fresh water, and there was not any food to eat. Besides, he did not see any people.

Fortunately, Aron was safe. On the sixth day he escaped. He amputated his trapped arm with a small knife. Then he walked six miles. Finally a helicopter saw and rescued him.

Aron wrote a book about his experience. Now he climbs with an artificial arm.

34. What did Aron do On Saturday 20th April 2003?

A. He went to USA to visit his family.

B. He rescued someone with a helicopter.

C. He climbed in the Utah National Park.

D. He amputed his trapped arm with a knife.

35. Aron could not drink and eat at that time because .

A. his drink and food was gone on his way

B. he was not able to go anywhere

C. the weather around him was very cold

D. he did not tell anybody about his activity

36. What is the second paragraph of the text about?

A. What Aron did to make him sleep well.

B. Why Aron wrote his terrible experience.

C. How Aron escaped from the accident.

D. What happened to the helicopter.

37. Now he climbs with an artificial arm. What does the underlined word mean?

A. Mobile.

B. Official.

C. Natural.

D. Man-made.

For questions 38 to 40 choose the best words to complete Text 15 below.

Text 15

My Lovely Pet

I used to have a beautiful cat named Proudy. She had white fluffy fur and purple eyes and she had a little gray spot on her head and a black spot on her tail, and she also had small legs with very cute paws.

Proudy was a very smart cat too. She knew my (38). She would wake me up in the morning, a couple of minutes before my alarm clock rang. She even knew what time I came home. When I opened the door, she would jump on me (39)as if she was trying to tell me that she missed me so much.

Proudy and I used to have great times together. Unfortunately last year she died (40) a truck hit her. I buried her in our garden in front of my bedroom window. I really love and miss Proudy.

38. A. business B. schedule C. AlarmD. plan

39. A. quickly B. slowly C. lazily D. wildly

40. A. although B. because C. however D. if

Read Text 16 and answer questions 41 to 43.

Text 16

Ginger is a type of tropical plant. It is typically used in a variety of cuisines around the world. It can also be used to add color and flair to gardens and landscapes. The most common type of ginger used in cooking today is Zingiber officinale.

As a root plant ginger can reach up to 4 feet high, with a stalk containing clusters of small, yellow flowers. When eaten, ginger has a spicy taste–though this dulls as the plant ages. Young ginger plants are typically moist and fleshy, and become drier and more fibrous as they age.

The root of the ginger plant is most often used in cooking. It can be grated, shredded, or even sliced over various items. It is a commonly used ingredient for baking, and is used regularly in cookies, cakes, pies, and other desserts. This plant can also be used as a complementary spice to meats, fish, or even pasta dishes.

According to Disabled World, ginger is often used in the treatment of cure of nausea, motion sickness, and upset stomachs. In addition, ginger use has been found to be effective in the treatment of cataracts, ammenorhea, and heart disease.

41. People use ginger to cure heart disease because it is for it.

A. effective B. worthless C. invaluable D. inefficient

42. What is the main idea of paragraph 3?

A. Ginger can also be used as a complementary spice to dishes.

B. Ginger is used regularly in cookies, cakes, pies, and other desserts.

C. Young ginger plants are typically moist and fleshy.

D. The root of the ginger plant is most often used in cooking.

43. and become drier and more fibrous as they age. What does the underlined word mean?

A. Grow old

B. Become ripe

C. Get wet

D. Be rotten

Read Text 17 and answer questions 44 to 46.

Text 17

Jerry was riding his motorcycle home late one night when he saw a young girl waiting by a bus stop. He stopped his motorcycle and told her that he did not think the buses were running so late at night and offered her a ride. The night air was getting chilly, so he took off his jacket and gave it to her. Jerry found out that the girls name was Siska and she was on her way home.

After an hour drive, they arrived at her home. Jerry said goodnight and went home himself.

The next day, he remembered that Siska still had his jacket. He went to Siskas house and knocked on the door. An old woman answered. Jerry told her about the ride he had given her daughter Siska, and he had to come back to get the jacket he had lent her. The old woman looked very confused.

Jerry noticed a picture of Siska on the table. He pointed to it and told the old woman that she was the girl he had given a ride to.

With her shaking voice, the old woman told Jerry that her daughter had been died for many years and was buried in a cemetery about an hour drive away from there. Jerry ran to his motorcycle and drove to the cemetery. There he found his jacket, neatly folded on top of a grave. The name on the gravestone was Siska Mutiara.

44. What is the text about?

A. Jerrys nice night

B. Jerrys ghosts

C. Jerrys accident

D. Jerrys weird experience

45. There he found his jacket

What does the underlined word refer to?

A. In the house.

B. At the cemetery.

C. On the road.

D. Near the graveyard.

46. What moral value does the writer of the story want to convey?

A. Be happy when you are passing by a graveyard on your way home.

B. Be smart that other living thing can hit you when you are somewhere.

C. Be ready that It is possible that devil can meet someone to work together.

D. Be careful that devil might interrupt you when you are doing something.

47. Arrange these words into a meaningful sentence.

Mr. Hakim the car yesterday I seen have which bought

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

A. 4, 5, 6, 2, 1, 7, 3, 8

B. 4, 6, 5, 2, 7, 1, 8, 3

C. 4, 1, 5, 2, 7, 8, 3, 6

D. 4, 8, 2, 7, 6, 5, 1, 3

48. Arrange these words into a meaningful sentence.

The game did his brother won Rido easily and so

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

A. 5, 2, 1, 4, 6, 8, 7, 3

B. 5, 7, 3, 1, 4, 6, 2, 8

C. 5, 4, 1, 6, 7, 8, 2, 3

D. 5, 1, 4, 6, 8, 7, 3, 2

49. Rearrange the following sentences into a coherent paragraph or text.

  1. The Royal Mint makes the coins used as money.

  2. Newton joined the Royal Mint in London in 1696.

  3. Three years later he became Master of the Mint and a rich man, but he never married, and he lived simply.

  4. Two years later he was knighted Sir Isaac Newton by Queen Anne.

  5. In 1703 Newton became president of the Royal Society.

  6. He also kept up his argument with Leibniz.

  7. For the rest of his life he was in charge of the Royal Mint.

  8. Newton was now 57 years old.

  9. Isaac Newton died in London on March 20, 1727, at the age of 85.

A. 2-1-3-6-7-4-5-9-8

B. 2-1-7-8-3-5-6-9-5

C. 2-1-3-8-7-6-5-4-9.

D. 2-3-1-7-8-5-6-9-4

50. Arrange the sentences below into a coherent paragraph.

  1. It is estimated that it has been cut off from the main land for perhaps 80 million years. It is estimated that it has been cut off from the main land for perhaps 80 million years.

  2. Madagascar is an island 250 miles off the coast of Africa.

  3. The island today is a refuge for many forms of life that have become rare or extinct in other parts of the world.

  4. For example, up to 80 percent of Madagascars plant species are unique to the island.

  5. In addition, about 46 kinds of birds are found nowhere else.

  6. Lemurs, which else where were unable to compete with their larger primate cousins, the monkeys, continue to thrive in the isolation of Madagascar.

A. 2-1-3-4-5-6.

B. 2-3-1-5-4-6

C. 2-4-5-1-6-3

D. 2-6-4-3-1-5

PAKET II

SOAL PENGAYAAN UJIAN NASIONAL SMP/MTS

BAHASA INGGRIS 2014-2015

Read Text 1 to answer question 1.

Text 1.

1. The text above tells us that.

A. we can do many activities near the water

B. we should not swim as the water contains bacteria

C. it is dangerous because the wave is high

D. we should be careful with the heavy rainfall

Read Text 2 to answer questions 2 and 3.

Text 2.

2. From the text we know that Fia is… girl.

A. a pessimistic

B. an attractive

C. an enthusiastic

D. an introvert

3. The card is written to….

A. wish Fia a better opportunity

B. congratulate Fia on her success

C. greet Fia on her happiness

D. send Fiagreater challenges

Read text 3 to answer questions 4 and 5.

Text 3.

To: Adam Jordan

Im sorry but I wont be able meet you and Bertha for lunch on Friday. I must complete

a project by Friday afternoon, and I cant guarantee that Ill be done by lunch. Could we reschedule for Monday or Tuesday?

Terry Smith

4. What is the writers purpose to send the message?

A. To meet Bertha for lunch on Friday.

B. To complete the project by Friday afternoon.

C. To apologize for not being able to meet Adam.

D. To guarantee that the project could be done.

5. Who could not have lunch together on Friday?

A. Adam Jordan.

B. Bertha.

C. Terry Smith.

D. Adam and Bertha.

Read Text 4 to answer questions 6 and 7.

Text 4.

6. What should the guests mention in their email?

A. Rebooking fee and date.

B. The charge and booking detail.

C. Booking details and rebooking date.

D. The fee and the service they need.

7. …, rebooking fee is free of charge.

What does the word fee mean?

A. Salary.

B. Cost.

C. Requirement.

D. Independence.

Read Text 5 to answer questions 8 and 9.

Text 5

8. How can we confirm to Sara?

A. By meeting her after July 20.

B. By coming to the Tremble Point Place.

C. By ordering grilled food and sodas.

D. By sending message, phone or email.

9. From the text we know that….

A. it is Elsas seventeeth birthday

B. confirmation of attendance is important

C. Elsas birthday is on the sixteenth of August

D. the guests should confirm after July the twentieth

Read Text 6 to answer questions 10 and 11.

Text 6.

10. The text is written….

A. to announce the camping schedule

B. to inform the activities in the camping site

C. to describe the camping program

D. to promote the camping program

11. Which groups will have Rope on Saturday?

A. Group 1 and Group 2.

B. Group 2 and Group 3.

C. Group 2 and Group 4.

D. Group 3 and Group 4.

Read text 7 to answer questions 12 to 14.

Text 7.

Dear Icha,

Hows life? Thanks for the letter telling about your holiday activities. Here, I want to tell you about mine.

Last holiday, my family and I went to the beach. We wanted to release the baby sea turtles from the Goa Cemara shore.

Goa Cemara is located in Bantul, Yogyakarta. The walk to the beach was pretty far, but very shady. It felt like we were in the Twilight movie scenes, a great for photo shoots! We adopted 5 baby turtles. Each turtle cost 10,000 rupiahs. The baby turtles were just hatched. They were so cute. I chose my turtle and named it Anjo. My sister Fia also chose one and named it Wora. Anjo and friends were very skittish in the box, and then right when we set them in the sand, they immediately got still. They did not make any movements.

We entered Anjo in the race. We were told by our guide that before the race began, we should face the little babies south so that when they came out to shore at night, they would remember which way to go. Cool, isnt it? And the race began. I could see how energetic they were. What I noticed was that when they hit the water and were pushed back by the waves, the turtles ran faster as if knowing what was ahead of them. They were just about to get swept away by the ocean. It was my unforgettable experience with the baby sea turtles.

Best wishes,

Swastika

12. They were so cute. (Paragraph 3) The underlined word refers to .

A. holiday activities

B. photo shoots

C. the baby turtles

D. movie scenes

13. …,they immediately got still. What does the word still mean?

A. static B. busy C. angry D. hectic

14. What name did the writer give to the baby turtle?

A. Icha. B. Anjo. C. Fia.D. Wora.

Read Text 8 to answer questions 15 to 17.

Text 8.

15. Which part of course should we attend when we want to know more about compositional techniques?

A. Fabulous Photos.

B. Next Steps.

C. The How and the Wow.

D. Capturing Your Kids.

16. What should we do to make sure we get a place in the course?

A. Run to the cozy home.

B. Structure the class for a small group.

C. Choose the part of the course.

D. A down payment.

17. What is the purpose of the text?

A. To persuade the reader to join the course.

B. To invite the reader to take part in the contest.

C. To inform how to get perfect portraits.

D. To show the steps how to take photos.

Read Text 9 to answer questions 18 to 20.

Text 9.

OPERATION AND USE

BEFORE FIRST USE

Before using your coffeemaker for the first time, wash decanter/lid and removable filter basket using a mild, non-abrasive detergent and water. Rinse each thoroughly. Follow Steps 3 5 (Brewing Coffee) using water, to clean the inside.

BREWING COFFEE

  1. Lift the lid for filter basket and water reservoir access. Insert 4-Cup paper or permanent filter into the removable filter basket.

  2. Add desired amount of coffee, referring to the Coffee Measurement Chart. (See Page 7)

  3. Shake lightly to level coffee. Be sure the filter is centered.

  4. Fill the decanter with cold water to desired capacity as marked on the side of the decanter

  5. (1 cup = 5 oz). To brew 4 cups of coffee, fill the decanter to the 4-cup line.

  6. Pour the water into the water reservoir. NOTE: For easy and accurate filling, refer to

  7. cup markings on the water windows. Place the empty decanter onto the warming plate.

  8. Plug the cord into the electrical outlet and turn your coffeemaker switch to the ON position. When the coffee stops flowing, the brewing cycle is complete. NOTE: The warming plate will keep your coffee piping hot until you turn your coffeemaker off.

  9. After contents have cooled, carefully remove the filter basket and discard the used grounds and paper filter or rinse clean the permanent filter if you use it. Rinse the removable filter basket and replace.

  10. To make another pot of coffee, repeat Steps 1 6.

  11. Be sure to turn your coffeemaker off when the decanter is empty and you are no longer using it. Please unplug the power cord when not in use.

18. and you are no longer using it.(Step 8) The underlined word refers to .

A. the power cord

B. the decanter

C. the paper filter

D. the coffeemaker

19. When should the used grounds and paper filter be removed?

A. When the coffee stops flowing.

B. After the contents have cooled.

C. While the is coffee piping hot.

D. When the decanter is empty.

20. Pour the water into the water reservoir. (Step 4) What does the underlind word mean?

A. Spoon. B. Pipe.C. Filter.D. Container.

Read Text 10 to answer questions 21 to 24.

Text 10.

This is my favorite artist. Her full name is Robin Rihanna Fenty. She is a famous singer in the world. She was born on 20 February 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados.

Rihanna has small family. There are 5 people in her family. They are her father, mother, and 2 siblings. Her fathers name is Ronald. Her mother is Monica Fenty. Her siblings are Rorrey and Rajad.

Rihanna likes modelling. She has ever won modelling contest, Miss Combermere. She also loves fashion style. Her hair style changes quite often. Sometimes she performs with curly hair. But, in another chance she appears in straight hair with different colour.

Rihanna is a very success RnB singer. She has won many awards such as Grammy Award and American Music Award. Her songs are known well through the world; Only Girl (In the World), Whats My Name?, Unfaithful, Umbrella, Love the Way You Lie, for instance.

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21. What often changes in Rihannas appearance?

A. Her name.

B. The family.

C. Her hair style.

D. DHer music genre.

22. The text is written to….

A. tell about the life of Rihanna

B. show how to be a famous artist

C. describe an artist, Rihanna

D. list Rihannas albums

23. They are her father, mother, and 2 siblings. (Paragraph 2) The underlined word refers to

.

A. small family

B. five people

C. her father and mother

D. two siblings

24. What is the text mainly about?

A. Rihannas childhood.

B. Rihannas ac.hievement.

C. Rihannas family.

D. Rihannas life story.

For questions 25 to 27, complete text 11 with appropriate words.

Text 11.

Adi and his family had a holiday last year. They went to a peaceful place at the seaside and borrowed a 25) … from one of their friends. Then, they rowed and fished on the sea all day. They also had races against other boats.

When the sea water was rough, they 26) …to a small lake near the sea instead. They were very 27) … on this lake because there were a lot of sharp rocks there, and the water was shallow. They did not want to damage their friends boat.

25. A. CarB. rod C. tent D. boat

26. A. MovedB. started C. swam D. sailed

27. A. CheerfulB. CarefulC. ExhaustedD. tired

Read Text 12 to answer questions 28 to 30.

Text 12.

Pied-Piper of Hamelin

The town of Hamelin was suffering from a terrible plague of rats. The town council tried everything to get rid of them, but couldnt. At last, the Mayor promised a big reward to anybody who could put an end to the plague.

A stranger dressed in bright clothes arrived and said he could rid Hamelin of the rats. At night, the stranger began playing a tune on his flute, drawing all the rats out of the houses and barns and into the river, where they drowned.

The Mayor would not pay the piper because he said that playing a flute was not worth

the reward. He ordered the piper to leave Hamelin.

But the piper came back one day, and started to play his flute. This time, all the children followed him, and he left the village towards the mountains. Suddenly, a cave opened in the mountain and the piper and all the children went in. The cave closed behind them and the children were never seen again in Hamelin.

28. How could the stranger rid Hamelin of the rats?

A. By paying the Mayor.

B. By dressing in bright clothes.

C. By closing the cave with the children in it.

D. By playing a tune on his flute.

29. What is the main idea of paragraph three?

A. The Piper came back and the children followed him.

B. The Mayor would not pay the piper.

C. A stranger came to Hamelin and wanted to kill the rats.

D. The town of Hamelin was suffering from a terrible plague of rats.

30. What can we learn from the story?

A. We should keep our promise.

B. Do not help someone that dissapoint you.

C. Do not believe in stranger.

D. We should be careful to children.

Read Text 13 to answer questions 31 to 33.

Text 13.

The culture of Asia is human civilization in Asia. It features different kinds of cultural heritage of many nationalities, societies, and ethnic groups in the region, traditionally called a continent from a Western-centric perspective, of Asia. The region or continent is more commonly divided into more natural geographic and cultural sub regions, including Central Asia, East Asia, North Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and West Asia. Although Asia is not a distinct continent geographically, there has been little unity or common history for many of the cultures and peoples of Asia. Asian art, music, and cuisine, as well as literature, are important parts of Asian culture. Eastern philosophy and religion also plays a major role, with Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Judaism and Islam all playing major roles. One of the most complex parts of Asian culture is the relationship between traditional cultures and the Western world.

Other cultural differences throughout Asia are Asian peoples adaptations to the climate zones of Asia, subtropical or tropical. The ethnic groups have adapted to mountains, deserts, grasslands, and forests. On the coasts of Asia, the ethnic groups have adopted various methods of harvest and transport. Some groups are primarily hunter-gatherers, some practice transhumance (nomadic lifestyle), others have been agrarian/rural for millennia and others are becoming industrial/urban. Some groups/countries of Asia are completely urban (Singapore and Hong Kong). The colonization of Asia was largely ended in the twentieth century, with national drives for independence and self-determination across the continent.

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31. What is the text about?

A. Continent of Asia.

B. Eastern philosophy and religion.

C. Ethnic groups throughout Asia.

D. Cultures of Asia.

32. From the text we know that….

A. the cultures and peoples of Asia are the same

B. Eastern philosophy and religion play a major role in Asian culture

C. there is no relationship between traditional cultures and the Western world

D. the ethnic groups cannot adapt to mountains, deserts, grasslands, and forests

33. Although Asia is not a distinct continent geographically, ….(Paragraph 1) What does the underlined word mean?

A. United.B. Prominent. C. Convergent. D. Different.

Read Text 14 to answer questions 34 to 37.

Text 14.

Hot Air Balloons

by Mark Marchant

People first experienced flying by using a hot air balloon. The first-ever recorded hot air balloon flight was in France in the summer of 1783. Two brothers, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfer, experimented with paper models heated by hot air at their familys paper factory. On the day of their launch, thousands of people turned out to watch the Montgolfer balloon take off. The French King Louis XVI was among the crowd. The balloonsmaiden flight was a great success. Hot air ballooning became an instant national triumph for France. The French nation loved the Montgolfers, who were seen as a shining example of the countrys new age of adventure and invention.

However, the Montgolfer brothers were not on board their balloon. The passengers in the hot air balloon included a duck, a sheep and a chicken! A couple of months later, on 21 November 1783, two brave men called Marquis Francois dArlandes and Pilatre de Rozier entered the history books as the worlds first people to take safely to the air.

The Montgolfers design of a hot air balloon is similar to the designs still in use today. Hot air balloons work on a very basic scientific theory. Warm air rises up through cooler air. Warm air in the balloon makes the hot air balloon rise up through the cooler air surrounding it. To stay airborne, the balloon needs to remain hotter than the surrounding air. As the air inside the balloon cools, the balloon drops slowly towards the ground. A gas-powered burner underneath the balloon warms up the air inside the balloon and makes it rise again.

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34. Who entered the history books as the worlds first people to take safely to the air?

A. Joseph and Etienne Montgolfer.

B. The French King Louis XVI.

C. Marquis Francois dArlandes and Pilatre de Rozier.

D. Etienne Montgolfer and Pilatre de Rozier.

35. From the text we know that….

A. the balloonsmaiden flight was not successful

B. French people were proud of the Montgolfer balloon

C. to stay airborne, the balloon needs to remain cooler than the surrounding air

D. Joseph and Etienne Montgolfer were the first passengers of the hot air balloon

36. What does the third paragraph of tell us about?

A. The first flying hot air ballon.

B. The French national triumph.

C. The passengers in the hot air balloon.

D. Thedesign of a hot air balloon.

37. Warm air in the balloon makes the hot air balloon rise up through the cooler air surrounding it. (Paragraph 3) The underlined word refers to .

  1. warm air

  2. cooler air

  3. scientific theory

  4. hot air balloon

For questions 38 to 40, complete Text 15 with appropriate words.

Text 15.

Demetria Davonne Lovato or usually called Demi Lovato is one of my 38) … young singers. I like her performance from the first time I heard her song. Shes a singer and an actress too. Demi Lovato was born on August, 20, 1992 in Mexico. 39) …, she started her career when she was nine years old with her best friend Selena Gomez who played a movie in Princess Protection Program with her too.She 40) … some movies on Disney channel and other channels like Camp Rock, Sonny With A Chance, As The Bells Rings and else.

38. A. InterestingB. exiting C. valuable D. favorite

39. A. At lastB. At first C. Finally D. Usually

40. A. has playedB. has sungC. has startedD. has practiced

Read Text 16 to answer questions 41 to 43.

Text 16.

Firefly or Lightning Bug

Photinus pyralis

The Pyralis firefly (also known as the lightning bug) is a common firefly in North

America. This partly nocturnal, luminescent beetle is the most common firefly in the USA.

At night, the very end (the last abdominal segment) of the firefly glows a bright yellow- green color. The firefly can control this glowing effect. The brightness of a single firefly is 1/40 of a candle. Fireflies use their glow to attract other fireflies. Males flash about every five seconds; females flash about every two seconds. This firefly is harvested by the biochemical industry for the organic compunds luciferin (which is the chemical the firefly uses for its bioluminescence).

This flying insect is about 0.75 inch (2 cm) long. It is mostly black, with two red spots on the head cover; the wing covers and head covers are lined in yellow. Like all insects, it has a hard exoskeleton, six jointed legs, two antennae, compound eyes, and a body divided into three parts (the head, thorax, and abdomen).

Both the adults and the larvae are carnivores. They eat other insects (including other

fireflies), insect larvae, and snails.

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41. How do fireflies attract other fireflies?

A. By controlling their glowing effect.

B. By eating insects including other fireflies.

C. By harvesting its bioluminescence.

D. By camouflaging in the surroundings.

42. What does the second paragraph of the text tell us about?

A. The fireflys glow.

B. The fireflys habitat.

C. The anatomy of firefly.

D. The diet of firefly.

43. Both the adults and the larvae arecarnivores. (Last paragraph)The underlined word means….

A. meat eater

B. creepy crawly

C. grown ups

D. prey hunter

Read Text 17 to answer questions 44 to 46.

Text 17

Once upon a time, on the banks of a river, Turtle played her flute. When Turtle played, all the animals listened. Lions, elephants, butterflies, snakes and monkeys danced to Turtles music. One day a man heard Turtles music. Ahh, he thought, that must be Turtle making music. Turtle would taste very good right now. So he called out, Turtle! Show me your beautiful flute. Turtle slowly walked to him and held out her flute. But the moment the man saw Turtle, he grabbed her by the neck and began to run. Turtle tried to cry for help, but she couldnt make a sound. She closed her eyes, holding tightly to her flute for good luck.

When the man reached his hut, he put Turtle into a cage and shut it. Then he turned to his children. Dont let Turtle out of her cage. And off he went to the fields. The children began to play outside. Turtle sat very still inside her cage, thinking about the mans words. She began to play a sweet tune on her flute, and the children ran to the cage. Is that you playing, Turtle? they asked, their eyes wide with wonder. Yes, Turtle said. She kept on playing, for she could see the children were delighted. At last she stopped. I can dance even better than I can play, she said. Would you like to see? Oh, please! the little boy cried. Ill show you how to dance and play at the same time, said Turtle, but you must open the cage. There is no room in here.

So the little child opened the cage and Turtle began to dance and play. The children laughed and clapped their hands, for never had they seen such a wonderful thing. Then Turtle stopped. Dont stop! the children cried. Oh, Turtle groaned, my legs are stiff. If I could just walk a little bit to loosen them … Dont go too far, the little girl cautioned. Come right back. Never fear, said Turtle. You wait right here. Turtle crawled off toward the jungle. The moment she was out of sight, she raced all the way back to her house. Nobody ever found Turtle again. But to this day, if you stretch your ear, you can listen to the sweet sound of a flute in the forest.

44. What is the text about?

A. The friendship of turtle, lions and butterflies.

B. The friendship between turtle and an old man.

C. The wicked man and his children.

D. The turtle that played flute.

45. What made the child opened the cage?

A. He wanted to see the turtle dance.

B. He wanted to go for a walk to the forest.

C. Because the children laughed and clapped their hands.

D. Because his legs were stiff and he wanted to loosen them.

46. What can we learn from the story?

A. You cannot please everyone.

B. We must be careful with strangers.

C. Dont be proud of your beauty.

D. Dont spoil your children.

47. Arrange these words into a meaningful sentence.

Bogor Palace we spends weekends visited his wherethePresident

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

The best arrangement of the words is.

A. 2 4 5 8 6 1 3 7

B. 2 4 7 1 3 5 8 6

C. 2 5 6 7 1 8 3 4

D. 2 5 1 7 8 3 6 4

48. Arrange these words into a meaningful sentence.

honest the Ass was Thefox very cunning but was too

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

The best arrangement of the words is.

A. 2 4 5 8 6 1 3 7 9

B. 2 4 1 7 3 9 5 8 6

C. 4 3 6 7 2 8 3 9 1

D. 4 8 6 5 2 1 7 3 9

49. Arrange the following sentences into a coherent paragraph.

1. They can reach over 24 m (80 ft) long.

2. Mating occurs during the summer season, and they give birth after about 11 months.

3. They weigh between 87,500-142,500 kg.

4. They are mammals.

5. The Blue Whale is largest whale and the largest living creature on Earth.

6. They give birth once every two or three years.

The best arrangement of the sentences is.

A. 3 1 5 4 6 2

B. 3 6 1 3 5 2

C. 5 1 3 4 6 2

D. 5 3 4 1 6 2

50. Arrange the following sentences into a coherent paragraph.

1) He was very hungry and weak.

2) Nobody wanted to help the little boy.

3) Once upon a time, there was a little boy, who was poor, dirty, and smelly.

4) He came into a little village.

5) He knocked at every door and asked for some food, but nobody cared about him.

6) Finally, a generous old woman helped him.

7) She gave him shelter and a meal.

The best arrangement of the sentences is.

A. 3 6 2 4 7 1 5

B. 3 4 1 5 2 6 7

C. 5 1 7 4 2 6 3

D. 5 1 6 2 4 3 7

PAKET III

SOAL PENGAYAAN UJIAN NASIONAL SMP/MTS MATA PELAJARAN BAHASA INGGRIS 2014-2015

Choose A, B, C, or D which best answer the questions. Read Text 1 to answer question 1.

Text 1

WARNING: Dangerous cliffs

Watch your children

Stay in your car during lighting storms

No pets or bicycles on trails

Do not leave valuables in your car

1. What does the text mean?

A. It tells us about the cliffs, children, and trails.

B. It asks us to stay in our car with our children.

C. It forbids us to do bring pets and money.

D. It reminds us about safety in the cliffs.

Read Text 2 to answer questions 2 and 3.

Text 2

Dear Wawan,

Congratulations on the big win in the Tour de Java race! Enjoy your success today, and look forward to a future success.

From

Yulia

2. What has Wawan won?

A. Race. B. Tour.C. Success. D. Big win.

3. What is Yulias purpose for writing the text?

A. To celebrate the win.

B. To congratulate Wawan.

C. To wish for success.

D. To look forward to winning.

Read Text 3 to answer questions 4 and 5.

Text 3

Dear Sulaiman,

I feel bad to tell you this, but I need to let you know that that your scout leader application has been denied. We currently need somebody who is strong enough to carry out our program. Upon reviewing your experience, we consider that you would likely be unable to take that responsibility.

Needless to say, I feel very badly about this situation. As your achievement is in science competition, I suggest that you join the science club instead.

Thanks for understanding,

Sukarman

4. What does Sukarman mean in his statement need somebody who is strong enough?

A. Sulaiman is weak.

B. Scout leader is a hard job.

C. Sulaiman is too smart.

D. Scout doesnt want Sulaiman.

5. What is the application about?

A. Science club. B. Scout leader.

C. Science competition. D. Our program manager.

Read Text 4 to answer questions 6 and 7.

Text 4

Public Service Announcement: Temporary Closure of Parks Due to Forest Fires

Lady Evelyn Falls Campground will be temporarily closed due to forest fires in the area. This is a precautionary measure. Individuals with reservations at Lady Evelyn Falls Campground will receive refunds. These parks will remain closed until such time as it is safe for campers and visitors to return to the area.

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment thanks you for your cooperation. For more information, please contact the South Slave Regional Superintendent at 0867-

872-643.

6. Why is the text written?

A. To promote Lady Evelyn Falls Campground.

B. To close Lady Evelyn Falls Campground.

C. To announce closure of Lady Evelyn Falls Campground.

D. To thank the individuals with reservations at Lady Evelyn Falls Campground.

7. What will happen to the booking of the reservations?

A. It will be closed.

B. It will be refunded.

C. It will be announced.

D. It will be contacted.

Read Text 5 to answer questions 8 and 9.

Text 5

20 September 2014

Dear Jamilah,

You are invited to attend a meeting to plan our school anniversary programs. The meeting will be held on Monday, 22 September 2014 in Student Center.

One of the purposes of the meeting is to brainstorm programs for celebrating our school anniversary and to decide who will be in-charge-of them. Along with students of Grades

8 and 9, we will also invite Mr. Jaelani, the vice school principal on academic matters.

If you have any questions about this letter or the meeting, please give me a call at

0812345678 or stop by my class (Grade 9D).

We look forward to having the meeting with you and other students.

Sincerely,

Siti Aminah

Student Association President

8. What does Them in who will be in-charge-of them refer to?

A. Purposes. B. Students.

C. You and other students. D. Programs.

9. Where can Jamilah meet Siti Aminah?

A. In Student center.

B. In 9D classroom.

C. In the meeting.

D. In the anniversary.

Read Text 6 to answer questions 10 and 11.

Text 6

10. Who will camp at Philip Island?

A. Grade 7. B. Grade 8. C. Grade 9.D. Grades 7-8.

11. Who is the busiest class?

A. Grade 7. B. Grade 8. C. Grade 9.D. Grades 7-8.

Read Text 7 to answer questions 12 to 14.

Text 7

Subject : Hello Ismawati

From : habibah.granada@gmail.com

To : ismawati@yahoo.co.id

Date : Fri, 22 August, 2014

Dear Ismawati,

Hello! My name is Habibah and I am your new friend. I am fourteen years old and I am a Spanish. I live in Granada in Spain. Attached are photographs of the people in my family. My fathers name is Yousef. Hes a chemist. My mothers name is Maryam. My brothers name is Fauzan and my sisters name is Raysa. I am the girl with short brown hair. My cats name is Pluto. Hes in the photograph with me.

I like tennis but I dont like basketball. My favourite subject is Geography, but I dont like math because its difficult. I love pop music but I dont like opera. I like cats but I dont like dogs. My favourite singer is Westlife. They are fantastic.

What about you? What does Indonesia look like? What do you like? Whos your favourite singer? Please write email soon and tell me about yourself.

Best wishes,

Habibah

(Reading and Writing Targets 2: Student Book, 1999, p. 4)

12. What is the purpose of the text?

A. To greet Ismawati.

B. To send a photograph.

C. To introduce the writer.

D. To describe a country.

13. Who is Habibahs sister?

A. Ismawati. B. Yousef.C. Maryam. D. Raysa.

14. What does attached mean in Attached are photographs of the..?

A. Enclosed. B. Glued.C. Sent. D. Seen.

Read Text 8 to answer questions 15 to 17.

Text 8

Aircruise Australia in Style

12-Day Great Australian Aircruise

Departs May-September 2014

Highlights and inclusions:

  1. Fully inclusive, all meals, all accommodation, all touring and travel by private chartered Dash 8 aircraft

  2. Explore the Australian outback-flying directly into Longreach, Katherine, Darwin, the Kimberly, Uluru and Kakadu

  3. Experience the spectacular aerial sightseeing of the Bunge Bungle Range and the

  4. Mitchel falls and exclusive ground touring throughout

  5. Fully inclusive special offer price from Melbourne $12,995 per person twin share.

  6. Single supplement $1,629

15. Where is the text possibly printed?

A. Longreach. B. Katherine. C. Darwin.D. Melbourne.

16. What is the text written for?

A. To describe aircruise.

B. To offer an aircruise tour.

C. To inform the beauty of outback.

D. To charter an aircraft.

17. Where will be ground touring held?

A. Uluru and Kakadu.

B. Darwin and the Kimberly.

C. The Mitchel falls and the Bunge Bungle Range.

D. Longreach and Katherine.

Read Text 9 to answer Questions 18 to 20

Text 9

Hay fever can occur all year round but it is traditionally worse in the spring months when the pollen count in the air is high. Hay fever is a common name for allergic rhinitis meaning an allergy in the nose. The allergic reaction causes the nasal passages to become inflamed and produce more mucous. Some of the common symptoms are : sneezing; runny or stuffy nose; itchy ears ,nose and throat; red, itchy and watery eyes and sometimes headaches.

Tips to try and reduce hay fever symptoms:

  1. Stay indoors where possible on windy and stormy days.

  2. Smear Vaseline on the inside of your nose to help stop the air-borne pollen touching the lining of your nose.

  3. Splash your eyes often with cold water as this tries to flush out any pollen.

  4. Try and reduce contact with known allergens. For example pet fur, flowers, dust

  5. etc.

  6. Anti-histamine medications in the form of tablets, nasal sprays and eye drops may help alleviate symptoms but you need to discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist.

18. What is the purpose of the text?

A. To explain what hay fever is.

B. To describe the cure of hay fever.

C. To give ways to reduce hay fever symptoms.

D. To cure hay fever by medicines.

19. What does this in you need to discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist refer to?

A. Taking anti-histamine.

B. Using nasal sprays.

C. Applying eye drops.

D. Alleviating symptoms.

20. What does air-borne pollen mean?

A. Pollen from flowers.

B. Pollen taken by air.

C. Pollen produced by air.

D. Pollen in the air.

Read Text 10 to answer Questions 21 to 24

Text 10

My favorite book is Matilda, a book written by Ronald Dahl, which was published in

1988 in London by Jonathan Cape. It is about a girl who lives with a foster family who abuse her and do not give her affection.

The girl goes to a school where a teacher is rude to children. But in that school she meets a very good teacher that is great. Professor and girl are slowly holding his affection and spending more time together.

As they spend more time together, they realize they have much in common. At the end, Matildas parents are leaving the city because of problems with the law and they let her in custody of the teacher. Matilda is very happy.

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21. What is the text about?

A. A girl named Matilda.

B. Matilda, a favourite book.

C. The story of Matilda.

D. A book titled Matilda.

22. What does paragraph 2 tell?

A. Name of the book and why its favourite. B. The professor in Matildas school.

C. Matildas school experience. D. Hard life of Matilda.

23. Why did the family leave Matilda?

A. They disliked her. B. She hated them.

C. The professor asked them. D. They had law problem.

24. What does they in they let her in custody of the teacher refer to?

A. A foster family.

B. Matilda and Professor.

C. A teacher and children.

D. Matildas parents.

Read Text 11 to complete the blanks of questions 25 to 27.

Text 11

Orville and Wilbur Wright invented the first successful (25) . Orville took their plane, name d flyer 1 up in the air in 1903. It flew for 12 seconds. Orville had to lie down to (26) the plane. He balanced it by moving his hips. Wilbur took the plane up on the fourth flight of the day. It stayed in the air for 59 seconds. But a gust of wind knocked it over and wrecked it after landing. It was the flight of Flyer 1. But the two brothers had opened the door to a whole (27) age. (Addison Wesley ESL Student book, 1992, p.31)

25. A. TelephoneB. CarC. AirplaneD. helicopter

26. A. DriveB. FlyC. DirectD. steer

27. A. GreatB. SpectacularC. NewD. amazing

Read Text 12 to answer questions 28 to 30.

Text 12

THE ASS, THE FOX, AND THE LION

An Ass and a Fox went into partnership and went out to search for food together. They hadnt gone far before they saw a Lion coming their way, at which they were both extremely frightened.

But the Fox thought he saw a way of saving his own skin, and went boldly up to the Lion and whispered in his ear, Ill manage that you shall get hold of the Ass without any trouble, if youll promise to let me go free. The Lion agreed to this, and the Fox then rejoined his companion.

Before long it managed to lead him by a hidden pit, which some hunter had dug as a trap for wild animals, and into which he fell. When the Lion saw that the Ass was safely caught and couldnt get away, it was to the Fox that he first turned his attention, and he soon finished him off, and then at his leisure proceeded to feast upon the Ass.

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28. Where did the Fox lead the Ass to?

A. The Lion.

B. The trouble.

C. The pit.

D. The death.

29. What does paragraph 2 tell?

  1. The Fox and the Ass.

  2. The Foxs evil plan.

  3. The Lions hunger.

  4. The Asss fool.

30. What lesson does the text teach?

A. If you betray a friend, youll trouble yourself.

B. If you have a friend, you have to be careful.

C. If you have enemy, never trust him/her.

D. If you meet danger, go away.

Read Text 13 to answer questions 31 to 33.

Text 13

Influenza or the flu is a serious, painful illness which affects the whole body. Symptoms include fever, headaches, muscle aches and pains. In children, symptoms may also include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The infections occur between July-September usually lasting for about five days. Fever and other symptoms usually disappear after that time but a cough and weakness may continue. All symptoms usually gone within a week or two.

According to the influenza specialist group (ISG), vaccination reduces the average persons chances of catching the flue by up to 80% during the flu season. Vaccination isnt a guarantee against getting sick but it generally reduces the symptoms. Vaccination is only good for the current year.

Influenza is highly contagiousthe influenza viruses can survive for an hour or more in the air in enclosed environments, such as child care centres and schools; for more than eight hours on hard surfaces such as stainless steel and plastics; and up to five minutes on hands after transfer from other surfaces. (Australian Family, Winter 2009, p.21)

31. What is the text about?

A. The origins of the flu.

B. How contagious is the flu.

C. What influenza is.

D. Vaccinations of influenza.

32. What are some of the symptoms of the flu in children?

A. Fever, headaches.

B. Muscle aches and pains.

C. Vomiting and diarrhea.

D. Headaches and muscle pains.

33. What does contagious mean?

A. Easily spread. B. Hard to cure. C. Fast growing. D. Long lasting.

Read Text 14 to answer questions 34 to 37.

Text 14

It happened one weekend while I was at the fairground. I was with my friend Sarah and we were both really excited. The flashing lights and bright colours made everything appear magical. We were having a great time and we had been on most of the rides when Sarah pointed to the big wheel. The sign said $1 for a two-minute ride.

At first I wasnt sure, but Sarah had been on it before. It only takes two minutes, she said. Come on- its a really thrilling ride! A minute later we were in the air. It was like flying! This is a mazing! I shouted happily to Sarah.

Then suddenly, there was a loud crash and everything stopped. I was really frightened! Sarah held my hand tightly because she was worried, too. We looked down and saw two mechanics. Dont worry, they shouted. It wont take us long to fix it! So we waitedand waited! At first we were amused. Everyone was running around below us. After a while though, it became scary up there.

Two hours later, the wheel finally started to move again. I was so happy. It had been a long tiring evening. That two-minute ride had turned into a two-hour nightmare! (Reading and Writing Targets 2: Student Book, 1999, p. 48)

34. How did the writer feel at first?

A. Happy.

B. Confused.

C. Afraid.

D. Amazed.

35. What does paragraph 3 tell?

A. Their feeling in two minutes.

B. The beginning of the big wheel accident.

C. How the writer overcame her fear.

D. How the mechanic fixed the big wheel.

36. What does they in they shouted refer to?

A. The writer and Sarah. B. Everyone below us.

C. The big wheel passengers. D. Two mechanics.

37. What does the writer mean by $1 for a two-minute ride ?

A. It is very quick. B. It is very fun.

C. It will not kill. D. It is expensive.

Read Text 15 to complete the blanks of questions 38 to 40.

Text 15

This is a picture of my living-room. It has a glass door and three big windows. There is a large fireplace between the door and one of the windows. There are two pictures above the fireplace. Next to it, there is a comfortable armchair. My family usually (38) there in the winter evening. There is a brown rug in front of the fireplace. There is a brown sofa and a glass table on the (39) . There are some plants beside the sofa. (40) the sofa there is a small table with an antique lamp on it. There is also a television and a stereo in the room. It is a perfect living-room for your holiday comfort.

(Reading and Writing Targets 2: Student Book, 1999, p. 14)

38. A. LiveB. stay C. sit D. are

39. A. RoomB. FloorC. RugD. fireplace

40. A. in front ofB. behind C. beside D. next to

Read Text 16 to answer questions 41 to 43.

Text 16

Mars is a planet that is easy to spot in the night sky. It is called the Red Planet because

of its fiery red-orange color.

Mars comes closer to earth than any other planet except venus. At times it comes within

35 million miles (56 million km). It is similar to Earth in some respects. A day on Mars is only slightly longer than our own day. The planet has seasons like the Earth, only they are almost twice as long as ours. It has ice caps at the north and south poles, like Earth. They shrink in summer and grow again in winter.

However, Mars is different from Earth in most other ways. It lies farther from the Sun and is much colder. Temperatures do not often rise above freezing, even in summer. It has only a very thin atmosphere, made up mainly of canbon dioxide gas.

Some people used to think that there might be some form of life on Mars, but conditions there are not suitable for life as we know it to survive. (New Science Library: Universe and Sun, 1996, p.72)

41. How different is the Earths seasons from Mars seasons?

A. They are longer. B. They are shorter.

C. They have less seasons. D. They have more seasons.

42. What is the main idea of paragraph 3?

A. Mars and the Earth have differences too.

B. Ther Earth is closer to Sun than Mars does.

C. Mars is much colder than the Earth.

D. The Earth has more atmosphere than Mars does.

43. What does the word respects in It is similar to Earth in some respects mean?

A. Salutes. B. Aspects. C. Areas.D. Factors.

Read Text 17 to answer questions 44 to 46.

Text 17

Once there was a town called Hamelin. The only thing wrong was it was full of rats. They destroyed peoples farms, houses and food supplies. The people went to the mayor to solve the problem.

One day, a strange man came to town. The stranger offered to get rid off the rats. In return, the mayor would give him money.

The Pied Piper was a strange-looking man. He wore a tall, pointed hat, and a long,

flowing cape. He played a long, shiny flute. The piper began to play in the town square.

Rats came running from everywhere. They came out if the houses and the shops. The Pied Piper played up and down the streets. Everywhere he went, the rats followed him. The Pied Piper led the rats to the river. The rats all jumped into the river and drowned.

The people cheered. They were happy to be rid of the rats. But the mayor changed his mind about the money. He refused to give any money at all to the Pied Piper. Give me the money your promised, he said. If you dont, Ill play a different tune you will not like, he warned. But the mayor still refused. The Pied Piper picked up his flute and began to play a new tune.

Once the flute was played, all the children in the town were like being hipnotised. These children followed the Pied Piper wherever he was playing the flute. When The Pied Piper reached the river bank, he stopped walking, but the children were still walking toward the river.

Fear of their safety, the mayor begged The Pied Piper to let the children go and paid the money he promised. All of sudden the children awoke and their parents rushed to get their beloved children.

The Pied Piper was happy to get the money and the mayor finally learned a lesson from

this. (Addison Wesley ESL Student book, 1992, p.39)

44. What is the text about?

A. The myth of Pied Piper.

B. A story about rats.

C. The legend of rat city.

D. The tale of greedy mayor.

45. Why did the Pied Piper say Ill play the tune you will not like?

A. He wanted to entertain the mayor.

B. He was happy to play another tune.

C. He threatened the mayor.

D. He was very patient with the mayor.

46. What lesson does the text teach?

A. You have to keep your promise.

B. You cause your own problem.

C. You should help others willingly.

D. You can hurt someone if necessary.

47. Study the following words:

Indonesians independence-When- World War II- Soekarno- the Japanese- surrendered- in-proclaimed

The above words can be written into a good sentence as follows …

  1. When Soekarno surrendered in Indonesians independence, the Japanese proclaimed World War II.

  2. Soekarno proclaimed in Indonesians independence when the Japanese surrendered World War II.

  3. When the Japanese surrendered in Indonesians independence, Soekarno proclaimed World War II.

  4. When the Japanese surrendered in World War II, Soekarno proclaimed Indonesians independence.

48. Study the following words:

If –more –than –3 minutes you– be– overcooked — boil– the noodle — it –will

The above words can be written into a good sentence as follows …

A. If it boil the noodle more than 3 minutes, you will be overcooked.

B. If you boil the noodle more than 3 minutes, it will be overcooked.

C. You will be overcooked it if boil the noodle more than 3 minutes.

D. You boil the noodle if it will be overcooked more than 3 minutes.

49. Study the following sentences:

  1. A Fox invited a Stork to dinner, a large flat dish of soup.

  2. Thus, while she enjoyed her dinner, the Fox sat by hungry and helpless, for it was impossible for him to reach the tempting contents of the vessel.

  3. This caused much amusement for the sly Fox.

  4. She set before him a pitcher with a long and narrow neck.

  5. But not long after the Stork invited him in turn.

  6. The Fox lapped it up with great relish, but the Stork with her long bill tried in vain to take of the savoury broth.

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The above sentences can be written into a paragraph as follows …

A. 2-6-3-5-4-1

B. 1-6-3-5-4-2

C. 1-6-3-4-5-2

D. 1-5-4-6-3-2

50. Study the following sentences:

  1. When we arrived home last night, we realised that someone broke into our house.

  2. The thieves had stolen our new CD player.

  3. Half an hour later the police arrived.

  4. But, all other electrical equipment was still there.

  5. While my husband called the police I looked around the house to see what was missing.

  6. They asked us a lot of questions and write everything down. (Reading and Writing Targets 2: Student Book, 1999, p. 14)

The above sentences can be written into a paragraph as follows …

A. 1-5-2-4-3-6

B. 1-2-4-5-3-6

C. 5-2-4-3-6-1

D. 1-6-5-2-4-3

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