Soal Bahasa Inggris Kelas Xii

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  Bahasa Inggris kelas XII

The Buyat Bay, issue has been a hot topic these past two weeks.

       However, no party has claimed responsibility for the pollution in the bay. This country is suffering from an old illness : it cannot see the culprits even though it could – if it wanted to.

       The issue started when a non-governmental organization discovered that a number of people living near the bay in South Minahasa district, North Sulawesi province, were suffering from skin diseases.

       Blood tests showed that some had high levels of mercury in their blood.

       Public opinion then turned against the subsidiary of U.S based Newmont Minahasa Corp. PT Newmont Minahasa Raya, accusing it of causing the pollution by dumping its tailings in the bay.

1.   

This text mainly talks about ……..E

A.

the pollution in the bay

B.

the discovery of pollution by a non government organization

C.

the failure of the government to find the culprits

D.

the skin disease of the people living in Buyat Bay

E.

the Buyat Bay issue

2.   

"Public opinion then turned …….. by dumping its tailings in the bay." (Paragraph 5)

The underlined word means …….. in a careless manner. C

A.

unloading

B.

piling

C.

burying

D.

packing

E.

covering

          Each society has its own beliefs, attitudes, customs, behaviours, and social habits. These give people a sense of who they are, how they should behave, and what they should or should not do. These ‘rules’ reflect the ‘culture’ of a country.

          People become conscious of such rules when they meet people from different cultures. For example, in some. cultures, being on time can mean turning up several hours late for an appointment, even for a business meeting; in others, 3 p.m. means 3 p.m. Also, the rules about when to eat vary from culture to culture. Many North Americans and Europeans are used to having three mealtimes a day and organizing their timetable around them. In some countries, on the other hand, people often do not have strict rules like this – people eat when they want to and every family has its own time table.

          When people visit or live in a country for the first time, they are often surprised at the differences that exist between their own culture and that in the other country. The most common way of comparing two cultures is in terms of their differences – not their similarities.

3.   

What does the writer want to tell you? C

A.

Strict rules.

B.

Mealtimes day.

C.

Culture differences.

D.

Culture in a country.

E.

Culture similarities.

4.   

Which statement is TRUE according to the text ? C

A.

There are no people, becoming conscious of a new cuttura,

B.

There are no countries having strict rules of mealtimes.

C.

There are no strict rules of mealtimes in some countries.

D.

There are no problems for people who visit a coutry for the first time.

E.

There are no similarities between a culture is one country and that in another.

5.   

"Being on time can mean turning up several hours late …" (Paragraph 2).

The underlined words mean …….. C

A.

arriving

B.

emerging

C.

appearing

D.

exposing

E.

displaying

6.   

James  : Why didn’t you answer my call? A

Peter   : Sorry ……..

A.

I was feeding my cattle

B.

I have fed my cattle

C.

I fed my cattle

D.

I had fed all my cattle

E.

I’ll feed my cattle

7.   

Student  : …….. to carry these books to your room, sir?

Teacher : No, thanks, Ican do it myself D

A.

Do you want

B.

Shall I do

C.

Can you help

D.

May I help you

E.

Do you mind

8.   

Ridwan  :  Do you think our youth have the competence to keep up with

                the Americans in technology?

Ade       :  I don’t think so because it needs a lot of money.

The underlined word means ……..C

A.

knowledge

B.

cleverness

C.

capability

D.

experiment

E.

profession

9.   

Sherly  : Billows of smoke from the forest fires in Jambi, Riau and West Kalimantan

             are becoming thicker and thicker. They have harmful effects on our health

             and daily activities.

Raissa : That’s right. I think the government …….. people to understand the value of

             forests and stop their bad habits. E

A.

educated

B.

have educated

C.

are educating

D.

would educate

E.

should have educated

10.   

Thailand, which has already won three gold medals at the Athens Olympics, will bid to host the games in 2016, media reports …….. on Sunday. A

A.

said

B.

claimed

C.

purposed

D.

demanded

E.

justified

Latihan 2

Hayati Hutabarat says that she has downright satisfaction in her position in the company. But what about some other thing in life. There are still important to many women like married and children. Does Hayati regret not having time for this thing?

1.   

What is the text about ? B

A.

Unmarried women

B.

Career women

C.

Married women

D.

Women’s position in a company

E.

Women’s lives

2.   

What things are still important to many women? E

A.

Position in the company

B.

Satisfaction in career

C.

Having time for children

D.

Career in the company

E.

Marriage and children

At present, aeroplanes are playing a very important role to ..C…(3)….. one place to another. People can go round the world just in a two day flight by the world’s first supersonic airliner, Concorde, which …..B(4)….. at a height of over 18.000 metres and …..D(5)….. a speed of over 2.000 km per hour.

3.   

A.

disjoin

B.

part

C.

connect

D.

separate

E.

divide

4.   

A.

goes

B.

flies

C.

jumps

D.

drives

E.

comes

5.   

A.

cuts

B.

continues

C.

moves

D.

reaches

E.

limits

6.   

X  : I have to go to school, but look at the sky. It is very cloudy.

      I think it is going to rain.

Y  : …….. E

A.

You don’t take an umbrella

B.

I should take an umbrella

C.

You are going to take an umbrella

D.

I may, take an umbrella

E.

You should take an umbrella

7.   

The manager always comes early to the office. I wonder where he lives. I often see him driving his car to jalan Pakubuwono Kebayoran Baru. So he leaves not far from the office then. D

What is the dialogue about?

A.

The manager’s car

B.

The manager’s office

C.

The manager’s house

D.

The manager’s address

E.

The manager’s driver

8.   

1. The aim of a political party is to elect officials who will try to carry their interests.

2. A large political party usually has millions of members and supporters.

3. A political party is a group organized to support certain policies on questions of

    public interests.

4. When people in a democracy disagree about what the government should do,

    each voter expresses his opinion by voting for the candidate that supports his

    side of the argument.

5. The questions may range from issues of peace, war and taxes, to how people

    should earn a living.

The best order of the sentences above is ……..A

A.

3-2-1-4-5

B.

2-1-3-4-5

C.

2-1-4-3-5

D.

2-1-3-5-4

E.

3-2-4-5-1

9.   

Some pollutants are always ……….., because they are dangerous. A

A.

unavailable

B.

undesirable

C.

unchangeable

D.

unsuitable

E.

unavoidable

10.   

To accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development is one purpose of ASEAN.

"To accelerate" means …….. C

A.

hold up

B.

keep back

C.

speed up

D.

turn on

E.

slowdown

LATIHAN 2

  A planet is a body in space that revolves around a star. There are nine planets in our solar system, and these nine planets travel around the sun. The names of the planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

          Planets travel in orbits around the stars. All of the planets of the solar system revolve in elliptical orbits. In other words, their orbits are like large, flat circles. The time that it takes a planet to make one revolution around the sun is called a year.

          The Greeks were the first people to recognize and give names to some of the planets. Tile word planet comes from a Greek word meaning wanderer If a person wanders, this means that he goes from one place to another and does not have a home. The Greeks thought that planets "wandered" in the sky. However, modern scientists can predict the movement of the planets very accurately.

1.   

What is the suitable title for this text ? D

A.

The Stars

B.

The Orbits

C.

The Greeks

D.

The Planets

E.

The Wanderers

2.   

The planets in our solar system travel ……..E

A.

around the stars

B.

around the circles

C.

in one movement

D.

from one position to another

E.

in elliptical orbits

          The average person will say that agriculture means farming. He is partly right, for raising crops is a branch of agriculture. So do livestock raising, dairy farming, fruit growing, chicken raising and even fur farming. Agricultural includes the raising of every kind of plants and animals that is useful to man.

          With all its many branches, agriculture is the world’s most important industry. It supplies the food we eat and many of the materials from which we make our clothing.

          Farms are classified according to the type of farming that is done and kinds of crops and livestock that are raised. They may be classified in several different ways, such as general, specialized, intensive, and extensive farms.

          General farming is a farm where a variety of things is raised. On such a farm there may be a herd of dairy cows whose milk the farmer sells. There may also be poultry to provide extra income and supply some of the family’s needs.

          There are many factors that influence the types of crops and livestock that a farmer raised. The most important one is climate which includes temperature, length of growing season, sunshine, and rainfall. Another is the type of soil. The third is the amount of water available for irrigation. By concentrating on the particular crops or animals that fit best with this situation, the specialized farmer hopes to use his land in the most efficient and profitable way.

          When a farmer devotes a great deal of labor to a piece of land, he is practising intensive agriculture. If he works in a large area of land with relatively little labor, he is practising extensive agriculture. Intensive agriculture usually goes together with small farms. A great deal of careful work is always involved in intensive agriculture. Often this work must be done by hand. Extensive agriculture is usually practised on large farms or ranches where most of the work is done by machinery.

3.   

These words are related to farming, EXCEPT ……..D

A.

livestock

B.

extensive farming

C.

irrigation

D.

stock exchange

E.

type of soil

4.   

The practice of intensive and extensive agriculture is the main idea of paragraph ……..E

A.

2

B.

3

C.

4

D.

5

E.

6

5.   

The text tells us about ……..C

A.

intensive agriculture

B.

extensive agriculture

C.

types of farming

D.

the important factors in farming

E.

specialized farms

6.   

Mrs. Anwar    :  I heard that your son had won a scholarship to Pajajaran University.

Mrs. Budiman : Yes, that’s right ………… A

                         He never ignores our advice and always studies hard.

A.

I’m proud of him

B.

I prided myself on his success

C.

His pride would not let him down

D.

I’m to proud to have been successful

E.

He is a profile of a successful student

7.   

Shopkeeper  :  ……..to try the shoes on? C

Mrs. Bakar   :  No, thank you. I can do it myself.

A.

Can you help me

B.

Would you like to help me

C.

May I help you

D.

Do you mind helping me

E.

Do you object to helping me

8.   

Mawar  :  This telegram is for my husband. A

               He’s out on duty.

               What do you recommend me to do?

Putri      : Why don’t you ring him and tell him that a telegram’s arrived?

In the dialogue above, Mawar is asking for Putri’s ……..

A.

advice

B.

curiusity

C.

agreement

D.

permission

E.

information

9.   

Atomic energy can either be used to create electricity or to destroy millions of homes in war.

The underlined word means ……..D

A.

build

B.

protect

C.

produce

D.

demolish

E.

renovate

10.   

X  :  Why do you look sad?

Y  :  I got 5 for my English test.

X  :  ……………A

A.

You should have studied well

B.

You have prepared before

C.

You may prepare it

D.

You have studied hard

E.

You can study well if you like

Rice is the major staple food for most of the Indonesian people. The most liking impact of research over the past year is its contribution to the change in Indonesia’s rice production from the world’s largest importer of the major staple food to self-sufficiency. In creasing availability of seed of new varieties, fertilizers and pesticides as well as favorable pricing policies, encouraged farmers to intensify their rice fields.

          Indonesian farmers often prefer to grow rice with good eating quality, then select varieties for other characteristics such as high yield, early maturity, and resistance to certain pests and diseases. Therefore, only a few varieties are grown widely by farmers.

          Increased production of palawija crops-food crops other than rice that includes corn, soybeans, peanuts, mungbeans, cassava, and sweet potatoes have been given a higher priority. One of the goals of the agricultural development to continue to obtain sufficient rice production, but at the same time substantially raise reducing of other crops to provide a more balanced diet for Indonesians and reduce costly imports. In addition, these crops play an important role as animal feed and material for industries.

          The government hopes to reach self-sufficiency in these crops, especially corn and soybeans through intensification, extensification, and diversification programes. Production of corn and soybeans has begun to climb. Peanuts have shown a small increase but production of cassava and sweet potatoes has changed very little over the past years due mainly to marketing problems.

1.   

Why do Indonesian farmers only grow a few varieties of rice? Because they would rather grow rice with … then varieties with other characteristics. C

A.

high yields

B.

early maturity

C.

good eating quality

D.

various characteristics

E.

with pest and disease resistance

2.   

The following are palawija crops, except ……..A

A.

rice

B.

corn

C.

cassava

D.

soybeans

E.

sweet potatoes

3.   

What’s the main idea of the first paragraph? D

A.

Indonesia was the largest importer of rice.

B.

Tle change of Indonesia’s rice production.

C.

Indonesia has reached self-sufficiency of rice.

D.

Rice is the major staple food for Indonesian people.

E.

Contribution of the research to improve rice production.

4.   

Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE according to the text? D

A.

Palawija crops give a lot of contribution to the livestock raising.

B.

Marketing problems have made farmers reluctant -to grow palawija crops.

C.

Indonesian farmers are more interested in-growing rice with good eat ing quality.

D.

The production of cassava and sweet potatoes has increased greatly over the past years.

E.

The government policies on agriculture encourage farmers to improve their rise production.

5.   

". but at the same time substantially raise production of other crops to provide a more balanced diet for Indonesian." (paragraph 3)

The underlined word is the synonym of … B

A.

raise

B.

supply

C.

increase

D.

produce

E.

reduce

6.   

Azhar    :  What’s wrong with your camera, Tom?

Tommy  :  The lense doesn’t focus well. Azhar ……..?

Tommy  :  No, thanks. I can fix it myself. C

A.

Will you bring in to a repairman.

B.

Should I change it.

C.

Do you need some help.

D.

Have you had it repaired.

E.

Would you buy a new one.

7.   

Rifaldi    :  I …….. the Students Exchange Programme next year.

Rabbani :  That’s a good idea. C

A.

join

B.

joined

C.

will join

D.

have joined

E.

have been joining

8.   

Ridwan  :  I’m going to Hide Park to hear the people making speeches.

David    :  You’ll be late. By the time you get there, they …….. their speeches.E

A.

finish

B.

will finish

C.

are finishing

D.

have finished

E.

will have finished

9.   

Rieka  :  What would you give me if you’re sent abroad?

Reza   :  If I were sent abroad, I …….. a dictionary for you. C

A.

bought

B.

will buy

C.

would buy

D.

will have bought

E.

would have bought

10.   

The sentences in the following paragraph are jumbled.

1. One is familiar "Tombstone" that lists where you went to school and

    where you’ve worked in chronological order.

2. But prospective employees throw away most of those unrequested, "Tombstone" lists,

    preferring to interview the quick rather than the dead.  

3. The main purpose of a resume is to convince an employer to grant you  an interview.

4. It’s handy to have a "Tombstone" for certain occasions.

5. There are two kinds.

6. The other is what I call the "functional" resume descriptive, fun to read, unique to you

    and much more likely to land you an interview.

The correct arrangement of the sentences above is ……..E

A.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

B.

1, 3, 5, 2, 4, 6

C.

2, 4, 6, 1, 3, 5

D.

6, 1, 4, 3, 2, 5

E.

3, 5, 1, 6, 4, 2

The weather forecast, the story about the candidates, and the movie reviews are examples of messages from the media. A communication medium is a means of communicating a message. Examples of media are televisions, radios, newspapers, books, and telephones. The media that can reach many people at once are called mass media.

         It is not difficult to think of other messages we receive through the mass media Every day we get hundreds of them Think about advertisements, for example. We see and hear these messages almost everywhere we go. Advertisements are important messages, even though they are sometimes annoying. They help us compare and evaluate products.

         Most of us get information from the media than from the classroom. Think for a moment about how you Team about local news and events. Do you depend on other people or media? What about international news? What is the most important source of information for you? People who am asked these questions usually answer ‘Television".

         We use the information we get from radios, televisions, newspaper and other media to make decisions and opinions. That is why the mass media are so important. Editorials and articles in newspapers help us decide how to vote. Consumers’ reports on television help us decide how to spend ow money, and international news on the radio or TV makes us think and form opinions about questions of war and peace.

         With each improvement in the media, audiences become larger and larger. Thanks to the communication satellite, television audiences have become international. More than 500 million people watched the first walk on the moon, for example. And more than 1 billion watched the events of the recent Olympic Games.

1.   

You can get the following information from television, EXCEPT …….B

A.

events

B.

editorials

C.

local news

D.

messages

E.

international events

2.   

What means of communication is the text focussing on …….B

A.

Newspapers

B.

Mass Media

C.

Telephones

D.

Radios

E.

Books

3.   

The information obtained from mass media is important because it enables us …….B

A.

to write editorials

B.

to build up opinions

C.

to decide how to advertise

D.

to make television reports

E.

to ask about war and peace

          Sailing may seem like a difficult sport. But it is really not hard. You do not need to be strong, but you need to be quick. And you need understand …..C(4)….. basic rules about the wind.

          First, you must ask ….E.(5)….. "Where is the wind coming from ? Is it coming from …..A(6)….. or behind or from the side ? You must be thinking about this all the time on the boat. The wind direction tells you what to do with the sail.

4.   

A.

a few

B.

a tiny

C.

a little

D.

a minor

E.

a slight

5.   

A.

it

B.

us

C.

him

D.

them

E.

yourself

6.   

A.

front

B.

ahead

C.

before

D.

previous

E.

advanced

       The money lent to the customers comes from the ….A.(7)….. who invest it in bank and from profit made by private businesses and individuals. They are demanded deposits, and tune deposits. Depositors get ….D.(8)….. from the use of their money in the banks, and the interest is …..A(9)….. by the government.

7.   

A.

owners

B.

cashiers

C.

creditors

D.

managers

E.

stockholders

8.   

A.

profit

B.

budget

C.

capital

D.

interest

E.

cheque

9.   

A.

paid

B.

kept

C.

taken

D.

drawn

E.

regulated

10.   

Father  : Andri, you’d better mow the grass first before you paint the fence.

Andri   : …….?

Father  : I’m afraid not. The smoke may make our neighbours feel annoyed. A

A.

May I burn the rubbish

B.

May I gather the rubbish

C.

May I smoke while working

D.

May I sweep the yard afterward

E.

May I throw the rubbish in the back yard

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