Soal Bahasa Inggris Sma Kelas Xii Semester I







In this section of the test, you will have the chance to show how well you understand spoken English. There are two parts to this section, with special direction for each part.

Part 1 Question 1 to 5

Directions: In this part of test, you will hear some dialogues or questions spoken in English. The dialogue or question will be spoken two times. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers say.

After you hear a dialogue and question about it, read the five possible answers and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard.

Now listen to a sample question:

You will hear:

Man: Well, Im very glad to have you with

me. By the way, my names James

Bond. How do you do?

Woman : How do you do? Im Barbara.

You will also hear:

Narrator: What do we learn from the dialogue?

You will read in your test book:

Sample answer:

  1. The man has never met Barbara before

  2. The man never knows James Bond

  3. Barbara has met the man before

  4. Barbara met James Bond yesterday

  5. Barbara meets James Bond every day

The best answer to the question is The man has never met Barbara before.

Therefore, you should choose answer ( A )



She suggested the man to go swimming


She received the mans suggestion


Swimming is the mans hobby


They dont have any good idea


They are not going anywhere



The man gives the woman a cold drink


The woman gives the man a cold drink


The woman wants a cold drink


The woman owns the caf


They feel very cold



He didnt have an alarm clock


He overslept and missed the bus


He couldnt sleep well


He slept late at night


He set the alarm clock



She joined the camping


She went to the camping


She didnt join the camping


She didnt know about the camping


She didnt like the man



Rp 100.000,00


Rp 150.000,00


Rp 200.000,00


Rp 300.000,00


Rp 500.000,00

Part 2 Question 6 to 10

Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several monologues. Each monologue will be spoken two times. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers say.

After you hear a monologue and the questions about it, read the five possible answers and decide which one would be the best answer to the questions you have heard. Now, lets begin part 2



The man never watches TV


The man loves watching Office Boy


The man gives his point of view on Office Boy


The man prefers Office Boy to news program


The man thinks that the news program is depressing
















The earthquake


Gunung Sitoli in Nias Island


The Meteorology and Geophysies Agency


West Sumatra Province



In Gunung Sitoli, Nias Island


In North Sumatra


In west Sumatra


Under the Indian Ocean


Under Gunung Sitoli





A managing direction


A sales manager


A new company car


Shoes manufacturer


Questions 11 to 14

The Frog Prince

One fine evening a young princess put on her bonnet and clogs, and went out take a walk by herself in a wood; and when she came to a cool spring of water with a rose in the middle of it, she sat herself down to rest a while. Now she had a golden ball in her hand, which was her favorite plaything; and she was always tossing it up into the air, and catching it again as it fell.

After a time she threw it up so high that she missed catching it as it fell; and the ball bounded away, and rolled along on the ground, until at last it fell down into the spring. The princess looked into the spring after her ball, but it was very deep, so deep that she could not see the bottom of it. She began to cry, and said, Alas! If I could only get my ball again, I would give all my fine clothes and jewels, and everything that I have in the world.

Whilst she was speaking, a frog put its head out of the water, and said, Princess, why do you weep so bitterly? Alas! said she, What can you do for me, you nasty frog? My golden ball has fallen into the spring. The frog said, I do not want your pearls, and jewels, and ne clothes; but if you will love me, and let me live with you and eat from your golden plate, and sleep on your bed, I will bring you your ball again.

Taken from 366 and More Fairy Tales, 1990

11. What is the text about?

A. A young princess and her bonnet

B. A young princess in a cool spring of water

C. A young princess with a golden ball in her hand

D. The frog prince

E. A young man

12. What type of text is used by the writer?

A. Narrative.

B. Argumentative

C. Descriptive.

D. Hortatory exposition

E. Explanation

13. The communicative purpose of this text is

A. To describe a young princess with a golden ball

B. To amuse or to entertain the readers

C. To tell about our opinion about a young

princess and her bonnet

D. To persuade the readers to do something

E. To explain a young princess with a golden ball

14. Paragraph 1

A. Tells an orientation

B. Poses a thesis

C. Shows an abstract

D. Gives a general classification

E. Gives a good describe

Questions 15 to 19


The caliph of Baghdad hired an intelligent and high spirited man as his court jester, and was much amused by his clever, witty comments. The clown was so well loved by his master that everyone at court showed him great respect. And so the caliph was much surprised one day when he heard his beloved clown crying out in distress from the throne room. The caliph hurried there and was astonished to find the guards beating the clown badly.

”Leave him alone at once!” he orded. ”Why are you beating him?”

”We found him sitting on your throne, O majesty!”

the captain of the guards explained.

”out of my sight!” commanded the caliph. ”For sure the jester did not do it with the intention of offending me.”

The clown, however, continued to weep and wail even after the guards had left.

”Stop it! said the irritated caliph.

”you’re still in one piece, aren’t you?”

” i’m not crying for myself, my lord, i weep for you,” the clown explained.

”For me?” exclaimed the caliph in surprise.

”Certainly! if i get beaten so badly for having been only a few minutes on the throne, how many beatings must you have suffered in all the years that you have been there?”

15. Who are the main characters of the story?

A. The caliph and the guards

B. The guards

C. The clown and the guards

D. The caliph and the clown

E. The caliph and the empress

16. What was amusing for the caliph?

A. The clowns attraction

B. The clowns cleaver and witty comments

C. The clowns attitude

D. The clowns humor

E. The clowns sharp criticize

17. Why did the guards beat the clown?

A. Because he sat on the kings throne

B. Because he insulted the king

C. Because he beaten the guards

D. Because he wanted to escape

E. Because he tried to kill the king

18.What did the clown do after guards left?

A. Setting on the throne

B. Asking the king to punish the guards

C. Leaving the king

D. Crying

E. Dancing

19. What did the clown say to the king?

A. That he was so angry with the guards

B. That he didnt mean to sit on the throne

C. That he wondered how many beatings should be

received by the king

D. That the caliph was so wise

E. That the caliph should expel the guards

Questions 20 to 24


Ali Baba was such a poor man that he had only had one shoe for his two feet. Even the mice in his house were hungry. One day, his wife said, "We have no food in the house. No rice. No potatoes. Go and collect leaves in the forest so that I can make a soup." Ali was a lazy man. He looked for leaves for about ten minutes and then he climbed a tree to sleep. He was afraid of wolves. When he woke up, he was surprised to see forty thieves on forty horses. They stopped in front of a big rock.

"Open Sesame!" shouted the leader.

A door on the rock opened. The thieves carried sacks full of gold into the cave.

When they had finished, the leader shouted.

"Close Sesame!" and the door closed. As soon as the thieves had disappeared Ali Baba jumped down  from the tree, said, "Open Sesame" and went into the cave. There were shelves all around the

walls. The shelves were full of sacks. And the sacks were full of gold. Ali took a sack home with him.

Unfortunately, one of the thieves saw Ali’s footprints on the sand. He followed them to Ali’s home. He took out his knife and made a cross on the door.

"Now I shall know which house it is," he said.

He rode off to get the other thieves. But Ali had seen the thief. He and his wife took brooms and swept away the footprints. Then he made crosses on every door at the street. When the forty thieves arrived they had their knives between their teeth. But they couldn’t find either Ali or the gold. And Ali and his wife lived happily ever after.

20. Who is the main character of the text?

A. Ali Baba

B. Forty thieves

C. Ali Baba and forty thieves

D. Ali Babas wife

E. Ali Babas wife and forty thieves

21. Why did Ali Baba sleep on the tree?

A. Because he wanted to see the thieves

B. Because he was a lazy man

C. Because he was tired

D. Because he wanted to wake up early

E. Because he was afraid of wolves

22. The type of the text is

A. Explanation

B. Descriptive

C. Discussion

D. Hortatory Exposition

E. Narrative

23. The purpose of the text is

A. to describe persons and characters

B. to tell a sequence of events

C. to entertain the readers

D. to persuade the readers to have many friends

E. to teach the readers how to make friends

24. Generic structure of the text is …

A. Orientation, events, reorientation.

B. General identification, description

C. Orientation, complication, resolution.

D. General statement, explanation, Conclusion


E. Thesis, arguments, reiteration

Questions 25 to 29


Once upon a time, there was a king named King Sulahkromo. The king had a prime Minister named Raden Sidopekso. The prime minister had a wife named Sri Tanjung. She was so beautiful, so that the king wanted her to be his wife.

One day, the king sent his Prime Minister to a long mission. While the Prime Minister was away, the king tried to get Sri Tanjung. However he failed. He was very angry. 

Thus, when Sidopekso went back, the king told him that his wife was unfaithful to him.

The Prime Minister was very angry with his wife. Sri Tanjung said that it was not true. However, Sidopekso said that he would kill her. He brought her to the river bank. Before he kill her and threw her into the river, she said that her innocence would be proven.

After Sidopekso killed her, he threw her dead body into the dirty river. Immediately the river became clean and began to spread a wonderful fragrance. Sidopekso said, Banyu … Wangi … Banyuwangi. This means fragrant water . Banyuwangi was born from the proof of noble and sacred love.

25. What does the first paragraph tell us about?

A. The Characteristics of Sulahkromo

B. The Condition of Banyuwangi

C. The incident of Sri Tanjungs execution

D. The characters and sittings of the story

E. The life of Sri Tantung

26. How was the characteristic of the king?

A. Evil

D. Stupid

B. Stingy

E. Loyal

C. Nice

27. What is the moral lesson of the story?

A. Innocence and loyalty will be revealed no matter

how we deny it

B. The good will defeat the evil

C. Honesty is the best policy

D. We should be loyal to our spouse

E. The strong rules the weak

28. From the text we know that

A. Sidopekso was a nice person

B. Sidopekso disbelieved on his wifes loyalty

C. Sri Tanjung had supernatural power

D. Sulahkromo is a good king

E. Sri Tanjung couldnt prove he innocence

Questions 29 to 35

The greenhouse effect is a warming of the air around us. It gets its name from the greenhouses that people use to grow plants. These greenhouses let in heat from sunlight and trap it inside. Earths atmospherethe layer of air that surrounds our planetalso traps heat.

Greenhouse effect is raised temperature at a planets surface as result of heat energy being trapped by gases in the atmosphere. Certain gases cause the atmosphere to act like the glass in a greenhouse. As a result, the temperature of a planets surface may be higher than it otherwise would beon Earth about 33 C (59F) higher. The main gases that produce the greenhouse effect on Earth are water vapour and carbon dioxide. Scientists suspect that increased discharge of carbon dioxide from human activity (notably motor transport and industry) is contributing to global warming

29. What is the purpose of the text above?

A. To explain the process of greenhouse effect

B. To describe the danger of greenhouse effect

C. To define greenhouse effect

D. To report greenhouse effect

E. To explain the cause of greenhouse effect

30. What is the type of the text above?

A. Explanation

B. Descriptive

C. Discussion

D. Hortatory Exposition

E. Narrative

31. What is the general structure of the text above?

A. Orientation, events, reorientation.

B. General identification, description

C. Orientation, complication, resolution.

D. General statement, explanation, Conclusion


E. Thesis, arguments, reiteration

32. What is the earth atmosphere?

A. Earths greenhouse

B. Earth core layer

C. The layer of air that surround our planet

D. Earths shield

E. Earth surface layer

33. What causes the temperature in the planets

Surface raised?

  1. Gases

D. Greenhouse

  1. Sunligth

E. Trapped heat energy

  1. Atmosphere

34. What are the gases which produce greenhouse


A. Oxygen

B. Carbon dioxide

C. Nitrogen

D. Carbon dioxide and oxygen

E. Water vapor and carbon dioxide

35. notably motor transport and industry.

The underline word has the closest meaning to.

  1. Particulary

  1. Basically

  1. Significantly

  1. Principally

  1. Terribly

Questions 36 to 40


All students must join the class meeting from 15th December to 21st Desember2008



36. What kind of the text is it ?

A. A letter

D. A postcard

B. A label

E. An announcement

C. A mail

37. What is the text about ?

A. The class meeting in a school.

B. The winner of the class meeting.

C. An invitation to join a class meeting.

D. The plan of having a class meeting.

E. The plan of graduate party

To : All students and teachers

Come and visit our new librabry. Lots of new books (brand new novels and non-fiction books) are available. You can also enjoy our newest DVDs collection.

Head of library

38. What are the things offered in the new library ?

A. Books and DVDs.

B. Old and new books.

C. New books and novels.

D. New DVDs and non-fiction books.

E. A vacancy

39. Why does the writer make the announcement ?

A. To resume a new novel.

B. To invite the reader to visit the library.

C. To let the reader know about the head of library.

D. To help the reader know where to find the


E. To stop the reader invitation


English Conversation Club (SCC) is opening registration for new members join us and improve your English! Every Thursday from 16.00 to 17.00 at the school hall.

For registration, please contact Wayan (XII IPA) or Anissa (XII IPS B)

40. When do the members have meeting?

A. In the morning.

B. On Thursday afternoon.

C. On Thursday morning.

D. In the afternoon at three oclock.

E. After breakfast

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