Soal No. 1-50 adalah soal obyektif dan soal No. 51-55 adalah soal essay
I.        Choose the correct answer A, B, C, D, or E

Text 1 ( for questions number 1 – 6 )
One day in a village lived an old grandmother. She was called mbok Gendong. She was a widow.
One particular day, she bought a fish net to catch fish. She wanted to replace her husband work. Since that time mbok Gendong always went to the beach to catch the fish. She threw the net and drew it back. Once, when she drew the net back, there was a gold snail hooked in her net. She put that snail in the clean water container, then she took it home. The day after that, she quitted as a fisher and sold a teak leaf again. But, it was not saleable. Then, she was back home with a disappointed feeling.
When she got home, she found there was delicious food on the table. She asked around who made it but no one answered. She was puckish and mindlessly, so she directly eaten it. This happened everyday, so she was eager to know who prepared all these. She pretended to leave home. In the middle she returned back again. She peeped from the fence hole, she was very surprised to see the snail princess at her house. The princess was Chandra Kirana,”I was changed by a witch to be a snail, until I met you,” said the Princess. Then, mbok Gendong said, “Would you be my foster child?” The princess accepted.
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One morning, there was a beggar who asked for eating. Chandra Kirana gave him some food. Suddenly, a beggar changed into a handsome man. Actually, he was Morgan Kusuma prince. He was Candra Kirana’s husband.
Finally, the prince and princess, Morgan Kusuma and Chandra Kirana lived happily and they took mbok Gendong with them.

1.      What is the story about?
a.  Mbok Gendong
b.  An old grandmother
c.  Morgan Kusuma
d.  A gold Snail Princess
e.  Mbok Gendong’s daughter

2.      What was Mbok Gendong’s first job?
a.  A teak leaf seller
b.  A beggar
c.  A widow
d.  A witches
e.  A fisher

3.      Who was the princess?
a.  Mbok Gendong
b.  An Old grandmother
c.  Morgan Kusuma
d.  Chandra Kirana
e.  Mbok Gendong’s daughter

4.      What is the complication of the story?
a.   Mbok Gendong couldn’t sell her leave
b. Chandra Kirana was changed into a snail
c. Chandra Kirana gave some food to a beggar
d. A gold snail was hooked in Mbok Gendong net
e.  Mbok Gendong found delicious food at

5.      “The Prince and princess, Morgan Kusuma and Chandra Kirana lived happily and they took mbok Gendong with them.” This part of story is called?
a.  Orientation
b.  Evaluation
c.  Re-orientation
d.  Resolution
e.  Complication

6.      She peeped from the fence hole. The underlined word means ….
a.  looked in secretly
b.  noticed from far away
c.  climbed
d.  saw inside
e.  stood

Text 2 ( for questions number 7 – 11 )
Elephants are the largest land animals alive today. These animals have special body characteristics, among them are tusks and trunk.
Elephants tusks are made of a hard, white substance like bone. When an elephant is angry, its tusk can be very dangerous. The tusks of an elephant are actually its from teeth. People pay a lot of money for the ivory of an elephant’s tusk. The ivory from the tusks is made into many beautiful things.
The trunk of an elephant is a fusion of the nose and upper lip. An elephant uses its trunk in many ways. It pulls up trees with it trunk when it wants to make a path through the jungle. It also uses its trunk to get water. The trunk can hold a lot of water, as an elephant needs to drink three hundreds pints of water every day.
7.      The main topic of the text above is ….
a.  an elephant’s habits
b.  training an elephant
c.  hunting an elephant
d.  how an elephant uses its trunk
e.  elephant’s tusks and trunks

8.      According to the text, elephants ….
a.   are very weak animals
b.   are the only animals with tusks
c. are the largest land animals in the world
d. drink less water than any other animals
e.   all are correct

9.      What do you call text type of text 2?
a.  Narrative
b.  Explanation
c.  Procedure
d.  Spoof
e.  Report

10.  Which of the following sentences is not active sentences?
a.  It uses its tusk in many ways.
b.  It pulls up trees with its trunk.
c.  The ivory from the tusks is made into many
  beautiful things.
d.  An elephant needs to drink three hundreds
  pints of water every day.
e.  People pay a lot of money for the ivory of an
  elephant’s tusks

11.  “It pulls up trees with its trunk  when it wants to make a path through the jungle.” The underlined word means ….
a.  street
b.  road
c.  way
d.  tunnel
e.  canal

Text 3 ( for questions number 12 – 19 )
Many years ago, there lived a hermit in a forest in Sumatra. He did not grow food but depended on the jungle fruit to survive. Soon, there was a drought, and all the plants and fruit trees in the jungles died.
The old man had nothing to eat now, so he turned to begging. He went to nearby village trying to get some food. At first, the villagers were happy to help him. However when he came continually, they refused to give him any more food. They told him to grow his own food.
One day, while the hermit sitting in his hut, sad and hungry, he began to think about growing his own food. Just then, a boatman stopped by, and taking pity on the hermit, gave him some padi seeds.
Before the boatman went away, he said, “These seeds will grow and give you everlasting harvests if you work very hard. If you are tired of the work, the padi plants will turn into weeds.”
The old hermit worked very hard to clear the land and sowed the seeds before the rains came. Strangely, after a short period of time, the padi was ready for harvesting. The old man got a lot of rice from the harvest. After each harvest, the plants grew back again right away.
When the villagers heard about the hermit and his wonderful padi, they flocked to his padi-field and took home as much padi as they could.
One day, the hermit became so tired of harvesting the padi that he shouted, “Oh, stop growing, you wretched things!” AS soon as he had said this, the padi plants turned into weeds.

12.  The genre of the text is ….
a.  report
b.  recount
c.  narrative
d.  descriptive
e.  analytical exposition

13.  What did the boatman give to the hermit?
a.  fruit trees
b.  some food
c.  padi plants
d.  some weeds
e.  some padi seeds

14.  The main idea of paragraph 5 is that ….
a.  The less of padi harvest
b.  The hermit should clear the land
c.  The hermit was successful as a farmer
d.  It needed a short of time to harvest the padi
e.  The seeds should be sown before the rains

15.  Why did the padi plants turn into weeds?
a.  The hermit got angry with the villagers
b.  The hermit stopped growing the padi plants
c.  The villagers grew weeds instead of padi
d.  The villagers took home as much padi as
  they could
e.  The hermit shouted ordering the padi plants
  to stop growing

16.  One day, the hermit became so tired of harvesting the padi that he shouted …. ( last paragraph ). The synonym of  “shouted” is ….
a.  said
b.  cried
c.  laughed
d.  screamed
e.  whispered

17.  The communicative purpose of the text is ….
a.  to describe the hermit in a forest
b.  to inform readers
c.  to explain the hermit’s live
d.  to persuade the reader about hermit
e.  to amuse the reader about hermit

18.  The text mainly talks about ….
a.  padi seeds
b.  forest in Sumatra
c.  a hermit in a forest in Sumatra
d.  harvesting of padi
e.  the plants and fruit trees

19.  Which statement is TRUE about the hermit?
a.  He lived in a small town in Sumatra
b.  He hated begging though there was nothing to eat.
c.  He liked to give the villagers fruit and padi
d.  He died in the jungle when he was a drought
e. He went to the village to ask for food.

Text 4 ( for questions number 20 – 25 )
Education is a charge of government, societies and parents. They all have to be responsible for a progress and quality of education in the country. This is so for a number of reasons.
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First, government’s responsibilities are to make national policies based on the 1945 constitution, for instance, deciding the national curriculum, providing educational and administrative staff, school buildings and other facilities as well.
Similarly, societies have to contribute their thoughts to educational institutions. For example, helping the government establish a private school and readiness being foster parents for poor students whose parents cannot pay school fee.
Finally, parents also should keep their children clever and healthy such as controlling their study especially at home and watching them spending their time and then providing nutritious food and drink for them.
Thus, for the reasons above we can conclude that the three components have together responsibility for education in the country.

20.  The text is in the form of ….
a.  hortatory exposition
b.  report
c.  explanation
d.  analytical exposition
e.  discussion

21.  Paragraph 5 gives us information about the … of the text
a.  reorientation
b.  reiteration
c.  evaluation
d.  reaction
e.  conclusion

22.  The text talks about ….
a.  how education should be done
b.  why education in this copuntry must be
c.  how to make progress and quality of
d.  what government, societies, parents do for
e.  why government, societies, parents are
     responsible for education

23.  The organization of the text is ….
a.  Thesis > Arguments > recommendation
b.  General Statement > A sequence of
     explanation of why and how
c.  Thesis > Arguments > reiteration
d.  Orientation > Events > Reorientation
e.  Issue > arguments > Conclusion

24.  The societies may participate in education field by … a private school.
a.  build
b.  built
c.  builds
d.  building
e.  being built

25.  … establish a private school …. ( paragraph 3 ). “establish” means ….
a.  design
b.  set up
c.  own
d.  renovate
e.  manage

Text 5 ( for questions number 26 – 31 )
The Greek word “tele’ means’ “far off”. Telecommunications refer to long – distance communications by radio, telegraph, telephone, and television. Most of today’s long distance communications are electronic.
Telecommunication is very fast because the sound and picture signals travel as electric currents along wires, radio waves through the air and space, or light waves along glass fibre. Radio waves and signals travel almost as fast. Telephone and radio network use communication satellites orbiting in space high above the earth.
Telecommunication system is any set of devices and techniques employed for the long distance transmission of voice, facsimile, data, teleprinter, or television signals. All telecommunications systems operate according to the same basic principles. They differ from each other chiefly in the specific types of information handled and the media over which are transmitted. Familiar examples of such system are radios, telegraphs, telephones, televisions, and computer-based data exchange or retrieval systems. In most cases, telecommunication system transmit information via wire, radio, or space satellite.

26.  Telecommunications is very fast because ….
a.  the long distance communications is
b.  the information is transmitted to distant
c.  the sound and picture signals travel like
     electric currents
d.  all the systems are operated according to the
     same basic principle
e.  the communication satellites are orbiting in
     space high above the earth

27.  Which statements is TRUE according to the text?
a.  Telephone networks are exchanging data
b.  Telephone meet you with someone far away
c.  Radio networs transmit sounds and pictures
d.  Communications is just signaling
e.  Telephones enable us to make worldwide

28.  The topic of the second paragraph is ….
a.  how the satellite orbits in space
b.  how the sound and pictures travel
c.  the use of communications satellites
d.  how radio waves and signals travel
e.  reasons way telecommunications is very fast
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29.  Which of the following sends messages received from machines in other places?
a.  radio
b.  telegraph
c.  telephone
d.  television
e.  teleprinter

30.  “Telecommunication system is any set of devices and techniques employed for the long distance transmission of voice, facsimile, data, teleprinter, or television signals.” (Paragraph 3). The underlined word means ….
a.  installed
b.  applied
c.  produced
d.  operated
e.  made

31.  “Familiar examples of such system are radio, telegraphs, telephones and televisions and computer-based data exchange or retrieval systems.” (Paragraph 3) “system” means ….
a.  ways
b.  devices
c.  network
d.  structure
e.  arrangements

Text 6 ( for questions number 32 – 34 )
In Chlorella there are three levels of government, the federal government, state government and local government. All of these levels are necessary.
This is so far a number of reasons.
First, the federal government is necessary for the big things. They keep the economy in order and look after things like defense.
Next, the state governments look after the middle sized things. For example, they look after law and order, preventing things like vandalism in schools.
Finally, the local governments look after the small things. They look after things like collecting rubbish, otherwise everyone would have diseases.
We know that the three levels of government are necessary.

32.  The topic of the text above is ….
a.  the federal government is necessary
b.  three levels of government in Chlorella
c.  state government
d.  vandalism in school
e.  collecting rubbish

33.  Which of the following statements is not TRUE according to the text?
a.  There are three levels of the government
b. There are three reasons for levels of government
c.  That there is only federal government is
d.  The state governments keep the middle sized
e.  Three levels of government is necessary
34.  They look after law and order preventing things like vandalism in school. The underlined word means ….
a.  keeping
b.  making
c.  stealing
d.  destruction
e.  building

Text 7 ( for questions number 35 – 36 )
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35.  What is being offered at no charge?
a.  A foreign language textbook
b.  Language tapes
c.  A cassette player
d.  Trial materials
e.  A new language program

36.  How can you get the promotional item?
a.  By paying $29.95
b.  By sending in a card
c.  By taking a class
d.  By buying a language program
e.  By giving a free gift

37.  Student  : I never get good mark in English
Teacher : You should take an English course
Teacher gives the student ….
a.  anger
b.  advice
c.  concern
d.  anxiety
e.  dissatisfaction

38.  X : Have you heard that uncle Sam will come
             next Sunday?
Y : Oh really? When did he call you?
X : Last week.
The underlined expression is ….
a.  happines
b.  enjoyment
c.  curiousity
d.  surprise
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e.  pleasure
39.  Budi : Wait, the water might not be able to flow
                 because of the trash. Let me check the
Roy  : …! It’s slippery there.
a.  That’s right
b.  Be careful
c.  You must care
d.  Take  good care
e.  Handle with care

40.  Father : Before going for a vacation in Bali. You should prepare everything well. What do you think?
Son      : …you are right.
These expressions are suitable for the dialogue, except ….
a.  I think so
b.  What about
c.  In my opinion
d.  Well, to my mind
e.  I consider

41.  X : He is clever boy. Is he the first rank in your
Y : Yes, … if he studies hard.
a.  he is
b.  he will be
c.  he does
d.  he was
e.  he did

42.  Tono : Is your motorcycle new?
Dery : No, It … by my father a year ago.
a.  buys
b.  bought
c.  is bought
d.  was bought
e.  had bought

43.  Dona : The manager is going to increase our
Doni  : I am delighted to hear that.
The underlined utterance expresses ….
a.  pleasure
b.  displeasure
c.  permission
d.  agreement
e.  satisfaction

44.  Husband : What do you think if we spend three
 day holiday in Borobudur Temple,
Wife       : That sounds good.
From the dialogue we know that the wife … with her husband.
a.  refuses
b.  agrees
c.  disagrees
d.  disappoints
e.  appreciates

45.  Tino    : I have never seen such a beautiful
    wedding ceremony.
Kanza : …, it was really great.
a.  I got it now
b.  I wouldn’t say that
c.  I was very satisfied
d.  I quite disagree with you
e.  I’m very sorry to hear that

46.  Dito   : Let’s go hiking this weekend!
Bimo : I don’t think it’s very good. We have to
  study for the coming test.
The underlined sentence expresses ….
a.  agree
b.  apology
c.  uncertainly
d.  disagreement
e.  dissatisfaction

47.  Rina : I like this pink T-shirt. What do you
 think. Does it suit me?
Rini  : ….
Rina  : All right. I will take it.
a.  It’s up to you
b.  I don’t know
c.  I have no idea
d.  That’s wonderful
e.  I’m annoyed with it

48.  Son     : I am tired of going to school by bus.
May I drive now and then?
Father : I’m afraid not until you are seventeen.
The underlined utterance is used for asking ….
a.  ability
b.  possibility
c.  attention
d.  permission
e.  disagreement

49.  My younger brother thinks that everybody can became an astronout. He often asks himself. “What … if I were an astronout?”
a.  do I do
b.  will I do
c.  would I do
d.  am I doing
e.  am I going to do

50.  Mr. Paulo is a young man … father is a doctor.
a.  who
b.  whom
c.  whose
d.  which


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