Text for questions number 1 to 3
The Legend of Minos, King of Crete
Once upon a time there lived a very famous king named the King of Crete. He had a monster which was half bull and half man.
He ordered Daedalus, a craftsman from Athens to build a labyrinth in order to house the monster. When Daedalus finished his work, he wanted to leave Crete. But the King would no let him ago.
Daedalus escaped through the air by using wings fixed to his body with wax. He also made wings for his son, Icarus and made him fly behind himself.
But the son was so glad and excited that he soon went too high. As he flew nearer to the sun, it got warmer and warmer until at last the wax melted and his body fell down into the sea near Troy.
The sea is now called the Icarian Sea.
1. What was Daedalus?
A. The King
B. A monster
C. A craftsman
D. A labyrinth
2. Why did the King of Crete invite Daedalus?
A. To build a labyrinth
B. To house the monster
C. To finish his work
D. To leave Crete
3. How did Daedalus and his son escape?
A. By the air
B. By using wings
C. By fixing wax
D. By flying behind his son
Text for questions number 4 and 5
We wish to express our deepest condolences on the passing of
The first chief editor of the Jakarta Post.
78 years of age on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006.
His body is laid out at Jl. Sawo Raya no.2 Rawamangun, East Jakarta.
Burial will be in Tanah Kusir Cemetery, South Jakarta.
On Sunday, Sept 10 at 10 a.m.
May God Almighty bless and keep him always.
The management and Staff of
The Jakarta Post.
4. How did the management and staff of the Jakarta Post feel on the passing of Mr. Daud?
5. When was Mr.Daud born?
Text for questions number 6 to 8
Kakuyama Parking Company announces an increase in the charges for monthly parking spaces in its lot. The changes will not go into effect until the first day of July of this year. The new fee will reflect a 7 percent increase on your current parking rate.
6. What kind company is making the announcement?
C. Car sales
7. When will the new rate start?
B. Next month
C. July 18, 2009
D. Next year
8. How much will the increase be?
A. One percent.
B. Seven percent.
C. Seventeen percent
D. Seventy percent
Slobber on The Train
One day, I was on the train on my way home from my grandmother’s place. I had spent the day there and I was very tired. I tried to stay awake, but didn’t succeed. After some time, my eyelids started to feel very heavy. Before I knew it, I was slobbering. Startled, I awake to find two beautiful girls who were sitting in front of me giggling and watching me. I was mortified.
Sent by Can Yin
9. Who were involved in the story?
A. Can Yin and I.
B. Two beautiful girls and I.
C. Two beautiful girls and Can Yin.
D. Two beautiful girls, Can Yin and I.
10. Where did it happened?
A. On the train
B. On my way home.
C. In grand mother’s place.
D. At the Can Yin’s home.
11. What happened first?
A. The writer went to his grandmother’s home.
B. He spent the day on the train.
C. The writer felt very sleepy.
D. He was slobbering.
12. ….. two beautiful girls giggling and watching me.
The underlined word means ___ .
13. How did the writer feel in the end of the story?
The sign means we ___ .
A. must go first.
B. are prohibited to stop.
C. mustn’t surpass
D. are allowed to surpass
Text for questions number 15 to 17
Our scholl will have an English Speech Competition.
. Participants : All students in our school.
. Time : 10th – 12th August 2009
. Prizes : I. Rp 2,000,00
Please join us
15. The announcement is about ___ .
A. A school competition.
B. A school speech
C. An English speech competition
D. Participant of English Speech Competition
16. According to the text, the competition ___ .
A. is only for students with good English.
B. will be held in August 2009.
C. is in the form of written text.
D. will run for two days.
17. The purpose of the announcement is ___ .
A. to pay attention.
B. to hold a speech contest.
C. to have a school competition.
D. to invite students to join the competition.
Text for questions number 18 to 20
Careen don’t forget to pick up your sister at Mandiri English Course at 5:00 p.m. Mom and Dad will be home late. Thx
18. What is the message about?
A. Going home late
B. Picking up a sister
C. Parents’ business
D. Taking care of a house.
19. Careen should pick up her sister ___ .
A. in the morning
B. in the afternoon
C. in the evening
D. at night
20. Who made the message?
B. Careen’s sister
C. Careen’s parents
D. Careen, Mom, and Dad.
Text for questions number 21 to 24
South Jakarta, February 12, 2009
How are you? Hope everything is okay with you. I’m all right here.
We are going to have the national examination, aren’t we? Are you well prepared for it? Well, to be honest I just had some difficulties in preparing for it, especially in science. There are extra lessons in my school and I take them all. But, I feel that they don’t help. I’m still confused in solving science problems. I’m just worried that I fail the national examination. Do you have any suggestion for me? I really appreciate your help.
I look forward to hearing from you.
21. What does the letter tell about?
A. Giving a solution to a friend.
B. Having extra lessons at school.
C. Preparing for the national examination.
D. Asking for a friend’s suggestion to solve a problem.
22. Why is Dina Ambarsari worried that she may fail the national examination?
A. There are extra lessons in her school.
B. She is confused in solving science problem.
C. Her friends are all well prepared.
D. She will have the national examination soon.
23. I’m still confused in solving science problem. The underlined word means unable to ___ .
A. think clearly
B. speak clearly
C. perform well
D. behave politely
24. But I fell that they don’t help.
The underlined word refers to ___ .
A. my school
B. extra lessons
D. some difficulties
Text for questions number 25 and 26
To : Mr. Harry
You are invited to attend a meeting with the board of directors. It will be held tomorrow in the meeting room at 01:00 p.m.
25. The text is about to ___ .
A. have a meeting
B. prepare the meeting room.
C. speak in the meeting.
D. report a meeting.
26. “You are invited to attend a meeting with the board of directors.“
The underlined word means ____ .
Text for questions number 27 and 28
To : J Wilson
From : Marcello Palombo
Date : February 13, 2009
Sub : Elena Kuzikov, Ukrainian engineer.
Dr. Elena Kuzikov will be visiting our Company on Tuesday, March 17th. I would like you to prepare a program for her. She will arrive in the morning before noon. Please start with lunch in the Cafeteria and show her your department. Like you, she has done research on the effects of earthquakes on bridge construction.
27. What is the purpose of this memo?
A. To prepare a program
B. To show the department
C. To give recommendation
D. To have lunch
28. What is her chief area of interest?
A. Designing bridge
B. Eating lunch
C. Touring the department
Text for questions number 29 to 31
Once upon a time there was a man who had two daughters. The one married to a gardener, and the other to a tile-maker. After a time he went to the daughter who had married the gardener. He noticed how she was and how all things went with her. The daughter said, “ All things are prospering with me, and I have only one wish, that there may be a heavy fall of rain, in order that the plants may be well watered.”
Not long after, he went to the daughter who had married the tile maker. He also noticed of how she fared. This daughter replied,” I want for nothing, and have only one wish, that the sunny weather may continue, and the sun shines hot and bright, so that the bricks might be dried.”
This old man said to her, “ If your sister wishes for rain, and you sunny weather, with which of the two am I to join my wishes.”
29. What did the daughter who married the tile maker wish for?
C. meeting her sister
D. sunny weather
30. “All things are prospering with me.
The underlined word means ___ .
31. Not long after, he went to the daughter. (paragraph 2).
The underlined word refers to ___ .
A. the daughter
B. the gardener
C. a tile maker
D. a man
Text for questions number 32 and 33
I remember the time I started school when I was five.
There was a little boy called Erick in the same class. He used to pull my hair when the teacher was not looking. One day I hit him on the head with a book. You know, he began to cry! The teacher was very angry with me. He said, “ Little girls don’t do things like that.” But since then Erick never pulled my hair again.
32. When did the writer start studying in school? When she was ___ years old.
33. Why did Eric never pull the writer’s hair again?
A. He was afraid of the writer.
B. He was afraid of the teacher.
C. He moved to another school.
D. The writer was bigger than him
Text for questions number 34 and 35
Starfish live in every ocean. They do not have legs, only arms called rays. They have between five and forty arms and come in different colours. If they loose an arm, it will always grow back. Their favourite foods are oysters and mussels. They glide and slide on tiny tube feet and move as slow as snail. They have no eyes, nose or ears. Starfish move slowly across the ocean floor. This is called migrating.
34. What is NOT the fact about starfish? They ___ .
A. have legs called rays.
B. have between five and forty arms.
C. move as slow as snail.
D. have no eyes, nose or ears.
35. What is starfish’s favourite food?
C. Other fish
Text for questions number 36 and 37
Jakarta is located on the northwest coast of Java island, at the mouth of the Ciliwung river. It dominates Indonesia’s administration, economy and cultural activities and is a major commercial and transportation harb within Asia. The climate is hot and humid. Rainfall occurs throughout the year. The heaviest rainfall from November to May. The city lies on a flat low plain area and is likely to be affected by flood during periods of heavy rainfall.
36. Why is Jakarta at risk of flooding?
A. It lies on high land.
B. It is densely populated.
C. The climate is hot and humid.
D. It lies on a flat low plain area.
37. What is the purpose of the text?
A. To report something.
B. To describe a certain place.
C. To retell past real events.
D. To promote Jakarta.
Text for questions number 38 to 40
How to Make A Tropical Fruit Bowl
You need a newspaper, an old bowl, glue and a brush, cooking oil and different coloured paint to do this activity.
Now, here is how to make it. First, make rough fruit shapes from scrunched-up newspaper. Water down the glue and paste five layers of newspaper over the shapes. Leave them in a warm airy spot to dry. Then, brush the outside of the bowl with the oil. Now, glue six layers of newspaper strips to the bowl to make a strong mold. Let this dry overnight. Once the fruit shapes your dried newspaper mold from the old bowl. Decorate the mold in bright tropical colours. When the paint is dry, add your fruit shapes. See, your bowl is nice, isn’t it?
38. What is NOT the material you need to make a tropical fruit bowl?
A. A newspaper
B. A brush
C. Cooking oil
39. When should we paste five layers of newspaper over the fruit shapes?
A. After we make rough fruit shapes.
B. After we water down the glue.
C. After we leave them in a warm airy spot.
D. Before we make rough fruit shapes
40. What is the purpose of the text?
A. To give a guidance how to make something step by step.
B. To persuade reader to do something step by step.
C. To inform how to explain a tropical fruit bowl.
D. To teach readers how to find a tropical fruit bowl.
This text is for questions number 40 to 44
The University of Australia
The University of Australia has an international reputation for educational professionals and for applied research. It is Australia’s largest university, with six campuses, including a specialized technology campus. The university places particular importance on the quality of its teaching and learning programmes, and on its working links with industry, business and government.
41. The whole paragraph promotes that ___ .
A. The University of Australia offers excellent educational programmes.
B. The University of Australia is largest University in the country.
C. The University of Australia has a specialized technology campus.
D. The university places particular importance on technology.
42. The University of Australia has an International educational reputation.
The underlined word means ___ .
43. The University has good relationship with ___ .
A. educational professionals
B. large universities
C. other campuses
For number 44 – 47 complete the text below with the suitable words.
Albert Einstein was born in 1879 in Germany. He _44_ from the University of Zurich in Switzerland in 1905. In 1905 he also did some of his _45_ work in physics. In 1919 he won the Noble Prize for Physics.
Between 1919 and 1933 he lived in Germany and traveled a lot to _46_ to other scientists. Then, in 1933 he had to leave Germany _47_ of Hitler and the Nazi Party. He moved to United States from 1933 until his death. He lived in Prince town, New Jersey. He died on 18th April 1955.
44. A. graduates
- has graduated
- was graduating
45. a. famous
46. A. agree
47. A. after
48. Rearrange the jumbled sentences into a good paragraph.
1. We went there by bus.
2. Lembang was the first destination.
3. There were two places we visited.
4. Then we had some shopping at Cihampelas.
5. Last week we went to Bandung for a picnic.
A. 5 – 3 – 4 – 1 – 2
B. 5 – 2 – 4 – 1 – 3
C. 5 – 1 – 3 – 2 – 4
D. 5 – 4 – 2 – 1 – 3
For number 49 and 50 rearrange the jumbled words into good sentences.
49. – – – – – –
A. 3 – 5 – 7 – 2 – 1 – 6 – 4
B. 3 – 5 – 1 – 7 – 2 – 6 – 4
C. 1 – 5 – 4 – 7 – 2 – 6 – 3
D. 1 – 5 – 7 – 2 – 3 – 6 – 4
50. – – – – – – –
A. 1 – 2 – 5 – 7 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 3
B. 1 – 2 – 5 – 8 – 4 – 7 – 3 – 6
C. 4 – 2 – 5 – 7 – 3 – 6 – 8 – 1
D. 4 – 8 – 1 – 2 – 5 – 7 – 3 – 6