Monday, March 19, 2012

Prediksi UAN Bahasa Inggris SMK - Reading Section - Try Out 4

Listening Section

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Reading Section

I. Incomplete Dialogues

Questions 16 to 30, choose the most appropriate answer.
  1. Kiki: "Where should we have lunch, Sita?"
    Sita: "How about the new restaurant near the cinema?"
    Kiki: ".... I heard that it is good enough."
    1. That’s a good idea.
    2. What a lunch we have now.
    3. That’s terrible.
    4. You should know better.
  2. Caller: "May I speak to the Manager, please?"
    Clerk: "I’m sorry, Sir. He’s out of town today. ...?"
    1. Would you like to leave a message?
    2. Who do you want to speak to?
    3. May I help you?
    4. Should you go out with him?
  3. Fifi: "I haven’t met Pras for long."
    Umi: "Don’t you know that he has moved? ..., but now he teaches at the new school."
    1. He used to teach here.
    2. He has moved to a new school.
    3. I know that he has moved.
    4. He still teaches here.
  4. Dea: "There’s a good movie playing at Studio 21."
    Gina: "“Merah Putih”? I’ve been waiting for that film."
    Dea: "Shall we go there this weekend?"
    Gina: ".... I’m always free on Saturdays and Sundays."
    1. I don’t like that kind of film.
    2. That sounds great.
    3. What about this weekend?
    4. It hasn’t played for a long time.
  5. Roni: "I’m attending my best friend’s wedding party in Surabaya tomorrow, Sir. ...?"
    Manager: "Actually, you have a lot of assignments to finish, Roni."
    Roni: "I will finish them today, Sir."
    1. May I have a day off?
    2. Could you finish my assignment?
    3. Would you like to come with me?
    4. Could you give the actual date of the wedding party?
  6. Weni: "I’m sorry, but I’d like to return this blouse. I have the receipt here."
    Assistant: "What’s the reason for the return?"
    Weni: "...."
    1. It comes in size S, M, and L.
    2. I like the color very much.
    3. It really suits me.
    4. It doesn’t suit very well.
  7. Waiter: "Excuse me, Ma’am. ...?"
    Fira: "Could I have some Gado-gado, please?"
    Waiter: "Certainly. Anything to drink?"
    1. What would you like to have?
    2. Could you recommend your special food?
    3. Could you provide the menu, please?
    4. Where would you like to eat?
  8. Lina: "...? I’m leaving for Surabaya tonight and I can’t pick you up as usual."
    Atik: "Don’t worry. I’ll take the public transportation."
    1. What will you do at work tomorrow?
    2. When are you leaving for Surabaya?
    3. Can you pick me up tomorrow?
    4. How will you get to work tomorrow?
  9. Ari: "Why do you look so upset? What’s bothering you?"
    Maya: "I’ve lost my flash disk."
    Ari: ".... Do you remember where you last put it?"
    1. What do you mean?
    2. I don’t want to bother you.
    3. You can buy a new one.
    4. I’m sorry to hear that.
  10. Tukul: "What would you do if you had a lot of money?"
    Gayus: ".... I like traveling."
    1. I would go around the world.
    2. I will travel to Bali.
    3. I would have visited many beautiful places.
    4. I will be going wherever I like.
  11. Traveler: "...?"
    Pedestrian: "No, it’s just a five-minute walk from here. It’s along this street."
    1. Could you tell me where the post office is?
    2. Is the post office far from here?
    3. Where is the post office?
    4. How long does it take to walk to the post office?
  12. Reni: "Your managing director resigned yesterday, didn’t he?"
    Ida: "Yes. .... He never told anyone about his plans."
    1. He will resign someday.
    2. We knew he would resign.
    3. That’s a good idea.
    4. It was quite a surprise.
  13. Receptionist: "...?"
    Mrs. Siregar: "Double with bath. I'd appreciate it if you could give me a room with a view over the valley."
    1. How many rooms do you need?
    2. I’d like to make a reservation?
    3. When are you going to stay at this hotel?
    4. What kind of room would you like?
  14. Vera: "Hasn’t Cita arrived yet?"
    Mei: ".... She called me just now and said that she was still on the way."
    1. I think she will not come here today.
    2. Let’s cancel our meeting.
    3. She will arrive soon.
    4. She would like to find her way.
  15. Rini: "May I borrow the Oxford dictionary? I have a translation work to do."
    Librarian: "Let me see. .... What about Longman dictionary instead?"
    Rini: "That’ll be fine. Thank you."
    1. I’m sorry, but it hasn’t been returned.
    2. Yes, it’s available.
    3. Of course you can borrow it.
    4. Could you return it on time, please?



II. Error Recognition

Questions 31 to 35, choose the inappropriate structure in the sentences below.
  1. The Plaza is (A) located at the southeast corner of New York’s fabulous Central Park, (B) where is not far to the best shopping along New York’s famous Fifth Avenue. This 1907 hotel, with (C) its beautiful fountain, is a famous location in (D) many popular movies and books.
    1. locating
    2. which
    3. it
    4. much
  2. Budi: "The 8:00 (A) show for The Train is (B) sold out, (C) so I got tickets for High Flyer. I hope that’s OK."
    Lusi: "That’s fine. People say that High Flyer is (D) more good than The Train."
    1. showing
    2. selling
    3. because
    4. better
  3. Caller: "Hello? I’d like (A) to speak to Mr. Anto, the manager, please."
    Clerk: "I’m sorry. He’s out for lunch. (B) Could you like to leave a message?"
    Caller: "Yes. Please tell her Rosa (C) called. I’ll (D) meet him at two this afternoon."
    1. speaking
    2. Would
    3. calls
    4. meeting
  4. My cousin Andi and his son Dio are very (A) different. They (B) aren’t look the same. Dio is very tall, but Andi isn’t. They (C) don’t like the (D) same music. Dio likes hip-hop, but Andi likes jazz.
    1. difference
    2. don't
    3. didn't
    4. same as
  5. Ully: My CD player’s not (A) working. It’s driving me (B) crazy!
    Joko: I’m sorry (C) to hear that. If it were not a serious damage, maybe I (D) can fix it.
    1. worked
    2. crazily
    3. hearing
    4. could


III. Reading Comprehension

Questions 36 - 50 are based on a selection of reading materials. Choose the best answer A, B, C, or D to each question.

Gardens by Hok

PO Box 687
1103 Lisbon, Portugal

September 8, 2010
Guy Williams
Landscape Design Magazine
Otto Heldringstraat 2:
1066 AZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Dear Mr. Williams

Thank you for your sending the advertising information. We have decided not to place an ad in the December issue, but we will consider placing one in the next issue in march.
We will be in touch. Again thank you for your assistance.

Sincerely yours,

Sov Hok
Landscape Architect
  1. What is Sov Hok’s business?
    1. Designing skyscrapers
    2. Selling advertising
    3. Designing gardens
    4. Marketing
  2. Why did Mr. Hok write this letter?
    1. To ask Mr. Williams for a subscription
    2. To place an ad in December
    3. To get a job
    4. To say he wasn’t interested in placing an ad now
  3. How often does the magazine come out?
    1. Weekly
    2. Monthly
    3. By-weekly
    4. Quarterly
FEBRUARYMARCHAPRILMAY
Feb 4-Feb 24:
Bonn, Germany
International Jewelry Trade Fair
Mar 11-Apr 15:
Budapest, Hungary
International Furniture Fair
Mar 12-Mar 20:
Milan, Italy
Automobile Show
Mar 15-Mar 18:
Guangzhou, China
International Shoe Fair
Mar 20-Mar 25:
Moscow, Rusia
International Textile Fair
Apr 16-Apr 24:
Hannover, Germany
Art and Antiques Fair
Apr 14-Apr 21:
Basel, Switzerland
European Watch Fair
May 12-Jun 12:
Bath, England
International Computer Exhibit
  1. What is this calendar list about?
    1. Trade shows
    2. Musical events
    3. Sport competitions
    4. A tour itinerary
  2. Which event does NOT take place in Europe?
    1. Automobile show
    2. Art and Antiques Fair
    3. International Shoe Fair
    4. International Jewelry Trade Fair
  3. If you were a buyer of a dress manufacturer, where should you go in March?
    1. Budapest
    2. Bonn
    3. Moscow
    4. Hannover
Amelia Earhart who was born at Atchison in 1897 was one of the first and is still probably the most famous woman aviator in the world. She dropped out from Columbia University and worked in California to earn money for flying lessons.

In 1928, she became the first female passenger of transatlantic flight. She flew from new Newfoundland to Burry port, Wales. In 1932, at the age of thirty four, she was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone, from Harbor Grace, newfoundland, to Ireland. This success was soon followed by a series of flights across the United States alone.

In 1935, she was the first woman who made a solo flight from Hawaii to California in both directions. In 1937, she tried to fly around the world with Fred Noonan as her navigator. After completing more than two-thirds of the trip, her twin engine Lockheed Electra vanished near Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean, and no trace of Earheart or her plane was ever found.
  1. What happened to Amelia in 1928?
    1. She dropped out from Columbia University
    2. She started working in California
    3. She was the first passenger on transatlantic flight
    4. She flew from Harbor Grace to Ireland
  2. When did she fly alone for the first time?
    1. In 1897
    2. In 1928
    3. In 1932
    4. In 1935
  3. Which statement is NOT true according to the text?
    1. Amelia Earheart graduated from Columbia University
    2. She was accompanied by a navigator to fly around the world
    3. She flew from Hawaii to California successfully
    4. She could not finish her trip to fly around the world

SALES MANAGER

Multinational company seeks sales manager for its office products division. Candidate must have 10 years experience in sales development and management in the field and the ability to motivate and train incoming sales staff. Good salary and benefits package.

Qualified candidates should send their resumes to: The Daily news, Box 8552, 1627 Elm Street, Adelaide, Australia
  1. Which segment of business is looking for a sales manager?
    1. The office product divisions
    2. The personnel division
    3. The multinational company
    4. The overseas staff
  2. What type of experience is required for the job?
    1. Product Development
    2. Ten years in office management
    3. Expanding sales
    4. Research in the field
  3. Where should applicants send their resumes?
    1. To the company
    2. To the vice president of sales
    3. To the division manager
    4. To the newspaper

How to make Popcorn

You’ll need
• 2 tablespoons popping corn
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 2 tablespoons sugar

How to make it:
o Pour the oil into a large saucepan and place it on the stove.
o Turn the heat to medium and cook for about 2 minutes.
o Add the corn to the pan and put the lid on.
o Turn the heat to high until you hear the corn begin to pop.
o Turn the heat to low and cook slowly until the popping stops. Shake the pan occasionally.
o Sprinkle sugar over the popcorn and stir.
o Turn the heat to high for less than one minute. Do not overcook or the sugar will burn.
o Pour the popcorn into a bowl and wait for it to cool before tasting.
  1. Who will be most interested in reading the text?
    1. People who sell cooking utensils.
    2. People who like cooking.
    3. People near a popcorn seller.
    4. People on research about popcorn.
  2. When should you sprinkle sugar over the popcorn?
    1. After stirring the popcorn in the pan
    2. Before the corn begins to pop
    3. Before you serve it
    4. After the corn stops to pop.
  3. What should we not do according to the above text?
    1. Heat the corn until it pops
    2. Overcook the popcorn
    3. Cook slowly until the popping stops
    4. Add sugar and stir the popcorn


This is the end of the test.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Prediksi UAN Bahasa Inggris SMK - Reading Section - Try Out 3

Listening Section

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Reading Section

I. Incomplete Dialogues

Questions 16 to 30; choose the most appropriate answer
  1. Dito: "Where would you like to put these plants, Nia?"
    Nia: "How about over here by the window?"
    Dito: ".... They need much light."
    1. That’s good news.
    2. What a surprise!
    3. You’re right.
    4. No, thanks.
  2. Receptionist: "...?"
    Guest: "Yes. I would like to meet the Headmaster.
    Receptionist: "Wait a minute, please."
    1. Would you meet the Headmaster tomorrow, Sir?
    2. Who do you want to meet, Sir?
    3. May I help you, Sir?
    4. May I introduce you to the Headmaster?
  3. Deni: "I can’t find the pharmacy. It must have moved somewhere."
    Sri: "Yes, .... But now it’s a barbershop."
    1. There was a barbershop here.
    2. Here’s the pharmacy.
    3. I know where the pharmacy is.
    4. There used to be a pharmacy here.
  4. Yuni: "I’ve joined an English club. Would you like to join us in our next meeting this weekend?"
    Gina: ".... I have nothing to do on Saturdays and Sundays."
    Yuni: "Great then. That way we can always practice our English."
    1. I’m very sorry but I can’t come with you.
    2. I think you should practice alone.
    3. That sounds interesting.
    4. How do you practice your English?
  5. Ita: "I’m sorry for being late, Sir. ...?"
    Teacher: "Well, you often come late, Ita. Why are you late again now?"
    Icha: "The traffic was busy and the bus was very slow."
    1. Shall I come to your classroom?
    2. Could you come earlier?
    3. How long have I been late?
    4. May I come in?
  6. Aldo: "The soup is much too salty. ...."
    Alya: "I’m surprised. The food here is usually very good."
    Aldo: "I know. I’ve brought clients here many times."
    1. Can you find it on the menu?
    2. I think I’ll send it back.
    3. The waiter always serves the food.
    4. I don’t know that this is a good restaurant.
  7. Ayu: "I can’t decide what to eat. ...?"
    Waiter: "Well, we have special Arabic chicken curry, Ma’am."
    Ayu: "Alright. I’ll have that with a plate of rice and a glass of orange juice, please."
    1. Would you have anything to eat?
    2. What do you recommend?
    3. Could you take my order?
    4. What would you like to eat?
  8. Heri: "When will my laundry be ready?"
    Assistant: "In an hour at the latest, Sir. You can wait in the waiting room.
    Heri: "I don’t think so. I have something to do. ...."
    1. I’ll make it ready soon.
    2. I’ll come back later.
    3. Could you wait with me?
    4. I sent my laundry here yesterday.
  9. Sigit: "Our school will not allow us to bring mobile phones to school. What do you think?"
    Lodi: ".... We may need to communicate with our parents."
    Sigit: "Yes, especially when we need our parents to pick us up."
    1. I completely disagree.
    2. I agree with it.
    3. That’s very true.
    4. I can’t agree more.
  10. Tukul: "How will you spend your vacation?"
    Gayus: "I’ll go to Bali. If I had a longer vacation, ...."
    1. I would have gone around the world.
    2. I will travel to Hawaii.
    3. I would visit Hawaii as well.
    4. I would spend my vacation at home.
  11. Tomo: "Excuse me. …?"
    Receptionist: "This way, Sir. It’s along this corridor, next to the lift."
    1. Where is the conference room?
    2. Where can I find the lift?
    3. Can you tell me where the lift is?
    4. Which way should you take?
  12. Wati: "Did you enjoy your trip?"
    Ida: "Yes, thank you. ...."
    1. The service of the airline was satisfying.
    2. I will surely enjoy it.
    3. I would like to take a trip.
    4. Have a great time.
  13. Aryapati: "Do you have any flights to Medan next Tuesday afternoon?"
    Clerk: ".... Yes, there's a flight at 6:45 a.m. and one at 9:00 a.m."
    Aryapati: "That’s fine. I’ll take that."
    1. How many flights do you need?
    2. Just a moment, please.
    3. When are you going to fly?
    4. Do you want a plane ticket or a bus ticket?
  14. Siti: "How long do you think the staff meeting will last?"
    Silvi: "The schedule says it will last for two hours. ...."
    Siti: "Let’s finish on time. I have a lunch appointment at twelve."
    1. We’ll probably finish at about eleven.
    2. We have just finished.
    3. What time would you like to finish?
    4. We’ll finish it after work tomorrow.
  15. Gita: "Can we use the conference room for a meeting tomorrow morning?"
    Clerk: ".... It’s free in the afternoon, though."
    Gita: "OK. We’ll reschedule for tomorrow at 2 p.m."
    1. Of course.
    2. No, we’re full until tomorrow afternoon.
    3. I guess there should be no problem with that.
    4. No, it’s already been reserved.

II. Error Recognition

Questions 31 to 35, choose the inappropriate structure in the sentences below.
  1. The Peninsula Hotel (A) where is located in New York City, is a place to see. Every room (B) is high-tech with remote controls for (C) lighting, music, TV, and air conditioning. As a matter of fact, the huge marble bathrooms may be the (D) most beautiful in New York City.
    1. which
    2. are
    3. light
    4. more
  2. Ardi: "I’m thinking about (A) getting a new monitor."
    Eddo: "Oh, yeah? What kind?"
    Ardi: "Everyone (B) says I (C) should get an LCD monitor."
    Eddo: "Yes. It’s more expensive but it saves (D) most energy."
    1. to get
    2. say
    3. will
    4. more
  3. Customer: "Excuse me. Where (A) could I find toothpaste?"
    Attendant: "Toothpaste? It’s in aisle two."
    Customer: "I know, but I (B) shouldn’t find any."
    Attendant: "I’m sorry. (C) Let me get you some from the back."
    Customer: "(D) Thank you very much."
    1. would
    2. couldn't
    3. Let's
    4. Thanks
  4. Man: "(A) Tell me something about your family."
    Woman: "Sure. What (B) do you want to know?"
    Man: "Well, (C) could you have any brothers or sisters?"
    Woman: "I (D) have two older brothers and a younger sister."
    1. Telling
    2. did
    3. do
    4. had
  5. Roni: "This printer’s driving me (A) crazy!"
    Agus: "What do you (B) mean?"
    Roni: "It’s not working again. It won’t print."
    Agus: "Oh, no. If we (C) didn’t fix it (D) soon, we’ll have to find another printer."
    1. crazily
    2. meaning
    3. don't
    4. sooner

III. Reading Comprehension

Questions 36 - 50 are based on a selection of reading materials. Choose the best answer A, B, C, or D to each question.

Questions 36-38 refer to the following letter

Ardmore Express Box 6467 Miami, FL 33399

Mr. Joseph Sung
2249 Oak St.
Champaign, IL. 60602

Account Number: 2736-8273888-09

Dear Account Holder

Thank you for contacting us with regard to the charge on your Ardmore Express Gold Card account. We have contacted Schroeder’s Department Store on your behalf and are awaiting a reply.

If we find that the charge was made to your account in error, we will make a credit adjustment within one business day.

We appreciate your patience as it may take six to eight weeks to complete the research needed to resolve your claim. If we can be of any further assistance, please call (888) 555-9870 to speak with a customer service representative.

Sincerely,
S. Nagle
Customer Service Supervisor
  1. What does the letter talk about?
    1. A mistake in a credit card bill
    2. A change to an account number
    3. A complaint about customer service
    4. A charge for a late payment
  2. What is Mr. Sung asked to do?
    1. Contact the department store
    2. Wait six to eight weeks
    3. Adjust his account balance
    4. Pay his bill immediately
  3. What is suggested by Mr. Nagle if Mr.Sung needs more help?
    1. Sending an email to Mr. Nagle
    2. Sending a fax to the customer service representative
    3. Make a phone call to Mr. Nagle
    4. Make a phone call to the customer service representative
Questions 39-41 refer to the following schedule (Click to see actual size).
  1. For which employees are these training sessions primarily intended?
    1. Receptionists
    2. Supervisors
    3. Maintenance Staff
    4. Office Assistants
  2. Which course is offered only in the evening?
    1. Issues Management
    2. Customer Service
    3. Workplace Safety
    4. Evaluating Employee
  3. According to the information, when are refunds provided?
    1. When cancellations are received a week in advance.
    2. When the employee’s supervisor cancels on the day of the session.
    3. When the instructor fails to attend the session.
    4. When the weather causes the session to be canceled.
Questions 42-44 refer to the following text.
Lorraine Kulasingam has worked in the fashion industry as stylist for ten years, choosing the clothing that models and movie stars wear for on-camera appearances. “I am the one who decides how the actors look,” she says. “I love it. Every day is different.”

Although Lorraine routinely meets famous movie stars, there is a disadvantage to her job: she often works 18-hour days, and she has to accommodate everyone’s schedule. “It’s pretty tiring,” she admits. “But I wouldn’t change careers for anything.”
  1. What is indicated about Ms. Kulasingam’s job?
    1. She has recently changed her careers.
    2. She often works very long days.
    3. She gets tired of doing the same thing.
    4. She recently received a promotion.
  2. What does Ms. Kulasingam do in her job?
    1. Hires models who appear in advertisement.
    2. Selects clothing models and film stars.
    3. Organizes filming of televisions program.
    4. Takes picture for the fashion industry.
  3. What could be considered a benefit of her position?
    1. Meeting famous people.
    2. Receiving free accommodation.
    3. Being able to set her own work hours.
    4. Being in management-level position.
Questions 45-47 refer to the following advertisement.

VACANCY

IMMEDIATELY REQUIRED
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY


Qualifications:
  1. Female, attractive and representative appearance, age max. 30 years.
  2. A degree from a reputable Secretarial academy with min. 5 years of experience.
  3. Fluency in written and spoken English.
  4. Computer literacy, excellent communication skills.
Please send your application attached with Curriculum Vitae & recent photograph within 5 days of this advertisement to:

PO Box 1000 Jakarta 6824

  1. What is being advertised?
    1. An executive secretary
    2. A job opening
    3. A qualified representative
    4. an immediate execution
  2. You should send your resume by
    1. mail
    2. e-mail
    3. telex
    4. facsimile
  3. Which of the following is NOT required?
    1. work experience
    2. English skill
    3. ability to operate computer
    4. experience in a reputable academy
Questions 48-50 refer to the following text.
How to Find Unusual Gifts

Giving gifts is a well-known way to show our attention toward somebody else. Moreover, giving gifts may be important for certain special moments. Unusual or even weird gifts would leave a sweet memory for us and the recipient. So, try these tips to find something unusual as your gifts.

Look for gifts wherever you find yourself, especially when you were on a trip. From a bazaar in Bandung to a tag sale in Berlin. Use the Internet. Follow links until you find what you want. Track down items such as rare prints, out-of-print books or antiques in the auction. Give a welcome service. A massage, costume makeovers, a day at the spa, or romantic dinner will be a nice welcome gift.

Combine one or two things for a spectacular effect. The picture frame that you bought in Bali might provide the perfect background for showing off the portrait of the recipient.

Come to a handicrafts store and talk to the people that make unique pieces. Visit art supply stores, craft shops, art galleries and factory stores for ideas.
  1. The word well-known in the first line has the similar meaning with ....
    1. Great
    2. Weird
    3. Special
    4. Famous
  2. The following are suggestions given from the text above, EXCEPT….
    1. Browse the internet to search a special gift.
    2. Match one or two things for spectacular effect.
    3. Visit some museums to get some ideas.
    4. Come to a handicraft shops and have a talk to the people there.
  3. What are the welcome services which can be given?
    1. A massage, costume makeovers, a day at the spa, and romantic dinner.
    2. A message, hair makeovers, a day at the spa, and romantic dinner.
    3. A massage, costume make over, two days at the spa, and romantic dinner.
    4. A message, costume makeovers, a day at the spa, and romantic dinner.
This is the end of the test.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Prediksi UAN Bahasa Inggris SMK - Listening Section - Try Out 2


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Listening Section

In this section of the test, you will have the chance to show how well you understand spoken English. There are 4 parts to this section, with special directions for each part.

Part I. Pictures

Questions: 1 to 4

Directions:

For each item, there is a picture in your test book and four short statements about it on the tape. These statements will be spoken twice, but are NOT WRITTEN out in your test book, so you must listen carefully. You must choose one statement – (A), (B), (C), or (D) – that best describes the picture. Then, on your answer sheet, mark your choice.
Example: Look at the picture and listen to the four sentences.
  1. The girl is wearing a T-shirt.
  2. The girl has curly hair.
  3. The girl looks unhappy.
  4. The girl is holding something.
Choice (D) – The girl is holding something – best describes what is seen in the picture. Therefore, you should mark (D) on your answer sheet.

Now let’s begin with picture number 1.

1. 2.

3. 4.

Part II.

Questions: 5 to 8.

Directions:

In this part of the test, you will hear several questions spoken in English, followed by three responses, also spoken in English. The question and responses will be spoken twice. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers are saying. You have to choose the best response to each question. Now listen to a sample question. You will hear “Where can I pick up my tickets?” You will also hear:
  1. Thursday morning, if that’s convenient.
  2. At the Overseas Travel Desk.
  3. I think it’s at nine o’clock.
Choice (B) – “At the Overseas Travel Desk” – is the appropriate response to the question “Where can I pick up my tickets?” Therefore you should mark (B) on your answer sheet.

Now let’s begin with question number 5.
  1. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
  2. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
  3. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
  4. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.

Part III

Questions: 9 to 12

Directions:

In this part of the test, you will hear several short conversations. You will hear the conversations twice. The conversations will NOT be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers are saying. In your test book, you will read a question about each conversation. The question will be followed by four answers. You have to choose the best answer to each question, and mark it on your answer sheet. Example: You will hear "Are you a student here?" ~ "Yes, Sir." ~ "Where is the English class?" ~ "Next to the laboratory." You will read "Where does the dialogue probably take place?"
  1. At the hospital.
  2. At the station.
  3. At the market.
  4. In a school.
Choice (D) –“In a school” – is the best answer to the question “Where does the dialogue probably take place? “ Therefore, you should mark (D) on your answer sheet.
  1. Who will the man talk to next?
    1. The hotel manager.
    2. A designer.
    3. An accountant.
    4. The personnel manager.
  2. How many times a year does the woman travel to Medan on business?
    1. The hotel manager.
    2. A designer.
    3. An accountant.
    4. The personnel manager.
  3. What is the man reserving?
    1. A conference site.
    2. A table for breakfast.
    3. A hotel room.
    4. An early-morning taxi.
  4. Why is the man taking a train?
    1. Flying is shorter.
    2. It’s going to rain.
    3. Jakarta is far away.
    4. The train station is in the city.

Part IV

Questions: 13 to 15

Directions:

In this part of the test, you will hear several short talks. You will hear the talks twice. They will NOT be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers are saying. In your test book, you will read a question about each short talk. The question will be followed by four answers. You have to choose the best answer to each question, and mark it on your answer sheet.
  1. What should the user do if the items do not come out clean?
    1. Stack them on the cart.
    2. Wash them by hand.
    3. Put them through the machine again.
    4. Contact customer service.
  2. What happened to nearby office workers?
    1. They were injured.
    2. They were removed.
    3. They were reported.
    4. They were suspected.
  3. Why was Flight 109 delayed?
    1. The flight crew was stuck in traffic.
    2. The plane had mechanical trouble.
    3. The weather was bad.
    4. The connecting flight was cancelled.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Prediksi UAN Bahasa Inggris SMK - Reading Section - Try Out 2

Listening Section:

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Reading Section

I. Incomplete Dialogues

Questions 16 to 30; choose the most appropriate answer
  1. Liza: "I’m not feeling very well."
    Danny: "You should see the doctor soon."
    Liza: ".... My dad will take me to the doctor this evening."
    1. Well, I’m not sure.
    2. You’re right.
    3. No, I can’t.
    4. That’s very kind of you.
  2. Ani: "This is Ani speaking. Can I help you?"
    Caller: "Can I speak to Ms. Diah, please?"
    Ani: "Sorry, .... Any messages?"
    1. Just a moment, please.
    2. Call her again later.
    3. She’s out now.
    4. Thank you for calling.
  3. Hanna: "Why didn’t you come to English class yesterday?"
    Ryan: "...."
    Hanna: "You should have a doctor’s letter for permission."
    1. I was sick.
    2. I am sick.
    3. I would be sick.
    4. I have been sick.
  4. Sam: "Dyta, are you free next Sunday? We will have a little reunion with our
    Junior High School friends in Bamboo Cafe."
    Dyta: "Sure, .... What time will it be?"
    Sam: "8 a.m. Make sure you won’t be late."
    1. I’m supposed to do something else.
    2. I don’t think so.
    3. I have a lot of work to do.
    4. I’d love to.
  5. Shanty: "Danu, .... I need to go to Surabaya to attend my cousin’s wedding party."
    Danu: "Sure. I’m not going anywhere tomorrow but don’t forget to fill up the tank."
    Shanty: "Don’t worry. Thank you very much. I appreciate it."
    1. Would you like to go with me tomorrow?
    2. Will it be possible for me to borrow your car tomorrow?
    3. Do you mind if I go with you tomorrow?
    4. Will you accompany me tomorrow?
  6. Carla: ".... I’ll have a test tomorrow. I’m trying to study now."
    Sisca: "I’m really sorry. I’ll turn it down right away."
    1. Could you turn the radio down?
    2. Would you turn the radio up?
    3. I think you’d better study now.
    4. Can you help me?
  7. Dewi: "You look so pale. Are you okay?"
    Marni: "I’ve got a stomachache. I haven’t had breakfast. There have been so many things to do this morning."
    Dewi: "It’s almost lunch time. Pay more attention to your health. ...."
    1. You have to finish your job now.
    2. You ought to tell your boss to eat.
    3. You should get something to eat.
    4. You’d better find another job
  8. Maya: "Lucky, I need my book for next week’s presentation."
    Lucky: "Oh, I have finished it, but I don’t bring it now. .... Is that OK?"
    Maya: "No problem. See you tomorrow."
    1. I’m still reading it.
    2. I will finish it soon.
    3. I also need it to do my homework.
    4. I’ll give it back at school tomorrow.
  9. Brian: "I’m in a rush. I only have 15 minutes to prepare or I’ll miss the train."
    Wildan: "You should have packed them all the day before."
    Brian: "I had too many things to do yesterday. If I had had more time, ...."
    1. I would have prepared everything earlier.
    2. I would have been ready by now.
    3. I would take you with me.
    4. I would like you to help me.
  10. Dona: "I think we should contribute a minimum of five thousand rupiahs to
    the flood victims."
    Amir: "..... They absolutely need our help."
    Dona: "Great. I’ll tell the others."
    1. I agree with you in principle but don’t you think it’s too much.
    2. I couldn’t agree more.
    3. I think other people will help them.
    4. I’m afraid I don’t agree with you.
  11. Daniel: "How can I get to the nearest BCA bank?"
    Man: ".... You will find it easily."
    Daniel: "I hope so. Thank you."
    1. Just go ahead and turn left. It’s on your left.
    2. It’s next to the bookshop .
    3. It’s behind the library.
    4. Sorry, I don’t live here.
  12. Keane: "I always wake up at 4.30 am."
    Saras: ".... I wake up at 5 o’clock in the morning."
    1. I wake up at the same time.
    2. I wake up earlier than you.
    3. It’s a bit too early for me.
    4. You wake up later than me.
  13. Receptionist: "Good morning. Can I help you, sir?"
    Gandi: ....
    Receptionist: "I’m really sorry but all rooms have already been reserved."
    1. I want to reserve a single room for tonight.
    2. Would you like to book a room?
    3. I need your help.
    4. Shall we reserve a room for tonight?
  14. Dea: "Risya told me that her refrigerator is broken."
    Rinda: ".... He is a mechanic."
    Dea: "I think you’re right."
    1. She should search for a repairman.
    2. Her father might be able to repair it.
    3. Oh, poor her. She must be very sad.
    4. She could fix it herself.
  15. Teacher: "We will have a long holiday next week. Where are you planning to go?"
    Beni: ".... I’m so excited."
    Salsa: "I will go to Jakarta visiting my sister. It’s going to be a lot of fun."
    1. I went to Jogjakarta with my family.
    2. I attend a summer camp in Batu.
    3. I have gone to Bali by bus.
    4. I am going to visit Jatim Park 2.

II. Error Recognition

Questions 31 to 35: choose the inappropriate structure in the sentences below.
  1. Silvia: "Look at (A) these two shirts. Which one do you think suits me (B) more good?"
    Gerard: "I think (C) the blue one will look great on you."
    Silvia: "Hmm, I think you’re right. I’ll (D) take this one."
    1. those
    2. better
    3. the blue ones
    4. be taking
  2. Some television programs often (A) broadcast violence (B) whose can cause bad effects for children. That’s why parents (C) should accompany their children (D) when watching TV.
    1. broadcasting
    2. which
    3. should be accompanied
    4. during
  3. Secretary: "Here’s the report that you (A) asked yesterday."
    Manager: "Ok, thank you. I need it for (B) today’s meeting."
    Secretary: "Is there anything else I (C) would do, sir?"
    Manager: "Yes, please (D) tell Mr. Budi to submit his report right away."
    1. ask
    2. today’s meetings
    3. could
    4. be told
  4. Riri and Rara are identical (A) twin. They love (B) wearing the same clothes. Their friends are often (C) confused about which one is who. Fortunately, Riri has just had her haircut. So, the one with (D) shorter haircut must be her.
    1. twins
    2. worn
    3. confusing
    4. shortest
  5. Dadang: "Do you (A) plan to go to your home town (B) in the next vacation?"
    Tya: "Well, I don’t know. The ticket fares (C) are very expensive today."
    Dadang: "I (D) will drive if I were you."
    1. planning
    2. on
    3. were
    4. would
  6. Riska: "San, why (A) didn’t you come to my party last week?"
    Sandy: "Well, actually I was (B) on the way to the party but suddenly a car hit me."
    Riska: "Oh. I’m really (C) happy to hear that. Were you OK?"
    Sandy: "I was fine but my car was (D) damaged. I had it repaired three days ago."
    1. don’t
    2. in the way
    3. sorry
    4. damaging

III. Reading Comprehension

Questions 37 - 50 are based on a selection of reading materials. Choose the best answer A, B, C, or D to each question.

Questions 37-38 refer to the following letter

THE WIEMAR’S SHOP - Jl. Citandui 98 Bandung. Tel. & Fax: (022) 5238234

December 12, 2011
Mr. Hardian Susetya
Bamboo Art & Handycraft
Jl. Adi Sutjipto 23
Yogyakarta

Dear Sir,
We are interested in becoming a distributor for your products. Would you please send your latest catalogues and brochures?
We have a handycraft shop and would like to add your products into our sales offerings. Our annual report is enclosed.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely yours,
Sahnaz Herawati
Director
  1. What does the Wiemar’s Shop sell?
    1. Handycraft products
    2. Cakes
    3. Grocery
    4. Electronic
  2. What does Sahnaz ask Mr. Hardian to do?
    1. To be the distributor for the products.
    2. Send the latest catalogues and brochures.
    3. Add products into the sales offerings.
    4. Enclose the annual report.
  3. “... would like to add your products into...”
    What does the underlined word refer to?
    1. The Wiemar’s Shop
    2. Sahnaz Herawati
    3. Director
    4. Mr. Hardian Susetya
Questions 40-42 refer to the following schedule.
  1. What kind of information does the table give?
    1. International flight schedule of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
    2. International flight departure of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
    3. Domestic flight schedule of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
    4. Regular flight schedule of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
  2. Which statement is not true based on the table?
    1. You can only fly to Yogyakarta with Garuda Indonesia.
    2. You can choose one of two airlines to go to Surabaya.
    3. You can choose one of two airlines to go to Padang.
    4. You can fly to cities in Borneo with Sriwijaya Air.
  3. What is the synonym of the word “departed”?
    1. Came
    2. Started
    3. Left
    4. Arrived
Questions 43-45 refer to the following text.

How to Make Meatballs


What you need for the ingredients
  • 1 kilo of very fine minced meat (preferably beef)
  • 2 eggs
  • 300 grams of tapioca-flour
  • 4-8 cloves of garlic
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 teaspoon of white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
The steps to make meatballs
These steps are instruction on how to make meatballs, just meatball, the soup is made separately.
  • First of all,mix garlic, red onion, salt, and white pepper in a mortar or mixer.
  • Second step, mix the spice-mixture with the eggs, the tapioca-flour and the minced meat.
  • After that, use your fingers, add a cup of water, and keep on working until the mixture feels soft and smooth./li>
  • Then, boil some water in a rather large pot, at least about 2 liters.
  • Next step, start rolling the mixture into small meatballs.
  • Finally, lower the meatballs into the boiling water. When they float up to the surface the meatball are ready to serve.
  1. Which of the statement is true according to the text?
    1. Mix all the ingredients at once in a mixer.
    2. Soften the mixture before rolling it into small meatballs.
    3. Add boiled water after mixing all the ingredients.
    4. Serve the meatball after you make it into small size.
  2. These words have the closest meaning to “minced”, EXCEPT...
    1. Torn
    2. Chopped
    3. Cut
    4. Sliced
  3. “When they float up to the surface ....”
    The underlined word refers to ....
    1. Mixture
    2. Water
    3. Meatballs
    4. Ingredients
Questions 46-48 refer to the following text.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born in Tottenham, England in 1988. She started singing when she was only four. She moved to several cities during her childhood, including Brighton at the age of nine, Brixton at the age of eleven, and finally West Norwood which is the subject of her first single “Hometown Glory”.
She went to BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology and graduated in 2006. It was the beginning of her career. She made her rule in 2008 after releasing her single “Chasing Pavements”.She received many awards and even got a signed deal with Columbia Records and XL Recordings to break into the US.
  1. What is the text about?
    1. The award nomination of the best singer in British.
    2. The successful story of a British singer.
    3. The steps to get an International contract deal.
    4. The happiness of a British singer.
  2. Where did she get the inspiration for her first record?
    1. Tottenham
    2. Brighton
    3. Brixton
    4. West Norwood
  3. The synonym of the word “award” is...
    1. Reward
    2. Punishment
    3. Contribution
    4. Approve
Questions 48-50 refer to the following text.

PT. Rajawali Anugerah Resources


Vacancy: DCCS ADMINISTRATION STAFF
Job Descriptions:
  1. Administration and support services.
  2. Handle information check request.
  3. Perform database search
  4. Analyze search result.
  5. Communicate and interact with engagement team

Requirements:
  1. University degree min D3, preferably with minimum 5 years working experiences in relevant area.
  2. Fluent in English – speaking and writing.
  3. Good computer skill – familiar with Microsoft office and computer search engine.
  4. Must be analytical, detailed and systematic.
  5. Good communication and interpersonal skill.
  6. Quick learner and interested in back office job.
  7. Diligence, attentive and responsible.
  8. Ability to work independently and manage multiple task assignments.

If you are interested, please send your CV and photo to:
To. rar.database@yahoo.co.id
Cc. recruitment@rar.co.id
with the email subject “DCCS ADM”
  1. What is the text about?
    1. Job description
    2. Curriculum vitae
    3. Aplication letter
    4. Job vacancy
  2. What is not required in the vacancy above?
    1. Having experiences in administration.
    2. Having good English skill.
    3. Having S1 degree in administration
    4. Having good communication and interpersonal skill.
This is the end of the test.

Prediksi UAN Bahasa Inggris SMK - Listening Section - Try Out 1



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Listening Section

In this section of the test, you will have the chance to show how well you understand spoken English. There are 4 parts to this section, with special directions for each part.

Part I. Pictures

Questions: 1 to 3.
Directions:

For each item, there is a picture in your test book and four short statements about it on the tape. These statements will be spoken twice, but are NOT WRITTEN out in your test book, so you must listen carefully. You must choose one statement – (A), (B), (C), or (D) – that best describes the picture. Then, on your answer sheet, mark your choice.
Example: Look at the picture and listen to the four sentences.
  1. The girl is wearing a T-shirt.
  2. The girl has curly hair.
  3. The girl looks unhappy.
  4. The girl is holding something.
Choice (D) – The girl is holding something – best describes what is seen in the picture. Therefore, you should mark (D) on your answer sheet.
Now let’s begin with picture number 1.
1. 2.
3. 4.

Part II.

Questions: 5 to 8.
Directions:

In this part of the test, you will hear several questions spoken in English, followed by three responses, also spoken in English. The question and responses will be spoken twice. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers are saying. You have to choose the best response to each question.
Now listen to a sample question. You will hear “Where can I pick up my tickets?”
You will also hear "(A)Thursday morning, if that’s convenient. (B) At the Overseas Travel Desk. (C) I think it’s at nine o’clock."
Choice (B) – “At the Overseas Travel Desk” – is the appropriate response to the question “Where can I pick up my tickets?” Therefore you should mark (B) on your answer sheet.
Now let’s begin with question number 5.
  1. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
  2. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
  3. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
  4. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.

Part III

Questions: 9 to 12
Directions:

In this part of the test, you will hear several short conversations followed by a question. You will hear them twice. The conversations and the questions will NOT be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers are saying. In your test book, you will read four answers to each question. You have to choose the best answer, and mark it on your answer sheet.
Example:
You will hear "Are you a student here?" ~ "Yes, Sir." ~ "Where is the English class?" ~ "Next to the laboratory."
Question "Where does the dialogue probably take place?
You will read:
  1. At the hospital.
  2. At the station.
  3. At the market.
  4. In a school.
Choice (D) –“In a school” – is the best answer to the question “Where does the dialogue probably take place? “ Therefore, you should mark (D) on your answer sheet.
  1. A. She’s going to work on Sunday morning
    B. She’s going to stop working.
    C. She’s going to work late.
    D. She’s going to know about the deadline.
  2. A. She gets a better job.
    B. It’s very interesting.
    C. She will quit in a few months.
    D. She doesn’t like it very much.
  3. A. A hotel room.
    B. A land in Singapore.
    C. A ticket to Singapore.
    D. Available food.
  4. A. A fitting room
    B. A bigger size.
    C. A return ticket.
    D. A reasonable price.

Part IV

Questions: 13 to 15
Directions:

In this part of the test, you will hear several short talks, each followed by a question. You will hear them twice. They will NOT be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers are saying. In your test book, you will read four answers to each question. You have to choose the best answer, and mark it on your answer sheet.
  1. A. Look through the catalogue.
    B. Fill out the order form.
    C. Give the item number.
    D. Give them the page number.
  2. A. Say hello.
    B. Ask his name.
    C. Have him sign the book.
    D. Call the person he is visiting.
  3. A. Send a resume
    B. Go to the hotel.
    C. Write a letter.
    D. Make a phone call.
This is the end of the listening section.
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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Prediksi UAN Bahasa Inggris SMK - Reading Section - Try Out 1

Listening Section

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Reading Section

I. Incomplete Dialogue

Questions 16 to 30: Choose the most appropriate answer to complete each dialogue.

  1. Dio: "My computer was infected by a new virus last week."
    Lia: "Oh. How did it happen?"
    Dio: "I copied some files from my friend’s flash disk before scanning it."
    Lia: "You shouldn’t have been as careless as that. ...."
    Dio: "I know. Thanks for your advice."
    1. You should buy a new flash disk.
    2. You didn’t scan the flash disk.
    3. You should scan flash disks before opening them.
    4. There’s no use in scanning your friend’s flash disk.
  2. Operator: "Good morning. May I help you?"
    Man: "Good morning. May I speak with Mr. Jones, the Personnel Manager?"
    Operator: "...?"
    Man: "This is Tim from the shipping company."
    1. Who do you want to meet, Sir?
    2. May I know who is calling, please?
    3. Who do you want to speak to?
    4. How do I know your name?
  3. Pram: "Do you still remember when we went to the city park in the rain?"
    Tini: "Oh, how would I forget that? ... and we soon got soaking wet walking in the rain."
    1. We brought an umbrella
    2. We would bring an umbrella
    3. We have no umbrella with us
    4. We had no umbrella with us
  4. Yuli: "My younger brother is going to have a birthday party on Saturday afternoon. ...?"
    Lina: "Well, I don’t think I can. I have to go to Jakarta this weekend."
    Yuni: "It’s OK. Never mind."
    1. Would you like to come?
    2. May I ask you about it?
    3. What are you doing on Saturday?
    4. How would you go to Jakarta?
  5. Heru: "I’m going to a party, Dad. …?"
    Father: "I’m sorry. You haven’t got a driver’s license, have you?"
    1. Shall I use your car?
    2. May I use your car?
    3. Will I use your car?
    4. Must I use your car?
  6. Customer: "Excuse me. I bought this shirt yesterday. But when I tried it on, ...."
    Shopkeeper: "No problem at all. We will replace it with a larger size. May I see the receipt, Sir?"
    1. It was too big
    2. It was too small
    3. It looked great
    4. It was big enough for me
  7. Ria: "Have you decided what to order?"
    Della : "No, I haven’t made up my mind. Anything to suggest?"
    Ria: "...."
    Della: "Good idea. I need something to quench my thirst."
    1. Can we have soft drink?
    2. Why don’t we have some soup?
    3. What about having fried chicken?
    4. How about some pizza?
  8. Joko: "I’d like to book a room, please."
    Hotel Clerk : "Certainly, Sir. ...."
    Joko: "On Saturday, January 14th."
    1. When would you like to stay?
    2. When will you be available?
    3. Would you like a single or a double?
    4. How long are you going to stay?
  9. Onny: "I just don’t understand why people smoke cigarettes."
    Pika: "Neither do I. Smoking ruins our health."
    Onny: "Yes. It’s also a waste of money. They will be able to save much money if ...."
    1. they stopped smoking
    2. they will stop smoking
    3. they had stopped smoking
    4. they stop smoking
  10. Lusi: "Nine people were killed in a car accident last night. How awful."
    Widya: ".... I wish people would drive carefully."
    1. They deserved it.
    2. It sounds like a good idea.
    3. That’s too bad.
    4. I’m happy to hear that.
  11. Man: "Excuse me. ... to the post office, please?"
    Woman: "Walk along this street and turn left at the first junction. Then, turn right at the first crossroad. It’s on your right."
    1. How far is it
    2. Could you tell me the way
    3. How long does it take to go
    4. Where can I go
  12. Helmi: "Do you often take public transportation to work?"
    Rika: "No. But when I was in high school, ...."
    1. I used to take a bus everyday
    2. I will take a bus everyday
    3. I take a bus everyday
    4. I was going to take a bus everyday
  13. Receptionist: "Good morning. May I help you?"
    Caller: "... a table for two for tomorrow night."
    Receptionist: "Certainly, Sir. May I have your name, please?"
    1. I want to buy
    2. I’d like you to reserve a table
    3. I’d like to book a table
    4. I want you to book a table
  14. Rima: "... for her to forgive me?"
    Edo: "If you ask for an apology, I am sure she will forgive you."
    Rima: "I hope so."
    1. Will she give possibility
    2. Is she sure
    3. Is it certainly
    4. Will it be possible
  15. Teddy: "What’s your plan after graduating from Vocational school?"
    Ruli: "If my parents have enough money, ... at the tourism college."
    1. I am continuing my study
    2. I will continue my study
    3. I would continue my study
    4. I will have continued my study

II. Error Recognition

Questions 31 to 36: Choose the most appropriate answer to correct the errors in the sentences below.

  1. Sita: "Look! Those leather bags (A) are beautiful. Which one do you (B) like best?"
    Umi: "The brown and the black one are beautiful. But the brown one has (C) better quality leather than the black one."
    Sita: "I agree with you. But it’s (D) most expensive than the black one."
    1. were
    2. like better
    3. the best quality
    4. more expensive
  2. Andi: "Do you know the woman (A) whom is sitting next to Ms. Hera?"
    Cita: "(B) The one with glasses and long hair? (C) Is she the new English teacher?"
    Andi: "Yes, she is. She (D) has just moved from Surabaya."
    1. who
    2. The ones
    3. Was she
    4. had just moved
  3. Operator: "Good morning. (A) May I help you?"
    Caller: "Good morning. (B) Should I get the number for PT. Langgeng Jaya?"
    Operator: "I’m sorry, Sir. We don’t have a (C) listing (D) under that name."
    1. Can I
    2. May I
    3. listings
    4. on
  4. Cameroon is a West African country of ten million people (A) which has been very successful in growing food for (B) it people, unlike many other West African countries. Since 1971, it has (C) doubled its output of major foodstuffs
      (D) such
    as maize and potatoes.
    1. which have been
    2. its people
    3. double
    4. so as
  5. Kiki: "(A) Why were you late this morning?"
    Ima: "I’m sorry. My motorcycle (B) wouldn’t start, so I (C) had to go by public transportation."
    Kiki: "If you had arrived earlier, you (D) would meet the new supervisor."
    1. Why are
    2. won’t start
    3. have to
    4. would have met
  6. Wati: "I (A) heard some bad news about you several weeks ago. (B) Was it true?"
    Rini: "Yes, my laptop (C) was stolen while I was sleeping in my boarding room."
    Wati: "Oh, I am (D) glad to hear that."
    1. hear
    2. Is it
    3. is stolen
    4. sorry

Reading Comprehension

Questions 37 – 50: Choose the best answer A, B, C, or D to each question.

Questions 37-39 refer to the following letter

From: John Howard [john_howard@allengineering.com]
To: J. Wilson [jacob_wilson@allengineering.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
Sub: Elena Kuzikov, Ukrainian engineer

Dr. Elena Kuzikov will be visiting our company on Monday, March 12th. 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 then show her your department. Like you, she has done research on the effects of earthquakes on bridge construction.
  1. Who will be the visitor’s guide?
    1. J. Wilson
    2. Elena Kuzikov
    3. John Howard
    4. A company visitor
  2. When will she arrive?
    1. Before 12:00
    2. At noon
    3. After lunch
    4. In the evening
  3. What is her chief area of interest?
    1. Designing bridges
    2. Eating lunch
    3. Touring the department
    4. Visiting

Questions 40-41 refer to the following schedule.

  1. What event is scheduled for the fourth week of the month?
    1. Secretary’s Day
    2. A company picnic
    3. Founder’s Day
    4. A board meeting
  2. How often is the trade show held?
    1. Daily
    2. Weekly
    3. Monthly
    4. Yearly

Questions 42-44 refer to the following text.

In 1807, Noah Webster began his greatest work, An American Dictionary of the English Language. In preparing the manuscript, he devoted ten years to the study of English and its relationship to other languages, and seven more years to the writing itself.

Published in two volumes in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language has become the recognized authority for usage in the United States. Webster’s purpose in writing it was to demonstrate that the American language was developing distinct meanings, pronunciations, and spellings from those of British English. He is responsible for advancing simplified spelling forms: develop instead of develope; plow instead of plough; jail instead of gaol; theater and center instead of theatre and centre; color and honor instead of colour and honour.
  1. When was An American Dictionary of the English Language published?
    1. 1807
    2. 1809
    3. 1817
    4. 1828
  2. How long did it take Webster to finish the work?
    1. 7 years
    2. 10 years
    3. 17 years
    4. 21 years
  3. According the the text, which one of the following spellings would Webster have approved in his dictionaries?
    1. Develope
    2. Color
    3. Theatre
    4. Honour

Questions 45-47 refer to the following information.


Safety Information of AKARI Color Television

General Safety
  1. Do not expose the TV set to rain or moisture
  2. Do not remove the rear cover
Save installation
  1. Do not install the TV in hot, humid, or excessively dusty places.
  2. Do not block or cover the ventilation openings. For ventilation, leave a space of at lest 10 cm all around the set.
  3. Do not install the TV where it may be exposed to mechanical vibrations.
Safe Operation
  1. Do not operate the TV set on anything other than a 220-240 V AC, 50 Hz supply.
  2. Do not operate the TV if any liquid or solid objects fall in through the ventilation slots. Have it checked immediately.
  3. For environmental and safety reasons, it is recommended that the TV set is not left in standby mode not in use. Switch off at the main power.
  4. Do not disconnect the TV oy pulling on the power cable, disconnected by removing the main plug.
  1. The safety information should be done to. . .
    1. Protect safety procedures indicated on TV.
    2. Operate in an extremely high voltages.
    3. Prevent fire or electric shock.
    4. Service the personal only.
  2. What is the aim of the text?
    1. To explain how to service Akari TV.
    2. To explain safety manufacture of Akari TV.
    3. To explain safe operation of Akari color TV.
    4. To explain how to install Akari TV.
  3. “For environmental and safety reasons, it is recommended that the TV set ....”
    What is the synonym of the word “recommended” above?
    1. Neglected
    2. Proposed
    3. Suggested
    4. Avoided

Questions 48-50 refer to the following advertisement.

  1. What is being advertised?
    1. Cars
    2. A car dealer
    3. A luxury specification
    4. A car manufacturer
  2. The advertisement contains the following information, except….
    1. The prices of the cars.
    2. Contact information.
    3. The car’s country of origin.
    4. Car specifications
  3. What is meant by “No frills price” in the above advertisement?
    1. The car price is expensive.
    2. The car price is reasonable.
    3. The car price is not worth it.
    4. The car price is valuable.
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