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Giving And Asking For Permission, And Making And Responding To Preventions In English

W riting this material reminds me of one of the most amusing experiences that I have had during my long years of being an English teacher. T...

August 05, 2022

Giving And Asking For Permission, And Making And Responding To Preventions In English

Asking For Permission
W
riting this material reminds me of one of the most amusing experiences that I have had during my long years of being an English teacher. That day, I was teaching a class when a boy student got up from his chair and walked to me. Then he spoke to me in Indonesian, asking for permission to go to the bathroom. I rejected and asked him to use English. Responding to my requirement, he said, "Sir, I am toilet." And the class burst out laughing.

Do you know why? Yes, the sentence "Sir, I am toilet." is NOT the correct expression to say when you are requesting or asking for permission to leave the classroom and go to the bathroom. Now, in order for us not to make a similar mistake when we are requesting permission, let's study the following expressions.

A. Using Modals: "Can I", "Could I", "May I":
Using "Can I", "Could I", "May I"Verb 1
Can I
Could I
May I
go to the bathroom?
use your car?
close the door?
Giving permissionRefusing to give permission
Yes, you can.
Sure, please do.
Certainly, go ahead.
Yes, of course
No problem
By all means.
Yes, why not?
No, sorry.
I’m sorry, you can’t.
No, I’m afraid not ....
I'm afraid you can't do that.
You're now allowed to ....
You should not ....
B. Using "Would you mind ...?":
Using "Would you mind if ...?"subject + Verb 2 (Simple Past)?
Would you mind ifI went to the bathroom?
I used your car?
I closed the door?
Giving permissionRefusing to give permission
No, not at all.
Certainly not.
Please do.
No, go ahead.
I'm sorry, you can't.
Yes, I would.
Certainly.
C. Using "Do you mind ...?":
Using "Do you mind if ...?"subject + Verb 1 (Simple Present)?
Do you mind ifI open the window?
I leave now?
I close the door?
Giving permissionRefusing to give permission
No, I don't.
No, not at all.
Certainly not.
Please do.
No, go ahead.
I'm sorry, you can't.
Yes, I do.
Certainly.
Note: Be careful when responding to a request using "Would you mind ...?". The response "Yes, certainly" would indicate that "you would mind". Hence, if you have objection to the request and do not want to give permission, the response should be "Yes, certainly", "Yes, I do". If you have no objection, the appropriate response would be "No, I don't mind", or "No, please be my guest."
D. Using Other forms:
Using "wonder"subject + could + Verb 1 (Simple Past)?
I wonder ifI could borrow your dictionary.
I could use your car.
Giving permissionRefusing to give permission
Yes, certainly.
Please do.
Why not? Go ahead.
I'm sorry, you can't.
I'm sorry, but I'm still using it.
E. Making Preventions:
Making Preventions
I wouldn’t do that if I were you.
I wouldn’t take the risk if I were in your shoes. It’s too risky.
(I think) it’s not a good idea.
Responding to Preventions
Allright. I’ll consider that.
I’ll think about that.
I’ll think it over.
I’ll reschedule my plan.
Please do.
Why not? Go ahead.
F. Example Dialogues.
Short Dialogue 1
Man : Excuse me, could I try this shirt?
Woman : Yes, please. There's a fitting room over there, near the counter.
Short Dialogue 2
Man : Do you mind if I use your computer to type this letter?
Woman : No, not at all. Please do.
Short Dialogue 3
Woman : May I open the windows? It's very stuffy here.
Man : I'm afraid you can't. The wind is very strong outside.
Short Dialogue 4
Man : Can I put my luggage here?
Woman : That's okay, but please don't be too long.
G. EXERCISE
Write short dialogues like the above examples about permissions based on the following situations.
  1. Your camera is out of battery. You want to borrow your friend's camera.
  2. It's getting late. You should leave your friend's house and go home.
  3. It's very windy and dusty outside. You want to close the windows.
  4. You forgot to bring your charger. You need to use your friend's phone charger.
  5. You want to turn on your television.
  6. You want to go to a movie with your best friends.
  7. You want to visit your friend at the hospital this afternoon. You ask for permission to your mother.
  8. You cannot use your motorcycle to come to your friend's party. You ask your best friend to lend you his motorcycle.
  9. Your pen suddenly runs out. You want to use your deskmate's pen but he is still using it.
  10. You want to go to the beach, but your parents do not allow you to go because the weather is bad.
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August 01, 2022

Talking About Jobs & Routine Tasks

Talking About Jobs
T
alking about jobs and professions or occupations is very common in social interactions, especially when we want to know more about a person that we have just met. Small talks on jobs or professions is one of the safest topic to talk about in initial meetings. You can build a light and comfortable conversations by talking or asking about jobs or professions, for example discussing the type of job you do and where you work.
Tips: In talking about jobs or routine tasks, we mainly use the simple present tense.

Here are some gambits and expressions that you can use in talking about jobs or professions.

A. Asking about jobs / professions.
  • Do you have a job?
  • Do you work full-time or part-time?
  • Where do you work?
  • What are you?
  • What is he?
  • What is your job?
  • What is his job?
  • What is your father's job?
  • What is your occupation?
  • What is your profession?
  • What do you do?
  • What type of job do you do?
  • What does he do?
  • What does your father do?
  • What does he do for a living?
  • How does he earn a living?
  • What do you do to make a living?
B. Telling about jobs / professions.
  • I am a student / a teacher / a bank clerk, etc.
  • He is a soldier / a teacher / a doctor, etc.
  • I work as a teacher in a vocational school.
  • He works as a consultant.
  • I work for a foreign company.
  • He works in a garment manufacturer and exporter.
  • My job is selling computers online.
  • Her job is handling telephone calls.
  • He is in charge of the front office department.
  • Her job mainly deals with customers' complaints.
C. Showing interest
  • Are you?
  • Wow! That must be interesting.
  • How interesting!
  • It must be a well-paid job.
  • That sounds like a lot of hard work.
  • That must be a lot of work.
  • That must be a rewarding job.
D. Example Dialogue
Read the following conversation and practice it.
Anne :Hi, Jim. I heard that you've got a new job now.
Jim :Yes. I resigned from my old job two months ago, and moved to an exporting company.
Anne :How do you travel to work now?
Jim :By city bus. I usually take the A17 bus at 6:45 every morning.
Anne :What time do you start work?
Jim :At 8 sharp.
Anne :And how do you spend the day in your new job?
Jim :Well, in the morning I usually type letters to customers.
Anne :What time is your lunch break?
Jim :We have a one-hour break from 12 pm until 1 pm.
Anne :And what do you do in the afternoon?
Jim :I usually make telephone calls, and check incoming emails.
Anne :Sounds interesting! What time do you finish work?
Jim :I usually leave the office at 4.30 pm.
Anne :I hope you like your new job, Jim. See you!
Jim :Thanks, Anne. See you!
E. EXERCISES
I. Guess what profession is being talked about.
II. Answer these questions by referring to the example dialogue between Anne and Jim above.
  1. Where does Jim work?
  2. How long has he been working there?
  3. How does he go to work?
  4. What time does he catch the bus to work?
  5. What time does he start work?
  6. What does he usually do in the morning?
  7. What time does he have lunch?
  8. What does he usually do after lunch?
  9. What time does he leave work?
  10. What can you infer about the relationship between the speakers?
III. Explain these occupations. Use the Simple Present to tell about the places of work and what he or she usually does.
Example:
A policeman : He usually works in the police station, but sometimes on the street. He controls the traffic and keeps situation in order.
  1. A bell boy : ....
  2. A receptionist : ....
  3. A teacher : ....
  4. A waitress : ....
  5. A farmer : ....
  6. A nurse : ....
  7. A firefighter : ....
  8. A front desk clerk : ....
  9. A carpenter : ....
  10. An architect : ....
  11. A shopkeeper : ....
  12. A tailor : ....
  13. A lawyer : ....
  14. A chef : ....
  15. A room boy : ....

July 22, 2022

Listening Section UN Bahasa Inggris SMK 2005/2006 - VIERA Preparation Test 4

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ali ini, Mister Guru akan membagikan dokumentasi Ujian Nasional (Final National Test) Bahasa Inggris tingkat SMK tahun ajaran 2005/2006. Terlepas dari usianya yang lebih dari 1 dekade, Listening comprehension test ini masihlah sangat relevan dan bermanfaat sebagai bahan latihan dan persiapan menghadapi English proficiency tests seperti TOEIC dan tes VIERA.

Untuk memperoleh nilai yang memuaskan dalam Listening, pahamilah terlebih dahulu tips dan strategi mengerjakan soal Listening TOEIC di SINI.

Untuk memulai ujian, jalankan file Youtube video terlebih dahulu, lalu klik 'START TEST' di bawah video. Jangan lupa, LIKE and SHARE yah?

Selamat mengerjakan.

Play the audio file above to start the Listening comprehension test, and mark your answer in the answer sheet below.

July 08, 2022

Listening Section UN Bahasa Inggris SMK 2010/2011 - VIERA Preparation Test 3

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alam postingan ini, Mister Guru akan membagikan dokumentasi Ujian Nasional Listening section sebagai bahan latihan persiapan menghadapi tes TOEIC dan tes VIERA. Untuk memperoleh nilai yang memuaskan dalam Listening, pahamilah terlebih dahulu tips dan strategi mengerjakan soal Listening TOEIC di SINI.

Untuk memulai ujian, jalankan file Youtube video terlebih dahulu, lalu klik 'START TEST'. Jangan lupa, LIKE and SHARE yah?

Selamat mengerjakan.

Untuk membantu Mister Guru agar bisa terus berkarya, luangkanlah waktu untuk mengklik salah satu iklan di halaman ini. Terima kasih atas support-nya.

Lemah teles, Allah sing bales. :)

July 05, 2022

Past Perfect Tense: Bentuk, Penggunaan, dan Latihan Soal

Past Perfect
Pada kesempatan kali ini, kita akan membahas tentang struktur atau susunan kalimat dalam bentuk Past Perfect tense serta bagaimana penggunaannya. Untuk mempermudah kita dalam mempelajarinya, pembahasan ini dilengkapi dengan contoh kalimat serta latihan soal yang dapat kita kerjakan di akhir pembelajaran. Selamat belajar.
I. Struktur Past Perfect Tense
Struktur Past Perfect tense cukup mudah untuk diingat dan dipahami. Untuk kalimat positif, lihatlah struktur berikut:
Subject + auxiliary verb "HAD" + Past participle (VERB 3)
(Subyek + kata kerja bantu "HAD" + kata kerja bentuk ke-3)
Untuk daftar Verb 3 irregular verbs, lihat di SINI
Contoh kalimat:
  1. (+) I had been there. / I'd been there.
    (?) Had I been there?
    (-) I had not been there. / I hadn't been there
  2. (+) He had worked hard. / He'd worked hard.
    (?) Had he worked hard?
    (-) He had not worked hard. / He hadn't worked hard.
  3. (+) They had gone away. / They'd gone away.
    (?) Had they gone away?
    (-) They had not gone away. / They hadn't gone away.
Catatan:
  1. Untuk kalimat tanya (interrogative / question), letakkan kata kerja bantu "had" di depan subyek. Contoh; "Had they gone?"
  2. Untuk kalimat menyangkal (negative), tambahkan "not" di belakang kata kerja bantu "had". Contoh; "They hadn't gone?"
  3. Dalam percakapan, had seringkali disingkat dengan cara yang sama seperti saat kita menyingkat kata would menjadi 'd. Perbedaannya ada pada kata kerja yang mengikutinya. Pada Past Perfect tense, 'd selalu diikuti oleh verb-3 (past participle), sedangkan kata "would" yang disingkat menjadi 'd selalu diikuti oleh verb-1 (infinitive). Contoh:
    • They'd gone = They had gone.
    • They'd go = They would go.
    • She'd sung = She had sung.
    • She'd sing = She would sing.
II. Penggunaan Past Perfect Tense
Bagaimana dan kapan kita menggunakan bentuk Past Perfect Tense?
  1. Past Perfect Tense digunakan untuk membicarakan kejadian/tindakan yang terjadi sebelum sebuah kejadian/tindakan lainnya terjadi di waktu lampau. Jadi, Past Perfect Tense menunjukkan kejadian/tindakan yang terjadi lebih dulu sebelum kejadian/tindakan lainnya. Contoh:
    • The train left at 7am. We arrived at 7.10am. When we arrived, the train had left. The train had left when we arrived.
    • The fact that he came late wasn't surprising to me. It had happened a few times before.
  2. Past Perfect Tense digunakan sebagai bentuk yang setara dengan Present Perfect tense, misal dalam kalimat tidak langsung (Indirect / Reported speech). Contoh:
    • He said, "I have submitted the report." ~ He said that he had submitted the report.
    • She said, "I've lost my wallet." ~ She said that she had lost his wallet.
  3. Past Perfect Tense digunakan dalam kalimat Conditional (If - conditional) tipe ke 3. Kalimat conditional tipe ke 3 ini digunakan untuk mengungkapkan pengandaian tentang kejadian / keadaan di masa lampau yang tidak sesuai dengan fakta yang sebenarnya. Contoh:
    • If you had arrived ten minutes earlier, you wouldn't have missed the train. (Fakta: you didn't arrive ten minutes earlier and you missed the train)
    • He would have been soaking wet if he hadn't worn a raincoat. (Fakta: He wasn't wet because he wore a raincoat.)
  4. Sama halnya dengan when pada penggunaan pertama (no. 1) di atas, Past Perfect Tense bisa digunakan bersama Simple Past tense as soon as, the moment, immediately, till/until, before, after untuk menegaskan atau memperjelas bahwa kegiatan atau peristiwa yang dimaksud terjadi atau selesai dilakukan sebelum kegiatan lainnya di masa lampau. Contoh:
    • When he had shut the window, he turned on the AC.
    • Before we had reached the basecamp, the rain poured down.
    Pelajari lebih jauh DI SINI.
Lihat contoh dialog tentang penggunaan Past Perfect tense DI SINI.

III. LATIHAN SOAL
A. Put the verbs in brackets into the past perfect tense.
  1. They were very tired. They (work) hard all day.
  2. I didn't know her. I (never met) her before.
  3. When the accident happened, I (finish) working at my garden.
  4. They found out that some burglars (break) into their house.
  5. When the cops arrived, the thieves (run) away.
  6. Sue did not go to work that day. She (be) sick for a week.
  7. We (not leave) the meeting room.
  8. you (arrive)?
  9. they (had) dinner?
  10. Some of the students (not do) the assignment.
B. Put the verbs in brackets into the Simple Past or the Past Perfect tense.
  1. Jim (wait) for an hour when the bus (show) up.
  2. The classroom (look) clean. The students (clean) them when we (get) there.
  3. We (try) to chase the car after it (hit) the motorist.
  4. As soon as they (left) the building, it finally (collapse).
  5. I (hear) about his resignation before you (tell) me.
  6. Before I (become) a teacher in 2015, I (work) as an Assistant Manager for 6 years.
  7. The burglars (escape) before the cops (arrive) at the scene.
  8. If she (read) the announcement, she would have known about the change of schedule.
  9. Diane (tell) me that she (send) the goods on the previous day.
  10. The engine (break) after the race (start) for 10 minutes.
C. The Simple Past or the Past Perfect tense? Do this online exercise.
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July 02, 2022

Listening Section UN Bahasa Inggris SMK 2011/2012 - VIERA Preparation Test 2

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ntuk memulai ujian, jalankan file Youtube video terlebih dahulu, lalu klik 'START TEST'. Jangan lupa, LIKE and SHARE yah?

Selamat mengerjakan.

Untuk membantu Mister Guru agar tetap eksis dan terus berkarya, luangkanlah waktu untuk mengklik salah satu iklan di halaman ini. Terima kasih atas support-nya.

Lemah teles, Allah sing bales. :)

May 23, 2022

There + be: 'There is' And 'There are'

livingroom
L
ook at the picture of a livingroom on the left. We can describe the existence of things in the room by using "there is" and/or "there are". The examples below talk about the existence or presence of things in the livingroom by using "there is" and "there are". Pay attention to them.
  • There is a window in the livingroom.
  • There is a sofa next to the window.
  • There is an orange carpet on the floor.
  • There is a standing lamp next to the sofa.
  • There is a wooden shelf beside the window.
  • There are some books and a photograph on the shelf.

A. Using "There is" and "There are"
I. Countable Nouns
Singular Nouns:
+: There is (There's) + singular noun
?: Is there + singular noun?
-: There is not (There isn't) + singular noun
Example sentences:
  • There is (There's) a big tree in the garden.
  • There is (There's) a book on that shelf.
  • There is (There's) a car in the garage.
  • There is (There's) the book you're looking for.
  • A: Is there a book in the bag?
    B: Yes, there is. / No, there isn't.
Plural Nouns
+: There are + plural noun
?: Are there + plural noun?
-: There are not (There aren't) + plural noun
Example sentences:
  • There are big trees in the garden.
  • There aren't many books on that shelf.
  • There are three cars in the garage.
  • There are the books you're looking for.
  • A: Are there many books on that shelf?
    B: Yes, there are. / No, there aren't.
  • A: How many students are there in your class?
    B: There are twenty.
II. Uncountable Nouns
+: There is (There's) + uncountable noun
?: Is there + uncountable noun?
-: There is not (There isn't) + uncountable noun
Example sentences:
  • There is (There's) some money in the drawer.
  • There is some tea on the table.
  • There is some ice in the fridge.
  • There is not (There isn't) any money in the wallet.
  • We can't go skiing. There is not (There isn't) any snow.
Note: "Some" is usually used with positive and interrogative sentences, while "any" is used with interrogative and negative sentences. To learn the difference between "some" and "any", read Some VS Any: What's The Difference?.
B. Example Dialogue
Practice the following dialogue. Pay attention to the italicized words.
In the kitchen
An estate agent is showing Mr. and Mrs. Harris the kitchen.
Estate Agent:There you are. A wonderful new kitchen.
Mr. Harris:It's very small.
Estate Agent:There's the cooker and there's the refrigerator.
Mrs. Harris:Where?
Estate Agent:Behind you. The refrigerator's behind you.
Mrs. Harris:I can't open it.
Mr. Harris:I can't put the table outside. Then you can open the refrigerator.
Mrs. Harris:What's that under the table? On the floor?
Estate Agent:It's a box.
Mrs. Harris:What's inside the box?
Estate Agent:There are spoons, knives, forks, ....
Mr. Harris:Plates ....
Mrs. Harris:And there are cups, too. Where will we put all these things?
Estate Agent:Put them in the cupboard. There's a cupboard behind the door.
C. EXERCISE
A. Write sentences with "There is" or "There are" using the provided nouns. Look at the example.
    Example:
  1. a cup - the table.
    Answer: There is a cup on the table.
  2. a book - the shelf.
  3. a lot of cars - the parking lot
  4. so many ants - on the table
  5. some tea - the table
  6. some ice - the fridge
  7. a computer - the room
  8. few good restaurants - my town
  9. some money - my pocket
  10. a big lamp - the center of the room
  11. two English dictionaries - our library
B. Complete these sentences with "there is / there isn't / is there / there are / there aren't / are there".
  1. The fridge is empty. ... any food in it.
  2. Surabaya is a big city. ... many good hotels there.
  3. ... more than 17,500 islands in Indonesian archipelago.
  4. I like shopping here. ... a wide variety of products to choose from.
  5. The park is not crowded. ... many visitors that day.
  6. I don't think we need to eat out. ... enough rice for dinner.
  7. ... a new building next to the parking lot. It is the school auditorium.
  8. ... an ATM near here? I need to draw some money.
  9. ... komodo dragons in the zoo?
  10. How many computers ... in the office?
C. Let's play a "Horse Race" game. Answer each question as quickly as possible. You may play it in full-screen mode if necessary.
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May 10, 2022

Olimpiade Bahasa Inggris (English Olympiad) Tingkat SMP / MTs SMKN 1 Probolinggo Tahun 2022

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abar gembira bagi para pelajar sekolah menengah pertama dan sederajat (SMP / MTs). Setelah vakum akibat pandemi selama kurang lebih 2 (dua) tahun, ajang tahunan Olimpiade bahasa Inggris atau English Olympiad tingkat SMP dan MTs akan kembali diselenggarakan dalam rangka memperingati Dies Natalis ke 54 SMKN 1 Probolinggo.

Lomba ini dibuka untuk seluruh kelas, baik siswa kelas 7, 8, maupun kelas 9 yang saat ini sedang bersiap-siap memasuki sekolah lanjutan atas (SMA/SMK). Melalui Olimpiade Bahasa Inggris ini, pelajar SMP / MTs diharapkan dapat mengasah kemampuan berbahasa Inggris serta menambah 'learning experience' (pengalaman belajar) dalam mengerjakan soal-soal komputer (CBT).

Olimpiade Bahasa Inggris
Registration
  • Alur Pendaftaran:
    • Registrasi dan Administrasi
    • Pengisian Formulir
    • Pengumpulan Formulir (paling lambat hari Minggu 12 Juni 2022)
    • Penyerahan Kartu Peserta
  • Online: Melalui Google Form (Didapatkan saat registrasi via Whatsapp)
  • Offline: Di sekretariat Osis SMKN 1 Probolinggo. Jl. Mastrip no. 357, Probolinggo setiap hari kerja (Senin s/d Jumat) Pukul 08.00-12.00 WIB.
  • Siapkan foto 3x4 serta Fotocopy Kartu Pelajar
  • Biaya pendaftaran: Rp. 50,000.- (Bonus 1 peserta free untuk setiap 10 pendaftar kolektif)
  • Nara hubung; Merylina (0857-0731-4278), Ine (0858-5552-2317)
Technical meeting
  • Technical meeting akan diadakan secara daring (online) pada hari Senin, 13 Juni 2022
  • Link: menyusul
  • Setiap peserta atau sedikitnya 1 (satu) perwakilan guru pembimbing dari sekolah peserta diharapkan dapat mengikuti technical meeting.
  • Important Technical Aspects
    • Babak penyisihan akan diadakan secara daring (online) dan serempak pada hari Selasa, 14 Juni 2022.
    • Dua puluh lima (25) peserta dengan nilai tertinggi pada babak penyisihan berhak memasuki babak final.
    • Babak final akan diadakan secara luring (offline) pada hari Kamis, 16 Juni 2022 di SMKN 1 Probolinggo.
    • Keterangan lebih lanjut tentang link dan jam pelaksanaan lomba akan diinformasikan pada saat technical meeting.
    • Soal Computer-based Test / CBT (Soal berbasis komputer) terdiri dari 100 soal pilihan ganda (Multiple Choice questions) dengan 4 opsi jawaban.
    • Waktu pengerjaan soal: 90 menit
    • Selama mengerjakan soal, peserta wajib mengerjakan soal secara mandiri dan dilarang mengerjakan secara berkelompok atau menerima bantuan, arahan, atau bimbingan dari pihak lain.
    • Pemenang adalah peserta dengan nilai terbaik/tertinggi.
    • Hadiah trophy dan uang pembinaan untuk Juara 1, 2, 3.
    • Penilaian:
      • Jawaban benar: 5 poin
      • Tidak menjawab: 0 poin
      • Jawaban salah: -2 poin
    Benefit and Grand Prize:
    • Trophy dan Sertifikat (Juara 1,2,3)
    • Uang Pembinaan
    • Special privilege untuk para finalis yang ingin mendaftarkan diri sebagai siswa SMKN 1 Probolinggo
    Subject Areas:
    Sentence completion, word choice, reading texts, cloze texts, arranging sentences and paragraphs.
    1. Texts: Descriptive, Narrative, Procedural, Recount, Advertisement (Contoh soal di SINI), Letter (Contoh soal di SINI), Report, Announcement (Contoh soal di SINI), Notice (Contoh soal di SINI)
    2. Transactional: Congratulations, apology, request, suggestion, invitation, possibility, agreement, opinion.
    3. Comparisons
    4. Pronouns: everyone, no one, anyone, etc
    5. Conjunctions: but, because, although, so, etc.
    6. Conditional If type 1
    7. What / How ....! (Expressing admiration, surprise)
    8. Talking about daily, past, future events
    9. Question tags
    More Information?
    • IG : @official_osissmexapro
    • Web : smkn1probolinggo.sch.id
    • Contact Persons; Merylina (0857-0731-4278), Ine (0858-5552-2317)

March 21, 2022

Soal Olimpiade / Ujian Sekolah Bahasa Inggris Elementary SD - SMP Paket 3A

Multiple Choice Questions
Instruction: Choose the best answer, A, B, C, or D, to each question.
  1. Complete the dialogue below.
    Risa: What are you going to do this weekend?
    Lina: I ... my uncle in Malang.
    1. have visited
    2. visit
    3. am going to visit
    4. visited
  2. Complete the dialogue below.
    Ita: This room is very hot and stuffy.
    Dio: Yes, we need fresh air. ....
    1. Close the door
    2. Turn on the lights
    3. Open the windows
    4. Close the windows

  3. Which sentence best describes the above picture?
    1. The scoutboys are setting up a tent.
    2. The tent is now ready for camping.
    3. The scoutboys are removing the tent.
    4. The campsite is very crowded today.
  4. Look at the picture in question number 3. The scouts are wearing their ....
    1. unicorn
    2. uniform
    3. union
    4. united
  5. Complete the dialogue below.
    Ari: Do you do sports?
    Ifa: .... I play badminton.
    1. Yes, I do
    2. No, I don’t
    3. Yes, I am
    4. No, I am not
  6. Complete the dialogue below.
    Roni: We have to keep this room clean, so ....
    Kiki: Allright.
    1. don't litter
    2. be quiet
    3. have a great time
    4. stand in line
  7. Complete the dialogue below.
    Dani: ... do you play basketball?
    Hari: At least once a week.
    1. Where
    2. When
    3. How
    4. How often
  8. Arrange these jumbled words into a good sentence.
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    1234567
    1. 5 - 2 - 6 - 7 - 4 - 3 - 1
    2. 5 - 2 - 6 - 1 - 7 - 4 - 3
    3. 5 - 7 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 6 -1
    4. 5 - 2 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 7 - 1
  9. Complete the dialogue below.
    Adi: What's your favorite sport, Tom?
    Tom: Well, I like football.
    Adi: .... Football is my favorite game, too.
    1. So am I.
    2. Yes, I am.
    3. I am too.
    4. So do I.
  10. Complete the dialogue below.
    Rani: Can you play tennis, Mary?
    Mary: Yes, but ....
    1. I'm not good at it
    2. I can play very well
    3. you can't play tennis
    4. I play tennis a lot
  11. The room is dark. ....
    1. Close the door.
    2. Turn on the lights.
    3. Put the lamp.
    4. Turn off the lamps.
  12. In questions 12 to 20, fill in the blank spaces with the correct word/phrase based on the picture below.This is a picture of a ...(12).... The room looks very ...(13).... In the center of the room, there are two green ...(14)... and a table. A flower ...(15)... is on the table. To the right, there is a ...(16)... with a TV set on it. It has three ...(17).... The window in the room is ...(18).... The window has red ...(19).... Next to the window, you can see a picture hanging on the ...(20)....
  13. This is a picture of a ...(12)....
    1. bathroom
    2. bedroom
    3. diningroom
    4. livingroom
  14. The room looks very ...(13)....
    1. messy
    2. tidy
    3. tiny
    4. empty
  15. In the center of the room, there are two blue ...(14)... and a table.
    1. armchairs
    2. sofas
    3. cushions
    4. rocking chairs
  16. A flower ...(15)... is on the table.
    1. vast
    2. face
    3. vase
    4. fast
  17. To the right, there is a ...(16)... with a TV set on it.
    1. table
    2. shelf
    3. stand
    4. cabinet
  18. It has three ...(17)....
    1. selves
    2. shelves
    3. self
    4. shaves
  19. The window in the room is ...(18)....
    1. closed
    2. open
    3. closet
    4. locked
  20. The window has red ...(19)....
    1. contents
    2. currents
    3. certain
    4. curtains
  21. Next to the window, you can see a picture hanging on the ...(20)....
    1. well
    2. wall
    3. brick
    4. wool

  22. Questions 21 to 27 refer to the following timetable
    This is Rina's classroom timetable. Answer the following questions based on the timetable.
    TIMEMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY
    07.00 - 07.35
    07.35 - 08.10
    08.10 - 08.45
    08.45 - 09.20
    09.20 - 09.55
    09.55 - 10.30
    10.30 - 11.05
    11.05 - 11.40
    11.40 - 12.15
    Flag ceremony
    Social Science
    Social Science
    Mathematics
    Mathematics
    Break
    English
    English
    English
    Civic Education
    Civic Education
    Civic Education
    Indonesian Language
    Indonesian Language
    Break
    Natural Science
    Natural Science
    Natural Science
    Indonesian Language
    Indonesian Language
    Indonesian Language
    Art and Culture
    Art and Culture
    Break
    Religion
    Religion
    Religion
    TIMETHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
    07.00 - 07.35
    07.35 - 08.10
    08.10 - 08.45
    08.45 - 09.20
    09.20 - 09.55
    09.55 - 10.30
    10.30 - 11.05
    11.05 - 11.40
    11.40 - 12.15
    Mathematics
    Mathematics
    Mathematics
    Civic Education
    Civic Education
    Break
    Social Science
    Social Science
    Social Science
    Religion
    Religion
    Natural Science
    Natural Science
    Break
    English
    English
    Physical Exercise
    Physical Exercise
    Traditional Language
    Traditional Language
    Break
    Art and Culture
    Art and Culture
  23. Rina has English subject starting at ... on Mondays.
    1. half past ten
    2. half past eleven
    3. A quarter to ten
    4. A quarter to eleven
  24. Rina usually goes home at 12.15 except on ....
    1. Fridays and Sundays
    2. Mondays and Saturdays
    3. Sundays and Saturdays
    4. Fridays and Saturdays
  25. Rina has a flag ceremony on Mondays. It lasts for ....
    1. three minutes and a half
    2. thirty minutes
    3. thirty five minutes
    4. one hour
  26. Today is Tuesday. The Indonesian language lesson will start at ....
    1. a quarter to eight
    2. a quarter past eight
    3. half past eight
    4. a quarter to nine
  27. On Monday, Rina's math teacher said, 'we will have a test in the next meeting.' It means Rina will have a math test on ....
    1. Tuesday
    2. Wednesday
    3. Thursday
    4. Friday
  28. On Fridays, the break starts at ....
    1. twenty minutes to nine
    2. twelve minutes to nine
    3. twelve minutes past nine
    4. twenty minutes past nine
  29. Rina likes studying about nature and living things. Therefore, her favorite subject is ....
    1. Civic Education
    2. Social Science
    3. Natural Science
    4. Mathematics

  30. Complete the dialogue below.
    Buyer: How much does it cost?
    Seller: It ... seventy thousand rupiahs.
    1. cost
    2. costs
    3. costing
    4. costly
sardine
  1. Complete the dialogue below.
    Buyer: How much is ... of sardine?
    Seller: Fifteen thousand rupiahs.
    1. a bottle of
    2. a bag of
    3. a tube of
    4. a can of
  2. "Alya has lunch at a half past one."
    Which shows the correct time?
    1. Olimpiade Bahasa Inggris Elementary
    2. Olimpiade Bahasa Inggris Elementary
    3. Olimpiade Bahasa Inggris Elementary
    4. Olimpiade Bahasa Inggris Elementary
  3. Look at the picture on the right. What time is it?clock
    1. It is half past six.
    2. It is half past seven.
    3. It is a quarter past six.
    4. It is a quarter to seven.
  4. Questions 32 to 36 refer to the following text

    Here I am at the supermarket. I am Nadia and I am with my best friend Anita. She likes supermarkets and I like them, too. That’s why we often shop at a supermarket for our needs.

    I like cereals and milk. Anita prefers potato chips and soft drink. I like milk because it’s very important for our bones, especially for children! And you, do you like milk?

    I also like fruit. Anita likes fruit, too. I like mangoes, but Anita prefers grapes. I don’t like durians and Anita doesn’t like durians either.

  5. Based on the text, we can conclude that ....
    1. None of them likes supermarkets.
    2. Both of them like supermarkets.
    3. They like both supermarkets and traditional markets.
    4. Either one of them likes supermarkets.
  6. Nadia likes milk because ....
    1. Anita likes it too.
    2. she doesn't like durians.
    3. it's not expensive.
    4. it's good for children.
  7. According to the text, which of the following sentences is NOT true?
    1. Nadia likes cereals and milk.
    2. Anita’s mother likes chocolate bread.
    3. Anita likes potato chips and soft drink.
    4. Nadia and Anita don’t like durians.
  8. Nadia likes cereals and milk ... Anita prefers potato chips and soft drink.
    1. but
    2. and
    3. so
    4. because
  9. Anita likes grapes ... mangoes.
    1. than
    2. to
    3. and
    4. better than

  10. Arrange the jumbled words into a good order.
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    123456789
    1. 3 – 4 – 6 – 2 – 8 – 7 – 5 – 9 – 1
    2. 6 – 2 – 4 – 3 – 8 – 7 – 5 – 9 – 1
    3. 3 – 8 – 7 – 5 – 9 – 1 – 4 – 6 – 2
    4. 3 – 8 – 7 – 5 – 6 – 2 – 1 – 9 – 4
  11. The students are working hard ... win the competition.
    1. so that
    2. in order to
    3. for
    4. so
  12. I can't join the gathering because I have ... work to do.
    1. many
    2. much
    3. a lot
    4. a lot of
  13. Dea: Where are you going?
    Ita: The shop. We need ... sugar.
    1. any
    2. much
    3. some
    4. many

March 09, 2022

Soal Try Out Ujian Sekolah (USBK) Bahasa Inggris SMA - SMK 2022

Multiple Choice Questions
Read the following letter and answer questions 1 to 3
HRD Manager of ABC Company
12 Sunter Street
Jakarta, 223443

Dear Sir,

I have read your advertisement in “Suara Rakyat” for an “Engineer Position”, I would like to apply for that position.

As requested, I have attached my complete CV and recent photograph. I am interested in the job and I believe that I have the qualifications needed for the job. I am a fresh graduate from the Engineering Department this year. I am fluent in English, both oral and written, and I am skillful in the use of computers. I have worked in the engineering prototyping facility at Bhinneka Technology as a supervisor for two years.

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to having an interview. I can be contacted at robby@gmail.com or 089288444555.

Sincerely yours,
Robby Willie
Try Out Ujian Sekolah
  1. Why is the applicant interested in the position?
    1. He works at ABC Company.
    2. He has the qualifications for the job.
    3. He has been working as a supervisor.
    4. He has two years’ work experience.
  2. From the text, we know that the applicant ....
    1. is qualified for the job
    2. is working as a supervisor
    3. will be accepted as a worker there
    4. will be interviewed as soon as possible
  3. “Thank you for your consideration...” (paragraph 3).
    The underlined word in the sentence refers to ....
    1. Suara Rakyat
    2. Robby Willie
    3. HRD Manager
    4. Engineer
  4. Choose the appropriate expression to complete the dialogue.
  5. Wendy: Geopark is the best tourism destination. It offers us an amazing view.
    Erwin: I agree ....
    Wendy: How about going there next week?
    1. I must say that I hardly like Geopark.
    2. I prefer Geopark to the other destinations.
    3. We’d better say something about Geopark.
    4. I’d rather go somewhere other than Geopark.
  6. Read the following text and answer questions 5 to 7.

    ANNOUNCEMENT

    According to international regulations for security in the Airport, the following goods are forbidden from being brought aboard a plane, either in passenger’s carry – on bags or checked luggage:
    • sharp tools,
    • guns,
    • radio – active and magnetic materials,
    • poisons, and
    • any other dangerous goods.
    Our security officers will check before passengers board a plane using X-Ray machines and manually.

    Before you fly, you should know the basic baggage rules and common security regulations in an airport to avoid problems. Thank you for your attention. Have a safe and nice trip.

  7. What is the topic of the text?
    1. A list of prohibited goods on airplanes.
    2. The language checking system in the airport.
    3. Information about dangerous goods in the airplane.
    4. International regulations for security in the airport.
  8. What should the passengers do before flying?
    1. Prepare their goods for inspection.
    2. Know how to reach the airport quickly.
    3. Check the goods they are going to bring.
    4. Know the basic baggage and security rules.
  9. “..., the following goods are forbidden from being brought .... “
    What is the synonym of the underlined word?
    1. Banned
    2. Allowed
    3. Permitted
    4. Admitted
  10. Choose the appropriate expression to complete the dialogue.
  11. Winda: The new park is recommended for a family holiday. What is your opinion?
    Hana: .... The road is difficult and dangerous.
    Winda: Yeah, the road is terribly damaged and too narrow.
    1. I don’t think so.
    2. I couldn’t agree more.
    3. That’s absolutely right.
    4. That’s exactly what I think.
  12. Choose the appropriate expression to complete the dialogue.
  13. Mina: I cannot concentrate on the lesson today. I’m too hungry.
    Yanti: Well, if you had breakfast today, you ....
    Mina: Yes I know that.
    1. will concentrate today
    2. would be very hungry
    3. would not be that hungry
    4. wouldn’t have been hungry
  14. Choose the appropriate expression to complete the dialogue.
  15. Sinta: What’s the matter? You look very pale.
    Vania: I guess I’m too tired. Our sports teacher made us run ten kilometers.
    Sinta: ....
    1. You can borrow my money.
    2. Let me give you a thick cloth.
    3. Would you like me to turn on the AC?
    4. Would you care for a bottle of fresh water?
  16. Choose the appropriate expression to complete the dialogue.
  17. Ine: We’re having a graduation party for my daughter tomorrow ....
    Rara: I’d be delighted to. What time should I come?
    Ine: At 7 p.m. Don’t forget to come with your fiancĂ©.
    1. Are you busy tomorrow?
    2. May I come to your house?
    3. Would you like me to come?
    4. Would you come to my house?
  18. Choose the appropriate expression to complete the dialogue.
  19. Lia: Hi, Dhita. I’m in Singapore right now. Do you want anything from here?
    Dita: Oh, I really want a small leather bag from Orchard Road ....
    Lia: Okay, no problem.
    1. I have it soon.
    2. I will buy one for you.
    3. I was going to tell you.
    4. I will send you the money.
  20. Read the following text and answer questions 13 to 16.
    Antibiotics are a kind of natural and synthetic compound. They are used to stop or to restrain the process of an organism’s growth, particularly bacteria. They can help to cure bacterial infections. However, antibiotics are different from disinfectants in the bacteria killing process. A disinfectant kills bacteria by creating an unnatural environment for germs to live.

    In terms of treatment, antibiotics kill bacteria instantly without injuring those infected. Although, antibiotics are good for medication, they are not effective in handling infection caused by viruses, fungi, or other nonbacterial substances.

    Antibiotics are classified based on their effectiveness against bacteria. There are antibiotics that kill negative or positive bacteria and some antibiotics have a wider spectrum. The effectiveness depends on the location of the infection and the ability of antibiotics to reach the location of the infection.
  21. What is the main idea of the third paragraph?
    1. The use of antibiotics in the treatment.
    2. The effectiveness of antibiotics against bacteria.
    3. How antibiotics reach the location of infection.
    4. The classification of negative and positive bacteria.
  22. What is the purpose of the text?
    1. To describe antibiotics in general.
    2. To promote the use of antibiotics.
    3. To tell people how to use antibiotics.
    4. To persuade people to use antibiotics.
  23. How do antibiotics differ from disinfectant in killing bacteria?
    1. Disinfectant usually kills the bacteria sufferer.
    2. Antibiotics kill bacteria by injuring the sufferer.
    3. Antibiotics kill bacteria without injuring the sufferer.
    4. Disinfectant kills bacteria without injuring the sufferer.
  24. They can help to cure bacterial infections” (Paragraph 1),
    The underlined word refers to ....
    1. bacteria
    2. organism
    3. antibiotics
    4. compound
  25. Read the following dialog and answer questions 17-18.
    Bimo: Did you watch the football game last night?
    Sanny: I had no time. The meeting lasted until very late at night.
    Bimo: That’s too bad. The game was very tough, but finally my favorite team won.
    Sanny: I wish I had watched it. It was the game I had been waiting for.
    Bimo: What time did you arrive home, anyway?
    Sanny: At eleven. Can you imagine how tired I was?
  26. What is the topic of the dialog?
    1. Sanny’s activity.
    2. Sanny’s meeting.
    3. The football game.
    4. Bimo’s favorite team.
  27. What can we conclude from the dialogue?
    1. Sanny didn’t watch the football game.
    2. Bimo won the football game last night.
    3. The football game finished at 11:00 p.m.
    4. The meeting was not too long yesterday.
  28. Read the following dialog and answer questions 19-21.
    Cathy: The holiday season is coming. Are you planning a trip, Rika?
    Rika: Of course!. I’m going to leave for Japan with my cousins.
    Cathy: Great! It will be summer in Japan. You can enjoy the festivals
    Rika: Yes. I can’t wait to walk along the street wearing a kimono.
    Cathy: I’m sure it will be fun. Have a nice holiday, Rika.
    Rika: Thanks, Cathy.
  29. What is the topic of the dialogue?
    1. Cathy’s holiday plan
    2. Rika’s holiday plan
    3. Cathy’s last trip to Japan
    4. Rika’s wish for a holiday
  30. What can we conclude from the dialogue?
    1. Cathy wants to take a picture in Japan.
    2. Cathy is going to Japan with her cousins.
    3. Rika is going to enjoy the summer.
    4. Rika is eager to wear a kimono in Japan
  31. “Are you planning a trip?” (Line 1)
    The underlined word has a similar meaning with ....
    1. making
    2. arranging
    3. changing
    4. modifying
  32. Read the following text and answer questions 22 to 24.
    How to clean an LCD Screen
    First Steps:
    1. Shake up the detergent and put it 15 – 20 cm away from the LCD Screen.
    2. Spray on the LCD Screen surface directly.
    3. Clean gently using the fabric or cotton cleanser
    Second Steps:
    1. Spray the detergent on the fabric or cotton cleanser
    2. Clean the LCD Screen surface to make it as bright as a new one

  33. What should you do to the detergent first?
    1. Spray it
    2. Clean It
    3. Put it away
    4. Shake it up
  34. Before cleaning the screen surface, we spray the detergent on the screen surface directly or spray it on ....
    1. our fingers
    2. the paper
    3. fabric or cotton cleanser
    4. brush or fabric cleanser
  35. “Clean gently using the fabric or cotton cleanser”. (Step 3).
    What does the underlined word mean?
    1. Carefully
    2. Directly
    3. Harshly
    4. Cleanly
  36. Read the following text and answer questions 25 to 27.

    Orchard Road is a boulevard which becomes business and entertainment center in Singapore. Orchard Road is surrounded by a lush tropical and flower gardens which are beautiful. At first, Orchard Road is just a suburban street lined with orchards, plantations nutmeg, and pepper farming. However, in the 1970s, it turned into a shopping center in Singapore. In 1960 and 1970 entertainment industries began to enter this road. Shopping centers such as mall and plaza was built in 1974.

    Orchard Road runs along about 2.2 km. This road is one-way street flanked by a variety of shopping malls, hotels and restaurants. The shopping area which is nearly 800,000 square meters provides a wide range of things, food, and entertainment. In this area there are many options that can satisfy visitors from all walks of life starting from the luxury branded things to the popular branded, from exclusive restaurants to fast food.

    There are so many ways that can be accessed to get to Orchard road such as: by taxi, bus or drive your own car. For those who are driving to Orchard Road can be entered from the west through the Napier Road. Vehicles from Dunearn Road can turn to left at the intersection of the Marriott Hotel junction. Vehicles that come from Paterson can turn right onto Orchard Road. Orchard is always crowded so you have to be careful in order not to get lost.

  37. In the third paragraph the writer describes ....
    1. The location of Orchard Road
    2. The things that we can see at orchard road
    3. The direction to get to Orchard Road
    4. The distance of Orchard Road
  38. “However, in the 1970s, it turned into a shopping center in Singapore.”
    The word “it” in the above sentence refers to ....
    1. The plantation
    2. Luxury branded thing
    3. Singapore
    4. Suburban street
  39. "In this area there are many options that can satisfy visitors from all walks of life ...."
    The underlined word has the closest meaning to ....
    1. Please
    2. Frighten
    3. Threat
    4. Love
  40. Read the following dialog and answer questions 28-29.
    Arman: Can you help me prepare the material for the meeting?
    Lila: I’m sorry, I have to go to the hospital for a general check-up
    Arman: What’s the matter? Are you ill?
    Lila: No, everything is just fine. I’m going to go to Mecca as a Haj Pilgrim.
    Arman: When are you going to leave?
    Lila: Next month. I’m still preparing the documents.
  41. From the dialogue, we know that ....
    1. Arman is having a meeting now.
    2. Lila will go to Mecca next month.
    3. Arman prepares the material with Lila.
    4. Lila cannot help Arman because she is ill.
  42. “.... to the hospital for a general check-up” (Line 2)
    The synonym of the underlined word is ....
    1. mandatory
    2. common
    3. specific
    4. physical
  43. Choose the appropriate expression to complete the dialogue.
  44. Vita: Shall we go to the movies together?
    Nirina: .... I’ll make the popcorn and orange juice.
    Vita: That’s a good idea. I have some new films.
    1. I’d rather watch the movie.
    2. I suggest we should have stayed at home.
    3. We should have lunch at home.
    4. Why don’t we watch a DVD at home?
  45. Read the following dialog and answer questions 31 to 32.
    Rio: What do you usually do in your leisure time?
    Juli: I usually take an aerobics class. How about you?
    Rio: I play football.
    Juli: Great! How often do you play football?
    Rio: Twice a week.
    Juli: I take the aerobics class twice a week, too, but I don’t like football.
    Rio: Well, most women don’t like football.
    Juli: That’s true. I’m scared of being hit by the ball.
  46. From the dialogue, we can conclude that ....
    1. Rio likes what Juli does in her leisure time
    2. Rio and Juli have the same hobby
    3. Rio and Juli spend their leisure time differently
    4. Rio and Juli do their hobbies at different times
  47. Why doesn’t Juli like football?
    1. She is a woman.
    2. She dislikes Rio.
    3. She is afraid of the ball.
    4. She takes aerobics classes.
  48. Read the following text and answer questions 33 to 35.

    That day was my first day of school. My family and I had just moved to the city the previous week so I didn’t know anyone there. I went to school on the school bus. Everyone seemed to know one another while I was just sitting quietly in the back row.

    When we arrived at school, I got my schedule. It was very tight. I marked Tuesday since there was English, my favorite subject, on the day. Friday would be hard because there were maths and physics. It was a relief that we didn’t have to go to school on Saturday.

    At break time, I heard some students complaining about the food in the canteen. I thought it was tasty enough. The only problem I had was where to sit. I felt awkward about joining any table. Fortunately, someone asked me to join her. Patricia was her name and she has become my best friend since that day.

  49. What is the purpose of the text?
    1. To give information about the high school.
    2. To describe the writer’s former school.
    3. To retell the readers the writer’s first day at high school.
    4. To tell the readers how to attend high school.
  50. The second paragraph mainly talks about ....
    1. The high school days.
    2. The writer’s schedule.
    3. The lessons at high school.
    4. The holiday in high school.
  51. “I thought it was tasty enough.” (paragraph 3)
    The underlined word has the same meaning as . . . .
    1. expensive
    2. sour
    3. tasteless
    4. delicious
  52. Read the following text and answer questions 36 to 38.
    A study has shown that drinking coffee or tea or a combination of the two may be related to a lower risk for stroke and dementia.

    Researchers from China's Tianjin Medical University studied 365,682 participants from the UK Biobank, aged 50 to 74. All the participants reported their coffee and tea intake habits. During an average follow-up of 11.4 years for new-onset disease, 5,079 participants developed dementia, and 10,053 had at least one stroke.

    According to the study published in PLOS Medicine, people who drank two to three cups of coffee or three to five cups of tea every day, or a combination of four to six cups of coffee and tea, had the lowest incidence of stroke or dementia.

    Compared with those who drank neither coffee nor tea, people who drank two to three cups of coffee and two to three cups of tea daily had a 32 percent lower risk of stroke and a 28 percent lower risk of dementia.

    Meanwhile, a lower risk of post-stroke dementia was associated with drinking coffee alone or in combination with tea, according to the study.

    The researchers also evaluated the link of coffee types with stroke and dementia. Among ground coffee, instant coffee, and decaffeinated coffee, they found that ground coffee drinkers were associated with a much lower risk of dementia, Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.

    Coffee is a rich source of antioxidants and bioactive compounds while tea contains caffeine and catechin which have neuroprotective properties, such as anti-oxidative stress and anti-inflammatory effects.

    (Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1561276/drinking-coffee-tea-related-to-lower-risk-for-stroke-dementia-study)

  53. What is the text about?
    1. Increasing risk of stroke and dementia
    2. A combination of drinking tea and coffee
    3. The benefit of drinking coffee or tea
    4. Researchers from China's Tianjin Medical University
  54. According to the text, which of the following is NOT true?
    1. The participants of the study ranged from 11.4 to 74 years of age.
    2. Drinking coffee and tea may bring beneficial effects on our health.
    3. Coffee types are related to the the risk of stroke and dementia.
    4. Drinking coffee or tea may lower the risk for stroke and dementia.
  55. "Among ground coffee, instant coffee, and decaffeinated coffee, they found that ground coffee drinkers were associated with a much lower risk of dementia, Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia."
    What does the underlined word refer to?
    1. Coffee drinkers
    2. Types of coffee
    3. People with stroke or dementia
    4. Researchers
  56. Read the following dialogue and answer questions 39 to 40.
    Secretary: Good morning, PT. Wijaya. May I help you?
    Sinta: Good morning. It’s Sinta from PT. Angkasa. Can I speak to Mr. Arman please?
    Secretary: I’m afraid Mr Arman’s in a very important meeting at the moment. Would you like to leave a message?
    Sinta: Yes – could you ask him to call me as soon as he's available?
    Secretary: Allright. Has he got your number?
    Sinta: Yes, he has.
    Secretary: Fine – I’ll make sure he calls you as soon as he gets out of the meeting.
    Sinta: Thanks.
  57. Who made the call?
    1. The secretary
    2. Sinta
    3. Mr. Armand
    4. PT. Wijaya
  58. What will the secretary most probably do after the dialogue?
    1. Give Sinta's number to Mr. Arman
    2. Make a telephone call to Sinta
    3. Arrange a meeting with PT. Angkasa
    4. Tell Mr. Arman about Sinta's call
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