Saturday, March 30, 2013

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

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.
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.
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. Look at picture number 1
  2. Look at picture number 2
  3. Look at picture number 3
  4. Look at picture number 4

Part II. Questions – Responses

Questions: 5 to 8
In this part of the test, you will hear several questions spoken in English, followed by three responses, also spoken in English. The questions and responses will be spoken twice. They are not printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers say. 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. Short Conversations

Questions 9 to 12
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.
You will hear:
Man:"Are you a student here?"
Woman:"Yes, Sir."
Man:"Where is the English class?"
Woman:"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. When will they meet?
    1. The week after next.
    2. On Friday afternoon.
    3. Next week.
    4. On Wednesday morning.
  2. What can we infer about the man?
    1. He keeps himself fit everyday.
    2. He has enough rest.
    3. He sleeps early.
    4. He doesn’t get enough sleep.
  3. Where does the conversation take place?
    1. At the stock exchange.
    2. At a restaurant.
    3. At a train station.
    4. At a clothing store.
  4. What does the man want to do?
    1. Go to Malang.
    2. Go to Surabaya.
    3. Go camping.
    4. Take her to a camp site.

Part IV. Short Talks

Questions 12 to 15
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several short talks. Each will be spoken twice. They are not printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand and remember what is said. In your test book, you will read a question about each short talk. Each 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 you do if you want information not listed?
    1. Dial 10
    2. Go to a local store
    3. Hang up and dial again
    4. Stay on the line
  2. What should you do if you are interested?
    1. Fill out a registration form
    2. Practice your English
    3. Find the right time for appointment
    4. Follow meeting schedule
  3. When will the weather clear up?
    1. By 6:00 A.M.
    2. By late afternoon
    3. By noon
    4. By early evening
This is the end of the listening section.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Prediksi UN Bahasa Inggris SMP - Try Out 2 - SKL 2012/2013

Koleksi latihan soal dan prediksi Ujian Nasional Bahasa Inggris tingkat SMP/MTs.
Choose the correct answer by crossing A,B,C, or D based on the question given.
  1. The billboard warns motorist ....
    1. to avoid the roadwork
    2. not to disturb the work on the road
    3. to drive straight on without stopping
    4. to be careful when using the road ahead
  2. Which of the following best explains the sign above?
    1. Recruitment is a green pasture.
    2. You must be very tired of your job.
    3. Recruitment can help save the green pasture.
    4. You can get better job opportunities through us.
The text is for questions no. 3 and 4.
In junior high school, Michael was a very bad student. He did not study. In 8th grade, he failed many classes. His father was very worried. Michael was worried, too.

Michael thought, “My teachers can’t make me a good student. My father can’t make me a good student. Only I can make me a good student.” Michael decided, “I will be a good student.” He made a goal. “In high school, I want to be in the top 10 of my class.”

Then, he made a plan. Now, everyday for one hour, he reviews his lessons. And, for one hour, he prepares for the next day. If there is a test, he studies a little more. After 3 hours, he always stops.

The most important thing is concentration. Michael always studies in a quiet room. He takes good notes at school. When he doesn’t understand, he asks a question.
  1. Which of the following sentences best describes Michael?
    1. He is a lazy student
    2. He is a smart student
    3. He is a good student
    4. He is a diligent student
  2. Look at the sentence, “He failed many classes”. What does the word “failed” mean?
    1. not succeed
    2. not found
    3. not got
    4. not pleased
Read the text to answer questions number 5 to 7
Goal: How to shine shoes
What you need:
  • Liquid or wax polish
  • Brush
  • Soft cloth
  • Storage box for supplies
  • Firstly, gather our shoe shining supplies
  • Secondly, Brush the shoe briskly to remove any loose dirt
  • Then, apply the polish (When using the liquid shoe polish, glide it over the shoe. When using the can of wax polish, a puff is included inside the can for you to use. Apply the polish in circular motion till the shoe looks cloudy)
  • Next, let the shoe dry.
  • Next, brush the shoe with the larger brush in a side-to-side fast action
  • After that, buff the shoe with the soft cloth on the front in a brush back and forth motion, until it shines
  • Finally, put all your shoe shining supplies in one location, preferably in a box that holds them neatly together, so that everything’s ready for the next time.
  1. What is the purpose the text above?
    1. To tell us the advantage of shining shoes
    2. To inform us when we should shine shoes
    3. To announce about how to shine shoes
    4. To give instructions of how to shine shoes
  2. What should you do after you polish the shoes?
    1. Let the shoe dry
    2. Brush the shoe briskly
    3. Gather your shoe shining supplies
    4. Put the shoe shining supplies in one location.
  3. Brush the shoe briskly to remove any loose dirt. The underlined word means ....
    1. carefully
    2. quickly
    3. slowly
    4. smoothly
  4. The following message means ....
    1. The luggage costs only a small amount
    2. We pay you a fee if you keep your luggage here
    3. Your luggage will be safe no matter what the fee.
    4. We can look after your luggage for a small payment
The following text is for questions no. 9 to 14.
The pyramids are tombs that were built over 5,000 years ago for the kings of ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptians believed that after their kings died, they became gods in another world. A pyramid was to be the dead king’s palace in the afterlife where he would rule as a god. As well as a burial chamber, the complex included rooms to hold things the king would need in the afterlife, such as furniture, jewelry, and cooking utensils. Servants or wives who died later were buried close by in much smaller tombs.

Archeologists believe that local farmers and villagers willingly worked on the pyramids during the flood season, when the land could not be worked. The workers thought it would ensure their own afterlife and make Egypt prosperous.

The structure of the pyramids evolved slowly. They went from platforms stacked on an underground tomb to larger step-style structures to the massive smooth-sided pyramids found at Giza.

Of the 80 known pyramids, the biggest and finest is the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza. The base of the Great Pyramid covers over 13 acres. It was 481 feet high but, over the years, has lost 30 feet off its top. Two million blocks of stone, each weighing over 2 tons, were used to build it. Workers likely moved these huge stones into position by using ropes to pull them up ramps. As many as 20,000 to 30,000 men may have worked on this pyramid, which took 20 years to finish.

Smaller pyramids of this type were built for another 1,000 years. When robbers started looting the precious goods stored inside them, kings were buried in hidden tombs. Tombs of later kings were discovered in a valley near Luxor, which is now called the Valley of the Kings.
  1. The statements below are TRUE according to the text, EXCEPT ....
    1. The Pyramids were built for the afterlife of the ancient Egyptian kings.
    2. Local farmers were forced to work on the Pyramids.
    3. The Pyramids held many things besides the kings’ bodies.
    4. The structure of the Pyramids changed gradually over time.
  2. What is the title of the text above?
    1. The Pyramids
    2. The Archeologists
    3. The Ancient Egyptians
    4. The Underground Tombs
  3. How many pyramids were known according to the archeologists ?
    1. 20
    2. 30
    3. 80
    4. 1000
  4. What is the main idea of the fourth paragraph?
    1. The structure of the platforms in the pyramids
    2. The massive smooth-sided pyramids found at Giza
    3. The changing of the structure of the pyramid building
    4. The larger step-style structure of an underground tomb.
  5. What kinds of things were placed in the Pyramids?
    1. The bodies of the dead kings
    2. The bodies of the dead kings and their furniture
    3. The bodies of the dead kings, jewelry, and their cooking utensil
    4. The bodies of the dead kings, furniture, jewelry, cooking utensils and other things
  6. Look at the sentence “... the precious goods stored inside them, ....” at the last paragraph. What does the word “them” refer to?
    1. the tombs
    2. the robbers
    3. the pyramids
    4. the later kings
The following text is for questions no. 15 to 16.
Janet sat in the dentist’s small waiting room. She had a bad toothache. The night before, she slept only 2 hours. She was tired. She was nervous. In the dentist’s office she heard a scream.

Janet started to cry. She thought, “I hate the dentist! I want to go home!” The receptionist sat down next to Janet. She gave Janet a tissue and hugged her. The receptionist said, “Don’t be afraid. The dentist will help you. She is a very good dentist. Dr. Wilson is very gentle.” Janet felt better.

Dr. Wilson pulled Janet’s tooth. Dr. Wilson said, “You have nice teeth. Please brush and floss your teeth 2 times everyday. I don’t like to pull teeth.” Dr. Wilson taught Janet how to brush and floss her teeth better. She gave Janet a new toothbrush.

At home, Janet looked in the mirror. The pain was gone. She smiled.
  1. The best title of the text above is ....
    1. The Toothbrush
    2. The Toothache
    3. The Dentist
    4. Dr. Wilson
  2. Who gave Janet a tissue?
    1. Her mother did
    2. The dentist did
    3. Dr. Wilson did
    4. The receptionist did
The advertisement is for questions no. 17 - 19
  1. Which of the following statement is not TRUE according to the advertisement?
    1. You will not get the "Get Smart" t-shirt if your purchase is less than RM50.
    2. You can get the “Get Smart” T-shirt elsewhere.
    3. The T-shirt can be purchased at any time.
    4. The gift offered here is a T-shirt.
  2. What is the purpose of the text above?
    1. to promote the stationery
    2. to entertain the buyer of a T-shirt
    3. to inform the people to purchase any stationery
    4. to give a reward of “Get Smart” T-shirt to the buyer.
  3. What does the phrase “a limited period only” mean?
    1. long period time
    2. within a particular time
    3. during the period of the purchase
    4. in the time of purchasing any stationery
The following note is for questions no. 20 - 22
Taj Mahal Facts
  • Built by the Moghul Emperor Shah Jehan as a testament of his love for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal
  • Took 23 years to complete (1630 - 1653)
  • Built with materials from all over India and Asia at a cost of Rs40 million
  • The couple is entombed inside the marble building
  • A Unesco world heritage site since 1983
  1. Which of the following is not correct about the note?
    1. It was dedicated to love.
    2. It is a World Heritage site.
    3. It was built for Shah Jehan.
    4. It was built in the seventeenth century.
  2. When was the building completed?
    1. 1623
    2. 1630
    3. 1653
    4. 1983
  3. What does the word “COUPLE” in the text mean?
    1. father and mother
    2. husband and wife
    3. king and queen
    4. man and woman
The following text is for questions no. 23 to 26.
A Woodman was felling a tree on the bank of a river, when his axe, glancing off the trunk, flew out of his hands and fell into the water. As he stood by the water's edge lamenting his loss, Mercury appeared and asked him why he felt sad. On learning what had happened, Mercury dived into the river and, bringing up a golden axe, asked him if that was the one he had lost.

The Woodman replied that it was not, and Mercury then dived a second time, and, bringing up a silver axe, asked if that was his. "No, that is not mine either," said the Woodman. Once more Mercury dived into the river, and brought up the missing axe. The Woodman was happy to see his axe that had been found, and thanked him warmly. Then, Mercury gave him a present of the other two axes, silver and golden axes because he was so pleased with his honesty.

When the Woodman told the story to his companions, one of these was filled with envy of his good fortune and determined to try his luck for himself. So he went and began to fell a tree at the edge of the river, and tried to let his axe drop into the water.

Mercury appeared as before, and, on learning that his axe had fallen in, he dived and brought up a golden axe, as he had done on the previous occasion. Without waiting to be asked whether it was his or not, the fellow cried, "That's mine, that's mine," and wanted to take the prize: but Mercury did not like to see his dishonesty. So he did not give him the golden axe. He also refused to find his axe that he had let fall into the stream.
  1. What is the best title of the text above?
    1. The Woodman and His Axe
    2. Mercury and the Lost Axe
    3. Mercury and the Woodman
    4. The golden and Silver Axe
  2. How was the woodman?
    1. He was honest
    2. He was helpful
    3. He was good
    4. He was kind
  3. What moral value can we learn from the story?
    1. We need to help each other.
    2. Working hard makes fortune.
    3. Honesty is the best policy.
    4. Jealousy is bad habit.
  4. Look at the sentence “When the Woodman told the story to his companions,” at the third paragraph. What does the underlined word mean?
    1. friends
    2. people
    3. neighbors
    4. audiences
For number 27 to 29, choose the suitable words to fill in the blanks.
The statue of Liberty ...(27)... a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States to ...(28).... America’s independence and its democratic way of life. It has come to represent political freedom for new immigrants to America and is known ...(29)... the world.
    1. is
    2. were
    3. was
    4. are
    1. celebrate
    2. celebrated
    3. celebrating
    4. celebrates
    1. in
    2. at
    3. for
    4. around
Read the text and answer questions 30 to 34.
From: Mom
To: All
Dear folks,

Mum‘ll be home at seven because I have to chair the staff meeting. Please don’t forget to do all your chores. Water the garden, feed the pets, and make your own beds after the naps. Please remind Daddy to prepare dinner for us as he promised to fix us grilled snapper and chicken soup. He’ll be home early at two today.

Thanks a million and see you all soon.

Much love,
  1. The text is about ... to her children.
    1. a mom’s love expression
    2. folks’ instruction
    3. father’s information
    4. a mother’s message
  2. What does the second paragraph tell you about?
    1. Children’s task to remind their father’s promise.
    2. Father’s job to cook for dinner for his family at home.
    3. Mother’s chores to do at home for her family
    4. The time when father returns from the office
  3. The text shows that the writer’s husband can ....
    1. cook well
    2. work fast
    3. chair a meeting
    4. water the garden
  4. “Please don’t forget to do all your chores.“ What does the underlined word mean?
    1. Special cares.
    2. Routine tasks.
    3. Job descriptions.
    4. School assignments.
  5. “To: All …”
    What does the word “All” in the text refer to?
    1. The mother and father.
    2. The husband and wife.
    3. The writer’s children.
    4. All members of family
The following text is for questions no. 35 - 36
Attention, please.
If you have good personality and much knowledge about our town, please join Mas and Mbak Competition. Give your best pose in your photo and submit it to the committee, Jalan Pemuda number 15 before September 1, 2010. Show that you are the best!
  1. What is the announcement about?
    1. A science contest.
    2. A photograph contest.
    3. The committee of a contest.
    4. A personality and beauty contest.
  2. “. . . and submit it to the committee, . . . .”
    The word ‘it’ refers to ....
    1. good personality
    2. knowledge
    3. the photograph
    4. the best pose
Read the text and answer questions 37 and 38.
Here are some tips to keep your fruits and vegetables fresher longer.
  • Keep your fruits and vegetables dry. Moisture causes plant matter to rot faster and in just a few days, mold could be growing on your food.
  • Keep your fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator. The cold temperature of the refrigerator helps to slow the aging process.
  • Don’t purchase more than you need at once.
  • Shop at farmer’s markets. When you shop at a farmer’s market, you will almost always be getting fruits and vegetables that have been picked fresh from the tree, vine or stalk within the last day or two.
  • Don’t pack your fruits and vegetables into containers.
  1. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE according to the text?
    1. Buy fruits and vegetables not more than we need at once.
    2. Keep fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator.
    3. Keep fruits and vegetables moist.
    4. Buy fruits and vegetables at farmer’s markets.
  2. Why should you buy fruits and vegetables at farmer’s markets? Because ....
    1. the price will be cheaper
    2. we will get fresh fruits and vegetables
    3. we can choose many kinds of fruits and vegetables
    4. we can bargain the price
Read the text and answer questions 39 to 41.
What is the Significance of Rabbits’ Large Ears?
A rabbit is a small fury mammal with a short tail and pointed ears. Rabbits live in burrows in the ground. Each burrow is the home of a single family. The first fossils which can be attributed to this family came from North America, but now they are found in every part of the world. Compared to its small body, a rabbit has large-sized ears.

A rabbit is a weak and timid animal and is always surrounded by many enemies. Therefore, nature has gifted it with large ears to help it to hear even the fun of drop sound. The large area of the ear catches almost every sound wave produced in the air and transfers them into the inner ear. This makes the rabbit to detect its enemies in time and run to safety zones.

You must have noticed that a rabbit washes its ears by repeatedly licking its forepaws and rubbing them over the surface of its ears. It does this in order to keep its ears clean and also to take into its mouth natural oil which surrounds the ear surface. This oil is important in forming vitamin D which is necessary for the growth of healthy bones. If the rabbit is not allowed to form this, it will develop rickets.
  1. Which part of the rabbit’s body produces natural oil? It’s ....
    1. forepaws
    2. mouth
    3. ears
    4. tail
  2. What is the main idea of paragraph 2?
    1. How enemies surround a rabbit.
    2. How a rabbit detects its enemies.
    3. Why a rabbit has many enemies
    4. Why a rabbit likes fighting.
  3. The purpose of the text is ....
    1. to amuse the readers
    2. to retell rabbit habitat
    3. to describe rabbit’s ears
    4. to describe rabbits in general
Read the text and answer questions 42 to 44.
  1. What is the purpose of the poster?
    1. To sell something
    2. To advertise something
    3. To explain something
    4. To warn people about something
  2. You will get the following by seeing the film, except ....
    1. free tickets
    2. pop corn
    3. mineral water
    4. discount voucher
  3. “Scream Out Loud!”
    The word ‘scream’ means ....
    1. laugh
    2. clap hand
    3. shout
    4. close eyes
Read the text and answer questions 45 to 47.
Once upon a time there lived a kind-hearted man and his wife. One morning, his wife found a poor little sparrow. She took it gently and fed it. To show its gratitude, the sparrow stayed with them and sang every morning. But there was an ill-tempered old woman who didn’t like the sparrow. She cut the sparrow’s tongue. That’s why the bird returned to its previous nest.

Knowing that their sparrow flew away, the kind man and woman looked for their sparrow. They walked a long way, crossed the bridge, climbed a mountain, and passed the wood.

Not long afterwards, they found the sparrow’s nest. The sparrow welcomed them and provided a feast for them. Before they went home, the sparrow brought two baskets, one was large and looked heavy, and the other one was small and light. The sparrow asked them to choose one.

They chose the small one. And that was the best choice. There were many rolls of silk and piles of gold in it. Being jealous, the ill-tempered old woman did the same thing as the kind man and woman did. However, she chose the big basket which actually contained wasps and venomous crawlers, such as scorpions, centipedes and other horrible creatures. Finally, they stung and bit her to death.
  1. What is the purpose of the text?
    1. To describe something
    2. To inform something
    3. To entertain the readers
    4. To report something
  2. What happened to the sparrow in the text?
    1. It lived with the kind-hearted couple forever.
    2. An ill-tempered woman cut its tongue.
    3. An ill-tempered woman cut its leg.
    4. It was killed.
  3. What is the resolution of this story?
    1. A kind-hearted woman found a poor little sparrow.
    2. An ill-tempered woman cut the sparrow’s tongue.
    3. The horrible creatures stung and bit the ill-tempered old woman to death.
    4. The kind-hearted man and woman looked for the sparrow.
  4. on (1) – sit (2) – discuss (3) – bench (4) – problem (5) – let (6) – the (7) – to (8) – our (9) – us (10)
    The best arrangement of the jumbled words is ....
    1. 6–10–3–8–2–1–7–4–9–5
    2. 6–10–3–4–1–9–2–7–5–8
    3. 6–10–2–1–7–4–9–5–8–3
    4. 6–10–2–1–7–4–8–3–9–5
  5. for (1) – make (2) – you (3) – let (4) – birthday (5) – a (6) – me (7) – cake (8)
    The best arrangement of the jumbled words is ....
    1. 4–7–2–3–5–6–8–1
    2. 4–7–2–6–1–3–5–8
    3. 4–7–2–6–5–8–1–3
    4. 4–7–2–6–8–1–3–5
  6. Choose the best arrangement of the sentences below to make a good paragraph.
    1. They don’t eat any mushroom unless they know it’s safe.
    2. Mushroom hunters have to be very careful.
    3. Some mushrooms are poisonous.
    4. They can make you sick and damage your organs.
    5. A few are even deadly.
    6. The most famous poisonous mushrooms are the amanitas.
    7. They cause most of the mushroom poisonings in the United States.
    1. 3-1-7-4-5-2-6
    2. 3-5-7-1-2-4-6
    3. 3-4-5-6-7-2-1
    4. 3-6-7-2-1-4-5


  • April 16th, 2013: Corrections on nbr. 5, 7, 17.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Prediksi UN Bahasa Inggris SMP - Try Out 1 - SKL 2012/2013

Koleksi latihan soal dan prediksi Ujian Nasional Bahasa Inggris tingkat SMP/MTs.
Choose the correct answer by crossing A,B,C, or D based on the question given.
  1. You find this notice along the road.
    It means that only people who go ... can use the sidewalk.
    1. by cars
    2. on bikes
    3. on foot
    4. on wheels
  2. You find this notice near a school.
    The warning means ....
    1. It will be nice if people ignore the school safe zone.
    2. It is a good idea if people speed up along the school safe zone.
    3. If people race around the school safe zone, their car will be in trouble.
    4. School children will be in danger if people drive fast along the school safe zone.
Read the advertisement to answer questions 3 to 4.
Did you know
Issued by the Tobacco Advisory Council. Speaking up for smokers.
Plaza Kuningan, Jakarta.JKT 1000
  1. Who made this advertisement?
    1. Smokers
    2. The Tobacco Advisor Council
    3. Tax payers
    4. Plaza Kuningan
  2. “... we could face an increase in VAT ... “
    The word “increase“ has similar meaning to ....
    1. Expansion
    2. Decrease
    3. Gather
    4. Collect
Read the text to answer questions 5 to 6
I have to see Grandma. Buy these things to Indri’s store for the next breakfast: a bottle of milk, a pack of bread, a kilogram of eggs, four packs of instant noodles.
  1. Who wrote the note?
    1. Sandra
    2. Sandra’s mother
    3. Sandra’s grandma
    4. Mrs.Indri
  2. Where did Sandra have to go ?
    1. To Grand Mal
    2. To go shopping
    3. To grandma’s house
    4. To Mrs. Indri’s house
Read the text to answer questions 7 to 8
Dear Anita,
Hi friend, I'm happy to invite you to my 15th birthday party
Date: Sunday, May 17th, 2013
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Jl. Melati no 55 Probolinggo
Please, arrive on time. Without you, the party will be meaningless.
With love,
  1. In what year was Harlina born?
    1. 1996
    2. 1997
    3. 1998
    4. 1999
  2. What does the word “you“ refer to?
    1. Anita and her friends
    2. Anita’s friends
    3. Harlina’s friends
    4. Anita
Read the text to answer question no 9 and 10
Dear Irma,
Congratulation on your achievement in the English test! You are really the best. Keep up the good work!
  1. What is the purpose of the text?
    1. To invite someone
    2. To describe someone
    3. To suggest someone
    4. To congratulate someone
  2. From the text we can conclude that ....
    1. Irma gets the highest score.
    2. Irma congratulates Reantini.
    3. Irma likes English.
    4. Reantini is the cleverest student.
Read the text to answer question no 11 to 14
Last holiday, Rahardian made a trip to Bali island. Rahardian went there with his schoolmates. They traveled by bus. It was a school program for the students to have a study tour. They left school on July 17th. It was Friday. They left school at about 2 p.m.

After leaving school, the buses rolled fast toward the island of Bali. They passed many cities in Central and East Java. It was very interesting. They enjoyed the view along the road.

About 5 in the morning the next day, they arrived at Ketapang in Banyuwangi. They came to the port and continued going on board of the ferry. They began to enjoy the view of the sea, the strait of Bali. A few moments before they landed in Gilimanuk, a port in Bali, they got surprised. There were many boys climbing up the ferry. Then, they jumped into the water. They dived to get coins thrown by passengers. The water was clear. So, the coins were visible. They were really good divers.

It was our first experience to travel by sea. So, it was very exciting.
  1. What is the goal of the text above ?
    1. To retell a past activity.
    2. To inform about the view of the road.
    3. To describe Bali island.
    4. To tell about Gilimanuk port.
  2. What does the first paragraph talk about ?
    1. Rahardian and his classmates arrived in Bali.
    2. Rahardian went to Bali by bus.
    3. The time when Rahardian and his classmates had study tour.
    4. The journey to Bali island.
  3. What did they enjoy along the journey ?
    1. Big cities.
    2. The view along the road.
    3. Good divers.
    4. The view of the sea.
  4. The word “harbor“ has the same meaning as the word ....
    1. City
    2. Strait
    3. Road
    4. Port
Read the text below to answer questions 15 to 18
460 Language Road Singapore 426626 Tel: 99274484 Fax : 93771206

The Japanese Course to beginners lasts for ten sessions. The course will focus on practical language use. At the end of the course, you will possess and master a conversational level of Japanese. This course is suitable for people who may be learning the language for business or leisure.

COURSE PROGRAM (10 SESSIONS) presented to participants who have completed at least 8 session Course.
Commencing Date : 5 November 2013.
Every Saturday from 07.00 pm to 09.00 pm
Closing Date (Registration): 29 Oct 2013
  1. This course is especially useful to people who are ... .
    1. interested in the Japanese culture.
    2. familiar with the language.
    3. new to the language.
    4. natives of Japan.
  2. At the end of the course, participants will be able to ... .
    1. speak fluently in Japanese.
    2. converse in simple Japanese.
    3. conduct business deals in Japanese.
    4. translate English to Japanese easily.
  3. Certificates will be awarded to people who ... at least eight out of ten sessions.
    1. conduct
    2. attend
    3. teach
    4. learn
  4. How long will the course be held?
    1. Two hours
    2. Three hours
    3. Four hours
    4. Five hours
Look at the table to answer questions 19 and 20
Route NoCity HallMain & SpringOakdaleShopping MallCity University
12 A1.152.20-2.192.28
22 B2.35-2.53-3.15
23 C3.153.24-3.42-
34 A4.
  1. Which bus carries passengers from Main and Spring to Oakdale?
    1. 12 A
    2. 22 B
    3. 22 C
    4. 34 A
  2. How long does it take from City Hal to Shopping Mal by bus number 23C?
    1. 27 minutes
    2. 29 minutes
    3. 37 minutes
    4. 49 minutes
Read the text to answer question no 21 to 25
Once upon a time there was a poor widow who had an only son named Jack. They were so poor that they didn’t have anything except a cow. When the cow had grown too old, his mother sent Jack to the market to sell it. On the way to the market, Jack met the butcher who had some beautiful beans in his hand. The butcher told the boy the beans were of great value and persuaded the silly lad to sell the cow for the beans. Jack brought them happily. When he told his mother about this, his mother became so angry that she threw the beans out of the window.

When Jack woke up in the morning, he felt the sun shining into a part of his room, but all the rest was quite dark and shady. So he jumped to the window. What did he see? The beanstalk which ran up just like a big ladder.

He climbed ... till last he reached the sky. While looking around, he saw a very huge castle. He was very amused. Then Jack walked along the part leading to the castle. There was big a big tall woman on the doorstep. Jack greeted her and asked for giantess’ mercy to give him breakfast, because he felt very hungry. Although the giantess grumbled at first, finally she gave Jack a hunk of bread and cheese and jag of milk. Jack hadn’t finished when the whole house began to tremble with noise of someone’s coming. “Oh! It’s my husband” cried the giantess. She opened a very big cupboard and hid Jack there. “What on earth shall I do?”
  1. Where did Jack sell his cow?
    1. At castle
    2. At the market
    3. At the butcher’s house
    4. On the way to the market.
  2. What is the story about?
    1. Jack and the butcher
    2. Jack and the giantess
    3. A poor widow and his son
    4. Jack and the beanstalk
  3. “Oh! It’s my husband” cried the giantess. “What on earth shall I do?”
    We can conclude that giantess is ... her husband.
    1. Afraid of
    2. Angry with
    3. Fed up with
    4. Displeased with
  4. Jack’s mother looked very furious when Jack told that ... .
    1. The beans were precious.
    2. The butcher bought his cow.
    3. He traded his cow for the beans.
    4. The beanstalk grew bigger.
  5. What do we learn from the text?
    1. Sincerity make Jack get something precious.
    2. Jack’s mother was a furious mother.
    3. Poverty makes people hopeless.
    4. The giantess took pity on Jack.
This text is for questions 26 to 28
Lance Armstrong’s Discovery Channel won the team time trial of the Tour de France on Tuesday, giving the six-time champion the overall race lead. The 33 year-old American led his team to victory for the third straight year in the time trial, clocking 1 hour, 10 minutes, 40 second for the 67.5 kilometers trek from Tour to Blois. Team CSC placed the second, 2 second behind.
  1. What is the news about?
    1. The tour de France
    2. The teams in the race
    3. The discovery Channel Team
    4. The victorious team of Amstrong’s.
  2. “... led his team to victory”. The closest meaning to the underlined word is ... .
    1. Joy
    2. Success
    3. Defeat
    4. Conquer
  3. What is team CSC’s time ?
    1. 1 hour, 10 minutes, 38 seconds.
    2. 1 hour, 10 minutes, 40 seconds.
    3. 1 hour, 10 minutes, 42 seconds.
    4. 1 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds.
The text is for question 29 to 31
You know there’s lemon juice, lime juice, grape juice, but what about watermelon juice? Here is a great way to make it and add it to your tropical breakfast.
  • Watermelon
  • Bowl, rubber container, or plate
  • Fork
  • Knife
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Cutting Board
  • Plastic or glass pitcher
  • Electric blender
  1. Slice the watermelon on a cutting board. Cut them into pieces about 1 inch thick.
  2. Put the watermelon slice into bowl, rubber container, or on to a plate, using fork to prevent messiness.
  3. Put the watermelon in the blender. Add sugar or sweetener, if desired. Pour in a couple of cups of cold water and some ice cubes.
  4. Blend well until smooth.
  5. Serve over lots of ice.
  1. How many things do we need to make watermelon juice?
    1. 5
    2. 8
    3. 9
    4. 10
  2. "Add sugar or sweetener". The sentence means ... .
    1. Sugar is sour.
    2. Sugar is bitter.
    3. Sugar is delicious.
    4. The sweetener is the same as sugar.
  3. What is the purpose of the text above?
    1. To show the watermelon juice.
    2. To describe the watermelon juice.
    3. To tell how to make watermelon juice.
    4. To retell the making of watermelon.
The text is for questions number 32 - 33
Annual Promo Special
Seven days only storewide
At Al DC World Bookstore
  1. From the text we know that ....
    1. The promo will last for two weeks.
    2. All items get more than a 40% discount.
    3. We can get discount at any DC World Bookstores.
    4. Al DC World Bookstores are wide enough to shop.
  2. How frequent is the promo?
    1. Once a week
    2. Twice a month
    3. Once a year
    4. Twice a year
The text is for question 34 to 36
I have a pet. It is a dog and I call it Brownie. Brownie is a Chinese breed. It is small, fluty and cute. It has got thick black fur. When I cuddle it, the fur feels soft. Brownie doesn’t like bones. Everyday I give food like steamed rice, fish or bread. Every morning I give her milk and bread. When I am at school Brownie plays with my cat. They get along well and never fight because Brownie doesn’t bark a lot. Brownie is really a sweet and friendly animal.
  1. The purpose of the text is ....
    1. To describe a particular animal
    2. To entertain the readers
    3. To tell about past events
    4. To share with readers
  2. What does the text tell us about?
    1. Brownie
    2. My cat
    3. A friendly animal
    4. A cute animal
  3. What does the writer feed Brownie with every morning?
    1. Steamed rice and fish
    2. Milk and bread
    3. Fish and bread
    4. Bread and steamed rice.
School announcement
Friday November 27th,2011
There will be a short girl’s basketball meeting right after school TONIGHT in the high school library. Everything needs to be turned in on Friday. Mitchell Lahr and Kira Eng need to get their permission form to Mr.Discher by the end of the day today. If you are riding the suburban tomorrow, be here no later than 7.20. Have a great weekend!
  1. When will the basketball meeting be held?
    1. On Thursday night
    2. On Friday night
    3. Next Friday
    4. Last Friday
  2. “If you are riding the suburban tomorrow ....”
    What does the underlined word refer to?
    1. Kira Eng and Lahr’s students
    2. Mitchell Lahr and Kira Eng
    3. Mr. Discher’s principal
    4. All students of the school
  3. “Everything needs to be turned in on Friday”
    The phrase “to be turned in“ has similar meaning to ... .
    1. Studied
    2. Checked
    3. Discussed
    4. Submitted
The text is for question 40 to 42
Dietary Supplement
600 mg 100 Soft gels
Supplement Facts
Serving size: 1 soft gel

Amount per 1 soft gel% Daily Value*
Vitamin D200 IU50
Calcium (from milk)600 mg60
Zinc15 mg*
*Daily value has not been established

Other ingredients: Gelatin, Glycerin, Purified Water
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take one soft gel for adults daily.

Manufactured for:
Walnut, CA 91789
Made in U.S.A.
EXP 04 27 10
LOT 2 75 61
  1. When would it be best to consume the product?
    1. before April 27th, 2010
    2. after April 4th, 2010
    3. during April 4th, 2010
    4. on April 4th, 2010
  2. How many soft gels does someone take everyday?
    1. 1 gel
    2. 15 mg
    3. 200 IU
    4. 600 mg
  3. “Daily value has not been established.”
    What is the meaning of the underlined word?
    1. ordered
    2. determined
    3. carried
    4. helped
Read the text to answer questions 43 to 45
Date: Wed,2nd January of 2013 16.33-0700 (PDT)

Have you opened the present? Just see and you will love it. I am afraid I can’t see you tomorrow. Four friends are coming to my house. How about next two days? Let’s find some time to talk.
  1. Who sent the e-mail?
    1. Parama Satria
    2. English on sky
    3. Curly boy
    4. Butet
  2. What is the purpose of writing the e-mail ?
    1. Giving information to someone
    2. Postponing an appointment
    3. Congratulating someone
    4. Making an appointment
  3. “Let’s find some time to talk”
    The sentence above means ... .
    1. The writer was a little bit busy.
    2. The right time to talk is missing.
    3. The writer asked for the right time to meet.
    4. The time of the meeting was already decided.
Read the text to answer questions 46 to 48
Susan is standing in front of her ... (46). She is thinking about what to wear to Virna’s party. Her mother has bought her a new dress. But she can’t wear it. Her sister borrowed it and she hasn’t returned it yet. She can’t ... (47) her blue dress either. She has worn it to Emmy's party. The red blouse looks good, but she has lost its matching skirt. It is 3.30 Bobby has promised to come and ... (48) her at 4, but she hasn’t found the right dress yet.
    1. table
    2. mirror
    3. wardrobe
    4. television
    1. Wear
    2. Postpone
    3. Finish
    4. Read
    1. Write
    2. Return
    3. Bring
    4. Fetch
  1. Arrange these words into good notice.
    Here – please – purchases – your – place
    1. 3 – 4 – 5 – 1 – 2
    2. 5 – 4 – 2 – 3 – 1
    3. 2 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 1
    4. 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 – 5
  2. Choose the right order of the following sentences into a good paragraph.
    1. He went to a big tree last night.
    2. Anton wanted to be a rich man soon.
    3. The boy was watching when he put it under the tree.
    4. He brought the offering there.
    5. The next day Anton went there again.
    6. He stole the offering fast.
    7. He hoped became rich, but actual y he was stil poor.
    8. He wondered that the offering lost.
    9. He thought God ate it.

    1. 2 – 1 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 - 9 – 7 – 8
    2. 2 – 1 – 3 – 5 – 4 – 6 – 7 - 9 – 8
    3. 2 – 1 – 4 – 3 – 6 – 5 – 8 – 8 - 7
    4. 2 – 1 – 4 – 6 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 7 - 9


April 15th, 2013: Corrections on nbr 17, 20, 28, 50.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Prediksi UN Bahasa Inggris SMK - Reading Section - Try Out 6 - SKL 2012/2103

5. Error Recognition: Questions 16 to 20, choose the inappropriate structure in the sentences below.
  1. Sita: "Those twins are very identical. I can hardly differ one from another."
    Umi: "Well, Ani has longest hair than Ana."
    Sita: "I agree with you. However, when they are wearing veils, we can’t see that."
  2. The structure of Borobudur temple, who is composed of 55,000 square meters of lava-rock, is erected on the hill in the form of a stepped pyramid of six rectangular stories, three circular terraces, and a central stupa forming the summit.
  3. Gandi: "Do you know Jana? What does she look like?"
    Kenny: "She is beautiful, tall, and slim. She have a long wavy hair and black eyes."
  4. Kiki: "What’s the matter? You look worried."
    Ima: "There have been many victims of Dengue fever. I don’t know what to do to prevent it."
    Kiki: "If I am you, I would clean my environment."
  5. Wati: "You look very beautifully with that dress." Rini: "Thank you. My father bought it for me on my birthday." Wati: "What a lovely dress. It must be very expensive."
6. Reading Comprehension: In questions 21 – 30, choose the best answer to each question. Questions 21-23 refer to the following letter.
From: Industrial Relations Office
To: All Regular Staff
Date: July3rd, 2012
Sub: Introduction of hourly-rate employees

Effective July10th, thirty new employees will begin working in our production plant on an hourly-rate basis. This is an experiment to determine whether hourly employment would give better results for all aspects of our enterprise. The new employees know that they are part of an experiment. Management encourages regular staff to discuss the program among themselves and with the new employees. After six months, we will assess the program to learn any lessons it may have for us. Meanwhile, we welcome staff comment.
  1. What can be said about the new employees?
    1. They will be part of an experiment.
    2. They will be paid the same as regular staff.
    3. They will work longer hours than regular staff.
    4. They will work different hours from regular staff.
  2. What will happen after six months?
    1. The program will be evaluated.
    2. Everybody will be given a test.
    3. The program will be stopped.
    4. All employees will be put on the same status.
  3. Which of the following is closest in meaning to “employees”?
    1. Employers
    2. Jobs
    3. Workers
    4. Salaries
Questions 24-26 refer to the following text.
It started from 1902 when Teddy’s bear looked sweet, innocent, and upright instead of looking violent and standing on all four paws like previous toy bears. Because of its new friendly appearance, this toy bear made a hit with the buying public. Ideal Novelty and Toy Company founded the first teddy bear manufacturer in the United States as to fulfill the strong demand of this toy.
  1. What happened in 1902?
    1. Teddy’s bear stood on all four paws.
    2. Teddy’s bear manufacturer was founded.
    3. Teddy’s bear appearance changed.
    4. Teddy’s bear became violent.
  2. What was the new teddy bear like?
    1. Violent
    2. Friendly
    3. Strong
    4. Less innocent
  3. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “founded” in the text above?
    1. Purchased
    2. Requested
    3. Sold
    4. Established
Questions 27-28 refer to the following information.
Regulations for Visitors of Probolinggo Museum
1. Buy a ticket before entering the gate.
2. Leave all your belongings before entering the building.
3. Eating, drinking, and smoking are not allowed in the building.
4. Do not turn on the radio or tape recorder inside the building.
5. Touching the antiquities is prohibited.
6. Do not take pictures of the antiquities.
  1. What should the visitors do before they come into the gate?
    1. Buy a ticket.
    2. Take a picture.
    3. Eat and drink.
    4. Leave their belongings.
  2. What’s the antonym of the word “prohibited” in rule no. 5?
    1. Permitted
    2. Forbidden
    3. Suggested
    4. Avoided
Questions 29-30 refer to the following announcement.
On behalf of the government, City Mayor invites you as a guest in the Independence Fair Opening Ceremony;
Day/date: Tuesday, November 12, 2009
Time: 04:00 p.m.
Place: City Stadium
Due to the limited time and place, your attendance will be highly appreciated. Thank you for your attention.
City Mayor
H. Zainuddin
  1. Where will the ceremony be held?
    1. In another city
    2. In a guest house
    3. At the city stadium
    4. At the mayor’s office
  2. What should you do after receiving this invitation letter?
    1. Attend the event on time
    2. Contact the city mayor
    3. Reply the letter
    4. Hold a ceremony
7. Incomplete Dialog: Questions 31 to 40, choose the most appropriate answer
  1. Via: "What should we do to be a successful student?"
    Tini: "... as well as possible so that all activities can be done."
    1. You should manage your time
    2. You may not manage your time
    3. You will manage your time
    4. You have managed your time
  2. Operator: "Subscription Division, Jawa Pos Daily. May I help you?"
    Woman: "Yes, I’d like to subscribe to Jawa Pos."
    Operator: "...?"
    Woman: "This is Jenny Arnita."
    1. May I talk to Jenny Arnita?
    2. Shall I call you with your last name?
    3. May I know who’s calling, please?
    4. Who do you want to speak to?
  3. Ani: "When did you come back from the job training program in Surabaya?"
    Gita: "I arrived yesterday."
    Ani: "...."
    Gita: "Oh yes. It was a very useful training."
    1. Will you enjoy the training?
    2. Did you have a great time?
    3. Are you going to attend the training?
    4. Would you come to the training?
  4. Mimi: "It’s already lunch time. I’m starving."
    Sella: "Let’s eat at the cafeteria, then."
    Mimi: ".... I’m rather bored with the food there."
    1. Why don’t we have something different?
    2. What about having lunch together?
    3. What do you usually have for lunch?
    4. What would you like to have?
  5. Heru: "What do you do in your spare time?"
    Ina: ".... My friends and I usually go to the malls every weekend, just to look at things."
    1. I work in a mall.
    2. I like window-shopping
    3. I usually spare my time.
    4. I often drive for a picnic.
  6. Customer: "I’d like to let you know that the software I bought yesterday is not working."
    Progammer: "I’m sorry to hear that. ...."
    Customer: "Please do. Thank you."
    1. Please try again to make sure.
    2. Please buy again and I guarantee it will be working.
    3. Let me check what the problem is.
    4. Let me know if you can repair it yourself.
  7. Irma: "We have to finish the report today. The deadline’s tomorrow."
    Gita : "Yes, I wish we knew about the deadline earlier. What’s your plan?"
    Irma: "I think ...."
    1. I worked late last night.
    2. I’ve always tried to finish the report.
    3. I prefer hard work tonight.
    4. I’m going to work overtime this evening.
  8. Zaki: "Did you send an application letter to the company?"
    Ahmad: "No, I didn’t. ...."
    1. I prefer studying than getting a job.
    2. I'd rather work than continue my study.
    3. I like working better than studying.
    4. I prefer continuing my study to working.
  9. Umi: "..., but now he has stopped the bad habit."
    Ari: "He should do that for his own health."
    1. My father used to smoke cigarettes
    2. My father likes smoking cigarettes
    3. My father is used to smoking cigarettes
    4. My father always smokes cigarettes
  10. Teddy: "Where’s Ms. Iriana? She’s not in her office."
    Ruli: "I think ...."
    1. She attends a meeting
    2. She is attending a meeting
    3. She will attend a meeting
    4. She attended a meeting
8. Cloze Test: Choose the most appropriate word or phrase to complete the texts.
Questions 41 – 44 refer to the following letter
Dear James,

Welcome to Melbourne.
Our office is ...(41)... Riverdale Road, Camberwell. It’s 24 kilometers east of the city of Melbourne. As you get off the train and come out of the Flinders street station, you will find St. Kilda Street. You can reach our office ...(42)... train. Take Train no. 70 from the corner of St. Kilda Street and Batman Street not far from Flinders street station just near the Yarra River. The train will ...(43)... you to the Riverdale Road. Just after your train crosses Camberwell Junction, you will see our office, National Australia Bank, 5 Riverdale Road, Vic. Tel (03) 137022. It’s on your right, opposite the Camberwell market. ...(44)... me if you need any help.

Best wishes,
Andrea Flew
Personnel Manager
    1. in
    2. Sukses UAN SMK
    3. at
    4. on
    5. by
    1. on
    2. by
    3. in
    4. from
    1. take
    2. move
    3. go
    4. leave
    1. Calls
    2. Called
    3. Call
    4. Caling
Questions 45 – 47 refer to the following announcement
Due ...(45)... the high volume of customers at our spring sale, we cannot guarantee that all items pictured in this ...(46)... will be available in all sizes and color at all stores. We appreciate your ...(47)..., and encourage you to shop early at the best selection.
    1. from
    2. with
    3. to
    4. by
    1. advertisement
    2. advertise
    3. advertised
    4. advertiser
    1. understand
    2. understanding
    3. understood
    4. understandable
Questions 48 – 50 refer to the following advertisement
  1. Female, attractive and representative ...(48)..., age max. 30 years.
  2. A degree from a reputable Secretarial academy with min. 5 years of experience.
  3. ...(49)... in written and spoken English.
  4. Computer literacy, excellent communication skills.
Please send your ...(50)... attached with Curriculum Vitae & recent photograph within 5 days of this advertisement to:
PO Box 352 Asabri 3771
    1. appear
    2. appearance
    3. appearing
    4. appeared
    1. Fluency
    2. Fluent
    3. Fluently
    4. Affluent
    1. apply
    2. applied
    3. applicable
    4. application
This is the end of the test.