Monday, April 29, 2013

Which is Right? "Would you like" or "Do you like"?

I often notice my students confuse and misuse the phrase "Would you like" and "Do you like". They don't know the differences between these two phrases. Most of them think that they have similar meaning and that the word "like" in "would like" is used to ask about preference or choice in general. ESL learners should note that the phrase "Would you like" does not mean the same as "Do you like".

In this post, we are going to learn how to use "Would you like" and "Do you like" correctly.

Would you like ...?Do you like ...?
We use "Would you like ...?"
  • to offer things.
  • to invite somebody.
We use "Do you like ...?" to ask about preference.
"I'd like (I would like) ...." is a polite way to say "I want ...."."I like ...." is similar in meaning to "I think it's nice to ....", to talk about preference in general.
  1. Using "Would you like" to offer things

    • "Would you like some coffee?" ~ "No, thank you."
    • "Would you like an orange?" ~ "Yes, please."
    • "What would you like, tea or coffee?" ~ "Tea, please."
  2. Using "Would you like" to invite somebody.

    • "Would you like to go for a walk?" ~ "Why not? Let's."
    • "Would you like to come for dinner tomorrow night?" ~ "Yes. I'd love to."
    • "What would you like to do this weekend?" ~ "I think I'll go to the beach with my friends."
  3. Using "I'd like" as a polite way to say "I want".

    • "I'm hungry. I'd like something to eat."
    • "I'd like some information about hotels, please."
    • "I'd like to see his performance at the hall this evening."
  4. Comparing "would like" and "like".

    • "Would you like some apples (Do you want some apples)?" ~ "Yes, please."
    • "Do you like apples (Do you think apples are nice)?" ~ "Yes, I do. It's my favorite fruit."
    • "Would you like to go for a picnic this weekend (Do you want to go for a picnic this weekend)?" ~ "Yes, I'd love to."
    • "Do you like going for a picnic?" (in general) ~ "Not really. I seldom go for a picnic."
    • "I'd like an orange, please. (Can I have an orange?)"
    • "I like oranges." (in general)
    • What would you like to do next weekend? (What do you want to do next weekend?)
      I'm going to stay at home.
    • "What do you like to do at weekends?" ~ "I like doing some DIY's."

Exercise 1: Use "Would you like ...?", "I'd like ...." or "Do you like ...?"

You are offering your friend a lift. You say: ....
Answer: "Would you like a lift?"
  1. You want to go to the museum on Sunday morning. Perhaps your friend will go with you.
    You say: ....
  2. You want to go dining out this evening. Perhaps your friend want to go too.
    You say: ....
  3. You ask your friend whether he/she likes action movies.
    You say: ....
  4. You are offering your friend something to drink.
    You say: ....
  5. You ask your friend whether he/she likes reading.
    You say: ....
  6. You ask your friend whether she likes dancing.
    You say: ....
  7. You want to dance. You offer your friend to dance with you.
    You say: ....
  8. You work at a travel agent. You ask a customer politely whether he/she wants to pay by credit card or cash.
    You say: ....
  9. You want to know whether your friend likes his/her present job.
    You say: ....
  10. You are trying on a shirt but it's too small. You want a bigger size.
    You say: ....

Exercise 2: Which is right?

  1. "Do you like / Would you like some bread?" ~ "Yes, please."
  2. "Do you like/Would you like fishing?" ~ "Yes, very much. I usually go fishing in weekends."
  3. "Do you like/Would you like to leave a message?" ~ "No, thanks. I'll call back after lunch."
  4. "What do you like/would you like?" ~ "Chicken fried rice and orange juice, please."
  5. "What do you like/would you like to have for lunch?" ~ "Some rice, fish and vegetables."
  6. "What color do you like/would you like?" ~ "Blue is my favorite."
  7. "Do you like/Would you like tea or coffee?" ~ "Coffee, please."
  8. "How do you like/would you like your coffee?" ~ "With cream and sugar, please."
  9. "I like/would like to reserve a room, please." ~ "When is that for, Sir?"
  10. "Do you like/Would you like living in a big city?" ~ "No. I prefer living in a quiet place."
Murphy Raymond, Essential Grammar in Use, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom, 1998

Friday, April 26, 2013

Business English Dialog: At The Bank - Changing Money

English for business contextual dialog:

Customer:Good morning. Where can I change some money?
Clerk:Over there, Madam, at the Foreign Exchange counter.
Customer:What's the rate today, please?
Clerk:What currency, madam?
Customer:United States dollars, please.
Clerk:Are you buying or selling, Madam?
Customer:I'd like to change dollars into rupiah.
Clerk:We can give you 9,300 rupiah per dollar, Madam.
Customer:That's a rather poor rate of exchange, isn't it?
Clerk:Yes. It's lower than usual, Madam. The dollar has slightly dropped.
Customer:Is that the official rate of exchange?
Clerk:Yes, it is, Madam. It will be the same in all the banks.
Customer:What about the money changers?
Clerk:I'm sorry. I don't know what their rate will be, Madam. It could be slightly higher or lower than ours.
Customer:The reason I'm asking is that I want to change a large amount.
Clerk:I understand, Madam.
Customer:Oh, well. Never mind. I'll go ahead and change it here. I'd like to cash these travellers cheques.
Clerk:Very good, Madam. Would you countersign the cheques, please? How much would you like to change, Madam?
Customer:1,000 US$, please.
Clerk:Where are you staying, please, Madam?
Customer:I'm staying privately. I'll give you the address.
Clerk:How would you like to have it, Madam? Our largest note is 100,000 rupiah.
Customer:That'll be fine.
Clerk:There we are, Madam.
Customer:Thank you very much.
Clerk:You're most welcome, madam.

Exercise: Answer the following questions.

  1. What would the woman like to do in the bank?
  2. What currency does she want?
  3. Is she buying or selling?
  4. What does she think about the rate?
  5. What rate would she get if she went to another bank?
  6. What does she decide to do then?
  7. How much does she want to change?
  8. How much does she get in rupiah?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Young Brahmana and The Demon ~ Folktale from India ~ Narrative Text

Kompetensi Dasar:Reading: 5.2 Merespon makna dan langkah retorika teks tulis esei secara akurat, lancar dan berterima dalam konteks kehidupan sehari-hari dan untuk mengakses ilmu pengetahuan dalam teks berbentuk: recount, narrative, dan procedure.

A long time ago, there lived a young man with his old mother in a village. In spite of the Brahmana caste they belonged to, they lived in poverty and all they had was a little hut and a piece of land on which they planted some vegetables for a living.

The old woman wanted her son to marry a woman, so that she would have a daughter in law who would help her with the house chores. However, the young Brahmana was too poor to afford even the most humble wedding. He was sad because of this.

One day he made a decision. He would go to the city and only return home when he had enough money to marry a woman. He wanted to make his mother happy. "I'll go to the city," said the young man to his mother. "I'll raise some money. When I return, I'll get married and we'll live happily." His mother disagreed because she didn't want her son to be away from her. She tried to hold him back and change his mind, but her son was determined to leave.

Meanwhile, a demon who lived on an old tree near the hut heard their conversation. He thought, "It's a golden opportunity to live in the hut. As soon as the Brahmana leaves, I'll assume his shape and pretend to be him. I'll live comfortably in the hut and have my meals prepared everyday. I'm tired of living on this cold old tree. I'm tired of being a ghost."

One night, not long after the young man had left for the city, the demon took the shape of the young Brahmana and went to the hut. While knocking at the door, he said in a loud voice, "Mother, it's me. I'm back."

The old woman was surprised to hear what she thought to be her son's voice and immediately opened the door. She asked, "You said you would be away for quite long. What has happened? Are you sick?"

Pretending to be her son, the demon answered, "I've changed my mind, Mother. I just can't leave you alone. I will stay and take care of you." The old woman cried. She was happy to have her son back. Then, she prepared a nice dinner for him. Since then, the demon lived in the hut as the old woman's son. It was much more comfortable than living on the cold old tree.

A year later, the young Brahmana went home. He knocked at the door happily. To his surprise, when the door opened, he saw a young man who looked exactly like him. The young man stood at the door and looked at him with furious eyes. "Who are you? What are you doing here?" he asked rudely.

The young Brahmana was shocked, and asked back, "Hey, who are you? What are you doing here in my house?" He called his mother, "Mother, what has happened? Who is this young man?"

However, his mother didn't seem to recognize him. She said angrily, "What do you mean? He is my son. Who are you?" The young Brahmana tried to convince her that he was her true son. It was all in vain. His mother and the demon slammed the door and left him outside.

Not knowing what to do, the young Brahmana went to the King and told him about what had happened. The King listened attentively, then ordered both young men to appear before him. The King looked at them carefully, one after the other. He was confused since they looked exactly the same. The King then asked them questions. However, he was still unable to tell which of the two young men was the old woman's true son.

One day, while he was on his way home from the King’s castle trying to convince the King, he met a boy who was playing near a field. The boy asked him, “Why do you look so sad?”

The young Brahmana replied in a desperate voice, “No one can help me. I’m homeless. A stranger has lived in my home and my mother believes that he is me, her true son. There’s no justice in this kingdom.”

“Come and meet our King,” said the boy. “Tell him about your problem. I’m sure he can help you.”

“I have met the King. He can’t help me,” replied the young Brahmana.

“No, not that King. Let me take you to our King,” said the boy.

“Who’s your King? There could be no other king in this kingdom,” said the young Brahmana. However, the boy soon took the Brahmana’s hand and led him to his friends who were gathering in the field. They were sitting in circle, surrounding a boy with a bright face who was sitting on a mound in the middle of the field. The boy bowed before him and said, “Your Majesty, this young man wishes to tell you about his strange problem. He is seeking for justice.”

“We will listen to you. Now tell us about your problem, good young Man,” said the boy who seemed to be their king. The young Brahmana thought it was a joke and started to get angry. However, the little king's words convinced the Brahmana and he was now willing to tell him about his problem.

"I will help you," said the little 'King', "I will solve it tomorrow. However, the King, his ministers, and the whole village must be present here."

The Brahmana had no other choice but to go to the King and ask him to come. Fortunately, instead of becoming offended with the request, the King was curious about how the little "King" would solve the problem.

On the following day, the King, his ministers, his escorts, and the whole village gathered on the field. So did the young Brahmana, his mother, and the demon, who was still confident that the little "King" would not be able to solve a mystery that the King could not solve.

As the boy bowed before him, the King said in a stern voice, "I'm here because you've promised us to solve this young Brahmana's problem. If you fail, I will give you a severe punishment."

"Alright, Your Majesty," said the boy calmly. Everybody was waiting anxiously. The King who ruled the kingdom only stood there and watched him as he sat down on the mound. Then, the boy showed a bottle with a long and narrow neck, and said, "Whichever of the two young men who is able to enter the bottle is the true son of the old woman. He is also the rightful owner of the hut."

The Brahmana was shocked to hear what seemed to be an unfair judgment. However, before he could say a word of protest, the demon, who at that time was sure that he would win, suddenly made himself smaller and smaller. He turned into a small insect, and flew into the bottle. As soon as he entered the bottle, the young "King" closed the bottle tightly.

He said to the audience, "He is a demon who has assumed the young man's shape. He has convinced everyone, even the young man's mother. In fact, this young man is the true son of the old woman." Then he asked the young Brahmana to take the bottle and throw it away into the sea.

The King, who was pleased with the brilliant solution, asked, "How can you be so wise at your age?"

"We are not more than cowherds, Your Majesty. We come here to let our cows graze. One day, we found this mound, which seemed to be a perfect place for us to play on. Then, we built our own little castle here. We believe that he who sits on the mound will gain the wisdom and ability to solve even the most complicated problem. We sit on it in turn, and today it happens to be mine. I don't have such power, Your Majesty. It is all due to this magical mound," the little boy explained.

Filled with curiosity, the King ordered his men to dig the mound. What they found below was a beautiful throne which looked like a stage, decorated with pearls and jewelry and held up by thirty-two sculptures of beautiful goddesses.

The King wanted to sit on the throne. Suddenly, before he could even touch the throne, a voice was heard. "No, don't," it said. "The throne belongs to Raja Wikrama. Before you can sit on it, prove us that you have the same courage and wisdom as Raja Wikrama's. Now listen, we will tell you how wise Raja Wikrama is."

Then, in turn, the thirty-two goddesses told the tales about the courage and wisdom of Raja Wikrama. Soon after the last story was told, the thirty-two goddesses lifted the throne high up in the air, then flew and disappeared.

* * *
The thirty two tales told by the goddesses are popular in India, known as the Simhasana Battisi, 'the thirty two tales of the Throne.'


The Asian Cultural Center for Unesco, Dongeng-Dongeng Asia Untuk Anak-Anak jilid lima. Jakarta, PT. Dunia Pustaka Jaya, 1976.
Retold in English by Prastowo Ismanto.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

How to Educate ESL Students

If you are an ESL teacher, or you care about teaching ESL students, you will find the following article interesting. It talks about the structure as well as the pros and cons of both bilingual education and English immersion method in teaching ESL students. I'm glad to share it in my blog because I am sure it will give us, especially ESL teachers, more reference and insight about teaching English. Here is an introductory note written for Mister Guru by Brittany Behrman, the author.

Which ESL teaching method provides the best dual-language education for students: Bilingual Education or English Immersion? As part of its Top ESL Blogs Award, the eCollegeFinder blog took a deeper look into how the two programs are structured and the pros and cons of each.

Thanks to Mister Guru for helping us to inform readers on this important division. We hope that this whitepaper helps teachers, parents, and English Language Learners alike to formulate a strong opinion on the matter!

Click here to read “How to Educate ESL Students”.

About the author:
Brittany Behrman is a staff writer for the eCollegeFinder blog. In 2012, the blog ran a series on ESL and held an industry-first competition, cobranded by Language Magazine, to determine the Top ESL Blogs, as voted by its readers. The eCollegeFinder blog’s parent site, eCollegeFinder is an education portal that specializes in matching students with online colleges that offer 1,000s of different degree paths, including certificate programs for those wishing to teach English Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Monday, April 22, 2013

Prediksi UN Bahasa Inggris SMP - Try Out 5 - SKL 2012/2013

Kumpulan latihan soal dan prediksi Ujian Nasional Bahasa Inggris tingkat SMP/MTs sesuai Standar Kompetensi Lulusan (SKL) tahun ajaran 2012/2013.

Try Out Ujian Nasional Bahasa Inggris ke-5.

Choose the correct answer by crossing A,B,C, or D based on the question given.


  1. What does the text mean?
    1. Don’t bring drugs to school.
    2. Don’t bring drugs and weapons to school.
    3. Don’t bring weapons to school.
    4. School is free from violators.

  2. Dear Vanessa,

    Receiving a scholarship to study at a famous university is a pride. Congrats! We’re happy for you. Keep your spirit and motivation. Hope you will be the best of the best.

  3. What is the purpose of the text?
    1. To inform about a scholarship.
    2. To congratulate Vanessa.
    3. To show Vanessa happiness.
    4. To motivate Vanessa to maintain spirit and motivation.
Text for questions nbr. 3 to 4
From: donita_sw@

Dear Fanny,

Thank you for your letter. l’m very happy to hear that you’re planning to come to Manado this holiday.

There are nice places to visit in my hometown. There’s a beautiful beach called Boulevard Beach. It is a very suitable place to hang out with friends or family, especially in the afternoon when the sun sets in the west. If you like diving or snorkeling, we have Bunaken Marine Park. l bet you’ve heard of that name before. Yeah, this place is very well known for its coral reefs and sea animals. There are many more that l can’t describe individually. Please come and l’ll show you these places. I guarantee that you’ll have a great time during your stay here.

I very much look forward to seeing you.

Your best friend,
  1. From the e-mail, we can conclude that ....
    1. Fanny will visit Donita
    2. Fanny lives in Manado
    3. We can see the sunrise at Boulevard Beach
    4. Fanny and Donita will go to Manado on a vacation
  2. What is the main idea of the above passage?
    1. The best diving site in the world.
    2. A good place for diving and snorkeling.
    3. The best view of Boulevard Beach, at sunset.
    4. Interesting places in Manado.
Text for questions no 5 to 7

Chicago is one of the biggest cities in the United States. We can find many skyscrapers at every corner of the city. There are many interesting spots worth-seeing. One of the most popular attractions for both locals and tourists in Chicago is Cloud Gate. This interactive sculpture is essentially a giant stainless steel bean that acts as a mirror. It reflects 80% of the city’s skyline on its surface. Spectators can see their images distort as they walk around the sculpture or underneath its 9-foot arch. The best viewing time is at night, when the lights from Chicago skyscrapers illuminate the bean’s surface.

  1. The text mainly tells us about ....
    1. the interesting places in Chicago
    2. the description of Cloud Gate
    3. the view of Chicago city at night
    4. the attractions of Cloud Gate
  2. Why is the best time to visit Cloud Gate, at night?
    1. There is a firework show.
    2. There are many stars in the sky.
    3. There will be many people visiting the place.
    4. The lights-from skyscrapers will illuminate the bean’s surface.
  3. “... can see their images distort as they walk .... (Paragraph 2).
    The underlined word is similar to ....
    1. form
    2. change
    3. create
    4. reflect
The following text is for question 8 to 11

One day, a young wanderer got lost in the wood. Suddenly, he saw a light from an old hut. He knocked on the door, and an old woman opened it. She was crying. She said that a devil had stolen her magic candle. The candle cloud grant anything she asked. The wanderer asked her where the devil lived. “in a castle not far from here,” said the old women The wanderer went to the castle.

There he found the devil, but he was old and weak. Therefore, when the wanderer grabbed the magic candle from the devil’s table and ran away, he couldn’t chase him. However, the wanderer was not a kind man. He didn’t return the candle to the old woman, but kept it for himself. He lit the candle and made the wish, “I want to go far away from here.”

Suddenly, a genie appeared and took him to a beautiful palace. There was a party in the palace. The wanderer wanted to make some money. So, he lit the candle again and wished for some jewelry. He sold them to the guest and was soon making a lot of money. Then, a princess came to buy some jewelry, but there was nothing left. The wanderer fell in love with her and asked her to marry him. The kind princess said yes, and they got married the next day.

In his happiness, the wanderer told the princess about his adventure and the magic candle. Hearing that, the princess got very angry. At night, she lit the candle and wished the wanderer disappeared.

In the morning, the wanderer awoke and found himself back in his ugly house in the village.
  1. Why was the old woman crying? Because ....
    1. the wanderer did not return the candle.
    2. her magic candle had been stolen
    3. she couldn’t chase the wanderer
    4. the wanderer got married
  2. “at night, she lit the candle and wished ....” (paragraph 5)
    The underline word has similar meaning to ....
    1. asked
    2. hoped
    3. offered
    4. begged
  3. How many times did the wanderer lit the magic candle?
    1. Once
    2. Twice
    3. Three times
    4. Four times
  4. What is moral value of the text?
    1. Don’t be greedy.
    2. Women are fond of jewelry.
    3. Don’t cry although you are sad.
    4. Work hard in order to be successful
Text for questions nbr. 12 to 13
To: Liz

Sorry honey, I can’t keep my promise to go with you to the Mall tonight. I’ve to meet Mrs. Cathy at 07.00 pm. Please, don’t be angry.

  1. How is Liz’s mother feel about her promise?
    1. Impressed
    2. Confused
    3. Relieved
    4. Guilty
  2. Mom writes the text in order to ....
    1. apologize for not keeping the promise.
    2. remind Liz that she has a promise with her.
    3. tell Liz that she has to go to the meeting.
    4. say that she cannot meet her in the Mall.
Text for questions nbr. 14 to 15


The smart choice


250 rooms,Meeting room
TV cable, Swimming pool
Sport area, Restaurant 24 hours
Laundry service, Taxi service
Business centre, Full music

Proudly introduce the extraordinary kindly in Batu city. Find our facilities and use them in your second home combining business and happily.

Abdul Gani atas 47, Batu East Java Phone 0341 – 595595
  1. Which facilities do the visitors need to amuse themselves?
    1. TV cable
    2. Laundry
    3. Sport area
    4. Meeting room
  2. From the text we know that ....
    1. the guests must book before.
    2. the hotel is far from the centre of city.
    3. the hotel gives dangdut only to the guests
    4. there is a restaurant in the hotel opens for 24 hours
Text for questions nbr. 16 to 18

Kuta beach is ...(16)... for beach lovers, family holiday and a paradise for the surfers. Kuta beach ...(17)... one of popular tourist destinations for those who would like to enjoy the beauty of the beach, sunset and the hustle and bustle of nightlife in Kuta and Legian area. Besides, tourists have a chance to explore, to view and feel the characters of Balinese custom and culture which are very unique. The ...(18)... people, cozy atmosphere and amazing landscapes are really irresistible for us to visit. So welcome to this paradise.

    1. exhausting
    2. perfect
    3. flawed
    4. awful
    1. become
    2. became
    3. becomes
    4. becoming
    1. jealously
    2. enviably
    3. proudly
    4. friendly
Text for questions nbr. 19 - 20


To: All students of SMPN 2 Probolinggo

To celebrate the National Education Day, students body will hold some interesting programs such as English Speech Contest, debate, and Class Wall Magazine Competition.

When: March 2nd 2013 8 am onwards.
Where: School hall
  1. Based on the text we can say that ....
    1. the programs will last for 4 hours.
    2. the programs will be held in the morning.
    3. two competitions will be held.
    4. Mr. Andi is the organizer of the programs.
  2. “Students body will hold some interesting programs”.
    The underlined word is similar meaning with ....
    1. attacking
    2. exciting
    3. striking
    4. distracting
Text for questions nbr. 21 to 22
Dear teachers,

You’re invited to the meeting:
Day/Date: Saturday, 2nd February 2013 Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Teachers Office
Agenda : The report of the study tour

For the committee, please don’t forget to prepare the financial report.

Jackie Smith
The Principal

  1. From the text we can conclude that ....
    1. the students should attend the meeting.
    2. the meeting will be held at the school hall.
    3. the meeting will discuss the preparation for study tour
    4. the committee must report the financial
  2. What should the committee do after receiving the invitation?
    1. Make sure that the report is ready.
    2. Arrange the study tour immediately.
    3. Go to the teachers office.
    4. Report the meeting to the Principal.
Text for question no 23 to 25

It was early in the morning we left Ubud and travelled to Gili Air which is one of three islands of Lombok. It took 4 hours in total by boat. The travelling was not bad but it was a hot day. I said to Jane on the slow boat "It`s alright. It won`t be so hot and stuffy once we get moving.”

When we got to Gili Air it was still quiet so we were able to get a bungalow near the beach for about $ 15 a night plus breakfast. We shared our room with quite a number of geckos. Some of them were quite large ones.

The weather was still hot when I went diving. Jane waited for me at the seashore. She observed some fishermen who had just caught some fish. She did not want to dive because she had a trauma with sea animals. We had three days here which we spent walking around the island which takes about an hour. Every night, we sat on the couches near the beach and watched the waves and the stars.

It was a fantastic journey that I ever had.

  1. Jane did not join diving with the writer because ....
    1. the weather was hot at that time.
    2. she had a bad experience with sea animals.
    3. there were some fishermen catching the fish.
    4. she preferred to wait for the writer at the seashore.
  2. “It was a fantastic journey that I ever had.” (last paragraph)
    The underlined word is similar in meaning to ....
    1. meaningful
    2. wonderful
    3. interesting
    4. amazing
  3. We can conclude from the text we know that the hotel they stayed ini ....
    1. had geckos farm.
    2. was not luxurious.
    3. served lunch and dinner.
    4. only had bungalow.
Text for questions no 26 and 27

Pharmacists are the professionals who dispense medicines to the patients, as prescribed by the medical expert. In most of the cases, the experienced pharmacists can even prescribe some better drugs and medicines to the patients. One of the most important pharmacist job descriptions is the management of medicines and drugs in health care units and hospitals. The pharmacist job description also includes assisting the patients, advising the medical experts and helping the patients by recommending the right medicine.

Some of the job duties of a pharmacist are as follows; give advice and assist doctors or surgeons in matters relating to dosages and prescriptions to the patient. Monitor and analyze the health of the patient, with respect to the drugs that have been given to the patient. Answer the queries of the patients about the probable side effects and benefits of the drug therapy. Seek immediate help from the doctor in case the drug shows some side effects on the patient. Recommend drugs to visitors with minor ailments.

  1. What does the text tell us about?
    1. A pharmacist
    2. A drug therapy
    3. A medical expert
    4. A doctor and surgeon
  2. Which one is usually done by a pharmacist?
    1. Giving immediate help to the patients
    2. Recommending better drugs to patients
    3. Helping surgeon while doing an operation
    4. Giving drugs to patients with major ailments
Read this text to answer questions no 28 and 29

This mango smoothie tastes great, is low in fat and will give you a healthy immune system. Give it a try. A refreshing drink is for all occasions. Appreciate our Mango Smoothie.

Slice a large ripe mango in half. Cut horizontal and vertical lines across each of the pieces in a grid effect. Then turn the skin inside out to reveal equal sized chunks. Slice these chunks off the skin with the knife. Afterwards, pour 250 milliliters of yogurt and 150 milliliters of milk into a blender. Next add the mango, followed by 8 ice cubes. Put the lid on firmly, and blend until the mixture is smooth, or the consistency you desire. If the smoothie is too thin, add 1/2 a banana and blend again. This will also make it sweeter. Finally, pour into a glass, drop in a couple of straws and serve.

  1. What does the text above tell us about?
    1. It tells about the way to make a mango smoothie.
    2. It identifies the problems to make a mango smoothie.
    3. It promotes the importance of a mango smoothie.
    4. It describes the features of a mango smoothie.
  2. What should you do after pouring yoghurt and milk into a blender?
    1. Slice the chunks off the skin with a knife.
    2. Add the mango, followed by 8 ice cubes.
    3. Blend the mixture until it becomes smooth.
    4. Turn the skin inside out to reveal chunks.
  3. Choose the best arrangement of the words below to make a good sentence.
    listening to – Mr. Teddy – giving – are – is – advices – and – his students - him          1                            2                    3              4          5               6               7                      8                   9
    1. 2-5-3-6-7-8-4-1-9
    2. 2-5-1-4-3-9-8-6-7
    3. 2-5-1-8-7-4-6-3-9
    4. 2-5-3-6-8-1-7-9-4
  4. Arrange the sentences below to make a good story
    1. So, I took my bike at home and tried to deliver it.
    2. Fortunately,the owner of the wallet was my classmate’s neighbor.
    3. Yesterday when I was walking home, I found a wallet.
    4. After looking at the ID card, I knew that the address is quite far from my home.
    5. That is why my classmate and I could find the house easily.
    6. When I was looking for the address, I met my classmate.
    7. I found an Id card and some money in the wallet.
    8. Then, I stopped and asked him about the address
    1. 3 – 4 – 5 – 2 – 1 – 7 – 6 - 8
    2. 3 – 7 – 4 – 1 – 2 – 5 – 8 – 6
    3. 3 – 4 - 5 – 2 – 1 – 8 – 6 – 7
    4. 3 – 7 – 4 – 1 – 6 – 8 – 2 – 5
Read the text to answer questions no. 32 to 34

Ahmad Dhani is a famous Indonesian singer and musician. He created many songs because he is very talented in this section. Dhani was married to Maia Estianti (now divorce) and has three children. All of them are boys. They are Al, El, and Dul. Dhani is unique if you see his style in the daily activity. His style always changes. But, now he usually appears on TV with bald hair.A lot of people know that he is very talented person. You know, he can sing. He is a song writer, too. The songs that he makes are always very popular. Beside that, he is a good leader. There are many musical groups he manages such as Dewa 19, Triad, The Rock, Mahadewi, and The Virgin. They become very popular musical group undertaken his management.

  1. The following sentences are true about Ahmad Dhani, except ....
    1. Ahmad Dhani is a song writer.
    2. Ahmad Dhani is fashionable.
    3. Ahmad Dhani is Maia Estianti’s husband.
    4. Ahmad Dhani has three sons.
  2. What talents does Ahmad Dhani have?
    1. Song writer, singer, and good leader.
    2. Song writer, joker, and good leader.
    3. Singer, presenter, and good leader.
    4. Song writer, music conductor, and singer
  3. '... Dhani is unique if you see his style in the daily activity.'
    The word ‘style’ can be replaced by ....
    1. color
    2. unique
    3. type
    4. paint
The following text is for questions text 35 to 38

Long ago on the top of Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, there lived a dragon. He owned a large and beautiful pearl. People believed that he controlled the weather with it.

The emperor of China heard this and wanted the pearl. He sent his two sons, Wee Ping and Wee San to Borneo to steal it. The princes, together with one hundred soldiers, set sail for Borneo in twelve sailing junks.

When they arrived in Borneo they set out immediately to find the famous mountain. Their journey up the rugged slopes of mount Kinabalu proved very difficult. The dragon guarded his cave very fiercely and killed many of their soldiers.

Then Wee San had clever idea. He climbed a tall tree, so he could see the dragon’s cave. He noted what time the dragon left his cave to hunt for food and what time he returned to it.

Next he ordered his men to make a fake pearl and a large kite. He waited until the dragon left his cave. Then he placed the fake pearl in a bag, slung it across his shoulder and flew up to the mountain-top on the kite. He exchanged the real pearl for the fake one and then his brother pulled his kite back to the ground.

The brothers quickly returned to their ships and set sail for China. They sailed safely home. The Emperor was thrilled with the pearl and gave a big party to celebrate his sons’ return.

  1. Who was Wee San?
    1. An Emperor from China
    2. A dragon of Borneo
    3. A son of Emperor
    4. A Borneo’s son
  2. “... his men to make a fake pearl and large kite” (paragraph 5).
    What does the underlined word mean?
    1. Plenty
    2. Valuable
    3. Glittering
    4. Expensive
  3. What will be the best title for the text above?
    1. Dragon Pearl
    2. The Pearl from China
    3. Mount Kinabalu
    4. The brothers
  4. From the text above we can learn ....
    1. Strong people will get what they want
    2. Being powerful is needed to gain our dream
    3. We must be smarter than our enemy.
    4. Being brave and smart is needed to achieve our dreams.
The following text is for questions text 35 to 38

First, melt the butter in the ...(39)... over medium heat. Then, crack open the eggs into the pan and ...(40)... fry until the yolks begin to harden at the edges (indicated by a lightening in the yolk color). Using the spatula, flip the eggs ...(41)... and allow cooking ten seconds for over-easy, or up to one minute for over-hard. Finally, add salt and pepper to taste, and serve.

    1. kettle
    2. pan
    3. stove
    4. spatula
    1. let
    2. make
    3. start
    4. stop to
    1. carelessly
    2. reluctantly
    3. carefully
    4. immediately
Text for questions number 42 to 44

My Unlucky Experience

Last weekend was my unluckiest day ever. Many good things were coming toward me. When the morning broke in Sunday morning, I woke up and planned to jog around the neighborhood. So I changed my clothes and went to the bathroom to wash my sleepy face. As I stepped in the bathroom, I landed my foot on soap in the floor and feel down.

Next, I began my jogging and saw my gorgeous neighbor, jogging to. I thought it was a good fortune to omit the gap between us. So I jogged to him and say hello. How poor of me, it was not him. It just someone I had never met before who looked like to him. I was going home with people laugh at me along side of the street.

When I got home, the breakfast already settled and I immediately spooned a big portion of rice and ate. After I have done my breakfast my mother came up and said that the meal has not ready yet and she said that I may have a stomachache if I ate it. It was proved; I had a stomachache for the next three days.

I past my weekend lie down on me bed and be served as a queen. That was not really bad, wasn't it?

  1. What does the text tell us about?
    1. The writer’s weekend
    2. The writer’s activities
    3. The writer’s funny experience
    4. The writer’s unfortunate day
  2. How many unlucky events did the writer’s have?
    1. Two events
    2. Three events
    3. Four events
    4. Five events
  3. What is the function of the text?
    1. To describe the past events
    2. To amuse the readers
    3. To explain the writer’s activities
    4. To retell the writer’s experience
Text for questions number 45 to 47.


In the natural rainforest, Mahogany is a very large canopy tree, sometimes reaching over 150 feet in height, with trunks sometimes more than 6 feet in diameter above a large basal buttress. It is a generally open-crowned tree, with gray to brownish-red fissured bark.

Mahogany is perhaps the most valuable timber tree in the whole of Latin America and has been heavily exploited for most of this century. Mahogany is becoming increasingly rare, and is already extinct in parts of its original range. It is listed as threatened in "Arboles Maderables en Peligro de Extinción en Costa Rica" and is listed in CITES Appendix III.

Mahogany varies from yellowish, reddish, pinkish, or salmon colored when freshly cut, to a deep rich red, to reddish brown as the wood matures with age. Mahogany is fine to medium texture, with uniform to interlocking grain, ranging from straight to wavy or curly. Irregularities in the grain often produce highly attractive figures such as fiddle back or mottle. Mahogany polishes to a high luster, with excellent working and finishing characteristics. It responds well to hand and machine tools, has good nailing and screwing properties, and turns and carves superbly.

Mahogany is regarded by many as the world's premier wood for fine cabinetry, high-class furniture, trimming fine boats, pianos and other musical instruments, sculpture, joinery, turnery, figured and decorative veneer, interior trim, and carving.

  1. How large can Mahogany be?
    1. Less than 5 feet in diameter
    2. More than 6 feet in diameter
    3. About 100 feet in diameter
    4. Over 150 feet in diameter
  2. What makes Mahogany becoming increasingly rare?
    1. Its size
    2. Its exploitation
    3. Its quality
    4. Its value
  3. “... and is already extinct in parts of its original range." The underlined word means…
    1. Survive
    2. Vanish
    3. Stay alive
    4. Uncommon
Text for questions number 48 to 50.

My Dog

I have a beautiful dog. His name is Lobo. He is sweet like a vanilla ice cream. He is really cute, and he is like a little baby, because he is very lovely. When he was a baby he was like a little cat, because his ears are like cat’s ears and he doesn't like taking a bath.

He is not big, but not small. He is black and white like a cartoon cow. His eyes are blue like two pieces of sky, and they are bright like clean glasses. He is like a real wolf, because he wails like a wolf.

He is a Siberian Husky, and this is the reason why he is like a wolf. He makes me very happy, and I love him with all my heart, and I think that he loves me too, and I am going to take care of him, and love him all my life.

  1. How does Lobo look like?
    1. He is not big and looks like a cow.
    2. He is very small and looks like a cat.
    3. He is quite big and has black and white fur.
    4. He is medium weight and has black and white fur.
  2. From the text we know that ....
    1. The dog likes to eat vanilla ice cream.
    2. A Siberian Husky dog is like a wolf.
    3. A cat always likes to take a bath.
    4. Lobo likes to watch cartoon film.
  3. “... because he is very lovely” (paragraph. 1)
    The underlined word has the same meaning with the words below, except ....
    1. romantic
    2. charming
    3. nice
    4. attractive
This is the end of the test.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Prediksi UN Bahasa Inggris SMP - Try Out 4 - SKL 2012/2013

Kumpulan latihan soal dan prediksi Ujian Nasional Bahasa Inggris tingkat SMP/MTs sesuai Standar Kompetensi Lulusan (SKL) tahun ajaran 2012/2013.

Try Out Ujian Nasional Bahasa Inggris ke-4.

Choose the correct answer by crossing A,B,C, or D based on the question given.

Recording the film is prohibited.
It is considered piracy. Piracy is a crime.
  1. What mustn’t we do according to the warning ?
    1. Watch the film.
    2. Enter the movies.
    3. Record the film
    4. See the piracy

To: Farah

Congratulation, you have bought a bigger house which you have always dreamed about. I hope you will feel more comfortable. Don’t forget to invite me to your house warming party.

  1. “I hope you will feel more comfortable.”
    The underlined word can be replaced by ....
    1. Think
    2. Say
    3. Wish
    4. Spend
The following text is for no. 3 - 4.
Dear Ivan,

How’s life? I know you must be very busy these days since it’s the beginning of the term. I hope you are not too tired and still have time for yourself. I found that the school here is exciting too. I have made a lot of friends, I’ll tell you about them later on my next e-mail.

I have a new hobby now. Planting! You won’t believe it. I grow so many kinds of fruit here such as guava, mango, orange, and dragon fruit. I usually buy the seed at a nearby shop. I’m crazy about planting now. I guess because it’s so easy to get the seeds or young plants, and the soil here seems so nice to plants. Everything grows easily here. I own a small farm behind my house. I love my farm. It’s about two hundred square meters. My little brother helps me at the farm. We make a great team.

Well, I promise to send you some fruits when they are ripe some day and let me know how they taste.

  1. What is the main idea of paragraph one?
    1. Ivan is very busy since it is the beginning of the term.
    2. Rehan found that his new school is exciting.
    3. Ivan is very tired this days.
    4. Rehan is asking about Ivan’s life.
  2. Rehan will give some of his crops to Ivan when ....
    1. his brother helps him.
    2. the fruits are ripe.
    3. Ivan visits him.
    4. the plants grow well.
The following text is for no. 5 - 6.
This is Mr. Haryono’s house. It is big , clean and comfortable. There is a garden in front of the house. There are some plants and flowers in the garden. There is a living room, a dining room, two bathrooms, a kitchen, three bedrooms and garage.

Mr. Haryono has some pets, a dog, a cat, and a parrot. Mr. Haryono takes care of the pets very carefully.

  1. How many bathrooms are there in Mr. Haryono’s house?
    1. One
    2. Two
    3. Three
    4. Four
  2. The word “pet” means ....
    1. tame animals
    2. beautiful animals
    3. favorite animals kept at home
    4. enjoyable and careful animals
The following text is for no. 7 - 10.
A man with his donkey carrying two sacks of wheat was on his way to the market. After a little while he was tired and they rested under a tree.

When he woke up from his nap he could not see the donkey and started searching for the donkey everywhere. On the way he met a boy, he asked the boy, “Have you seen my donkey?” The boy asked, “Is the donkey’s left eye blind, his right foot lame and is he carrying a load of wheat?” The man was happy and said, “Yes, exactly! Where have you seen it?” the boy answered “I haven’t seen it.” This made the man very angry and he took the boy to the village chief for punishment.

The judge asked, “Dear boy, if you had not seen the donkey, how could you describe it?” The boy answered, “I saw the tracks of a donkey and the right and left tracks were different. I understood that the donkey that passed there was limping. And the grass on the right side of the road was eaten but the grass on the left was not. From that I understood that his left eye was blind. There were wheat seeds scattered on the ground and I understood that he must have been carrying a load of wheat."

The judge understood the boy’s cleverness and told the man to forgive the boy.
  1. The text shows that the boy knew about the donkey based on ....
    1. the clues that he saw.
    2. the words which people said.
    3. the report made by passers by.
    4. the people who told him.
  2. "... and I understood that he must have been carrying a load of wheat.”
    What does 'he' in the sentence refer to?
    1. The donkey
    2. The traveler
    3. The man
    4. The village chief
  3. “Is the donkey’s left eye blind, his right foot lame and is he carrying a load of wheat?”
    The underlined word means that the donkey’s right foot was ....
    1. very strong.
    2. unable to walk.
    3. very weak.
    4. all right.
  4. What lesson can we learn from telling the story?
    1. Punishment should be done as soon as possible.
    2. Law enforcement must be done to everyone.
    3. We should not jump into conclusion quickly.
    4. We must not punish young people especially children.
The following text is for nbr 11 - 12.
To: Sandra

There will be a seminar about IT in Bandung next week. As the representatives of this company, you and Tom are supposed to join. The event will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please contact the secretary. She has arranged accommodation for both of you.

  1. How many days will the event be held?
    1. One
    2. Two
    3. Three
    4. Four
  2. What should Sandra do after reading the message?
    1. Contact the secretary
    2. Arrange the seminar
    3. Go to Bandung
    4. Arrange the accommodation
The following text is for nbr 13 - 14.


NatraBurstTM is a powerful food source containing a wide variety of premium ingredients, which work together to provide a variety of health benefits. Each serving contains the equivalent of more than 6 vegetables and fruits, with an ORAC value of 4,000+.

Additionally, NatraBurstTM helps support lean muscle mass with its concentration of high quality protein.

  • Increase energy
  • Reduce appetite
  • Promote fat loss
  • Anti-aging
  • Promote healthy skin
  1. What is the benefit of consuming NatraBurstTM?
    1. Increase appetite
    2. Decrease energy
    3. Promote fat loss
    4. Promote healthy hair
  2. The purpose of the text is ....
    1. To warn the readers of the dangers of the product
    2. To describe the composition of the product
    3. To persuade people to consume the product
    4. To tell the readers how to use the product
The following text is for nbr 15 - 17.

Tobey Maguire

Tobey Maguire is an American actor. His full name is Tobias Vincent Maguire. He is known for his ...(44)... as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Spider-Man film series. He stands about 172 cm. Besides, he has a ...(45)... body that can really figure a super hero. He has straight black hair. His ...(46)... features really support his role as a super hero. Moreover, he is very friendly that makes him lovable.
    1. role
    2. name
    3. play
    4. act
    1. thin
    2. tall
    3. strong
    4. slim
    1. physical
    2. physics
    3. physically
    4. physician
The following text is for nbr 18 - 19.
Dear Parents,

We would like to announce the available roster of tutorial services offered by our school. This is part of our after-school academic immersion program:

  • Algebra for elementary and high school levels
  • History, Science and Chemistry
  • Specific subjects for high school levels
Schedule of Sessions: 1 1/2 hours Monday to Friday except holidays.
Class Size: Maximum of 10 students.
Fee: $250/quarter.
For further information, you may contact our office at 555-2773.Thank you very much.
Academic Advisor
  1. What is the announcement about?
    1. Algebra class
    2. Specific subjects for students
    3. The roster of tutorial services
    4. History, science, and chemistry lessons
  2. We can conclude that ....
    1. The services are free of charge.
    2. The programs will be held during weekend.
    3. There will be no more than 10 students in a class.
    4. This is not part of after-school academic immersion program.
The following text is for nbr 20 - 21.
Dear Talitha,

Next week, Afif, Firda, and I will visit uncle Holid in Sumenep. Do you want to go with us? Let me know soon.

  1. From the text we know that ....
    1. Talitha ask Tiara to visit her uncle in Sumenep.
    2. Talitha will visit her uncle in Sumenep next week.
    3. Tiara doesn’t want to visit her uncle in Sumenep.
    4. Tiara, Firda, and Afif will visit their uncle in Sumenep.
  2. "Let me know soon"
    What does the underlined word mean?
    1. After some period
    2. In a short time
    3. During some time
    4. Once in a while
The following text is for nbr 22 - 24.
When I was in 1st grade of junior high school, my friends and I went to Bali. We were there for three days. I had many impressive experiences during the vacation.

On the first day, we visited Sanur Beach in the morning. We saw the beautiful sunrise together. It was a great scenery. Then, we checked in to the hotel. After preparing ourselves, we went to Tanah Lot. We met many tourists there. They were not only domestic but also foreign tourists.

On the second day, we enjoyed the day on Tanjung Benoa beach. We played so many water sports such as banana boat, jet ski, and speedboat. We also went to Penyu Island to see many unique animals. They were turtles, snakes, and sea birds. We were very happy. In the afternoon, we went to Kuta Beach to see the amazing sunset and enjoy the beautiful wave.

On the last day, we spent our time in Sangeh. We could enjoy the green and shady forest. There were so many monkeys. They were quite tame but sometimes they could be naughty. We could make a close interaction with them. After that, we went to Sukowati market for shopping. I bought some Bali T-Shirt and souvenirs.

In the evening, we had to check out from the hotel. We went back home bringing so many amazing memories of Bali.
  1. What does the second paragraph talk about?
    1. The writer visited some places on the first day tour.
    2. The writer visited Sanur beach in the morning.
    3. The writer checked in to the hotel.
    4. The writer met some domestic and foreign tourists.
  2. What did the writer and friends do in Kuta Beach?
    1. They played sand.
    2. They saw the sunset.
    3. They swam in the beach.
    4. They surfed on the sea.
  3. During the holiday the writer and friends did the following activities except ....
    1. They saw the sunrise in the morning.
    2. They visited Sanur, Tanah Lot beaches.
    3. They camped in the forest of Sangeh.
    4. They played so many water sports.
The following text is for nbr 25 - 27.

Iguana is a herbivorous genus of lizard native to tropical areas of Central America and the Caribbean. The two species are included in the genus Iguana, the Green Iguana, which is widespread throughout its range and a popular pet, and the Lesser Antillean Iguana, which is endemic to the Lesser Antilles and endangered due to habitat destruction.

The two species possess a dewlap, a row of spines running down their back to their tail, and a third “eye” on their head. This eye is known as the parietal eye, visible as a pale on the top of the head. Behind their neck are small scales which resemble spikes, known as tuberculate scales. These scales may be a variety of colors and are not always visible from close distances. They have a large round scale on their cheek known as a subtympanic shield. Iguanas have excellent vision and can see shapes, shadows, colors and movement at long distances. Iguanas use their eyes to navigate through crowded forest, as well as for finding food. They use visual signal to communicate with other members of the same shapes.

  1. What does paragraph two tell us about?
    1. Iguana’s anatomy
    2. The iguana’s scales
    3. The function of iguana’s eyes
    4. Iguana’s habitat
  2. What are the species of iguana?
    1. Tuberculate and subtympanic
    2. The green iguana and the The Lesser Antillean Iguana
    3. The American iguana and the Caribbean iguana
    4. The Lesser Antillean Iguana and tropical lizard
  3. Iguana is a herbivorous genus ....
    The underlined word means ....
    1. like to eat leaves
    2. like to eat meat
    3. like to eat fish
    4. like to eat creatures
The following text is for nbr 28 - 29.


  • 1 Small chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 cups fresh coconut milk (or 200 ml thick coconut milk and 200 ml water)


Shallots, garlic, galangal, lemongrass, cumin, salt, pepper, coriander


  1. Boil chicken. Allow 2 cups of broth to remain in the pot.
  2. Fry the grinded spices with 2 spoons of vegetable oil.
  3. Add the spices into the boiled chicken; turn to low heat until it is tender.
  4. Add the coconut milk, stir, continue simmer to enhance flavor.
  5. Serve your white chicken curry while hot.
  1. What is the text about?
    1. How to grind spices
    2. How to fry chicken
    3. How to make thick coconut milk
    4. How to cook white chicken curry
  2. Why do we need to simmer after adding coconut milk?
    1. To make the chicken tender
    2. To get attractive color
    3. To make the curry spicy
    4. To enhance flavor
  3. Arrange these words into a good sentence.
    the - yesterday - attractive - was - my - life - most - school – day - of
      1             2                 3             4        5       6        7            8           9    10
    The best arrangement of the words is ....
    1. 2 – 4 – 5 – 8 – 6 - 10 – 1 – 3 – 7 – 9
    2. 2 – 4 – 1 – 7 – 3 – 9 – 10 – 5 – 8 – 6
    3. 5 – 6 – 4 – 1 – 7 – 3 – 8 – 9 – 10 - 2
    4. 5 – 8 – 6 – 2 – 4 – 1 – 7 – 3 – 10 – 9
  4. Arrange the following sentences into a good paragraph.
    1. It is at 69 Sultan Agung Street.
    2. I put the computer on my table.
    3. I love my office because it is very comfortable.
    4. This is my office.
    5. There is also a cupboard near my table.
    6. In my office there is a set of personal computer.
    7. I keep some books in the cupboard.
    The best arrangement of the sentences is ....
    1. 3 – 6 – 2 – 4 – 1 – 5 – 7
    2. 3 - 4 - 1 – 5 – 7 – 6 – 2
    3. 4 – 3 – 1 – 6 – 2 – 7 – 5
    4. 4 – 1 – 6 – 2 – 5 – 7 – 3
The following text is for nbr 32 - 34.
I live in a village called Amed in Bali, about a two-hour drive from Kuta. It is a beach village and one of the best places for scuba diving in Bali. To reach my village, you will need a lot of energy because it is an exhausting trip. The road is curved and there are many ups and downs too. But as soon as you arrive in Amed, your efforts will be paid off by the beauty of my village.

Unlike other places in Bali, Amed is a calm and peaceful place. The bay, some sandy, other rocky appears to be lined with traditional fishing boats called jukung. From the top of hill, people can enjoy the beautiful scenery. There are no factories or industries in Amed, so the water and the soil in my village are still clean and unpolluted. This is needed to produce salt by the people in the village.

  1. What is the text about?
    1. Bali
    2. Kuta
    3. Amed village
    4. Kuta Beach
  2. What is the main idea of paragraph 2?
    1. Unpolluted village.
    2. places for scuba diving in Bali.
    3. Amed village description.
    4. The stunning beaches in Bali
  3. It is a beach village (paragraph 1). What does the word “It” in the sentence refer to?
    1. the beauty of my village
    2. Kuta
    3. Unpolluted village
    4. Amed village
The following text is for nbr 35 - 38.
Once upon a time, there was a selfish and greedy man who lost thirty gold coins. He went to his friend’s house and told her how he lost his gold coins. His friend was a kind woman.

As the woman’s daughter was walking along the street, she found thirty gold coins. When she arrived home, she told her mother what she had found. The girl’s mother told her that the gold coins belonged to her friend and she asked him to come. When the selfish man arrived, she told him how her daughter had found his thirty gold coins and handed them to him.

However, after counting the gold coins, the man said that ten of them were missing. He accused the girl of taking the coins, as he had forty gold coins. He added that he would claim the outstanding 10 gold coins from her, but the woman refused.

Then, the man went to court and informed the judge about what had taken place between him and the girl’s mother. When the girl and her mother arrived, the judge asked the girl how many gold coins she had found. She replied thirty. The judge then asked the selfish man how many gold coins he had lost and he answered forty.

The judge then told the man that the gold coins did not belong to him, because the girl found thirty- gold coins, not forty as he claimed. If anybody was looking for thirty gold coins, he would send for the girl. On the contrary, if forty gold coins were found, he would send them for the man. Finally, the man confessed that he lied and lost only thirty gold coins. However, the judge did not listen to him.

  1. How did the judge give solution?
    1. Give the money to the man
    2. Listen to the sound to pay the food
    3. Lie to the man to go away
    4. Give the money to the poor girl
  2. Who found the man’s gold coins?
    1. The woman.
    2. The judge.
    3. The woman’s daughter.
    4. The man’s daughter.
  3. Why did the judge finally decide that the gold coins belonged to the girl?
    1. The girl found thirty gold coins, not forty.
    2. The girl found forty gold coins, not thirty.
    3. The man lost thirty gold coins.
    4. The girl was poor.
  4. From the story we can learn that we should be ....
    1. generous
    2. helpful
    3. friendly
    4. honest
The following text is for nbr 39 - 41.

Over a river there was a very narrow bridge. ...(43)... a goat was crossing this bridge. Just at the middle of the bridge he ...(44)... another goat. There was no room for them to pass. "...(45)...," said one goat to the other, "there is no room for both of us".

"Why should I go back?", said the other goat. "Why should not you go back?"
    1. Today
    2. One day
    3. Tomorrow
    4. The next day
    1. kept
    2. let
    3. met
    4. said
    1. Come here
    2. Come in
    3. Go ahead
    4. Go back
The following text is for nbr 42 - 44.
Donna has just returned from her vacation in Kuala Lumpur. She was really happy. One of the best moments was when she explored Kuala Lumpur in one day by boarding the KL Hop-on Hop-off. For your information, KL Hop-on Hop-off is a semi-glass-roofed double decker bus, which will stop at over 40 tourist attractions. So, passengers can get on board and alight at they places they want to visit.

She started her trip from bus stop 6 in Bukit Bintang district and alighted at bus stop 8. She then walked to Chinatown, along Petaling Jaya Street. It is the place where we can buy goods at lower prices. She bought T-shirts and a wallet. Then, she continued walking to the bus stop 9.

Her second stop was National Palace. During the trip, she passed by Little India where there are many Indian stores. In that place, she witnessed the exchange of the palace sentry on duty.

She continued on her trip and stopped at Merdeka Square. There are many important and historical buildings near the place, such as Jamek Mosque and St. Mary Church. Then, her next destination was Petronas Towers. She was amazed by the sixth tallest building in the world. Her final stop was Kuala Lumpur Tower. Luckily, there was a festival held there. She also had a chance to go to the observation deck, to see Kuala Lumpur from above.

  1. What is the main topic of the text?
    1. Donna’s holiday experience in Malaysia.
    2. A semi-glass-roofed double decker bus called KL Hop-on Hop-off.
    3. Donna’s trip in Kuala Lumpur in one day,using the KL Hop-on Hop-off.
    4. Interesting places in Kuala Lumpur.
  2. Donna visited the following places, EXCEPT ....
    1. Little lndia
    2. Chinatown
    3. Merdeka Square
    4. Kuala Lumpur Tower
  3. Donna took a trip around Kuala Lumpur by ....
    1. car
    2. bus
    3. train
    4. monorail
The following text is for nbr 45 - 47.

The Sahara Desert is the largest in the world. It is bigger than the four next largest deserts put together. It is as vast as the whole of the United States of America including most of Alaska and nearly as big as the whole of Europe.

The Sahara desert was once green with trees and plants. Giraffes, elephants, and rhinos wandered across it. We know this because they are shown in rock paintings found in south-east Algeria, drawn thousands years ago.

Even as recently as the 1820s a Frech explorer heard lions roaring in the forest where now there is only desert. The world’s deserts are growing bigger. The Sahara is growing by 1.5 million hectares every year. That is an area three quarter the size of Wales every year, or four football fields every minutes.

  1. The Sahara is almost as large as ....
    1. the whole of Europe
    2. four the largest deserts put together
    3. the whole of United States of America
    4. southeast Europe
  2. The following statement is true except ....
    1. the Sahara grows every year
    2. Sahara is larger than any other deserts
    3. Sahara is the largest in the world
    4. Sahara is smaller than the United States of America.
  3. “We know this because they are shown in rock paintings” The underlined word means ....
    1. described
    2. displayed
    3. Knew
    4. understood
The following text is for nbr 48 - 50.
My Uncle Martin is my mother's elder brother. He is my favorite among my mother's brothers. He is a very interesting man. He lives quite near us with my Aunt Angela and my cousins Anne and Bob. I often go to his house.

He is about 45 with grey hair. He is still quite good-looking. He is tall and well-built. He has blue eyes and a strong face. He wears glasses. He is short sighted. He takes them off when he doesn't work.

Uncle Martin is a textile engineer. He works for a big firm in the city. He travels widely in his job. He is an expert in solving problems with machines. At present, he is in the United States. He is visiting the firm's customers there.

He is very fond of the sea. He has a boat at the seaside. He goes there every weekend in summer to sail it. I sometimes stay with my cousins at their house on the coast. When Uncle Martin is at home he usually takes us out in the boat.

  1. What is the first paragraph about?
    1. An elder brother
    2. My uncle Martin
    3. Martin's favorite uncle
    4. My Mother’s favorite uncle
  2. Which paragraph talks about the physical description of Uncle Martin?
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
  3. “He goes there every weekend in summer to sail it”.
    What does ”there” refers to ... in paragraph 3
    1. the sea
    2. the boat
    3. the United States
    4. the summer
This is the end of the test.
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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Prediksi UN Bahasa Inggris SMK - Reading Section - Try Out 8 - SKL 2012/2103

Kumpulan latihan soal dan prediksi Ujian Nasional Bahasa Inggris tingkat SMK sesuai Standar Kompetensi Lulusan (SKL) tahun ajaran 2012/2013. Try Out Bahasa Inggris ke-8.

Reading Section

5. Error Recognition:

Questions 16 to 20, choose the inappropriate structure in the sentences below.
  1. Passenger: Can we carry live animals?
                                A                              B
    Officer: I’m afraid you can, Sir. We don’t handle live animals.
                                         C                                  D
  2. Myer is situated in the Murray Street Mall/Forrest Place shopping area. The store is
    surrounded by a wide two-storey terrace, where also features some specialty shops.
                 B                                                               C                                                 D
  3. Dio comes from Magelang, Central Java. He has just graduated from a state university in
                 A                                                                                   B
    Semarang. Now he work in an insurance company in Jakarta.
                                           C                                                    D
  4. Gita: You were late this morning. What happened?
                                                  A                                B
    Joko: I missed the bus. I would have caught it if I left home earlier.
                                                        C                                   D
  5. Yudi: What do you think about the service of the hotel?
                  A                 B
    Tati: I was disappointing with it. I will never stay there again.
                                  C                                  D

6. Reading Comprehension:

Questions 21 - 30 are based on a selection of reading materials. Choose the best answer A, B, C, or D to each question.
Questions 21 – 22 refers to the following letter
Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for the fast delivery of the pots we ordered. However, I feel far from satisfied as many of the pots are damaged.

I would be grateful if you could send me new ones at absolutely no cost to replace the damaged ones. I would suggest that you handle the delivery more carefully to avoid damage.

  1. What is the purpose of the letter?
    1. To address a complaint
    2. To ask for fast delivery
    3. To express satisfaction
    4. To place an order
  2. What does the writer expect?
    1. Damaged pots
    2. Fast delivery
    3. Free replacement
    4. Discounted price
Questions 23 – 24 refer to the following text
When it was opened in 1962 as the first international hotel built for international standard, Hotel Indonesia was the pride of Indonesia. It was very luxurious seen by Indonesian. Today it may have lost more staffs. It is located in the midst of new and more luxurious and modern hotels. It is taking a step down in its appearance and servers. Anyway, it still stands up as a monument of the past.
  1. What is the topic of the text?
    1. The pride of Hotel Indonesia
    2. The first international hotel in Indonesia
    3. The modern competitors of Hotel Indonesia
    4. Hotels with international standard
  2. How long has the hotel been operating?
    1. Five years
    2. Ten years
    3. Less than fifty years
    4. More than fifty years
Questions 25 – 27 refer to the following text
After his graduation from high school in 1979, Obama moved to Los Angeles and studied at Occidental College for two years. He then transferred to Columbia University in New York City. Obama entered Harvard Law School in late 1988. He was selected as an editor of the law review based on his grade and writing competition. In 1990, he became the first Black president of the Harvard Law Review. He graduated with J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard in 1989.
  1. What is the topic of the text?
    1. Obama’s carreer in politics
    2. Obama’s educational background
    3. Obama’s graduation from high school
    4. Obama’s graduation from Harvard
  2. Which is NOT true according to the text?
    1. Obama was the first Black president of the Harvard Law Review.
    2. In Harvard Law School, Obama was selected as an editor of the law review.
    3. Before studying in Columbia University, Obama went to Occidental college in Los Angeles.
    4. Obama graduated from a high school in Los Angeles.
  3. “... based on his grade and writing competition.”
    The word “grade” is similar to ....
    1. Mark
    2. Brand
    3. Name
    4. Qualification
Questions 28 – 30 refer to the following procedural text
Crisp Roast Duck
  • 1 Long island duck
  • 2 cups boiling-hot water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Put oven rack in the middle position and preheat oven to 200° C.
  2. Rinse duck inside and out. Prick skin all over with a sharp fork.
  3. Pour boiling-hot water over duck (to tighten skin). Cool duck.
  4. Rub duck inside and out with salt and pepper
  5. Roast duck, breast side up, until skin is brown and crisp, then remove from the oven.
  1. What’s the text about?
    1. The ingredients to prepare crisp roast duck.
    2. What’s needed to make some food.
    3. The steps to make a delicious food.
    4. How to make crisp roast duck.
  2. What do we need to prick the skin of the duck?
    1. Salt.
    2. Black pepper.
    3. A sharp fork.
    4. Boiling-hot water
  3. What do we do to tighten the skin of the duck?
    1. Rinse duck inside and outside.
    2. Prick skin all over with a sharp fork.
    3. Pour boiling-hot water over duck.
    4. Cool the duck.

7. Incomplete Dialog:

Questions 31 to 40, choose the most appropriate answer
  1. Nia: “Andri looks happy today. I think he has just got good news.”
    Joni: “.... He has been promoted to a higher position.”
    1. That’s impossible.
    2. That’s right.
    3. You are probably right.
    4. Noone can be sure of that.
  2. Udin: “May I borrow your pen, please?”
    Emi: “Of course, but ....
    Udin: “Yes, I’ll use it for a moment.”
    1. may I use it please?
    2. no need to return it to me.
    3. you may not borrow it.
    4. don’t forget to return it to me.
  3. Alya: “Toni, ....”
    Toni: “I’m sorry but we must get to school on time.”
    Alya: “Yes, I know, but it’s dangerous. The traffic is very heavy.”
    1. A. can you drive faster?
    2. don’t drive too fast.
    3. would you be on time?
    4. we must not be late
  4. Okta: “Can you tell me about your present job?”
    Lia: “I’m a mechanic. ....”
    1. My duty is repairing cars.
    2. I’m responsible for painting cars.
    3. I’m used to driving trucks.
    4. I’m in charge of car licensing.
  5. Clerk: “Would you like regular or express mail, Sir?”
    Tia: “.... It’s urgent.”
    1. Whichever is cheaper.
    2. It doesn’t matter.
    3. I prefer regular to express mail.
    4. I’d rather have express mail.
  6. Caller: “Good morning. May I speak with the Headmaster?”
    Gita: “Who’s speaking, please?”
    Caller: “This is Mr. Sukardi from the Education Office.”
    Gita: “.... I’ll inform him.”
    1. Would you call back, please?
    2. Would you leave a message?
    3. Would you hold on a minute?
    4. Would you hang up?
  7. Puji: “Can you come over to my house for dinner tomorrow night?”
    Ayi: “I’m sorry, but I’ll have to go to Surabaya tomorrow. ....”
    Puji: “Never mind.”
    1. I wish I could come.
    2. I certainly hope so.
    3. I’ll go to your house.
    4. I wish you would invite me.
  8. Rinda: “What are you going to do after you graduate?”
    Yuni: “.... I need to raise some money before I can continue my study.”
    Rinda: “That’s good. I wish you good luck with your plan.”
    1. I wish I could find a job.
    2. I am going to look for a job.
    3. I will continue my study.
    4. I don’t know what to do.
  9. Manager: “Have they sent the proposal?”
    Secretary: “Yes, they have. ....”
    1. It was sent by air mail this morning.
    2. They would send it immediately.
    3. They send it by air mail.
    4. They would have sent it if it had been possible.
  10. Deka: “Is the copier still broken? I hate going out to copy these documents.”
    Fita: “I think you can use it. ....”
    Deka: “Really? I’ll have a look. Thanks for informing me.”
    1. It will be repaired.
    2. It’s being repaired.
    3. It has been repaired.
    4. It is repaired.

8. Cloze Test:

Choose the most appropriate word or phrase to complete the texts.
Questions 41 – 44 refer to the following letter

To: Hesti Fajira
From: Gita Sagita
Date: Feb 01st, 2013
Subject: Office Furniture

We need some ...(41)... chairs for visitors to go in the managers” offices. Can you ...(42)... it? We need 10 chairs in ...(43)... beige or dark brown. The maximum amount of money you can ...(44)... is Rp. 1 million.
Thank you.
    1. comfort
    2. comfortably
    3. uncomfortable
    4. comfortable
    1. arrangement
    2. arrange
    3. to arrange
    4. be arranged
    1. both
    2. neither
    3. either
    4. not only
    1. buy
    2. sell
    3. earn
    4. spend
Questions 45 – 47 refer to the following announcement
For security ...(45)..., this gate is kept locked 24 hours a day. All authorized facility users can use their regular storage room key to access both this gate and the front and side gate to the yard. Anyone who does not have a storage room key is ...(46)... unauthorized users who pose a threat to the security of both persons and goods in our buildings.

For the security of all and for the effectiveness of our reliable storage service, we ask that you keep this gate locked at all times. Do not prop the gate at anytime, even temporarily for loading and unloading. Do not insert any foreign matter into the automatic bolt chamber. Thank you for your ...(47)....
    1. purposes
    2. porpoises
    3. proposals
    4. proposes
    1. consideration
    2. considerably
    3. considered
    4. considering
    1. cooperative
    2. cooperation
    3. cooperate
    4. cooperatively
Questions 48 – 50 refer to the following advertisement
Sign up now for our long distance service and ...(48)... free activation. That’s right, no charge! Our connection gives you single or multiple lines for one, low price.

Today, ...(49)... than ever, an extra line is a necessity, not a luxury. Don’t ...(50)... more with other companies, when you can choose up to three lines for the same price. It’s easy.
    1. receiving
    2. received
    3. receipt
    4. receive
    1. more
    2. much
    3. many
    4. most
    1. payable
    2. payment
    3. pay
    4. paid
This is the end of the test

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Prediksi UN Bahasa Inggris SMK - Reading Section - Try Out 7 - SKL 2012/2103

Reading Section

5. Error Recognition:

Questions 16 to 20, choose the inappropriate structure in the sentences below.
  1. Budi:  Why do you like the new employee?
                         A                                   B
    Kiki:  Because he works most carefully than others do.
                                         C                 D
  2. Manager:  What did the caller say?
    Secretary:  He said that he wanted to offer some services what will help our company
                                                                       B                                   C
    improve productivity.
  3. Those pretty girl are Hesti and Fira. They are employees of Ratna Hotel.
                         A         B                                                     C
    Hesti is a receptionist and Fira is a waitress.
  4. Yeni:  I didn’t see you at Kiki’s party yesterday. Where were you?
                          A                                                                            B
    Ira:  I didn’t come. I would have come if I were not so busy.
                        C                                                         D
  5. Reni:  What do you think of the service in the restaurant?
                                     A                       B
    Cita:  I was dissatisfied with it. The food was also delicious.
                                  C                                                D

6. Reading Comprehension:

Questions 21 - 30 are based on a selection of reading materials. Choose the best answer A, B, C, or D to each question.

Questions 21 – 22 refer to the following letter:
Dear Sir,

I would like to book a single room for the nights of April 6, 7, and 8. Would you mind reserving me a quiet room away from the street?
I expect to arrive at around 8 p.m. and would like to have dinner in the hotel. Could you please let me know your current room rates?

Yours faithfully,
  1. What is the purpose of the letter?
    1. To reserve a book
    2. To confirm a reservation
    3. To reserve a room
    4. To fix room rates
  2. What information does the writer expect to have?
    1. The time of arrival
    2. Where to have dinner
    3. The location of the room
    4. Room rates
Questions 23 – 24 refer to the following text:
Perkutut Airline has come a long way since it started out in 1956 with a fleet of five small aircrafts. Last year, it took delivery of five Airbus A321s and signed a contract to buy ten Airbus narrow-bodied 321s of which the first plane will be delivered next year. This July it signed an agreement with Boeing to purchase four 787s.
  1. What is the topic of the text?
    1. The increasing fleet of the airline
    2. A new contract with Boeing
    3. Airbus planes
    4. The way Perkutut Airline signs agreements
  2. How long has the airline been operating?
    1. Five years
    2. Ten years
    3. Less than fifty years
    4. More than fifty years
Questions 25 – 27 refer to the following text
Benjamin Franklin, an American printer, patriot, and inventor, experimented with electricity. He thought lightning and electricity were the same thing. He did a dangerous experiment in the mid-1700s to find out electricity. Franklin flew a kite during a thunderstorm. He attached a metal key to the kite string. An electric charge ran down the wet kite string to the key. The charge made a spark when it hit the key. This showed Franklin that lightning was electricity.
  1. What is the topic of the text?
    1. Franklin’s kite
    2. The spark which hit the key
    3. Lightning and thunderstorm
    4. The discovery of electricity
  2. Which is NOT true according to the text?
    1. To find out electricity, Franklin did a dangerous experiment.
    2. Franklin liked playing with a kite.
    3. Franklin believed that lightning and electricity were one thing.
    4. When the electric charge hit the key, a spark was created.
  3. “ American printer, patriot, and inventor, ....”
    The word “inventor” is close in meaning to ....
    1. Worker
    2. Artist
    3. Investor
    4. Discoverer
Questions 28 – 30 refer to the following procedural text:
  • 6 medium lemons, should yield 1 cup of juice
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar (can be adjusted by +/- 1/4 cup to taste)
  1. Juice the lemons on a citrus reamer, rolling the lemons on the counter with moderate pressure prior to juicing will result in more juice from each lemon. Try to keep out the seeds. If you prefer lemonade with no pulp, strain the juice to remove it.
  2. Dissolve the sugar in the water. Heat may be helpful if using a large amount of sugar.
  3. Combine the juice and sugar water in a pitcher. Stir well.
  4. Chill or serve over ice cubes.
  1. What might be the best title for the text?
    1. How to prepare lemonade
    2. How to prepare lemon cubes
    3. How to prepare lemon flavored soda
    4. How to prepare sugared lemon
  2. The word “chill” is close in meaning to ....
    1. serve
    2. combine
    3. heat
    4. cool
  3. According to the text, filtering the juice will result in ....
    1. the juice without seeds
    2. the juice without pulp
    3. the juice without sugar
    4. the juice without water

7. Incomplete Dialog:

Questions 31 to 40, choose the most appropriate answer
  1. Bram: “Look. The interviewee is very confident. I think he is very experienced.”
    Joni: “.... He can answer all the questions fluently.”
    1. You are wrong.
    2. I’m doubtful about that.
    3. That’s questionable.
    4. You are right.
  2. Santi: “I brought some sandwiches. ....”
    Lina: “Thank you. Mmmm. It's very delicious.”
    1. Would you like some?
    2. May I have some?
    3. Do you have sandwiches?
    4. Do you like eating sandwiches?
  3. Ali: “I’m getting nervous. Is it all right if I smoke?”
    Ira : “.... I feel dizzy when people smoke around me.”
    Ali: “Well, I’ll walk around for a moment then.”
    1. Of course it is.
    2. Please do.
    3. I wouldn’t mind at all.
    4. I’d rather you didn’t.
  4. Yudi: “What does your sister do?
    Ika: “She works as a receptionist in a hotel. ....”
    1. She is in charge of serving food.
    2. She is responsible for handling guests.
    3. She does a lot of filing.
    4. Her duty is making phone calls.
  5. Agent: “Which would you like, economic or business class?”
    Tourist: “.... It’s much more comfortable.”
    1. I’ll take the economic class.
    2. I prefer economic to business class.
    3. I would rather have business class.
    4. I like both.
  6. Caller: “Good morning. Can I speak to Ahmad Harun, please?”
    Mika: “I’m afraid he’s in a meeting until lunchtime. ....”
    Caller: “Well, I’d like to confirm our appointment. It’s Aji Jaya here.”
    1. May I call you again?
    2. May I leave a message?
    3. Would you leave a message?
    4. Can you hold on a minute?
  7. Edo: “Do you still go to the gym?”
    Sita: “Not anymore. ....”
    Edo: “That’s too bad. We need exercise to stay healthy.”
    1. I used to go there once a week.
    2. I go there every Saturday.
    3. I am used to exercises.
    4. I wish you would invite me.
  8. Mr. Ali: “You haven’t submitted your assignment, have you?
    Andi: “No, I haven’t, Sir. I’m sorry, but ....
    Mr. Ali: “OK. Tomorrow is the deadline.
    1. I have finished it, haven’t I?
    2. I will submit it if I have time.
    3. I wish I could help you with it.
    4. I will submit it tomorrow.
  9. Hani: “Have you ever been here before?”
    Umi: “Yes. When I was a child, ....”
    Hani: “That was a long time ago, then.”
    1. I will go here with my father.
    2. My father brought me to this place.
    3. I planned to go here with my father.
    4. My father has been here with me.
  10. Assistant: “Can I help you, Sir?”
    Rendy: “Yes, certainly. ....”
    Assistant: “Oh, you can see over there, Sir. Follow me.”
    1. I looked for leather shoes.
    2. I am looking for leather shoes.
    3. I have looked for leather shoes.
    4. I was looking for leather shoes.

8. Cloze Test:

Choose the most appropriate word or phrase to complete the texts.
Questions 41 – 44 refer to the following letter
Jalan Kertanegara 47
Semarang 50251

January 11, 2007

Human Resources Manager
Cloverleaf, Inc.
Jalan Pandanaran 51
Semarang 50242

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am seeking ... (41) ... in your engineering department where I may use my training in computer sciences to solve engineering problems.

I expect to receive a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Semarang State University in June, when I will have completed the computer systems engineering program since September 2006. I have been participating in the professional training program at computer systems in Salatiga. Most recently, I have been a programmer trainee in the engineering department and have gained a great deal of ... (42) ... in computer applications. Details of the academic courses I have taken are contained in the ... (43) ... resume.

I look forward to ... (44) ... from you soon. I can be contacted at my office (8442116 ext. 232) or via e-mail (

Yours sincerely
Marina Tumewu
    1. a position
    2. a promotion
    3. an application
    4. an interview
    1. experiment
    2. salary
    3. science
    4. experience
    1. enclosure
    2. enclosing
    3. enclosed
    4. enclose
    1. hear
    2. hearing
    3. heard
    4. be heard
Questions 45 – 47 refer to the following announcement
Class registration begins July 11. and classes begin July 18. If you ... (45) ... for a class after July 17 you will have to pay a Rp 250,000 late registration fee. You will have to have a signed permission letter from the course instructor if you sign up for an advanced level class. If a class ... (46) ... due to low enrollment, the University will contact you. We recommend that you provide your phone number and e-mail address on your course selections is no longer available. We cannot ... (47) ... you if we don’t have this information. Our staff is not responsible for searching for you in a directory.
    1. register
    2. to register
    3. will register
    4. registered
    1. cancels
    2. is cancelled
    3. will cancel
    4. be cancelled
    1. recommend
    2. enroll
    3. instruct
    4. contact
Questions 48 – 50 refer to the following advertisement
A free-form swimming pool ... (48) ... a relaxing range of options; a tropical oasis which includes a lap pool and terrace bar. Sun loungers and pavilion areas create ample space for leisure and a regular program of water sports and activities is held ... (49) ....
A fully-equipped gymnasium, health club and massage center is ...(50)... for guest use, with experienced health and fitness professionals to provide expert assistance. At poolside, the Laguna Pool Terrace serves drinks and light meals throughout the day.
    1. offer
    2. offers
    3. offered
    4. is offered
    1. day
    2. today
    3. daily
    4. one day
    1. available
    2. availability
    3. unavailable
    4. availed
This is the end of the test