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April 07, 2013

Soal Ujian Sekolah (USBK) / Olimpiade Bahasa Inggris SMP / MTS Paket 3

Latihan soal dan prediksi Ujian Sekolah Bahasa Inggris dan Olimpiade Bahasa Inggris tingkat SMP - MTs.
Instruction: Choose the best answer to each question, A,B,C, or D.
  1. What does the caution mean?
    Prediksi Soal UNBK Bahasa Inggris SMP - Soal UNBK Versi 3
    1. Children are playing games around the place.
    2. Children are not allowed to play around the area.
    3. It is the place for children to play.
    4. Be careful because children usually play.
  1. The notice means that ....
    Prediksi Soal UNBK Bahasa Inggris SMP - Soal UNBK Versi 3
    1. the parking lot is only permitted for visitors
    2. only people having permission can park their car.
    3. visitors are permitted to leave their vehicle
    4. people must take a ticket before parking their car

Read this text and answer questions 3 and 4.
Bandung, January 1st, 2014

Dear Lusi,
This card comes with living wishes especially for you. To wish you lots of happiness today and all year through.

Happy New Year 2019

  1. The word “wish” in the text nearly means ....
    1. see
    2. look
    3. hope
    4. want
  2. The purpose of the text above is ....
    1. to remind someone about New Year
    2. to greet someone for the New Year
    3. to inform everyone about New Year
    4. to invite someone to a New Year Celebration

Read the text below and answer question 5 and 6.
To: Dona
Please let others know that the scout meeting is postponed until Mr. Brown is back from Egypt.

Sender: Riry +6289775460420
  1. The scout meeting is postponed because of Mr Brown’s ....
    1. absence
    2. meeting
    3. coming
    4. information
  2. "Please let others know ...."
    The word "others" refers to ....
    1. Dona and Riri
    2. Riry and Mr Brown
    3. Mr. Brown and Dona
    4. scout members

Read this text and answer questions 7 and 8.
Prediksi Soal UNBK Bahasa Inggris SMP - Soal UNBK Versi 3
  1. The party will be held ....
    1. in the morning
    2. in the evening
    3. in the afternoon
    4. at night

  2. The purpose of the text above is ....
    1. to forbid someone to come to a birthday party
    2. to invite someone to attend a birthday party
    3. to inform everyone about a birthday party
    4. to remind someone to celebrate a birthday

Read the following text to answer questions 9 and 10.


To: All students of Junior High School 2 Probolinggo
To celebrate the National Education Day the Board of Student Association will hold some interesting programs. They are English Speech Contest, English Story Telling contest and Wall Magazine Competition. The programs will be held on January, 4th , 2010, 8 am – 1 p.m.
All classes must take part in the programs and should report their participation to their home teachers.
For detailed information, please contact Ms. Erika, the coordinator of this program.
  1. Who is in charge of the program?
    1. The students
    2. The teacher
    3. Ms. Erika
    4. Board of Students Association
  2. The text is about ....
    1. programs to celebrate the National Education Day
    2. explaining special programs in January
    3. inviting students to come to school in January
    4. informing some programs on Jan 4th, 2010
Read the following text to answer questions 11 to 12.


FRIDAY January 25TH, 2010

The girls’ basketball meeting is held after school today in the school library. The meeting is expected to last around 45 minutes and finish by 5. Every member must be present in this important meeting. Should anyone be unable to attend the meeting, find Mr. Elder for permission and further details about the agenda.

Looking forward to seeing you all in the meeting.
  1. When will the meeting start?
    1. Around 4.05 p.m.
    2. At about 4.15 p.m.
    3. At 4.50 p.m
    4. At 5.00 p.m
  2. What should a student do if she is not able to attend the meeting?
    1. Go home
    2. Go to the library
    3. Ask for permission from Mr. Elder
    4. Let the class teacher know about her absence

Read the following text to answer questions 13 to 15.
Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, and are known for their role in pollination and for producing honey and beeswax. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in nine recognized families though many are undescribed and the actual number is probably higher. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.

Bees have a long proboscis (a complex "tongue") that enables them to obtain the nectar from flowers. They have antennae almost universally made up of 13 segments in males and 12 in females, as is typical for the super family. Bees all have two pairs of wings, the hind pair being the smaller of the two; in a very few species, one sex or caste has relatively short wings that make flight difficult or impossible, but none are wingless.

The smallest bee is Trigona minima, a stingless bee whose workers are about 2.1 mm (5/64") long. The largest bee in the world is Megachile pluto, a leafcutter bee whose females can attain a length of 39 mm (1.5"). Members of the family Halictidae, or sweat bees, are the most common type of bee in the Northern Hemisphere, though they are small and often mistaken for wasps or flies.
  1. What is the text about?
    1. Describing bees in general
    2. Explaining bees in Antarctica
    3. Telling the habitat of the bees
    4. Giving information about bees in the Northern Hemisphere
  2. Which of the following sentences describes the physical appearance of bees?
    1. None has wings
    2. It has 13 antennae
    3. Its length is 39 mm
    4. Its tongue is complex
  3. “They are found on every continent except Antarctica, ....”
    The word “they” refers to ....
    1. ants
    2. bees
    3. insects
    4. flying insects

Read the following text and answer questions 16 to 18.
The weather was very clear. My family and I decided to go camping last holiday. Father prepared the tent and other equipment. Mother prepared the cooking and eating utensils. I took my fishing rod and my brother brought his sport equipment. When everything was ready, we left for the camping site in countryside.

There were many campers when we arrived at the camping site. Unfortunately, the good location near the river had been occupied by other campers so we had to look for another place. Finally, we found a good place little bit further. It was near a big tree. After setting up the tent, my father and I went fishing. We joined other people sitting on the rock near the river.

In the evening, Father made a fire. Mother cooked the fish we caught. I could say that it was the best fish I had ever tasted. Sleeping in the tent was a very wonderful experience. I woke up early in the morning. I felt fresh. Then I accompanied my brother playing ball.

In the afternoon, we went back home.
  1. What is the purpose of the text above?
    1. To describe a camping site
    2. To give instruction how to set up the tent
    3. To retell the writer’s past camping experience
    4. To inform people the new camping site
  2. Where did the writer and his family set up their tent?
    1. Near the river
    2. Near the big tree
    3. At the back of the river
    4. Far away from other campers
  3. “... the river had been occupied by ...”
    The underlined word is similar in meaning to ....
    1. inhabited
    2. authorized
    3. bought
    4. grabbed

Read the following text and answer questions 19 to 22.


Making coloured and scented candles is really quick and simple. What's more, you'll save so much money. If making candles is easy, why do you ever buy one from a shop? What you need in making candles are wax, moulds, wick, dye discs, essential oils, and a double boiler. All these materials are available from craft shops. Or if you do not want to buy them, you can improvise with an old saucepan, Pyrex jug, or even a sturdy can, in a pot of water. After providing the materials, follow this procedure or instruction in making candles!
  • First of all, melt the wax. All wax has a flash point, so to prevent it from bursting into flames; you must melt it in a double boiler, with water at the bottom of the pan.
  • Then, prepare the mould with the wick. Thread the wick through the mould and make sure that you leave a good few centimeters sticking out of the hole in the bottom.
  • After that, add the scent. If you want a scented candle, add a few drops of essential oil to the melted wax. You can use any essential oil you like, as long as it doesn't contain water.
  • Next step, pour the wax into the mould. Try and tip the wax into the mould quickly, all in one go, to minimize spillage and air bubbles.
  • Then, release the bubbles and top it up. Releasing the air bubbles will eventually make the candle sink, so you will need to top it up with more melted wax.
  • Finally, remove it from the mould. After four or five hours, the candle can be taken out of its mould.
Your candle is now ready for display. Remember, you must always leave it for a day before lighting it.
  1. What does paragraph one tell us about?
    1. The steps in making candles
    2. The materials we need in making candles
    3. The goal of the text in making candles
    4. The way to make candles
  2. What should you do after melting the wax?
    1. Pour the melting wax into the mould
    2. Remove the melting wax from the mould
    3. Prepare the mould with the wick
    4. Release the bubbles and top it up
  3. Where can you buy the materials for making candles?
    1. At the handicraft shop
    2. At the super market
    3. At the stall
    4. At the craft shop
  4. “..., so to prevent it from bursting into flames you ...”
    The word “bursting” means ....
    1. exploding
    2. melting
    3. satisfying
    4. becoming
Read the following text and answer questions 23 to 26.


Once upon time, a man had a wonderful parrot. There was no other parrot like it. The parrot could say every word, except one word. The parrot would not say the name of the place where it was born. The name of the place was Catano.

The man felt excited having the smartest parrot but he could not understand why the parrot would not say Catano. The man tried to teach the bird to say Catano, however the bird did not say the word.

At first, the man was very nice to the bird but then he got very angry. “You stupid bird!” pointed the man to the parrot. “Why can’t you say the word? Say Catano! Or I will kill you” the man said angrily. Although he tried hard to teach, the parrot would not say it. Then the man got so angry and shouted to the bird over and over; “Say Catano or I’ll kill you”. The bird kept silent.

One day, after trying so many times to make the bird say Catano, the man really got very angry. He could not bear it. He picked the parrot and threw it into the chicken house. There were four old chickens for next dinner “You are as stupid as the chickens. Just stay with them” Said the man angrily. Then he continued to mumble; “You know I will cut the chicken for my meal. Next it will be your turn, I will eat you too, stupid parrot”. After that he left the chicken house.

The next day, the man came back to the chicken house. He opened the door and was very surprised. He could not believe what he saw at the chicken house. There were three death chickens on the floor. At the moment, the parrot was standing proudly and screaming at the last old chicken; “Say Catano or I’ll kill you”.
  1. Why did the man feel so angry with the parrot?
    1. It could say everything except Catano
    2. It couldn’t say anything
    3. It was a parrot like others
    4. It was a stupid parrot.
  2. What is the purpose of the text above?
    1. To describe a very cunning parrot
    2. To tell us about a cruel man who owned a parrot
    3. To entertain the readers by telling about the smartest parrot
    4. To explain why the parrot owner was very angry
  3. From the text we learn that ....
    1. we have to respect others
    2. we have to imitate others
    3. we should not force others to do something
    4. we must not hurt others’ feeling
  4. “... the parrot was standing proudly and screaming at the last old chicken ....”
    The word “proudly” nearly means ....
    1. arrogantly
    2. bravely
    3. smugly
    4. humbly

Read the following text and answer questions 27 to 30.
Prediksi Soal UNBK Bahasa Inggris SMP - Soal UNBK Versi 3
  1. The label tells us about ... of a dietary supplement.
    1. the information
    2. the usage
    3. the materials
    4. the benefits
  2. When would it be best to consume the product?
    1. Before April 27th, 2014
    2. After April 4th, 2014
    3. During April 4th, 2014
    4. On April 4th, 2014
  3. How many soft gels does someone take everyday?
    1. 1 gel
    2. 15 mg
    3. 200 IU
    4. 600 mg
  4. “Daily value has not been established.” (Line 10)
    What is the meaning of the word “established”?
    1. Ordered
    2. Determined
    3. Carried
    4. Helped

Read the text below to answer questions 31 to 35.
A cactus (plural: cacti) is any member of the plant family Cactaceae, native to the Americas. They are often used as ornamental plants, but some are also crop plants. Cacti are grown for protection of property from wild animals, as well as many other uses.

Cacti are parts of the plant order Caryophyllales, which also include members like beets, gypsophila, spinach, amaranth, tumbleweeds, carnations, rhubarb, buckwheat, plumbago, bougainvillea, chickweed and knotgrass.

Cacti are unusual and distinctive plants, which are adapted to extremely arid and hot environments, showing a wide range of anatomical and physiological features which conserve water. Their stems have adapted to become photosynthetic and succulent, while the leaves have become the spines for which cacti are well known.

Cacti come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. The tallest is Pachycereus pringlei, with a maximum recorded height of 19.2 m, and the smallest is Blossfeldia liliputiana, only about 1 cm in diameter at maturity. Cactus flowers are large, and like the spines and branches arise from areoles. Many cactus species are night blooming, as they are pollinated by nocturnal insects or small animals, principally moths and bats. Cacti range in size from small and globular to tall and columnar.
  1. Where can we find cacti mostly?
    1. In the jungle
    2. On the beach
    3. On the mountain
    4. In the arid and hot region
  2. Why do cacti mostly bloom at night?
    1. Because their flowers are large.
    2. Since cacti are unusual and distinctive plants.
    3. Since cacti are pollinated by nocturnal insects.
    4. As the afternoon period is used for photosynthetic process.
  3. What does the first paragraph tell us about?
    1. The members of cacti
    2. The habitat of cacti
    3. The use of cacti
    4. Types of cacti
  4. The text is written to ....
    1. give information about American cacti
    2. explain physical features of cacti
    3. describe cacti in general
    4. talk about the life of cacti
  5. “Cacti are unusual and distinctive plants, which ...”
    The synonym of the word “distinctive” is ....
    1. typical
    2. antique
    3. unique
    4. different

Read the following text and answer questions 36 t0 38.
Prediksi Soal UNBK Bahasa Inggris SMP - Soal UNBK Versi 3
  1. What is being advertised?
    1. A white buffalo
    2. A strange place
    3. A museum
    4. A miracle
  2. Why is the buffalo called a miracle?
    1. The museum opens on work days only.
    2. Ripley’s Believe It or Not is a name of a museum.
    3. White buffaloes are rarely found.
    4. The museum collections are on TV programs too.
  3. What is the purpose of the advertisement above?
    1. To describe the white buffalo
    2. To invite people to see the white buffalo
    3. To show the readers about the castle of the white buffalo
    4. To tell people the breeding of the white buffalo.

Read the letter below to answer questions 39 to 43.
Dear Nan,

We are having a great holiday here on the Gold Coast. Yesterday we went to the Movie World.

When we got up in the morning, it looked like rain. After a while the cloud disappeared. And it became a sunny day. We then decided to go to the Movie World.

The first ride I went on was Lethal Weapon. Next I saw the Police Academy show. After that I had lunch as I was really hungry. Meanwhile, Mum and Kelly queued for the Batman ride.

About one o’clock we got a light shower of rain but it cleared up soon after. We then went on all the other rides.

It was a top day. See you when you get back.

  1. What is the letter about?
    1. Sam’s holiday
    2. The Gold Coast
    3. The Movie World
    4. The Shower of Rain
  2. What is the main idea of paragraph 3?
    1. The weather in Gold Coast
    2. Police Academy Show
    3. Sam’s activities in the Movie World
    4. A great holiday in the Movie World
  3. Where did Sam spend his holiday with his family?
    1. On the Gold Coast
    2. In the Movie World
    3. In Lethal Weapon
    4. At the Police Academy
  4. The word ‘we’ in the text refers to ....
    1. Sam and Nan
    2. Sam and Mum
    3. Mum and Kelly
    4. Sam, Mum, and Kelly
  5. The word queued in paragraph 3 means ....
    1. went on
    2. lined up
    3. sat down
    4. waited for
For questions 44 to 47, choose the best words to complete the text.
Many people call platypus duckbill because this animal has a bill like duckbill. Platypus ...(44)... a native Tasmania and southern and eastern Australia.

Platypus ...(45)... a flat tail and webbed feet. Its body length is 30 to 45 cm and covered with a thick and woolly layer of fur. Its bill is detecting prey and stirring up mud. Platypus' eyes and head are small. It has no ears but has ability to sense sound and light.

Platypus ...(46)... in streams, rivers, and lakes. Female platypus usually digs burrows in the streams or river banks. The burrows are blocked with soil to ...(47)... it from intruders and flooding. In the other hand, male platypus does not need any burrow to stay.
    1. is
    2. are
    3. was
    4. were
    1. has
    2. had
    3. have
    4. having
    1. live
    2. lives
    3. lived
    4. living
    1. protecting
    2. protected
    3. protects
    4. protect
  1. Arrange the following jumbled words to make a good sentence.
    (1) her class – (2) in – (3) diligent – (4) Jessica – (5) very – (6) is – (7) student – (8) a
    1. 4 – 6 – 8 – 5 – 3 – 7 – 2 – 1
    2. 4 – 2 – 1 – 6 – 8 – 5 – 3 – 7
    3. 2 – 1 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 5 – 7 – 3
    4. 2 – 1 – 8 – 5 – 3 – 7 – 6 – 4
  2. Arrange the following jumble words to make a good sentence.
    (1) a phone call – (2) her – (3) there – (4) for – (5) was – (6) the geography teacher – (7) was teaching – (8) while
    1. 8 – 6 – 7 – 3 – 5 – 1 – 4 - 2
    2. 8 – 2 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 1
    3. 6 – 7 – 2 – 8 – 3 – 5 – 1 – 4
    4. 3 – 5 – 1 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 2 – 7
  3. Arrange the following sentences to make a good paragraph.
    1. Jack had an accident a few days ago.
    2. Jill went to the hospital too visit him.
    3. He is still in the hospital now.
    4. She is at the hospital now.
    5. He had to go to hospital.
    1. 1-4-3-5-2
    2. 1-3-5-4-2
    3. 1-2-3-4-5
    4. 1-5-3-2-4
April 16th, 2013: Corrections on nbr. 9, text nbr 44-47.


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