Thursday, March 27, 2014

Prediksi UN Bahasa Inggris SMK SKL 2013/2014 - Try Out 12 (Reading & Writing Section)

Reading Section

5. Error Recognition: Questions 16 to 20, choose the inappropriate structure in the sentences below.
  1. Okky: Do you think Kawah Ijen is more beautiful than Bromo?
    I believe Bromo is the most beautiful mountain in Java island.
    Gita : Well, in my opinion, Bromo is as beautiful than Kawah Ijen, but it gets very crowded
                                                                                   C                                                                    D
    on weekends and holidays.
  2. Kalimantan, what has been described as the largest island in Indonesia, is called the
                               A                                                                                                                B
    Borneo island. It has four provinces with the longest and largest river in Indonesia.
                                     C                                              D
  3. Titi: Look at the girl sitting next to my mother. She’s my sister. Pretty, isn’t she?
                                           A          B
    Yudi: Yes, she is. She looks differently with her new hairdo.
                                                              C                                     D
  4. Lia: What are the requirements of the new scholarship program?
                   A                                                                      B
    Eka: You would be allowed for the test if your score average is not less than 8.5.
                            C                                                                                               D
  5. Dewi: Why do you look so sad?
    Rina: I got bad scores for some subjects. I’m disappointing with myself.
                                                             B                                C
    Desi: Cheer up. I’m sure you can improve next semester.
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 – 23 refer to the following text:

Withdrawal at an ATM:
  1. Use an instant debit card. To do this, you need to have your debit card set up with your bank to use it at an ATM.
  2. Insert your card and your PIN. If you don’t have one, call your bank beforehand and request one. You will not be able to withdraw money without a PIN.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions. If you have more than one account, you need to specify which account you want the money to come from. Be sure to push the correct button. Then specify how much money you want to withdraw.
  4. Wait for the machine to process your transaction, then take your receipt, money and card out of the machine.
  1. What do you have to do after inserting your card?
    1. Follow the on screen instructions
    2. Enter your Personal Identity Number.
    3. Specify how much money you want.
    4. Push the correct buttons on the machine.
  2. What will happen if you don’t have a PIN?
    1. You can’t withdraw money.
    2. The transaction will fail.
    3. You may not get receipt.
    4. You can’t call your bank.
  3. “Follow the on-screen instructions.”. The synonym of the underlined word is ....
    1. Arrangements.
    2. Confirmations.
    3. Specifications.
    4. Directions.
Questions 24 – 25 refer to the following memo:
TO : Jonas Smith                                      DATE : October 14
FROM : Cathy Fitzgerald
RE : The Company Picnic

In order to introduce our newest staff members to everyone in a comfortable setting, we have decided to hold a company picnic next Saturday. We hope you can spare some time out of your busy day to join us in welcoming these young recruits.

The picnic will start at 11:00 and we will introduce the new staff members at 11:15, and will have lunch at noon. From 1:00 p.m., we will have several games and all the participants can win prizes. They will be held on the south side of Stanyell Park but will be cancelled in the event of rain. Please let me know, by 3:30 pm tomorrow, the number of people in your department that will attend.

Thank you for your time.

  1. What is the purpose of this memo?
    1. To inform Jonas Smith about the details of the picnic.
    2. To announce the types of games they will have.
    3. To ask Mrs. Fitzgerald to help with the picnic.
    4. To cancel the company picnic.
  2. They will be held on the south ....” The underlined word refers to ....
    1. The new staff members.
    2. Some activities in the picnic.
    3. People in the department.
    4. The picnic participants.
Questions 26 – 28 refer to the following text
Yahoo! Inc. (Yahoo!), incorporated in 1995, is a digital media company. Through the Company’s technology and insights, Yahoo! delivers digital content and experiences, across devices and globally. The Company provides online properties and services to users, as well as a range of marketing services designed to reach and connect with those users on Yahoo! and through a distribution network of third-party entities (Affiliates). These Affiliates integrate its advertising offerings into their Websites or other offerings (those Websites and other offerings, Affiliate sites).
  1. What is the text about?
    1. The establishment of Yahoo!
    2. An advertising network.
    3. The properties of Yahoo!
    4. The business run by Yahoo!
  2. What does the word “their” in line 7 refer to?
    1. Affiliates.
    2. Yahoo!.
    3. The users.
    4. Digital media.
  3. What is the synonym of the word “content” in line 2?
    1. Media
    2. Product
    3. Material
    4. Service
Questions 29 – 31 refer to the following text:
Yudhoyono had wanted to join the army since he was a child. In school, he developed a reputation as an extremely talented student in addition to being an academic achiever, excelling in writing poems, short stories, and play-acting. Yudhoyono was also talented in music and sport, reflected when he and his friends established a volleyball club called Klub Rajawali and a band called Gaya Teruna.

When he was in fifth grade, Yudhoyono visited the Indonesian Armed Forces Academy (AKABRI). After seeing the soldiers training there and inspired by his own father’s career, Yudhoyono became determined to join Indonesian Armed Forces and became a soldier. Yudhoyono had originally wanted to get into the AKABRI after graduating from high school 1968. However, he missed out because he did not register in time.

  1. From the first paragraph we can conclude that Yudhoyono was .....
    1. A well known musician and athlete.
    2. A multitalented youngster.
    3. A well known actor and volley ball player.
    4. A very popular president of Indonesia.
  2. When did Yudhoyono visit the Indonesian Armed Forces Academy?
    1. In 1968.
    2. When he was in fifth grade.
    3. After graduating from high school.
    4. After seeing the soldiers training.
  3. He couldn’t get into AKABRI after graduating from high school because .....
    1. He didn’t pass the admission test.
    2. He didn’t want to be a soldier.
    3. He registered on time.
    4. He registered too late.

Writing Section

7. Incomplete Dialog: Questions 32 to 41, choose the most appropriate answer.
  1. Wisnu: “I’m thinking about quitting my studies.”
    Cita: “Are you serious? What’s going on?”
    Wisnu: “I need to help my family’s financial problem. ....”
    1. I want to work while studying.
    2. I’m thinking about finding a job.
    3. I’m thinking about becoming a good student.
    4. I’m bored with my bad scores.
  2. Vira: “This is Vira from PT. XYZ. May I speak to Mr. Chen, the Manager?”
    Operator: “I’m sorry, but he’s still in a meeting. ....”
    Vira: “Yes. Please tell him that we need confirmation about the order quantity.”
    1. Would you like to leave a message?
    2. Could you tell him my message?
    3. May I leave a message?
    4. Would you return the call, please?
  3. Eddy: “I’m bored of staying at home. I’ve got nothing to do.”
    Aji : “ ....”
    Eddy: “That’s a good idea. Let’s go there then.”
    1. When do you plan to do something?
    2. What are you going to do then?
    3. How will you go to the fashion show?
    4. Why don’t you see the exhibition?
  4. Inna: “What do you usually do during the weekend?”
    Hardi: “.... I’m fond of surfing.”
    1. I like staying at home.
    2. I usually hang out with my friends.
    3. I usually go to the beach.
    4. I enjoy playing football.
  5. Della: “Do you still have any tickets left for the concert?”
    Attendant: “Yes, we still have a few open seats.”
    Della: “....”
    1. How many tickets would you like to have?
    2. Can I reserve two tickets, please?
    3. How many people will see it?
    4. The concert will be great.
  6. Guest: “Excuse me. Could you show me where the welcome drinks are?”
    Clerk: “Sure. .... You can use the escalator.”
    1. Keep walking two blocks.
    2. Take a bus route number 16.
    3. Activate the escalator and use it.
    4. It’s on the second floor at the Tiara cafe.
  7. Mitha: “The traffic lights really help, don’t they?”
    Hani: “I agree. This crossroad has become safer than it was.”
    Mitha: “That’s right. ....”
    1. There used to be a lot of accidents here.
    2. The number of accidents will increase.
    3. I wish there were no traffic lights here.
    4. Pedestrians should not cross the road here.
  8. Yuni: “How are we going to celebrate the event?”
    Pram: “I still have no idea, but ..... They will take care of everything.”
    1. I would hire an event organizer.
    2. I had hired an event organizer.
    3. I’m going to hire an event organizer.
    4. I was hiring an event organizer.
  9. Lita: “Where were you after lunch this afternoon? I needed your help.”
    Murni: “At 1 pm? .....”
    Lita: “Oh, that’s why I couldn’t find you.”
    1. I was accompanying a guest for lunch.
    2. I accompany a guest for lunch.
    3. I am accompanying a guest for lunch.
    4. I will accompany a guest for lunch.
  10. Fitri: “Where is the Bakso stall? It used to be here 2 years ago.”
    Rio: “Oh, it’s at the next corner. ....”
    1. It moved there since September.
    2. It had moved there since September.
    3. It would move there in September.
    4. It has moved there since September.
8. Cloze Test: Choose the most appropriate word or phrase to complete the texts.

Questions 42 – 44 refer to the following letter

Dear Sirs,

I ... (42)... for the position of Public Relation Officer advertised in Java Post on December 14, 2013.

I am 25 years old and I graduated from STP Bandung 3 years ago. Enjoying meeting and talking to people, I have been working with Astra Public Relation for 2 years. To provide you with my particulars, I ...(43)... reference from my previous employer.

I am eager for an interview at your convenience. I look forward to hearing ...(44)... you.

Yours faithfully

42. A. apply
       B. applied
       C. am applying
       D. have applied
43. A. send
        B. bring
        C. write
        D. enclose
44. A. with
        B. from
        C. by
        D. before
Questions 45 – 47 refer to the following announcement
Dear Residents,

... (45)... the Fitness First Cycling event on Sunday December 9, 2012, this street will be closed to traffic from 6 am ...(46)... 11 am on this date.

Please ensure that your car is not ...(47)... on the street at this time; otherwise it will be towed away. Thank you for your respective cooperation on this matter.

45. A. Although
        B. Because
        C. Due to
        D. Therefore
46. A. to
        B. and
        C. by
        D. with
47. A. park
        B. parked
        C. parking
        D. be parked
Questions 48 – 50 refer to the following advertisement

Swiss Air will get you there the quickest. We ... (48)... 8 times a week more than any other airlines. Our new 767 aircraft will take you more ...(49)... and quietly to Paris, London and Geneva.

...(50)... wider seats, you have more room and will arrive feeling fresh. Our air hostesses will serve you gently and politely and help you enjoy your flight better. Try us.


48. A. flew
        B. flying
        C. fly
        D. flight
49. A. comfort
        B. comfortable
        C. comfortably
        D. comforted
50. A. By
        B. From
        C. For
        D. With

This is the end of the test.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Efektifkah Hukuman Dalam Menangani Kenakalan Pelajar?

Saat berbicara tentang kenakalan dan perilaku buruk pelajar sekolah, kita bisa menggunakan "Iceberg Analogy", yaitu menyamakan perilaku pelajar dengan sebuah gunung es di lautan. Di balik kenakalan atau buruknya perilaku yang tampak di permukaan, ada latar belakang yang menjadi dasar mengapa seorang pelajar memilih untuk berperilaku buruk. Di sanalah, seringkali terdapat masalah yang jauh lebih kompleks daripada yang tampak di permukaan.

Sikap dan perilaku pelajar pasti dilatar-belakangi oleh motivasi tertentu. Sebagai contoh, jika seorang pelajar memiliki keyakinan bahwa dia akan lulus apabila rajin belajar, keyakinan itu akan membawanya ke dalam perilaku rajin belajar. Sebaliknya, jika pelajar tersebut beranggapan bahwa dia tidak akan lulus meskipun belajar, atau dia pasti lulus meskipun tidak belajar, maka bisa dipastikan perilaku yang akan dia pilih adalah tidak belajar.

Tujuan di Balik Kenakalan Anak Didik

Rudolf Dreikurs, pendiri dan pimpinan the Community Child Guidance Center of Chicago, berpendapat bahwa "seorang anak dengan perilaku bermasalah adalah anak yang kehilangan rasa percaya diri." Menurut Dreikurs, perilaku buruk pada anak didik disebabkan oleh adanya pemikiran yang salah bahwa dia merasa tidak menjadi bagian dalam kelompok, dan merasa keberadaannya tidak berarti.

Dalam usahanya untuk menemukan "tempat" dan makna eksistensi diri, pemikiran yang salah akan membawanya ke dalam sikap dan perilaku yang salah. Karena itu, sikap dan perilaku yang dipilihnya justru menimbulkan reaksi atau tanggapan yang berlawanan dengan apa yang diinginkannya. Ketika dia ingin menemukan "tempat" serta makna keberadaan diri, perilakunya yang salah justru menimbulkan reaksi penolakan dari orang lain, termasuk guru dan siswa lainnya.

Dalam konsepnya yang disebut Positive Discipline, Dreikurs mengidentifikasi bahwa ada 4 (empat) tujuan atau sasaran di balik kenakalan anak didik, yaitu perhatian, kekuasaan, balas dendam, dan keputus-asaan. Sebagai kompensasi terhadap kegagalan dalam pencarian jati diri, seorang anak akan berusaha mewujudkan keempat hal itu dalam berbagai perilaku yang buruk seperti, usil, suka mengganggu, kasar, semena-mena, suka mencari keributan dan berkelahi, memberontak dan tidak taat pada guru, hingga malas dan tidak mau belajar.

Bantulah, Jangan Sekedar Menghukum

Dengan memahami bahwa kenakalan pelajar hanyalah dampak dari pemikiran dan motivasi yang salah dalam menyikapi kegagalan pencarian jati diri, masihkah kita meyakini bahwa hukuman adalah cara efektif dalam menangani kenakalan pelajar? Hukuman seringkali hanya bersifat memaksakan perubahan perilaku, dan hampir tidak membantu anak didik untuk menemukan apa yang sedang dia cari, yaitu tempat dan makna eksistensi dirinya. Dalam banyak kasus, hukuman bahkan hanya memperparah kekecewaan dan keputus-asaan siswa terhadap sekolah.

Budaya suka menghukum dapat memperburuk kepercayaan anak didik kepada sekolah. Seorang pelajar yang melakukan pelanggaran dan merasa yakin akan dikenai hukuman cenderung untuk berbohong dan menuduh pihak lain sebagai penyebab. Sebaliknya, ketika dia merasa yakin bahwa dia akan dibantu atau dibimbing agar bisa menghentikan perilaku buruknya, maka dia akan jujur dan terbuka tentang latar belakang masalah yang sebenarnya. Hanya ketika anak didik jujur dan terbuka tentang masalah yang sedang dia alami, solusi efektif terhadap permasalahan yang sebenarnya akan bisa dicapai.

Hukuman dengan berbagai bentuknya, termasuk skorsing, mungkin bisa mengubah perilaku, tapi belum tentu mampu menyentuh kesadaran anak didik dan mengubah motivasi mereka ke arah yang positif. Hukuman harus disertai dengan tindakan korektif, termasuk konseling, untuk mengubah pemikiran yang keliru, dan mengarahkan mereka ke dalam pemikiran positif. Pemikiran yang positif akan menghasilkan motivasi yang baik dan secara otomatis akan mendorong pelajar untuk selalu berperilaku baik.

Bimbingan dan konseling yang tepat mampu mengeksplorasi dan menampung pemikiran serta perasaan anak didik, dan memberi peluang besar untuk membantu anak didik dalam memenuhi kebutuhannya terhadap tempat dan pengakuan eksistensi diri. Di sanalah kita bisa membantu siswa bermasalah untuk mengatasi permasalahan yang dialaminya. Ketika seorang anak sudah merasa nyaman dan menemukan tempat bagi dirinya, perilaku buruknya bisa dipastikan tidak akan timbul kembali.

Karena itu, persepsi bahwa setiap pelanggaran wajib dikenai hukuman harus dihilangkan dari dunia pendidikan, terutama sekolah. Pelajar bermasalah lebih membutuhkan bimbingan dan pertolongan daripada sekedar hukuman. Kita harus selalu ingat bahwa kenakalan pelajar timbul dari kegagalan mereka menemukan tempat dan makna bagi keberadaan dirinya. Pesan mereka sebenarnya jelas, bahwa mereka hanyalah anak-anak yang ingin menemukan tempat yang nyaman dimana keberadaan mereka diakui dan menjadi berarti.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Prediksi UN Bahasa Inggris SMK SKL 2013/2014 - Try Out 11 (Reading & Writing Section)

Reading Section

5. Error Recognition: Questions 16 to 20, choose the inappropriate structure in the sentences below.
  1. Rini: This chair is not more comfortable as the old one.
                                                        A                                    B
    Alif : I agree with you. Besides, it’s too small for me. I feel like a giant when I sit on it.
                                                                           C                                                                D
  2. Joko: There are three beautiful small blue leather bags.
                            A                                        B
    Ira: Which one is yours? Mine is the one which a pocket on it.
                                       C                                        D
  3. Elma: Have you seen my little sister? I left her here when I met my guests.
    Udin: No one was here when I came. How does she look like?
                                B                                                                        C
    Elma: She is pleasingly plump. She’s about 130 cm. She has fairly skin.
  4. Ana: Have you finished the report? The deadline is the day after tomorrow.
                                     A                                                                                   B
    Yesi: It is being printed. I would be able to submit it tomorrow if they finish today.
                                C                     D
    Ana: I hope so.
  5. Desi: I heard you’ve received a scholarship. What a pity.
    Lina: Thank you. I worked hard on it. I failed last year.
                                                      B                   C
    Desi: You deserve it. I’m proud of you.
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 – 23 refer to the following text:
Please follow these procedures in order to make a machine withdrawal from your BRI Bank checking or savings accounts:
  1. Insert your card face up into the card slot on the machine teller
  2. Enter your six digits identification number on the numbers buttons
  3. Press the withdrawal button for checking or button for savings
  4. Enter the amount of withdrawal, either fifty or one hundred thousand rupiahs, on the numbered buttons, and wait for your receipt to be printed
  5. Remove your card from the slot. The drawer will open with receipt and your cash withdrawal in fifty-thousand rupiah packets.
All customers are limited to two withdrawals in one twenty- four- hour period.
  1. What does the text explain?
    1. How to get a BRI Bank Card
    2. How to open an account at BRI Bank
    3. How to withdraw money from a teller machine.
    4. How to make deposits and withdrawals at BRI Bank
  2. What should you do after you enter the amount of withdrawal?
    1. Print your receipt.
    2. Remove your card.
    3. Wait for your receipt.
    4. Press withdrawal button.
  3. "Please follow these procedures ...." The synonym of the underlined word is ....
    1. Arrangements.
    2. Confirmations.
    3. Qualifications
    4. Instructions.
Questions 24 – 25 refer to the following memo:
From: Rahardjo
To: Dianita
Subject: Monthly meeting
Our Director, Mr. Sulaiman will not be at the office until the end of this week as he must have research on our new branch in Singapore. I’d like you to tell the managers about the postponing of monthly meeting. Tell them that will be held on Monday next week.
  1. What does the memo talk about?
    1. The meeting will be held every month.
    2. The postponing of monthly meeting.
    3. A new branch in Singapore
    4. Mr. Sulaiman’s research
  2. Why is the meeting postponed?
    1. The managers do not know about the meeting.
    2. The secretary hasn’t told the managers.
    3. The Director will not be at the office.
    4. The meeting will be held on Monday.
Questions 26 – 28 refer to the following text:

Meredian Express

We are the one you can trust in delivery service. Established since 1984 and advancing through five provinces, we now have more than 500 branches. Our commitment is to ensure that the goods will be delivered quickly and safely. We offer a competitive delivery cost with an excellent service. So, what are you waiting for? Trust your goods delivery in us.
Our main office is located in Panglima Sudirman st. no 62. Makassar. Hot line 0856433765.
  1. What does the Meredian express deal with?
    1. Transportation service
    2. Goods distribution
    3. Delivery service
    4. Marketing
  2. What does the word “us” in line 5 refer to?
    1. Main office.
    2. 500 branches.
    3. Goods delivery.
    4. Meredian Express.
  3. What is the synonym of the word “commitment” in line 3?
    1. Relationship
    2. Dedication
    3. Promotion
    4. Establishment
Questions 29 – 31 refer to the following text:
Amyr Klink said that he was going to cross the Atlantic Ocean by himself in a rowboat. Nobody believed him and some people thought he was crazy. “I didn’t plan this by myself,”Klink said. “I had some help from scientists and engineers.”
On June 10, 1984, Klink left Namibia in his rowboat, The Paraty, and headed for Brazil. It was not an easy experience for Klink. He rowed his small boat across the Atlantic for 92 days. His only companions were dolphins, whales, and a few sharks who amused themselves by chasing after the boat.
Finally, on September 9, 1984, The Paraty arrived in Salvador, Brazil. It was the end of the journey.
  1. What does the text talk about?
    1. Amyr Klink’s rowboat, the Paraty.
    2. Amyr Klink’s incredible journey.
    3. The biography of Amyr Klink.
    4. Amyr Klink’s hobby.
  2. Where did Amyr Klink start his journey?
    1. Namibia.
    2. Brazil.
    3. Atlantic Ocean.
    4. Salvador.
  3. Which statement is not true according the text?
    1. Some people thought Amyr Klink was crazy.
    2. Amyr Klink crossed the Atlantic Ocean alone.
    3. Amyr Klink rowed his small boat in less than 100 days.
    4. Scientists and engineers joined Amyr Klink’s journey.

Writing Section

7. Incomplete Dialog: Questions 32 to 41, choose the most appropriate answer.
  1. Ulfa: “I can’t access the web page. It says ‘500 – Internal Server Error.”
    Lina: “Neither can I. I think ....”
    1. The problem has been fixed.
    2. The server has a problem.
    3. It has internal server.
    4. We should open the web.
  2. Hanis: “This is Hanis from PT. ABC. May I speak to Mr. Adi, the Manager?”
    Operator: “I’m sorry, but he’s still away for lunch. May I take a message?”
    Hanis: “Yes. ....”
    Operator: “All right.”
    1. Please leave him my message.
    2. Please call again in an hour.
    3. Please tell him that I called.
    4. Please ask him to be away.
  3. Juli: “It’s getting colder outside. The wind is blowing harder.”
    Wira : “You are right. ....”
    1. Let’s go in.
    2. Just open the window.
    3. Why don’t we stay here?
    4. I am sweating very much.
  4. Laila: “What kind of exercise do you like to do?”
    Rudi: “.... On weekends, I ride to the countryside to enjoy the fresh air and scenery.”
    1. I like cycling.
    2. I usually go swimming.
    3. I prefer playing tennis.
    4. I enjoy playing football.
  5. Receptionist: “....”
    Tourist: “Double with bath. Please give me a room with a view over the beach.”
    1. What can I do for you, Sir?
    2. What kind of bathroom do you need?
    3. How many rooms would you like?
    4. What kind of room would you like?
  6. Tourist: “Excuse me. ....”
    Receptionist: “Go along this street. Turn left at the first junction. Then walk for about 100 m. It’s on your right.
    1. Could you show me where I stay, please?
    2. How can I get to the nearest batik center?
    3. Will you take me to the nearest batik center?
    4. Could you tell me the nearest way, please?
  7. Tito: “The street gets very busy from 6 to 7 am. We can be trapped in traffic jams.”
    Redi: “So, if we don’t want to be late, ....”
    1. We will have to leave at about 5 am.
    2. We had had to leave at about 5 am.
    3. We would have to leave at about 5 am.
    4. We had to leave at about 5 am.
  8. Yeko: “Why did you take the bus? You always ride your motorcycle to work, ....”
    Dedi: “Yes, but my motorcycle is being repaired now.
    1. Do you?
    2. Don’t you?
    3. Did you?
    4. Didn’t you?
  9. Bima: “Have you heard about the new film?”
    Gita: “Yes. I can’t wait to watch it. ....”
    Hani: “Early next month.”
    1. When was it released?
    2. When is it releasing?
    3. When will it be released?
    4. When will you release it?
  10. Tedy: “Have you seen Rio? I need his help now.”
    Gita: “He’s in the director’s room. ....”
    1. He met our client.
    2. He has met our client.
    3. He is meeting our client.
    4. He would meet our client.
8. Cloze Test: Choose the most appropriate word or phrase to complete the texts.
Questions 42 – 44 refer to the following letter
Dear Sir,
In reply to your advertisement on The Jakarta Post dated December 14,2013, I would like to ...(42)... for the position of a female office administration staff.
I’m a girl of 20, graduated from a vocational high school, precisely from Business and Management group ...(43)... Salatiga. Previously, I worked as an administration staff for “Zenith”, a ...(44)... radio station in town.
I herewith enclose some certificates of reference from my former employer together with my curriculum vitae and recent passport-sized photo.
I’m looking forward to your favorable reply and a chance of an interview.
Yours faithfully,

42. A. apply
       B. applied
       C. applying
       D. application
43. A. by
       B. on
       C. in
       D. at
44. A. well-know
       B. well-known
       C. well-knowing
       D. well-knowledge
Questions 45 – 47 refer to the following announcement
Attention students
This Monday, April 15, is the registration deadline for the next semester. Complete your registration form in the administrative office on the first floor ...(45)... the hours of 7.00 am and 13.00 pm.
Payment must be made at the time of registration, so ...(46)... your credit card, a money order or cash with you. Personal checks will not be ...(47).... No late exceptions. Classes begin Monday, May 15.
45. A. from
       B. since
       C. by
       D. between
46. A. submit
       B. collect
       C. bring
       D. take
47. A. accepted
       B. accept
       C. accepting
       D. acceptance
Questions 48 – 50 refer to the following advertisement
Don’t ...(48)... your lunch hour waiting in line. Come to Joe’s Hamburger Grill for a ...(49)... and tasty lunch. Our menu features 25 different types of hamburgers served with:
  • Cheese
  • sliced onions and tomatoes
  • spicy sauces
  • And more
Your order is guaranteed to be on your table within five minutes or free. Joe’s is located ...(50)... North Main Street in the heart of the downtown business district.
See you there
48. A. to spend
       B. spend
       C. spent
       D. spending
49. A. quick
       B. quickly
       C. quicker
       D. quicks
50. A. in
       B. at
       C. on
       D. by

This is the end of the test
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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Animal Races in SEMIPRO Festival - Descriptive Text with Cloze Test and Vocabulary Exercise

SEMIPRO , a one-week festival in Probolinggo city, offers a number of enjoyable entertainment shows and competitions. In the festival which starts from late June to early July every year, there are also animal races, such as goat race, red cow race, and cow muddy race.

Goat Race

Goat race is one of the most ...(1)... tourist attractions held in SEMIPRO (A Week in Probolinggo City) festival. Since 2009, goat race has ...(2)... the enthusiasm of not only local contestants, ...(3)... those from other cities.

The most important element in this race basically lies ...(4)... the speed of the goats in reaching the finish line. Contestants are ...(5)... to bring additional equipment as well as noise-makers to stimulate the goats’ running speed.

Looking at the enthusiasm of its contestants and the locals from year to year, the goat race is ...(6)... to be held in SEMIPRO festival every year.

  1. A. interest
    B. interested
    C. interesting
    D. interests

  2. A. raise
    B. raising
    C. raises
    D. raised

  1. A. but also
    B. but as well
    C. also
    D. and

  2. A. in
    B. at
    C. of
    D. on

  1. A. allowing
    B. allowed
    C. allow
    D. allows

  2. A. like
    B. alike
    C. likeness
    D. likely

Red Cow Race

Similar ...(7)... goat race, red cow race has become an important agenda in SEMIPRO festival. Despite the fact that the red cow race was never ...(8)... in SEMIPRO festival until 2011, the race has received great interest of the locals.

The characteristics of red cows ...(9)... to those of race cows, marked with their speed and power. If a cow ...(10)... one or more races, it will be a very profitable bid for the owner. A five-thousand-dollar cow can be worth U$7,500 after winning a race.

  1. A. with
    B. as
    C. for
    D. to

  2. A. hold
    B. holding
    C. held
    D. be held

  1. A. belong
    B. belonged
    C. belonging
    D. belongs

  2. A. win
    B. won
    C. wins
    D. will win

Cow Muddy Race

One of the most ...(11)... and unique events in SEMIPRO festival is cow muddy race which takes place on muddy farming land. The race is ...(12)... to be part of daily life in Pendalungan culture, that is the combination of Javanese and Maduranese culture. Its integration into SEMIPRO festival in 2011 has made it one of the formal ...(13)... events held in Probolinggo city. The prizes offered in the formal race pay the highest contribution in attracting local racers as well as racers from ...(14)... regions and towns.

Beside its noises and tension, what makes the cow muddy race unique is that it requires the art and skill of making the cows run ...(15)... possible on muddy farm land. The fastest cows will win the race. However, it requires a certain skill to keep the cows in the right ...(16)... and reach the finish line in record time.

  1. A. attraction
    B. attractive
    C. attracted
    D. attractively

  2. A. believes
    B. believing
    C. believe
    D. believed

  1. A. annually
    B. annual
    C. annuity
    D. anniversary

  2. A. other
    B. others
    C. another
    D. the other

  1. A. as fast
    B. faster than
    C. the fastest
    D. as fast as

  2. A. directly
    B. direction
    C. directive
    D. direct

Vocabulary Exercise

Match the words on the left with the correct meaning or definition on the right.
  1. Attraction
  2. Enthusiasm
  3. Element
  4. Equipment
  5. Locals
  6. Worth
  7. Culture

  8. Integration
  9. Tension
  10. Skill
  1. An instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
  2. Having a specified value
  3. A state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
  4. People who live nearby
  5. A lively interest
  6. The act of combining into an integral whole
  7. The attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group
  8. An entertainment that is offered to the public
  9. An ability that has been acquired by training
  10. An abstract part of something