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March 02, 2014

Vocabulary Exercise: "Animal Races in SEMIPRO Festival" Descriptive Text

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

Vocabulary Exercise - Animal Races in SEMIPRO Festival Descriptive Text

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

Vocabulary Exercise - Animal Races in SEMIPRO Festival Descriptive Text

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

Vocabulary Exercise - Animal Races in SEMIPRO Festival Descriptive Text
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

June 08, 2012

Descriptive Text: Pekalen White-Water Rafting Adventure

Descriptive Text - Pekalen White-Water Rafting AdventureIf you are a river trip enthusiast, you should visit Probolinggo, East Java. Here in the town which is also well-known as "Mango Paradise", you can have a fantastic white-water rafting adventure in Pekalen river, flowing from Mount Lamongan and Argopuro Mountain south of Probolinggo. It takes 1 - 1.5 hour by car or motorcycle to get to the site.

Being a permanent river, it can be used for white-water rafting even in dry seasons. However, the water gets high and the stream becomes extremely strong from December to April when there is a lot of rain. The difficulty level of this river is categorized into Grade II - III+, which is a grade higher than Ayung river in Bali and Saddang river in South Sulawesi. A number of waterfalls and rapids along the river add to the difficulty level and the sheer challenge of white-water rafting. Other challenges that visitors may have to face are repelling as well as lining the raft with a rope, and portaging, that is carrying the raft in case it is impossible to go through an obstacle.

Descriptive Text: Pekalen White-Water Rafting AdventurePekalen Rafting is divided into 3 (three) stages; Pekalen Atas (12 kms), Pekalen Tengah (7 kms) and Pekalen Bawah (10 kms). Pekalen Atas has the highest difficulty level and is recommended for experienced or professional white-water surfers. However, it doesn't mean that rafting in Pekalen Tengah or Pekalen Bawah is less challenging.

Pekalen Atas route reaches 12 kms and can be covered in 2-3 hours. It starts in Desa Pesawahan, Kecamatan Tiris and ends in a basecamp in Desa Condong, Kecamatan Gending. It offers a spectacular view as you struggle your way through high cliffs, rocks, rapids, and even under bat caves and beautiful waterfalls. Rowing your raft is hardly necessary as you will find as much as 55 (fifty-five) rapids, i.e.; Welcome, Batu Jenggot, Pandawa, Rajawali, Extravaganza, KPLA, Tripple Ace, The Fly Matador, Hiu, Cucak Rowo, Long Rapid, and Good Bye rapid. There is also "Inul" rapid, as you may have to shake the raft like "Inul", a famous Indonesian Dangdut singer, in order to get past.

Descriptive Text: Pekalen White-Water Rafting AdventureWhat is special about Pekalen Atas is the view and adventure it offers. The rain forest, wildlife, and 10 (ten) beautiful waterfalls will offer breathtaking view alongside the river. You will not only enjoy the view of the waterfalls, but also feel the fresh water pouring onto you from the cliffs alongside the river as you row your raft below them. You will also go under bat caves where you will find thousands of bats hanging on the high cliffs. Listening to thousands of bats squeaking and watching them flying above will add to the elements of adventure it offers. Whitewater rafting in Pekalen river will certainly be an unforgettable river trip outing experience.

Updated: May 2nd, 2013