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Reading Section

In this section of the test, you will have the chance to show how you understand
written English. Some texts and question will be given in this section. Read them
carefully and answer the questions.

Text 1

Picasso was one of the most out standing and important artists of the 1900’s. He is
best known for his painting. Almost every style in modern art is represented. In
Picasso’s work.Picasso was born in 1881 in Malaga, Spain as the son of an art
teacher. He studied painting from his father and several art schools.However, he
never finished his college-level course of study at the Academy of art in madrid.
From about 1895 to 1901,he painted realistic works in traditioal style. Then he
entered what was called the blue Period. During this time he only used shades of blue
in his painting to show poverty he saw in Bercelona.
After 1908, he entered into the style of cubism. Among his well-known cubist
painting are ”Three Musicians” and ”Man with a Guitar”. Picasso died in Mougins,
France 1973.
(Adapted from: Golden Home Encyclopedia, p. 475)

1. The text above mainly discusses about...


a. Picasso
b. Important artist
c. An art teacher
d. The most outstanding artist
e. The style of cubism

2. Which of the following statemens is true?


a. Picasso was the only outstanding and important artist of 1900’s
b. Picasso was a modern artist who passed away in france in 1973.
c. “Man with a Guitar” was Picasso’s first painting.
d. Picasso studied painting together with his father.
e. Since Picasso was young, he only used shades of blue in his

3. The type of the text above is a/an....


a. report
b. anecdote
c. recount
d. narrative
e. spoof
4. Text 7 is in form of a/an.....
a. Report
b. desercription
c. discussion
d. analytical exposition
e. hartatory exposition

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Text 8

Cheese Omelet

Ingredients:
2 eggs
50 grams of cheese
¼ cup of milk
3 tablespoons of cooking oil
A pinch of salt
Some pepper

Crack the eggs into a bowl. Then,whisk the eggs with a fork until smooth. Add
some milk and whisk well. Well. Grate the cheese into the bowl and stir. Then,
heat the oil in frying pan. Pour the mixture (i.e.the omelet) with a spatula when it
browns. Cook both sides. After the omelet is cooked,place it on a plate and
season it with salt and pepper. The cheese Omelet is ready to be served.

(Taken from: Look Ahead 1, PT Erlangga)

5. The goal of text 8 is to tell us.......


a. ingredients nedeed to make a cheese omelet
b. the process of making cheese
c. how to make a cheese omelet
d. how to prepare a cheese omelet on a plate
e. a clear description of a cheese omelet

6. After whisking the egg with a fork, dont’t forget to....


a. mix until it is smooth
b. add some milk and whisk well
c. grate the cheese into the bowl
d. put a cracked egg into a bowl
e. heat the egg in a frying pan

7. The communicative purpose of text 8 is......


a. to deseribe a particuler incident
b. to tell the readers how to make cheese omelet
c. to tell the readers how the story happened
d. to entertaint and deal with actual experiences
e. to criticize an account of amusing incedents

8. The last paragraph of the text is called.....


a. a set of steps
b. tools
c. goal
d. angridiets
e. generic statement

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text 5
Once upon a time,there was a fisherman named Batara Guru Sahala who
lived in Batak Land.one day, he caught a fish that could talk, The fish begged
sahala to set it free and he did accordingly.
As soon as the fish was free,it changed into woman. She was so beatiful that
sahala fell in love with her at once. He asked her to marry him. The woman agreed
to marry sahala,but in one condition: he had to keep the secret that she was once a
fish. Sahala promisied her that he would not tell anyone about it.
They where happily married and had two daughters. Evry morning Sahala
went out fishing. His daughters would bring him his lunch. One
day,however,instead of bringing the food to their father,the two girls at it.
When Sahala knew that they had done with the meal,he got very angry he
shouted at them saying,”You behaved exactly like the daugters of fish”
The girls did not understand what their father meant, they went home and
asked their mother about it. Their mother was very annoyed. Althoug Sahala
apologized to her leter,she would not forgive him for breaking his promise.
From that moment on,Sahala took a lesson that he should no have broken
his own promise,Sahala was so grief-stricker that he decided to wander for the
rest of hist life.

9. What is the purpose of the next?...


a. To persuade the readers
b. To entertain the readers
c. To describe Sahala’s life
d. To retell the events happened in Sahala’s life
e. To explain how to break a promise

10. Why could’n Sahal keep his promise?...


a. was very angry
b. was very hungry
c. did not love his wife
d. did not like his daughters
e. did not get his meal

11. What moral lesson can we take from the story?..


a. A huband should beeee loyal to his wife
b. Children should pay respsct to their parents
c. A man should take cre of his family well
d. A man should kee his promise well
e. A woman is smetimes too emotional

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12. “Once upon a time,here was a fisherman named Batar Guru Sahala who lived
in Batak land. One day,he caught at fish that could talk”
a. Orientation
b. complication
c. description
d. re-orientation
e. resolution

Text 6
Man jailed for stricking RI maid

SINGAPORE-A supervisor was jailed for two monts for repeatedly stricking his
Indonesion maid on the head and back with a television remote control.news
reports said on thusday.
Muhammad Shafiq Woon Abdullah admitted in a Singapore court he
physically abused the woman on several occations between june and october 2002,
The Straith Times said.
The magistrate’s court heard that Shafiq,31,began striking Winarti,22,about
a mont after she started working for him. He hit her on the head with the TV set’s
remote control because he was unhappy with her work. On one occasion,he
punched her on the back after accusing her of daydreaming.
S.S.Dhilon ,Shafiq’s lawyer,said hi client lost his “better senses” when he
saw his daugter’s face covered as she lay in bed. He said his client thought the
maid had put the child in danger.-DPA

13. Why did Shafiq strike Winarti? Because.....


a. he was not satisfied with her work
b. he had lost his senses
c. he saw his daughter was not well treated
d. she broke his TV set
e. he punched her on the back

14. “....the maid had put the child in danger”.


This means that the maid had....the child’s safety.
a. saved
b. theratened
c. protected
d. Endangered
e. destroyed

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15. The communicative purpose of text 2 is......
a. to amuse the readers wiyh actual or imaginary experience in different
ways
b. to persaude the readers that something is the case
c. to show how to do something through a set of steps
d. to inform the readers about events of the day wich is concidered
newsworthy
e. to describe the way things are

16. The organization of the consist of.....


a. goal-material-methods
b. newsworty avent –background events-sources
c. thesis-arguments-recommendation
d. thesis-arguments-reiteration
e. orientation-complication-evaluation-resolution

17. Paragraph 3 is the... of the news.


a. Orientation
b. Thesis
c. Reiteration
d. background events
e. source

Text 6
Tsunami

Tsunami occurs when a major fault under the ocean floor suddenly slip.
The displaced rock pushes water above it like a giant paddle, producing powerful
water waves at the ocean surface.
Tsunami waves spread out from the vicinity of the earthquake source and
move accros the ocean until they reach the coastline, where their height increase
as they reach the continental shelf, the part of the earth’s crust that slopes, or rises,
from the ocean floor up to the land.
Tsunami washes ashore with often disastrous effects, such as flooding and
loss of lives due to drowning and damage to property.

18. What is the topic of the text?


a. The victims of tsunami
b. The explanation of how to a tsunami occurs
c. A disastrous giant waves
d. The rising of the ocean’s floor
e. A powerful water waves

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19. “Tsunami waves spread out from the vicinity of the earthquake source . . . .” The
underlined word means . . . .
a. The near distance
b. The long distance
c. The width and the length
d. The width
e. The length

20. The first paragraph shows the . . . of the text.


a. general statement
b. explanation
c. closing
d. orientation
e. identification

21. The last paragraph is the . . . of the text.


a. general statement d. orientation
b. explanatation e. identification
c. closing

22. What is the purpose of writing text 6?


a. To tell the process of how somethig happens
b. To deal with problematic events which lead to a crisis which in turn find a
solution
c. To present information and opinions about more than one side of an issue
d. To tell the readers that something is the case
e. To inform the reders about event of the day which is considered newsworthy

Text 5

The Ant Bully (Animation/Comedy, 82 minutes)


Featuring the voice of Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti,
and Zach Tyler Eisen. Directed by John A. Davis.

A story is based on John Nickle’s book about Lucas Nickle (Zach Tyler Eisen).
This 10-year-old boy is being terrorized by a neighborhood bully and takes out his
anger on an anthill in his front lawn – until he is shrunk by an ant wizard and
learns much about life in the colony of ant. Very sophisticated, imaginative, and
moralistic.

(Taken from: “The Jakarta Post”, 2006)

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23. The text above is in the from of a/an . . . .
a. report
b. review
c. discussion
d. explanation
e. description

24. The Ant Bully is not only . . . but also . . . .


a. a romance – a comedy film
b. imaginative – sophisticated
c. moralizing – romantic
d. animated – scientific
e. based on John Nickel’s book – John Nickel’s lives

25. The communicative purpose of text 5 is . . . .


a. to persuade the reders to see the artwork
b. to present information and opinions about the current issue
c. to critique the artwork for a public audience
d. to tell the readers how to do something
e. to explain the reders how and why something occurs

Text 6
Once pen a tme there lived as neighbors, a bear and a rabbit. The rabbit was
a good shot ang the bear, being very clumsy, could not use the arrow to good
advantage.
The bear was very unkind to the rabbit. Every morning, the bear would call
ober to the rabbit and asked the rabbit to take his how and arrows and came with
the bear to the other side of the hill. The rabbit, fearing to arouse the bear’s anger
by refusing, consented to go with the bear and shot enough buffalo to satisfy the
hungry family. Indeed, he shot and killed so many that there was lots of meat left
after the bear and his family had loaded themselves and packed all they could
carry home. However, the poor rabbit could not even taste the blood from the
butchering, as the gluttonous bear would throw earth on the blood and dry it up.
Poor rabbit would have to go home hungry after his hard day’s work.
The bear was the father of live children. The youngest was very kind to the
rabbit. The mother bear, knowing that her youngest child was a very hearty eater,
always gave him an extra large piece of meat. The baby bear did not eat this extra
large piece of meat. Instead, he would take the meat outside and would pretend to
play ball with it, kicking it towards the rabbit’s house, and when he got close to
the door he would give the meat such a great kick that it would fly into the rabbit’s
house. In this way, the poor rabbit would get his meal unknown to the papa bear.

(Taken from: Look Ahead 3, PT Erlangga)

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26. How was the youngest bear according to the writer?
a. Greedy
b. Humble
c. Poor
d. Humorous
e. Generous

27. The complication started when . . . .


a. the bear was very unkind to the rabbit as every morning the bear would call
over to the rabbit and asked the rabbit to take his bow and arrows and came
with the bear to the other side of the hill
b. the rabbit, fearing to arouse the bear’s anger by refusing, consented to go with
the bear and shot enought buffalo to satisfy the hungry family
c. the rabbit shot and killed so many that there was lots of meat left after the bear
and his family had loaded themselves and packed all they could carry home
d. the bear would throw earth on the blood and dry it up
e. the poor rabbit could not even taste the blood from the butchring

28. “The poor rabbit could not even taste the blood from the butchring, as the
gluttonous bear would throw earth on the blood and dry it up.”
‘Gluttonous’ has almost the same meaning as . . . .
a. humble
b. glad
c. fat
d. greedy
e. generous

29. What did we learn from the story?


a. Being honest is not always wise.
b. Being a miser is sometimes important.
c. All that glitters is not gold.
d. To love means to share.
e. To be generous is not good.

30. The communicative purpose of text 6 is . . . .


a. to tell the readers what really happened in the past
b. to amuse and entertain the readers with problematic events
c. to inform the reders about how and why something works
d. to present information about a current issue
e. to describe an event in the past

31. Doctor : Ma’am. If you really want to reduce yaour weight . . . .


Paticut : Alright, Doctor. I’ll try
a. You may not eat too many snacks enery day
b. You might not eat too many snacks enery day
c. You should not eat too many snacks enery day
d. You could not eat too many snacks enery day
e. You can not eat too many snacks enery day

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32. Santi : Mom. I couldn’t clean my white shirt
Mom :.....
Santi : Okay, I’ll try
a. You should paint it white
b. You should vinse it throughly
c. You should buy another t.shirt
d. You shouldn’t wear it anymore
e. You should just deal with it

33. Doctor : You are potentially diabetic. I advise you not to consume sugar very
often
In this dialog, the doctor is giving . . . .
a. Permision
b. Offer
c. Apology
d. Help
e. Advice

34. Nita : I have aterribb head ache


Desi : you should take an aspirin
Desi is giving . . . . . .
a. invitation c. command e. apology
b. offer d. advice

35. Alex : Good afternoon, Mr. Hermawan


Mr. Hermawan : Alex! Thank you for coming
Alex : I am very sorry to hear about your doughter it must be very
hard for you
Mr. Hermawan : It’s but i have to let her go. She had suffered for year because
of cancer.
The under imed utterance expresses . . . . .
a. advice d. invitation
b. surprise e. agreement
c. sympathy

36. Lucia : Excuse me, can you help me ?


I thing I’m lost. Do you know to get to the airport ?
Andre : Sure, just take a taxi to the city
Lucia : thank you
Andre’s statement “hust take a taxi to the city” expresses . . . . .
a. apology
b. invitation
c. sympathy
d. offer
e. suggestion

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37. The teacher asked the student. “Have you reviered all the lesson ?”
The reported speech of this sentences is :
The teacher asked the students if they . . . . .
a. has reviewed all the lessons
b. reviewed all the lessons
c. had reviewed all the lessons
d. had to review all the lessons
e. has been reviewed all the lessons

38. My mother said to me, “ make your room before you leave.”
The reported speech of the above sentences is :
My mother said to me . . . . .
a. to make my room before I leave
b. to make your room before you left
c. that I make my room before I left
d. that I make my room before I leave
e. not to make my room before I left

39. Can you help me ?”


Joko asked me . . . . him
a. could I help
b. if I can help
c. if I could help
d. could you help
e. if you could help

40. Roni : Bali is very beautiful


Dina : what did Roni say ?
Adi : Roni said that . . . . .
a. Bali was very beautiful
b. Bali is very beautiful
c. Bali has been very beautiful
d. Is Bali very beautiful
e. Was Bali very beautiful

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II. Essay.

1. Tell me the story, You have ever memorized ... !!!???

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2. Vocabulary

Legend of Minos

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