(Kunci Jawaban : Huruf Tebal)
The following text is for questions 1 to 3.
To: All students of SMP Persatuan Jakarta.
To motivate students to learn English, the student board will hold some interesting programs – storytelling, speech and singing contests. These contests will be held on January 3rd, 2015 and at classrooms 9A, 9B, and 9C respectively.
The topics of the speeches and stories as well as the titles of the songs are available two weeks before the contests.
Each class is required to send one female student and one male student as the representatives to join each contest.
Further information and registration? Contact Rendy (secretary of the board) at 08179436652.
1. The text is written to ….
A. inform the readers about the location of the three contests.
B. explain to the readers about how to join the contests.
C. ask the readers to join the story telling contest.
D. tell the readers about the contests for students.
2. What programs will be held by the student board?
A. students’ motivation program and singing contest.
B. learning English together and speech contest.
C. the best class and the story telling contest.
D. storytelling, speech and singing contests.
3. From the text we know that will join the contest.
A. only good students of the school
B. all students of SMP Persatuan
C. several students of each class
D. the students’ of other schools
The following text is for questions 4 to 6.
Dear Sir/Madam/Teacher in Charge,
The Committee of SMP Rimba Jaya would like to invite your students to our national seminar on students learning motivation.
This two day seminar will take place at the NEW hall in our school on 10 – 11 October 2015.
Besides inviting some experts as the keynote speakers in the plenary sessions, we also invite students to be the presenters in the parallel sessions. Papers should be submitted two weeks before the seminar. This will increase their experience to speak in front of the public.
Please direct your students to register early. Fee: IDR 50,000 per person Deadline : 5 October 2015
Presence of your students will add a unique element to the seminar and we sincerely hope your students will be among those joining us for the seminar. This seminar will really encourage the students to learn. And we hope they will get a success in the future.
Hery Sunarko, Committee Chair
4. The text is written to ….
A. invite people to prepare a national seminar.
B. ask someone to advertise a seminar.
C. give information about a seminar.
D. invite people to join a seminar.
5. What is the benefit of presenting in the seminar for the students?
A. Knowing more about some interesting topics in the seminar.
B. Increasing their speaking experience in front of people.
C. Being accustomed to joining a national seminar.
D. Being motivated to study at school and at home.
6. “This seminar will really encourage the students to learn.” What does the underlined word mean?
The text is for questions number 7 to 9.
7. What is advertised in the text?
A. A fine Persian cuisine.
B. A catering company.
C. A certain restaurant.
D. A kind of food.
8. What main cuisine is available in the restaurant?
A. Bangladesh cuisine.
B. Pakistan cuisine.
C. Persian cuisine.
D. Indian cuisine.
9. People can order food ….
A. every day at certain time
B. every day at anytime
C. on weekends only
D. on weekdays only
The following text is for questions 10 to 13.
Hi…. I hope this letter finds you well. Do you remember today is a friendship day. In this occasion I want to express my deep feeling of gratitude to you for being my best friend. You know for me you’re the one and the only best friend ever. You are humorous in nature. And I love it. You make me laugh all time with your clever jokes. I want to be a humorist like you, but unfortunately, I can’t.
The moment we have shared so far is unforgettable. Remember when I wanted to borrow a book from the library for my project and my library ID-card was left; you lent me your ID-card even though you needed it to borrow some books for your own project. It was really touching. That showed how kind you are. Moreover, many times, you brought me some novels although I knew you didn’t like reading such kind of books. Furthermore, you always helped me with my tasks whenever I found difficulties in my maths problems. You are very brilliant in maths. I really thank you very much for all those things you have done to me.
Finally, I want to say that I intend to express this feeling for a long time but I can’t. On this friendship day, through this letter, let me show my appreciation for becoming my good friend. May you always be my good friend forever.
Your best friend, Santi
10. The text is written to….
A. tell Hendra that he is still her best friend.
B. tell Hendra her past experience in borrowing a book.
C. ask Hendra to teach her how to be a humorist person.
D. express the writer’s gratitude to Hendra for the friendship.
11. What did Hendra do when the writer got a trouble in borrowing a book?
A. Lending his books to her.
B. Lending his ID-card to her.
C. Helping her make a new ID-card.
D. Accompanying her to go to the library.
12. Which of the following touches Santi’s feeling?
A. He was very humorous so that many people liked him.
B. He lent her some good novels which he didn’t read anymore.
C. He was very brilliant in math so that Santy was proud of him.
D. He was willing to lend his ID-card though he needed it for himself.
13. From the text we can conclude that Santi….
A. sometimes cannot express her feeling easily
B. has many best friends including Hendra
C. is very brilliant in mathematics
D. is as humorous as Hendra
The following text is for questions number 14 to 16.
As we have planned before, today we are going to do an experiment on frog in the school lab.
However, I’m in the middle of teachers meeting in Surabaya now. I’m going back to Bandung tomorrow. So, for your today’s learning activity, please make groups of four and discuss the material in Chapter IV instead.
We will do the experiment next week. Sorry for not being with you.
14. What is Hendra’s intention to write the message?
A. To ask students to do an experiment on frog in the school laboratory.
B. To inform what the students should do instead of doing the experiment.
C. To explain why he cannot come to the class today.
D. To tell students what he is doing in Surabaya.
15. When will the students finally do the experiment?
B. At present.
D. Next week.
16. Why did Hendra change the scheduled activity?
A. The students have finished doing an experiment on frog.
B. The materials nn Chapter IV haven’t been discussed.
C. The experiment has been discussed by the students.
D. Hendra is having a teacher meeting in Surabaya.
The followong text for questions 17 to 19.
One of the most important people of my life is my daddy. His name is Maman Perwira. He is about 50 years old now but he looks younger than he is. His body is like an athlete. He is tall, strong, and has proportional weight. His hair is short and straight. His eyes are small and brown. His skin is soft and white. He has a nice smile.
My daddy is a talented person. He is good at singing jazz songs. He can play piano as well as play guitar. He can perform some traditional dances. Besides, he can
write beautiful poems.
My daddy is very humorous. He often makes jokes that make people laugh happily. He has a lot of funny stories. When attending a meeting, daddy always makes it lively with his interesting and up to date jokes.
In spite of those things, my daddy is a good father. He takes care of his family well. He often goes to bed late because of finishing his work. On the other hand, he always gets up earlier than the other family members to prepare everything needed by his children.
17. What is the text about?
A. The biography of the writer’s daddy.
B. The description of the writer’s daddy.
C. The description of the writer’s family.
D. The writer’s experience with his father.
18. What is the main idea of paragraph 2?
A. The writer’s father looks younger than he is.
B. The writer’s father is a good father for his family.
C. Mr. Maman Perwira is a person with many talents.
D. Mr. Maman Perwira is very humorous but talented.
19. Why did the writer say that his father is a good figure in his family?
A. He is very humorous.
B. He has a lot of funny stories.
C. He is good at singing jazz songs.
D. He takes care of his family well.
The following text is for questions 20 to 22.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown Bird lived in a jungle in Papua. Mr. Brown always complained about his feathers. He thought they were ugly. He was jealous with his friend, Mr. Green Bird. “I want to have beautiful feathers like Mr. Green Bird. His feathers are not brown like mine. They are very beautiful,” said Mr. Brown Bird to his wife.
“Honey, you have to be grateful with your feathers. With feathers like these, humans are not interested in us. So, they will not hunt for us,” said Mrs. Brown Bird. Mr. Brown Bird then went to the God of Jungle. “I want to have beautiful feathers like Mr. Green Bird’s feathers,” said Mr. Brown Bird. “Don’t worry. I can make your wish come true. Just choose one color.” “Hmm I don’t know. How about red? Yellow? Green? I’m confused.” The God of Jungle was upset. “Choose now!” Mr. Brown Bird then looks up to the sky. He had an idea. “Aha! I know which color to choose. I don’t want one color of my feathers. I want many colors. I want my feathers to be colorful like the rainbow in the sky.” Not longer after that, Mr. Brown Bird’s feathers were colorful.
When he went home, his wife did not recognize him. “Honey, it’s me. I’m your husband.” “No, my husband is not like you! His feathers are brown!” said Mrs. brown Bird. Mr. Brown Bird tried very hard to convince his wife that he was really her husband. “You are very stupid, my husband. With color like these, humans will
hunt for you. What if they also take our children? Now, please go away! Our lives are in danger if you are still here,” said Mrs. Brown Bird. She was crying. Mr. Brown Bird was very sad. He thought he just made a very big mistake. He then left his house. His name then changed into Cendrawasih. It meant a bird of paradise.
20. Who had beautiful feathers firstly?
A. Mrs. Brown Bird.
B. Mr. Brown Bird.
C. Mrs. Green Bird.
D. Mr. Green Bird.
21. Mrs. Brown Bird did not recognize Mr. Brown Bird because he ….
A. had changed the color of his feathers.
B. did not like colorful feathers
C. did not like brown feathers.
D. had brown feathers.
22. What can you learn from reading the story above?
A. Trusting others strengthens a friendship.
B. Helping each other is a very good thing.
C. Be yourself is the best decision.
D. Boasting is a bad habit.
The following text is for questions 23 to 26.
The first time I took a ferry was when I took a ferry to cross from Butterworth to Penang Island. My family and I went to Penang for a holiday.
We arrived at the Ferry Terminal just as the sun was setting. My father paid the fare at one of the toll-booths and we were brought into a lane. We had to stop behind a row of cars to wait for the arrival of the next ferry.
Presently a light yellow ferry arrived. Cars and motorcycles sped out of it. Then, the green light came for us to board. My father carefully drove the car onto the lower deck of the ferry. It was an exciting new experience for me. I noticed the words “Pulau Undan” on a wall of the ferry.
As soon as the ferry was filled with cars and motorcycles on the lower deck, it left the terminal and proceeded towards the island. I stood at the front end of the ferry and watched the water whirl and twirl as the ferry cut through it. My sister and I climbed up the stairs to the upper deck. It was filled with passengers who either sat on the seats there or loitered around the area. Soon the short ride ended. We hurried back down to the lower deck and got into our car when we saw Penang Island loom closer and closer.
Finally the ferry docked and my father followed the row of cars out of the ferry. The car bumped a bit on the uneven ramp but soon we were on Penang itself. My first experience of taking a ferry was over. (Taken from www.englishdaily626.com)
23. “Then, the green light came for us to board” (Paragraph 2). The underlined word is similar in meaning to ….
A. switch on
B. turn on
C. get on
D. sit up
24. “…and watched the water whirl and twirl as the ferry cut through it” (Paragraph 4). The underlined word refers to ….
A. the lower deck
B. the terminal
C. the water
D. the ferry
25. How was the upper deck of the ferry when the writer came there?
A. Filled with passengers.
B. Full of passengers’ luggage.
C. Full of cars and motorcycles.
D. Filled with the crews of the ferry.
26. From the text above we can conclude that the writer ….
A. had been on a ferry several times
B. was disappointed to go by ferry
C. was upset travelling by ferry
D. was happy to take a ferry
The following text is for questions 27 to 29.
Tips to improve the public speaking skill
- Make sure that you have a good
- Speak clearly, and adjust your voice so that everyone can hear
- Don’t shout for the sake of being
- It is common to speak rapidly when nervous, try to take your time
- Effectively used, a pause in your speech can be used to emphasize a point, or to allow the audience to react to a fact, anecdote or
- Make an eye contact with your audience. This helps to build the trust and relationship between you and the
- Do not fidget or make other nervous gestures with your
- Do not keep your hands in your
- Do use hand gestures
- Be yourself; allow your own personality to shine in your speech. (Adapted from speechtips.com)
27. “Make sure that you have a good appearance .” The underlined word is similar in meaning to ….
28. “This helps to build the trust and relationship between the speaker and the audience.” What does the underlined word refer to?
A. Try to take your time speaking.
B. Speak clearly, and adjust your voice.
C. Make eye contact with your audience.
D. Effectively used, a pause in your speech.
29. What is the tip written for?
A. To make someone speak better in public.
B. To describe how to write speech script.
C. To tell the ways to prepare a speech.
D. To give speech delivery tips.
The followong text is for questions 30 to 33.
Bats have big ears, furry bodies and wings like leather. They are nocturnal mammals. This means they sleep in caves and attics during the day and fly out to feed at night- time.
Bats are the only mammals that can fly. They are very fast and aerobatic. When they chase after insects, they twist and turn in mid-air. Bats use sound to catch insects in the darkness. They spent out- high-pitched squeals that humans cannot hear. The echoes that bounce back tell the bats exactly where they find their prey.
Flying foxes or fruit bats are large bats that live in tropical Africa and Asia. They mainly eat fruit. Flying foxes are important because they help to spread the pollen of many plants.
30. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
A. Bats are classified as nocturnal mammals.
B. Bats are the only mammals that can fly.
C. Flying foxes are large bats.
D. Flying foxes are important.
31. How can bats find their prey?
A. By flying out to feed at night.
B. By twisting and turning in mid-air.
C. By using sound to know where the prey is.
D. By sleeping in caves and attics during the day.
32. “They are very fast and aerobatic” (Paragraph 2). The underlined word means….
A. using sound to catch insects in the darkness
B. sleeping in caves and attics during the day
C. twisting and turning in mid-air
D. flying out to feed at night-time
33. What does the text mostly talk about?
B. Fruit Bats.
C. Flying Bats.
D. Nocturnal Mammals.
The following text is for questions 34 to 36.
I have an exciting experience visiting Raja Ampat. It is a famous island located off the north west tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, in West Papua Province. It is well known as a diving heaven for people around the world.
Raja Ampat covers a very wide area of land and sea, where many types of corals, coral fish and mollusks live. It makes Raja Ampat the most diverse living library for world’s coral reefs and underwater biota.
Besides that, Raja Ampat has a beautiful scenery, especially of its underwater corals and beach. Under the water of Raja Ampat Island, I can see many natural coral reefs never touched by humans. I can also find many fishes of various colors and types. They usually hide between the coral reefs to take a rest or breed. In addition, I can explore many war planes and ships sunk in World War II.
There is also another thing that I can also enjoy besides the underwater scenery. I can meet many fishermen around the beach, some of whom become the tourist guides for the foreign tourists. The fishermen are very friendly and they will offer you “Pinang” (betel nuts) or some sweet candies.
34. What makes Raja Ampat attractive?
A. the very wide area
B. the strategic location
C. the helpful fishermen
D. the underwater scenery
35. Paragraph 4 tells us that ….
A. Raja Ampat is located in New Guinea island
B. a living library for underwater biota is found in Raja Ampat
C. fishermen around the beach can be very friendly tourist guides
D. Raja Ampat is the home for beautiful underwater corals and beach
36. Based on the text, what can we conclude about Raja Ampat?
A. It offers only the beauty of the underwater scenery.
B. It is famous as a place for breeding many types of fish.
C. It does not provide the tourists any guides for the tourists.
D. It becomes the home for the various corals, fish and mollusks.
The following text is for questions 37 to 39
There were two brothers who lived in a village by the sea. The elder was called Chi Hua and the younger Chi Ming.
When their father died, Chi Hua took all the family property for himself. His brother had nothing. Chi Ming was poor and worked hard every day to collect firewood to make a living. One night, he had a dream. In this dream, an old man, the god of stone, came to him and said “I want to help you because you are honest and hard-working. If you climb to the top of the mountain behind your village, you will find a stone gate there. Open the gate and go inside. There are many fairies living there. Ask them for anything you want and they will give it to you. Don’t be greedy, however. Ask for a magic grindstone. Whatever you want, it will make for you.”
The next day, Chi Ming climbed the mountain carrying a basket of food with him. When he arrived at the stone gate, he went inside and found many fairies. Knowing that they did not have enough food to eat, he gave them the basket of food and they were very pleased. The fairies gave him the grindstone. Chi Ming thanked them and carried it away with him. From that day on, everything he wanted was given to him by the magic grindstone.
Not long afterwards, his elder brother, Chi Hua, heard Chi Ming’s good fortune. While Chi Ming was sleeping, he crept into the house and stole the magic grindstone. He sailed away in a little boat with the magic grindstone. ”Everyone needs salt.
I’ll ask the grindstone to give me as much salt as I want. I’ll soon become a rich man,” he said.
He then asked the grindstone for the salt. “All right,” said the grindstone. It started grinding away and the boat was soon filled with salt. There was salt everywhere. Chi Hua was so greedy that he did not want to tell the grindstone to stop. Finally, the boat sank under the weight of the salt and Chi Hua was drowned.
From the day on. The grindstone continued to make salt at the bottom of the sea.
That is why the sea is salty.
37. Why did Chi Hua ask for salt to the grindstone?
A. To provide people with salt.
B. To fill in the boat with salt.
C. To make salt for himself.
D. To become rich soon.
38. … an old man, the god of stone, came to him and said … (Paragraph 2). What does the underlined word refer to?
B. Chi Hua.
C. Old man.
D. Chi Ming.
39. From the text we can learn that ….
A. it is unwise to want to get something a lot more than we need
B. people should try hard to get take things away from others
C. people must have a dream of becoming rich in their life
D. we should help people to get another thing as a return
The following text is for questions 40 to 42.
Every time I remember this, I always laugh. It was such an embarrassing moment. My friends were laughing all day because of this incident. On the same day I got the nickname as Mr. Clumsy.
At that time I was 8 years old. My friends and I were playing on the playground. We played a game of hide and seek. We played happily until it was my turn to look for them. I was looking for them one by one and managed to find them. However, one of my friends named Hadi was very clever at hiding. I could not find him. Then, I kept looking for him. I remembered that Hadi was wearing a red shirt and blue pants. As I was passing the elephant statue, I saw a kid wearing a red shirt and blue pants. Without thinking, I immediately approached him. After getting close, I pulled and took him to my friends. I wanted to tell them that I had managed to find him. However, I became silent, when I saw Hadi standing among my friends. He shouted at me, “Hi, why didn’t you find me?” I was confused. I saw my friends laugh. Then, I looked at the child I dragged from the elephant statue. I was surprised to find out that it was not Hadi but he was someone else wearing similar clothes.
The boy looked at me a bit angrily. All of my friends there were laughing at me. I was very embarrassed. Finally, I apologized to the boy. Since then my friends called me Mr. Clumsy.
40. What made the writer feel very embarrassed?
A. Hadi was finally found.
B. The boy was angry with him.
C. He had found a wrong person.
D. Two boys wore the same clothes
41. Based on the text what we can conclude that the writer was ….
A. a careless person
B. very good at hiding
C. a good hide and seek player
D. never able to find other players
42. at the child I dragged from the elephant statue. (Paragraph 2) Which of the following
is closest meaning to the underlined word?
For questions 43 to 45, complete the paragraph with the correct words.
Peach is a kind of edible juicy fruit native to China. The peach tree grows to 4-10 m tall. The leaves fall in certain seasons. The leaves are (43) … 7-16 cm long. The flowers bloom in the early spring before the leaves. They are solitary or paired with
about 2.5-3 cm in diameter. The flower is pink in colour.
Peach fruit is very nice and smells good. The skin of the peach is smooth or velvety. The (44) of the flesh is yellow or white. The flesh is soft and juicy. It is
delicious. It is a little bit harder when it is unripe. Inside the flesh, there is a large single seed. The seed about 1.3-2 cm in length is oval in shape. Its color is red- brown. A wood–like husk (45) this seed.
For questions 46 to 48, complete the paragraph with the correct words.
Milk Strawberry Soda
- Full cream milk
- Strawberry soda
- Fresh apple
- Ice cubes
- Firstly, pour full cream milk into a
- (46) …, add a little of strawberry soda and stir
- After that, pour strawberry soda into the glass and put ice
- Stir with a (47) … once
- Next, slice the fresh apple, and (48) … the glass with
- Put the straw on the
- The milk strawberry soda is ready to
49. Arrange these words or phrases into a good sentence.
A. 3 – 4 – 5 – 4 – 7 – 2 – 1 – 6 – 9
B. 3 – 6 – 8 – 2 – 4 – 7 – 1 – 9 – 5
C. 1 – 9 – 2 – 4 – 7 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 9
E. 1 – 9 – 2 – 4 – 7 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 8
50. Arrange these words or phrases into a good sentence.
A. 8 – 10 – 2 – 4 – 9 – 5 – 3 – 1 – 6 – 7
B. 8 – 9 – 4 – 10 – 2 – 5 – 1 – 3 – 6 – 7
C. 8 – 9 – 1 – 6 – 7 – 5 – 10 – 2 – 4 – 3
D. 8 – 2 – 4 – 6 – 7 – 5 – 10 – 2 – 1 – 9