Friday, April 15, 2016


Dear jean,
I would like to share my travelling experience. Last holiday, I went to India. If you likewalking, Shimla is a great destination. It's located in Himachal. I went there with my family.
The most spectacular and beautiful landscape can be found there. Himachal is a travelers' paradise - lofty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush green valleys, fast flowing rivers, enchanting mountain lakes, flower-bedded meadows, and beautiful temples. Himachal is especially famous for snow. It is also a land of gods, goddesses, and saints.
We reached the hotel in the morning. We took some rest for a while and then headedfor our destination. We visited many places. I can't tell you the detail one by one but Iattached many photos.
If you want to visit Himachal, please tell me. I will be happy to be your guide. Free.Just send the ticket to me.
Best regards,
1.     The text generally talks about ....
A.    the photos during the traveling
B.    the writer's traveling experiences
C.    the hotel where the writer stayed
D.    the best destination for traveling

2.     How are the meadows in Himachal?
A.    Lofty                         C.   Flowering
B.    Beautiful                    D.   Enchanting

3.     What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
A.    Himachal is famous for its snow.
B.    Himachal is a travelers' paradise.
C.    Himachal is a land of gods, goddesses, and saints.
D.    Himachal has spectacular and beautiful landscape.

My favorite toy is a kite. Layang-layang or a kite is a very popular pastime toy in Indonesia. Many people like to play it. There are two distinct types of kites. The first are those which have tails attached to them to balance the kite; and those that will be used for one-on-one dogfights among kite flyers.
Kites for dogfights are popular among boys. They do not have tails attached to them. They are made from light bamboo and waxed paper. The string is the most important part in kites for dogfighting. It must be sharp so it can cut other strings easily. To make such kind of string is not easy. It must be coated with crushed glass. The string is dipped in a solution of crushed glass, which has been boiled with glue, chemicals and dye. The mixture acts as an adherent so the tiny particles of glass will cling to the string. The string is strung out on a small rack to let it dry. This string is used for dogfights.

4.     What does the text tell us about?
A.    The string of kite
B.    The kites for dogfights
C.    The writer’s favorite toy, a kite
D.    The process of making kite’s string

5.     What makes a kite keep its balance?
A.    The bamboo              C.   The pape
B.    The string                   D.   The tail

6.     What is the main idea of the second paragraph?      
A. The string for kites for dogfights is very important.
B. Kites for dogfights don't have tails.
C  The string for the kites are popular.
D. The kites don't have tails.

7.     The string is dippedin a solution of crushed glass ….” (paragraph 2)
The underlined word has similar meaning to ....
A. tied                            C.   dunked
B. mixed                        D.   attached

How to Operate a Photocopier

Nowadays, the presence of a photocopy machine easies someone in duplicating a document. However, not everyone can operate it easily. Here are some steps on how to operate a photocopier.
1.     Plug in the photocopier into an electrical wall jack. The power light should come on. Check the paper tray to ensure that there's enough paper in it. If more paper is needed, put additional papers in the paper tray.
2.     Lift the lid of the photocopier and place the document that you want to copy face down. Use the measurement guide to position the document appropriately.
3.     Place the lid of the photocopier slowly down to hold the document in place. Choose the number of copies that you want.
4.     Choose what color you want the copies to be. Some copies may come out darker than normal. Use the buttons on the top of the photocopier, to adjust the darkness to your desired shade.
5.     Decide how you want the document to be copied. You can have copies on both sides of the paper or only on one side. Other features may be available on different types of photocopiers.
6.     Press the "Start" or "Copy" button, which is located on the top of most photocopiers. The document will be copied, and the duplicate copies will be deposited into a tray.

8.     What should we do first after the power light on?
  Plug the photocopier into an electrical wall jack.
B.    Check the paper tray to ensure that there is enough paper.
C.    Place the lid of the photocopier slowly down to hold the document in place.
D.    Lift the lid of the photocopier and place the document that you want to copy face down.

9.     From the text we know that ….
A    A.   the “Start” or “Copy” botton is located on the tray
B.    you cannot adjust the darkness to your desired shade
C.    the power light should come on before you plug in the photocopier into an electrical wall jack
D.    there is a feature in different types of photocopiers that can copies on both sides of the paper or only on one side

10.  “…. the duplicate copies will be deposited into a tray.” (step 6)
The underlined word has similar meaning to ….
      A.   placed                       C.   moved
B.    brought                      D.   taken

11.  “…. there's enough paper in it.” (step 1)
What does the underlined word refer to?
A.   A.    the paper
B.    the paper tray
C.    the photocopier
D.    an electrical wall jack

Two days ago, Jenny and Eric had dinner at an Italian restaurant. Both of them ordered one medium pizza. Jenny had a bowl of soup as the appetizer and Eric had a bowl of fruit salad. They ordered soft drink for Eric and orange for Jenny.
They enjoyed their meal until Jenny found a piece of button in her soup. They made a complaint to the restaurant manager. They asked for a replacement. The manager was very sorry about it and gave them the replacement of the soup.

12.  Why did Jenny make a complaint?
A    A. She found a piece of button in her soup.
B.    She asked for replacement.
C.    The meal was very nice.
D.    The manager was angry.

13.  Based on the text above we know that ….
A    A. both Eric and Jenny enjoyed their meal in the restaurant
B.    the manager of the restaurant didn't feel sorry
C.    the first meal that Jenny had was pizza
D.    Jenny had orange juice

14.  What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
A.   A.    Jenny and Eric complained about the soup
B.    Jenny and Eric had dinner together
C.    The manager asked for apology
D.    Eric ate a bowl of fruit of salad

15.  "Jenny had a bowl of soup as the appetizer and …." (paragraph 1)
The word "appetizer" means ….
A.   A.    the largest or most important part  of a meal
B.    a small of food that we have after a meal
C.    a small of food that we have before a meal
D.    sweet  food eaten at the end of a meal

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Text 1

Yesterday Irfan went to Lampung. He wanted to visit his sister. On the ferry he met Mr. Lukman who used to be a captain of the ship. He used the chance to know more about a ship and its captain, here is their conversation.
Irfan                : Could you tell me a bit about the captain’s job ?
Mr. Lukman    : The captain is in command of the ship, and he is responsible for every one on board. On the ship’s bridge he talks in to a speaking tuber or a microphone to give orders to his men, such as deck officers and the chief engineer. Deck officers take turns standing on the ship’s bridge. From the bridge they steer the ship, watch the sea. They also check instruments and chart.
Irfan        : And how docs a ship leave the harbor ?
Mr. Lukman    : A boat called tug boat pulls the ship from the shore to the open sea.
After that the captain orders : full speed a head. In the engine room the chief engineer and his men speed up the engines. They make sure that the engine work right.
Irfan        :  And how to know information ?
Mr. Lukman    : There are radio men in the ship. They keep in touch with people on land by sending and receiving messages. There are also telephone operators. They take care of telephone calls from cabin to cabin on the ship. The operators can connect calls from the ship to for away parts of the world.

1.    Who did Irfan talk with on the ferry ?
    a.    an ex-captain of the ship
    b.    the captain of the ship
    c.    the captain of the ferry
    d.    the deck officers
    e.    the radio men

2.    The deck officers do the following things, except …..
    a.    watching the sea and the sky
    b.    checking the instrument
    c.        checking the chart
    d.    pulling the ship away
    e.    steering the ship

3.    Which is not true according to the text ?
    a.    certain passangers may steer the ship
    b.    deck officers take turn watching the ship
    c.        the chief engineer speed up the engines
    d.    telephone operators can connect calls from parts of the world
    e.    people on the ship can municate with people on land

4.    The text shows us that Irfan …..
    a.    is interested in ship
    b.    wants to be a captain
    c.        knows Mr. Lukman before
    d.    has known very much about ship
    e.    fell boring during his traveling

Text 2

    Once up on a time, there Israelites were at war with the philistines. The leader of the philistines was a giant named goliath, who was three meters tall. A spear was slung across his shoulders and a heavy sword hung from a belt around his waist. Goliath challenged the Israelites to send a leader to fight with him. “if he can kill me, we shall be your slaves,” he boasted.
“But if I kill him, then you shall be our slaves.”
    No one except a young shepherd boy dared volunteer to fight goliath. The shepherd boy’s name was David. He was armed with only a swing.
    When goliath saw David, he laughed, “what? “Are you the only one they can send to fight with me? Why, I will tear you apart and feed you the birds! “Then he charged at David with his sword. Calmly, David took a stone, put it on his hung and took careful aim at the giant’s eyes.
    The stone struck goliath and he fell to the ground. David freed his people from the terror of goliath.

5.    Who dared to fight the leader of the philistines ?
    a.    a giant
    b.    goliath
    c.        David
    d.    a have
    e.    people

6.    What did David use to defeat the leader of the philistines ?
    a.    a spear
    b.    a sward
    c.        a shing
    d.    a stone
    e.    a belt

7.     “But if I kill him, then you shall be our slaves.” The word “you” refers to …..
    a.    David
    b.    the volunteers
    c.        the philistines
    d.    the Israelites
    e.    a shepherd boy

Text 3

    Flowers are the parts of a seed plant that contain the organs concerned with sexual reproduction, including ovary and stamens. These reproduction structures are usually associated with sterile outer structures that protect them and attract insects or birds that help the process of fertilization. Some flowers have special scents which can attract insects to come.
    Flowers basically have four parts : petals, sepals, stamens and pistils. Most petals are in bright color, or sometimes green, as green as sepals. Stamens are the male reproductive organs, which arise within the petals. They vary in number, from one to hundreds per flower. Pistils are the female organs of reproduction, they vary in structures.

8.    What is the function of sterile outer structures?
    a.    they have special scents
    b.    they attract insects or birds
    c.    they protect ovary and stamens
    d.    they contain sexual-reproduction
    e.    they help the process of fertilization

9.    What are the male organs of reproduction …..
    a.    petals
    b.    sepals
    c.    pistils
    d.    stamens
    e.    ovary

10.    What is the aim of the text above ? To …..
    a.    give information about flowers
    b.    explain the process of fertilization
    c.    describe the parts of a seed plant
    d.    expose the reproduction structures of flowers
    e.    report how flowers attract insects or birds

Text 4

    Blaksands is a large seaside town. Half of the town lies to the north of the river black and the other half lies to the south. It is only a few kilometers to the nearest highway and just ten minutes drive from the city of harstone.
    Situated near the beach are lots of brightly painted hotels, some of them are very old. Many big name department stores, as well smaller shops that sell souvenirs and gifts, are found on the main street just out side the town ceilre. The heart of town is occupied by older houses and many historical buildings. In recent years, some new housing estates have been developed to the south of the town.

    These are lots of things to do at blacksand. There is a harbor with boats for fishing and cruises. There are two beaches which are popular for various wiler events and whole year round swimming. A cinema, a swimming pool, a bowling alley as well as a fairground are located within the town. Two parks and several playgrounds are also easily accessible from the town centre and outlying housing estates.

11.    What is the type of the text ?
    a.    recount
    b.    narrative
    c.    descriptive
    d.    news item
    e.    analytical exposition

12.    What does paragraph 3 mainly describe ?
    a.    fishing
    b.    cruises
    c.    activities
    d.    bowling
    e.    swimming

13.    Which of the following is TRUE according to the text ?
    a.    blacksands is a big town
    b.    souvenirs can be bought in suburbs
    c.    hotel near the beach are painted black
    d.    tourists can only swim in the beach during summer
    e.    it takes more than ten minutes to drive from harstone to blacksands

14.    “Two parks and several playgrounds are also easily accessible from the town centre and  ….. ( P3 ). “accessible” can be replaced by …..
a. seen
    b.    shown
    c.    identified
    d.    entered
    e.    presented

Text 5
Read this text carefully and complete it using the suitable words

Irrigation is any activity which (15) ….. to the efforts to obtain water for the farm land. For this purpose people may (16) ….. reservoir or a man made lake, use water pump and build dams and ditches. The ditches (17) ….. to lead water from the resources to the farm land and drain off the excess water which is not (18) ….. by the crop.

15.   a.    relate
        b.    relates
        c.    related
        d.    relating
        e.    is related

16. a.    make
      b.    makes
      c.    made
      d.    making
      e.    be made

17. a.    use
      b.    uses
      c .   using
      d.    is used
      e.    are used

18.a.  use
     b.  used
     c.  uses
     d.  using
     e.  to use   

Text 6
Tuesday evening
March 8, 2008

Dear Olga,
        It is a (19) ….. to read your letter and to know about the music program at your university. I’ll be (20) ….. to go with you. My bus (21) ….. be at your school at 4 o’clock on Saturday. If you don’t mind, I’d like you (22)….. me at the bus station. See you on Saturday.


19.   a.    happy
        b.    regret
        c.    nice
        d.    pleasure
        e.    pleased

20.   a.    sad
        b.    sorry
        c.    happy
        d.    happily
        e.    worred

21.   a.    can
        b.    will
        c.    should
        d.    must

22.   a.    met
        b.    meet
        c.    meets
        d.    meeting
        e.    to meet

23.  “where are you going ?”
        He asked me where …..
a.    I am going
b.    I was going
c.    Am I going
d.    was I going
e.    you are going

24.    Nadia    : when did you get this cassette ?
    Lia            : yesterday. When I ….. home, a boy asked me to give it to you.
a.    walk
b.    walked
c.       walking
d.    was walking
e.    has been walking

25.    Choose the most normal position order of the adjectives to complete the sentence below.
    “mother bought a set of ………furniture.
a.    wooden – Jepara – beautiful – carving
b.    beautiful – carving – wooden – Jepara
c.    carving – beautiful – Jepara – wooden
d.    beautiful – wooden – carving – Jepara
e.    beautiful – Jepara – carving – wooden