Thursday, January 28, 2010

English Remedial Test for Grade XII

Read each text carefully then answer the questions that follow.

     A planet is a body in space that revolves around a star. There are nine planets in our solar system, and these nine planets travel around the sun. The names of the planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
     Planets travel in orbits around the stars. All of the planets of the solar system revolve in elliptical orbits. In other words, their orbits are like large, flat circles. The time that it takes a planet to make one revolution around the sun is called a year.

     The Greeks were the first people to recognize and give names to some of the planets. Tile word planet comes from a Greek word meaning wanderer If a person wanders, this means that he goes from one place to another and does not have a home. The Greeks thought that planets "wandered" in the sky. However, modern scientists can predict the movement of the planets very accurately.

1.  What is the suitable title for this text ?
     A. The Stars
     B. The Orbits
     C. The Greeks
     D. The Planets
     E. The Wanderers
2. The planets in our solar system travel ........
     A. around the stars
     B. around the circles
     C. in one movement
     D. from one position to another
     E. in elliptical orbits

     There are millions of plants and animals living in the sea. Most of the plants and animals living in the oceans are extremely small and float near the surface of the water in their thousands. They are food for huge numbers of small animals that also live near the surface. Together, they are all known as plankton. Many fish feed on this plankton, including one of the largest, the whale shark. Despite their great size, certain whales live entirely on plankton.
     The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live. It grows to a length of over 100 feet. The humpback whale is a smaller kind and has long flippers. It can jump right out the water. The Californian grey whale makes long migrations every year - it spends the summer feeding in the Arctic but swims south to the warmer waters off the coast of Mexico in the winter. The females give birth in the shallow, warm water there.
     Many of the fish in the sea may be eaten by other meat-eaters. Sharks, for example, area some of the fastest hunters, although not all of them eat other fish. Deep down in the oceans live many strange fish. It is so dark down there that many of these fish have "light" on them, which are used for attracting smaller  fish for the larger ones to eat.
     Jellyfish are peculiar-looking creatures ranging in size from a fraction of an inch to 6 feet across. They don't really swim but drift in the currents of the open oceans. Although they contain a powerful sting, they are often eaten by turtles. Turtles are reptiles that spend most of their eggs on sandy beaches.

3.  ........ are food for huge numbers of small animals that also live near the surface.
     A. Very small plants and animals
     B. Big animals .
     C. The Ocean mammals
     D. The smallest animal
     E. Big plants
4. Paragraph three tells us about ........
     A. the life of whales
     B. the size of whales
     C. the movement of whales
     D. three kinds of whales
     E. the migration of whales
5. The main information of the passage is that ........
     A. most plants are food for animals
     B. the colour of the largest whales is blue
     C. the female whales give birth in the shallow and warm water
     D. the great size fish also eat plankton
     E. millions of plants and animals live in the sea.
6. Which statement is True according to the text ?
     A. The turtles eat jellyfish
     B. The turtles lay their eggs in the seabed.
     C. The sharks possess a powerful sting.
     D. The Californian grey whales immigrate to the Arctic in winter.
     E. The humpback whale is the largest animal in the sea.
7. The word "despite" in paragraph two could be replaced by ........
     A. therefore
     B. referring to
     C. in spite of
     D. except
     E. instead of

     The average person will say that agriculture means farming. He is partly right, for raising crops is a branch of agriculture. So do livestock raising, dairy farming, fruit growing, chicken raising and even fur farming. Agricultural includes the raising of every kind of plants and animals that is useful to man. With all its many branches, agriculture is the world's most important industry. It supplies the food we eat and many of the materials from which we make our clothing. Farms are classified according to the type of farming that is done and kinds of crops and livestock that are raised. They may be classified in several different ways, such as general, specialized, intensive, and extensive farms.
     General farming is a farm where a variety of things is raised. On such a farm there may be a herd of dairy cows whose milk the farmer sells. There may also be poultry to provide extra income and supply some of the family's needs. There are many factors that influence the types of crops and livestock that a farmer raised. The most important one is climate which includes temperature, length of growing season, sunshine, and rainfall. Another is the type of soil. The third is the amount of water available for irrigation. By concentrating on the particular crops or animals that fit best with this situation, the specialized farmer hopes to use his land in the most efficient and profitable way.
     When a farmer devotes a great deal of labor to a piece of land, he is practising intensive agriculture. If he works in a large area of land with relatively little labor, he is practising extensive agriculture. Intensive agriculture usually goes together with small farms. A great deal of careful work is always involved in intensive agriculture. Often this work must be done by hand. Extensive agriculture is usually practised on large farms or ranches where most of the work is done by machinery.

8.  These words are related to farming, EXCEPT ........
     A. livestock
     B. extensive farming
     C. irrigation
     D. stock exchange
     E. type of soil
9.  The practice of intensive and extensive agriculture is the main idea of paragraph ........
      A. 2
      B. 3
      C. 4
      D. 5
      E. 6
10.The text tells us about ........
      A. intensive agriculture
      B. extensive agriculture
      C. types of farming
      D. the important factors in farming
      E. specialized farms
11."They may be classified in several different ways ...." (Paragraph 3).
      The underlined word refers to ........
      A. crops
      B. plants
      C. farms
      D. cows
      E. animals

 Many people now have a card which enables them to withdraw money from a cash dispenser. You feed
your card into the machine and key in your PIN (Personnel Identification Number) and the amount of money you want. If you have enough in your account, the money requested will be issued to you up to a daily limit. Your account is automatically debited for the amount you have drawn out.
Provided you have a sound credit, you can get credit card from a bank and other financial institutions. To obtain goods or services, you present your card and sign a special voucher. When it receives the voucher, the credit card company pays the trader (less a commission) and then send you a monthly statement. Depending on the type of card you have, you will either have to pay in full or be able to pay part of what is owed and pay interest on the balance left outstanding.
If you need to make fixed payments at regular intervals, e.g. for insurance premiums, you can arrange a standing order (sometimes known as a banker's order) so that the bank will do this for you.

12.If you withdraw your money from the cash dispenser, the amount of your money will ........
      as you have drawn out.
      A. become more
      B. be credited
      C. become lost
      D. become less
      E. be doubled
13.The main purpose of the writer is to ........
      A. give the reader information about bank service
      B. persuade the readers to have a credit card
      C. check the customers' account
      D. explain to the reader how to use PIN
      E. explain to the customers how to pay their employee's salaries.
14.Which of the following is the main idea of the second paragraph?
      A. The credit card company pays the traders.
      B. The credit card company sends you a monthly statement.
      C. Banks and other financial institutions offer us credit cards to get goods and services.
      D. Other financial institutions help the banks to provide credit cards.
      E. A voucher is the only way to buy goods.
15."Many people now have a card which enables them ........" (Paragraph 1)
      "enables" means ........
      A. forces
      B. supports
      C. asks
      D. allows
      E. encourage
16.If you have enough money in your account ........
      A. you can withdraw your money from a cash dispenser.
      B. you have a special voucher.
      C. the bank sends you a monthly statement.
      D. you have paid special interest.
      E. the type of card is acceptable.

     Trappists are monks who are not allowed to preach or to teach. Their lives are devoted to meditation, studying and reading. In 1949, one group of Trappists fled to Hong Kong from China, leaving behind their houses and their dairy industry. They dressed themselves as labourers and carried only a few possessions.
     Here, the monks had to start a new life. They found it difficult to obtain food and they had nowhere to live; but somehow they managed with the help of the community and charitable organizations. It was not until 1995 that the Hong Kong government granted them land on Lantao island.
     The monks are not allowed to beg for a living, so they had to work very hard on the island. They started a dairy farm, kept about five hundred chickens and started growing their own vegetables. A large part of the work of the Trappists is concerned with their dairy. The cows are fed regularly, milked and kept healthy. The dairy, which produces about two thousand bottles of milk a day, brings the monks their main income. The monks sell about half of the milk to a large hotel in Hong Kong, while hospitals and schools buy the rest. The monks also earn some money by selling eggs. Sometimes, the Trappists sell some of their cattle. The monks themselves do not eat meat, however, as they are vegetarians.

17.The Trappists are forbidden to ........
      A. obtain food
      B. grow vegetables
      C. work very hard
      D. beg for a living
      E. start a dairy farm
18.What is the text about?
      A. The monks who never preach or teach.
      B. The Trappists on Lantao island.
      C. The Trappists' dairy product.
      D. The vegetarian monks.
      E. The Trappists' new life on Lantao island.
19.What is the main idea of he last paragraph?
      A. Managing the dairy is the Trappists' main work.
      B. The monks provide milk to a large hotel.
      C. The Trappists feed the cows regularly.
      D. The Trappists sell eggs for a living.
      E. Most of the Trappists' work is related to their dairy.
20.The Trappists are monks who are not allowed to preach or to teach. (The first para graph).
      "allowed" means ........
      A. advised
      B. ordered
      C. permitted
      D. suggested
      E. instructed

21.1. His sister added Wage Rudolf to his name, so it became Wage Rudolf Supratman.
      2. When he was seven years old his father sent him to Budi Utomo elementary school.
      3. Two years later he joined his sister in Ujung Pandang.
      4. She did this to enable her to send his brother to the Dutch elementary school.
      5. Supratman was born on 9th March, 1903.
      6. In 1912, his mother died.
      The best arrangement of the sentences above is ........
      A. 2-5-3-6-1-4
      B. 2-3-5-1-6-4
      C. 5-6-2-3-1-4
      D. 5-2-6-3-1-4
      E. 2-3-5-1-6-4
22.Tutut : Were you sleeping when I called you last night?
      Indra : No, I went to the cinema.
      From the dialogue we know that Tutut wanted to know if Indra ... when she called him.
      A. sleeps
      B. slept
      C. was sleeping
      D. has been sleeping
      E. had been sleeping
23.Nindy : 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
24.Andi : I didn't see your sister. Where is she?
      Roy  : She's studying in Australia.
      Andi : Oh, how long has she been there? Roy
      Roy  : ........................................
      A. Last year
      B. A year ago
      C. Since last year
      D. By next year
      E. Yesterday
25.Mawar : This telegram is for my husband.
      He's out on duty.
      What do you recommend me to do?
      Putri : Why don't you ring him and tell him that a telegram's arrived?
      In the dialogue above, Mawar is asking for Putri's ........
      A. advice
      B. curiusity
      C. agreement
      D. permission
      E. information
26.Mrs. Anwar : I heard that your son had won a scholarship to Pajajaran University.
      Mrs. Budiman : Yes, that's right ............
      He never ignores our advice and always studies hard.
      A. I'm proud of him
      B. I prided myself on his success
      C. His pride would not let him down
      D. I'm to proud to have been successful
      E. He is a profile of a successful student
27.X : Morning, sir ...?
      Y : No, thanks.
      A. What can I do for you
      B. Something I can do for you
      C. What would you like me to do
      D. Would you help me with this bag
      E. Could you carry my luggage
28.Shopkeeper : try the shoes on?
      Mrs. Bakar : No, thank you. I can do it myself.
      A. Can you help me
      B. Would you like to help me
      C. May I help you
      D. Do you mind helping me
      E. Do you object to helping me
29.X : Have you visited Bob?
      He got an accident last week.
      Y : Oh. poor Bob. I hope he'll be better soon.
      The underlined sentence expresses ........
      A. sadness
      B. pleasure
      C. sympathy
      D. expectation
      E. satisfaction
30.X : Jane didn't pass her exam.
      Y: Oh. I am sorry to hear that.
      From the underlined words we know that the second speaker expresses her ........
      A. disappointment
      B. sympathy
      C . displeasure
      D. apology
      E. anger
31.Tati : May I borrow your new novel?
      Lina : Yes, but next Monday. I ........ reading it by then.
      A. would finish
      B. am finishing
      C. have finished
      D. will be finishing
      E. will have finished
32.Koko : Have you finished your report?
      Reno : Not yet.
      Koko : ....... ........?
      Reno : Of course. I'll be very happy then.
      A. What can I do for you
      B. Would you like me to help you
      C. Can you do something for me
      D. Can you do me a favour
      E. Is there something you can do for me
33.Dio   : You look sad. What has happened to you?
      Dipta : My father lost his crops. Insects eat them up.
      Dio : What is he going to do now?
      Dipta : ........ His brother has given him capital so start with.
      A. He plans to have another business
      B. He has nothing to do
      C. He is retired from his job
      D. He promises not to plant anything
      E. He has no idea what to do
34.Fitri : What would you like to drink, tea or coffee?
      Helmi : Actually I drink both, but I ........tea now.
      A. prefer - than
      B. like - than
      C. prefer - to
      D. would rather - to
      E. choose - better than
35.Mary : Hello
      John : Hi, Mary. This is John. Do you feel like going to a movie this evening?
      Mary : That sounds great, John. I haven't been to a movie for a long time.
      The underlined utterance expresses...
      A. intention
      B. invitation
      C. suggestion
      D. permission
      E. persuassion
36.Harry : Would you like to go camping with us next holiday?
      Donny : ........ but I have to take care of my mom.
      She has been hospitalized for a week.
      A. It sounds interesting
      B. Sorry I can't
      C. I'm afraid not
      D. I am sorry to hear that
      E. It's really boring
37.Rudi : Why are you so late today?
     Tino : Sorry, Rud. My car ........
     Rudi : So you came here on foot.
     Tino : Yes, I did.
     A. Is repairing
     B. has just repaired
     C. will be repairing
     D. is being repaired
     E. will have been repaired
38.A : Er, excuse me.
     B : Yes?
     A : I wonder if you could lend me your dictionary. I'm doing my homework.
     B : Oh. sure. Here it is.
     The underlined expression is used to express ........
     A. giving permission
     B. certainty
     C. pleasure
     D. capability
     E. possibility
39.A : Why don't you try to find a job in factory?
           With the money you earn, you can buy things you need.
     B : If I worked in a factory. I wouldn't have much time to study.
     What does the underlined sentence mean?
     A. B works hard in a factory.
     B. A allows B to work in a factory.
     C. B didn't work in a factory.
     D. B worked in a factory.
     E. B doesn't work in a factory.
40.Boss : Are you sure that you can deal with complaints from angry clients?
     Salesman : I'd say I am capable of doing that.
     The salesman wants to tell us that he has the deal with angry people.
     A. opportunity
     B. ability
     C. quality
     D. capacity
     E. reliability

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