Friday, January 29, 2010

Materi Pengayaan Bahasa Inggris SMA Tahun 2009

Read the following texts carefully then choose the suitable answer for each question.
Two students were discussing the school's new rule that all the students must wear a cap and a tie. One of them showed her annoyance. She said that wearing a cap and a tie was only suitable for a flag rising ceremony. So, she was against the rule. Contrary to the girl's opinion, the other student was glad with it. He said that he didn't mind with the new rule because wearing a cap and a tie will make the students look great and like real educated persons. The first student gave the reasons that they would feel uncomfortable and hot. Moreover, the classrooms were not air conditioned. The second said it wasn't a big problem. He was sure that the students would wear them proudly. They would surely be used to it any way.
01.  The two students are discussing ........
        A.the facilities in school         
        B.their homework         
        C.their uniform
        D.their friends          
        E.their family
02.  The boy said that he agreed.with the new rule in his school.
        Which statement shows his agreement?
        A.He was not annoyed.                  
        B.He would not obey the rule.      
        C.He didn't care of the rule.           
        D.He didn't like wearing a cap and tie.      
        E.He didn't mind wearing a cap and tie.
03.  The boy believed that all students would ........
        A.have a high spirit to study  
        B.solve their own problems  for their environment   
        D.follow the new rule      
        E.feel uncomfortable
04.  "One of them showed her annoyance, ..."
        The underlined word is close in meaning to ........

                Once upon a time, a rabbit wanted to cross a river but he could not swim. He had an idea. He saw a boss of crocodile swimming in the river. The rabbit asked the boss of crocodile, "How many crocodiles are there in the river'?" The boss of crocodile answered, "We are twenty here." "Where are
they?" the rabbit asked for the second time. "What is it for?" the boss of crocodile asked.
          "All of you are good, nice, gentle and kind, so I want to make a line in order. Later I will know how kind you are," said the rabbit. Then, the boss of the crocodile called all his friends and asked them to make a line in order from one side to the other side of the river. Just then, the rabbit started to count while jumping from one crocodile to another : one ... two ... three ... four ... until twenty, and finally, he thanked all crocodiles because he had crossed the river.

05. The story mainly tells us about ........
       A.twenty crocodiles        
       B.the boss of the crocodile   
       C.a rabbit and twenty crocodiles     
       D.a rabbit and the boss of crocodile   
       E.the boss of the crocodile and all his friends
06. We know from the first paragraph that the rabbit actually wanted   ........ cross the river           swim across the river     meet the boss of crocodile  know where the crocodiles are         know the number of crocodiles there
07. All of you are good, nice gentle, and kind ...."
       (Paragraph 2) The underlined word is synonymous with ........

Expanding wholesaler or stationary and office equipment requires :
A responsible accountant for
director to run smoothly the
company finance with good salary
and good working condition for
good applicant.
Apply with curriculum vitae to
Mrs. Barton
Office Equipment World & Efficiency Works
Po Box 36 Whistle Words UK

08. In which section would you likely read the ad?
      A. Company for sale.                               
      B. Office equipment.
      C. Job vacancy.                           
      D. Entertainment Guide,
      E. Stationary and office.
09. What position is offered in the advertisement?
      A. Salesman.                               
      B. Wholesaler.            
      C. Accountant.
      D. Office staff.            
      E. Director assistant.
10. Apply with curriculum vitae to Mrs. Barton.
      What information should the applicant include in it ?
      A.Experience in managing a company.
      B. A statement of salary wanted.
      C. A prove of knowing about stationary.
      D. A statement of responsibility.
      E. A statement of education and work experience.

       Some of the world's finest roads make use of bodies of water. They are called canals. Canals are man made waterways. They are usually straight and narrow. But they are filled with water. They connect rivers and lakes, oceans and lakes, rivers and rivers, and oceans and oceans so that boats and ships can go from one to the other.
       Most canals are used for transportation. Barges, boats, and ships carry goods over canals. Some are used to irrigate land or to carry sewage from large cities. Canals also reduce the cost of shipping goods and offer travel short cuts.
       Canals even go over hills and mountains. But you know that water can't flow up a hill; so how can the water and boats in a canal go up a hill?   
       Something called a lock is used. It is a giant tank. The tank is big enough to hold a long boat. The boat floats into the tank, and the doors behind it are closed to lock the boat in there. Then more water is let into the tank. When the tank is full of water, the tank door in front of the boat is opened and the boat floats out. The boat floats higher and higher as the water rises. It floats either out into a higher part of the canal or into another tank or lock, which will lift it still higher.  
      To go down the hill on the other side, the boat enters a lock that is full of water. As the water is let out of the lock, the boat will float lower and lower. So locks make it possible for boats or ships to move from one water level to another.

11.  The text is about ........
        A. Road                                                                       
        B. Waterways                                                                           
        C.  Water transportations
        D.  World’s finest canals
        E.  Straight and narrow roads
12.  Why do people build canals........
       A. To lift boats                                                                           
       B. To rise water.                                                       
       C. To store sewage
       D. To hold a giant tank.
       E. To connect rivers, lakes, and oceans.
13.  According to the text the canals join together the following EXCEPT ........
       A. rivers and lakes                                                   
       B. oceans and lakes                                                 
       C. rivers and rivers
       D. rivers and oceans
       E. oceans and oceans
14.  "They are straight and narrow like some roads." (Paragraph 2)
       The antonym of the underlined word is ........
       A. Flat                                                                                           
       B. Rough                                                                      
       C. bumpy
       D. Indirect
       E. Winding

University of Australia
University of Australia has an international reputation for educational professionals and for applied research. It is Australia's largest university, with six campuses, including a specialized technology campus. The university places particular importance on the quality of its teaching and learning programs, and on its working links with industry, business and government.

15. The whole paragraph promotes that ........
       A. the University of Australia offers excellent educational programs
       B. the University of Australia is the largest university in the country
       C. the University of Australia has a specialized technology campus
       D. the university places particular importance on technology
       E. he university has six campuses
16. Which information is NOT TRUE about the University of Australia?
       A. It has an international educational reputation.
       B. It also has a specialized technology campus.
       C. It has six technology campuses.   
       D. It is Australia's largest university.
       E. It has good relation with industry.
17. It is stated that the university has good relationship with ........
       A. educational professionals       
       B. specialized technology       
       C. large universities 
       D. other campuses                  
       E. industry
18.  "The University  of  Australia  has  an  international  educational  reputation  for ..."
        The underlined word means ........
        A. knowledge           
        B. prestige 
        C. attitude  
        D. character      
        E. interest

Singapore is a city state, it is a city but it is also a state. It is a republic. Along with Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Brunei, it  belongs  to  ASEAN,  the  Association  of  South – East  Asian  Nations.
      Like Indonesia, Singapore is a country of "Bhineka Tunggal Ika." Chinese, Malays. Indians and Eurasians make up its citizens. Other Asians, including Indonesians, Japanese, Philippines, Koreans, Thais and Arabs also live on that tiny island. Singapore is sometimes called "Instant Asia" because you can see varieties of customs, cultures, and foods of nearly all Asia in Singapore.

19. The text mainly talks about Singapore as ........
       A. a nation  
       B. an island 
       C. a republic               
       D. a city state             
       E. a member of ASEAN
20. Singapore's citizens consist of ........
       A. Brunei, Indians    
       B. Chinese, Thais and Arab
       C. Chinese, Malays, Indians, and Eurasians
       D. Eurasians and Philippines
       E. Asians and Arabs
21. "... Koreans, Thais and Arabs live on that tiny island." (Paragraph 2).
      The underlined word may be replaced by "very ........"
       A. cute          
       B. huge                
       C. small
       D. broad         
       E. harrow 

SINGAPORE: A supervisor was jailed for two months for repeatedly striking his Indonesian maid on the head and back with a television remote.
          Muhammad Shafiq Woon Abdullah was brought to court in Singapore because he had physically hurt the woman on several occasions between June and October 2002. the Straits Time said.
          The magistrate's court heard that Shafiq, 31, began striking Winarti, 22, about a month after she started working for him.
          He hit her on the head with the TV sets 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. Dhillon, Shafiq's lawyer, said that his client had become mad when he saw his daughter's face covered as she was lying in bed. He said his Client thought the maid had put the child in danger.

22. The text reported ........
       A. the arrest of a supervisor
       B. the working condition in Singapore
       C. an Indonesian worker in Singapore
       D. the Indonesian workers' condition in Singapore
       E. a crime by a Singaporean supervisor towards his maid
23. Which one of the following statements is TRUE  according to the text ?
       A. A supervisor was put in jail for two years.
       B. The supervisor gave many kinds of jobs to the maid.
       C. The maid has been working for him for two months.
       D. Winarti struck the supervisor with a remote control.
       E. The supervisor hit his maid's head with the TV set's  remote control.
24. " ... he physically hurt the woman ..." (Paragraph 2)
       The underlined word is close in meaning to ........
       A. cut
       B. injured
       C. offended
       D. punished
       E. damaged
25. Why did Shafiq punch Winarti on her back?
       She was accused of ........
       A. talking much time for herself
       B. not working properly
       C. working carelessly
       D. daydreaming
       E. being lazy

An elephant is the largest and strongest of all animals. It is a strange looking animal with its thick legs, huge sides and backs, large hanging ears, a small tail, little eyes, long white tusks and above all it has a long nose, the trunk.
        The trunk is the elephant's peculiar feature, and it has various uses. The elephant draws up water by its trunk and can squirt it all over its body like a shower bath. It can also lift leaves and puts them, into its mouth. In fact the trunk serves the elephant as a long arm and hand. An elephant looks very clumsy and heavy and yet it can move very quickly.
        The elephant is very intelligent animal. Its intelligence combined with its great strength makes it a very useful servant to man and it can be trained to serve in various ways such as carry heavy loads, hunt for tigers and even fight.

26. The third paragraph is mainly about the fact  that ........
       A. elephants are strong
       B. elephants can lift logs
       C. elephants are servants
       D. elephants are very useful
       E. elephants must be trained
27. Which of the following is NOT part of the elephant described in the first paragraph?
       A. It looks strange
       B. It is heavy
       C. It is wild
       D. It has a trunk.
       E. It has a small tail.
28. It is stated in the text that the elephant uses the trunk to do the following, EXCEPT ........
       A. to eat
       B. to push
       C. to drink
       D. to carry things
       E. to squirt water over the body
29.  "The trunk is the elephant's peculiar feature ..." (Paragraph 2)
       The underlined word is close in meaning to ........
       A. large
       B. strange
       C. tough
       D. smooth
       E. long

There is a vacancy in today daily.
What job is offered?
A part time chef in the chinese restaurant in the Sahid Hotel.
I would apply for the job.
There is another Vacancy a waiter in Italian restaurant.
Being a waiter is boring.

30. What job would she applied for?
       A.   A Chinese teacher
       B.  A chef
       C.  A restaurant manager
       D.  A waiter
       E.  Hotel manager
31. What media realized the advertisement?
       A.  A magazine
       B.  RRI Radio
       C.  A newspaper
       D.  Television
       E.  A bulletin

"Koko, where are you?" Hamid called softly to his cat. "He may have wandered to the harbour," said Hamid's friend, Muchtar.   Soon, the boys were at the harbour's gate, marked 'Gate 6', of Priok Harbour. Two policemen were guarding the gate. The boys moved quietly so that the policemen would not see them. The boys knew the policemen would chase them away if they saw them.
     The boys knew Koko was somewhere neat the gate because they had heard him meowing. The sound seemed to have come from a taxi that was parked near by. Hamid and Muchtar saw two men standing beside the taxi. The men were talking in low tones. Then, one of them opened the carboot, and Hamid saw Koko crouching among some bags.
     Not long after that, the men left. Hamid quickly ran to the taxi. Finding the boat unlocked, Hamid lifted the lid. What a shock! There were bags of explosive! At the moment, Hamid heard the men coming back. He swept Koko into his arms and ran back to where Muchtar was keeping watch.
     "Those men are smugglers trying to bring explosive into the harbour," Hamid whispered to Muchtar.
     "What shall we do?" asked Muchtar fearfully.     "We must alert the policemen at the gate," Hamid said.The boys moved cautiously until they reached the gate. Hamid told the policemen what he had seen. The policemen did not really believe him, but they went with the boys to the taxi. The policemen were just in time to see the men taking the bags of explosive out of the boot.
     The policemen quickly stopped the men and handcuffed them.

32. Where did the two boys see the smugglers ........       
       A. Somewhere near the harbour.
       B. At the guarded gate.
       C. At Priok harbour.
       D. Near a taxi.
       E. At gate 6.
33. The purpose of the text is to ........
       A. tell past events
       B. entertain readers
       C. describe the smugglers
       D. report an event to the police
       E. inform readers about events of the day
34. Hamid ........ when he saw bags of explosives inside the boot.
       A. ran back to Muchtar's place
       B. swept Koko into his arms
       C. found the boot unlocked
       D. left the taxi quickly
       E. was very shocked
35. "The policemen quickly stopped the men and handcuffed them."
       (The last paragraph)
       This part of the text is called ........
       A. resolution
       B. orientation
       C. description
       D. reorientation
       E. complication

Once upon a time there was a poor widow who had an only son named Jack. They were so poor that they didn't have anything except a cow. When the cow had grown too old, his mother sent Jack to the market to sell it. On the way to the market, Jack met a butcher who had some beautiful beans in his hand. The butcher told the boy that the beans were of great value and persuaded the silly fad to sell the cow for the beans.
     Jack brought them happily. When he told his mother about this, his mother became so angry that she threw the beans out of the window.
     When Jack woke up in the morning, he felt the sun shining into a part of his room but all the rest was quite dark and shady.
     So he jumped to the window. What did he see? The beanstalk grew up quite close past Jack's window. He opened the window and jumped to the beanstalk which ran up just like a big ladder.
     He climbed ... and climbed till at last he reached the sky. While looking around, he saw a very huge castle. He was very amazed.
     Then Jack walked along the path leading to the castle. There was a big tall woman on the doorstep. Jack greeted her and asked for the giantess mercy to give him breakfast, because he felt very hungry. Although the giantess grumbled at first, finally she gave Jack a hunk of bread and cheese and a jug
of milk.
     Jack hadn't finished when the whole house, began to tremble with the noise of someone's coming. "Oh! It's my husband!" cried the giantess. "What on earth shall I do?"
     Hastily the giantess opened a very big cupboard and hid Jack there.

36.  Where did Jack sell his cow ........
       A. At a castle.
       B. At the market.
       C. At the giant's castle.
       D. At the butcher's house.
       E. On the way to the market.
37.  What is the story about ........
       A. Jack and a butcher.
       B. Jack and the giantess.
       C. Jack and the bean stalk.
       D. A poor widow and his son.
       E. The giantess and her husband.
38. "Oh! It's my husband!" cried the giantess.
       "What on earth shall I do?" (Paragraph 7)
       From the sentence we know that the giantess is ........ her husband.
       A. afraid of
       B. angry with
       C. fed up with
       D. annoyed with
       E. displeased with.
39. Jack's mother looked very furious when Jack told that  ........
       A. the beans were precious
       B. the butcher bought his cow
       C. he had sold his cow to a butcher
       D. he traded his cow for the beans
       E. he met a butcher on the way to the market
40. What do we learn from the text ........
       A. Sincerity makes Jack get something precious.
       B. Jack's mother was a furious mother.
       C. Poverty makes people hopeless.
       D. The giantess took pity on Jack.
       E. Jack was an innocent boy.

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