Senin, 09 Maret 2009


The deer is a distinctive animal easily recognized by the antlers that adorn most species of male deer. These antlers are used by the males primarily to fight, either for mates or for leadership of the herd. Deer generally lose their antlers each winter and begin growing new ones in late spring. The new antlers are soft knobs covered with velvety hairs. Later in the year as the season progress, the antlers grow and harden into solid branches. In the middle of winter, the full-grown antlers fall off and decay on the ground. The following spring the process begins again

1. The deer is called a distinctive animal because it
A. uses its antlers to recognize others
B. has many species
C. has antlers
D. has to fight for its mates
E. has communities

2. According to the passage, the deer does NOT use its antlers
A. to battle other deer
B. to get mate
C. to become a leader
D. to climb branches
E. To get things

3. In which month would a deer probably have short, soft, velvety antlers?
A. May
B. December
C. October
D. January
E. Middle of January

4. In winter the mature antlers
A. are soft knobs
B. come off
C. are covered with velvety hair
D. begin again
E. begin anymore

Cars should be banned in the city as we all know, cars create pollution and cause a lot of road deaths and other accidents.
Firstly cars, as we all know, contribute to most of the pollution in the world. Cars emit a deadly gas that causes illnesses such a bronchitis, lung cancer, and ‘triggers’ off asthma. Some of these illnesses are so bad that people can die from them.
Secondly, the city is very busy. Pedestrians wonder everywhere and cars commonly hit pedestrians in the city, which causes them to die. Cars today are our roads biggest killers.
Thirdly, cars are very noisy, If you live in the city, you may find it hard to sleep at night, at concentrate on your homework, and especially talk to someone.
In this condition, cars should be banned from the city for the seasons listed.

5. What kind of text is it?
Analytical Exposition
Hortatory Exposition

6. What is the purpose of this text
to describe the impact of cars
to remind negative impact of increasing car in city
to amuse the reader
to give the reader how to drive car
to critic about car

7. What is the synonym of banned ( p.1, l.1)

8. The following statements are correct, except
A. By increasing car makes city healthier than before
B. the number of cars will be decreased in city
C. By increasing the car makes city noisy than before
D. The pollution of cars cause of illness
E. Cars contribute many problems, especially pollution

Beware of those who use the truth to deceive. When someone tells you something that is true, but leaves out important information that should be included, he can create a false impression. For example, someone might say, “I just won a hundred dollars on the lottery. It was great. I took that dollar ticket back to the store and turned it in for one hundred dollars!” This guy’s a winner, right? Maybe, maybe not. We then discover that he bought two hundred tickets, and only one was a winner. He’s really a big loser! He didn’t say anything that was false, but he deliberately omitted important information. That’s called a half-truth. Half-truths are not technically lies, but they are just as dishonest. Untrustworthy candidates in political campaigns often use this tactic. Let’s say that during Governor Smith’s last term, her state lost one million jobs and gained three million jobs. Then she seeks another term. One of her opponents runs an ad saying, “During Governor Smith’s term, the sate lost one million jobs!” That’s true. However an honest statement would have been, “During Governor Smith’s term, the state had a net gain of two million jobs.” Advertisers will sometimes use half-truths. It’s against the law to make false claims so they try to mislead you with the truth. An ad might boast, “Nine out of ten doctors recommend Yucky Pills to cure nose pimples.” It fails to mention that they only asked ten doctors and nine of them work for the Yucky Corporation. This kind of deception happens too often. It’s a sad fact of life: Lies are lies, and sometimes the truth can lie as well

9. What the statement is true according to article
A. Whenever people tell the truth, they are really lying
B. You can’t trust gamblers
C. All government help their states
D. The truth can be used in dishonest ways
E. The truth never comes

10. What does “deceive” mean?
removing one’s teeth in public
ignore warning
nor do anything
11. What does “omitted” mean?
spent money
left out
told about

12. The author clearly wants people to……
think carefully what they read and hear
wear mismatched socks during political campaign
never trust anyone
vote for female candidate
please be trust by own self

13. Another appropriate title for this selection would be:
Natural Cat Food
Lying with the Truth
Everyone Lies
Nose Pimples
No Truth

14. Brea and Elizabeth are having a dispute over which radio station to play at work. It would be so much simpler if they both liked the same kind of music. A dispute is …
A. musical instrument
B. choice of music
C. discovery
D. disagreement
E. dislike

15. When they heard the good news about the court’s decision, the angry crowd cheered and they began to disperse. “It looks like everyone is going home,” one reporter stated. Which the opposite of ‘disperse’?
A. come together
B. smile
C. fly like a bird
D. sing
E. amok

A man got into a train and found himself sitting opposite a woman who seemed to be thirty –five years old. Soon they began talking to each other, and he said to her, ”Do you have a family?”
“Yes I have one son,” the woman answered.
“Oh, really ?” said the man. ”Does he smoke?”
“No, he’s never touched a cigarette,” the woman replied.
“That’s good.” The man continued.” I don’t smoke either.
Tobacco is very bad for one’s health. And does your son drink wine?”
“Oh, no,” the woman answered at once,” he’s never drunk a drop of it.”
“Then I congratulate you, ma’am,” the man said. “And does he ever come late at night?”
“No, never,,” his neighbor answered.” He goes to bed immediately after dinner every night.”
“Well,” the man said,” he’s wise young man. How old is he?”
“He’s six months old baby,” the woman replied proudly.

16. Where did the conversation happen?
A. in the man’s house
B. in train
C. in supermarket
D. in school
E. in park

17. What kind of this text?
A. Anecdote
B. Narrative
C. News Items
D. Explanation
E. Report

18. What is the purpose of this text?
to entertain the reader
to persuade the reader about this conversation
To explain about the conversation
To inform about this above situation
To report about this above situation

A popular theory explaining the evolution of the universe is known as the Big Bang Model. According to the model, at some time between ten and twenty billion years ago., all present matter and energy were compressed into a small ball only a few kilometers in diameter. It was, in effect, an atom that contained in the form of pure energy all of the components of the entire universe. Then, at the moment in time that astronomers refer to as T=0, the ball exploded, hurling the energy into space. Expansion occurred. As the energy cooled. Most of it became matter in the form of protons, neutron, and electrons. These original particles combined to form hydrogen and helium, and to expand matter into galaxies with star and planets.

19. Which sentence below best summarizes this passage?
A. The Big Bang theory does not account for the evolution of the universe
B. According to the Big Bang Model, an explosion caused the information of the universe
C. The universe is made of hydrogen and helium
D. The universe is more than ten billion years ago
E. The universe is more than one hundred billion years ago
20. According to this passage, when were the galaxies formed?
A. Ten billion years ago
B. Fifteen billion years ago
C. At T=0
D. Twenty billion years
E. More twenty billion years ago

21. The environment before the Big Bang is described as all the following EXCEPT
A. Nothing happen before that
B. Compressed matter
C. Energy
D. All the components of the universe
E. Protons, neutrons, and electrons
22. The word “compressed” in line 2 could best be replaced by
A. Excited
B. Balanced
C. Reduced
D. Controlled
E. Managed
A. Installment
B. cash
C. credit card note
E. deposit account

A. Because
B. Prior to
C. After that
D. Owing to
E. Despite

A. Leave
B. Calls
C. Give
D. Provide
E. Get

A. Planned
B. Show
C. Acts
D. Prepare
E. describes

A. Comes
B. Visit
C. Arrived
D. Went
E. go
In order to request telephone service in the United States, either call or …23… your local telephone store. A sales representative will be glad to …24…you sample of the designs and colors available. Simply choose the design and color that you prefer, and …25…your name, address, and employer’s name with the sales representative. Students with scholarship should provide their sponsor’s name instead of an employer’s name. A fifty –dollar security deposit must be paid …26….telephone installation, and may be made by check, …..2…., MasterCard, or Visa. On the date that your telephone is to be installed, a responsible person, such as an apartment manager, must be at home to unlock the door before the serviceman.

28. X : Bob, Actually I wanted you come in this meeting after finishing your job.
Y : I’d love it, but I didn’t have time
X : take a pity, if Bob ….with us, he would have had a good chance to be a leader
A. would come
B. would have come
C. had come
D. has come
E. came

29. X : Please go to this concert wit us
Y : Oh, I’ll go to with you, but if you want to go to the concert, you …your seats today
A. had better to reserve
B. had to better reserve
C. had better reserve
D. had to reserve better
E. had better reserved

30. X : John Lee is fond of English
Y : Yes he is , his English score is always the best in the class, and then he ever wins speech contest. So that his English teacher recommends that he …… a regular degree program
will begin
is beginning
has begun

31. X : According to me, both Bob and Helen are clever students in my class. They always compete to get the highest score.
Y : I agree to you, they usually receive the same score on standardized examination.
X : Consequently, there is disagreement as to … the best student, Bob or Hasan
A. who
B. which
C. whom
D. that
E. whose

32. X : Maria Sharapova is one of excellent woman tennis players
Y : I have same opinion with you. She has been practicing tennis since she was childhood. And she…. By next tennis grand slam on 2008
is playing
has been playing
had been playing
will have been playing
will have play

33. X : My mobile phone is the first sophisticated product of NOKIA. I bought it Rp 2.000.000. last year
Y : what a shame. It is expensive . By the second year of production, the price of a new price of technology …….significantly.
A. would decreased
B. has decreased
C. would have decreased
D. will have decreased
E. will has decreased

34. X : Cancer disease becomes victim of modern people. Consumption style of eating increases the sufferer.
Y : The tendency to develop cancer, even in high risk individuals ,can be decreased….. the amount of fruit and vegetables.
A. To increase
B. For increase
C. Increase
D. For increasing
E. By increasing
35. X: According to the research that second of three men have one more wives
Y ; It is not exactly correct. In spite of fact that 85 percent of all societies allow the men to take more than one wife, most prefer monogamy …..polygamy
More than

36. X : Do you know the habitual of eagle?
Y : Yes, I know little. Actually adult let their offspring….nests near their original nesting area.
To build
Has been building

37. X : A hotel marketing director, Mr Tan is challenged to know the market in Europe.
Y : Absolutely true. As a hotel marketing director, he is quite …..about advertising in Europe.

Edwin Hubble was an American astronomer whose research led to discoveries about galaxies and the nature of the universe. He settled a long debate by demonstrating that the Andromeda nebula was located outside our galaxy, establishing the islands universe theory, which states that galaxies exist outside of our own. His study of the distribution of galaxies resulted in Hubble’s Constant, standard relationship between a galaxy’s distance from the earth and its speed of recession
By 1925, Hubble had devised a classification system for the structure of galaxies and provided conclusive observational evidence for the expansion of the universe. His work pushed the one-hundred-inc Mount Wilson telescope beyond its capability and provided strong impetus for the construction of an instrument twice its size at Mount Palomar, which Hubble used during his last year of research. The telescope that bears his name was launched on a space in 1990 and orbits the earth, collecting data about the size and age of the universe.

38. With what topic is the passage primarily concerned?
A. The Hubble telescope
B. The nature of the universe
C. Edwin Hubble’s research
D. Hubble’s classification system for the galaxies
E. Hubble’s thought

39. Hubble’s Constant states
A. That galaxies exist outside of ours
B. That there is affixed relationship between the distance of a galaxy from the earth and its speed of recession
C. That the universe is expanding
D. That the Andromeda nebula is located outside our galaxy
E. That galaxies fly on outer space

40. The author mentions all of the following as accomplishments of Hubble EXCEPT
Evidence for the expansion of the universe
A classification system for the structure of galaxies
The island universe space shuttle
A design for the space shuttle
Big universe

41. The word “capability” in line 8 is closest meaning in ….

42. The word ‘its’ in line 8 refers to
Hubble’s telescope

43. The paragraph following the passage most probably discuss
A. Hubble’s life
B. The telescope at Mount Palomar
C. Recent informative about the size and age of the universe
D. The space shuttle launch
E. Andromeda

44. What is the text?

45. What is the purpose of this text
A. to tell the pas t life of Hubble
B. to share the experience of Hubble
C. to describe about Hubble’s life
D. to discuss about Hubble’ life
E. to inform about Hubble’ life

46. What is suitable title of this text?
Hubble telescope
The life of Hubble
Hubble and his invention
Hubble’s experiences
Telescope, Andromeda and Hubble

47. X : What is your comment about Bob who has been coming in your party
Y : I am especially glad that Bob decided to come to the party because we hadn’t seen him ….several months
A. since
B. until
C. along
D. before
E. for

48. X : We are considering buying a house in the down town area
Y : I know that you can do it, but we want to find out…….there first
A. What the taxes are
B. the taxes what are
C. the taxes are
D. What are the taxes
E. the taxes what are

49. X : What did your activity last Sunday
Y : Last Sunday was …..that we took a drive in the country.
A. so beautiful day
B. such a beautiful day
C. such a beautiful weather
D. so beautiful day
E. so such beautiful day

50. X : What did your activity last Sunday?
Y : Last Sunday was …..that we took a drive in the country.
A. so beautiful day
B. such a beautiful day
C. such a beautiful weather
D. so beautiful day
E. so such beautiful day

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