TAHUN AJARAN 2010
Bidang Studi : BAHASA INGGRIS
Kelas/Program : XII (Dua Belas)- IPA-IPS
1. Berdo’alah sebelum mengerjakan soal
2. Tulislah dahulu nama, kelas dan nomor peserta Anda pada lembar jawaban komputer (LJK) yang telah disediakan
3. HITAMKANLAH jawaban pada salah satu huruf di LJK yang anda anggap paling benar dengan pensil 2B
4. Periksa dan bacalah terlebih soal-soal yang Anda anggap mudah
Pilihlah jawaban dengan tepat dan benar !
Questions 1 to 5
In this part of the test, you will hear some dialogues or questions spoken in English. The dialogues or questions will be spoken two times. They will not be printed on your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers say.
After you hear a dialogue and the question about it, read the five possible answer and decide which one would be the best answer to the question yiu have heard. Now listen to a sample question.
You will hear:
Man : Sally, I lost my wallet. May I borrow fifty thousand rupiah?
Woman : Sure. Here you are.
You will also hear :
Narrator : what will the woman do?
You will read in your test book:
a. leave the man alone
b. drive the man home
c. find the lost wallet
d. lend the man money
e. borrow the man’s wallet
The best answer to the question is “lend the man money”. Therefore, you should choose answer (D)
1. a. A new dress d. A nice noght gown
b. A new gown e. A man and a woman
c. A beautiful lady
2. a. An avocado d. A glass of juice
b. Guava juice e. Tomato and carrot juice
c. Avocado juice
3. a. To write the story she has ever read
b. To write the story of a movie she has ever watched
c. To read a story from a book
d. To read a story with interesting moral value
e. To write a story with good moral value she has ever read or watched
4. a. Ketchup d. Syrup
b. Pepper e. Chilli sauce
a. 1 d. 4
b. 2 e. 5
Questions : 6 to 10
In this part of the test you will hear some dialogues and questions spoken in English, followed by four responses, also spoken in English. The dialogues and question and the responses will be spoken two times. They will not be printed in your test book., so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers say. You have to choose the best response to each question.
Now listen to a sample question.
You will hear :
Man : I got bad result in my test
Woman : what! You failed again?
Man : . . .
You will also hear :
a. Let me try again
b. I am fine, thank you
c. Don’t worry, I’ll move
d. Sorry, I’ve disappointed you
Narrator : the best answer to the question “you failed again?” is choice (D) “sorry, I’ve disappointed you” therefore, you should choose answer (D).
6. Mark your answer on your answer sheet
7. Mark your answer on your answer sheet
8. Mark your answer on your answer sheet
9. Mark your answer on your answer sheet
10. Mark your answer on your answer sheet
Questions : 11 to 15
In this part of the test, you will hear several monologues. Each monologue will be spoken two times. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers say.
After you hear a monologue and the question about it, read the five possible answer and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard.
a. 1 d. 4
b. 2 e. 5
12. a. about the speaker’s experience when the speaker’s father was hospitalized
b. about the speaker’s experience when he/she was seeing his/her friend in a hospital
c. about the speaker’s experience when he/she was suddenly sick
d. about the speaker’s experience when he/she took his/her friend to a hospital
e. about the speaker’s father who was suddenly sick
13. a. because parents will be very busy to taek their children to a hospital
b. because only a few people need it
c. because most people can afford medical costs
d. because medical costs are so high
e. because only a few people know why they need it
14. a. about a facebook account
b. about the importance of communicating through the facebook
c. about the importance of having a facebook account
d. about Victoria who wants to stay in Indonesia
e. about one of the speakers’ facebook friends from abroad
15. a she is beautiful, has black hair and blue eyes
b. she is beautiful, fat and has blond hair
c. she is beautiful, slim, and has black eyes
d. she is beautiful and fat, has black hair and blue eyes
e. she is beautiful and slim, has blond hair and blue eyes
This is the end of listening section.
This text is for questions 16 to 17.
16. The announcement is about . . .
a. Sports club d. A basketball match
b. Bad weather e. The delay of a match
c. A match schedule
17. When will the match between grade X-2 and grade X-4 be held?
a. 6th May d. 15th May
b. 9th May e. 16th May
c. 11th May
This text for questions 18 to 19.
How are you? Last Saturday I went on a nice trip with some friends. We went to a lovely beach about 30 kilometers from my town. We left on the bus at nine o’clock in the morning and arrived at the beach at ten. We spent the morning playing in the beach. We also made a castle from the sand. Then we had lunch in a small restaurant overlooking the beach. After lunch we climbed a large hill behind the beach and saw the beautiful view from the top. We got back to the bus around three o’clock and then we came back to the town.
What is your holiday experience? Please share with me.
18. The letter tells us about . . .
a. Hilda’s daily activities d. Hilda’s classmate
b. A nice beach e. Hilda’s holiday experience
c. Hilda’s feeling
19. How long were Hilda and her friends in the beach and its surrounding?
a. Three hours d. Six hours
b. Four hours e. Seven hours
c. Five hours
This text for questions 20 to 22.
20. What makes Hotel Beresford the friendliest hotel in San Francisco?
a. Its location d. Its friendly staff
b. Its reasonable rates e. Its award winning restaurant
c. Its rooms
21. …and enjoy our bar, an authentic replica of an Old English pub.
The synonym of the underlined word is…
a. Original d. imagination
b. Invention e. real
22. Which of the following items is not offered in the brochure?
a. tourist guide d. attractive room
b. excellent location e. appetizing meals
c. rational rates
This text for questions 23 to 26.
The Three Sheiks and Queen of Arabia
Maura, who liked to be thought of as the most beautiful and powerful queen of Arabia, had many suitors. One by one she discarded them, until her list was reduced to just three sheiks, all equally young and handsome, rich and strong. It was very hard to decide who would be the best of them.
One evening, Maura disguised herself and went to the camp of the three sheiks, as they were about to have dinner, and asked them for something to eat.
The first gave her some leftover food; the second gave her some unappetizing camel’s tail; the third sheik, who was called Hakim, offered her some of the most tender and tasty meat. After dinner, the disguised queen left the sheiks’s camp.
The following day the queen invited the three sheiks to dinner at her palace. She ordered her servants to give each one exactly what they had given her the evening before.
Hakim, who received a plate of delicious meat, refused to eat it if the other two could not share it with him, and this act finally convinced Queen Maura that he was the man for her.
“Without question, Hakim is the most generous of you,” she announced her choice to the sheiks. “So it is Hakim I will marry.”
23. The three sheiks were not….
a. rich d. young
b. strong e. gloomy
24. Which statement is TRUE about the queen?
a. The queen was the most powerful queen in Africa.
b. The queen was very proud of her beauty and riches.
c. The queen herself served the sheiks with delicious food.
d. The queen was very careful in deciding whom she would marry.
e. The queen was very satisfied with the food given by the sheiks.
25. The Queen ordered her servants to give the sheiks the same kind of food she got from the evening before because….
a. She wanted to entertain her guests
b. She wanted to test the sheiks’ taste
c. She wanted to see the sheiks’ reactions
d. She wanted to make a joke of the sheiks
e. She wanted to repay the sheiks’ kindness
26. The main idea of paragraph six is….
a. Hakim was unselfish person.
b. Hakim was served with succulent meat.
c. Hakim was satisfied with the food served.
d. Hakim wanted to share the food with the sheiks.
e. Hakim had made the queen find the resolution of her problem
This text for questions 27 to 29.
Florida : Maria Sharapova captured her first claycourt title when she defeated Slovakia’s Dominika Cibukolva 7-6, 6-3 in the final of the Amelia island championship on Sunday.
Sharapova became the first woman to win three titles this season following her success at the Australia Open and Qatar Open and improved her 2008 win-loss record to 22-1.
27. What does the speaker tell you about?
a. Sharapova’s titles
b. Sharapova’s first claycourt title
c. Sarapova’s success at the Qatar Open
d. Sharapova’s success at the Australia
e. The final of the Amelia island championship
28. The type of the text above is…
a. Review d. Discussion
b. News item e. Exposition
29. The structure of the text is…
d. General statement to position to the reader explanation of the process
e. Newsworthy event-background even-sources
This text for questions 30 to 32
Last week I took my five year old son, Willy, to a musical instrument store in my hometown. I wanted to buy him a set of junior drum because his drum teacher advised me to buy him one. Will likes listening to music very much. He also likes asking me everything he wants to know. Event his question sometimes seem precocious for a boy of his age. He is very inquisitive.
We went there by car. On the way, we saw a policeman standing near a traffic light regulating the passing cars and other vehicles. He blew his whistle now and then.
Seeing the policeman blowing his whistle, Willy asked me at once, “Dad, why is the policeman using a whistle not a drum?”
Hearing his unexpected question I answered reluctantly, “because hi is not Phil Collins!”.
30. What does the text talk about?
a. Willy and is new drum d. Willy’s drum private teacher
b. Phil Collins and his drum e. The writer’s five years old son
c. A policeman and his whistle
31. From the text above we know that Willy is a/an … boy.
a. Smart d. Childish
b. Funny e. Annoying
32. Which sentence makes the text a funny story?
a. He is very inquisitive
b. “Because hi is not Phil Collins”
c. He blew his whistle now and then
d. He also likes asking me everything he wants to know.
e. “Dad, why is the policemen using a whistle not a drum?”
This text for questions 33 to 35.
A global management consultancy firm, Mc Kinsey and company, has recently completed a research on the underlying fundamentals of the new economy. It concluded that beneath all the hype and publicity, there are in fact powerful economic changes a foot that will permanently transform the way economies and business function.
The research focused on three major forces at work in the global economy-digitalization, regulatory liberalization, and capital mobility-and studied their potential effects on industrial cost structures around the world.
It grouped all existing costs into two types: transformation cots and interaction cots. The former are the physical cots of transforming inputs to outputs-turning metal into cars, leather into shoes, etc.
The latter are the coasts of exchanging information, coordinating activities monitoring, and so on. Interaction costs, the research revealed, account for roughly 50% of total costs in most industries, and as much as 70% in industries such as banking.
The study concluded that three forces at work will boots interaction-cost productivity by at least three times.
33. What is the type of the text?
a. Report d. descriptive
b. Explanation e. review
34. The latter are… (paragraph 4). The underline word refers to…
a. the transformation costs d. the major forces
b. the existing costs e. the research
c. the interaction costs
35. The research focused on ….
a. depended on d. concentrated on
b. experimented e. accurate
This text for questions 36 to 38.
Magelang is an interesting tourist resort with many attractive old buildings. It is located in central java about forty five kilometers north of Jogjakarta.
Pucang, Secang a sub-district in Magelang, is one the popular places for horn carving handicrafts. It is said that most of the people are skilled in this art. More than thirty five families actually make their living by carving horns of buffaloes or cows.
They normally produce one thousand carvings a day. However, this in not recount for a single day. They once received an order for one hundred ad forty two thousand combs to be completed within one month. Any kind of horn carving handicraft is displayed at the workshop. Where tourists often come to buy souvenirs.
36. What is the text about?
a. An attractive horn handicraft in central java
b. The location of horn-carving handicraft in central java
c. The distance of an outstanding place of horn-carving handicraft
d. The place where most people earn their living by carvings horns of buffaloes or cows
e. An interesting workshop for displaying handicrafts
37. Most people in Pucang earn their living by?
a. Producting horns of buffaloes
b. Producting thousands of combs
c. Carving horns of buffaloes or cows
d. Buying any kind of souvenirs
e. Selling any kind of souvenirs
38. “Magelang is located in central java…” (paragraph 1)
The synonym of the underlined word is…
a. Situated d. settled
b. Occupied e. stated
This text for questions 39 to 41.
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 deadly gas that causes illnesses such as bronchitis, lung cancer and ‘triggers’ of asthma. Some of these illnesses are so bad that people can die from them.
Secondly, the city is very busy. Pedestrians wander everywhere and cars commonly hit pedestrians in the city, which causes them to die. Cars today are our roads biggest killer.
Thirdly, cars are noisy. If you live in the city, you may find it hard to sleep at night, or concentrate on your homework, and especially talk to someone.
In conclusion, cars should be banner in the city for the reasons listed.
39. What is the type of the text?
a. Discussion d. Explanation
b. Review e. Recount
40. What does the writer think of cars?
a. They have good and bad effect
b. We cannot avoid them
c. They are the roads biggest killer
d. They can make us comfortable
e. They help pedestrians
41. What is the effect of the noise from the car?
a. We can sleep well
b. We can concentrate on our homework
c. We have difficulties talking to someone
d. We can be sick
e. We may be hit
This text for questions 42 to 44
Nuclear power is generated by using uranium, which is a metal mined in various parts of the world. The first large-scale nuclear power station was opened at calder hall in Cumbria, England, in 1956.
Some military ships and submarines have nuclear power plant for engines. Nuclear power produces around 11% of the world’s energy needed, and produces huge amounts of energy. It causes no pollution as you’d get when burning fossil fuels.
The advantages of nuclear are as follows:
1) It costs about the same as coal, so it’s not expensive to make.
2) It doesn’t produce smoke or carbon dioxide, so it doesn’t contribute to the greenhouse effect.
3) It produces huge amounts of energy from small amount of uranium.
4) It produces small amounts of waste.
5) It is reliable.
On the other than, nuclear power is very, very dangerous. It must be sealed up and buried for many years to allow the radioactivity to die away. Furthermore, although it is reliable, a lot of money has to be spent of safety because if it does go wrong, a nuclear accident can be a major disaster.
People are increasingly concerned about his. In the 1990’s nuclear power was the fastest growing sources of power in many pars of the world. In 2005, it was the second slowest growing.
42. The text discusses…
a. nuclear in general d. the disadvantages of nuclear power
b. nuclear biggest station e. the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power
c. the danger of radioactive
43. The opposite of dangerous is… (paragraph 4)
a. vile d. tiny
b. calm e. safe
44. why is nuclear power very dangerous?
a. Its radioactivity lasts long d. It is cheap
b. Uranium is renewable e. It is safe
c. It is reliable
This text for questions 45 to 47
One of the most wonderful invention of the past 100 years is the telephone. It was invented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell when he was working on a telegraph set. The telephone which is familiar, handy instrument, because a highly important pat of our daily life. The first telephone was invented in 1877. Today there are over 250,000,000 telephones in the world and it is estimated that nearly 1,000,000,000,00 (billion) conversation take place a day.
45. The text tell …
a. the invention of the telephone
b. how the telephone was invented
c. bell, the inventor of the telephone
d. the number of telephone used by people
e. the estimation of the users of the telephone
46. By 2007, the telephone usage will have been about … years.
a. 100 d. 250
b. 131 e. 1000
47. The telephone was invented in the … century.
a. 10th d. 19th
b. 13th e. 20th
This text for questions 48 to 50
48. According to the message, Tantri will go . . .
a. to the mall d. to some antique shops
b. to the market e. to the department store
c. to the boutique
49. What will Tantri buy?
a. vegetables d. a company
b. a boutique e. a fashion shop
c. a new dress
50. What is the type of the text?
a. message d. brochure
b. advertisement e. review
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The term “tsunami” comes from the Japanese which means harbor (“tsu”) and wave (“ nami ”). A tsunami is series of waves generated when water in a lake
Or the sea is rapidly displaced on a massive scale.
A tsunami can be generated when the sea floor abruptly deforms and vertically displaces the overlying water .Such large vertical movements of the earth’s crust can occur at plate boundaries.
Subduction of earthquakes is particularly effective in generating tsunamis, and occurs where denser oceanic plates slip under continental plates. As the displaced water mass moves under the influence of gravity to regain its equilibrium, it radiates across the ocean like ripples on a pond,
Tsunami always brings great damage. Most of the damage is caused by the huge mass of water behind the initial wave front, as the height of the sea keeps rising fast and floods powerfully into the coasted area.
1 .What is the text about ?
a. A damage caused by displaced earth on the massive scale
b. A vertical movement that causes earth crust
c. A subduction of earth movement
d. An information about what tsunami is
e. An oceanic plates slipped under continental plates.
2.All statements below are true, EXCEPT..............
a. Tsunami is a series of waves generated from a huge displaced of water
b. Subduction may cause tsunami when it occurs under platonic plates.
c. The displaced water mass moves under the influence of gravity
d. The w ater mass forms an ocean like ripples on the pond that creates
e.The greates damage caused by tsunami is on the coastal area.
3.What is the synonym of word “occur” ?
4.Most of the damage is caused by the “huge” .The word “huge
This program gives us the opportunity to let the exchange students learn our cultures and on the other hand sending our students abroad .The exchange students here will not only study at school but also learn our cultures an introduced our way of life. They have to be able to introduce their surroundings and cultures to us , too.
There are several requirements that must be fulfilled for those who are willing to join this program. They are, for example age between 16 and 18, physically and mentally healthy, mastering at least one form of regional culture and having special talent like playing musical instruments or particular sports. And the last not the least, they must able the Rotary Club.
Is it possible for any body to join this program ? Yes, if the parents are Rotarians or sponsored by Rotarians.
Selasa, 01 Februari 2011
The purpose of narative text is to amuse or entertain the readers or public.
generic structure of narative text are :
lexico grammatical feature of narative:
1. past tense
3. Use action verb
generic structure of narative text are :
lexico grammatical feature of narative:
1. past tense
3. Use action verb