Soal Ujian Akhir Semester Bahasa Inggris SMP Kelas VIII Semester 1
SMART ENGLISH CAMP
Latihan Soal Ujian Akhir Semester Kelas VIII
Thanks for not smoking here
1. The notice above wants to ….
a. ask the people to say thank you c. inform the people to smoke in this area
b. ask the people not to smoke in this area d. say thank you to the people who smoke in this area
Congratulations on your success as the winner of the Youth Scientific Contest 2008. We are proud of you.
Uncle Syukur and Family
2. What has Rizal done?
a. Won the contest b. Congratulated uncle Syukur c. Met uncle Syukur d. Loved his family
Congratulations on your success to pass the examination.
May today's success be just the beginning of your long-life achievement and happiness.
Remember the challenges are waiting for you in the coming senior high school, However, I believe you can do your best as you used to be and become the best of all again. Good luck!
Your best friend,
3. What is the writer's purpose to write the text?
a. To ensure one's happiness b. To have a good time c. To congratulate his friend d. To entertain someone
All students Grade IX You are invited to: GRADUATION PARTY 2013 SMPN Sukorambi Jember.
Day/Date : Saturday, 6 June 2013. Time : 10.00 a.m. Venue : Ball Room, Bandung Permai Hotel Jl. Hayam Wuruk Jember. Come and join us.
* Invitation cards are available at the OSIS room.
4. From the text above, we know that ....
a. almost all of the students are invited to the party c. all of the students are able to join to the graduation party
b. all of the students come to the graduation party d. the activity will be held at 11.00 a.m.
5. Where will the party be held?
a. at the OSIS room c. at Jl. Hayam Wuruk Jember
b. at SMPN Sukorambi Jember d. at Hotel Bandung Permai
6. The word “GRADE” at the first line, has the same meaning with ....
a. power b. capability c. class d. endurance
Boby, our plan to have a picnic today is postponed by Mrs. Sendy because of the heavy rain. She’s just informed me the picnic will be done tomorrow.
7. From the text above, we know that ....
a. the plan to have a picnic is prolonged by Mrs. Sendy c. the plan will be done today
b. the picnic is cancelled d. the picnic will be continued because of the heavy rain
8. The picnic is postponed because of ....
a. todays plan b. the information from Mrs. Sendy c. the heavy rain d. boby
9. The purpose of the text is...
a. to give an information formally c. to amuse the reader
b. to give an information informally d. to tell the past events of the writer
English Speech Contest
For all students of SMAN Englishindo, we announce English Speech Contest.
Time : Saturday, 22 March 2012
Place : Hall of SMAN Englishindo
Each class should register at least one student with one of these following topics :
· The Advantage of Learning English
· The Difficulties of Learning English
· The Effective Ways of Learning English
For further information, visit the committee of this English Speech Contest in ENGLISHINDO.COM
10. The following sentences is correct, except ....
a. the English Speech Contest could be followed by anothers Senior High School
b. the participant must be SMAN students
c. one of the topic is the advantage of learning English
d. if the information is still unclear we could visit the commitee
11. From the text above we can conclude that ....
a. the commitee of the English Speech Contest is the Students Organization Members
b. the participant can choose one of three topics provided
c. the participant will be disqualified if he/ she chooses one of the topics given
d. It will be held indoor
12. The main purpose of the text above is ....
a. to tell the students about the SMAN EnglishIndo activity
b. to inform all of the students about the English Speech Contest
c. to inform the students about topics of Speech Contest
d. to tell the classes to join the commitee
Last Friday, a friend of mine asked me to accompany him to buy a new shirt at a department store. We left home at 03.00 p.m. by motorcycle. As soon as we arrived there, we went to the clothes section. I let him choose one. An hour later, I got bored watching him confused in choosing a shirt. So I left him and went to the cassette counter. Thirty minutes later, I went back to the clothes section but I couldn't find him there. My cell phone was broken so I couldn't call him. I went to the parking area. I saw his motorcycle was there but I couldn't find him. I waited for him for a few moments then finally I gave up and decided to go home.
When I arrived home, my mother told me that my friend called. She said that he was in the department store looking for me. My mother asked me to come back to the department store. Reluctantly, I walked to the department store and you know what? When I arrived there his motorcycle was not in the parking area. He just went home. I was very tired. There was no other choice, I had to walk home again. When I arrived home, I was so tired. I was very angry but when I saw my friend's broad smile greet me in front of the door, I just could not help laughing.
13. The text above is about ....
a. an embarrassing day b. shopping with mothe c. the writer and his friend d.my friend and his motorcycle
14. The writer couldn't contact his friend because ....
a. he went home alone c. he was in the parking area
b. He cannot use his mobile phone d. his friend was still choosing a shirt
15. From the story above we can conclude that there was a problem because ....
a. the writer couldn't contact his friend
b. the writer's friend was in the clothes section
c. the writer and his friend couldn't ride the motorcycle
d. the writer and his friend decided to go to the department store
16. When I arrived there his motorcycle was not in the parking area (paragraph 2 line 3)
The Underlined word refers to ....
a. cassette counter b. clothes section c. department store d. parking area
On Saturday night, we went to the Town Hall. It was the last day of the year and a large
crowd of people had gathered under the Town Hall clock. It would strike twelve in twenty minutes’ time.
Fifteen minutes passed and then, at five to twelve, the clock stopped. The big minute hand did not move. We waited and waited, but nothing happened. Suddenly someone shou-ted,”It’s two minutes past twelve! The clock has stopped!”I looked at my watch. It was true. Big clock refused to welcome the New Year. At that moment, everybody began to laugh and sing.
17. Why did the people gather under the Town Hall clock?
a. To welcome the New Year c. To see the newly bought clock
b. To strike the laughing people d. To stop people who shouted
18. What probably happened when someone shouted that the clock stopped?
a. everybody directly celebrated the New Year c. everybody looked at the watch
b. everybody sings and laugh d. everybody shouted too
19. When did the clock stopped?
a. At 5.12 b. At 11.55 c. At 12.00 d. At 12.02
Last holiday my parents and I went to my uncle’s house, which located in Kuningan, Jakarta. We arrived there on Saturday night. Then I decided to go to bed because I was so tired.
The next day, I woke up at about five o’clock. After praying and taking a bath, I had my breakfast. At about nine o’clock, I was walking on Kuningan Street. While I was looking around the complex, a man stopped me.
He was a handsome man who has a little curly hair. He wore red jacket and short brown pants. At first, I scared because I didn’t know him. Then He smiled to me, so I believed that he was a good man. He spoke English, so I tried to catch his word. He asked me the way to the Nusa Dua Hotel. I thought that he was a tourist who forgot the way to his Hotel. I remembered that last night I through Nusa Dua Hotel when I went to my uncle’s house. Although I wasn’t sure exactly where it was, I decided to take him.
I walked with him to the end of Kuningan Street. He was very friendly, and his face looked so familiar. I felt that I ever met him. I tried to remember where I saw him before, but I didn’t know where it was. Then we arrived at Nusa Dua Hotel. He thanked to me and tried to give something. He tried to reach his pocket. I thought it was money, so I said “no”. But, he really wanted me to have it. He signed on my shirt with pen from his pocket. Then he smiled and entered the Hotel.
I returned to my uncle house. When I walked along the street, I saw a big poster with a photo of a handsome man that I met before. I was surprised!!! He is Irfan Bachdim, a football player. He is a TIMNAS player, and I admired of him. Then I went to my uncle house with a little smile. I’ll never wash my shirt which had been sign by Irfan Bachdim. It was unforgettable experience.
20. Where did the writer’s uncle live?
a. at his uncle’s house c. He lived in Kuningan, Jakarta
b. He was at Jakarta d. He lived alone
21. Why did the writer feel scared with the man he met?
a. Because the man stopped him c. Because he had a little curly hair
b. because it was the first meeting. d. Because he wore the red jacket
22. He is a TIMNAS player, and I admired of him (paragraph 4 line 3)
The underlined word refers to ....
a. Irfan Bachdim b. The writer c. The Writer’s uncle d. a handsome man
23. The following text is incorrect, except ....
a. At about nine o’clock, the writer was walking on Kuningan strait
b. The man he met was wearing red jacket and short brown trousers
c. The writer knew well to the stranger
d. The man whom the writer met was Irfan Bachdim
Why frogs and mosquitoes are enemies story (Favourite stories from Philippines)
A long time ago, there was an old crab who liked to sleep. But there were some frogs living nearby who made a loud noise. They kept him awake at night.
One night, the crab became very angry. “Don’t make so much noise!” he shouted.
“we can’t help it,” said the king of the frogs. “We’re talking about our friend the turtle.”
“What’s wrong with the turtle?”
“Don’t you know?” asked the king of the frogs. “he carries his house on his back.”
The crab then asked the turtle, “Why do you carry your house on your back?”
“Because I’m afraid the firefly will set light to it,” answered the turtle.
The crab then asked the firefly, “Why do you want to set fire to the poor turtle’s house?”
“Because the fire will keep away the mosquitoes,: said the firefly.
“And why do you want to give so much trouble to the firefly?” the crab asked the mosquito.
“I don’t,” replied the mosquito. At the same time, the mosquito bit the king of the frogs who had first spoken to the crab.
He jumped at least six inches in the air. “Ooch!” he cried. “Don’t bite me! It’s painful!”
But the mosquito dived at him again. He was very angry.
The king of the frogs stuck out his tongue and caught him. That was the end of the mosquito.
Since then, frogs and mosquitoes have been enemies. Even now, mosquitoes always chase frogs and bite them whenever they have the chance.
24. What does the text tell us about?
a. The old crab who liked to sleep and some frogs living nearby who made a loud noise
b. The turtle who liked to carry his house in his back and the firefly who set light to it
c. The firefly and the mosquito
d. The story about why the frogs and mosquitos are enemies
25. What did the king frog and his friends talk about?
a. They talked about the mosquitos c. They were talking about their happiness
b. They talked about the turtles d. They talked about a sleepy crab
The monkeys and the men story
Long, long ago. There were many monkeys living in the forest around Chiengmai. Hunters used to go there from Bangkok to catch them. Some were sold to zoos, some to people who wanted them as pets, and others to people who liked monkey soup.
One day, a hunter caught many monkeys in his traps. They were all screaming and making a loud noise except one who sat very quite. “He must be a very unusual monkey.” The hunter said to himself, “I’ll keep him for myself.”
He sold all the other monkeys and kept this one in a big wooden cage in his house. He was very proud of him. When his friends came to visit him, he showed them the monkey. The monkey always sat very quietly in a corner of the cage.
“He’s very polite and well-behaved,” said his friends. “He’s like a human being. Why don’t you let him out of the cage? We’re sure he won’t run away.”
The hunter did this. As soon as he opened the door of the cage. The monkey ran away to the jungle at the back of the hunter’s house. He soon met some other monkeys. They were interested in him, as a monkey who had been caught by hunter seldom returned.
“What happened?” they asked him. “What was it like living in the monkey hunter’s house?”
The monkey scratched his head and ate a banana before replying to them. “I lived in a cage,” he said. “I had a good chance to watch the hunter and his friends very closely. First of all, they talk a lot. They all talked at the same time. Some of them played silly games. They threw away food they didn’t eat and left it lying around.”
The monkey’s new friends did not want to hear any more. They expected the monkey would tell them something more interesting. They started chatting among themselves and eating bananas and throwing away the skin. Some chased their own tails and scratched their heads.
“Wait,” the monkey called to them. “I haven’t finished yet.”
“we don’t want to hear any more,” the other monkeys said.
“The hunter and his friends don’t seem to be any different from us.”
26. What is the main idea of the first paragraph ?
a. Many monkeys living in the forest around Chiengmai c. They wanted the monkey to make a soup
b. Many hunters tried to catch them d. The poor monkeys
27. Some chased their own tails and scratched their heads. (paragraph 7) the underlined word refers to ....
a. the hunter b. the pet c. the monkey d. the zoo
28. What is the main point we can get of the text above?
a. Sometimes we must care of our friend
b. As a human we must be able to be responsible to our nature
c. Humans behavior must be able to be a human
d. Sometimes, humans behaviours and attitudes are monkeys alike
29. The purpose of the text above is ....
a. to entertain the reader b. to give an information c. to tell the reader d. to describe something
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For children under the age of 15 years old, can enjoy rent free of charge or for free facilities:
Swimming pool, garden dreams, basketball court, restaurant, Infomart, library, rock climbing. For a 70% discount on Saturday, check out time: at 11.00 p.m.
30. What the children under 15 can get from the advertisement above?
a. They can get free of charge for all clasess of room
b. They can get free room rates of economy, standard and suite rooms
c. They can enjoy free facilities provided by the hotel, except the room rates
d. They can call their family at Kertasmaya 26-29 road Cirebon
31. How much we must pay the rate for an economy room on Saturday?
a. Rp. 105.000.00 b. Rp. 140.000.00 c. Rp. 37.000.00 d. Rp. 45.000.00
Once upon a time, in eastern part of Java Island, there was a kingdom ruled by a king. The king’s name was Prabu Menak Prakoso. One day, Prabu Menak and his soldiers invaded the kingdom of Klungkung in Bali. The king of Klungkung was killed, yet his daughter, Made Surati, and his son, Agung Bagus Mantra, were able to escape and hide in the jungle.
Prabu Menak Prakoso had a son named Raden Banterang. He was such a handsome young man. One day, Raden Banterang went to the jungle for hunting. It was in the jungle that Raden Banterang met Made Surati. She was then taken to Blambangan to be his wife. Raden Banterang and Made Surati enjoyed a happy life in the Palace.
When Raden Banterang was hunting one day, Made Surati was surprised by the arrival of a dirty beggar asking for her pity. The princess was surprised to find that the beggar was her older brother, Agung Bagus Mantra. She promptly squatted and embraced her brother’s legs. However, her great respect of her brother was not well accepted. Instead, Agung Bagus Mantra asked his sister to kill Raden Banterang. But such a request was rejected. He was very angry with her and came up with a sly idea to slander her.
Slowly but surely, Agung succeeded in convincing Raden Banterang that his wife had been involved in a scandal with another man. Asking for compassion, Made Surati tried to tell the truth and denied her husband’s accusation. Hearing his wife explanation, the king became angrier and angrier. As a proof of her sacred love, she asked her husband to kill her. As her last request, she asked her husband to throw her dead body into the river. She said that if the water in the river smelled terrible, it meant that she had ever been sinful. But if it smelled fragrant, it meant that she was innocent.
Raden Banterang who was unable to control his emotions soon stabbed his kerís (dagger) into his wife’s chest. She died instantly. The dead body of Made Surati was quickly thrown into the dirty river. Raden Banterang was shocked to see the river suddenly become clean and as clear as glass with a fragrant smell. Raden Banteraflll screamed crazily and regretted his deed. He walked unsteadìly and fell into the river screaming, “Banyu… Wangì… Banyuwangi!” This means “fragrant water”.
Banyuwangi was born from the proof of noble and sacred love. From then on, the place is called Banyuwangi.
32. What does the text tell us about?
a. The love story of Raden Bantarang and Princess Made Surati c. The story about javanese kingdom
b. The legend of the place that is called as Banyuwangi d. The fragrant water legend
33. What is the main idea of paragraph 4?
a. Raden bantarang adventure c. The meeting of Prabu Bantarang and Made Surati
b. Prabu menak Prakoso d. The succes of Agung in convincing Raden Bantarang
34. But if it smelled fragrant, it meant that she was innocent. (par. 4 line 5), the underlined word refers to ....
a. sinless b. sinfull c. sinister d. sinbad
35. The sentences below is correct except ....
a. Prabu Menak and his soldiers conquered the kingdom of Klungkung in Bali
b. Prabu Menak Prakoso had a son named Raden Banterang
c. Agung Bagus Mantra succeeded in convincing the prince
d. Raden Banterang who was able to control his emotions soon didn’t stabbed his kerís into his wife’s chest
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In a bottle (140 ml) contains :
Vitamin C 100 mg
Energy 65 cal
Protein 0 g
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Sugar 6 g
Natrium 99 g
Vitamin B 1 1.0 g
Vitamin E 2.3 g
36. How much liguis does the POP 1000 contain ?
a. 100 mg b. 99 g c. 140 ml d. 65 cal
37. The following are the vitamins in POP 1000, except .…
a. Vitamin A b. Vitamin B1 c. Vitamin C d. Vitamin E
38. The purpose of the text above is ....
a. to give detailed information about pop 1000 Healthy Drink
b. to amuse the reader about the Halthy drink
c. to describe the healthy drink product to the customer
d. to re-tell the past event about healthy drink
Dear Dr. Hambali Sahali,
We would like to invite you and your staff to visit our school SMP Duta Bangsa, where we are engaged in an exciting service learning project.
Service-learning is a teaching method that engages our students in solving problems within their school and communities as an integral part of their academic studies. It is hoped that students master important curriculum content by making meaningful connection between what they study and its real-life applications. Besides, students become more effective citizens through acts of kindness, community stewardship and civic action. This effort is made possible with support from Learn and Serve America, a program of the corporation for National and Community Service.
May we suggest that you visit us on January 11, 2010 at 10 o’clock? This will give you an opportunity to see our program in action. We have also invited our community partners, members of the local media, and several families of students whom we serve. They are eager to talk to you about the importance of investing in service-learning activities in our local community.
We have enclosed a one page profile of our program for your reference. I will contact your office within the next two weeks to follow-up on this invitation. Again, we do hope you can join us on this occasion.
Thank you very much for your consideration.
39. Dr. Sahali is supposed to come on January 11, 2010 to … the service learning project in action.
a. enable him to watch b. get a special experience with c. open officially d. ask questions related to
40. The text shows that Dr. Hambali Sahali is ….
a. new school principal b. government official c. teacher on duty d. next teacher
41. “This will give you an opportunity to see our program in action.” (par. 3)
What does the word “this” in the sentence refer to?
a. The school cooperation b. The principal’s program c. The effort of the school d. Dr. Sahali’s visiting time
42. The purpose of the text above is ....
a. to tell the reader to the past event c. to describe the reader about an exciting service learning project
b. to invite someone to somewhere d. to tell the reader how to do something
Every April 21 (43)...... in indonesia commemorate the kartini day. It is (44).......day for the woman because we celebrate the birth of great lady R.A. Kartini. Everyone knows who Kartini is. She is our national heroine and a great lady (45)....... the bright idea.
Kartini was born in 1879 April 21 in mayong jepara. Her father was Rama Sosroningrat a Wedana (assistant of head of regency) in mayong. Her mother, Ma Ngasirah was a girl from Teluk Awur village in Jepara as the daughter of a noble family, she felt luck because she got more than the ordinary people got. She got better education than other children. In november 12 1903 she married adipati djoyodiningrat, the head of rembang regency. According to javanese tradition Kartini had to follow her husband. Then she moved to rembang.
In September 13 1904 she gave a birth to her son. (46) ...... name was Singgih. But after giving birth to a son, her condition was getting worse and she finally passed away on september 17 1904 on her 25 years old.
Now Kartini has gone. but her spirit and dream will always be in our heart. Nowadays Indonesian women progress is influenced by kartini's spirit stated on collection of letter "habis gelap terbitlah terang" or from the dusk to the dawn.
43. a. the government b. the people c. the president d. the person
44. a. a beautiful b. a bad c. a handsome d. a cute
45. a. for b. to c. with d. from
46. a. her b. its c. our d. his
47. Arrange the following jumble words to make a good sentence!
a phone call – her – there – for – was – the geography teacher – was teaching – while
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
a. 8 – 6 – 7 – 3 – 5 – 1 – 4-- 2 c. 8 – 2 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 1
b. 6 – 7 – 2 – 8 – 3 – 5 – 1 – 4 d. 3 – 5 – 1 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 2 – 7
48. Arrange the following jumble words to make a good sentence!
got – students – The - in - lack – learning - of – English - vocabularies - their - because of – dificulties
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
a. 2-1-3-4-9-8-11-12-10-5-6-7 b. 3-2-1-12-4-6-8-11-10-5-7-9
c. 3-2-4-5-7-6-8-11-12-10-1-9 d. 2-1-3-5-4-7-6-9-10-11-12-8
49. Arrange the following jumble sentences to make a good story.
1. After Sura and Baya were looking for some food .
2. They live in the deep sea .
3. Sura is the name of the Beast shark and Baya the crocodile .
4. Feels tired of fighting , they live in different places .
5. Suddenly, Baya see a nice goat . " Yummy is good , this is the most delicious lunch , " said Baya .
6. After several hours of fighting, they were very tired
7. “No way ! This is my lunch . You greedy " Sura said .
8. Later they fought for goats .
9. Sura live in the water and Sura stay in the sea.
10. Once upon a time , there were two animals , named Sura and Baya.
a. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 b. 10-2-3-1-5-7-8-6-4-9 c. 9-4-10-2-3-1-5-7-8-6 d. 10-2-5-7-8-6-4-9-3-1
50. Arrange the following jumble sentences to make a good paragraph!
1. Jack had an accident a few days ago.
2. Jill went to the hospital too visit him.
3. He is still in the hospital now.
4. She is at the hospital now.
5. He had to go to hospital.
a. 1-4-3-5-2 b. 1-3-5-4-2 c. 1-2-3-4-5 d. 1-5-3-2-4