Due to the lengthening drought the fishing at the park in unusable until further notice.
1. The text above means people are not ...
A. allowed to fish at the park in the dry season
B. allowed to visit the park because of the long dry season
C. able to fish at the park because of the long dry season
D. able to use the park in the long dry season
The following text is for Question 2
Our sincere congratulations on your success in winning the first prize as The Best New York Writer 2010. This will encourage you to write more books.
The manager and staff of
2. What is Ernest's occupation?
A. The manager of Moonlight Publisher.
B. The staff of Moonlight Publisher.
C. A writer.
D. A book publisher.
The following text is for Question 3.
I am sorry to tell you that Mr. Darmawan Raharja, Tina's father, passed away last night. The funeral ceremony will be done this morning at 10.00 a.m. I plan to attend it. Will you join? Tell me soon.
3. Who died last night?
A. Risna's father.
B. Mr. Darmawan Raharja.
C. Tina Raharja.
D. Andra's colleague.
The following text is for Questions 4 and 5.
To celebrate the 5t" anniversary of the art and culture club of our school, we'd like you to join in the costume party 2010 that will be held on
Date : February 28t", 2010
Place : the Multipurpose Room
Time : 06.00 p.m.
Use your imagination and wear an original unique costume!
For further detail contact us :
-Arin : 8297532 Class IX-8
-Alam : 7568336 Class VIII-3
4. How should the participant's costume be?
A. Usual and innovative.
B. Imaginative and original.
C. Usual and original.
D. Imaginative and Innovative.
5. Who are Arin and Alam?
A. The owners of the multipurpose room.
B. The leaders of the student organization.
C. The commitees of the party.
D. The judges of the costume party.
The following text is for Questions 6 and 7.
It is my pleasure to announce that Pracoyo Agus will be joining our company in May, 2010 in the position of Sales Manager.
Pracoyo has been with our competitor, the ABC corporation for five years. He brings with him over thirteen years of experience in the computer industry, with several top software firms, such as Eclipse Enterprises, Spark Software and Cloud Development.
Join me in welcoming Pracoyo to our company.
6. Pracoyo Agus got the longest experience as a worker in ....
A. the ABC corporation
B. Computer Industry
C. Tri Satrio Sudarko Company
D. our company
7. From the text, we can say that Pracoyo is ....
A. the sales staff at Sudarko's Company
B. a highly skilled worker
C. an inexperience officer in his previous company
D. the manager of ABC Corporation
The following text is for Questions 8 to 11.
Lindsay Dee Lohan
pic : Wikipedia
Lindsay Dee Lohan (born July 2, 1986) is an American actress, model, and pop singer. Lohan started in show business as a child fashion model for magazine advertisements and television commercials. At age 10, she began her acting career in the soap opera Another World; at 11, she made her motion picture debut by playing identical twins in Disney's 1998 remake of The Parent Trap.
Lohan got the status of being a shining actress when she got the roles in the films Freaky Friday, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Mean Girls and Herbie: Fully Loaded, Her subsequent roles include appearances in A Prairie Home Companion and Bobby. In 2004, Lohan launched her second career in pop music yielding the albums Speak (2004) and A Little More Personal (Raw) (2005).
8. What does the text mostly tell us about?
A. Show business in America.
B. A successful American artist.
C. Tips to be successful actress.
D. A fashion model from America.
9. Lindsay Lohan was a/an ... in her earliest career.
B. film star
10. What is the main idea of paragraph two?
A. Lindsay's got her popularity.
B. Lindsay played in some films.
C. Lindsay is a good singer.
D. Lindsay's album was launched.
11. "Lohan launched her second career in ....''
The underlined word refers to ....
A. Mrs Dee Lohan
B. A film producer
C. A fashion model
D. Lindsay Dee Lohan
The following text is for Questions 12 to 14.
Tokyo is Japan's capital and the country's largest city, but it is known as a metropolis now. The metropolis of Tokyo consists of 23 city wards, 26 cities, 5 towns and 8 villages, including the Izu and Ogasawara Islands, several small Pacific Islands in the south of Japan's main island Honshu. The 23 city wards are the center of Tokyo and make up about one third of the metropolis area.
Before 1868, Tokyo was known as Edo. A small castle town in the 16th century, Edo became Japan's political center in 1603 when Tokugawa Ieyasu established his feudal government there. A few years later, Edo had grown into one of the world's most populous cities. With the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the emperor and capital were moved from Kyoto to Edo, which was renamed Tokyo ("Eastern Capital"). Large parts of Tokyo were destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and in the air raids of 1945.
12. What is the text about?
A. The history of Japan.
B. The description of Tokyo.
C. The island on the south of Japan.
D. The description of the country's largest city.
13. What was the capital of Japan in the past?
14. "... established his feudal government there".
The underlined word refers to ....
The following text is for Questions 15 to 17.
Last year Liona and her family went on a really strange holiday. They stayed in an ice hotel in Sweden. They flew to Stockholm, after that they went by train to Jukkasjdrvi, in the north. They watched some people building the hotel with blocks of ice.
They stayed for two nights at this unusual hotel. The temperature was minus five degrees centigrade in their bedroom, but they didn't feel cold. The hotel gave them really warm sleeping bags. In the morning a waiter brought them a hot drink.
It was snowing when they left, and the hotel looked beautiful. They loved their holiday. It was really unusual.
15. What made Liana's family feel warm in the ice hotel?
A. The heater.
B. The sleeping bags.
C. The blocks of ice.
D. The hotel building.
16. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
A. Liona and her family spent a couple of nights at an unusual hotel.
B. The sleeping bags made them warm.
C. The hot temperature of the hotel was minus five.
D. Liona and her family had some drink to warm their body.
17. What makes the hotel building unusual?
A. It is located in the north.
B. It was in Stockholm.
C. It was made of blocks of ice.
D. It was built in the cold weather.
The text is for Questions 18 to 22.
Four people were killed in two separate landslides after heavy rains in Jayapura, Papua, while at least eight villages were swallowed by floods in Morowali, Central Sulawesi on Wednesday.
The victims were found in two separate places. Fredy Mote, 15, and his sister, Meliana Mote, 8, were found dead in their home in the Nirwana housing complex in the Angkasa sub district after the room at the back of their home was buried by a landslide at 5:30 a.m. local time. Two other victims, Yeni Yati Maga, 45 and her daughter, Shinta Kabarek, 3, were found dead holding each other in one of the rooms at their home located near the Jayapura Port.
"The house is located on a cliff. I had suggested that the chief ask the family living above to stop digging the land because of the risk of landslides and it did happen," said the victims' neighbor Yusuf Bengen, whose kitchen collapsed because of the landslide.
Jayapura police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Robert Jhoenso told reporters that rescuers were able to help the victims half an hour after the tragedy, but rescuers took six hours to evacuate the victims near the Jayapura Port because of the difficulties to reach the location. "People were still worried that another flood could take place if there was another heavy downpour in the area"
18. What does the text tell us about?
A. Landslides which killed four people in Papua.
B. Jayapura police chief's visit to the victims of landslides.
C. The local government's action to the victims of the landslide.
D. The three days' heavy rain in Morowali.
19. "While at least eight villages were swallowed by floods ..."
What does the underlined word mean?
20. How many hours did the rescuers need to evacuate the victims near the Jayapura Port?
A. Half an hour.
B. One hour.
C. 3 hours.
D. 6 hours.
21. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
A. The four victims of the landslides were found.
B. There was a heavy rain in Morowali regency.
C. The flood destroyed most of the houses in the village.
D. The residents living along the slopes moved to a safer area.
22. When did the landslide in Papua happen?
A. At night.
B. In the morning.
C. In the afternoon.
D. In the evening.
The following text is for Questions 23 and 24.
Build a Tyrannosaurs rex
Card stock or regular paper plus thin cardboard (an old cereal box is fine)
crayons or markers
paste (a glue stick works well)
scissors pic: Wikipedia
Print out a copy of the tyrannosaurs rex sample picture.
Using crayons or markers, decorate the T-Rex. No one knows the colors of the dinosaurs, so any colors can be used.
Cut out the pieces and make sure to cut along the thick lines where the legs and arms attach to the body.
Slide the arms and legs onto the body.
23. The way to make the dinosaurs paper attractive is by ....
A. coloring it
B. folding its paper
C. cutting it along the paper line
D. attaching its legs and arms
24. What parts of the Tyrannosaurs Rex's body are separated?
A. The head and the neck.
B. The tail and the body.
C. The arms and the legs.
D. The belly and the back.
The following text is for Questions 25 to 28.
A long time ago in Minahasa lived an old man with his grandson, Nando. Nando was limped. He could not walk well. His grandfather loved him very much. He never permitted Nando to go out alone. Nando's grandfather's job was looking for wood in the jungle. Nando really wanted to go to the forest with him but he never gave permission. But finally he let Nando to go to the forest with him.
In the forest, Nando walked slowly behind his grandfather. He was very excited. He saw some monkeys. When his grandfather looked back, he was shocked. Nando was lost. He looked for him everywhere but he couldn't find him. Sadly, the grandfather went back home.
The following day, the grandfather was back to the jungle. When he was walking, he heard a strange bird making sound "Moo poo ... Moo poo". He felt the bird said, "Opoku ... Opoku". It means "My grandpa ... My grandpa ...... The grandfather was surprised. He approached the bird. It was limped. There were tears in the bird's eyes. He knew that Nando had changed into a bird.
25. What did Nando really want to do?
A. To go to the forest with his grandfather.
B. To be a strange bird in the jungle.
C. To look for woods in the jungle.
D. To walk slowly behind his grandfather.
26. From the story we know that Nando was a ... boy.
27. "He was very excited." (paragraph 2)
The underlined word means ....
28. What can we learn from the story?
A. Be an obedient boy.
B. Be a kindhearted boy.
C. Be a supportive boy.
D. Be a diligent boy.
The following text is for Questions 29 to 31.
A farmer had some young dogs to sell. He painted a sign advertising the young dogs and nailed it, on the fence of his yard. While he was nailing on the fence, a boy came, and said, "I want to buy one of your young dogs.". "Well," said the farmer, as he wiped the sweat off the back of his neck, "these young dogs come from fine parents and cost a lot of money."
The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then he reached deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of coins and gave then to the farmer. "I only have these. Are they enough to have a young dog?" "Sure," said the farmer.
The farmer whistled, "Here, Dolly!" he called. Dolly, the mother dog, came out of the doghouse followed by four little puppies. The little boy pressed his face against the fence. He was very happy. He liked them very much.
After the dogs came closer to the fence, the little boy saw something else from the doghouse. Slowly another young dog appeared; this one was small and ugly. Walking abnormally, the little young dog mixed with the others, doing its best to catch up. "I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the ugly small dog. The farmer said, "Son, you don't want that dog. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would."
Then the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. By doing so, he showed his false leg. He had no left leg. Looking at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who, understands."
29. What is the moral value of the story?
A. Understanding is not important.
B. Love is needed by pets.
C. Pets bring happiness to everyone.
D. Care is not only for the healthy one.
30. What did the farmer do to his dogs?
A. He tried to sell them.
B. He gave them to the neighbors.
C. He mixed them with other animals.
D. He put them in a doghouse.
31. What is the main idea of paragraph 4?
A. The farmer was happy with the boy.
B. The boy needed one leg to stand up.
C. The boy chose an abnormal dog.
D. The boy didn't understand the dog at all.
The following text is for Questions 32 and 33.
As a food supplement,, Gincosan consists of natural, pure substance extracted from herbs without chemical substances or preservatives. Processed through highly hygienic technology, Gincosan is an effective product that help you overcome many problems such as : difficulty in thinking: difficulty in concentrating; forgetfulness; fatigue; declining physical appearance; sadness; uneasiness; vertigo (dizziness), tinnitus (a noise in the ears); headache.
Children: one capsule in the morning, after meals; teenagers: one two capsules in the morning or at noon, after meals: Adults and older people: one capsule after meals in the morning and one capsule after meals at noon for about 1 ù 3 months regularly.
Gincosan can be consumed continuously and infinitely every day to maintain the fitness of your brain and body.
Consuming 2x1 dosage capsules every day is recommended to prevent paralytic strokes, heart attacks, and to recover from drug addiction.
32. What is the purpose of the text above?
A. To give instructions how to process Gincosan.
B. To give information about Gincosan.
C. To persuade adult to consume Gincosan.
D. To tell how important Gincosan is.
33. "..Gincosan is an effective product that helps you overcome many problems". (line 3)
The underlined word means ....
A. face C. keep
B. see D. solve
The following text is for Questions 34 to 37.
Durian is classified as Durio Zibethinus. It is native to South East Asia. Durian is known as the king of fruits. It is not only the most expensive fruit but also the most controversial fruit which is prohibited from the airline cabin, hotels and some public transports.
The durian tree is large and very tall. It can grow up to 25 - 50 meters and it has green elliptic leaves. A durian tree usually can bear fruit after four or five years.
The durian fruit, which can hang from any branches, mature in about three months after pollination. The fruit can grow up to 30 centimeters long, 15 centimeters in diameter. The husk is covered with sharp thorns. The color of the husk ranges from the green to brown. The flesh is pale yellow. It is soft but juicy. When it is ripe, it tastes sweet and smells very strong.
Durian contains a lot of sugar, vitamin C and potassium. Durian is also a good source of carbohydrate, protein, and fats. Durian is usually eaten fresh, sometimes it is also cooked to make 'dodol' or jam.
34. What does the text tell us about?
A. The king of fruit.
B. The most expensive fruit.
C. Durian in general.
D. Durian as a controversial fruit.
35. Which part of the durian tree has sharp husk?
A. The leaves.
B. The fruit.
C. The stems.
D. The branches.
36. "It is not only the most expensive fruit, but also the most controversial."
From the underlined word, we can conclude that ....
A. durian is not always expensive
B. durian is loved by everybody
C. not everyone likes durian
D. not every durian is sweet
37. What is the main idea of paragraph three?
A. The description of the durian fruit.
B. The process of pollination of durian tree.
C. Many kinds of food from durian.
D. The odour of the durian flesh.
The following text is for Questions 38 to 41.
There are three kinds of forest fires: One that burns the layer of the forest floor only, one that burns the surface litter and forest under growth, and one that burns the top of trees. All three kinds of fires can occur at the same time.
Most forest fires are from human carelessness. Fewer fires are caused by nature such as lightning, weather conditions, temperature and humidity.
Forest fires can damage large areas of forest. To stop the forest fire is a difficult job. One of the most important aspects to handle the forest fire is the forest fire control system. It includes locating fires before they spread. It is the job of the forest patrols and the surveillance aircraft to detect the fires, map their locations and monitor their growth.
38. What does the text tell us about?
A. Forest vegetation.
B. Forest patrols.
C. Fire types.
D. Forest fires.
39. Most forest fires occur because of ....
A. human carelessness
C. weather conditions
D. high temperature
40. "Forest fires can damage vast areas of forest."
The underlined word means able to ....
41. From the text above we know that ....
A. There are more than 3 kinds of forest fire.
B. Human is more responsible for forest fire.
C. It is easy to stop forest fire.
D. Forest fire destroy only small areas.
The following text is for Questions 42 and 43.
Tamansari (Taman Sari)
Visit Tamansari (Taman Sari)
You wilt find unique atmosphere of the past periods.
Tamansari is an interesting place to visit. Besides the location is very close to the Sultan palace, Taman sari has its own special attraction with some ancient buildings with its atmosphere as the main tourist object of Yogyakarta.
Tamansari is located about 2 km south of the Yogyakarta Palace. Built by a Portuguese architect in the European aquatic construction adorned with Javanese ornaments.
The Tamansari complex consists of:
1. The Sacred Room
A meditation place for the Sultan and his family.
2. The Bathing Pool
A pleasure place for the royal family. It consists of two bathing pools that are
separated by a 2-storey building. The water sprouts from an animal statue into the
pool. The pool is also adorned with some big flowerpots.
3. The Kenanga or Cemeti Island
This is a compound of some buildings such as the Kenanga or Cemeti Island,
Sumur Gemuling and underground tunnels.This artificial island is a high building
used as a resting room. This would be the only building surfaced when the canals
opened and the water over flew this area. From the higher place it looks like a lotus
floating in the middle of a big pool.
42. The place where the royal family have their bath is ....
A. a sacred room
B. the bathing pool
C. the Kenanga Island
D. the Cemeti Island
43. The following place is a place where the Sultan stays alone to pray. It's ....
A. The Bathing Pool
B. The Sultan Palace
C. The Sacred Room
D. Kenanga or Cemeti Island
The following text is for Questions 44 and 45.
To Namie <email@example.com>
From john <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date and time June 1, 2009 20:30
Subject Next month visit
A good friend of mine, Jody, will visit Tokyo next month. She would like to attend Ikebana classes while she is there. Ikebana is becoming more and more popular these days in America, but there are few people who can teach it.
Could you help her find a class in Tokyo? I know you have taken Ikebana classes, and I thought you might have some information or a telephone number to contact. Please just show her how to get there. If she can attend a class or two, she can tell her friends here in Portland what a real Japanese Ikebana class is like. I'm sure she will enjoy it.
If you can help, Jody and I would both be very thankful. After June 25, you can get in touch with her at the Princess Hotel, 3456-9876, or if you can't, that's also quite alright.
44. What does John want Namie to do?
A. Tell Jody to meet her.
B. Attend Ikebana classes.
C. Find Jody an Ikebana course.
D. Visit Ikebana courses in Tokyo.
45. What will Jody do in Tokyo?
A. Show Namie her Ikebana.
B. Attend Ikebana classes.
C. Find Ikebana addresses.
D. Contact Namie at the Princess Hotel.
For numbers 46 to 48, choose the suitable words to fill in the blanks.
Scientists ... (46) that increase in these gases in the atmosphere will make the Earth a warmer place. They expect a global rise in the average temperature of 1.4. to 5.8 Celsius degrees (2.5 to 10.4 Fahrenheit degrees) in the next century. The average ... (47) has in fact been rising. The 1990s were the warmest decade on record, and 2005 was the warmest year on record. Some scientists are reluctant to say that global warming has actually begun because climate ... (48) varies from year to year and decade to decade, and it takes many years of records to be sure of a fundamental change. There is little disagreement, though, that global warming is on its way.
46. A. hope
47. A. climate
48. A. absolutely
49. Arrange the words into a good sentence!
the location of - look at - the cities - and - the map - notice
1 2 3 4 5 6
50. For question 50, arrange the following sentences into a good paragraph.
1. The walls of the canyon are made of limestone, sandstone, lava and other rocks.
2. Its vastness is 217 mile long, and its widest spans over 17 miles across.
3. As the day passes the rock reflect different colours.
4. "The Earth's greatest gorge," the Grand Canyon is located in Northwestern Arizona.
5. Many tourists come to the Canyon just to watch the rocks change color.
6. It is not surprising that it has been designated one of the seven wonders of the world.
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Soal TO UN Bahasa Inggris Kelas 9 SMP TA 2015/20164.55han dokoSunday, May 8, 2016 TRY OUT The following text is for Question 1. Due to the lengthening drought the fishing at the park in unusable until further not...