BAB 14


(SKL NO 14)


Cloze Text adalah salah satu ketrampilan menulis (writing skill) yang muncul dalam  materi UN SKL no 14.

Cloze text (paragraph rumpang) adalah materi yang melatih siswa melengkapi paragraph rumpang dalam bacaan dengan menggunakan kosa-kata (vocabularies) yang sesuai, baik makna kalimat, tenses, dan grammarnya.


Kosa kata tersebut meliputi:


–          Verb ( kata kerja)/To be

  • present (V1-Vs)/is, am, are
  • Continuous (V-ing)
  • Past (V2)/was, were
  • Participle (V3) untuk kalimat perferct tense dan kalimat pasif.( to be + V3)


–          Adjective: kata sifat

  • wise     : bijaksana
  • greedy : serakah
  • mean    : kejam
  • tricky   : licik
  • honest  : jujur
  • polite   : sopan
  • stingy  : pelit
  • generous          : dermawan
  • tiny/grizzly      : kecil
  • huge/very big  : sangat besar
  • giant                : raksasa
  • dwarf              : kurcaci/kerdil
  • frightened/fear            : ketakutan
  • lovely/adorable/amazing/magnificent: mengagumkan.
  • Interesting/attractive/charming           : menarik
  • Boring /annoying                                : membosankan / menjengkelkan
  • Ashame / embarrashed                        : memalukan
  • Proud                                                  : bangga
  • Indigenous/original/native                  : asli
  • Strange                                                : asing


–          Noun: kata benda

  • singular / plural : kata benda tunggal / jamak
  • countable / un countable: kata benda dapat dihitung atau tidak dapat dihitung.


–          Adverb: kata keterangan.

  • adverb of manner: keterangan cara ( well, carefully, politely)
  • adverb of place: keterangan tempat ( here, there, in the room)
  • adverb of time: keterangan waktu ( now, yesterday, tomorrow)


–          Conjunction: kata sambung/penghubung.

  • and, but, or, if, so, so that, when, while, after, before, therefore, although, however, unless, otherwise, because, with, without.
  • Not only…but also… ( tidak hanya…..tetapi juga….)
  • Both….and….                        ( keduanya, yang …dan…)
  • Either…or…..             ( baik …atau….)
  • Neither….nor…..        ( tidak …juga tidak….)



–          Keterangan benda tak tentu

  • some/any         : beberapa (“some” untuk kalimat +, “any” untuk kalimat _ dan ? )
  • many/much      : banyak
  • few/little          : sedikit
  • each/every       : tiap-tiap/masing-masing
  • both                 : keduanya
  • All                   : semua
  • None of           : tak satupun (dari banyak benda)
  • Neither of        : tak satupun (dari dua benda)


– Pronoun: kata ganti (lihat. Pada BAB 2)


For questions 1 and 2 choose the most suitable words to complete the text.

It’s Sunday. Benny and Anita, his sister, don’t go to school. So they plan to clean the bedroom. They also clean the living room. They …(1) the bed, sweep and mop the floor, dust the furniture and others. …(2) looks so clean and tidy.

1.      A.  make                         C.  dust

B.  do                             D.  blow

2.      A.  A lot of things          C.  Everything

B.  No one                     D.  Nothing

(UN 2006/2007 PAKET 15 soal no 25-26)







For questions 3 and 4 choose the best word to fill in the blank spaces of the text.

Early people wore animal …(3) to keep them warm, but about 10.000 years ago people learned how to make …(4). They used a spindle to spin wool, cotton, flax, or hemp into thread, which could be woven into fabric. These fabrics were then made into clothes.

3.      A.  flesh                         C.  skin

B.  hair                           D.  scale

4.      A.  fire                            C.  cloth

B.  cave                          D.  house

(UN 2006/2007 PAKET 48 soal no 25-26)






For questions 5 to 7, choose the suitable word to complete the text below.

Rino has a parrot named Coly. It has … (5) feathers. They are yellow, blue and red. Coly is very noisy….. (6) always imitates the human voice. It has a curved bill. It also has feet with two toes pointing forward and two backward. The feet help it to … (7) an the branches and hold food.

5.      A.  ugly                          C.  colour

B.  nice                           D.  beautiful

6.      A.  it                               C.  they

B.  its                             D.  their

7.      A.  fly                             C.  grip

B.  take                          D.  bring

(UN 2007/2008 PAKET 15 soal no. 44-46)








For number 8 to 10, choose the suitable words to fill in the blank


Scientists … (8) that increase in these gases in the atmosphere will make the Earth a warmer place. They expect a global rise in average temperature of 1.4. to 5.8 Celsius degrees (2.5 to 10.4 Fahrenheit degrees) in the next century. Average … (9) 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 … (10) 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.


8. A. hope
  B think
  C. expect
  D. predict
9. A. climate
  B. weather
  C. temperature
  D. atmosphere
10. A. absolutely
  B. naturally
  C. totally
  D. fully


(UN 2008/2009 PAKET 15 soal no 49-50)














Text for no 1-3

Kangaroos are animals found only in Australia, although they have a smaller relative, called a wallaby, which lives on the Australia island of Tasmania and also in Guinea. Kangaroos eat grass and plant. They have short front legs, but very … (1), and strong back legs and tail. These they use for sitting up on and for jumping. Kangaroos have been known to make forward jump of over eight meters, and leap across fences more than

three meters high. They can also … (2) at speeds of over 45 kilometers per hour.

The largest kangaroos are the Great Grey Kangaroo and the Red Kangaroo. Adult grow to a length of 1.60 meters and weigh over 90 kilos.

Kangaroos are marsupials. This means that the female kangaroos … (3) an external pouch on the front of her body. A baby kangaroo is very tiny when it is born, and it crawls at once into this pouch where it spends its first five months of live.


1.       …

A. big

B. weak

C. long

D. small

2.       …

A. run

B. walk

C. jump

D. swim

3.       …

A. is

B. has

C. are

D. have


Text for no 4-6


The little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) is, as its name suggests, the smallest of the species of penguins. The little Penguin cannot fly so it is a…(4). But it…(5) good in swimming. This bird can… (6)  approximately 33 centimeters high.




A. flightless bird

B. smallest bird

C. biggest bird

D. helpless bird



A. will

B. was

C. is

D. were


6. …

A. stand

B. stands

C. standing

D. stood



Text for no 7-9




Rhinoceroses are wild animals which live in the forest.

They have large heavy bodies. Their skins are very thick. They have horns on (7) … noses. Their weight can be more than 2.250 kilograms for each.

Rhinoceroses eat grass. They have so good muscle structures that they can run and change directions very fast. They can sprint at 56 km an hour. Rhinoceros have been reported to enter campsites at night, they scatter smoldering logs of fire, and then peacefully walk away. Rhinoceroses (8) … very good eyesight for distance. The woodpeckers always accompany them. They give them warning system. Rhinoceroses are hunted for their horns. They are used to make traditional medicine. Nowadays the rhinos become (9) …. They are listed as endangered on the Red List of Threatened species.


7. …

A. theirs.

B. them

C. their

D. they



A. don’t have

B. doesn’t have

C. hasn’t had

D. haven’t had


9. …

A. rare

B. tame

C. extinct

D. dangerous


Text for no 10-12


Do you have an ATM card? How do you operate it if you want to get your money from the ATM box? Yes. Firstly, ……(10) the card into the machine. After that, key in your…..(11). Then, tell the machine how …..(12)money you want. Finally, take the money.


10. …

A. fill

B. insert

C. take

D. save


11. …

A. account number

B. identity card

C. pin number

D. money


12. …

A. many

B. small

C. big

D. much


Text for no 13-15


They got up early in the morning. After everything was ready, they had …(13). Then they went to the airport by taxi. Mr. Green asked the …(14) to drive quickly. They did not want to be late. They arrived at the airport …(15). They and the other passengers waited patiently for the plane. They soon boarded,


13. …

A. dinner

B. lunch

C. breakfast

D. supper

14. …

A. pedestrian

B. driver

C. passenger

D. rider


15. …

A. punctual

B. later

C. punctually

D. the last


Text for no 16-18

There was once a shepherd-boy who …(16) his flock at a little distance from the village. Once he thought he would play a trick on the villagers and have some fun at their expense. So he ran toward the village crying out, with all his might.

“Wolf! Wolf! Come and help! The wolves are at my lambs!”

The kind villagers left their work and ran to the field to help him. But when they got there the boy laughed at them for their pains; there was …(17) wolf there.

Still another day the boy tried the same trick, and the villagers came running to help and got laughed at again. Then one day a wolf did break into the fold and began killing the lambs. In great fright, the boy ran for help. “Wolf! Wolf!” he screamed. “There is a wolf in the flock! Help!”

The villagers heard him, but they thought it was another mean trick; no one paid the least attention, or went near him. And the shepherd-boy …(18) all his sheep.

16. …

A. tied

B. kept

C. killed

D. attacked

17. …

A. some

B. many

C. any

D. no


18. …

A. found

B. hated

C. lost

D. loved


Text for no 19-21

Actually, Mosquitos are a type of fly, you know. They have a mouth which is like a needle. It is used for (19) …….. human skin. They (20) ………. the blood through that needle-like mouth. This can (21) …….. an itchy spot in our skin. When a mosquito carries a disease, it can spread the disease to other people because it bites other people, too.


19.     a. cutting                       20.       a. suck             21.       a. cause

b. putting                                 b. Bite                         b. make

c. biting                                   c. Eat                           c. influence

d. hunting                                d. Absorb                    d. create


Text for no 22-25


Lightning is a sudden, violent flash of electricity between a cloud and the ground, or from cloud to cloud. A lightning flash, or bolt, can …(22) several miles long. It is so hot, with an average temperature of 34,000 degree centigrade, that the air around it suddenly expands with a loud blast. This is the thunder we hear.

Lightning ……… ( 23 ) in hot, wet storms. Moist air is driven up to a great height. It forms a type of cloud called cumulo-nimbus. When the cloud rises high enough the moisture freezes and ice crystals and snowflakes ….(24 )formed. These begin to……(25 ), turning to rain on the way down. This rain meets more moist air rising, and it is the friction between them which produces static electricity. When a cloud is fully charged with this electricity, it discharges it as a lightning flash.

( Peter haddock Ltd. Ref. 083)


22. …

A. be

B. been

C. is

D. are

23. …

A. occur.

B. occurs

C. occurred.

D. is occurred.


24. …

A. Is

B. Are

C.  was

D. were


25. …

A. fall

B. falls

C. Fell

D. falling





Text for no 1-3


A geyser is the result of underground water under the combined conditions of high temperatures and increased pressure beneath the surface of the earth. Since temperature … (1) approximately one degree F for every sixty feet under the earth’s surface, and pressure increase with dept, water that seeps down in cracks and fissures until it reaches very hot rocks in the earth’s interior becomes heated to a temperature in excess of 290 degrees F. because of the greater pressure, it shoots out of the surface in the form of steam and hot water. The result is a geyser.

For the most part, geysers … (2) located in three regions of the world: New Zealand, Iceland, and the Yellowstone National Park are of the United States. The most famous geyser in the world is Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park. Old Faithful … (3) almost every hour, rising to a height of 125 to 170 feet and expelling more than ten thousand gallons during each eruption.


1. ….

A. rise

B. rose

C. rises

D. risen


2. …

A. is

B. was

C. are

D. were


3. …

A.  erupts

B. extends

C. breaks

D. damages


Text for no 4-6

The swan is one of the world’s largest water … (4), with a wingspan of up to three meters. It has … (5) feet for swimming and a wide beak for eating underwater plants. Swans guard their eggs closely and will fiercely attack humans if they … (6) threatened.

4.   A.  reptiles                      C.  fish

B.  apes                          D.  birds

5.   A.  haired                       C.  webbed

B.  skinned                     D.  branched

6.   A.  feel                           C.  have felt

B.  felt                            D.  were feeling

Text for no 7-9


The coach of the Indonesia basketball team calls a time-out and instructs his players to change their strategy. He …(7) Jody to keep the ball as long as possible. Jody is good at dribbling the ball. His skill in controlling the ball is….(8) but he is not quite good at shooting. Togar is better at shooting and he is also the fastest player in the team. His only ….(9) is that he is very thin and not very strong.



7. …

A.    Knows.

B.     Tells

C.     Thinks

D.    Leaves


8. …

A.    Preventive

B.     Imperfect

C.     Doubtful

D.    Excellent


9. …

A.    Appearance

B.     Weakness

C.     Strength

D.    Ability.


Text for no 10-12


“How to operate …(10)”

1. Plug the cable into the electrical power.

2. Turn on the radio by rotating the volume knob clockwise.

3. Adjust the volume knob to the desired level.

4. …(11) the station by rotating the tuning knob.

5. Extend and adjust the antenna until the sound is enjoyed.

6. Rotate the volume knob to turn it off.

7. Don’t ….(12)  to put the cable off the plug.


10. …

A. the electrical power

B. the radio

C. the volume

D. the cable


11. …

A. select

B. delete

C. look for

D. detect


12. …

A. remember

B. worry

C. forget

D. angry


Text for no 13-15

When the ticket collector arrived at the man with the big suitcase, he said: “Can I see your ticket please, sir?, “I’m sorry”, replied the man. “I haven’t got one. I seem to have lost it”. But of course the ticket collector didn’t believe him.

“I know your type. You’re just too mean to buy a ticket. You’ll have to pay Rp 200.000,00” he said to the man. “That’s double the normal price of the …( 13 )”.

“I haven’t got Rp 200.000,00”, replied the man. “I haven’t got… (14) money at all”. And then he started laughing.

When the man laughed, the ticket collector completely lost his … (15).


13. …

A. fee

B. price

C. fund

D. fare


14. …

A. some

B. any

C. no

D. much

15. …

A. temper

B. smile

C. kind

D. patient


Text for no 16-18

Once there were two thin goats. …(16) of them were hungry. They were tied together with a brown rope. They wanted to eat the green leaves from two separated bushes. One bush was on the left. The other bush was on the right.

The goats thought they could do everything on their own. The first goat wanted to go to the bush on the left, but the second goat wanted to go to the bush on the right. However, the rope was short. They tried but they could not reach the bushes. They were …(17).

Then, the goats …(18) to work together. First, they are the leaves of the bush on the right. Then, ate the leaves on the left. The leaves were delicious. They were happy.

16. …

A. all

B. none

C. some

D. many


17. …

A. happy

B. sad

C. satisfied

D. angry


18. …

A. decided

B. observed

C. learned

D. refused


Text for no 19-21


A headache is a condition …  ( 19 )we have a pain in our head. I usually get my headache when I feel nervous. I become nervous when I’m worried of something, for example when I have to give a speech in front of others, to wait for something or someone or when I do something in a hurry. My head gets steady, my eyes are not bright to see even if it is serious one of my ears feels strange, noisy and deaf.

The only thing I want to do is just to close my eyes, lie on the bed, and think of …( 21 ). If it doesn’t work …(  22 ) I take some medicine or see a doctor.


19    .  after                    20.       A.  something              21.       A. good

B.  before                          B.  anything                            B. well

C. when                             C.  nothing                              C. bad

D. until                              D.  everything                         D. worse


Text for no 22-25


How to make our body ……(10)

We have to ……(11) balanced diet. In every meal we need rice, side dish and water. The side dish must consist of protein and vitamin. We can get protein from meat and eggs. We get vitamin from vegetables and fruit. We also …(12) consume high fiber meal to get rid of constipation.

After that, we have to take exercises regularly, like jogging, doing gym, or having sport. We also have to sleep…(13), about 8 hours per day.


22.  …

A. slim

B. fat

C. healthy

D. balanced


23. …

A. eat

B. avoid

C. consume

D. make


24. …

A. have

B. have to

C. have been

D. have had


25. …

A. soundly

B. continuously

C. sufficiently

D. politely





Text for no 1-3.


Eyes are tough balls that …( 1 ) with a jelly-like substance called vitreous humor.

Each eye has some parts as follows; the cornea is a thin, glassy dish across the front of your eye. It allows light rays through the eye’s window, the pupil and into the lens. The iris is the colored, muscular ring around the pupil. The iris narrows in bright light and widens when light is dim.

The lens is just behind the pupil.  …( 2) focuses the picture of the world on to the back of the eye is lined with millions of light-sensitive cells. This lining is …( 3 ) the retina, and it registers the picture and sends signals to the brain via the optic nerve.

Each of the eyes gives us a slightly different view of the world. However, we see things largely as just one eye sees it. This dominant eye is usually the right eye.


1. A. are filling                                    2.         A. it                   3.       A. called

B. are filled                                                 B. its                            B. stayed

C. is filling                                                  C. they                        C. caused

D. is filled                                                   D. he                            D. made



Text for no 4-6


Elephants: The Amazing Animals

Elephants are the largest land animals on earth. They have the largest brains of any mammal. Elephants talk to each other. Researchers discovered more than 50 different types of calls that they use to communicate with each other. Their trunks are … (4 ) enough to pick up trees but sensitive enough to… (5) up a flower. They use …( 6 )  as tools to sweep paths, to scratch themselves, to swat flies, and to draw in the dirt. They are good swimmers and use their trunks like snorkels. They live together in family groups. They help each other when in trouble. They join together to care for and rescue their young.


4. A. Weak                  5.         A. pick

B. soft                               B. picks

C. strong                           C. picking

D. gentle                           D. picked


6. A. them

B. they

C. their

D. theirs


Text for no 7-9



Gorillas are … ( 7 ) of all the primates. A male gorilla can be 180 centimeters tall and can weigh 200 kilograms. Gorillas are very strong but they don’t often fight. In fact they are … (8 ) animals.

Gorillas live in small family groups of about 15. In a group there is one

strong, older male, some young males, and a few females with their babies.

They move … ( 9 ) around a large area of jungle eating leaves and bushes.

In some ways gorillas are very like humans. When they are happy, they

laugh and wave their arms. When they are angry, they beat their chests. When they are sad they cry. But they cry quietly, without any tears.

Unfortunately, people hunt and kill gorillas. They also cut down and burn

their trees. There are now only about 10,000 gorillas left in the world.



7. A. large                        8.    A. Wild                        9.        A. slowly

B. larger                             B. cruel                                   B. quickly

C. the largest                      C. peaceful                             C. fast

D. as large as                      D. fierce                                 D. rapidly


Text for no 10-12

“How to ….(10) for nose bleeds”

What to look out for: Bleeding from nose.

1.      Sit the casualties down, with their head well forward, and ask them to breathe through their mouths and to …(11) speaking, swallowing, coughing or sniffing.

2.      After about 10 minutes, get them to release their nose.

3.      ….(12) the bleeding hasn’t stopped, repeat the process for a further 10 minutes. If there is still no improvement, the casualties should be taken to hospital, still leaning forward and pinching their nose.

4.      Once the bleeding has stopped, tell the casualties to avoid blowing their nose for a while.


10. …

A. prevent

B. reduce

C. cure

D. make



A. prepare

B. keep

C. pinch

D. hold


12. …

A. after

B. before

C. when

D. if


Text for no 13-15

Tumble Wood

It was a cold winter’s night when I went to Tumble Wood. The full moon drifted in and out of the clouds, casting silvery light on the branches. My heart pounded like a drum and my knees …(13)  like jelly, but I couldn’t turn back. I had to find the gold ring I lost at the picnic, the ring my grandma gave me before she died.

All around me the trees towered like giants. The branches moved like bony fingers. Snapping branches …(14)  like a thousand gunshots.

I ran fast as a cheetah until I came to the clearing. I got down on my hands and knees and began to search for the ring. Then the full moon disappeared behind the trees. The night was dark, as dark as the deepest well. I dug deeper into the frosty earth with my bare hands. Suddenly I felt something soft but cold. I …(15)  my torch at the muddy earth. Then I screamed and jumped up, my face as white as a ghost. I looked down at the gruesome sight. It was a hand..: a human hand !

13. …

A. shook

B. shocked

C. walked

D. moved


14. …

A. cried

B. shouted

C. sounded

D. called



15. …

A. took

B. put

C. placed

D. shone


Text for no 16-18


A long time ago in West Java, lived a woman named Dayang Sumbi. She lived alone and she was thirsting for a husband. One day when quilting, her quilt fell to the ground. Then she …(16) to the gods “If a man picks up my quilt, he will be my husband. If a woman does, she will be my sister.” Then, a male dog picked it up. So Dayang Sumbi got…(17) to the dog, and called him Tumang.

Dayang Sumbi gave a birth to a son, named him Sangkuriang, but …(18) told him who his father was. One day, Sangkuriang was hunting with Tumang in the forest. They found nothing and Sangkurian blamed the failure on Tumang and killed him. When Dayang Sumbi learned waht Sangkuriang had done, she hit Sangkuriang’s head with a big spoon and expelled him.


A. asked

B. cried

C. prayed

D. went


17. …

A. engaged

B. married

C. invited

D. stayed


18. …

A. always

B. often

C. seldom

D. never


Text for no 19-21

Tree is the largest of all plants. The tallest tree can grow over 61 metres in …(19).

Many trees also live longer than other plants. Some trees live for thousands of years. They are the oldest living things that man knows.

People think that trees are different from other plants. Most of other plants grow for only a short time then die. People think of trees as a permanent part of the landscape.

Trees continue to grow as long as they live. They grow into fruits. Fruits …(20) seeds for making new trees.

There are thousands of kinds of trees. But most trees belong to one or two main groups. There are broad leaf trees and needle leaf trees. …(21)  two types of tree grow in many parts of the world. Most other types of trees, such as palms and tree ferns, grow mainly in warm region.


19. …

A. weight

B. height

C. size

D. type


20. …

A. consist of

B. belong to

C. contain

D. classify into



21. …

A. this

B. that

C. its

D. these


Text for no 22-25


Can you imagine a …(22) with its skeleton on the outside of its body? It sounds odd, but that’s just what the lobster has. The outer shell is the lobster’s skeleton, and covers its whole body, tail, eight walking legs and two …(23) claws.

Lobster stars life in an egg. After ….(24), they grow inside their shells. When they get too big for one shell, they shed it and a new one hardens around them. This can go for as …(25)  as 70 years, and lobster can grow up to 60 cm long.


22. …

A. plant

B. creature

C. human

D. shell


23. …

A. blunt

B. weak

C. powerful

D. soft


24. …

A. having birth

B. hatching

C. laying eggs

D. growing


25. …

A. far

B. fast

C. long

D. short




Text for no 1-3


The cheetah is the fastest animal on land. It can … ( 1 ) 100 kilometers an hour. It is now rare and is one of the animals which is in danger of extinction.

The cheetah has a small head and ears, and long, powerful legs. It always hunts and chases its … ( 2 ) on open ground. This is a different way of hunting from the other “big cats.” They like to stay in and near trees to catch their prey. The cheetah is also different … ( 3 ) other cats because it cannot draw in its claws.


1.        A. walk                       2.         A. prey                       3.         A. with

B. jog                                       B. friend                                 B. from

C. sprint                                   C. family                                C. in

D. drive                                   D. relative                               D. by


Text for no 4-6


A Seed

A seed is … ( 4 ) plant. It is a plant that has not started to grow. There are many different types of seeds: tree seeds, flower seeds, and grass seeds. They vary in size from the small to the large one. All seeds have  three …(5) : a food store, a baby plant or an embryo, and a seed coat. Seeds are produced from flowers of plants. They … ( 6 ) by the wind, by insect, by water, by birds, by animals and humans. Some seeds, such as beans, grow very fast; but others  slow growing, like the oak seed.


4.   A. a big                 5.         A. kinds                                  6.         A. are carry

B. a long                             B. types                                              B. are carried

C. a little                            C. parts                                               C. is carry

D. a short                           D. plants                                              D. is carried


Text for no 7-9


It’s Sunday. Beny, Anita, and his sister don’t go to school.  So they plan to clean the bedroom. They also clean the living room. They……..(7) the bed, sweep and mop the floor, dust the furniture and others. ……..(8) looks so clean and……(9).


7. ….

A. make

B. do

C. does

D. blow


8. …

A. a lot of things

B. No one

C. Everything

D. Nothing


9. …

A. messy

B. tidy

C. tiny

D. dirty


Text for no 10-12.


…(10) to iron the clothes.

–          Prepare the place and the clothes

–          Plug the iron into electricity socket

–          …(11) the temperature.

–          Move the iron on the clothes carefully.

–          Don’t forget to plug the iron out  … (12) finishing it. The iron is still hot, so place it in the save place.


10. …

A. what

B. why

C. who

D. how


11. …

A. select

B. set

C. look for

D. look at


12. …

A. when

B. while

C. before

D. after


Text for no 13-15


The great ship, Titanic, sailed from Southampton to New York on April 10th, 1912. She was carrying 1316 passengers and 891 crews. Titanic was a super liner and was 46.000 tons in weight. The tragic sinking of this ship will always be remembered, because she got the accident on her first voyage, with heavy loss of life.

Four days (13) … departure, the Titanic sails across the ( 14 ) ….. of the North Atlantic when suddenly a huge iceberg was found in front of the ship. After the alarm had been sounded, the great ship turned sharply to avoid a direct collision. However the bottom of the ship crashed the wail of the ice hard and she was damaged badly. The captain realized that the ship was sinking rapidly, because five compartments had been flooded. As there were not enough life-boats for everybody, 1500 lives were lost. It was so (15)  …

13. …

A. before

B. after

C. when

D. while


14. …

A. hot water

B. warm water

C. cool water

D. icy water


15. …

A. terrifying

B. exiting

C. interesting

D. boring


Text for no 16-18


The Voice of Death
ONCE upon a time there lived a man whose one wish and prayer was to get rich. Day and night he thought of nothing else, and at last his prayers were …(16), and he became very wealthy. Now being so rich, and having so much to lose, he felt that it would be a terrible thing to die and leave all his possessions behind; so he …(17) his mind to set out in search of a land where there was no death. He got ready for his journey, took leave of his wife, and started. Whenever he came to a new country the first question that he asked was whether people died in that land, and when he heard that they did, he set out again on his quest. At last he reached a country where he was told that the people did not even know the meaning of the word death. Our traveler was …(18) when he heard this, and said:
`But surely there are great numbers of people in your land, if no one ever dies?’
`No,’ they replied, `there are not great numbers, for you see from time to time a voice is heard calling first one and then another, and whoever hears that voice gets up and goes away, and never comes back.’

16. …

A. rejected

B. avoided

C. granted

D. waited


17. …

A. made up

B. turned up

C. got up

D. woke up


18. …

A. ashamed

B. frightful

D. delighted

C. exhausted


Text for no 19-21


Warung Makan is a place for eating. It is …(19) a restaurant, but it is not big, wide, and modern like restaurant is.

The menu in “warung makan” is mostly traditional food. For example, Javanese food, such as gudeg, sambal goring, meat-balls, soto, gado-gado, chicken noodles, etc. …(20) a restaurant, there’s no waiter to serve you. If you want to eat something, what you have to do is saying your order to the seller directly.

Inside it, you can find a long table and some chairs. It means you probably will eat together on a similar table with other people you don’t know. Besides, the seller usually displays his/her food in a glass cabinet. His/her goal is that customers will see the menu …( 21) there.

It is certain that the food sold in warung makan is much cheaper than that in a restaurant. So this place is become one alternative for people who have limited fund.


19. …

A. like

B. near

C. opposite

D. love


20. …

A. Such as

B. Unlike

C. Similar to

D. The same as


21. …

A. cooked

B. bought

C. provided

D. mixed


Text for no 22-25


Every school …(22) the extracurricular activities for the students. The activities themselves are usually after the school hours.

There are many different types of activities, such as the English club, sport club, arts club, computer club and school magazines club.

Students from all grades should …(23) in extracurricular activities, although they are optional. Sometimes, the activities are meant for fun or for learning something new.

The extracurricular activities are …(24) by the students themselves. …(25) teachers act as supervisors or coaches.


22. …

A. asks

B. offers

C. makes

D. studies


23. …

A. participate

B. choose

C. show

D. watch


24. …

A. cleaned

B. brought

C. managed

D. finished


25. …

A. if

B. However

C. While

D. Although

















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