Read the text to answer question 1
CHECK OUT TIME IS 12 NOON
GUESTS WILL AVOID AN ADDITIONAL DAY’S ROOM CHARGE
BY CHECKING OUT IN TIME
1. To the guest, what does the notice mean?
- The guests are advised to check out at 12 for an additional room’s charge.
- The guests will pay an extra bill due to checking out after 12 noon.
- All guests are not allowed to check out after 12 o’clock.
- It is a must for every guest to check out at 12.
Read the text to answer question 2
I’ve just got the news that my grandmother is sick and is now hospitalized. My family and I have to visit her immediately. Therefore, I cannot attend the class tomorrow. Would you mind submitting my report to Mr. Juhari? ( It will be due tomorrow). Thanks for your kindness.
2. For her friend, what should Lela do?
A. Asking the teacher a permission. C. Telling the class that Jamil is absent.
B. Helping Jamil to hand in his project. D. Visiting the grandmother with Jamil.
Read the text to answer questions 3 and 4
All Students of Grade 9
You are invited to:
FAREWELL PARTY 2010
Day/Date: Saturday, the fifth of July
two thousand and ten
Time: 7pm – 10 pm
Venue: Ball Room, Sultana Hotel
Jl. Sudirman kav. 10 – 12 Surabaya
*Invitation card available at the OSIS room.
3. Where will the graduation party be held?
A. At the OSIS room. B. At Global JHS.
B. On Sudirman street. D.At Ball Room, Sultana Hotel.
4. How long will the farewell party be carried out?
A. 2 hours. B. 3 hours. C. 4 hours. D. 5 hours
Read the text and answer questions 5 and 6.
Congratulations on your success
to be the best photographer journalist 2009
The manager and staff of
The JJ Daily Post
5. Bima’s profession is most likely … .
A. a journalist of a magazine. C. a photographer of a magazine.
B. a journalist of a newspaper. D. a photographer journalist of a newspaper.
6. The text is written in order to … .
A. announce to people the best photographer
B. invite people to come to JJ Daily Post
C. inform people about Bima’s new career
D. pass on good wishes to Bima on his success
To : firstname.lastname@example.org
RE : Planning 4 holiday
Date : June, 29th 2009
Hi, Akmal. How’s life? We’re going to have a long holiday this summer, aren’t we? What are u going to do? U know summer is a good time for camping and hiking. We plan to go to Salak mountain. It’s a nice place for camping and hiking, and also for fishing. There’s a river near campsite. But I’m not really keen on it. At night we’ll sit around the fire and sing songs. Why don’t u join us? It’ll be more fun if u come. Let me know soon.
Read the following text to answer questions 7 and 8
7. What activities is Denise going to do in the long holiday?
A. Camping and hiking. C. Camping, hiking and fishing.
B. Camping and fishing. D. Camping, hiking, singing, and sitting around fire.
8. They are going to go to Salak mountain because …
A. it’s a summer season. C. it’s a nice place for holiday.
B. they’re going to camp and hike. D. they’re going to fish in the river.
Read the following text to answer questions 9 and 10.
To : All Marketing Managers
There will be a meeting this afternoon January 4th 2010 at 01.30 pm. The meeting will discuss the customers’ orders.
Please bring the documents needed.
9. About the the customers, the meeting will deal with their …
A. orders. B. needs. C. documents. D. complaints.
10. Who are supposed to attend the meeting?
A. Customers. C. Director, secretary, and all marketing managers.
B. All marketing managers. D.Secretary, director, and all managers.
Read the following text to answer questions 11 and 12
You will find a unique atmosphere of the past periods.
Tamansari is an interesting place to visit. Many tourists come to Tamansari to find a unique atmosphere of the past periods. It is located about 2 km south of Yogyakarta Sultan Palace and was built by a Portuguese architect. Besides, the location is very close to the Sultan palace, Tamansari has its own specialty in attraction reflected in some unimpaired ancient buildings and its atmosphere as the main tourist object of Yogyakarta.
The Tamansari complex consists of:
1. The Sacred Room
As a hermitage place for the Sultan and his family.
2. The Bathing Pool
A pleasure place for the royal family with
two bathing pools that are separated with a 2-storey building. The water sprouts from a forming animal statue into the pool. The pool is also adorned with some big flowerpots.
3. Kenanga or Cemeti Island
This is an interesting part with some buildings such as Kenanga or Cemeti Island (forming Island), Sumur Gemuling and underground tunnels. This artificial island is a high building used as a room to take a rest and an inspecting spot. This will be the only building appearing when the canals are opened and the water over flows into this area. From a higher place, it looks like a lotus floating in the middle of a big pool.
11. Tamansari is an interesting place to visit because …
A. it was built by a Portuguese architect.
B. It is very close to the Sultan Palace.
C. it consists of some ancient buildings.
D. it has unique ambiance of the past periods.
12. The place where Sultan lives alone for worshipping is called … .
A. the Sacred room C. Kenanga or Cemeti Island
B. the Sultan Palace D. the Bathing pool
5 ml Elixir bromhexine HCL 4 mg.
For productive cough i.e to influenza, flu, cough in acute/chronic, bronchitis, and asthma.
Adult and children > 10 year : 3 x 2 tsp.
Children 5 – 10 years : 3 x 1 tsp.
Children 2 – 5 years : 3 x 1/2 tsp.
Children < 2 years : 3 x 1/4 tsp.
Or according to the doctor’s prescription.
The elixir is suitable for diabetic patients, since it does not contain sugar.
Store in a safe place out of reach of children.
Adapted from leaflet of Bisolvon Elixir
Read the text to answer questions 13 to 15
13. The text is written with the purpose …
A. to tell how to drink cough syrup. C. to inform the composition of cough syrup.
B. to give detail information of the product. D. to describe the usage of cough syrup.
14. The underlined word in “Or according to doctor’s prescription” has same meaning as … .
A. caution B. warning C. recipe D. advice
15. A diabetic patient is allowed to drink this medicine because….
A. it contains sugar C. it has a good composition
B. it is free from sugar D. it is safe for all kinds of diseases
Read the text to answer questions 16 to 19
Barack Hussein Obama II (pronounced /ba’ra:k hu’sein ou’ba:ma/; born August 4, 1961) is the President-elect of the United States of America, and the first African American to be elected as President of the United States. Obama was the junior United States Senator from Illinois in 2004 and served until his resignation on November 16, 2008, following his election to the Presidency. His term of office as the forty-fourth U.S. president is scheduled to begin on January 20, 2009.
Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. He worked as a community organizer and practiced as civil rights attorney in Chicago before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He also taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, Obama was elected to the Senate in November 2004. Obama delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004.
As a member of the Democratic minority in the 109th Congress, Obama helped create legislation to control conventional weapons and to promote greater public accountability in the use of federal funds. He also made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. During the 110th Congress, he helped create legislation regarding lobbying and electoral fraud, climate change, nuclear terrorism, and care for U.S. military personnel returning from combat assignments in Iraq and Afghanistan.
16. What does the text mainly tell us about?
A. The process of the 44th Presudent election in US
B. The experience of Obama while he was a senator.
C. Inauguration of Obama as 44th gresident elect.
D. The biography of Obama before becoming the president elect.
17. In his earlier career, Obama used to be a lecturer in …
A. Harvard Law School C.University of Chicago
B. Harvard Law Review D. Columbia University
18. The underlined word in “… until his resignation on November 16, 2008 …”
(Paragraph 1 line 3) means that he …
A. stopped doing his previous political activities.
B. was ready to be elected in the presidential election.
C. started to be actively involved in his new career.
D. got dissatisfied with his position as a senator.
19. How long had he been a senator before he got into the presidential election?
A. 4 B. 18 C. 12 D.7
Read the text to answer questions 20 to 22
Gemblong (Sugar-coated Black Rice Cakes)
- 125 g (1 ¼ cups) black glutinous rice flour
- Pinch of salt
- 50 g (1/2 cup) young grated coconut
- 100 ml (scant ½ cup) thin coconut milk, warmed
- ½ tablespoon slaked lime water
- Oil for deep frying
- 75 g (1/3 cup) sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
1. Mix black glutinous rice flour, salt and grated coconut in a small mixing bowl. Pour the lime juice and warm coconut milk into the mixture. Then, mix with your hands in the bowl to get fairly soft, pliable dough. If the dough seems crumbly, put a few more drops of water.
2. Squeeze it for a few minutes until the mixture is smooth. Then, divide the dough into 10 to 12 pieces. Roll the pieces in your hands into oval shapes and flatten them to be about 1 cm thick.
3. Heat oil to a depth of 2 ½ cm over medium heat and fry the cakes for 3 to 4 minutes. Then drain them on absorbent paper.
4. Mix the sugar and water in a small, heavy based saucepan and boil the mixture until the syrup is thick and the surface is full of large bubbles. Put the cakes in the sugar syrup for sometime. Then take the cakes out until the sugar hardens on the surface. Finally, put the cakes onto a plate to cool.
These cakes are called ‘getas’ when made with white glutinous flour and coated with caramelized brown sugar.
For 12 cakes
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
20. Where will you pour the mixture of lime water and coconut milk?
A. In a small mixing bowl.
B. In fairly soft, pliable dough.
C. In a mixture of water and dough.
D. In a mixture of rice flour, salt and grated coconut
21. The word ‘this’ in “ … and pour this into the ingredients in the mixing bowl..” refers to … .
A. the dough B. a mixing of rice flour, salt and grated coconut
C. a mixing of milk coconut and lime water D. a small mixing bowl
22. The underlined word in “Roll in your hands into oval shapes and put them to flatten to about 1 cm thickness.” means …
A. make something flat C. hit someone.
B. destroy a building D. defeat someone
Read the text and answer questions 23 to 26.
After spending one night in Manado I headed off to Bunaken on
one of the public boats on Sunday. I had expected something like a
ferry but it was actually a wooden boat full of locals and a whole
lot of supplies heading to the Island.
On the trip over the place I met a French tourist who had been to the Island twice
before and said that he knew a nice place to stay and to do some
diving. We arrived at the Sea breeze dive centre and were immediately
greeted by a local who instantly picked me for an Australian.
We worked out. What I thought was a fair deal for room for four days with the diving equipment. Even with a fair price diving was one of the most expensive sports I have undertaken whilst on my travel. Definitely one of the most worthwhile though.
Bunaken was a small, quiet island which comprises of a local village and a row of a diving centre offering food, accommodation and diving packages. The place I stayed has a whole lot of bungalows and a restaurant, a common area on the water edge, which was a very nice place to enjoy dinner and a few drinks.
23. The text manly deals with ….
A. the diving spot in Manado C.a beautiful beach in an island
B. the writer’s tour in Bunaken D. public transportation in Bunaken
24. Whom did the writer meet when he arrived at the dive center?
A. An Australian. B. A tour guide. C.The French. D. A resident
25. What is the main idea of the last paragraph?
A. The writer described Bunaken and the place he stayed.
B. The writer told about the local village and the food.
C. Bunaken was a small island with many facilities.
D. Bunaken was a good place for diving.
26. Based on the text we can conclude that …
A. the writer took a ferry to go to Bunaken.
B. diving was the cheapest sport to the writer.
C. it was the second time for the writer to visit Bunaken.
D. in Bunaken the writer stayed in a cottage on the water edge.
Read the text to answer questions 27 to 30
There was a couple who lived on the foot of Mount Bromo, Roro Anteng and Joko Seger. After eight years of marriage, they had not had any children. For six years they prayed, appealing gods to give them children. Finally, their prayer was complied on one condition: they would have to sacrifice their youngest son to the Bromo crater.
After some time, Roro Anteng gave birth to a child. And it happened every year until they had 25 children. They lived happily and ignored the agreement. The Mount Bromo erupted signaling that the gods asked the couple to fulfill their promise. But they didn’t want to let their youngest son, Raden Kusuma, be sacrificed to the crater.
Raden Kusumo learned about the deal his parents had made. Meanwhile, the lava from the crater had made the people living near the mountain suffer. Raden Kusuma was a kind and noble man. He didn’t want his siblings and the people to suffer because of him. Therefore, he went to Mount Bromo and sacrificed himself to the crater. The eruption suddenly stopped.
Since that day, every Kasodo 14th in the Tenggerese calendar, the Tengger people (descendants of Roro Anteng and Joko Seger) give offerings to the crater, as Raden Kusuma had asked before the sacrifice.
26. To the gods the couple agreed that the couple had to…
A. give their sons to the Bromo crater.
B. sacrifice their children to the gods.
C. give offerings to the Bromo crater.
D. sacrifice their youngest son to the Bromo crater.
27. The word underlined in “He didn’t want his siblings and the people to suffer… .” is synonymous with … .
A. Family B.parents C. grandparents D.brother or sister
28. Based on the story, what caused the eruption of mount Bromo?
A. Gods were angry with people living on mount Bromo.
B. People never gave offerings to the Bromo crater.
C. The couple broke their promise to gods.
D. The couple had too many children.
29. What moral value can we learn from the story?
A. People must keep their promise.
B. People must sacrifice to get their desire.
C. People must suffer before they get happiness.
D. People must fulfill their promise to the god to get their desire.
Read the text and answer questions 31 to 34.
Tokyo is Japan’s leading city. The city is filled with factories, large office buildings, banks, restaurants, religious shrines, and shops of all sizes. It is a center for Japanese art and is the home to more than 100 colleges and universities. Located at the head of Tokyo Bay, the city is also a major seaport.
Many people move from other parts of Japan to attend colleges and then work in Tokyo. Most Japanese companies have their headquarters in Tokyo.
At the heart of Tokyo is the Imperial Palace. High walls, a water-filled moat, and a large park surround the palace. This is where the emperor of Japan lives with his family. Japan’s emperors once ruled the country, but today they have little real power.
Located near the palace are the most important government buildings, including the National Diet Building. That’s where Japan’s parliament meets.
30. The text mainly deals with …
A. Japan’s leading city called Tokyo.
B. The National Diet Building in Tokyo
C. The Imperial Palace of a Japan emperor
D. The popular universities in Japan
31. Which is the place for members of Japan’s parliaments to gather?
A. The Japanese headquarters. C. The Imperial Palace.
B. The National Diet Building. D. The head of Tokyo Bay.
32. The word “they” in “…but today they have little real power.” (Paragraph 3) refers to … .
A. The heart of Tokyo. C. The high walls.
B. The large parks. D. The Japan’s emperors.
33. The underlined word in “ … the city is also a major seaport.” is similar in meaning to the word …
A. harbor. B.shrine C.moat. D. bay.
Read the text and answer questions 35 to 38.
WHAT IS THUNDER?
Thunder sounds like an explosion. Lightning causes thunder. The sound comes from air that suddenly gets very hot.
A bolt of lightning can make the air around it as hot as 18,000° Fahrenheit (10,000° Celsius). That’s hotter than the surface of the Sun! The hot air rushes away from the lightning bolt. The air rushing away makes the loud sound of thunder.
You often hear the thunder after you see a bolt of lightning. This is because sound travels slower than light. The farther away the lightning is, the longer it takes for you to hear the thunder. You can tell how far away the lightning is. You can count the seconds between the lightning and the sound of the thunder it makes. Sound travels about 1 mile (about 1.6 kilometers) every 5 seconds. If you count slowly to 5 and hear thunder, the lightning bolt was about 1 mile away. If you count to 15 before you hear thunder, the lightning bolt was 3 miles away.
34. Paragraph 2 of the text above tells you about … .
A. the heat of the sun surface C. how the thunder happens.
B. the loud sound of air D. the sun that shines the air.
35. We often hear the thunder after seeing the lightning because …
A. the light travels faster the sound. C. the lightening is farther away.
B. the thunder is very hot to feel. D. the air rushes to heat the earth.
36. How many miles away from you is the lightning bolt if you count the sound of thunder at 30 seconds?
A. 7 B. 6 C. 5. D.4
37. The word “it” in the sentence “A bolt of lightning can make the air around it as hot as 18,000° Fahrenheit (10,000° Celsius.” refers to … .
A. the air C. the lightning
B. the sun D. the sound
Read the text and answer questions 39 to 43.
|I had never been camping before I met my best friend, Jacklyn. I didn’t know that camping meant sleeping out in nature, in a tent. I guess I didn’t really think about it at all.
We were off to a nearby campground. We drove in and paid for our site. It was beautiful. There were ducks and a small lake and up on the hill there was a pool and small store if you needed anything.
At dusk we lit our fire. It was very nice and pleasant. However I had a small allergy problem with mosquitoes. I hate bugs, and mosquitoes seem to be the worse, due to their stinging and being irritating. It was awful, but the camp fire was nice. Jacklyn told me about her camping stories. They were really interesting.
|After a full night of stories and fire, we settled in out the tent. We slept in our sleeping bags on the ground. To my surprise, the ground was not wet, and we had a small air mattress under us. Of course, the mattress wasn’t as comfortable as mine at home but it was no problem.Then in the middle of the night I heard scuffling just out of our tent. I woke Jacklyn and I told her that there was a bear in our camp. She told me to just go back to sleep. I really didn’t know that there were bears in local camp grounds.
The next morning I woke to the same noises and found the culprit. It was ducks. I felt so stupid. To this day we still talked about my first camping trip.
It was a very memorable experience.
38. What does the text tell you about?
A. Jacklin’s camping experiences. C. The writer’s first camping.
B. The school camping program. D.Jacklyn’s memorable experience.
39. What is paragraph 4 about?
A. The writer’s sleep at campground. C. The location for having a rest.
B. The equipment for camping. D. The place to set up the tent.
40. Why did the writer wake Jacklyn in the middle of the night?
A. To ask Jacklyn to leave the tent.
B. To tell Jacklyn that she could not sleep well.
C. To give information about the local camp grounds.
D. To inform Jacklyn about an animal coming to the tent.
41. The word “it” in the sentence “It was beautiful.”(paragraph 2) refers to …
A. The small store. B. The campground. C. The nice hill D. The small lake.
42. What the writer worried about in the middle of the night was ….
A. Bears B. animals C.ducks D.snakes
43. For questions 43, choose the best arrangement of the words to make a good sentence.
Is – but – beautiful – the girl – attitude – bad – has – she – a
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A.4 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 8 – 7 – 5 – 6 – 9 C. 4 – 1 – 3 – 2 – 8 – 7 – 9 – 6 – 5
B. 4 – 1 – 8 – 3 – 2 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 9 D. 4– 1 – 5 – 8 – 2 – 6 – 7 – 3 – 9
For questions 44 to 46 choose the best word to complete the text.
Like ants, honey bees work together with their friends. They live in a huge group of female and male workers. … (44) leader is the queen bee. Honeybees often visit flower or drink on the surface of pools and ponds. These bees … (45) the honey that we eat. They are also pollinators of many fruit and vegetable crops. Their wings that moved rapidly cause the “buzz” sound.
A. Her B. His C.Their D.They
A. Produce B.consume C. save D. like
Read the text and answer questions 46 to 48.
|There are many kinds of cactus plants, but most grow in deserts and other dry places. These plants have adaptations, or special features that let them live in places where there is little water.Imagine only having to take one big drink of water two or three times a year. That’s all the water a cactus plant needs. The cactus is made up mostly of stems and roots. Most kinds of cactus have no leaves or leaves that are very small. The cactus is made for storing water, and water can escape through leaves.
The roots of a cactus spread out close to the surface of the ground. When it rains, the roots soak up as much water as possible. Cactus plants do not grow close to one another. Each plant needs lots of room to collect water. The stem of the cactus stores the water for later use.
46. The text is writen with the purpose …
A. to give information about cactus plants.
B. to announce cactuses to the reader.
C. to tell the reader how to find cactuses.
D. to remind the reader about the unusual plant.
47. Cactus plants do not grow close to one another because … .
A. the roots of a cactus spread out close to the ground
B. they need a lot of rooms to collect water
C. they need to soak water through leaves
D. the stem of the cactus stores the water
48. The underlined words in “ …. the roots soak up as much water as possible.” (paragraph 3) mean …
B. take out
For questions 59 and 60 arrange the words into meaningful sentences.
49. listening to – Mr. Teddy – telling – are – is – a story – and – his students – him
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
50. in – throw – please – your – our – trash – wastebaskets
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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