On Wednesday, my students and I went to Yogyakarta. We stayed at Dirgahayu hotel which is not far from Malioboro.
On Thursday, we visited the temples in Prambanan. There are three big temples, the Brahmana, Syiwa and Wishnu Temples. They are really amazing. We visited only Brahmana and syiwa temples because Wisnu temple is being renovated
On Friday morning, we went to Yogyakarta keraton. We spent two hours there. we were lucky because we led by a smart and friendly guide. Then we continued our journey to Borobodur. We arrived there at 4 pm. At 5 p.m we heard an announcement that Borobudur gate was closed. In the evening, we left for Jakarta by Wisata bus.
1. The text mainly discusses ….
a. the writer’s trip to Yogyakarta d. the writer’s experience at Yogyakarta keraton
b. the writer’s first visit to Prambanan e. the writer’s impression about Borobudur
c. the writer’s impression about the guide
2. Which temple is being renovated?
a. Syiwa d. Borobudur
b. Wisnu e. Syiwa and wisnu
3. Which of the following statement is TRUE?
a. the writer and the students went to Yogyakarta for having a research
b. the writer went to Borobudur first and then to keraton
c. the writer was very disappointed with the guide
d. Malioboro is very far from Dirgahayu Hotel
e. the writer left for Jakarta on Friday
Text (For questions no 4 - 6)
A fox fell into a well and couldn’t get out. By and by a thirsty goat comes along. Seeing the fox in the well, it asked if the water was good. “Good,” said the fox,” it’s the best water I’ve tasted in all my life. Come down and try it yourself”.
The goat was thirsty so he got into the well. When he had drunk enough, he looked around but there was no way to get out. Then the fox said,” I have a good idea. You stand on your hind legs and put your forelegs against the side of the well. Then, I’ll climb on your back. From there, I’ll step on your horns and I can get out. And when I’m out. I’ll help you out of the well.”
The goat did as he was asked and the fox got on his back and climbed out of the well. Then he coolly walked away. The goat called out loudly after him and reminded him of his promise to help him out. The fox merely turned to him and said,” If you only had thought carefully about getting out, you wouldn’t have jumped into the well “.
The goat felt very sad. He called out loudly. An old man walking nearby heard him and put a plank into the well. The goat got out and thanked to the old man
4. The text tells the story of ….
a. a fox d. an old man and the fox
b. a goat e. the goat and an old man
c. a fox and a goat
5. Paragraph two mainly tells ….
a. how the fox helped the goat d. the fox’s idea to get out of the well
b. why the fox got into the well e. how both the goat and the fox got out of the well
c. how the fox got out of the well
6. “The goat did as he was asked ….” (p.3)
What does the above sentence mean?
a. The goat drunk enough and looked around
b. The goat came down to the well and drank
c. The goat called out loudly after the fox got out
d. The goat waited someone who might help him
e. The goat stood on his hind legs and put his forelegs against the side of the well
Text (For questions no 7 - 10 )
Forest are very important to keep the soil fertile and to prevent flood. The fallen leaves and decayed plants become humus which makes the soil rich and holds the rainwater.
For many years, people have not been obeying the government’s regulations. They have been cutting down the trees carelessly. As a result, thousands of hectares of land have become worse and the rivers will be full of mud. In the wet season there will be erosion and floods which will destroy the farm lands and villages.
7. What is the main idea of paragraph 2?
a. rivers are full of mud d. erosions have caused floods
b. land becomes infertile e. deforestation has caused a lot of destruction
c. floods destroy villages
8. The following statement are the advantages of forests mentioned in the text, EXCEPT ….
a. they keep the soil fertile d. they hold rainwater
b. they prevent flood e. they produce fresh air
c. they produce humus
9. Humus is made from ….
a. fertile soil d. a kind of artificial fertilizer
b. rown leaves e. decayed plants and leaves
c. the root of tree
10. The soil fertile and to prevent flood. The underlined word is synonymous to ….
a. cause d. change
b. move e. produce
Text (For questions no 11 - 12)
• Always take off your jewellery before doing housework. Detergents and cleaning powder can make it dull
• Put jewellery on last when dressing, perfumes and hairsprays can tarnish it
• Don’t swim when wearing any gold- you might lose it. Also, chlorine and saltwater can have a bad effect
• Clean it regularly. Soak in warm soapy water and gently brush with toothbrush. Rinse in clean water and dry with a soft , clean cloth.
• To prevent scratching, keep gold separately in a jewel box
11. What is the topic of the text?
a. carat guide c. going for gold e. What to look for
b. Buyer’s Guide d. caring for gold
12. Which of the following can make your jewellery tarnish?
a. hairsprays and chlorine c. cleaning powders and perfumes e. salt water and warm soapy water
b. hairsprays and perfumes d. detergents and cleaning water
Text (For questions no 13 - 15)
The Jakarta Post, a leading English- language daily newspaper, requires a qualified reporter. The following qualifications are required :
1. Indonesian citizen 5. Not more than 26 years old
2. university degree 6. pleasing personality, highly motivated and dynamic
3. willing to take a series of tests 7. Able to operate a computer
4. Good understanding of English, TOEFL score at least 550
Please send an application letter in English, a copy of current curriculum vitae, a photocopy of identification card, a photocopy of diploma, a photocopy of TOEFL score, a sample of writing in English, and a recent passport sized photograph to
Human Resources Manager
The Jakarta Post
PO BOX Palmerah, Jakarta, 11001
Application should reach us before March 20, 2009.
13. Under what heading is this text likely found?
a. housing b. education c. furniture d. job vacancy e. travel agency
14. The Jakarta Post is looking for a person who is qualified in ….
a. Teaching English c. making a series of tests e. being a human resource manager
b. Writing news report d. leading a daily newspaper
15. The Jakarta Post, a leading English language daily newspaper, requires a qualified reporter. The underlined word means ….
a. hires b. find c. needs d. looks e. employs
Text ( For questions no 16 - 19 )
J.P : there was a bad accident on Sudirman street last night. A bus which was travelling south was hit by a large truck. Several people in the bus were killed, including the driver. The injured people were taken to the hospital. The driver of the truck was drunk. He was taken to the police station to be interrogated.
16. What happened on Sudirman street last night ?
a. a bus crash d. a dead drunken driver
b. a truck crash e. a fight between two drivers
c. a terrible accident
17. The accident happened because ….
a. the driver of the truck was drunk d. the driver of the bus escaped
b. the driver of the truck ran away e. the driver of the bus was ill
c. the driver of the bus was killed
18. The injured people were taken to the hospital. The underlined word means ….
a. killed d. damaged
b. blooded e. destroyed
19. From whom did the police get the information about the accident ?
a. pedestrians d. the passengers of the bus
b. the driver of the bus e. both the bus driver and the truck driver
c. the driver of the truck
Text 7( For questions no 20 - 21 )
2 cups all purpose flour, sifted before measuring 1 egg, slightly beaten
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 ½ cups milk
½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons melted butter
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, combine eggs and milk. Then, add to flour mixture, stirring only until smooth. After that, blend in melted butter. Cook on a hot, greased griddle, using about ½ cup of butter for each pancake. Cook until brown on one side and around edge, turn and brown the other side. Recipe for pancake serves 4.
20. The goal of the text above is to tell us ….
a. the process of making cakes d. a description of pancake
b. ingredients needed to make pancake e. how to make pancake
c. how to serve pancake
21. The melted butter is mixed together into ….
a. the mixture of flour, egg and milk d. the mixture of baking powder, salt and egg
b. the mixture of milk and baking powder e. the mixture of egg, flour and salt
c. the mixture of egg and flour
Text (For questions no 22 - 23)
I am going to Anula supermarket to get some sugar. Would you like to turn the stove on when you are home? I have put some soup there. Just heat it for about 5 minutes and then take it out from stove before you have dinner.
22. What is the message about ?
a. Telling Tom to eat the soup d. Telling Tom to heat the soup
b. Asking Tom to buy some sugar e. Telling Tom to wait for about 5 minutes
c. Asking Tom to go to supermarket
23. I’ve put the soup there. the word there refers to ….
a. home d. the supermarket
b. kitchen e. Anula supermarket
c. the stove
Text (For questions no 24 - 26)
Birds belong to a class of warm blooded vertebrate animals with feather covered bodies. Next to the animals, birds are the most important group of land-living vertebrates. All birds have feathers, although in some types, particularly those that cannot fly, the normal structure of the feathers may be much modified and be downy, woolly, or straw like. The forelimbs of birds are modified into wings. The bony part of the tail, except in the very earliest fossil birds is very short, and the visible tail is composed of feathers only. The teeth are absent except in some fossil forms. As in mammals the only other group of warm-blooded animal , the circulation is highly perfected so that there is no mixing of arterial and venous blood, but the arrangement of veins and arteries by which this is accomplished different in the two groups. Birds have keen hearing, although they have no external ears. The sense of sight also is very keen, but the sense of smell is weak or lacking, except few vultures and others birds.
24. The passage is about the …. of birds
a. species d. classification
b. definitions e. characteristic
25. From the text we can conclude that both birds and mammals have ….
a. backbones d. downy feathers
b. keen sights e. weak sense of smell
c. keen hearing