Whales are the largest animal on earth. Bigger than elephants, they may grow 95 feet long, and weight 150 tons. A baby blue whale, just born, can be 23 feet long and weight 3 tons.
Although whales live in the oceans and can swim like fish, they are not fish. They are mammals, like cows and elephants. Unlike fish, they bear young alive net as eggs. Their babies live on their mother’s milk. They breathe through their lungs and hold their breathe when they go under water. If they cannot come to the surface to breathe fresh air, they will drown. They are warm blooded. Fish, however, lay eggs, breathe oxygen in the water and are cold blooded.
Whales live in all the oceans. In the winter some of them go to warm waters to breed and in the summer most of them go to cold waters to feed. There are two kinds of whales, whales with teeth (toothed whales) and whales without teeth (baleen whales). The toothed whales eat fish and squid, which they can catch with their teeth, although they swallow their food without chewing it. The baleen whales eat plankton (small sea animals and plants). When they find plankton, they open their mouths and swim into the plankton. When they close their mouths, they squeeze out the water and swallow the plankton.
Whales have few enemies. Only human beings and the killer whales attack whales. And whales do not seem to fight among themselves. They usually live from 20 to 30 years.
1. Which of the following is TRUE about whales?
Whales are generally 95 feet long and weigh 150 tons
Big animals living in the ocean tend to be their enemies
like fish, whales can live in all kinds of waters
Their life span is usually longer than human beings
A new baby whale may weigh one-fife-teeth o its mother
2. The organization of the text is ….
identification – description
general classification – description
general classification to position the reader – explanation
orientation – event (s) – reorientation
goal – material – step (s)
3. A suitable title for the text is ….
Large Animals on Earth
Differences between Whales and Elephants
Whales, the Biggest Animal on Earth
Similarity between Fish and Whales
The Life of Whales in the Oceans
4. The differences between whales and fish is that whales ….
do not have to come to the surface to get fresh air
deliver their young like elephants do
will die if they cannot get any oxygen in the water
are mammals that are cold blooded
can easily breathe when they are under water
5. Whales occasionahy live in warm waters ….to get more food
to get more food
to avoid winter
for fresh air
to feed their babies
6. Which one of the following statements is FALSE based on the text about?
Whales are mammals
Whales give birth to a baby whale
Whales lay eggs
Whales breast feed their babies
Each kind of whale eat different kind of food
7. From the text we may conclude that ….
a whale can eat both squid and plankton
toothed whales chew their food before swallowing it
the two types of whale live in different waters
baleen whales swallow of the water containing plankton
each type of whale eats a specific kind of food
Bingkuang, a symbol of Padang, is a kind of tropical fruit in Indonesia. It is not a seasonal fruit. This fruit grows underground. It’s similar to potato but the difference is in growing it. With bingkuang, the pant’s flower seed is planted in the ground. Bingkuang has an off-white skin. It has white fresh. The longer it is kept. The sweeter taste it will have. If the skin is damaged it will not rot easily. This fruit can help prevent stomach and colon disease. It can also help to lower body temperature if someone has fever. It can help make our skin soft and smooth. It is often used as ingredients of traditional food like rujak and sari buah.
8. Where is the original of Bingkuang?
9. The TRUE statement based on the passage above is ….
bingkuang doesn’t have any similarities to potato
we can find Bingkuang in London
bingkuang is easy to decay
bingkuang doesn’t have any advantages for human being
bingkuang only grow in tropical climate place
Patty The Milkmaid
Patty the Milkmaid was going to market carrying her milk in a pail on her head. As she went along she began calculating what she would do with the money she would get for the milk. “I’ll buy some fowls from Farmer Brown,” said she, “And they will lay eggs each morning, which I will sell to the parson’s wife. With the money that I get from the sale of these eggs I’ll buy myself a new dimity frock and a chip hat; and when I go to market, won’t all the young men come up and speak to me! Polly Shaw will be that jealous; but I don’t care. I shall just look at her ad toss my head like this.” As she spoke she tossed her head back the Pail fell off it and all the milk was spilt. So she had to go home and tell her mother what had occurred.
“Ah, my child,” said the mother, “Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.”
10. Patty’s job is ….
a. milking a cow
b. selling milk
c. selling chicken
d. selling eggs
e. selling hat
11. The character of Patty is ….
12. The climax of the text is when ….
a. Patty went to the market to sell the milk
b. Patty was imagining her future
c. Patty fell her pail off
d. Patty went home sad
e. Patty’s mother advised her
13. The characters in text are ….
a. Patty and the Milkmaid
b. Patty and farmer Brown
c. Patty and the Parson’s wife
d. Patty and Polly Shaw
e. Patty and her mother
14. “Patty the Milkmaid was going to market carrying her milk in a pail on her head.”
The other name of pail is ….
A Lion and a Mouse
A lion was awakened from sleep by a mouse running over his face. Rising up angrily, he caught him and was about to kill him when the mouse piteously entered, saying, “If you would only spare my life, I would be sure to repay your kindness.”
The lion laughed and let him go. It happened shortly after this that the lion was caught by hunters, who bound with him with strops to the ground. The mouse, recognizing his roar, came, gnawed the rope with his teeth, and set him free, exclaiming, “You ridiculed the idea of my ever being able to help you, expecting to receive from me any repayment of your favor; now you know that it is possible for even a mouse to confer on a big lion.”
15. The text above is a ….
a. recount text
d. hortatory exposition
e. analytical exposition
16. The characters in the text above are ….
a. the lion and the hunter
b. the mouse and the hunter
c. the lion and the mouse
d. the lion and the farmer
e. the mouse and the farmer
17. The orientation of the text above is stated in ….
a. 1st paragraph
b. 2nd paragraph
c. 1st sentence
d. 2nd sentence
e. last sentence
18. The reorientation of the text is ….
a. the lion ate the mouse
b. the mouse helped the lion
c. the hunter killed the tiger
d. the lion helped the mouse
e. the hunter helped the lion
There are many different causes of car accidents in the United States.
Sometimes accidents are caused by bad weather. Ice or snow can make toads very dangerous. Accidents also can result from problems with the car. Even a small problem like a flat tire can be serious. Bad roads are another cause of accidents. Some accidents are caused by drinking too much alcohol.
19. The social function of the text above is ….
a. to tell the readers about the accident in the US
b. to persuade the reader that car accidents are caused by some causes
c. to amuse the reader with car accident stories
d. to tell the reader the step to avoid car accident
e. to retell past stories of car accidents
20. What is the paragraph about?
a. problems with car engines
b. result of car accidents
c. the frequency of car accidents
d. weather conditions in the US
e. car accidents and their causes
21. Car accidents in the US are caused by the following, except ….
a. drunken drivers
b. bad roads
c. unskilled drivers
d. icy roads
e. a flat tire
Hurricanes generally occur in the North Atlantic from May through November, with the pack of the hurricane season in September, only rarely will they occur from December through April in that part of the ocean. The main reason for the occurrence of hurricane during this period is that the temperature on the water surface is at its warmest and the humidity of the air is at its highest.
Of the tropical storms that occur each year in the North Atlantic, only about five, on the average, are powerful enough to be called hurricanes. To be classified as a hurricane, a tropical storm must have winds reaching speed of at least 117 kilometers per hour, but the winds are often much stronger than that; the winds of intense hurricanes can easily surpass 240 kilometers per hour.
22. The social function of the text above is ….
a. to describe hurricanes
b. to tell event before hurricanes come
c. to show how to make hurricanes
d. to persuade some one to create hurricanes
e. to amuse the reader with hurricanes stories
23. The passage mainly discusses ….
a. the number of hurricanes in a year
b. the strength of hurricanes
c. the weather in the north Atlantic
d. hurricanes in a certain part of the world
e. hurricanes and disaster of the world
24. Which of the following is TRUE according to the text?
a. Three are always hurricanes in the North Atlantic All year round.
b. Extremely warm weather and high humidity can cause hurricanes.
c. Very strong winds are the result of hurricanes.
d. Hurricanes occur every month from may to November.
e. Tropical countries have a lot of intense hurricanes.
Have you ever been humiliated by a little girl?
Last week, my four year old daughter, Sally, was invited to a children party. I decided to take her by train.
Sally was excited because she has never traveled on in train before. She sat near the window and asked question about any thing she saw.
Suddenly, a middle-aged lady came into out compartment and sat opposite to sally.
Hallo, little girl,” she said. Sally did lady was dressed, but looked at her curiously. The lady was dressed in a blue coat and a large, funny hat.
After the train had left the station, the lady opened her handbag and took out her compact. She then began to make up her face.
“Why are you doing that?” Sally asked.
“To make my self beautiful,” the lady answered.
She put away her compact and smiled kindly.
“But you away still ugly,” Sally said.
Sally was amused, but I was very embarrassed.
25. Where did the incident happen?
a. at home
b. in the bus
c. in the train
d. at the bus station
e. at the railway station
26. did Sally want to go?
a. She wanted to go her school.
b. She was going to go to her friend’s birthday party
c. She would go to a wedding party
d. She went to the zoo
e. She was going to go to beauty salon
27. “Suddenly, a middle aged lady came into out compartment and sat opposite to Sally.” The underlined word has the same meaning with ….
b. in front of
c. next to
e. far away
28. “Suddenly, a middle-aged lady came into out compartment and sat opposite Sally.” The underhand phrase means a lady whose age is around ….
a. 1 – 5 years old
b. 5 – 10 years old
c. 11 – 20 years old
d. 20 – 30 years old
e. 40 – 50 years old
29. The purpose of the text is ….
a. to inform the readers of the incident in the train
b. to entertain the readers with the incident
c. to explain the reader about the incident in the train
d. to describe the character of sally
e. to persuade the reader to take a train
30. Who writes the text above?
a. Sally’s mother
c. The middle-aged lady
d. The conductor
e. Another person in the train
He was a young father, wheeling the pram trough the garden while the baby was screaming its head off. “Take it easy, Jason,” he said calmly, “There’s nothing to worry about.
A middle-aged woman noticed his soothing manner and marveled at the new breed of young husband.
When the baby screamed even louder she heard him say,” Cool it, Jason, don’t get excited, lad, cool it soon.”
Touched by his gentle manner the woman leaned into the pram and cooed, “There, there, Jason. What’s bothering you?”
“Excuse me, lady,” said the father, “That’s Jeremy, I’m Jason.”
31. Jason was the name of ….
a. the baby
b. the father
c. the woman
d. the old woman
e. the middles-aged woman
32. The code of the text above is ….
a. when the young father took his baby for a walk
b. when the baby cried loudly
c. when the woman looked at him
d. when the woman tried to help the man
e. when the man explained about their names
33. The text above is told by ….
a. the young father
b. the baby
c. the woman
d. a third person
e. the young mother
Teacher : Have you done your assignment?
Mimi : Yes, ma’am. Here it is
Teacher : Let me see, mm … what do you want to draw here
Mini : It’s village ma’am. These is a rice field, a river, and a mounth.
Teacher : It’s very good. I like it. What is it on the rice field ?
Mimi : It’s a buffalo, ma’am. It is ploughing the field.
Teacher : I see. Keep up your work
Mimi : Thanks, ma’am
34. From the dialogue above we know that it was a/an … class
35. The teacher feels … about Mimi’s work.
36. What will Mimi do next?
a. play around
b. study chemist
c. continue drawing
d. count her money
e. sing loudly
37. Father : Where have you been? You
made us worried!
Lina : I’m sorry, dad
From the dialogue above, we know that father expresses ….
38. Teacher : Bimo
Bimo : Yes, ma’am
Teacher : this is your test result
Bimo : I got nine! I’m glad about it. My mother won’t be angry with me
Bimo is expressing ….
“What happened, son?”
“I cut my finger white cutting this carrot.”
“You should have been careful. Here, put the medicine on it.”
From the sentence above, the son expresses ….
40. Mother : What is this? Look at this
Why don’t you make your bed?
Son : I’ll do it right away, mom.
From the dialogue above, the mother expresses ….
41. Winna : Tina, look at this queue
for the ticket. I have to wait for a long time.
Tina : Come on, don’t be mad. It’s common if we have to queue to get a ticket for a new movie.
From the dialogue above, we know that Tina ….
agrees with Winna
asks for information
42. Nina : Oh, I’m glad we finally
catch this bus. We won’t be late.
Nani : Yes, you’re right.
From the dialogue above we know that Nina is expressing ….
43. Nube : Congratulations, Maia. your
design won the contest.
Maia : Thanks, Nube. I’m very glad about it.
The underlined phrase expresses ….
44. Yosie : Ouch!
Icha : What’s up, Yos?
Yosie : I cut my finger
Icha : Let me get you some medicine.
From the dialogue above, Yosie is expressing ….
OSIS Committee are expected to attend the meeting on:
Day/date : Saturday, February 23, 2007
Time : 13.00
Place : OSIS room
Theme : Preparation for school anniversary
Note: All committee must come
45. Who writes the announcement above?
a. The headmaster does
b. The teacher does
c. The OSIS chairman does
d. The OSIS Committee does
e. The secretary of OSIS does
46. When the teacher came into the classroom, he saw all the students ….
a. did the exam
b. doing the exam
c. had to the exam
d. must do the exam
e. have done the exam
47. The workers,...that their wages were not raises, went on strike.
a. they know
b. they knew
c. were knowing
48. You can trust him, because I have heard him ….
a. telling the truth
b. told the truth
c. was telling the truth
d. to tell the truth
e. would tell the truth
49. She bought ... from the exhibition.
a. an old interesting French painting
b. a French old interesting painting
c. an interesting old French painting
d. a French interesting old painting
e. an interesting French old painting
50. My grandfather drives ….
a. an old little red car
b. an old red little car
c. a red little old car
d. a red old little car
e. a little old red car