Television has certainly changed our lives. Today, most
people watching TV to going to the cinema. Without it, nobody
would have paid much attention to national or international-
historical, political, sports, sport, etc.-events. Even, television
proved that pictures of suffering can move a nation to pity.
Besides, many things can be learnt from TV.
Are there any disadvantages of TV? Many parents
admitted that they found difficulties to stop their children’s bad
habit, for example, they spend their leisure time for watching
TV more than reading. Children become very lazy and
irresponsible for their main tasks. This is of course denied by
TV producers of people whose work is related to TV. They are
very sure that there are a lot of benefits of TV for
viewers, especially children or students.
On the other hand, they honestly admit that some TV
programs can endanger children’s mental. They regret
because parents sometimes don’t have much time to watch
TV together with their children. They suggest parents to have
more discussion with their children on any programs they have
1. What is the kind of the text ?
Answer : d
2. What is the purpose of the text ?
a. To deal with cictual or imaginative experiences in
b. To persuade by presenting arguments
c. To tell event with a humorous twist
d. To persuade the reader or listener that something
should or should not be the case
e. To present different opinions on a particular issue or
Answer : e
3. The communicative purpose of this text is …..
a. To describe the general information
b. To persuade the readers not to watch TV
c. To present two points of view about TV
d. To inform the reader about the effect of TV
e. To retell events about the history of TV
4. Who is persuaded to consider the effect of TV?
a. TV producers
e. TV programmers
5. The main idea of the first paragraph is ….
a. TV has become the part of modern people’s life.
b. TV has turned the modern people’s life.
c. TV has given some enjoyments to the viewers.
d. TV has provided viewers some information.
e. TV has played the important role in modern people’s
Should Performance Enhancing Drugs Be Accepted in
The issue of using drugs to enhance athlete's
performance is controversial. Those who agree to the
use of drugs in enhancing performance say that most top
players in all sports take drugs to train harder and feel no
pain during play. The trainers, sports
doctors, nutritionists, physiotherapists and managers of
the big names make sure banned substances are taken
at the safest and most efficient levels. The main effect of
banning such substances has turned performers and
their coaches into liars and cheaters.
On the other hand, some still believe that
performance enhancing drugs in sport should be banned.
Performance enhancing drugs are not only prohibited
because they violate the spirit of sport but because they
can damage the health of athletes.
I think the idea of allowing them in sports could lead
to a situation whereby sportsmen and women are used
6. What is the generic structure of the text ?
a. Arguments - Issue – conclusion or recommendation
b. Issue – Arguments - conclusion or recommendation
c. Thesis – Arguments – Reiteration
d. Orientation – complication – Resolution
e. Thesis – arguments – recommendations
Answer : b
7. Which one the correct answer...
a.Paragraph 1 is argument
b.Paragraph 2 is issue
c. Paragraph 2 is argument
d.Paragraph 2 is conclution
e.Paragraph 3 is argument
Answer : c
8. What argument is given by those who disagree with the
use of performance enhancing drugs?
a. Athletes health is badly effected.
b. Guinea pigs are awfully needed.
c. Athletes consume more drugs.
d. Athletes obey the rules.
e. Athletes perform better.
9. According to the proponents of performance enhancing
drugs, the effect of banning them is that performers
10. What is the writer's intention to write this text?
a. To persuade readers to agree with the issue.
b. To influence readers to oppose the issue.
c. To describe performance enhancing drugs.
d. To entertain readers with the issue.
e. To expose readers with the issue.
11. Amelia : I'm afraid our government can't handle the flood
problem usually happens in Jakarta every year.
Steven : . . . . . . . . . . . I hope your government can find its
a. Oh, it's out of the question
b. Oh, I couldn't bear it
c. Oh, I'm sorry to hear that
d. Oh, I can't believe it
e. Oh, It's their own fault
Answer : c (expression of sympathy)
Sometimes bad things happen. When we hear about
bad things that happen to other people it's a good
idea to express sympathy. This can be difficult as we
want to express our concern, but don't want to be
intrusive. Here are some common phrase to help you
I'm sorry to hear that
Please accept my condolences. (used when someone
close to another has died)
That's so sad.
I hope things get better soon.
I hope you feel better soon
12. X : Do you think Dicko can win the running race ?
Y : I don’t think so. His stamina and strength decrease significantly
Underlined sentence is the expression?
Answer : b
I don't think so
(strong) No way.
I'm afraid I disagree.
(strong) I totally disagree.
I beg to differ.
(strong) I'd say the exact opposite.
That's not always true.
That's not always the case.
No, I'm not so sure about that
13. A: You see? My car was broken. You have any idea for fix my car ?
B: ……….., Ok I’ll pay for fix your car.
A: Please sir, I need the money now. If not, I can’t pay the hospital.
B: Hell you, this isn’t a new month, so you will receive your salary
when the date is 1st month.
The A people expression, tell about….
Answer : a
It is you fault!
It's all because of you!
I blame you on…
You shouldn’t have done this
It ‘s all because of you
It ‘s your responsibility!
What a shame!
How dare you do this!
You have to be responsible for this!
I charge you for…
Why you did this?
14. Mother : You know that Tamara always takes sleeping pills to solve
Father : That's wrong. It can be dangerous for her life if she doesn't
change her bad habit. She should go to a specialist or
share her problems with someone she trusts.
The italic expression about….
Answer : c
15. Desy : Regi, what’s your opinion of infotainment program on TV ?
Regi : Well, I think it is very fun for watch, we can get information
Desy : You could be right, but I less like that program
The itallyc expression is…
a. Strong agreement
b. Strong disagreement
c. Agreeing in part
d. Disagreeing politely
e. Asking opinion
Answer : c