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  • 1. CLOZE PASSAGES AND JUMBLED SENTENCES (UN CHALLENGE)For number 1 to 3, choose the suitable words to fill in the blanks. Scientist . . . (1) that increase in these gases in the atmosphere will make the Earth a warmer place. They expect a global rise in the average temperature of 1.4 to 5.8 Celsius degrees (2.5 to 10.4 Fahrenheit degrees) in the next century. The average . . . (2) has in fat 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 . . . (3) 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. 1. A. hope B. think C. expect D. predict 2. A. climate B. weather C. temperature D. atmosphere 3. A. absolutely B. naturally C. totally D. extremely 4. Smoking – is – no – this – restaurant – a 1 2 3 4 5 6 The best arrangement to make a sentence is . . . A. 4 – 2 – 6 – 5 – 1 – 3 B. 4 – 2 – 6 – 3 – 5 – 1 C. 4 – 2 – 6 – 3 – 1 – 5 D. 4 – 2 – 6 – 1 – 5 – 3 5. Arrange the following sentences into a good paragraph. (1) A lift carries visitors to the top of the tower from where views of the city can be seen (2) It was built in 1889 as part of an exhibition held in the city (3) It is named after Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed it (4) It is over four hundred meters tall and made entirely of iron and steel (5) One of the most famous sights in Paris, the capital of France, is the Eiffel tower. (6) The tower was intended to be a temporary structure for the exhibition but it was so popular that it has remained. A. 5 – 2 – 3 – 1 – 6 – 4 B. 5 – 3 – 2 – 6 – 4 – 1 C. 5 – 3 – 2 – 6 – 4 – 1 D. 5 – 6 – 3 – 2 – 1 – 4For questions number 6 to 8 choose the suitable word to complete the text below. The sugar glider is a marsupial, just like so many other Australian animals, for instance, the kangaroo and the koala. It is very similar to “Tupai” in Indonesia. The sugar glider is a possum. It basically . . . (6) in trees. It eats leaves and fruits. However, the Australian sugar glider has a very special . . . (7). It can jump from tree to tree . . . (8) like the “tupai”. But it can also sort of fly. In fact, it glides. 6. A. stays B. leaves C. lives D. plays 7. A. mood B. character C. trought D. skill 8. A. fast B. high1
  • 2. C. low D. asideFor numbers 9 and 10 rearrange the jumbled words into a good sentence. 9. Door – after – the – lock – out – you – go 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A. 4 – 3 – 1 – 2 – 6 – 7 – 5 B. 6 – 7 – 5 – 4 – 2 – 3 – 1 C. 7 – 5 – 6 – 4 – 3 – 1 – 2 D. 4 – 3 – 1 – 6 – 7 – 5 – 2 10. Although – the journey – good – well – was – run – the weather – not 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 A. 7 – 5 – 3 – 1 – 2 – 4 – 6 – 8 B. 2 – 5 – 8 – 3 – 1 – 7 – 6 – 4 C. 2 – 6 – 4 – 1 – 7 – 5 – 8 – 3 D. 7 – 6 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 1 – 2 – 8For number 11 rearrange the jumbled sentences into a good paragraph 1. One day, there was a big battle in that kingdom. 2. The queen was lucky because she could save her life by changing herself into a golden snail. 3. Another day an old women saw the snail and took it home 4. Once upon a time, there was a kingdom in java. 5. The king asked his queen to save her life. 6. Then she looked after it. 7. In the middle of jungle the enemies killed all her guards. 11. A. 4 – 5 – 2 – 6 – 1 – 7 – 3 B. 4 – 5 – 7 – 2 – 3 – 1 – 6 C. 4 – 1 – 5 – 7 – 2 – 3 – 6 D. 4 – 3 – 5 – 1 – 6 – 2 – 7 12. Arrange these jumbled sentences into a good paragraph. 1. Before lunch we fed some birds in the park. 2. But we were happy because we had so much fun. 3. Yesterday my family went to the zoo. 4. When we returned home we were very tired. 5. In the afternoon we saw the animals being fed. 6. We bought some food to give to the animals. The best arrangement is . . . . A. 5 – 4 – 6 – 3 – 2 – 1 B. 3 – 6 – 1 – 5 – 4 – 2 C. 5 – 1 – 3 – 6 – 2 – 4 D. 3 – 1 – 5 – 4 – 2 – 6For questions 13 to 15, choose the suitable word to complete the text below, Rino has parrot named Coly. It has . . . (13) feathers. They are yellow, blue, and red. Coly is very noisy. . . . (14) always imitates the human voice. It has curved bill. It has also has feet with two toes pointing foeward and two backward. The feet help it to . . . (15) on the branches and hold food. 13. A. ugly B. nice C. colorful D. beautiful 14. A. it B. its C. they D. their 15. A. fly B. take C. grip D. bring2
  • 3. 16. Arrange these jumbled sentences into a good paragraph. 1. In the end, the crow had no more cake because of her foolishness 2. The crow was so proud to hear this. 3. One day a hungry fox was walking alone in the jungle. 4. As soon as she opened her beak, the cake fell down. 5. The crow had a piece of cake on her beak. 6. The cunning fox caught the cake happily and ran away. 7. Then she started to open her beak to sing for the fox. 8. “Oh. . .beautiful crow! You’re the best singer I’ve known in the world. I really want to hear your melodious voice. Please . . . Sing me a song now!” 9. He saw a crow perch on a branch of a tree. A. 3–5–2–8–4–9–1–7–6 B. 3–5–7–8–2–9–4–1–6 C. 3–8–2–5–9–7–6–4–1 D. 3–9–5–8–2–7–4–6–1 17. 1. Why was it named like that? 2. A brontosaurus was as long as four big elephants standing in a line 3. The man who named it thought that when such a big animal walked, it must have made a noise like thunder. 4. The word brontosaurus means thunder lizard. The best arrangement of the sentences above is . . . . A. 4 – 2 – 1 – 3 B. 2 – 4 – 1 – 3 C. 3 – 4 – 1 – 2 D. 1 – 4 – 3 – 2For the questions 18 to 19 choose the best arrangement of the words to make correct sentences. 18. In – your – the – best – speech – on – congratulation – contest – performance! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A. 7 – 4 – 9 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 8 B. 7 – 6 – 2 – 4 – 9 – 1 – 3 – 5 – 8 C. 7 – 6 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 1 – 2 – 4 – 9 D. 7 – 1 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 6 – 2 – 9 – 4 19. Meet – the library – 3 p.m. – in front of – please – at – me 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A. 5–7–4–2–6–3–1 B. 4–3–2–1–7–5–6 C. 5–1–7–4–2–6–3 D. 4–2–6–3–1–5–7For questions 20 to 21 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 . . . (20) the bed, sweep and mop the floor, dust the furniture and others . . . (21) looks so clean and tidy. 20. A. make B. do C. dust D. blow 21. A. a lot of things B. no one C. everything D. nothing 22. Rearrange these sentences into a good paragraph! 1. The animals have been pushed back and their natural habitat has reduced 2. The government has located reserves to protect both animals and plant life. 3. Many natural forests where animals live are being destroyed. 4. One of them is the Bogor Botanical Garden. 5. People have cleared the land to cultivate crops. A. 1 – 5 – 3 – 2 – 43
  • 4. B. 3 – 5 – 1 – 2 – 4 C. 4 – 3 – 5 – 1 – 2 D. 5 – 1 – 4 – 3 – 2For questions 23 to 25 choose the suitable word to complete the text below. The Hounds of the Underworld One night a thief was returning home from a robbery. It was a . . . (23) night because it was verylate. Nothing could be heard but the sounds of small creatures. He met . . . (24) along the road. All of thepeople had had a deep sleep. Suddenly he heard the low bark of a dog coming from the sky. He heard another and another,louder and nearer. He felt very scared . . . (25) he saw same dogs and huntsman with a black face andhorn behind them coming nearer. 23. A. discovered B. found C. stayed D. situated 24. A. famous B. old C. big D. unique 25. You – not – in – thank – for – area – smoking – this 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 The best arrangement to make a sentence is . . . A. 5 – 1 – 2 – 7 – 3 – 8 – 6 – 4 B. 5 – 2 – 1 – 7 – 3 – 8 – 6 – 4 C. 4 – 1 – 5 – 2 – 7 – 3 – 8 – 6 D. 4 – 5 – 1 – 2 – 7 – 8 – 6 – 3 26. 1. Samarinda is the capital city of east Kalimantan 2. People like to relax an enjoy the sunset in the places 3. It is located at the edge of the River Mahakam 4. But now, the government has changed the area along the river into a city garden and recreational places 5. People call it as River city 6. There are so many houses along the bank of the river. The correct arrangement of the sentences above to be a coherent paragraph is . . . . A. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 B. 1 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 4 – 2 C. 1 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 3 – 2 D. 1 – 5 – 6 – 3 – 4 – 2For questions 27 to 29 choose the suitable word to complete the text below. Talking about Euro 2000, David Trezeguet was the hero. His golden goal has . . . (27) France tobe a country that can combine the world cup and euro cup. Trezequet is one of “France’s diamonds”.France should . . . (28) for choosing France instead of Argentina. When he was 16 months old his parentsleft Argentina. When he was 2 years old, his parents took him back to Argentina. He spent his . . . (29)with his peers playing football players. And the atmosphere really shaped Trezguet to be a footballplayer. 27. A. led B. defeated C. chosen D. destroyed 28. A. it B. her C. him D. them 29. A. adulthood B. parenthood C. childhood D. fatherhood4
  • 5. For questions 30 to 32 Mount Galunggung is an active volcano. It . . . . (30) several times. First, Mount Galunggung . . . . (31) in 1889. Hundreds of villages were destroyed by the eruption. Many people . . . . (32) to avoid the calamity. 30. A. has erupted B. is erupting C. erupts D. erupted 31. A. has erupted B. is erupting C. erupted D. erupts 32. A. was evacuating B. has evacuated C. were evacuated D. evacuate 33. Arrange the sentences into a good paragraph! 1. Not everyone can visit the parks there 2. The animal are safe there 3. Because the ticket is very expensive 4. In the dry season some of them come and stay at the foot of Mt. Kalimanjaro. 5. There are a lot of game parks in and around Kenya. A. 1, 3, 5, 2, 4 B. 2, 4, 1, 3, 5 C. 5, 2, 4, 1, 3 D. 4, 1, 3, 5, 2 34. Arrange the following sentences into a good paragraph! 1. Rain forests also have great numbers of insects; they often destroy cropt and eat the wood used to build homes. Some insects also spread diseases. 2. The jaguar is one of the large animals found in the African tropical region. 3. Other large African animals are elephants and hippopotamus. They are often found in grassland areas near the rain forest. 4. There are many animals in the tropical regions. Some of the animals are very large. Some of these animals are very dangerous. A. 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 B. 4 – 1 – 2 – 3 C. 4 – 2 – 3 – 1 D. 4 – 2 – 1 – 3 35. Arrange the following sentences into a good paragraph! 1. It takes place within three or more days 2. The more important the person who dies, the more buffalos they kill 3. It is carried out in honor of the dead person 4. One of Torajan traditions in the funeral 5. It is done by slaughtering a water buffalo A. 2, 5, 4, 3, 1 B. 2, 3, 5, 4, 1 C. 4, 3, 1, 5, 2 D. 4, 3, 5, 2, 1For questions 36 to 38, complete the following text with the correct answer. One of the my most memorable trip was a tour . . . (36) a Portuguese graveyard. The tour was . . . (37) by the caretaker. The wealthy . . . . (38) had marble mausoleums while the poor people rent a plot for 10 years.5
  • 6. 36. A. to B. for C. from D. into 37. A. give B. gave C. given D. giving 38. A. friends B. workers C. relatives D. familiesThe text is for number 39 to 41 My bedroom is (39) . . . . It’s about four meters long and three meters wide. There is a bed across the door. A desk and a chair stand near the window. On the corner, stand three door wooden cupboard to (40) . . . all of my stuff and my clothes. On the center of the ceiling, a twenty watt spiral lamp gives enough light for entire of the room and functions as a reading lamp as well. I really thanked to my father who designed the room because I have enough space and I stay (41) . . . in it. 39. A. fabulous B. spacious C. hazardous D. tremendous 40. A. keep B. keeps C. kept D. keeping 41. A. comfortably B. awkwardly C. clumsily D. quietly 42. Arrange the following jumbled words into a good sentence. Cinderella – was – called – a – there – girl – once – beautiful 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 A. 7 – 5 – 3 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 1 – 2 B. 7 – 5 – 2 – 4 – 8 – 6 – 3 – 1 C. 7 – 5 – 2 – 1 – 4 – 8 – 6 – 3 D. 7 – 5 – 2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 1 – 3 43. Arrange the following sentences into a good paragraph. 1. We started our day with performances. 2. The performance that I was in was Labamba. 3. We had performances, food stalls, displays, and a raffle ticket draw. 4. Then we played games like tug war and football. 5. They came from Australia, Asia, Arab, and Greece. 6. We had an International Day at my school yesterday. 7. After our school activities, we had lunch. 8. There were food stalls that serve food from foreign countries. A. 6–3–5–1–2–8–7–4 B. 6–3–1–2–4–7–8–5 C. 6–3–1–7–8–5–4–2 D. 6–3–2–7–1–4–8–56
  • 7. For questions 44 to 46, choose the most suitable words to complete the text.The hounds of the underworld One night a thief was returning home from a robbery. It was a . . . (44) night because it was very late. Nothing could be heard but the sounds of small creatures. He met . . . (45) along the road. All the people had had a deep sleep. Suddenly he heard the low bark of a dog coming from the sky. He heard another and another, same dogs and a huntsman with a black face and horn behind them coming nearer. 44. A. crowed B. very busy C. busy D. very quite 45. A. everybody B. nobody C. some people D. somebody 46. A. when B. but C. although D. however 47. Arrange the following words into a good sentence. The metropolitan police – maybe – this area – using – monitored – closed circuit television – by 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 A. 3 – 2 – 5 – 7 – 6 – 4 – 1 B. 3 – 7 – 1 – 5 – 4 – 2 – 6 C. 3 – 2 – 5 – 7 – 1 – 4 – 6 D. 3 – 6 – 5 – 7 – 4 – 1 – 2 48. Arrange the following sentences into a good paragraph. 1. This means that the top of the tower is 3.9 m if the tower stands perfectly vertical 2. Between 1990 and 2001, the tower leaned at an angle of 5.5 degrees, but now the leans at about 3.99 degrees. 3. The leaning tower of Pisa or the Tower of Pisa is the campanile of the cathedral and the third oldest structure in Pisa’s cathedral square. 4. It is situated behind the cathedral and third oldest structure in Pisa’s cathedral square. 5. The height of the tower is 55.86 m from the ground and the width of the walls is 4.09 m. A. 3–4–5–2–1 B. 3–5–4–2–2 C. 3–1–2–4–5 D. 3–2–5–4–1For questions 49 to 50 choose the best words to fill in the blank space of the text. Early people wore animals . . . (49) to keep them warm, but about 10,000 years ago people learned how to make . . . (50). They used a spindle to spin wool, cotton, flax, or hemp into thread, which could be woven into fabric. These fabrics were then made in to clothes. 49. A. flesh B. skin C. hair D. scale 50. A. fire B. cloth C. cave D. house  GOOD LUCK 7