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  • DESCRIPTIVE TEXT UN CHALLENGEThe following text is for questions number 1 to 3 I live in Chinatown area or Pecinan in Semarang. It is a very crowded place. There are many klenteng (temples) here. One of them is Tay Kak Sie Temple in Gang Lombok which people visit regularly. Not far from the temple, there is a very popular tourist attraction which can only be found at night, Semawi night market. The name Semawis is derived from a Javanese term which means everything is available here, ranging from specialty foods, to Feng Shui consultation, to Karaoke. However, my favorite place that I always visit when I have a spare time is Pak Suharto’s workshop. The workshop is next to the Chinatown gate. In his workshop, he teaches his students to paint using Chinese ink. The ink is made from pine wood. People come to Pak Suharto’s workshop to order paintings, too. I love watching Pak Suharto drafting and painting his objects. 1. Where is Pak Suharto’s workshop located? A. Behind the temple C. At the centre of pecinan B. Not far from the temple D. Next to the Chinatown gate 2. The night market is called Semawis because . . . . A. People can find various of things there B. It is located inside the Chinatown C. People visit it regularly D. It is near the temple 3. “. . .to Feng Shui consultation. . .” (paragraph 2) The underlined word means . . . . A. A talk with the chief of the group B. A discussion over something for at least one day C. A meeting with an expert in a particular field to get advice D. A secret meeting conducted by a group of people to set a planThe following text is for questions number 4 to 6 EASTER ISLAND Easter Island is in the South Pacific, 3.700 km from the coast of Chile. On this island, there are 600 large statues. We don’t know who built them, but they are probably constructed between 1150 and 1500. We don’t really know why they are there too. A Norwegian explorer, Thor heyerdhal, believed that they were built by people from South America. To prove this, he made a simple raft and sailed there, all the way from Peru. Archeologists think that the statues represent dead tribal leaders. We don’t know why the statues were left alone on the island. Perhaps the builders were killed by a disease or war. Perhaps they used all the natural resources on the island. There are many unanswered questions about Easter Island. 4. “. . . believe that they were built by . . .” (paragraph 2) The underlined word refers to . . . . A. Unanswered questions C. The huge statues B. Natural resources D. The ancient builders 5. The main idea of the last paragraph is . . . A. The archeologist’s opinion about the statues B. The reasons for making the statues C. The tribal leaders’ statues D. The disease and war 6. The text generally talks about . . . A. The location of Easter Island B. Easter Island with its statues C. The journey of a Norwegian explorer D. The statues represent tribal leaders
  • The following text is for questions number 7 to 9 Ampera bridge is one of the icon’s of Palembang City. It was built by Japan and was opened by President Soekarno in 1964; at that time it was longest bridge in South East Asia. The bridge across the River Musi is 177 meters long, 22 metres wide and 11.50 meters above the water surface. Formerly it was called Musi bridge but then in the 1970s it renamed Ampera Bridge (the people’s Hardship Mandate) The middle part of the bridge could be raised so that ships could pass underneath. However, since the 1970s, because people are more and more mobile and there are more vehicles, as well as for some technical reasons, the bascule bridge function is no longer use. 7. “. . .It was renamed Ampera Bridge. . .” (paragraph 2) What does It in the sentence refer to? A. Musi Bridge C. Ampera bridge B. Water surface D. River Musi 8. What does the first paragraph tell us about? A. Many years to build the remarkable bridge B. One of the icon’s of Palembang city C. The longest bridge in South East Asia D. The bridge was opened by President Soekarno in 1964 9. The text mainly tell us about . . . A. Ampera Bridge functions C. Ampera Bridge B. Palembang’s city icons D. Musi RiverThe following text is for questions number 10 to 12 Recently, I have spent more of my time in my neighborhood. I am trying to drive less and walk more. I just realize that the streets are really beautiful and filled with trees, gardens and whimsical public arts created by Rockridge and Temescal residents. All of my favorite places are just around the corner. I walk to one of many restaurants in Rockridge for dinner. When I want a relaxing place to read, I hang out at A Cuppa Tea. As for every Sunday morning, I walk to the Temescal Farmer’s Market. My neighbours are very kind and warm people. We always greet each other when we meet on the street. There is mutual help in my neighborhood. I love my neighborhood. 10. How are the people in the writer’s neighborhood? A. Beautiful C. Warm B. Incredible D. Helpless 11. How does the writer spend his leisure time? A. He used to have dinner at the restaurant B. He likes to drive less and walk more C. He likes to hang out at A cuppa tea D. He always greets his neighbors 12. “There is mutual help in my neighborhood.” (paragraph 3) The underlined words mean . . . . A. Help each other C. Obey each other B. Share each other D. Greet each otherThe following text is for questions number 13 to 15 Do you know who I am? I am a small boy who lives in a small village in a river bank. My home is not very big but it is clean. There is a large rice field in front of my house. We grow a number of plants on both sides of our houses. They are rambutan, mango, coconut, orange, and banana trees. It makes my house shady and also freshen the air at the same time. Besides, my mother also grows some flowers such as rose, jasmine, and orchid. This makes my house more comfortable. Do you know how I take a bath? Going to the river, of course. It is Musi river. I can swim very well. So, one day I want to be a well-known swimmer.
  • 13. What kind of flower found in the writer’s house? A. Orange C. Banana B. Coconut D. Jasmine 14. Why does the writer take a bath in the river? A. Lives by the river bank C. Is good at swimming B. Likes the river D. Wants to be a swimmer 15. “So, one day I want to be well-known swimmer.” The underlined word has similar meaning to . . . A. Excellent C. Good B. Famous D. FastThe following text is for questions number 16 to 18 Taj mahal is a Mausoleum that houses the grave of queen Mumtaz Mahal. The Mausoleum is a part of a vast complex comprising of a main gateway, an elaborate garden, a mosque (to the left), a guest house (to the right), and several other palatial buildings. The Taj is at the farthest end of this complex, with the river Jamuna behind it. It’s central dome is fifty-eight feet in diameter and rises to a height of 213 feet. It is flanked by four subsidiary domed chamber and four adjoining chambers include many walls and panels of Islamic decoration. Taj Mahal is built entirely from white marble. Its stunning architectural beauty is beyond adequate description, particularly at dawn and sunset. The Taj seems to glow in the light of the full moon. On a foggy morning, the visitors will see the taj as if floating when viewed from across the Jamuna river. 16. “It is flanked by. . . “ (paragraph 2) The word “it” refers to . . . A. Central dome C. Slender minaret B. River jamuna D. Domed chamber 17. What is the main idea of the second paragraph? A. Taj Mahal is built from white marble B. Taj Mahal stands on a raised square platform C. Taj mahal is flanked by subsidiary domed clambers D. Taj mahal decoration is influenced by Islamic culture 18. What does the text tell us about? A. Taj mahal is a mausoleum C. Taj mahal is built from white marble B. The architecture of Taj Mahal D. Taj mahal was built by Shah JahanThe following text is for questions number 19 to 22 Wade is a teenager, but superstars, Britney spears and the members of the ‘Nsync band, love him. These superstars do what wade tells them what to do. Why? Wade Robson is their teacher! Wade started dancing at the age of two. As a child, he loved watching Michael Jackson’s Thrillers. He liked those cool dance steps, especially the moonwalk. At age five, Wade was already a dance champion. Wade is originally from Australia. Now he lives with his family in Los Angeles, California. The family was poor but Hollywood noticed wade’s awesome dance talent. Wade is now rich and calls Britney spears and the member of ‘Nsync his friends! When you see Britney Spears’ famous 2001 Pepsi commercial, think of Wade. Those are his moves. 19. What is the text about? A. Wade Robson C. Michael Jackson B. Kings of the dance D. Britney spears 20. Britney Spears and the “Nsync band members want to do Wade’s order because . . . . A. Wade pays them well C. Britney Spears adores him B. Wade is their teacher D. ‘Nsync belongs to wade
  • 21. The underlined word in “Those are his moves!” refers to . . . . A. Britney spears’ moves C. Pepsi commercial B. Wade’s nice steps D. Ads on television 22. What does the second paragraph tell you about? A. The champion that wade defeated B. Wade’s experience in winning a dance C. Wade’s efforts to be a dance champion D. The ways that wade avoids doing as a championThe following text is for questions number 23 to 26 A train station, also called a railway station (mainly British Commonwealth) or railroad station (mainly US), and often shortened to just station, is a railway facility where the trains regularly stop to load or unload passengers or goods. It generally consists of platform next to the tracksand. A station building provides related services such as ticket sales and waiting rooms. If a station is on a single track main line, it usually has a passing loop to facilitate the traffic. The smallest station are referred as stops or flag stops. Connection may be available to intersecting rail lines or other transport modes such as buses or rapid transit systems. Railway stations usually have ticket booths, ticket machines, or both. Although on some lines, tickets are sold on board. Ticket sales may also be combined with customer service desks or convenient stores. Many stations include some form of convenient store. Larger stations usually have fast-food or restaurant facilities. Other station facilities may include toilets, left-luggage, lost-and-found, departures and arrivals boards, luggage carts, waiting rooms, taxi ranks, and bus bays. Larger or manned stations tend to have a greater range of facilities. A most basic station might only have platforms, though it might still be distinguished from a halt, a stopping or halting place that may not even have platforms. 23. What is the text about? A. Railway stations and their platforms C. Facilities needed by train stations B. Special buildings for a train station D. Railway stations in general 24. What is the main idea of the third paragraph? A. Larger or manned stations tend to have a greater range of facilities B. Many stations include some form of convenient store C. In some countries, stations may also have a bar or pub D. Other station facilities may include toilets and left-luggage. 25. “. . .it usually has a passing loop to facilitate the traffic.” (paragraph 1) What does the word “it” refer to? A. The train and its single tracks B. The building and all of its facilities C. The platform of the railway station D. The station with a single track main line 26. What is the purpose of writing the above text? A. To make people aware of the train stations B. To describe a railway station and its facilities C. To show readers the ways to know station D. To inform how to build a train station wellThe following text is for questions number 27 to 28 The Eka Karya Botanical Garden is a unique place to visit in Bali. There, visitors can stroll through cool and tranquil gardens, visit temples and traditional Balinese buildings, and learn about Balinese botany and traditional. The gardens combine scientific and conservation goals in a cool, mountainous setting; with adjacent forests and lakes, wildlife such as birds and monkeys, and attractive landscaping all joined in harmony. With a rich collection of 1,187 species, the Eka Karya Botanical Garden is not only a forerunner in conserving Indonesia’s flora, but also one of the most beautiful gardens of its kind in the world. The primary task of botanical garden is to conduct research, inventory and protect Indonesian plant species, native to moist upland areas, particularly from eastern Indonesia, also to provide useful scientific services and to increase public appreciation for conservation.
  • 27. What is the Eka Karya Botanical Garden like? A. Kind C. Unique B. Useful D. Harmony 28. “There, visitors can stroll through cool . . . .” (paragraph 1) What does the underlined word mean? A. Walk slowly C. Observe seriously B. Examine carefully D. Stay temporallyThe following text is for questions number 29 to 31 Peter is the youngest in our family. He is fourteen years old and four years younger then me. He has long, straight hair, bright eyes and a friendly smile. Sometimes he is rather naughty at home, but he usually does what he asked to do. Peter is interested in sports very much, and at school he plays football and tennis. He is the best badminton player in our family. 29. What is the text mostly about? A. Peter C. Peter’s family B. Peter’s hobby D. Peter’s elder brother 30. From the text we know that the writer is . . . years old. A. Fourteen C. Eighteen B. Sixteen D. Nineteen 31. “Peter is interested in sports very much, and at school he plays football and tennis”. The underlined phrase can be replaced with . . . . A. Dislike sport C. Hates sport very much B. Really likes sport D. Finds sport not really entertainingThe following text is for questions number 32 to 35 The Mightiest Archipelago The Indonesian archipelago is by far the world’s largest group of 13.667 islands which stretches across 5.120 km (3.200 miles) of tropical seas like a string of emeralds. When superimposed on a map of North America, Indonesia stretches from Oregon all the way to Bermuda. On a map Europe, the archipelago extends from Ireland past the Caspian Sea. More than 200 million people inhabit this archipelago. Known to anthropologists and naturalists as “The Malay equatorial line”, the equatorial line is imaginary line dividing the Earth in two parts from east to west in the tropical zone. This makes Indonesia have two seasons, the wet and the dry seasons. Because of its location many kinds of flora and fauna live here. According to the astronomical location, Indonesia lies between 6° North latitude and 11° South latitude and between 95° East longitude and 141° east longitude. 32. Where is Oregon? A. In Europe C. In Indonesia B. In America D. On equator 33. What is paragraph one about? A. The length of Indonesia C. The size of Indonesia B. The Indonesian’s product D. The Indonesian people 34. Indonesia is rich of flora and fauna because . . . . A. Of its seasons B. It lies in tropical zone C. It lies on 6° North Latitude D. It is exactly in the middle of the earth 35. Which statement is suitable with the text? A. Longitude is an imaginary line that parallel with the equator line B. Indonesia is called the Malay archipelago by Indonesians C. The area of the equatorial line is also called the tropical zone D. Indonesia is inhabited by 200 million people
  • The following text is for questions number 36 to 39 In order to be fit and healthy, people need to take part in sports. Doing sports can make the muscles elastic and the blood flows freely. Most people are also interested in doing sports for entertainment. Older people usually like a simple sport, such as jogging. They do it early in the morning to make their bodies fresh. It is not only a simple sport to do but also cheap. The young ones enjoy games like football, badminton, tennis, etc. They often participate in different kinds of sports. There are a lot of people who only enjoy watching sports competitions or matches on TV. They are even willing to spend much money to watch a football, boxing or tennis match. We call them spectators. Football and badminton are the most popular sports in our country. Almost everyone likes playing football matches. 36. What is the main idea of the first paragraph? A. Doing sports can make the muscles elastic and the blood flow fluently. B. Most people are also interested in doing sports for entertainment. C. Young people enjoy games like football, badminton, tennis, etc. D. People need to do sports in order to be fit and healthy. 37. The most popular sports in Indonesia are . . . A. Jogging and football C. Tennis and badminton B. Football and badminton D. Badminton and jogging 38. According to the text above, which of the following statements is correct? A. Jogging is not simple C. Jogging is either simple or cheap B. Jogging is not cheap D. Jogging is simple and cheap as well 39. “Most of people are also interested in doing sports for entertainment.” The underlined word above has similar meaning as . . . A. Enjoyment C. Agreement B. Amusement D. CommitmentThe following text is for questions number 40 to 43 E-mail provides a connection to friends, families and business associates around the world. You will not lose those contacts when you are travelling. You will not miss any news, either. Many internet service providers offer a roaming service for an additional fee. This allows you to dial up local numbers through your laptop in cities around the world. You can set up a web-based e-mail account such as Hotmail and yahoo. They are easier and cheaper options. They are free and can be checked worldwide. You can go on line through an internet café or your hotel. By setting up a pop mail account through these services you can also keep tasks on your home e-mail. 40. Which is the best title for the text? A. Keep on task on your home e-mail B. Keep in contact with e-mail when travelling C. E-mail can be handled through a laptop D. Select “hotmail” or “yahoo” to send E-mail 41. From the text we know that a laptop is a . . . computer. A. Big C. Small B. New D. Heavy 42. The second paragraph tell us about . . . A. What hotmail and yahoo provide B. The way to dial up local numbers C. Setting up a web-based e-mail account D. connecting friends all over the world
  • The following text is for questions number 43 to 45 San Francisco is my favorite city in the United States. It is beautiful, clean, not too big, and it has something for everything, I love the streets and building in San Francisco. The streets wind up and down hills, with beautiful old brick and wooden house on either side. One of my favorite things to do in San Francisco is to ride the cable car. It takes you the most parts of the city. It is not a very comfortable ride, but it’s exciting and the views you get from the car are wonderful. I like the weather in San Francisco. It never gets too cold or too hot. The summers are pleasant. The fresh breezes blow off the ocean the sky is always blue. It rains quite a lot in the winter, but it never gets cold. Another thing I enjoy about the city is the restaurants. The seafood restaurant with crabs and lobster are my favorites. You can also great Chinese, Japanese, American and European food in San Francisco. 43. The text is mostly talks about San Francisco which . . . A. Is a tourist destination C. Has a comfortable transportation B. Has a bad weather D. Is the writer’s favorite city in USA 44. From the text above we know that the streets in San Francisco are not . . . A. Straight C. Wide B. Rough D. Narrow 45. “But it’s exciting and the views you get from the car are wonderful.” The synonym of the underlined word is . . . A. Good C. Huge B. Amazing D. FrighteningThe following text is for questions number 46 to 50 Daniel born on July, Radcliffe was born on July, 1989 in London. He is the only child in the family. He has become very famous after his role as the young and cute wizard Harry Potter. He wanted to be an actor since he was five years old. Now he has become a famous actor. He said, “I want to continue to act. But also want to be director or the writer”. Daniel goes to an all boy school. It means there is no girl at all there. He loves to play pranks on his friends. As an English boy, Daniel loves football. He is a fan of Fulham football club. He also likes to watch wrestling and formula one racing. Music? He is a big fan, too. But he prefers punk rock. 46. How old is Daniel Radcliffe? A. 20 years old C. 22 years old B. 21 years old D. 23 years old 47. How many siblings does Daniel Radcliffe have? A. No one C. Three sisters B. Two brothers D. One brother and sister 48. What is Daniel Radcliffe like when he acts in wizard Harry Potter? A. Arrogant C. Simple B. Humorous D. Lazybones 49. Where does Daniel Radcliffe go to school? A. To all wizard school C. To all girl school B. To all actor school D. To all boy school 50. “. . .after his role as the young and cute wizard Harry Potter.” The underlined word has the same meaning as . . . A. Amazing C. Charming B. Boring D. Disappointing  ENJOY AND BREAK YOUR LEGS GUYS 