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Paket                  :  A 86
Mata pelajaran :  Bahasa Inggris
Jenjang             :  SMP/ MTs
Hari/ Tanggal    :  Selasa, 24 April 2012
Jam                     :  08.00 - 10.00

The following text is for questions number 1 and 2.

Dear Andre,
Do you have any plan for next holiday? Mira and I are going to spend our holiday at grandma's house and our father will drive us to the village. If you want to join us, let us know soon. Remember, last holiday you didn't visit grandma!

  1. Why did Randy invite Andre to join them? Because ...
A. Randy and Andre are best friend.
B. Andre doesn't have any plans for holiday.
C. Andre didn't visit grandma last holiday.
D. Randy's father will drive them to the village.

  1. From the message we know that ....
A. Andre doesn't want to spend his holiday at the village.
B. father will spend his holiday at village too
C. Randy will visit his grandmother alone
D. Andre is Mira and Randy's cousin.

The following text is for questions number 3 and 4.

Dear Rudi,
On behalf of all the staffs we sincerely congratulate you on your success as the Jakarta City's Best Journalist 2012.
We hope this will support you to write more articles.

Manager of Reader Publisher.

  1. What does Rendi do? He is a ... Of Reader Publisher.
A. staff
B. journalist
C. publisher
D. manager

  1. " ...this will support you to write more articles."
The underlined word closest in meaning with ....
A. make
B. disturb
C. suggest
D. motivate

The following text is for questions number 5 and 6.

Santa Will Be Coming Down
A New Chimney This Year




REGRET: 919 345 2654
New Address

  1. What does the Thompson family do?
A. Introduce Santa to their friends.
B. Open the door for their friends.
C. Inform their new house to their friends.
D. Invite their friends to a cocktail party.

  1. From the text we can say that ....
A. Cecily and Brandon have different addresses
B. Santa is going to move to a new house this year
C. Santa always opens the door for Thompson family
D. the Thompson family will move to a new house

Read the following text to answer question number 7.


  1. Where do we usually find the text?
A. At the lake.
B. At the beach.
C. At the river bank.
D. At the swimming pool.

Read the following text to answer question number 8 to 10.

The Washongton Park Zoo Monkey Island is closed indefinitely due to deterioration of exhibition. After 80 years of operation, the exhibition is considered no longer safe to exhibit monkeys or to be serviced by employees.
Monkey Island will be closed until further notice and will eventually be restored after major renovation take place. The zoo has plans to design a new modern monkey island exhibit and will unveil those once they have been set.

  1. Why did the government close the Monkey Island? Because ....
A. it will hold an exhibition
B. it is no longer safe for visitors
C. it does not get fund for it's renovation
D. the zoo empoyees served the visitors badly

  1. " ...and will unveil those once they have been set" (paragraph 2)
The underlined word means ....
A. introduce
B. inform
C. cover
D. open

  1. The announcement tells us about ....
A. the exhibition of the monkey
B. the renovation of Monkey Island
C. the new modern design of the zoo
D. the closure of monkey island

Read the following text to answer question number 11 and 12.


-lose up to 25 pounds in 25 days.
-3x more Antioxidant than Green Tea
-Fight fatigue & Increase Energy Level
-Reduce Every Fine Lines & Wrinkles
-Enhance Immune System


  1. What's the benefit of drinking White Tea?
A. Reduce antioxidants
B. Decrease energy levels
C. Enhance immune system
D. Gain up to 3 pounds in a day

  1. The purpose of the text above is ....
A. to inform how to use the product
B. to advertise the product
C. to describe the benefits of the product
D. to tell ingredients of the product

The following text is for questions number 13 to 15.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Adiba Salma Zakiya, just call me Salma. I'm from Bima, Nusa Tenggara Barat. I read your profile in NONA magazine and would like to be one of your friends. It's a bit hard to find internet connection here, so I decided to write a letter instead of an e-mail to you. I hope you don't mind.
I'm the first child in my family. My parents have four children. I go to SMP 3 Sape, Bima. Now, I'm in the ninth grade. My hobby is cooking, that's why I can cook many kinds of Bimanese traditional dishes. Besides, I also like to play Kareku Kandei. It's a traditional music performance from Bima. Girls pound their pestles to a mortar to create harmonious sound. Kareku Kandei is usually performed on special events such as Independence Day, Kartini Day, etc.
I would love to know you better, would you tell me more about yourself too.

  1. How did Salma know about Ima's profile?
A. By writing a letter to Ima.
B. By sending an e-mail to Ima.
C. By reading her profile in a magazine.
D. By being one of her friends.

  1. What is the main idea of paragraph one?
A. Salina described her hometown.
B. Both Salma and Ima liked NONA magazine.
C. Salina found Ima's profile in NONA magazine.
D. Salma complained about the internet connection.

  1. The text mainly tells us about ....
A. the description of Salma's hometown
B. Salma's introduction to Ima
C. Salma's family and her hobbies
D. the condition of a remote area in Bima

The following text is for questions number 16 to 18.
How to Repel Mice
Mice might look cute, but they can be harmful pets that destroy household items, eat and mess with food and can spread severe diseases through their feces and parasites they carry. Here are some useful tips on how to repel house mice:
  1. Use peppermint, put the peppermint near wall corners.
  2. Pour generous amount of peppermint oil on cotton balls.
  3. Place the saturated cotton balls on areas where mice are possibly seen-around counter tops, under the sofas in your living room.
  4. Put them behind shelves, wall corners or on the floor beneath your kitchen sink.

  1. Why do we use peppermint to repel mice? Because ....
A. peppermint is fresh to breathe
B. mice love the peppermint
C. mice will die of breathing mint
D. mice hate the smell of peppermint

  1. From the text above, we can conclude that ...
A. mice spread severe diseases through feces
B. peppermint is useful to repel mice
C. mice love peppermint
D. we can place oil everywhere to repel mice

  1. "Put them behind shelves ..."
The word "them" refers to ....
A. pets
B. peppermint
C. cotton balls
D. peppermint oil

The following text is for questions number 19 to 21.
Last month, I went to my uncle house. He lives in Jakarta. His house is big and beautiful. It has five rooms. The living room is very large. It has a sofa from Europe, a piece of rug made in the Middle East, and many other expensive things in it.
His kitchen is very luxurious and modern. He has expensive kitchen set imported from Italy. We can cook in a few minutes to prepare certain meals. I tried to bake some cookies in the oven and they baked so well. Compared to my small and modest house, I could not say a word.
  1. Where is the rug in the living room made?
A. Jakarta
B. Italy
C. Europe
D. the Middle East

  1. Why can the writer cook very fast in her uncle's kitchen? Because ....
A. the kitchen is very luxurious
B. the kitchen set is made in Italy
C. the kitchen equipments are luxurious and modern
D. all of the things in the kitchen are expensive

  1. "... very luxurious and modern" (paragraph 2)
The underlined word has similar meaning to ....
A. bed fashion
B. new born
C. past time
D. up to date

The following text is for questions number 22 to 24.
Boyolali regency is located in north of Solo and east of Merapi and Merbabu Mountains. This regency has been known for its production of fresh milk for a long time. No wonder, the cow statues adorn Boyolali town.
There are six main cow statues in Boyolali. They are displayed in different places. The statues are made of concrete. The colour and shape are made in such a way to resemble the real cows. However, the size is made bigger to catch the eye.
Besides decorating the town, the statues also turn out to be helpful for people from out of town to find places they are seeking in Boyolali. By mentioning the position of the statue, people can get their way easily.

  1. Besides decorating the town, the statues also turn out to be helpful for people from out of town to. " ... they are seeking in Boyolali" (paragraph 3)
What does the underlined word refer to?
A. People from out town
B. Places in Boyolali.
C. Cow statues.
D. Real cows.

  1. What is the main idea of the last paragraph?
A. The statues help people to find places easily.
B. The statues decorate the town beautifully.
C. The cow can get their way easily around the town.
D. The people from out of town easily find the statues.

  1. The text mainly tells us about ....
A. the colour of the statues
B. cow statues in Boyolali
C. a town called Boyolali
D. how to raise cows

The following text is for questions number 25 to 27.
I am used to travelling by air but only on one occasion I felt frightened. After taking off, we flew low over the city. It slowly went high to the sky.
But suddenly it turned round and flew back to the airport. An air-hostess told us to keep calm and to get off the plane quietly as soon as it landed. After we landed, the police searched the plane carefully. Everybody on board was worried and we grew curious about what was happening.
Later we learnt that there was a very important person on board. Earlier somebody told the police that there was a bomb on the plane. Fortunately, they didn't find a bomb and five hours later we were able to take off again.

  1. Who searched the plane carefully?
A. The pilot.
B. The police.
C. The air-hostesses.
D. The passengers.

  1. Why did the plane fly back to the airport?
A. The pilot was afraid of bombs.
B. The pilot forgot about something.
C. The passengers were frightened.
D. Police suspected that there was a bomb on the plane.

  1. What is the main idea of paragraph three?
A. The writer felt frightened.
B. The police searched the plane carefully.
C. Somebody said that there was a bomb on the plane.
D. There was a very important person on board.

The following text is for questions number 28 to 30.

Last summer, when mum and dad weren't feeling well, Tom was taking his dog, Paddy, for a walk. Suddenly there was a rabbit running across the path they were taking. Paddy barked very loud and the scared rabbit ran into the bushes. Although Tom was trying hard to grip the collar, Paddy was running after the rabbit. That was the last time he saw Paddy.
He tried to look for him for days. Finally, five weeks later, when Tom was out for a coffee at Motorway Cafe, his parents called. They were having lunch when they heard a dog barked outside the house. The hurriedly went out and there was Paddy wigling his tail.

  1. "That was the last time he saw Paddy."
The word he refers to ....
A. Father
B. Tom
C. Rabbit
D. Paddy

  1. How did Paddy get lost?
A. He was hungry and searched for a food
B. He followed motorbike riders away
C. He saw a rabbit and ran after it
D. He felt bored and took a walk

  1. The text generally talks about ....
A. the coming back of the lost dog
B. a long journey of the dog
C. a holiday experience in Scotland
D. the disappearance of a dog

The following text is for questions number 31 to 34.
Once a farmer owned a donkey and a lapdog. The donkey worked hard all day, hauling heavy loads. The lapdog stayed with his master all day, and lived in the house with him. He did not work, but was allowed to sit on the master's lap. The donkey grew jealous of the lapdog.
Perhaps if I behave like the dog, like wag my tail and jump on the master, the master will start loving me as much as he does the dog. So the donkey decided to wait for his chance.
One day, when he was left unattended, the donkey broke his halter and ran into the farmhouse kitchen. There the farmer sat at table. The donkey rushed up to him and began wagging his tail vigorously, and knocked off all the china from the table. He then started jumping around and frolicking like a little dog, and finally plonked himself down on the farmer's lap. The shocked farmer yelled for help. The farmhands came running in and dragged the donkey off to his stable, and gave him a beating he did not forget for the rest of his life.

  1. What made the donkey jealous of the dog?
A. The halter that he has to wear.
B. The beating that he has.
C. The farmer's care to the dog.
D. The chance to stay inside the house.

  1. What is the main idea of paragraph 3?
A. The donkey wanted to be loved by its master.
B. The way the farmer treated the donkey.
C. The things done by the donkey to be loved.
D. The dog's habit is liked by the master.

  1. The best title for the text is?
A. The farmer and his dog.
B. The donkey and the lapdog.
C. The farmer and the donkey.
D. The dog and it's master.

  1. What can we learn from the text?
A. It is good to share things with others.
B. It is not good to help others.
C. It is not good to be envious to others.
D. It is good to keep your promise.

The following text is for questions number 35 to 38.

Juhha's Wonders
Once upon a time, there was a small village in Baghdad. Its population was very small. In this village everybody knew each other and knew every little or big problems that went on in the village. In this small village there was a bakery that was popular for its delicious bread.
One day a poor old man was walking in the street passing the bakery and he stopped to smell the scent of the bread which was spreading out of the bakery.
Suddenly, the baker caught the old man and shouted at him demanding the price of bread's scent. He almost drag him to the police.
A very famous wise man named Juhha heard the baker shouting. So he went to him and asked about the problem. Juhha stood calmly listening to the baker and he thought for a solution.
After a few minutes Juhha's eyes glistened and an amused smile was on his face. He asked the baker "How much money do you want?". The baker and poor man were astonished, but the baker answered "3 dinars". Juhha took the money out of his wallet and put it in his pocket and shook the money. "Did you hear the sound of the money?" Juhha asked. "Yes, I did", the baker replied, and with big smile Juhha said "Well then, this is the price of your bread's scent!"

  1. Who stopped to smell the scent of the bread?
A. The baker.
B. The police.
C. The old poor man.
D. Juhha, the wise man.

  1. What did the baker do to the old man?
A. He wanted to hear the sound of the old man money.
B. He demanded the old man to pay for the scent.
C. He shouted his problem to the old man.
D. He gave the old man some solution.

  1. " ....., which was popular for its delicious bread" (paragraph 1)
What does the word "delicious" mean?
A. Sour
B. Tasty
C. Bitter
D. Unpleasant

  1. What can we learn from the story above?
A. We must help poor people.
B. We must take the benefit of what we offer.
C. We should pay nothing for things we use.
D. We shouldn't ask other to pay for what they don't get.

The following text is for questions number 39 to 42.
Jellyfish are not really fish. They are invertebrate animals. This means that unlike fish or people, they have no backbones. In fact, they have no bones at all.
Jellyfish have stomachs and mouths, but no heads. They have nervous systems for sensing the world around them, but no brains. They are made almost entirely of water, which is why you can look through them.
Some jellyfish can glow in darkness by making their own light. The light is made by a chemical reaction inside the jellyfish. Scientists believe jellyfish glow for several reasons. For example, they may glow to scare away predators or to attract animals they like to eat.
Most jellyfish live in salt water, apart from a few types that live in fresh water. Jellyfish are found in oceans and seas all over the world. They live in warm, tropical seas and in icy waters near the North and South poles. -

  1. Which one creates Jellyfish's light?
A. White blood.
B. Nervous system.
C. Chemical reaction.
D. Salt water.

  1. Based on the text, we know that ....
A. they belong to invertebrate animals
B. they have heads like other animals
C. their brain helps them find the food
D. they cannot live in fresh water

  1. What is the text about?
A. Jellyfish.
B. Kinds of all fish.
C. All invertebrate animals.
D. Some kinds of sea animals.

  1. "Some jellyfish can glow in darkness by making their own light." ( paragraph 3 )
The word "glow" in the sentence means ....
A. move
B. produce
C. appear
D. shine

For questions 43 to 45 choose the correct words to complete the text.
My wife and 1. were in Caribean cruise ... (43) vacation. It was a wonderful time exploring the unknown. We went beneath the sea and ... (44) the fish up close. They were so various in sea of world ... (45) and color.

  1. A. for
B. from
C. since
D. during

  1. A. see
B. saw
C. seen
D. seeing

  1. A. size
B. scent
C. sound
D. taste

The following text is for questions number 46 to 48.
Most crabs have a (46) ... shell to protect their bodies. The hermit crab has a soft body and no shell of its own. In order to (47) ... itself, it will find an empty mollusc shell and squeeze inside (48) ... Then with only its logs and head sticking old, it will walk around the sea-bed searching for food.

  1. A. shiny
B. soft
C. thick
D. hard

  1. A. close
B. hide
C. protect
D. put

  1. A. completely
B. insufficiently
C. partly
D. slightly

  1. Arrange the following words into a good sentence.
Poor - ashamed - his - was - of - because - Malin Kundang - mother
    1        2            3      4     5          6                  7              8

A. 7-4-6-3-1-8-5-2
B. 7-4-1-6-3-8-5-2
C. 7-4-2-6-5-3-1-8
D. 7-4-2-6-3-1-8-5

  1. Arrange the following sentences into a meaningful.
  1. My older brother went to serpong circuit.
  2. He was very disappointed.
  3. He lost the race and his car was broken .
  4. He arrived at six and checked up his engine.
  5. The race started at four.
  6. At first he led the race, but it was not long.
  7. Suddenly another car hit his car from the right side.

A. 1-4-5-6-7-3-2
B. 1-5-6-4-2-3-7
C. 1-6-4-5-2-3-7
D. 1-2-5-4-3-6-7

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