1. Choose the correct answer by crossing a, b, c, d, or e!

Text 1

Fuel Price Must Be Dropped

Government should cancel the rise of fuel price done in the beginning of October 2005. Most of Indonesian people badly beg it for some basic reasons.

First, for industry, the rise of fuel price will increase their production cost because the must pay more for fuel and electricity used in the process of production. Consequently, it will rise the selling price for the product. If the product price is increased, it will be hard for the product to compete with the goods from other countries. The export will decrease rapidly and government will lose the income from exporting goods.

Second, for workers, the rise of fuel price will force the company where they work to limit the budget to low the production cost. One of the ways that is usually don by the employees of a company is by cutting of the number or workers. It means hundreds even thousands of workers will lose their jobs. The jobless people will increase instability of nations because they will do whatever they can do to get some money, even by doing crime. What a dreadful  nightmare!

Thirdly,, for ordinary people. They must manage their finance to survive because the rise of the fuel rice will increase the price of their basic need’s price. They have to find alternative ways to survive; reducing the meals, postponing the buying of unnecessary things or event for the from school. This is the worst.

]based on the facts above, considering the negative impact of the rise of the fuel price above, government must cancel the rise and try to find other ways to cover the lack of the national budget by not cutting the subsidy of fuel.

  1. What should be canceled?

a. fuel price                                 d. industry products

b. the rise of industry products                 e. fuel price for industry

c. the rise of fuel price

  1. What is the purpose of the text?
  1. Fuel price must be dropped
  1. To persuade the readers or listeners that rise of fuel price is should or should not be in the case
  2. To persuade the readers that the topic must be concerned about
  3. The reasons about the rise of fuel price
  4. The text have a clear in statements

3.   Who suffer most of rise of fuel pries?

a. company                                 d. the ordinary people

b. government                                 e. the workers

c. developer

4.   Why must rise of fuel be canceled?

a. because there are some negative impact

b. because the government will get profit

c. because the fuel pries in Indonesia is still cheap

d. because the company will increase the products

e. because there are not many crimes

5.   Why does the company cut of the number of workers?

a. the workers have been old

b. the workers have stolen the company products

c. the company wants to limit the budget to low the production cost

d. the workers want to increase their salary

e. the company wants to get some profit

6.   “They must manage finance to survive” in paragraph four the words they refers

      to ………

a. companies                                 d. the citizen

b. industry products                         e. the rich people

c. the workers

Text 2

Good morning, ladies and gentlement

Thank you very much for the House of Representatives which had invited me to give the speech concerning about the mystery sinetrons shown in many televisions presently. My name is Budi Santoso, a lecturer at University of Indonesia majoring in mass communication. Here, I represent the academics point of view about the subject we discuss this morning.

As we know, there are many mystery sinetrons shown on Television stations presently. The sinetrons depict horrible scenes about the spirit world. It is described that spirits often disturb people by frightening them in the darkness, when they walk alone at night or at the cemetery. The spirits are pictured as frightening appearance such as white clothes flying corpse, shattered face copse etc. the show must be abandoned for several reasons.

Firstly, it make a wrong perception of people especially children and women to do activity at nights, for example going to the wells, even cooking at kitchen alone. How do you fell if you always live in anxiety.

Thirdly, such kind of sinetrons waste out time to think unreal phenomena while we are facing many kinds of living problems.

In brief, for the reason, I think television station must stop showing mystery sinetrons. They are bad influences for people, frightening our children and destroying their belief to god.

Thank you very much for your attention.

7.   Who is the writer?

a. lady                                         d. watcher sinetron

b. a gentleman                                 e. the man who gave speeches

c. a lecture  

8.   What is the really profession of the writer?

a. the minister                                 d. the lecturer at university of Indonesia

b. the teacher of SMU                         e. Budi Santoso

c. the government    

9.   Where did the give speech?

a. at the company                                 d. at the university

b. at the house of representatives                 e. at television

c. at the mosque

10. How many reasons does the speaker mention to support his argument?

a. 4 arguments                                 d. one arguments

b. 5 arguments                                 e. three fourth argument

c. 3 arguments  

11. What program does the speaker critic?

a. sinetron on TV                                 d. drama sinetron

b. love story sinetron                         e. spirits sinetron

c. mystery sinetron

12. “So they’ll afraid of them” in paragraph three. They word them refer to …..

a. sinetrons                                 d. people

b. watchers                                 e. spirits

c. audiences

Text 3

The police at the big city were looking for a thief. At last they caught him. But while they were taking photographs of him-from the front, from the left, from the right, with a hat, without a hat-he suddenly attacked the policeman and ran off. They tried to catch him, but he got away.

Then a week later the telephone rang in the police-station and somebody said. “You are looking for Bill Cross, aren't you?"


“Well, he left here for waterbridge an hour."

Waterbridege was a small town 150 kilometers from the city. The city police at once sent four different photographs of the thief to the police in Waterbridge.

Less than twelve hours later they got a telephone call from the police in Waterbridge. “We have caught three of the men.” they said happily, “and we will catch the fourth this evening, we think"

13.        Who were looking for thief?

a.         The police

b.         The big city

c.         The police in the big city

d.         People in the big city

e.         The writer

14.        How did the police take photographs of the thief?

a.         from the front

b.        from the left

c.  from the right

d.         without a hat

e.         all answers are true

15.        Which statement is not true based on the story?

a.         The police were searching for a thief

b.         The police failed to take his picture

c.         The police had taken pictures of the thief

d.         The policeman were attacked by the thief

e.         The police took pictures of the thief from many angles

16. Did somebody know where the thief was?

a.         Yes, he was

b.        No, he wasn’t

c.         Yes, he did

d.        No, he didn’t

e.         Yes, they were

17.        Which statement is true about the story?

a.         The thief did not get away

b.         Someone called the police from the big city

c.         The caller was Bill Cross

d.         The thief was still in Waterbridge

e.         The thief was on the way to Waterbridge

18.        Where was the thief when someone called the police station?

a.         in the big city

b.        he was not in Waterbridge yet

c.  in Waterbridge

d.         in the small city

e.         at police station in Waterbridge

19.        Did the policeman in Waterbridge catch the real thief?

a.         Yes, they did

b.        No, they didn’t

c.         Yes, they were

d.         No, they were not

e.         Yes, they do

20. How did the police in big city possibly fell about the capture?

a.        happy         d.         worried

b.        sad        e.         confused

c.         dissapointed        

21. The police at the big city were looking for a thief.

The bold sentences is called ....

a.         orientation                   d.        event

b.         complication        e.         twist

c.         resolution

Text 4

Too Late

The plane was late and detectives were waiting at the airport all morning. They were expecting a valuable parcel of diamonds from South Africa. A few hours earlier, someone had told the police that thieves would try steal the diamonds. When the plane arrived, some of the detectives were waiting inside the main building while others were waiting on the airfield. Two men took the parcel off the plane and carried it into the customs House. While two detectives were keeping guard at the door, two others opened the parcel. To their surprise, the precious parcel was full of stones and sand!

22.        Which sentence showed the first event?

a.   The plane was late and detectives were waiting at the airport all morning

b.        They were expecting a valuable parcel of diamonds from South Africa

c.        When the plane arrived some of the detectives were waiting inside the main building

d.        A few hours earlier, someone had told the police that thieves would try to steal the diamonds.

e.        Two man took the parcel off the plane and carried it into the Customs House

23.        Who are the participants in the story?

a.   the police

b.        detectives

c.        the police and the thieves

d.        someone and the police

e.        the detectives, the police, the thieves, someone

24.        How many detectives were there in the Customs House when they opened the parcel?

a.        Many detectives

b.        One detective

c.        Two detectives

d.        Three detectives

e.        Four detectives

25.        Where did two men take the parcel after the arrival of the plane?

a.        into the Custom House

b.        in the plane

c.        in the airport

d.        in the plane cabin

e.        at the door

Text 5

Joe was going into his usual bar before lunch when he saw a poorly dressed man fishing in a small pool of rain-water about five centimeters deep outside it.

Joe stopped and watched the man for a few minutes. He saw that most of the people who passed by him believed he must be rather mad.

Joe pitied the man, so after a few minutes he went up to him and said kindly, ‘Hello, would you like to come into the bar and have a drink with me?’

The fisherman was delighted to accept his offer, and the two men went into the bar together. Joe bought the fisherman a few drinks, and finally said to him, ‘You’ve been fishing outside here, haven’t you? How many did you manage to catch this morning, if I may ask?’

'You’re the eighth,’ the fisherman answered merrily.

26. Who were the participants in the story?

  1. Joe
  2. Fisherman
  3. Barber
  4. Joe and the fisherman
  5. Poor man

27. Where do you think the story happened?

  1. School
  2. Bar
  3. Restaurant
  4. Café
  5. Sea

28. Why did the most people who passed the fisherman believe that he rather mad?


  1. He was dinking in the bar
  2. He was fishing in a small pool of rain-water
  3. He was fishing in the bar
  4. He was looking for a fish in the bar
  5. He was taking his lunch in the bar

29. What did the fisherman actually catch?

  1. Fish                         d.  shrimp
  2. Food                        e.  people
  3. Customer

Text 6

The Ducks and the Turtle

Two ducks who lived in a big lake had a friend who was a turtle. One year there was a very little rain and the lake began to dry up. One of the ducks said to the other,” Soon, there’ll be no water in this lake. Let’s go and look for another lake.” “Yes.” Answered the second duck,” But first let’s say goodbye to our friend, the turtle.”

When they told the turtle they were going to leave, he said,” I’ll die here without any water and without any friends. Take me within you.” The duck answered,” We can’t. We are going to fly, and you have no wings.”

The turtle thought for a minute and then said,” Please wait here.” Then he went away and found a strong, straight stick. He brought it back to his friends, put the middle of it in his mouth and said,” Now if each of you takes me one end of the stick in his mouth, you can lift me up and carry me with you “

“There is one danger,” said the ducks,” If you try to talk while we’re carrying you through the air, you won’t be able to hold the stick, so you’ll fall down along way and break your shell.”

“All right,” answered the turtle,” I promise not to talk while we’re in the air.” So the ducks took the stick and flew away, with the turtle between them. All went well until they were flying over a town. Then some people saw them and shouted,” Look, those ducks are carrying a cat!”

First the turtle very proud of himself because of his idea he could fly. But when he heard that, the turtle got very angry,” A Cat? I am not........,” he said, but he didn’t get any further because he opened his mouth, the stick came out of his mouth and the poor turtle fell to the ground.

30. The communicative purpose of this text is ....

a.   To entertain or amuse the readers

b.  To give a view of an art work

c.  To inform the readers

d.  To describe a thing

e.  To explain a place

31. Tina           : Who involved in the story?

        Rita        : They were ....

a.  two turtles and a duck

b.  two ducks and a turtle

c.  a duck and three turtles

d.  two ducks and turtles

e.  a duck and turtle

32. Henny :         How did the turtle solve his problem?

        Ardi        :        ....

a.   By drying up the lake

b.  By flooding the lake

c.  By flying away from the dry lake with the help of the ducks

d.  By flying down over the town by the help of the ducks

e.   By dropping the turtle down

33. Linda : What problems faced by the ducks?

        Ferry :....

a.   A lot of water flows to the lake

b.  Much water flows out of the lake

c.  Long rainy season

d.  Long dry season

e.  Trying to fly

34. What can we learn from the story?

a.  One may proud of himself

b.  One must keep his promise

c.  One may angry to others

d.  One may not too boastfull of himself

e.  One must always be patient to others

Text 7

Once upon a time, a rabbit wanted to cross a river but he could not swim. He had an idea. He saw a boss of crocodile swimming in the river. The rabbit asked the boss of crocodile, “How many crocodiles are there in the river?” The boss of crocodile answered, “We are twenty here.’’ “Where are they?” the rabbit asked for the second time. “What is it for?” the boss of crocodile asked.

“All of you are good, nice, gentle and kind, so I want to make a line in order. Later I will know how kind you are,” said the rabbit. Then, the boss of the crocodile called all his friends and asked them to make a line in order from one side to the other side of the river. Just then, the rabbit started to count while jumping from one crocodile to another; one ... two ... three ... four ... until twenty, and finally, he thanked all crocodiles because he had crossed the river.

35.  The story mainly tells us about....

a.    twenty crocodiles

b.   the boss of the crocodile

c.   a rabbit and twenty crocodiles

d.   a rabbit and the boss of crocodile

e.   the boss of the crocodile and all his friends

36.            We know from the first paragraph that the rabbit actually wanted…

a.    to cross the river

b.    to swim across the river

c.    to meet the boss of crocodile

d.    to know where the crocodiles are

e.    to know the number of crocodiles there

37.    “All of you are good, nice, gentle, and kind ....” (Paragraph 2)

        The underlined word is synonymous with ....

a.  wild

b.        cheerful

c.        easy going

d.         diligent

e.        honourable

Text 7

38.   Under what heading is this text likely found?

a.     Housing.        d.        Job vacancy

b.     Education.        e.        Travel agency

c.     Furniture.

39.            The Jakarta Post is looking for a person who is qualified in ....

a.   teaching English

b.   writing news reports

c.   making a series of tests

d.   leading a daily newspaper

e.   being a human resource manager

40. The Jakarta Post, a leading English-language daily newspaper, requires a qualified reporter.

The underlined word means ....

a.                 hires

b.   find

c.                needs

d.   looks

e.   employs