Sabtu, 09 Maret 2013

CONTOH SOAL UN BAHASA INGGRIS SMP

"Koko, where are you?" Hamid called softly to his cat.
     "He may have wandered to the harbour," said Hamid's friend, Muchtar.
     Soon, the boys were at the harbour's gate, marked 'Gate 6', of Priok Harbour. Two policemen were guarding the gate. The boys moved quietly so that the policemen would not see them. The boys knew the policemen would chase them away if they saw them.
     The boys knew Koko was somewhere neat the gate because they had heard him meowing. The sound seemed to have come from a taxi that was parked near by. Hamid and Muchtar saw two men standing beside the taxi. The men were talking in low tones. Then, one of them opened the carboot, and Hamid saw Koko crouching among some bags.
     Not long after that, the men left. Hamid quickly ran to the taxi. Finding the boat unlocked, Hamid lifted the lid. What a shock! There were bags of explosive! At the moment, Hamid heard the men coming back. He swept Koko into his arms and ran back to where Muchtar was keeping watch.
     "Those men are smugglers trying to bring explosive into the harbour," Hamid whispered to Muchtar.
     "What shall we do?" asked Muchtar fearfully.
     "We must alert the policemen at the gate," Hamid said.
The boys moved cautiously until they reached the gate. Hamid told the policemen what he had seen. The policemen did not really believe him, but they went with the boys to the taxi. The policemen were just in time to see the men taking the bags of explosive out of the boot.
     The policemen quickly stopped the men and handcuffed them.
1.   Where did the two boys see the smugglers ........

A.Somewhere near the harbour.
B.At the guarded gate.
C.At Priok harbour.
D.Near a taxi.
E.At gate 6.

2.   The purpose of the text is to ........

A.tell past events
B.entertain readers
C.describe the smugglers
D.report an event to the police
E.inform readers about events of the day

3.   Hamid ........ when he saw bags of explosives inside the boot.

A.ran back to Muchtar's place
B.swept Koko into his arms
C.found the boot unlocked
D.left the taxi quickly
E.was very shocked

4.   "The policemen quickly stopped the men and handcuffed them." (The last paragraph)
This part of the text is called ........

A.resolution
B.orientation
C.description
D.reorientation
E.complication



     Once upon a time there was a poor widow who had an only son named Jack. They were so poor that they didn't have anything except a cow. When the cow had grown too old, his mother sent Jack to the market to sell it. On the way to the market, Jack met a butcher who had some beautiful beans in his hand. The butcher told the boy that the beans were of great value and persuaded the silly fad to sell the cow for the beans.
     Jack brought them happily. When he told his mother about this, his mother became so angry that she threw the beans out of the window.
     When Jack woke up in the morning, he felt the sun shining into a part of his room but all the rest was quite dark and shady.
     So he jumped to the window. What did he see? The beanstalk grew up quite close past Jack's window. He opened the window and jumped to the beanstalk which ran up just like a big ladder.
     He climbed ... and climbed till at last he reached the sky. While looking around, he saw a very huge castle. He was very amazed.
     Then Jack walked along the path leading to the castle. There was a big tall woman on the doorstep. Jack greeted her and asked for the giantess mercy to give him breakfast, because he felt very hungry. Although the giantess grumbled at first, finally she gave Jack a hunk of bread and cheese and a jug of milk.
     Jack hadn't finished when the whole house, began to tremble with the noise of someone's coming. "Oh! It's my husband!" cried the giantess. "What on earth shall I do?"
     Hastily the giantess opened a very big cupboard and hid Jack there.

5.   Where did Jack sell his cow ........

A.At a castle.
B.At the market.
C.At the giant's castle.
D.At the butcher's house.
E.On the way to the market.

6.   What is the story about ........

A.Jack and a butcher.
B.Jack and the giantess.
C.Jack and the bean stalk.
D.A poor widow and his son.
E.The giantess and her husband.

7.   "Oh! It's my husband!" cried the giantess. (Paragraph 7)
"What on earth shall I do?"
From the sentence we know that the giantess is ........ her husband.

A.afraid of
B.angry with
C.fed up with
D.annoyed with
E.displeased with.

8.   Jack's mother looked very furious when Jack told that ........

A.the beans were precious
B.the butcher bought his cow
C.he had sold his cow to a butcher
D.he traded his cow for the beans
E.he met a butcher on the way to the market

9.   What do we learn from the text ........

A.Sincerity makes Jack get something precious.
B.Jack's mother was a furious mother.
C.Poverty makes people hopeless.
D.The giantess took pity on Jack.
E.Jack was an innocent boy.

     Silkworms live for only two or three days after laying eggs. About 36,000 to 50,000 eggs are laid, and these are carefully stored at the silkworm farm until they are ready to hatch. The eggs hatch into caterpillars, which feed on mulberry leaves. Soon, the caterpillars are ready to spin their cocoons. Not all caterpillars can spin silk cocoons.
Only the caterpillars of a silkworm moth known as 'Bombyx mari' can do such spinning.
     This caterpillar has special glands which secrete liquid silk through its lower lip. The liquid produced later hardens to form tine strands. The caterpillar makes its cocoons using these strands. The threads on the outside of the cocoon are rough, while those inside are soft and smooth.
     Some fully-spun cocoons are heated. This kills the pupa inside. The cocoons are then put into hot water to loosen the fine threads. Finally, these threads are reeled off the cocoons.
     The length of unbroken thread produced by a single cocoon measures about one-and-a-half kilometers. Being twisted together several of these threads make single woven materials.

10.   What is the purpose of the text ........

A.To persuade readers to buy silk.
B.To put silk into different categories.
C.To entertain readers with the knowledge.
D.To present some points of view about silk.
E.To describe how silk comes into existence.

11.   How are the threads on the outside of the cocoon ........

A.Fine.
B.Soft.
C.Rough.
D.Strong.
E.Smooth.

12.   What are mulberry leaves for ........

A.Feeding caterpillars.
B.Spinning cocoons.
C.Storing threads.
D.Hatching eggs.
E.Laying eggs.

     The sense of taste is one of a person's five senses. We taste with the help of taste-buds in the tongue.
     There are four main kinds of taste: sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. All other tastes are just mixtures of two or more of these main types.
     The surface of the tongue has more than fifteen thousand taste-buds (or cells). These are connected to the brain by special nerves which send the so-called 'tastes messages.
     When the tongue comes into contact with food of any kind, the taste-buds will pick up the taste. The nerves then send a message to the brain. This will make us aware of the taste. All this happens in just a few seconds.
    There are four kinds of taste-buds, each of which is sensitive to only a particular taste. These four groups are located in different parts of the tongue.
    The taste-buds for salty and sweet tastes are found round the tip of the tongue and along its sides. Sour tastes can be picked up only at the sides of the tongue. The taste-buds of the bitter taste are found at the innermost edge of the tongue. There are taste-buds at the centre of the tongue.
     The senses of smell and sight can affect taste. The good smell of food increases its taste. Similarly, attractive colours can make food appear tastier and more delicious. If food does not smell good or is dull-coloured, it will look tasty and may not taste good at all.
     Very hot or cold sensations can make the taste-buds insensitive. Food that is too hot or too cold, when placed in the mouth, will have no tastes at all.

13.   We can taste any kind of food because of ........

A.the good smell of food
B.the four main kinds of taste
C.the taste-buds in the tongue
D.the senses of smell and sight
E.the taste-buds round the tip of the tongue

14.   When we eat very hot or cold food ........

A.the food will lose its taste
B.the food won't smell good
C.the taste of the food increases
D.the taste-buds will be sensitive
E.the taste-buds will be very, responsive

15.   The senses of smell and sight ........

A.increase the taste of the food
B.affect the taste of the food
C.make food more delicious
D.make the food look good
E.make the food attractive

16.   The purpose of the text is ........

A.to explain how we can taste any food in the mouth
B.to give a report about the sense of taste
C.to inform how important the tongue is
D.to describe the use of the tongue
E.to tell the taste of the food

Lyme Regis is a beautiful old seaside town, with a lively little harbour, beaches, and lovely walks, either by the sea or in the country nearby. For children there is the Marine Aquarium and Dinosaur land, and in summer you can escape from the crowds and relax in the Jane Austen Gardens with beautiful views over the sea. There are many interesting old streets with cafes and restaurants. The best restaurant is the Pilot Boat down by the beach, which has very good food and excellent wine.

17.   Many tourists are interested in coming to Lyme Regis.
This means that Lyme Regis is ........

A.amazing
B.excellent
C.attractive
D.delightful
E.advantageous

18.   The purpose of the text is ........

A.to describe Lyme Regis
B.to describe the way people live
C.to describe how Lyme Regis is
D.to inform some beautiful places
E.to amuse readers with a beautiful object

19.   "... and in summer you can escape from crowds ..."
The italic phrase means ........

A.find
B.keep
C.loose
D.avoid
E.release

MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (UPI) - Fire authorities in four Australian states are to control bushfires fanned by strong winds and searing temperatures.

          The Australian reported Sunday that blazes continued to burn in South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Victoria, where up to six homes have been destroyed.
In South Australia, much of Adelaide is engulfed in thick smoke. The firefighters who are confronted by blast-furnace winds try to bring the flames under control.
          At Robertstown in the state's mid-north, more than 2,500 acres have already burned. Another bushfire, started by lightning, charred the earth near Mouth Flat on the southern side of Kangaroo Island, while Ngarkat Conservation Park, in the State's upper-southeast, is also a blaze.
          A 7,500-acres fire at Mount Agnew in Zeehan, in the state's west, broke containment lines Saturday afternoon, jumping a road and coming close to homes.
          The most serious fires were in Victoria, where up to six homes were destroyed by a fire near the town of Anakie, 36 miles west of Melbourne.
          In Tasmania, falling temperatures and patchy, rain brought some relief to firefighters, who continued to monitor 22 blazes across the state.

20.   The writer wrote the text to ........ readers about newsworthy events in four Australian states.

A.entertain
B.persuade
C.explain
D.inform
E.amuse

21.   What is the text about ........

A.Fires in some areas of Australia.
B.Weather effect on fire.
C.The effects of fires.
D.The danger of fire.
E.The cause of fire.

22.   The fires increasingly happened parts of Australia because of ........

A.strong winds and searing temperatures
B.falling temperatures
C.thick smoke
D.heavy rain
E.lightning

23.   The reporter most likely got the information from ........

A.visitors
B.tourists
C.commuters
D.fire fighters
E.homeless people

24.   "..., while Ngarkat Conservation Park, in the state's upper-southeast, is also a blaze." (Paragraph 3)
What do the italic words mean ........

A.dangerous
B.covered
C.isolated
D.on fire
E.at risk


25.   The purpose of the text is ........

A.to inform what PacAtta Signature Pursuit is
B.to share amusing events of the day with readers
C.to explain how PacAtta Signature Pursuit help you
D.to announce readers to join PacAtta Signature . Pursuit
E.to inform readers how to join PacAtta Signature Pursuit

26.   The text is about ........

A.a mailing system
B.C.O.D information
C.USP signature tracking
D.the cost of delivery system
E.an announcement from PacAtta S.P

27.   C.O.D information is ........

A.the cost of delivery
B.the reference number information
C.the cite of destination of the package
D.information about customer payment
E.the weight and dimensions of a package

28.   "These new feature can help streamline your billing tasks, ..."
The italic word means ........

A.idea
B.aspect
C.opinion
D.thought
E.phenomena

                                                 FILMS INTACT

2002 Juan Carlos Fresnadillo,
          Federico and Sam are two lucky men, Federico survived an earthquake and has the power to wrench fortune from those around him: he has the gift, Sam is a survivor of the Jewish holocaust and manages a casino in the middle of a lava desert. One day Federico challenges Sam, who expels him from paradise, taking his gift from him.
          Years later, Federico thinks that he has found in Tomas, the only survivor of an air accident, the instrument of his vengeance. By teaching him to control fortune, he can use him to return to the casino and challenge the God of fortune. Together they begin a journey of initiation, a succession of ever more strange and difficult tests in which the highest bet is the luck of others; luck, which in this game is captured in a simple photograph. Everything goes well until Sara, a policewoman who survives a car accident which kills her family, becomes obsessed with discovering what is behind these clandestine games in which death and luck become enmeshed. In which only one can remain intact. This film is really worth watching.

29.   The purpose of the text is ........

A.to describe a film
B.to describe how a film is made
C.to inform readers about a good film
D.to entertain readers by telling a story
E.to review a film for a public audience

30.   After reading the review, how would you judge this film ........

A.Bad.
B.Fait.
C.Not bad.
D.Mediocre.
E.Excellent.

31.   What does the writer suggest to the audience ........

A.The film is forgettable.
B.They should watch the film.
C.They should neglect the film.
D.They should make another film.
E.The writer should promote the film.

          To improve comfort and cleanliness at our school, a number of dust bins should be increased.
          When we look at classrooms, school corridors and school yard, there are papers, mineral water cups, straws, and napkins here and there. The condition of uncleanliness and discomfort really hinders learning and teaching environment. Litters thrown carelessly cause disease, especially empty plastic cups or glasses. They can be filled out with water coming from the rain. This can be placed for dengue mosquitoes to spread out. Besides, these rubbish can deteriorate the scene. Well painted wall and green school yard do not mean anything if litters are scattered everywhere.
          Anyway I notice that most of the students in our school have responsibilities for their school environment. They put their litters on the proper places. But some are not diligent enough to find the dust bins. The numbers of dust bins in our schools are not enough. More dust bins should be put beside each of steps, outside, of the classrooms, and some more along the corridors. Probably one dust bin should be in every ten meters. So when students want to throw away their litters, they can find the dust bins easily.
          When school is equipped with sufficient dust bins, we do not have problems of filth and discomfort any more. Our school will be very clean and become a nice place to study.

32.   What is the writer's intention? To ........ readers to do something good.

A.inform.
B.explain.
C.describe.
D.entertain.
E.persuade.

33.   According to the writer, more dust bins ........ in every ten meters.

A.should be decorated
B.should be painted
C.should be placed
D.are unnecessary
E.are not required

34.   What is the writer's argument on a sufficient number of dust bins ........

A.They can prevent litters.
B.They can save janitor's energy.
C.Students are asked to clean them.
D.They make school environment neat.
E.Students can throw garbage away easily.

35.   What is the writer's suggestion ........

A.To buy more dust bins.
B.To hire more gardeners.
C.To use dust bins efficiently.
D.To ask parents to give more dust bins.
E.To ask students to clean the school yard.

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