Soal Try Out UN 2009
MATA PELAJARAN : BAHASA INGGRIS
HARI/TANGGAL : JUM’AT, 12 SEPETEMBER 2008
WAKTU : 07.30 – 09.30
KELAS/PROGRAM : 12 IPA/IPS/IPB
KODE PAKET : B
In this section of the test, you will have the chance to show well you understand spoken English. There are four parts to this section with special directions for each part.
Questions 1 – 4
For each question, you will see a picture in your test book and you will hear a question followed by five statements. The questions and the statements will be spoken two times. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speaker says.
When you hear the question and five statements look at the picture in your test book and choose the statement that best describes what you see in the picture. Then on answer sheet, find the number of the question and mark you answer. Look at the sample below.
Look at the picture in your test book.
What is the man doing?
a. He is looking at the picture of the two women
b. He is sitting in the garden holding a camera
c. He is pointing at the two women
d. He is taking a photograph of the women
e. He is talking to the women
Statement (d) “He is taking a photograph of the women, “best describes what you see in the picture. Therefore, you should choose answer (d).
Questions 5 – 10
In this part of the test will hear a statement or a question spoken in English, followed by five responses, also spoken in English. The statement or question and the responses will be spoken two times. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers say. You have to choose the best response to each statement or question.
5. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
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10. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
Question 11 – 15
In this part of the test, you will hear 2 conversations. They will be spoken two times. After you hear a conversation and the questions about it, read the five possible answers and decide which one would be the best answer to the questions you have heard.
11. a. How to get a bus
b. How to get a taxi
c. How far to walk
d. How to get to the shopping center
e. How to shop at the market
12. a. Take a taxi
b. Wait for a bus
c. Ask for direction
d. Go to another place
e. Walk to the shopping center
13. a. At a coffee shop
b. At Rudi’s office
c. At Sandra’s office
d. At the police station
e. At a college
14. a. Some tea
b. Some soft drink
c. Some water
d. Some coffee
e. Orange juice
15. a. They are visitors
b. They are guests
c. They are colleagues
d. They are officers
e. They are friend
Each society has its own beliefs, attitudes, customs, behaviours, and social habits. These give people a sense of who they are, how they should behave, and what they should or should not do. These ‘rules’ reflect the ‘culture’ of a country.
People become conscious of such rules when they meet people from different cultures. For example, in some cultures, being on time can mean turning up several hours late for an appointment, even for a business meeting; in others, 3 p.m. means 3 p.m. Also, the rules about when to eat vary from culture to culture. Many North Americans and Europeans are used to having three mealtimes a day and organizing their timetable around them. In some countries, on the other hand, people often do not have strict rules like this – people eat when they want to and every family has its own time table.
When people visit or live in a country for the first time, they are often surprised at the differences that exist between their own culture and that in the other country. The most common way of comparing two cultures is in terms of their differences – not their similarities.
16. What does the writer want to tell you?
A. Culture similarities.
B. Culture in a country.
C. Mealtime’s day.
D. Strict rules.
E. Culture differences.
17. New comers often feel …….. because their own culture is not similar to that in the new country.
18. Which statement is TRUE according to the text ?
A. There are no strict rules of mealtimes in some countries.
B. There are no similarities between a culture is one country and that in another.
C. There are no people, becoming conscious of a new culture,
D. There are no countries having strict rules of mealtimes.
E. There are no problems for people who visit a country for the first time.
19. Many North Americans and Europeans are used to having three mealtimes a day and organizing their timetable around them. (Paragraph 2).
The word them in that sentence refers to……..
A. North Americans
D. three mealtimes
E. their timetable
20. In some cultures people may…….. for a business meeting.
A. behave differently
B. eat strictly
C. come late
D. be surprised
E. use their own time table
Many people now have a card which enables them to withdraw money from a cash dispenser. You feed your card into the machine and key in your PIN (Personnel Identification Number) and the amount of money you want. If you have enough in your account, the money requested will be issued to you up to a daily limit. Your account is automatically debited for the amount you have drawn out.
Provided you have a sound credit, you can get credit card from a bank and other financial institutions. To obtain goods or services, you present your card and sign a special voucher. When it receives the voucher, the credit card company pays the trader (less a commission) and then sends you a monthly statement. Depending on the type of card you have, you will either have to pay in full or be able to pay part of what is owed and pay interest on the balance left outstanding.
If you need to make fixed payments at regular intervals, e.g. for insurance premiums, you can arrange a standing order (sometimes known as a banker’s order) so that the
bank will do this for you.
21. If you withdraw your money from the cash dispenser, the amount of your money will …….. as you have drawn out.
- be doubled
- become more
- become less
- be credited
- become lost
22. The main purpose of the writer is to ……..
- check the customers’ account
- explain to the customers how to pay their employee’s salaries.
- give the reader information about bank service
- persuade the readers to have a credit card
- explain to the reader how to use PIN
23. ” …….. government still has to spend a very large part of ……..” (paragraph 1)
The meaning of the underlined word is ……..
A. give out
B. use up
C. take off
D. bring up
E. take up
24. ” …….. from the countryside to different but underdeveloped parts of Indonesia.” (paragraph l).
The antonym of underlined word is ……..
The problem of over population in Indonesia is made worse by the fact that fifty percent of all Indonesians are below the age of eighteen years. Most of them are dependents. They do not earn money to support themselves and are in need of many facilities like food, medical care, clothing, education, and employment opportunities. Although a large number of them are forced to drop out of school to earn a living, the government still has to spend a very large part of its revenue on education. Then comes the problem of creating enough jobs for every new generation of school leavers or college graduates.
Although the problem of overcrowded cities is difficult to solve, there is a solution to the problem of people living in overcrowded areas of the countryside. The solution is internal migration. This means moving poor people from the countryside to different but underdeveloped parts of Indonesia, where they may work to build a new life themselves. In Indonesia, there are large and active resettlement programs of his sort which have given a new life to thousands of people.
25. What is mainly discussed in the text?
A. How to solve unemployment in Indonesia.
B. Migration in Indonesia.
C. A new life for thousands of people
D. Population problem.
E. Overcrowded cities
26. The main idea of paragraph one is that……..
A. Indonesians lack employment opportunities
B. The youth earn money to support themselves.
C. Most of the youth are jobless
D. The elderly are more than the youth
E. Fifty percents of Indonesians are dependents
27. Which sentence is TRUE according to the text?
A. Less than fifty percent of Indonesians are dependents.
B. Creating enough jobs for the young is not urgent.
C. The only way to solve problem of over population is by internal migration.
D. There is no solution to the problem of overcrowded cities.
E. Employment opportunities cannot help solve the overpopulation problem.
A planet is a body in space that revolves around a star. There are nine planets in our solar system, and these nine planets travel around the sun. The names of the planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
Planets travel in orbits around the stars. All of the planets of the solar system revolve in elliptical orbits. In other words, their orbits are like large, flat circles. The time that it takes a planet to make one revolution around the sun is called a year.
The Greeks were the first people to recognize and give names to some of the planets. Tile word planet comes from a Greek word meaning wanderer If a person wanders, this means that he goes from one place to another and does not have a home. The Greeks thought that planets “wandered” in the sky. However, modern scientists can predict the movement of the planets very accurately.
28. What is the suitable title for this text?
- The Wanderers
- The Greeks
- The Stars
- The Orbits
- The Planets
29. The planets in our solar system travel ……..
- around the circles
- in elliptical orbit
- from one position to another
- around the stars
- in one movement
Nuclear power seems in some ways much cleaner than other sources of energy. Take oil or coal as an example. When they are used in power stations, a great deal of smoke is produced. The smoke contains a great deal of acid. Even if the smoke is cleaned by filters, a lot of the acid still escapes into the air. This can be carried by clouds from power stations in England to Scandinavia. When it rains there, the acid comes down with the rain. As a result, the fish, in lakes and trees in forests begin to die.
But many people are still against nuclear power. They believe that the problem is not just the danger of an accident in the atomic power stations. Highly radioactive material is used. Radioactivity can cause cancer and other illnesses. Only a part of the material is used. The rest – called waste – is just as radioactive. Although it is still highly dangerous, this radioactive waste is often thrown into the sea. Nobody can be certain what will happen to it there. Only one thing is certain. It will be highly dangerous for at least 240.000 years.
30. What is mainly discussed in the text?
A. Highly radioactive material.
B. An alternative energy.
C. An atomic power station.
D. The advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power.
E. The acid rain.
31. The main idea of paragraph 2 is that ……..
A. Many people disagree with the use of nuclear power
B. Radioactivity may cause some diseases
C. Nuclear power is very dangerous
D. Radioactive material is highly dangerous for man’s life.
E. Radioactive waste will be highly dangerous for at least 240.000 years
32. All of the following statements are true, EXCEPT……..
A. The smoke produced by the burning coal contains a lot of acid
B. Nuclear power may cause some health problems
C. When oil or coal is burned, it produces some smoke
D. Acid rain makes plants fertile
E. People should be aware of the danger of radioactive waste
33. “Nobody can be certain what will happen to it there,” (paragaraph 2)
The underlined word means……..
Water pollution is really a problem for all people to solve. The solution to the problem …..(19)….. people to demonstrate their quality as responsible citizens. Individuals as well as their industries …..(20)….. that they should not do anything …..(21)….. to the problem. They must handle wastes properly. They must not …..(22)….. harmful substances, including chemical wastes, into the river or other public waterways. Furthermore, it is …..(23)….. that everyone fully understands the importance of recycling rubbish.
34. The best answer for number 19 is…..
- makes D. brings
- helps E. requires
35. The best answer for number 20 is…..
- will realize D. are realized
- could realize E. has realized
- must realize
36. The best answer for number 21 is…..
- contributing D. is contributing
- to contribute E. is contributed
37. The best answer for number 22 is…..
- pollute D. keep
- waste E. store
38. The best answer for number 23 is…..
A. accepted D. cleared
B. welcomed E. accounted
39. Rindu : Mom, I am nominated in the singing contest
Mama : Great! I’m really proud of you.
The underlined utterance is an expression of……..
40. Husband : Our car always troubles me.
Wife : Why don’t you sell it and buy a new one?
Husband : Well. I don’t have any objection to your idea as long as we can afford it.
In the dialogue the husband expresses …
41. I can’ t swim fast, …
- but my brother cannot
- and neither can my brother
- and so can my brother
- and my brother can too
- and so is my brother
42. Rina : May I go to Pangandaran, Mom?
Mother : Yes, but don’t forget to take care of yourself.
Rina : Thanks, Mom.
From the dialogue above, we know that mother …….. Rina togo to Pangandaran.
A. allows D. orders
B. stops E. avoids
43. Doctor : What’s happened to your son, Mrs. Rina?
Mrs. Rina : He said …….. a terrible pain in his stomach.
A. that her feels D. if he is feeling
B. whether he felt E. that he felt
C. that he is feeling
44. The teacher asked : “Why did you come late, Mary?”
The teacher asked why …
- she came late
- she comes late
- she had come late
- had she come late
- did she come late
45. James : Why didn’t you answer my call?
Peter : Sorry ……..
A. I’ll feed my cattle
B. I was feeding my cattle
C. I fed my cattle
D. I have fed my cattle
E. I had fed all my cattle
46. Mom : Girls, make up your beds!
Nindy : What did mom say to you just now?
Ninin : She asked us … our beds.
- makeup D. made up
- to make up E. should make up
- making up
47. He saw the terrible accidents but when he was interrogated by the police he acted as if he … it,
- saw D. didn’t see
- had not seen E. had seen
- has not seen
48. X : “…?”
Y : “No, thanks. I can do it myself
- Will you please move this chair?
- Would you like me to carry your suitcase?
- Are you the manager of this office?
- Could you please help me?
- Do you mind if I sit here
49. Father : “What are you doing, Toni?”
Toni : “I’m studying, father.”
Father : “Oh, I see. You …”
- had better turn on the television
- would rather turn on the television
- had better turn off the television
- would rather put out the television
- had better break the television
50. X :”…”
Y : “Certainly.”
- How do you like it?
- What is the weather like?
- Could you carry this bag for me, please?
- Why don’t you see the doctor?
- Who’s speaking please?