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21 Jan 2009

Soal Try Out UN (2008-2009)


Mata pelajaran : BAHASA INGGRIS
Hari/Tanggal : JUMAT, 12 September 2008
Waktu : 07.30 – 09.00

Listening section
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.

Part I
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

Sample answer

Statement (d) “He is taking a photograph of the women, “best describes what you see in the picture. Therefore, you should choose answer (d).





Part II
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.
6. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
7. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
8. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
9. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
10. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.

Part III
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
Text 1
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.

16. What is mainly discussed in the text?
A. The acid rain.
B. An alternative energy.
C. An atomic power station.
D. Highly radioactive material.
E. The advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power.

17. The main idea of paragraph 2 is that ........
A. Nuclear power is very dangerous
B. Radioactivity may cause some diseases
C. Radioactive material is highly dangerous for man's life.
D. Many people disagree with the use of nuclear power
E. Radioactive waste will be highly dangerous for at least 240.000 years

18. All of the following statements are true, EXCEPT........
A. Acid rain makes plants fertile
B. The smoke produced by the burning coal contains a lot of acid
C. Nuclear power may cause some health problems
D. People should be aware of the danger of radioactive waste
E. When oil or coal is burned, it produces some smoke

19. "Nobody can be certain what will happen to it there," (paragaraph 2) The underlined word means........
A. locate
B. exist
C. come
D. occur
E. last

Text 2
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.
20. What does the writer want to tell you?
A. Strict rules.
B. Mealtime’s day.
C. Culture differences.
D. Culture in a country.
E. Culture similarities.

21. New comers often feel ........ because their own culture is not similar to that in the new country.
A. astounded
B. bored
C. disturb
D. uninterested
E. embarrassed

22. Which statement is TRUE according to the text ?
A. There are no people, becoming conscious of a new culture,
B. There are no countries having strict rules of mealtimes.
C. There are no strict rules of mealtimes in some countries.
D. There are no problems for people who visit a country for the first time.
E. There are no similarities between a culture is one country and that in another.

23. 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. people
B. three mealtimes
C. North Americans
D. Europeans
E. their timetable

24. In some cultures people may........ for a business meeting.
A. come late
B. eat strictly
C. be surprised
D. behave differently
E. use their own time table
Text 3
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.

25. What is the suitable title for this text?
A. The Stars
B. The Orbits
C. The Greeks
D. The Planets
E. The Wanderers

26. The planets in our solar system travel ........
A. around the stars
B. around the circles
C. in one movement
D. from one position to another
E. in elliptical orbit

Text 4
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.

27. What is mainly discussed in the text?
A. Population problem.
B. Migration in Indonesia.
C. How to solve unemployment in Indonesia.
D. Overcrowded cities
E. A new life for thousands of people

28. The main idea of paragraph one is that........
A. Most of the youth are jobless
B. The elderly are more than the youth
C. The youth earn money to support themselves.
D. Indonesians lack employment opportunities
E. Fifty percents of Indonesians are dependents

29. Which sentence is TRUE according to the text?
A. Creating enough jobs for the young is not urgent.
B. Less than fifty percent of Indonesians are dependents.
C. There is no solution to the problem of overcrowded cities.
D. The only way to solve problem of over population is by internal migration.
E. Employment opportunities cannot help solve the overpopulation problem.

Text 5
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 thebank will do this for you.
30. If you withdraw your money from the cash dispenser, the amount of your money will ........ as you have drawn out. . .
A. become more D. become less
B. be credited E. be doubled
C. become lost

31. The main purpose of the writer is to ........
A. give the reader information about bank service
B. persuade the readers to have a credit card
C. check the customers' account
D. explain to the reader how to use PIN
E. explain to the customers how to pay their employee's salaries.

32. " ........ government still has to spend a very large part of ........" (paragraph 1)The meaning of the underlined word is ........
A. bring up
B. have
C. take off
D. use up
E. take up

33. " ........ from the countryside to different but underdeveloped parts of Indonesia." (paragraph l).The antonym of underlined word is ........
A. developing
B. developed
C. isolated
D. neglected
E. growing

Text 6
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…..
A. makes D. brings
B. helps E. requires
C. have

35. The best answer for number 20 is…..
A. will realize
B. could realize
C. must realize
D. are realized
E. has realized

36. The best answer for number 21 is…..
A. contributing
B. to contribute
C. contributes
D. is contributing
E. is contributed

37. The best answer for number 22 is…..
A. pollute D. keep
B. waste E. store
C. dump

38. The best answer for number 23 is…..
A. accepted D. cleared
B. welcomed E. accounted
C. expected

39. Doctor : What's happened to your son, Mrs. Rina? Mrs. Rina : He said ........ a terrible pain in his stomach.
A. that he felt
B. that her feels
C. if he is feeling
D. whether he felt
E. that he is feeling

40. James : Why didn't you answer my call? Peter : Sorry ........
A. I was feeding my cattle
B. I have fed my cattle
C. I fed my cattle
D. I had fed all my cattle
E. I'll feed my cattle

41. Rindu : Mom, I am nominated in the singing contest Mama : Great! I'm really proud of you.The underlined utterance is an expression of........
A. will
B. pride
C. hope
D. plan
E. dissatisfaction

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. avoids
B. orders E. stops
C. forbids

43. Mom : Girls, make up your beds!
Nindy : What did mom say to you just now?
Ninin : She asked us ... our beds.
A. makeup
B. made up
C. making up
D. should make up
E. to make up

44. I can' t swim fast, ...
A. but my brother cannot
B. and so can my brother
C. and neither can my brother
D. and my brother can too
E. and so is my brother

45. He saw the terrible accidents but when he was interrogated by the police he acted as if he ... it,
A. saw
B. didn't see
C. had seen
D. had not seen
E. has not seen

46. The teacher asked : "Why did you come late, Mary?"
The teacher asked why ...
A. she comes late
B. she had come late
C. had she come late
D. she came late
E. did she come late

47. X :"..."
Y : "Certainly."
A. Could you carry this bag for me, please?
B. What is the weather like?
C. Why don't you see the doctor?
D. Who's speaking please?
E. How do you like it?

48. X : "...?"
Y : "No, thanks. I can do it myself
A. Could you please help me?
B. Would you like me to carry your suitcase?
C. Will you please move this chair?
D. Are you the manager of this office?
E. Do you mind if I sit here

49. Father : "What are you doing, Toni?"
Toni : "I'm studying, father."
Father : "Oh, I see. You ..."
A. had better turn on the television
B. would rather turn on the television
C. had better turn off the television
D. would rather put out the television
E. had better break the television

50. 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 ...
A. sympathy D. intolerance
B. capability E. pleasure
C. agreement

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