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1 Text 1 Space travel should be stopped for many reasons. Firstly, it is totally unsafe as proven by the Colombia Space Shuttle disaster. Thousand people have been killed in accidents. Secondly, it costs billions and billions dollars everyday just to put fuel into rockets. Professor Smith from the Spend Money on People Space Association agrees that space travel is a waste of time and money. Further, space travel is altering the world’s weather pattern as evidenced by the record of high temperatures this summer in Cobar. Everyone knows that if God wanted us to fly in space we should have been born with space suits. Stop space before it destroys the earth. 1. How many reasons are stated in the text dealing with the point that Space travel should be stopped? A. One B. Two C. Three D. Four E. Five 2. “Professor Smith from the Spend Money on People not Space Association agree that space travel is a waste of time and money.” The sentence contains a word expresses ... A. agreement. B. disagreement. C. contrast. D. certainty. E. desire. 3. Which is not true based on the text above? A. Space travel should be stopped. B. Space travel destroys the earth. C. Space travel costs billions and billions of dollars everyday. D. Space travel offer benefits to the earth. E. Space travel is unsafe. 4. What does the text above mainly talk about? A. Air travel B. Road travel C. Water travel D. Space travel E. Rocket travel 5. Stop space before it destroys the earth. This part of paragraph indicates the ... . A. reiteration B. reinforcement C. argument D. thesis E. elaboration 6. Stop space before it destroys the earth. What does the word it refer to ... . A. space B. travel C. space travel D. the earth E. space suit 7. “Further, space travel is altering the world’s weather pattern as evidenced by the record of high temperatures this summer in Cobar.” The underlined word is a transitional word showing .... A. time B. addition C. logical relationship D. conclusion

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Text 1Space travel should be stopped for many reasons. Firstly, it is totally unsafe as proven by the

Colombia Space Shuttle disaster. Thousand people have been killed in accidents. Secondly, it costs billions and billions dollars everyday just to put fuel into rockets. Professor Smith from the Spend Money on People Space Association agrees that space travel is a waste of time and money. Further, space travel is altering the world’s weather pattern as evidenced by the record of high temperatures this summer in Cobar. Everyone knows that if God wanted us to fly in space we should have been born with space suits. Stop space before it destroys the earth.

1. How many reasons are stated in the text dealing with the point that Space travel should be stopped?A. OneB. TwoC. ThreeD. FourE. Five

2. “Professor Smith from the Spend Money on People not Space Association agree that space travel is a waste of time and money.” The sentence contains a word expresses ...A. agreement.B. disagreement.C. contrast.D. certainty.E. desire.

3. Which is not true based on the text above?A. Space travel should be stopped.B. Space travel destroys the earth.C. Space travel costs billions and billions of dollars everyday.D. Space travel offer benefits to the earth.E. Space travel is unsafe.

4. What does the text above mainly talk about?A. Air travelB. Road travelC. Water travelD. Space travelE. Rocket travel

5. Stop space before it destroys the earth. This part of paragraph indicates the ... .A. reiterationB. reinforcementC. argumentD. thesisE. elaboration

6. Stop space before it destroys the earth. What does the word it refer to ... .A. spaceB. travelC. space travelD. the earthE. space suit

7. “Further, space travel is altering the world’s weather pattern as evidenced by the record of high temperatures this summer in Cobar.” The underlined word is a transitional word showing .... A. timeB. additionC. logical relationshipD. conclusionE. example

Text 2Boarding School Education

There are many arguments in favor of a boarding school education. Nevertheless, the boarding school is not always the best education institution for everyone. At an early age interacting and communicating with people is very important for a child’s personal life and can be especially helpful for his/her future. In a boarding school, shy children can take advantage of interaction through communal activities. The boarding school also offers a great variety of activities such as arts, sports, and music that allow children to demonstrate and develop specialized skills in their free time.

Furthermore, the structured way of life and strict rules at the boarding school may helps students to get used to a well ordered way of life. The manners and social skills will help them to become more responsible and confident, and to develop their talents in leadership. Professionally trained teachers and educators in the boarding school can offer excellent education without the parents’ constant supervision.

In spite of these good points, it is not advisable to send a child to a boarding school if he/she is a dependent learner. A boarding school usually demands that student learn independently. In addition, the

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boarding school should not be seen as a measure to solve inappropriate behavior or unsatisfactory study performance. Instead of improving, problematic children may close off their relationship with their peers and teachers.

In conclusion although a boarding school may provide good education to many children, it is not recommended for those who are strongly attached to their families. They may become frustrated and socially isolated.

8. According to the writer, children in a boarding school can develop specialized skills in … .A. entrepreneurship.B. community service.C. reading.D. drama.E. music.

9. Why do parents send their children to boarding school? Because …A. it is good for shy children.B. it gives good education for adults.C. interacting and communicating with people is very important.D. it does not allow children demonstrate excellence and develop their skills.E. it is safe and makes children become responsible and develop talents in leadership.

10. From the text, we can conclude that …A. the boarding school can be very expensive.B. there are good and bad boarding schools.C. the boarding school is the solution to our educational problems.D. it’s not necessary to send children to a boarding school because the students can live

independently.E. not everyone thinks that the boarding school is the best educational institution for children.

Text 3Students’ cheating is one of the biggest problems faced by teachers nowadays. Despite the fact that teachers advise their students not to do dishonest acts during tests, some

students still do cheating. There are many kinds of cheating that students do during the test or examination, such as looking other students’ work, put some notes under their clothes, write notes or formulas on their desks make hand signals or go to rest rooms to get the answers from their friends.

In my view, students who do cheating are committing a crime. It is a sort of taking something illegally. This crime causes negative results to the students. Students who always cheat deteriorate their mental capacity. Cheating acts also create dependence. They weaken their self confidence. Instead of preparing for the coming test, they are busy to organize notes on a piece of paper. If this awful habit continues, the students will lose their opportunity to develop their intellectual and mind.

Therefore, school should consider cheating as a very serious problem. School board and administration should go hand to overcome this matter. Honesty must be put in school’s vision. Harsh punishment must be applied to students who commit this crime.

11. What is mainly discussed in the text?A. School policy.B. Harsh punishment.C. Cheating as a crime.D. Mental deterioration.E. Different ways of cheating.

12. What will the school do to eliminate students who commit cheating?A. Create a good vision.B. Select honest students.C. Make harsh punishment.D. Make students confident.E. Administer the school affair.

13. “Students who always cheat deteriorate their mental capacity.” (Paragraph 3). The underlined word means …A. supportB. worsenC. causeD. createE. find

14. How do you compare the second and the fourth paragraphs?A. The second paragraph tells how students cheat and the four tells what effort should be

carried out to overcome it.B. The second paragraph tells the cause of cheating and the fourth tells how school overcomes it.C. Unlike the second paragraph, the fourth paragraph shows the failure of cheating.D. The second and the fourth paragraph tell the effects of cheating.E. Both paragraphs elaborate the danger of cheating.

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15. According to the text, how can cheating decline students’ mental capacity?A. It is easy to perform.B. It affects disturbance.C. It loses student’s mind.D. It makes students dependent.E. It stimulates disappointment.

16. “Students who always cheat deteriorate their mental capacity.” (Paragraph 3)The underlined word means ….A. supportB. worsenC. createD. causeE. find

17. “They weaken their self confidence.” (Paragraph 3). What does the underlined word refer to?A. TestsB. PapersC. ResultsD. StudentsE. Cheatings

Text 4Old Enough?

When a person old enough to be responsible for a crime? This question needs to be investigated because the current law is not good enough. The law at present protects children aged between ten years and four years from being punished for committing crimes. It is believed that children under fourteen years are too young to realize the seriousness of their crimes. Mr. Stephen Scarlett, head of the NSW Children’s Court, describes how clever young offenders use this defense, saying that they are too young to understand that they have broken the law. Mr. Scarlett, an expert on this subject, states that the age should be dropped from fourteen to twelve years. I agree with this.

Teenagers these days are far more sophisticated than those in the past. The law should recognize this. In a recent survey some people suggested that the age for being responsible for a crime should be dropped to eight years old. This, I feel, is too young. Fourteen, however, is too old. Is there anyone who believes that a fourteen-year-old does not know that it is against the law to steal or vandalize property? By the age of twelve, children are aware of what is legal and what is not.

Public pressure creates change. It is now up to the public to put pressure on the government to change the age at which a person may be held responsible for a crime from fourteen years to twelve years. Out of daSte laws have no place in a modern society, especially one that needs people to be responsible for their actions.

18. What does the text above talk about?A. When a person is old enough to be responsible for a crime.B. When a person is being punished for committing crimes.C. When children are too young to be responsible for a crime.D. When a person is too old to be responsible for a crime.E. When do teenagers realize the seriousness of their crimes.

19. In what age are the children protected by the present law from being punished for committing crimes?A. Ten years old.B. Fourteen years old.C. Ten to fourteen years old.D. Eight years old.E. Twelve years old.

20. In what paragraph do we find the recommendation of the text above ...A. in the first paragraphB. in the second paragraphC. in the third paragraphD. in the fourth paragraphE. in the fifth paragraph

21. The part of the text which states what ought or ought not to happen is called ...A. thesisB. argumentC. elaborationD. reiterationE. recommendation

22. “Teenagers these days are far more sophisticated than those in the past. The word “those” refer to ...A. days.B. teenagers.C. laws.D. children.E. crimes.

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23. What type of genre does the text belong to?A. Analytical exposition.B. Hortatory exposition.C. Report.D. Description.E. Narrative.

24. “Mr. Scarlett, an expert on this subject, states that the age should be dropped from fourteen to twelve years. I agree with this.”The underlined sentence expresses ...A. argumentB. opinion.C. certainty.D. debate.E. agreement.

Text 5Dear Editor,

We are writing to complain about ads on TV. There are so many ads, especially during our favourite programmes. We think they should be stopped for a number of reasons. First, ads are nuisance. They go on for a long time and there are so many. Sometimes there seems to be more ads than programmes. Second, ads are bad influence on people. They try to encourage people to buy unhealthy food like beer, soft drink, candy and chips. And they make people want things they do not really need and can not. Finally, the people who make ads have too much say in what programmes people watch. That is because they want to put all their ads on popular programs that a lot of people watch. Some programmes which are not so popular get stopped because they do not attract enough ads, even though those programmes may be someone’s favourite. For those reasons, we think TV station should stop showing ads. They interrupt programmes. They are bad influences on people, and they are sometimes put a stop to people’s favourite shows. We are sick of ads, and now we mostly watch other channels.

David

25. What kind of genre does the text above belong to?A. Descriptive.B. Narrative.C. Analytical exposition.D. hortatory exposition.E. Report.

26. What is the purpose of the text?A. To persuade the reader or listener that something should or should not be the case.B. To persuade the reader or listener that something should be the case.C. To inform the reader or listener about some cases.D. To persuade the reader or listener about the most important case.E. To give opinion to the reader or listener related some cases.

27. The generic structure of the text above is ...A. thesis – arguments – reiteration.B. thesis – arguments – recommendation.C. description – identification.D. identification – description.E. orientation – event – reorientation.

28. Who is the letter addressed to?A. Editor.B. ReaderC. Listener.D. David.E. Advertisement.

29. The following statements are true based on the text, except ...A. Advertisement encourages people to buy unhealthy food.B. Advertisement is a nuisance.C. Advertisement interrupts programmes.D. Advertisement puts a stop to people’s favourite show.E. Advertisement has many advantages.

30. In what paragraph is stating an issue?A. First paragraph.B. Second paragraph.C. Third paragraph.D. Fourth paragraph.E. The last paragraph.

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Text 6Faster planes and cheaper flights are making it easier than ever before for people to travel. In the

most ‘developed’ societies, visiting exotic places is a sought-after status symbol. The tourism industries of both developed and developing countries have recognised this fact and are learning to take advantage of it.

There are, however, some problems associated with this new industry. Firstly, there is the increasing crime rate. Some locals see tourists as easy prey because, not only are they in unfamiliar territory and therefore less able to take care of themselves, but also they carry visible items of wealth, such as cameras and jewelry which can be disposed of quickly for profit.

Another major problem is health. With greater mobility comes greater danger of spreading contagious diseases around the world. One carrier returning home could easily start an epidemic before their illness was diagnosed. Moreover, the emergence of many diseases which resist antibiotics is causing scientists to be increasingly concerned about this issue.

Also to be considered is the natural environment, which can be seriously threatened by too many visitors. Australia’s Great Reef, for example, is in danger of being destroyed by tourists and there are plans to restrict visitors to some of the more delicate coral cays.

These are just three of the reasons why any country should be worry of committing itself to an extensive tourism development program.

31. Why does the natural environment become one of the serious problems associated with the faster planes and cheaper flight? Because ….A. it easily started an epidemic before their illness was diagnosed.B. it can be damaged by too many visitors.C. the health problem will be increased.D. they carry visible items of wealth.E. it can increase crime rate

32. The purpose of the text is …A. to inform readers about natural environment.B. to entertain readers about the delicate coral cays.C. to tell readers how to overcome the problem in health.D. to expose the disadvantage of faster planes and cheaper flight.E. to describe readers about the beauty of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

33. Why is the crime rate increasing deal with the new industry?A. Some tourists carry visible items of wealth which are easily taken.B. They are spreading contagious diseases around the world. C. They are planning to restrict visitors to some coral cays.D. Visiting exotic places is an increasing issue.E. Scientist concerned about the issue.

34. One carries returning home could easily start an epidemic before their illness was diagnosed (paragraph 3).The underlined word means …A. askedB. healed C. observedD. examinedE. recognized

Text 7Global warming is the rising of the earth temperature over the past 100 years. If the temperatures

continue to rice over a longer period of time, the earth may experience some problems. One of the problems is climate change. If we live in very cool climate, we may welcome warmer temperatures. On the other hand, if we already live in a warm and dry climate, we will experience very hot days during the dry season.

This weather change will influence the farming products and the life of some species who can’t stand the seat. Climate change may cause diseases, too. The other problem is the rise of the sea level. Warmer wealth makes glacier melt. Some melting glaciers add more water to the ocean. When the water expands in the ocean, it takes up more space and it makes the sea level rises. That is why there was flood during the high tide in our neighborhood.

Considering some facts above, we can do several simple things to save the earth:1. Start being smart using the electricity.2. Buy products that don’t use much energy.3. Walk, ride a bike, and take public transportation or carpool.4. Plant trees and save them.5. Recycle.

35. What is the purpose of the text?A. To describe about the increase of sea level.B. To inform readers about dry and warm climate.C. To persuade readers to agree with the writer’s ideas.D. To remind readers about the danger of melting glaciers.E. To convince readers to do friendly environment life styles.

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36. What will happen if the glaciers melt?A. The sea level will rise.B. The new diseases come up.C. The dry season will be longer.D. The temperature will get colder.E. There will be high tide in our neighborhood.

37. Which statement is correct according to the text?A. All species can stand the heat.B. Riding bicycles can help save the earth.C. Global warning doesn’t impact cool areas.D. Warmer temperatures can keep the balance of the sea level.E. Being smart in using electricity and other energy is useless.

38. What can you learn from paragraph 1 and 2?A. Global warming may influence farming products.B. Climate change may cause diseases and kill some species.C. Global warming can be reduced by doing simple things to save the earth.D. Global warming will make us experience very hot days during the dry season.E. The rising of the earth temperature makes glacier melt that add more water to the ocean.

Text 8Government should not raise fuel price to solve the problem of economic issues. People were

affected severely with the high fuel price hike last year. Obviously they cut their spending. As an example, they had to buy lower quality of rice or palm oil. There were also fewer buyers of secondary commodities like flour, or caned meat or fish.

Furthermore, the condition of low income family will become even worse because their expense will increase while their salaries will not. Many companies will have to trim the number of employee because they are incapable of managing buying or selling price, standard wages and personal affairs.

Finally, government should not rise fuel price to overcome economic problem but the solution should be sought by tapping into the nation’s own potential and utilizing it to enhance productivity to its maximum.

39. The purpose of the text is to …A. describe fuel price.B. inform about fuel price.C. entertain the reader with the story.D. present two points of view about the raise of fuel price.E. persuade the reader that the fuel price should not be raised.

40. What problem has been discussed in the text?A. The price of secondary commodities.B. The effect of increasing fuel price.C. Condition of low income family.D. The increasing of fuel price.E. The economic problem.

41. Which of these states is an argument to support the case?A. Government should not raise fuel price to solve the problem of economic issue.B. There were also fewer buyers of secondary commodities like flour, or canned meat or fish.C. The solution should be sought by tapping into nation’s own potential.D. People were affected severely with the high fuel price hike last year.E. People had to buy lower quality of rice or palm oil.

42. Many companies will have to trim the number of employee (Paragraph 2). The underlined word means …A. fireB. cutC. addD. reduceE. border

43. What is the writer’s suggestion?A. The solution should be sought by tapping into the nation’s own potential and utilizing it to

enhance productivity to its maximum.B. Government should not raise fuel price to solve the problem of economic issue.C. The condition of low income family will become even worse.D. Many companies have to trim the number of employee.E. Standard wages should be increased.

Text 9Nowadays, many people have realized that agriculture is much more important than other supporting

tools in economic development. in Indonesia agriculture should be the priority of development because of some good reasons.

First of all, the agriculture's contribution in the beginning of the development of the country was the highest of all sectors. At present, almost half of the total Indonesian labors are working in the agriculture sector, but the contribution of the agriculture sector does not reach 30 percents.

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Second, the agriculture sector is expected to fulfill the need of food in the country. As the number of population increases in an alarming rate each year, food supply must also increase but the agricultural production per capita never increases more than one percent each year, and in some extreme cases, it is even stagnant.

Last but not least, without agricultural development, the growth of the industrial sector will be hampered because the growth that comes from industry will bring a wider gap into the internal economy in that country. In turn, this gap will create serious poverty problems, wider inequality of income distribution, and increase unemployment.

It is, therefore, obvious that the government should put agriculture as the priority of national development.

44. What is the percentage of the contribution of the agriculture sector to the Indonesian economic development ?A. Less than ten percent.B. About twenty percent.C. About thirty percent.D. Below thirty percent. E. Above thirty percent.

45. According the text, in order to support economic development, the government should ...A. produce more food as the priority.B. reduce labors in the agriculture sector.C. supply more food for the national needs.D. increase the industrial sector as the first priority.E. prioritize the development of agriculture.

46. "As the number of population increases in an alarming rate each year, ..." (Paragraph 3) The underlined word is closest in meaning to...A. awakeningB. growingC. excitingD. wordingE. frightening

Text 10Working in the hospital isn’t always enjoyable. Some days nothing goes right and then it’s very

frustrating.Working with older people is much more difficult. They take much longer to get better. A lot of the

older patients don’t want to leave hospital at all. They feel safe there and they have lots of friends. When they go home, they feel very lonely. They miss their friends. Sometimes nurses go and visit them at home when they can. But it’s hard to get the time. It causes that some of them will never really get well again. Every nurse feels sorry for them but they can’t show them how they fell. They have to be cheerful and do what they can. Nurses always try to do their best for all patients.

Thus nurses should be creative to develop amusing and enjoyable environment in order to help patients recover from their illness (UN TP 2005/2006 P11 KUR. 2004).

47. What is the purpose of the text?A. To advice readers to be careful with their illness.B. To persuade readers how to be a good nurse.C. To inform readers how to be a nurse.D. To share a problem with readers.E. To describe a nurse’s job.

48. When nurses are on duty, they sometimes feel frustrated because …A. they feel very lonely all the time.B. they should do their best at all times.C. they always work with older people.D. their jobs don’t always run smoothly.E. they have to visit their patients.

49. What is the problem faced by nurses?A. Older patients feel happy in the hospital.B. These older patients have lots of friends.C. A lot of older patients feel safe in the hospital.D. Some older patients get worse when they are home.E. Nurses are asked to go to and visit the patients at home.

50. The writer suggests that nurses should …A. be creative to develop enjoyable environment when they are on duty.B. send the patients home as soon as they are recovered.C. let the patients be with their family.D. know the patients’ wealth.E. make a lot of friends.

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Text 11Government should solve the problem of using formaldehyde in food. As the country’s food and drug

monitoring offices across the archipelago found that formaldehyde is being used in food as tofu, fresh noodles and sea food, many produces of those products wonder that they are going to bankrupt because they lost their costumers since the media announced that issue. Most of the producers of meat ball are home industry. Though they do not use formaldehyde in their products, their costumers are afraid to eat their products. This situation will affect their income.

It will be difficult to stop producers from using formaldehyde as it is the cheapest preservative but the government has to solve this problem in order to ensure that people eat healthy food and small business survive. It is not fair to treat all tofu, salted fish, fresh noodles as containing formaldehyde. How will small business survive? It would be counter-productive to the government’s own efforts to encourage small and medium business.

So, there must be a research into cheap, safe and alternative preservatives in order to avoid using formaldehyde in food.

51. The social function of the text is to …A. inform about using formaldehyde in food.B. describe the formaldehyde to the reader.C. entertain the reader with the story formaldehyde.D. present two pint of view about using formaldehyde in food.E. persuade the reader that government should solve the problem of using formaldehyde in food.

52. What problem has been discussed in the text?A. The country’s food and drug monitoring offices.B. Tofu, fresh noodles and sea food.C. Using formaldehyde in food.D. Small and medium business.E. The cheapest preservative.

53. Which is not an argument given by the writer?A. Many producers of those products wonder that they are going to bankrupt because they lost

their costumers since the media announced that issue.B. It will be difficult to stop producers from using formaldehyde as it is the cheapest preservative.C. The problem of using formaldehyde in food was found by the country’s food and drug monitoring

officers. D. It is not fair to treat all tofu, salted fish, fresh noodles as containing formaldehyde.E. Most of the producers of meat ball are home industry.

54. Government should solve the problem of using formaldehyde in food.The underlined word means …A. antisepticB. formalinC. boricD. saltE. drug

55. What is the writer’s suggestion?A. It would be counter-productive to the government’s own efforts to encourage small and medium

business.B. It would be counter-productive to the effort to encourage small and medium business.C. There must be a research into cheap, safe and alternative preservatives.D. Ensure that people eat healthy food.E. Don’t eat products using formaldehyde.

Text 12My mother is a fifty-year-old widow. She and my father were happy together – and I know she has

been very lonely since he died.I am very fond of her but sometimes her behaviour is unreasonable. She is still quite attractive, even

to men who are much younger than she is. Recently she has been seeing a lot with a thirty-six-year-old man whose wife died a few years ago in a car crash. I was very worried about this, but said nothing about it until yesterday. That was when she told me she intended to get married again. Can you guess who the ‘lucky man is?’

Naturally, I told her I would refuse to come to the wedding or have anything more to do with her if she went ahead with this crazy idea. But she refused to listen to the reason.

She doesn’t seem to understand I am only trying to protect her from all the problems and unhappiness she will have. Obviously, I can’t forbid her to get married. But there must be something I can do to stop her. Don’t you agree that it is very likely the man is interested only in her money?

(UN TP 2005/2006 P12 KUR. 2004)56. What is the purpose of the text?

A. To advice the writer.B. To inform readers about a certain event.C. To share readers with an amusing incident.D. To tell readers about how to select a spouse.E. To persuade readers that a woman should not marry to a younger man.

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57. The writer was worried about …A. his crazy idea.B. his new step father.C. his mother’s reason.D. a thirty-six-year-old man’s wife.E. his mother’s relationship with a younger man.

58. What did the writer feel uncertain with the man?A. He tried to protect his mother.B. The man was too young to get married.C. His mother was too fast to make up her mind.D. The man was not really falling in love with his mother.E. He though the man might marry his mother only because of money.

59. The writer suggests that his mother should …A. get her husband.B. stop her marriage.C. do valuable things.D. marry another man.E. change her bahaviour.

Text 13To improve comfort and cleanliness at out school, a number of dust bins should be increased.

When we look at classroom, 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 rubbishes 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 fifth and discomfort any more. Our school will be very clean and become a nice place to study.

60. What is the writer intension? To … readers to do something good.A. inform B. explainC. describeD. entertainE. persuade

61. According to the writer, more dust bins … in every ten meters.A. should be decoratedB. should be paintedC. should be placedD. are necessaryE. are not required

62. 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.

63. What is the writer’s suggestion?A. To buy more dustbins.B. To hire more gardeners.C. To use dustbin efficiently.D. To ask parents to give more dustbins.E. To ask students to clean the school yard.

Text 14If you ever get a blow-out while you are driving, you should know what to do. A blow-out is a sudden

flat tire. It can be a very frightening experience, especially if you are traveling at high speed. If your car gets a blow-out, the first thing to do is to hold very tightly to the steering wheel. You can easily loose control of the car if you don not have a good hold on steering wheel. The next step is to get off the road. You must not try to stop or turn too quickly. After you check the traffic, you should move over to the side of the road and slow down gradually. Then you should turn on your flashing light so other cars will see you.

Most automobile owners check the gas and oil in their cars regularly. However, they may forget to check something else that is just as important; die tires. About 28% of automobile in The United States have tires that are in poor condition. Some are too worm and others have too much or too little air. It is a

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good idea to check the amount of air in your tires every week. You should also give a quick look at your tires every time you get into your car. This way, you may avoid a flat tire or a blow-out.

64. What does it mean by blow-out?A. An explosive accident.B. A sudden flat tire.C. A highway accident.D. Traffic.E. Steering wheel.

65. What is the expectation of the writer from the text when the reader read it?A. Give more pay attention about blow-out while they are traveling.B. No expectation required by the text.C. The reader just read without giving attention to the text.D. Do nothing.E. Don’t care about it.

66. What is the very important thing to do if your car gets a blow-out?A. Jump up to ground.B. Stop the car.C. Open the seatbelt.D. Hold very tightly to the steering wheel.E. Calm down.

67. Why we should turn on the flashing light when we try to move a side?A. To make a glitter.B. To make other people help you.C. To make other people see you and avoid car crash.D. To check the situation.E. In order other people give a ride.

68. What is the purpose of the text?A. Describe blow-out car.B. Present the good tire.C. Inform about automobile in United States.D. Inform about what we should do when experience a sudden flat tire or blow-out.E. There is no important purpose.

Text 15CAN WE STOP THIS SMS MESS?

A recently text message or SMS read: “CU next week b4 6 thx.” (means: See you next week before 6, thanks). You may be able to decipher it, but would you consider it as acceptable English on examination papers?

SMS messes are very disturbing because one wonders whether the words themselves might eventually be replaced in common usage by these oddities. These oddities have their own place, but that place is surely on the small screen of a mobile phone where space is of concern.

What makes this even worse is that is being accepted in examinations for the subject of English. Punctuation and capitalization are kept aside.

I personally recommended that we should stop these SMS messes. If SMS shorthand keeps going on, I’m afraid we will have another linguistic and communication challenge to overcome.

(Jakarta Post, 2007) 69. “…. But that place is surely on the small screen of a mobile phone where space is of concern.”

In other words, we can say that the mobile phone’s screen is … .A. hugeB. spaciousC. wideD. limited E. large

70. Why did the writer write this text? Because he wanted …A. to tell the difficulty of making a correct SMA text.B. to persuade the readers that SMS messes should be stopped.C. to present an issue about SMS messes from two different points of view.D. to explain the process of making an SMS text.E. to persuade the readers that SMS masses are problems.

71. The last paragraph is the … of the text.A. resolutionB. reiterationC. reorientationD. evaluationE. recommendation