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The following text is for questions 24 to 26

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The following text is for questions 24 to 26.

Jl. Merpati 56 Jakarta

January 10th , 2013

Dear Mely,

I'm sorry, I haven't written for so long. My family and I have just returned from an interesting holiday at Lake Maninjau near Padang. The lake was a crater surrounded by densed forests and rice fields. We swam in the lake, ate fish from the lake and enjoyed the cool breezes. 7

After that, we had a two hour trip to Bukit Tinggi, a small hill top town which was clean, cool and friendly. Our trip around the hill took us to the coffee, clove and cinnamon plantation. The traditional Minangkabau houses, with the roof shaped like a buffalo's horn can be seen everywhere.

I really enjoy my vacation. Do come over and have a look sometime.



  1. What does the text tell you about?

A. Traditional Minangkabau houses.

B. Traveling guidance for visitors.

C. The amazing view of West Sumatera.

D. A trip throughout West Sumatera.

  1. Where did the writer and his family go after visiting Lake Maninjau?

A. Country side.

B. Bukit Tinggi.

C. West Sumatra.

D. A small hill.

  1. From the text, we know that

A. it took 3 hours from Lake Maninjau to Bukit Tinggi

B. the journey to Bukit Tinggi could only be done by plane

C. Maninjau lake was situated far away from the forests and rice fields

D. the writer and his family visited an interesting place during their holiday

The following text is for questions 27 to 30.

Bale Kambang is a small village on the Southern coast of East Java, seventy kilometers from Malang town, two hours' drive from south. It is well-known for its long beautiful white sandy beach as well as the similarity of its temple to the one of Tanah Lot in Bali.

In Bale Kambang, there are three small rocky islands namely Ismaya island, Wisanggeni island and Anoman island, those names are taken from "wayang" figures (Java traditional puppets). These islands are surrounded by Indonesian Ocean which huge waves frighten most overseas cruisers.

  1. What makes Bale Kambang famous?

A. Small rocky islands.

B. Long beautiful beach.

C. Huge waves of ocean.

D. Overseas cruisers.

  1. What is Bale Kambang?

A. A small village in Southern Coast of Jawa

B. Three small islands in Indonesian ocean

C. Wayang figure from east Jawa, Indonesia

D. A village in Malang, east Jawa

  1. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?

A. There are many rocky islands in Bale Kambang.

B. Huge waves frighten many overseas cruisers.

C. Names of rocky islands are taken from "wayang" figures.

D. The rocky islands are in the middle of the sea.

  1. "... on the southern coast of East Java, ..." (paragraph 1).

The underlined word is closest in meaning with …………..

A. strait

B. peninsula

C. shore

D. bay
The following text is for questions 31 to 34.

Two friends talked and sang merrily as they walked through the forest. Suddenly, a bear appeared. The first man quickly climbed a tree. The second one was very scared because the bear was big and strong. It can also easily kill him. He thought hard and when the bear came near, he laid very still on the ground and controlled his breath. The bear came close to him, sniffing and smelling his body all over. Surprisingly, the bear walked away and thought that the man was dead.

The friend came down from the tree when the bear went away. He asked his friend mockingly, "What did the bear tell you? ". The second friend was silenced for a while. "The bear told me to never trust a friend who escapes and leaves you alone when you need him most," he said. The first friend realized his mistake and was ashamed of his behavior.

  1. How did the second" man escape from the bear's attack?

A. By climbing a tree.

B. By running through the forest.

C. By laying on the ground.

D. By singing together.

  1. What is the main idea of the first paragraph?

A. Two friends walked through the forest.

B. The first friend climbed a tree.

C. Two friends met a bear in the forest.

D. The second man laid down on the ground.

  1. What is the moral value of the above story?

A. We should learn to climb a tree.

B. We should never be afraid of anything.

C. We should always listen to our heart.

D. We should never leave our friend behind.

  1. "... never trust a friend who escapes and leaves you alone..." (last paragraph)

The underlined word refers to.

A. the bear

B. the second man

C. the first man

D. a friend
The following text is for questions 35 to 38.

Crispy Hash Brown Recipe

3 tbsp olive oil, canola oil or grape seed oil

1 lb russel backing potatoes, peeled and grated, salt and pepper.

  1. Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan on medium heat.

  2. Squeeze out as much moisture as you can from the grated potatoes. It's easier to do this with potatoes ricer. If you don't have it, you can use paper towel to squeeze it.

  3. 3. Add the grated potatoes on the hot frying pan, spread them out along the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the potatoes. If they have been fried to golden brown, they are ready for a flip. Continue to cook until they are golden brown on the bottom. Put them on the serving plate. Serve for 4 people.

  1. What should we do first to make crispy hash brown?

A. Peel and grate the fried potatoes.

B. Heat the oil in the frying pan.

C. Squeeze the grated potatoes.

D. Sprinkle some salt and pepper.

  1. How many portions can we serve based on the recipe above?

A. Three.

B. Four.

C. Five.

D. Six.

  1. "Squeeze out as much moisture as you can..."(step 2)

The word "moisture" has similar meaning with.

A. water

B. lotion

C. splash

D. remain

  1. "If you don't have it,..." (step 2)

What does the underlined word refer to?

A. Frying pan

B. Paper towel

C. Potatoes ricer

D. Serving plate
The following text is for questions 39 to 42.

Gardenia plants are popular for the strong sweet scent of their flowers. Gardenia is the national flower in Pakistan. In Japan and China, the flower is called Kuchinashi (Japanese) and Zhi zi (Chinese).

Gardenia plants are evergreen shrubs. Their small trees can grow to 1 - 5 meters tall. The leaves are 5 - 50 centimeters long and 3 - 25 centimeters broad, dark green and glossy with a leathery texture. The flowers are in small groups, white, or pale yellow, with 5 -12 lobes (petals) from 5 -12 centimeters diameter. They usually bloom in mid-spring to mid-summer. Many species have strong aroma.

To cultivate gardenia as a house plant is not easy. This species can be difficult to grow because it originated in warm humid tropical areas. It demands high humidity and bright (not direct) light to thrive. It flourishes in acidic soil with good drainage and thrives on 20°— 23° C during the day and 150 - 16° C in the .evening. Potting soils developed specifically for gardenias are available. It grows no larger than 18 inches in height and width when grown indoor. In climates where it can be grown outdoors, it can reach the height of 6 feet. If water hits the flowers, they will turn brown.

  1. How tall is a gardenia tree?

A. 3 - 25cm.

B. 5 - 12cm.

C. 5 - 50 cm.

D. 1 – S m.

  1. What is the main idea of the last paragraph?

A. It is easy to plant a gardenia tree.

B. A gardenia plant needs high humidity.

C. It's not easy to plant gardenia as a house plant.

D. A good drainage is important for gardenia plant.

  1. From the text we know that.

  1. people don't like the strong scent of flower

  2. Gardenia is widespread in Asia

  3. the flower is easy to plant

  4. the flower is expensive

  1. "... because it originated in warm ..." (paragraph 3, line 10)

The underlined word refers to....

A. the flower

B. the species

C. the soil

D. the leaf
The following text is for questions 43 to 45.

To all our beloved readers,

We are pleased to announce a short story writing contest.

The participants must agree to the following conditions:

All contest entries must be:

    • original, never been published before

    • typed in double spaced

    • free from offensive materials

The Competition will award three prizes:

First Prize : Rp 5,000,000

Second Prize : Rp 3,000,000

Third Prize : Rp 2,000,000

Your name, age, address and phone number must be included, type on a separate paper!

Send your entries to our office no later than December 14th 2013.
For further information, contact:

Secretary's Office of the Remaja Magazine

E-Mail: inforemajamagazineyahoo.mail

  1. The text tells you about

A. a short story writing contest

B. an announcement on the secretary's office

C. an entry to get the prizes of competition

D. a participant's condition for telling stories

  1. From the text, we know that.

A. The writing must be submitted before December.

B. The story can be written in triple spaced.

C. The short story can be a published one.

D There are many prizes for winners.

  1. "... type on a separate paper."

The underlined word means.

A. different

B. same

C. inclusive

D. similar
For questions 46 to 48, complete the text with the correct word.

Ki Hajar Dewantara is named as Bapak Pendidikan Indonesia because of his brilliant ideas in Indonesian education. Although he was (46) ….. during colonial times, he had modern views. He also thought that everybody had the right to get (47) ..... He was also chosen as the minister of Indonesian education under President Soekarno's Administration. He did his job (48) ….. and was bestowed Bintang Mahaputra.

  1. A. worked

B. raised

C. studied

D. stayed

  1. A. ambition

R. education

C. independence

D. honesty

  1. A. simply

B. quickly

C. carelessly

D. responsibly

  1. Arrange the sentences bellow into a correct paragraph.

      1. We left our house at about 5 o'clock in the morning. We took a taxi to the railway station.

      2. Finally our train came. All of us rushed to get on the train.

      3. Last Lebaran, my family and I went hometown. We decided to take a train because it is more comfortable.

      4. It took about 5 to 7 hours to get to our hometown. We enjoyed our journey.

      5. We took the carriage no 3 according to our tickets.

      6. But without any prior information, our train was late for about fifteen minutes, so we had to wait a bit longer.

      7. After finding our seats we could sit comfortably.

      8. We arrived at the station at six. Our train would leave at 6.40.

A. 3-8-6-4-5-1-2-7

B. 3-4-5-8-1-2-6-7

C. 3-1-8-6-2-5-7-4

D. 3-5-4-2-7-8-1-6

  1. This text is for the following question.

What does the caution above mean?

  1. The management forbids you to leave your vehicle

  2. You are prohibited to leave valuables in your vehicle.

  3. Your vehicle is valuable for the management.

  4. Valuable things will be damaged in your vehicle.

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