Mata Pelajaran : Bahasa Inggris Kelas : IX jenjang : smp/MTs Semester : 1 (satu)



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Kelas_:_IX__Jenjang_:_SMP/MTs_Semester_:_1_(satu)'>Mata Pelajaran : Bahasa Inggris Kelas : IX

Jenjang : SMP/MTs Semester : 1 (satu)

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A. Choose A, B, C or D for the correct answer.

 1. Ria : Do you think our football team can beat its opponent?

Vito : I doubt it. We still don’t have a good striker.

What does Vito express in the dialog?

A. His agreement. B. His pleasure.

C. His sympathy. D. His hesitation.
Read the dialog and answer questions 2
and 3.

Aska : Lyra, what are you doing?

Lyra : Aska! You startled me. Well, I was just wondering if we could make our house green.

Aska : What do you mean?

Lyra : Well, there’s hardly any tree in our house.

Aska : You’re right.

Lyra : That’s why, I want to plant some trees.

Aska : Good idea!

Lyra : But, I am not sure if father will agree with us.

Aska : Why do you think so? I’m sure he will agree.

 2. Who are talking in the dialog.

A. Siblings. B. Strangers.

C. Friends. D. Neighbors.

 3. Why does Lyra want to plant some trees?

A. She likes gardening.

B. She has some unplanted trees.

C. She wants to make their house green.

D. She wants to save the Earth by planting trees.




Read the text and answer questions 4 to 6.

Elephants are the largest land
mammals in the world. Although they have huge bodies and great power, their
movements are smooth and gentle.
A female elephant carries her unborn young for about 20 to 22 months. Within an hour of birth, the baby elephant can stand on its own feet. The baby elephant is usually about one meter high and weighs about one hundred kilograms. Newly born elephants usually have thick hair all over their bodies. When they grow up, the hair becomes sparser. Even, adult elephants have almost no hair.

(Ujian Nasional 2007/2008)

 4. What is the text about?

A. The baby elephants.

B. The average weight of baby elephants.

C. The extinction of the elephants’ population.

D. The general description of elephants.

 5. How long does a female elephant carry her unborn baby?

A. A year.

B. 9 to 10 months.

C. 20 to 22 months.

D. Two years.

 6. What happens to elephants’ hair when they grow up?

A. It becomes thicker.

B. It becomes sparser.

C. It becomes longer.

D. It becomes shorter.

Read the text and answer questions 7 to 9.

Good morning. Here is the weather forecast for some cities in Indonesia.

Today, Makassar will partly cloudy with the chance of rain 40%. Ambon will have windy and sunny skies, chance of rain 40%. Jayapura will be mostly cloudy, chance of rain 50%. Next, it will be cloudy with some rain showers in the evening in Wamena with the chance of rain 70%.

 7. According to the forecast, which city will have windy and sunny skies?

A. Makassar. B. Ambon.

C. Jayapura. D. Wamena.

 8. What is the chance of rain in Jayapura?

A. More than seventy per cents.

B. Less than forty per cents.

C. Not more than forty per cents.

D. More or less fifty per cents.

 9. When will Wamena probably have some rain showers?

A. At night.

B. In the evening.

C. In the afternoon.

D. In the morning.



Read the text and answer question 10.

10. How much cholesterol does the product contain?

A. Zero.

B. One gram.

C. Five grams.

D. One and half grams.



Read the text and answer questions 11 to 13.

What is the Significance of Rabbits’ Large Ears?

A rabbit is a small fury mammal with
a short tail and pointed ears. Rabbits live in burrows in the ground. Each burrow is the home of a single family. The first fossils which can be attributed to this family came from North America, but now they are found in every part of the world. Compared to its small body, a rabbit has large-sized ears.


A rabbit is a weak and timid animal and is always surrounded by many enemies. Therefore, nature has gifted it with large ears to help it to hear even the fun of drop sound. The large area of the ear catches almost every sound wave produced in the air and transfers them into the inner ear. This makes the rabbit to detect its enemies in time and run to safety zones.

You must have noticed that a rabbit washes its ears by repeatedly licking its forepaws and rubbing them over the
surface of its ears. It does this in order to keep its ears clean, and also to take into its mouth natural oil which surrounds the ear surface. This oil is important in forming vitamin D which is necessary for the growth of healthy bones. If the rabbit is not allowed to form this, it will develop rickets.


Shortened from: Children’s Knowledge Bank, Look Out, Rohan Book Company

11. Which part of the rabbit’s body produces natural oil? It’s ________.

A. forepaws B. mouth

C. ears D. tail

(Ujian Nasional 2007/2008)



12. What is the main idea of paragraph 2?

A. How enemies surround a rabbit.

B. How a rabbit detects its enemies.

C. Why a rabbit has many enemies

D. Why a rabbit likes lighting.

(Ujian Nasional 2007/2008)


13. The purpose of the text is ________.

A. to amuse the readers

B. to retell rabbit habitat

C. to describe rabbit’s ears

D. to describe rabbits in general

(Ujian Nasional 2007/2008)

14. Both volcano eruption and earthquake ________ natural disasters.

A. was B. am

C. are D. is

15. Attention all. Next month is the final test for the first semester. So, prepare yourselves. ________ is a must; otherwise, you will get bad marks.

A. To study B. Studying

C. Study D. Be studying



Read the following text and answer questions 16 to 20.

What do you know about a museum?


A museum is an institution dedicated to
preserving and interpreting the primary
concrete evidence of humankind and the environment.

A museum is different from a library. One thing for sure, the items in a museum are mainly unique and represent the raw materials of study and research. In a museum, the object in many cases removed in time, place and circumstance from its original context.

Furthermore, museums have been founded for a variety of purposes. They are built to serve as recreational facilities or educational resources, to contribute to the quality of life of the areas where they are situated, to attract tourism to
a region, to promote civic pride or even to transmit overtly ideological concepts. Museums have a common goal; it is to preserve and interpret some material aspects of society’s cultural consciousness.

Adapted from: January 7, 2009

16. What is the text about?

A. Libraries in general.

B. Museums in general.

C. Humankind preservation.

D. A concrete evidence of humankind.

17. What makes a museum different from


a library?

A. It provides many books.

B. It has unique collections.

C. It attracts tourism to a region.

D. It serves educational resources.

18. Which one is not the purpose of building


a museum?

A. To attract tourism.

B. To serve recreational facilities.

C. To preserve the environment.

D. To serve educational resources.

19. The common goal of museums is _______ some material aspects of society’s cultural consciousness.

A. preserving and interpreting

B. selling and promoting

C. selling and preserving

D. promoting and preserving

20. “A museum is different from a library.” (Paragraph 2)

What is the opposite of the underlined word?

A. Similar.

B. Clear.

C. Possible.

D. Various.


B. What do you know about herbs?

Write a report about herbs. a tapir, etc.


Jawaban Review A

A. Pilihan Ganda

 1. D. Kalimat yang diucapkan Vito artinya ”Saya meragukannya. Kita masih tidak memiliki penyerang yang bagus.”. Kalimat tersebut diucapkan Vito untuk mengungkapkan keraguannya (his hesitation).

 2. A. Hubungan kedua pembicara itu disimpulkan dari frasa-frasa kunci, seperti ’our house’ dan ’father’. Jadi, kedua pembicara tinggal di rumah yang sama dan menyebut kata ’ayah’, sehingga hubungan keduanya adalah saudara kandung (siblings).

 3. C. Alasan Lyra ingin menanam beberapa pohon disimpulkan dari kalimat awal yang diucapkannya, yaitu ”Well, I was just wondering if we could make our house green.”. Jadi, alasannya adalah ia ingin membuat rumahnya menjadi hijau.

 4. D. Secara keseluruhan, teks tersebut mendeskripsikan gajah secara umum, tidak spesifik, yang meliputi ciri fisik, berat badan, umur bayi gajah dalam kandungan, sampai perubahan ketika menginjak dewasa. Hal ini sesuai dengan pilihan jawaban (D) yang artinya deskripsi umum gajah. Pilihan jawaban yang lain salah karena hanya sebagai data pendukung.

 5. C. Lamanya gajah betina mengandung dijelaskan pada kalimat ”A female elephant carries her unborn young for about 20 to 22 months.” yang artinya ”Gajah betina mengandung selama sekitar 20 sampai 22 bulan.”.

 6. B. Yang akan terjadi pada rambut gajah ketika mereka beranjak dewasa dijelaskan pada kalimat ”When they grow up, the hair becomes sparser.” yang artinya ”Ketika mereka (gajah) menginjak dewasa, rambut mereka menjadi semakin jarang.”. Jadi, pilihan jawaban (B) benar.

 7. B. Menurut prakiraan cuaca tersebut, kota yang akan berangin dan cerah adalah Ambon, berdasarkan kalimat ”Ambon will have windy and sunny skies.”.

 8. D. Berdasarkan teks, kemungkinan hujan di Jayapura adalah 50% (more or less fifty per cents).

 9. B. Berdasarkan teks, kota Wamena akan mengalami hujan ringan pada petang hari (in the evening), kalimat ”. . . some rain showers in the evening in Wamena . . . .”.

10. A. Kandungan kolesterol pada produk tersebut 0 (zero). Hal ini sesuai dengan yang tercantum dalam nutrition facts tersebut.

11. C. Jawaban dapat disimpulkan berdasarkan kalimat kedua paragraf tiga, ”. . ., and also to take into its mouth natural oil which surrounds the ear surface.”. Kalimat tersebut artinya ”. . ., dan juga mengambil ke dalam mulutnya minyak alami yang mengelilingi bagian permukaan telinga­nya.”. Pilihan jawaban yang lain salah. Pilihan jawaban (A) artinya kaki/cakar depan, (B) artinya mulut, dan


(D) artinya ekor.

12. B. Main idea paragraf dua ditunjukkan oleh kalimat terakhir paragraf dua, ”This makes the rabbit to detect its enemies in time . . . .”. Kalimat tersebut artinya ”Ini membuat kelinci mendeteksi musuh sebelumnya . . . .”. Pilihan jawaban yang lain salah;


(A) artinya bagaimana musuh mengelilingi kelinci, (C) artinya mengapa kelinci memiliki banyak musuh, dan (D) artinya mengapa kelinci suka bertarung.

13. D. Teks tersebut adalah teks report. Tujuan dari teks tersebut adalah mendeskripsikan kelinci secara umum (to describe rabbits in general). Pilihan jawaban yang lain salah;


(A) merupakan tujuan teks naratif, sedangkan (B) dan (C) merupakan bagian dari teks, bukan tujuan keseluruhan teks.

14. C. Kalimat yang menggunakan both . . . and . . . diikuti kata kerja untuk subjek jamak. Berdasarkan pilihan jawaban yang tersedia, pilihan jawaban (C) are benar.

15. B. Kalimat soal membutuhkan subjek, sehingga berbentuk kata benda. Kata yang tepat melengkapi kalimat tersebut berbentuk gerund karena gerund berfungsi sebagai kata benda. Jadi, pilihan jawaban (B) Studying benar.

16. B. Pilihan jawaban tersebut disimpulkan dari kalimat kedua paragraf satu. Gagasan pokok ini didukung oleh paragraf dua dan tiga.

17. B. Pilihan jawaban tersebut disimpulkan dari kalimat ”One thing for sure, the items in a museum are mainly unique . . . .” yang artinya ”Satu hal yang pasti, barang-barang di museum utamanya unik . . . .”.

18. C. Pilihan jawaban tersebut benar karena tidak disebutkan dalam bacaan.

19. A. Pilihan jawaban tersebut benar karena sesuai dengan kalimat terakhir paragraf tiga, ” . . .; it is to preserve and interpret some material aspects of society cultural consciousness.”.

20. A. Lawan kata ’different’ yang artinya ’berbeda’ adalah similar yang artinya sama. Pilihan jawaban yang lain salah; (B) artinya jelas, (C) artinya mungkin/bisa jadi, dan (D) artinya bermacam-macam.



B. Esai

Contoh jawaban:

Herbs

Herbs are small plants used as medicines or to flavor food. Most herbs are perennial and have soft stems which die back in winter.

With some herbs such as rosemary, only the leaves are used. With others, such as garlic, the bulb is used. Fennel is used for its seeds as well as its bulb and leaves. Coriander is used for its leaves and seeds.

There are some of the more herbs used in cooking, either fresh or dried. The flavor comes from what are called ‘essential oils’ in the leaves. Parsley, thyme and a bay leaf may be tied up in a piece of muslin cloth to make what is called a bouquet garni. This is hung in soups and stews while cooking to give them extra flavor, but is not actually eaten.



Source: John Farndon, 1000 Facts on Plants, Essex, Miles Kelly Publishing Ltd, 2002.




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