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DINAS PENDIDIKAN DAN KEBUDAYAAN

SMP NEGERI 3 LAWANG


UJIAN TENGAH SEMESTER (UTS) GANJIL
TAHUN PELAJARAN 2007/2008

Mata Pelajaran : BAHASA INGGRIS


Kelas : IX (Sembilan) D, E, F
Hari, tanggal : Selasa, 25 September 2007
Waktu : 60 menit

PETUNJUK UMUM:
1. Tulis nama, kelas, nomor peserta, Anda pada lembar jawab.
2. Arsirlah atau hitamkan huruf A, B, C, dan D yang menurut Anda merupakan jawaban yang paling tepat.
3. Gunakan pensil 2B, dan penghapus karet yang baik.
4. Apabila ingin mengganti jawaban hapuslah jawaban tersebut dengan karet penghapus dan arsir/ hitamkan
jawaban yang benar.

Uya : Excuse me, Miss. Do you know a bock about plant kingdom?
Miss Rani : Sure, It’s on the self on comer
Uya : Is it?
Miss Rani : Absolutely! Let me show you
Uya : Thanks
Miss Rani : No. problem

1. Who were talking?


a. Student and librarian c. Teacher and student
b. Girl and her teacher d. Student and student

2. What bis Uya going to do?


a. He wants to read about trees c. He wants to read a book about place
b. He wants to meet Miss Rani d. He wants to return the book about trees

3. Miss Rani said, “Absolutely! Lat me show you”. It’s mean….


a. Miss Rani was happy to help Uya c. Miss Rani ensured that she knew where the book was
b. Miss Rani told Uya where the book was d. Uya needed information about kingdom

4. Lani : Are you certain this is the way?


Yoko : Perhaps. If we are lost, we can ask anybody here.
What does Yoko mean?
a. He is sure where to go
b. He ensures that they go to the right direction
c. Yoko and Lani are sure that they go to the right direction
d. He is uncertain that they go to the right direction

5. Asti : What’s the name of the flower?


Mirna : I don’t know for certain. I think it’s a rose
Asti : No I don’t think so. Roses have thorns
Mirna : Perhaps it’s a hibiscus
Asti : You are right. It looks like a hibiscus to me.
a. Really not b. Probably c. Certainly d. Probably not

The weather is not beautiful all of this time. Perhaps you can remember a day when bad weather made
you afraid. One kind of bad that scares many people is called a thunderstorm.
This is what happens when there is a thunderstorm. First you see a sudden flash of bright light. A few
second later you hear a loud rumbling sound. The quick flash is called lightening, and the loud sound is called
thunder. Lightening is colourful, but it can cause serious problems.
Lightening is electricity that is moving very rapidly. It may be moving between a cloud and the ground,
between two clouds, or between two parts of the same cloud. The lightening heats the air around it. This not air
expands, or gets bigger, and it causes the air to move in another. The air waves pass you in a series, one after
another. For this reason, you may hear many rumbles and not just one sound.

6. The text tells us about….


a. weather b. lightening c. thunderstorm d. sudden flash

7. Before a thunderstorm happens, we may see…..


a. clouds b. thunder c. rainbow d. lightening

8. “The lightening heats the air around it.”


the word it refers to….
a. thunder b. the lightening c. heats d. the air

Did you go to the zoo last holiday? Did you see tigers? Well, tigers are wild animals. They eat meats.
They have strong teeth and claws. Some oh them can run very fast.
But know tigers are protected animals, especially the Sumatran tigers. They became rare because people
hunt them for their skin.

9. What is the purpose of the text?


a. to entertain c. to tell an experience
b. to report about something d. to tell how to do something

10. “They have strong teeth and claws.”


a. wild b. huge c. powerful d. weak

11. “Well, tigers are wild animals.” The word wild has the opposite meaning with….
a. rare b. protected c. carnivore d. tame

12. Let me tell you this. This is a protected animal. It has black and white stripes along the body. It can run very
fast. It eats leaves.
The text above tells you about a….
a. tiger b. zebra c. honey bear d. tapir

13.
RESTRICTED AREA!
FOR STAFF ONLY!

You read that announcement…..


a. at a park b. at school c. at zoo d. in a office

14. A : What happening to our forest today?


B : Well, It’s getting smaller and smaller, so we must…..it for the future
a. clear b. destroy c. cut down d. conserve

15. Many people an Africa will have no water when there is a long…..
a. flood b. draught c. storm d. spring

For answering the question


There are four seasons in Europe. Those are spring, summer, autumn or fall and winter. Each seasons
lasts for about there months, i.e. spring lasts March until May, summer begins around June and ends around
August, autumn from September until November and winter from December until February. Of course we
cannot fix the exact date and day when each seasons begins. If you to stay in London for instance, you will be
able to feel and see the different among them.
It seems funny to see that it rains a lot in summer. The temperature is around 21 0C at the day time, but
for them it has been hot enough. Lost of people will go to the to beach to swim or just to have sun bathing.
Summer is also the harvest time.
The opposite is winter. Don’t try to wear thin clothes there, or you will be chilly cold. The temperature
often drops to several degrees below zero. If you are lucky you may see snows everywhere.
You will see everything green in spring. The trees are full of leaves and the flowers are blooming
everywhere. People often take a walk in the park to have fresh air. Well, everything is beautiful in spring.
Autumn is marked with falling leaves and strong winds. Bare trees everywhere and everything is full.
The temperature begins to drop because it is close to the winter time.

16. How many seasons are there in French? There are ….seasons
a. one b. two c. three d. four

17. How long does each seasons last? It last or about


a. two months b. three months c. four months d. three years

18. …..last from September until November


a. Autumn b. Spring c. Summer d. Winter

19. Autumn sometimes is called fall, because….


a. there is falling snow c. there are falling leaves
b. A lot of birds fall to the ground d. A lot of people fall in love

20. What seasons is there in Europe between June until August? It is…
a. spring b. winter c. summer d. autumn
21. A lot of people come to the beach in….
a. spring b. winter c. autumn d. spring

22. The statement is true based on the text, except…


a. The temperature is around 210C in summer
b. The temperature is several degree below 00C in winter
c. We may see snow in spring
d. It is marked with strong in autumn

23. The statement is false based on the text


a. The leaves turn brown and fall in autumn c. Fruit crops happen in winter
b. People usually stay at home in summer d. European people often see snow in winter

24. The true statement is….


a. spring time is in January c. autumn may have heavy rain
b. People usually stay at home in summer d. Thick clothes are very useful in winter

25. It is usually….in….
a. cold-winter b. cold-summer c. hot-winter d. hot autumn

The seasons in Indonesia are different from those in Europe, in Indonesia there are only two season,
namely the dry season and the wet or rainy season. In the dry season, the temperature may reach more than
350C. it’s very hot outside and the sun shines brightly. However in many tall buildings in the big cities, you will
not get any problems because you can find air conditions. Thin clothes are suitable for the daily use. Fruit crops
may take place in this season such as melons, mangoes, pineapples, and also durians. The dry season can be a
picnic time. People often go to beach or climb the mountain.
The wet season is a little bit boring. It almost rains every day. The sky always cloudy as if the sun is
hiding behind it, however the rainy season brings happiness to farmers, because their rice-fields depend on
water, either ever water or rain water.

26. The …in Indonesia begins in April and ends October


a. dry season b. rainy season c. wet season d. spring

27. Here is season in Indonesia


a. summer b. spring c. dry season d. winter

28. The correct statement based on the text is….


a. the wet season is also called the rainy season
b. at almost rains everyday in the dry season
c. in wet season, the temperature may reach more than 350C
d. fruit crops may take place in the rainy season

29. In dry seasons, people….


a. get cold b. often go to picnic c. get wet d. get rain

30. The wrong statement based on the text is….


a. Indonesia has different season from Europe
b. jacket is suitable for the daily dress in the dry season
c. People prefer to stay at home during the wet season
d. The wet season is a little bit boring

News contains fact about important events. In South Korea, the exchange of letters is big news. It appear
on the front page. In Indonesia, that news is not as important as it is in Korea. It might not be printed on the front
page.
What kind of news printed on the inside pages? They are less important news, opinions features, sport
news, and some other information. Sometimes readers send letters to the editors. Their letters appear below the
editorial section where both editors and readers give their opinions about important issues.
Photos appear in every part of the newspaper. So do advertisements. The reason is that both are very
important. Photos help readers to understand the news better. Advertisements make a lot of money for the
newspaper company.

31. What does the text you about?


a. people who send news c. how to read news
b. rhe story of exchanging letters d. what the news is

32. The important events are usually printed…


a. in all parts of the newspaper c. on the front page
b. below the editorial section d. on the inside pages
33. Photos appear in every part of the newspaper because they….
a. like to show their newspaper c. give opinions about important issues
b. help readers to understand the news better d. make a lot of money for the newspaper company

34. Paragraph 2 talk about….printed on the inside pages


a. advertisement b. letters c. kinds of news d. editorial section

35. My father works for a/an….in Surabaya


a. advertisement b. editorial c. publishing company d. Journalist

36. Gramedia is….of some books


a. an editor b. a column c. a section d. a. publisher

37. My father likes to….Jawa Pos


a. subscribe b. deliver c. sell d. publish

38. Person who is responsible for the advertising in the newspapers or magazines
a. publisher b. cameraman c. journalist d. advertiser

39. He sometimes write some….in an newspaper


a. column b. article c. headline d. editorial

40. The….are on the spot to gather the news.


a. advertiser b. publisher c. journalist d. editor