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MID SEMESTER TAHUN PELAJARAN 2010/2011 Mata Pelajaran : Bahasa Inggris Kelas : VIII Hari/Tanggal : Waktu :

Choose the correct answer! Text 1 (For questions 1-5) Bongo the Orangutan

There is an orangutan in the Bandung zoo. People call her Bongo. She comes from a dense forest on the island of Kalimantan. She has physical features similar to a human. Bongo has brownish fur, and walks with two feet. Bongo is almost as big as a human. She is a mammal, that means she gives birth to her children and breast feeds them. 1. Bongo is a mammal. It means . A. It has eggs C. it has babies B. It has fur D. it eats grass and plants 2. She comes from a dense forest on the island .. The underlined word above means A. It is a tropical forest C. it is very thick B. It is very rare D. it is very big 3. Bongo is from . A. Kalimantan C. Sumatra B. Sulawesi D. Africa 4. What color is its fur? A. It is black C. It is white B. It is grey D. It is brown 5. What statement below is TRUE? A. Bongo is bigger than a human C. Bongo is smaller than a human B. Bongo is as big as human D. Bongo is very big Text 2 (For Questions 6-10) MY LOVELY PUPPIES My dog, Betsy, gave birth to four puppies five months ago. The first is Robin. He is a big male. His hair is brown with black markings. I put a black ribbon on his neck. The second is a male too. I named him Oscar. He has brown hair with white markings. He has a white ribbon around his neck. The two other puppies are brown haired with no markings. They are female. They are Ruby and Opal. Ruby has a red ribbon on her neck while Opal has a pink ribbon. Even though they are not quite the same, they are all so cute. I love them all. 6. Based on the text above, which statement is true? A. Robin is a big female puppy with brown hair. B. Oscar has no markings, with white ribbon around his neck. C. Oscars hair is brown with white markings. D. Ruby has two red ribbons on her neck.

7. My dog, Betsy, gave birth to four puppies five months ago The underline word closely means.. A. Sister B. Brother C. Mother D. Child 8. I love them all. ( The last sentence) The underline word above refers to A. My dog Betsy B. Opal and Ruby C. All my dogs D. Four puppies 9. Which statement below is not true? A. I give ribbon to all my puppies on their necks. B. I give ribbon to all my dogs on their necks. C. I have five dogs now. D. The puppies have different markings. 10.What is the genre of the text above? A. Descriptive text B. Recount text C. Procedure text D. Functional text Text 3 (For questions 11-14) Orchid is one of the most beautiful flowers on earth. Its trunk is thick and budding. The leaves are long, stiff, and thick. The color of this plant can be different by using crossing method. It can be white, purple, yellow, or others. People like to use orchid as a decorative plant. Orchid lives on a tree. It can only produce flowers not fruit. It usually lives and grows well in cool places such as highland. 11.Which one is the identification of the text? A. Orchid lives on a tree. B. Its trunk is thick and budding. C. Orchid is one of the most beautiful flowers on earth. D. People like to use orchid as a decorative plant. 12.What does paragraph 3 tell about? A. The colour of the orchid. B. The habitat of the orchid. C. The appearance of the orchid. D. The interesting thing of orchid. 13.Why people like to use orchid as a decorative flower? A. It is expensive B. It is colorful C. It is unique D. It is cheap 14.Orchid is one of the most beautiful flower on earth. Its trunk is thick and budding (paragraph 1) The underlined word means A. The lowest part of a tree. B. The reproductive part of a tree. C. The stem of a tree. D. The food factory of a tree.

Text 4 (For questions 15-18)

Last month, Salma and her parents were on holiday in Singapore. It was Salmas first visit, but, her parents had been to Singapore several times for business. The first place of interest they went to was the Singapore Zoo. They enjoyed watching the animals and had close encounters with them. The next day, they visited Chinatown Point. They shopped a lot of clothing made of silk. Then they visited the Mandai Orchid Garden. They were thrilled to see orchids of different colors. They really enjoyed their stay in Singapore. 15.How many places of interests did Salma and her parents visit? A. Two C. Four B. Three D. Five 16.What is the purpose of the text above? A. To tell the readers about Salma and her parents vacation in Singapore. B. To make the readers know that Singapore has many places of interest. C. To attract the readers to go to Singapore. D. To persuade the readers to read more about Singapore. 17.They were thrilled to see . (Paragraph 3) The synonym of the underlined word is A. Needed C. Enchanted B. Excited D. Interested 18.Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE according to the text? A. They visited Chinatown Point on the second day. B. They enjoyed different colors of orchids at Mandai Orchid Garden C. They never visited Singapore before. D. They enjoyed watching the animals at the Singapore Zoo. Text 5 (For questions 19-20) Dear friends I would like to invite you to come to my colorful birthday party on Saturday, October 23th,2010, at 6.30 p.m. the party will be held at my house on Jalan Arjuna 35, Yogyakarta. Im pleased if you come on time. Sincerely Ega

19.When the party be held? A. In the morning B. In the evening 20. A person who always comes on time is A. Serious c. Punctual B. Annoying D. Happy

C. In the afternoon D. In his house

Text 6 (For questions 21-22) Dear aunty Lina, I would like to invite my friends on January 1st 2011 at home at 09.00 p.m. to celebrate a new year. Do you mind helping my mother to cook at home? Your niece zalzabila

21. Do you mind helping my mother to cook at home? The word you in the above sentence refers to A. Aunty Lina C. My friends B. My mother D. Zalzabila 22. What is the invitation about? A. Zalzabilas aunty C. Celebrating New year s B. Asking for help D. Giving a help 23.Guess what animal it is.

They are the tallest animals. They can be 5 metres tall. They have longer necks than other animals. Because they have such long necks, the animals can eat the highest leaves on the tree. A. Elephant C. Tiger B. Hippopotamus D. Giraffe 24.The plant has short stiff leaves. It can be planted in the ground and grow quite tall. Usually it is put in a hanging pot. It has beautiful flowers which are mostly purple and red. The flowers last a long time before they die. What flower is it? It is A. A rose C. An orchid B. A lily D. A jasmine Text 7 (For questions 25-28)

Last month, my family and I (25) to a National Park. It is just outside our town. Thats why, it was not a very long trip. When we got there, we (26) our car and walked toward the gate and paid for the entrance (27) We continued our walk toward the (28) There were many children playing on the slide, seesaw, and swing. Finally, we had a rest under a big tree and had our meals. We were all happy.
25.a. Parked b. Went 26. a. Parked b. Sold 27. a. Discount b. Fee 28. a. Area b. Laboratory 29.Arrange 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. c. Bought d. Wanted c. Bought d. Got c. Salary d. Tax c. Room d. Playground

these sentences into a good paragraph. They cant fly. They swim and dive well. Penguins are swimming birds. Penguins use their wings to row themselves through the sea. Because their wings are shaped as flippers. A penguin in the water can leap up nearly 2 meters to land on a rock or ice. The right arrangement is A. 3-2-1-5-4-6 C. 3-1-5-4-2-6 B. 3-4-1-2-5-6 D. 6-4-5-1-2-3

30. Rearrange the following sentences into a good recount! 1) We arrived at Bimas airport at two in the afternoon by Merpati airlines 2) Last year, I got a chance to join a student exchange program to Bima regency, Nusa Tenggara Barat. 3) When we arrived, a boy, named Fahri, had been waiting for us. 4) We were all from Central Java. 5) We then continued our journey to Fahris village. 6) His friendly father accompanied him. 7) I flew with other students. The best arrangement is A. 2 7 3 4 5 6 1 B. 2 7 4 1 3 6 5 C. 2 7 3 4 6 1 5 D. 2 7 4 3 5 6 1

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KUNCI JAWABAN: 6 C 7 D 8 D 9 B 10 A