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: IX ( SEMBILAN ) Text for no 1 5 Missing Plane Found in E. Kalimantan Rescue Delayed The Jakarta Post, Jakarta I Sat, 06/07/2008 6:07 p.m The Search and Rescue (SAR) team found the cargo plane on Wednesday that crashed in the vast jungles of east Kalimantan, but have not been able to rescue the 10 people believed to be on board yet. Two of the three rescue planes combing the area where the plane was believed to have crashed on Tuesday, spotted on the body of the ill-fated aircraft in remote jungle around Papadi and Long Padi villages, said Zainuddin, the head of Juwata Airport in Tarakan who also heads the rescue mission. He said an immediate rescue operation could not be made as it was already dark. It (the rescue) will have to wait until tomorrow morning (Thursday), he was quoted as asaying by Antara. The Britton Norman cargo plane with registration number PK-TAR-BN2A was flying from the town of Tarakan to Krayan. It was carrying eight passengers and two crew members when ground control lost contact with the plane near the border of Malaysia. Its crew members were pilot Lt. Col. Suyamto and flight enguneer Apriyansyah. The passengers were Johanes, bangau, Yuni, Andreas, Frans, Philipus, Berli and Mariam. Antara reported. 1. What are the duties of the Search and Rescue (SAR) team? a. An act of searching especially in the mountains, sea, forets, etc. b. To search the house from top to bottom. c. Thoroughly to try to find something. d. To look at or examine carefully. 2. Where did the Search and Rescue (SAR) team find the cargo plane? a. At the vast South Kalimantan. c. At the airport C Kalimantan b. At the jungle West Kalimantan. d. At the vast Jungle East Klimantan 3. Who were the passengers? a. Johanes, Bangau, Yuni, Andreas, Frans, Philipus, Berli and Mariam b. Apriyansyah, Bangau, Yuni, Andreas, Frans, Berli and Mariam c. Lt. Col Suyamto, Johanes, Frans, Bangau, Yuni and Berli d. Lt. Col Suyamto, Apriyansyah, Philipus, Johanes and Yuni 4. What is the main idea of paragraph one? a. The cargo plane cerashed in the vast jungle of east Kalimantan. b. The Search and Rescue (SAR) team found the cargo plane. c. The Search and Rescue (SAR) have not be able to rescue d. Ten peole believed to be on board yet.

5. He was quote as sayingby Antara He refers to ...

a. crew member b. Pilot Lt. Col. Suyamto c. The Search and Rescue d. Zainuddin, the head of Juwata airport

6. Arrange the following words into a good meaningful sentence. when out switch the off you light are 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 a. 1 4 7 8 5 3 6 2 c. 1 6 8 5 3 4 7 - 2 b. 3 5 4 7 1 6 8 2 d. 3 5 6 8 1 4 7 2 7. Choose the best arrangeemnet of sentences to make a good text 1) Which symbolizes the struggle of the Indonesian people to achieve independence. 2) The architects of this monument were Soedarsono and Frederich Silaban, with Ir.

Rooseno as consultant. 3)National Monument which is located in the center of Jakarta. 4) On top of this monument is a flame of fire made of 14,5 tons of bronze plated with 35 kg of gold. 5) It was built in the 1960s. a. 3 5 2 4 1 c. 3 5 4 1 2 b. 3 4 5 2 1 d. 3 4 2 5 1 Text for no 8 12 STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM The State Historical Museum, whis is located in 600 East Locus Des Moines Iowa, serve an exciting place where Iowans and other visitors can experience the past. The State Historical Museum has state-of-the-art exhibits which allow visitors to explore the past in a way they never have before. The interactive exhibits enable visitors to see, hear, and even touch Iowa's history. Another of the building's attraction is the library and archive, where geneological and historical researches uncover the past. The visitors may want to browse in the Museum Store and dine at Cafe. 8. What does the text tell you about? a. Exhibits b. Museum 9. Paragraph 1 tells you about ... a. exciting museum b. past experience c. Iowans c. experienced Iowans d. polite visitors d. Library

10. Which of the following sentences is NOT TRUE based on the text? a. The state Historical Museum is located in Iowa b. The art-exhibits show the Iowa's history c. The visitors can browse in the Museum Store d. Just Iowans visit the State Historical Museum 11. Exploring the past cab be found in ... a. Museum Store b. Museum Cafe building c. Art Exhibits d. State

12. What is the purpose of writing the text? a. To tell the visitors how to visit museum b. To describe the State Historical Museum c. To entertain the readers about museum d. To inform visitors about the important museum Text for no 13 16 In the tropics, thunderstorms frequently occur. They happen when the atmosphere become unstable. Thunderstorms are trigged by air rising as a result of converging wind systems. When the northeast trade winds meet the southeast trades, the air at the zone of confrontation must rise. There is nearly always movement of air, but if the incoming energy from the wind exceeds that being transported upward, the temperatures in the lowest layer rise, causing an increase in the temperature difference between the lower and higher level of the air. If this difference becomes too great, the atmosphere become unstable. When the atmosphere is unstable, a volume od air moving upward will do so at an accelerating rate. If a sufficiently large mass of air begins rising, an up draught will result. Because this large mass of air is both moist and unstable, showers and thunderstorms are produced in abundance. 13. What does the text tell you about? a. Thunderstorm c. Unstable atmosphere b. Movement of air d. Converging wind system 14. The definition of thunderstorm can be found in paragraph ... a. one b. Two c. Three d. Four

15. The chance of thunderstorm depends on how large the ... of raising air is. a. mess b. Mass c. Moist d. Massive

16. Thunderstorm are trigged by ... The word underlined has the same meaning
with ... a. unsettled b. Initiated c. Moved d. Happened

Text for no 17 21 Shan and Chitra lived in a large country house with their little son, Guna. They kept a mongoose as a pet. Guna and the mongoose were very fond of each other. They became good playmates. One day Shan was at his farm. Chitra had gone out for some work. Guna was asleep in his cradle. The mongoose was sitting by the cradle to protect Gna from any harm. Suddenly, it saw a cobra creeping towards Guna. It jumped up and caught the cobra's neck. There was a fierce fight between the mongoose and the cobra. At last the mongoose killed the cobra. After some time, the mongoose saw Chitra coming towards the house. It ran to the entrance to greet its mistress. Chitra saw the marks of blood on the mouth and paws of her pet. She feared that the mongoose had killed her beloved son. Wild with anger, she picked up a stick from the verandah and rained heavy blows on the poor animal and killed it. Then she ran into the room to look at her son. She was very happy to find Guna safe and sound. Then she saw the dead cobra. Now she realized her mistake. She had killed the innocent and faithful animal who had saved her son. Her sorrow knew no bounds. But it was no use crying over spilt milk. 17. What is the purpose of he text above? a. to retell someone's experience b. to entertain the reader with the story c. to persude the reader to have a pet d. to give instruction how to get a pet 18. The following statement is the description of the mongoose. It is ... a. a wild and anger animal c. A tame and friendly animal b. a strong and fierce animal d. An innocent and fauthful animal 19. Why did Chitra think that her pet had killed her son? a. There was a dead cobra near her son b. There were marks of blood on the verandah c. There was a stick in front of verandah d. There were marks of blood on the mouth and paws of it 20. What's the main idea of the second paragraph? a. How Chitra killed her pet b.How the mongoose looked like c. How the mongoose killed the cobra d. How the mongoose protected his mistress' son 21. What's the moral value that you can learn from the story? a. Never ever trust to wild animal b. No one can do something perfectly c. Don't blame yourself for something bad d. Think first deeply before taking action Text for no 22 25 The Sekaten ceremony is held annualy starting on the fifth day of the Javanese month, Mulud. The ceremony takes the form of a procession to celebrate the birth of the prophet, Muhamad SAW. People from Yogyakarta and villages around the city, still believe that by celebrating Sekaten, particularly when listening to the sets of the Gamelan music, they will rewarded from the God Almighty, in their work and their future. On the first day, the ceremony start at midnight with the procession of the royal servants abdi dalem who walk in two rows carrying two sets of gamelan named Kyai

Nogowilogo ang Kyai Gunturmadu. The procession, leaving the Ponconiti Hall, is escorted by magnificently uniformed palace guards to the Great Mosque. At the great mosque, Kyai Nogowilogo is placed in the northern Pagongan, while Kyai Gunturmadu is palced in the southern Pagongan. The two sets of gamelan are played simultaneuosly until the 11 of Mulud, when they are brought back to the palace again at midnight. It is worth knowing that several days before and during the Sekaten, a fair is held in the northern square. 22. What does the text describe about? a. The uniqueness of Sekaten ceremony c. c. Traditional ceremony, Sekaten b. The procession of Sekaten ceremony d. The reason why Sekaten is held 23. From the text, we can conclude that the Sekated ceremony is held ... a. Once a month c. Every month b. Once a year d. Every two years 24. Which statement is INCORRECT based on the text above? a. The fair is held during the Sekaten ceremony b. There are two gamelans played during Sekaten ceremony. c. The procession of carrying the two gamelans is done at midnight d. Sekaten ceremony is to celebrate the birth of the prophet, Muhammad SAW

25. The procession, leaving the Ponconiti Hall, is escorted by magnificently

uniformed ... The underlined word means ... a. Pushed b. Guarded c. Supported d. Acompanied

Text for no 26 DUE TO THERE ARE MANY SHARP ROCKS, THE VISITORS ARE PROHIBITED TO SWIM ALONG THIS AREA 26. What does the notice above mean? a. The visitors are allowed to swim freely away b. The beach is just for visitor to swim dangerous Text for no 27 -28 CONGRATULATION The Management and staff of the JJ Daily Post wish to congratulate our photographer R. Bima Setiatmoko On his marriage to Lidya Wiliaminarty S. On Sept. 14, 2007 in Yogyakarta God brings you together as husband and wife. May He bless your home and hearts with all happiness. 27. The purpose of the text is to congratulate ... a. The movement of a new house b. The new manager of JJ Daily Post c. The reunion of a couple of husband and wife d. The marriage of JJ Daily Post photographer 28. The following statements are NOT TRUE, except ... a. R. Bima Mrs. Williamthe JJ Daily Post invite you and your family to grace the Mr. and S. Works in Carson cordially b. R. Bima S. And Lidya W.S. are anmarriage of their daughter occasionof the old couple c. Lidya W.S. is one of staff in the Jane Elisabeth JJ Daily Post d. R. Bima S. And Lidya W.S. moved to aTo new house Michael Henderson,eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G.P. Henderson, Text for no 29 30 14 Riverdale Drive Which will be solemnized at St. Margaret churh, Grey street On Saturday the 14th September 2008 at 10.00 a.m. Reception and dinner Between 6.30 p.m to 8.00 p.m on 14-08-2008, Saturday At Community hall RSVP c. The visitor may not swim far d. Swimming along the beach is

29. What is the function of the text above? a. To announce a wedding party b. To advertise a wedding organizer

c. To legalise a marriage d. To invite to a wedding party

30. From the text above we know that Jane Elizabeth will become a ... of Mr. and Mrs. G.P. henderson a. Sister in law b. Sibling c. Daughter in law d. wife Text for no 31 33 Dear Nick, Thank you very much for your letter, Im sorry I havent written for such a long time but Ive been busy revising for my exams. My big news is that Ive decided to spend the summer holiday in Spain to improve my Spanish. At the moment Im writing lotsof letter yo try and get a summer job. Mum and Dad are both well and send their regards. Susie sends her love. Shes twelve next week and shes very excited because shes going camping with her friends as a birthday treat. How are you getting on with your football? Are you still in the school team? I havent played for weeks because of the exams. How is your brother? Is he still going out with Julia or have they broken up? Anyway, I must stop now and catch the post. Say hello to your Mum and Dad and give them my regards. Hope to see you soon. Keep in touch. Best wishes 31. The purpose of writing the text is to ... a. Invite Nick to spend summer haliday b. Give information and ask Nicks news 32. Who sent the letter ... a. Mark b. Nick

c. Explain how to get a job d. Look for a summer job c. Julia d. Susie d. Relatives

33. What is the relationship between Mark and Nick? a. Brothers b. Sibling c. Friend

Text for no 34 37 Tree is the largest of all plants. The tallest tree grow over 61 meters in height. Many trees also live longer than other plants. Some trees live for a thousand year. They are the oldest living things that man knows. People think that trees are different from other plants. Most of other plants grow only for a short time and then die. People think of trees as a permanent part of the landscape. Trees continye to grow as long as they live. They grow new leaves and flowers. Leaves of a tree make food. The food keeps the tree alive and helps it grow. The flowers grow into fruits. The fruits contain seed for making new trees. Trees are different from other plants like herbs and shrubs. Most trees grow at least 4,6 to 6,1 meters but herbs and shrubs are much shorter than trees. Trees have one woody stem, which is called a trunk. Herbs have soft and juicy stem. Shrubs are like trees, they have woody stem, but most shrubs have more than one stem, and none of the stems of the shrubs grows so thick or tall as a treee trunk. There are thhousand of kind of trees. But most trees belong to one or two main

groups. They are broadleaf trees and needle leaf tree. These two type of trees grow in many parts of the world. Most other types of trees, such as palms and tree ferns, grow mainly in warm region. 34. The text mostly talk about ... a. Tree b. Kinds of tree c. the permanent landscape d. the tallest tree that man knows

35. What does the last paragraph talk about? a. The trees that grow in warm region c. the types of trees b. The needle leaf trees d. the broad leaf trees 36. According to the text, which of the following statements is TRUE? a. There are only two kinds of tree, tall trees and short trees b. People think that trees live longer than th eother plants c. Trees grow new leaves and flower to make their food d. All plants can grow over 61 meters tall 37. People think of tree as a permanent part of the landscape The word underlined means ... a. Cant grow in certain areas c. shortly die b. Grow in a short time d. long lasting Text for no 38 42 Myanmar Cyclone Nargis On 2 May 2008 tropical cyclone Nargis hit the coast of Myanmar and devastated large part of the low-lying Irawady delta. Wind exceeding 190 kilometres per hour ripped through the Myanmars biggest city Yangon for more than ten hours. Homes were flattened, more sturdy structure damaged, trees uprooted and power lines downed. In rural parts of the country up to 95 percent of homes were wiped oof the face of the earth. This is the situation that the country has no deal with before and the scale of the needs is clearly massive. Casualty figure continue to rise. The International Federation estimated that more than two million people were lost their homes or been severely affected. 38. What does the writer wtite the text for? a. To describe the disaster c. To inform the readers how to avoid the cyclone b. To retell the readers about the disasterd. Narrating the disaster to the readers 39. How fast did the Nargis hit Myanmar? a. One hundred nine km/h b. One hindred and ninetynine km/h c. One hundred ninety km/h d. One hundred nineteen km/h

40. How was the situaition in the rural parts of the country? a. It was terribly damaged c. No people were injured there b. It was lightly affected d. Many people go assistant 41. What is the main idea of paragraph one? a. The tropical wind hit fast in Yangon c. Many homes were flattened b. Large area was devastated in Myanmar d. Strong cyclone-Nargis hit Myanmar constal area How to insert sim card into a mobile phone 42. What does the word massive in the second paragraph mean Equipments: a mobile phone and a sim cardc. colossal a. Strong b. Difficult d. unbelievable Steps: For questions no 43 45 choose the best words to complete the text. Switch off the phone Pull the battery locking on the back of the phone Slide the cover and ... (43) the battery Insert the SIM card into its slot carefully . Make sure that the golden connectors on the card face into the phone and the beveled corner is on the left. Align the golden connectors on the battery with the corresponding connectors on the phone Push the opposite end of the battery ... (44) it snaps into place Slide the cover back ... (45) the mobile phone Switch on the phone and you will see the signal of your SIM card on the phone

43. a. Change 44. a. Although 45. a. Into

text for no 46 49

b. Carry b. Because b. onto

c. push c. since c. over

d. lift d. Until d. below

Snow Maiden Once upon a time there lived a couple in a village. They had got married for a long time, but so far they did not have a baby yet. Every single minute they prayed to God, begged for a baby, but it never came true. One day, they went to snow mountain. They made a girl from snow and they dressed her beautifully. When it got dark, they decided to go home and left the snow girl alone. The following morning someone knocked the door. anybody home?she said. The old woman inside opened the door and asked, who are you? The girl said, Im Snow Maiden, your daughter. The old woman was surprise and happy.Oh, really? Thanks God! Come in, please. Since the meeting they lived happily. Snow Maiden was beautiful, kind, diligent and helpful. Her parents and all of her friends loved her very much. One day, Snow Maiden played with her friends. They plated fire. At first, Snow Maiden just looked at their play. Suddenly, her friends ask her to jump on the fire. Of course she refused it because one thing that made her afraid was the fire. But her frinds kept on forcing her to jump on. Finally, she could not do anything then she did it. She jumped on the fire and she melted. Her friends were so sorry about this, they cried and cried hoping Snow Maiden could live again, but it was useless. 46. who in the main character in the story? a. Snow Maiden b. Old couple 47. What is the main idea of paragraph two? a. The old couple begged for a baby b. Snow mountain is a weird place c. The old couple made a snow girl d. Snow maiden melted on fire c. Snow girl d. Old woman

48. Why was the old couple very happy and surprised at the Snow Maiden coming to
their house? Because ... a. Snow Maiden was so beautiful b. They were waiting for her c. They loved her very much d. Their dream to a child come true 49. The word maiden in the text nearly means ... a. Beautiful young girl c. pretty fairy b. Beautiufl princess d. unreal pretty queen 50. Arrange these words into a good sentence What do it is and right do - right 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 a. 2 1 4 6- 5 7 3 8 b. 2 1 6 4 5 7 3 8 c. 1 2 3 4 8 5 7 6

d. 1 4 3 2 6 5 7 8