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SOAL UJIAN SEMESTER BAHASA INGGRIS XII PLUS

2016-2017

Read the text and answer questions 1 to 3.

A kangaroo is an animal found only in Australia. It has a smaller relative, called a wallaby, which lives on
the Australian island of Tasmania and in New Guinea.
Kangaroos eat grass and plants.They have short front legs, but very long and strong back legs and a tail.
These are used for sitting up and for jumping. Kangaroos have been known to make forward jumps of
over eight meters, and leap across fences more than three meters high. They can also run at speeds of over
45 kilometers per hour.
The largest kangaroos are the Great grey kangaroo and the Red Kangaroo. Adult grows to a length of 1.60
meters and weighs over 90 kilos.
Kangaroos are marsupials. This means that the female kangaroo has an external pouch on the front of her
body. A baby kangaroo is very tiny when it is born, and it crawls at once into this pouch where it spends
its first five months of life.
1. According to the text, the kangaroo ....
a. Can grow as tall as a man
b. Can run faster than a car
c. Can walk as soon as it is born
d. Can jump over a 3 meters high fence
e. Can live in a pouch during its life
2. .... are used for sitting up and for jumping ....
a. Long tails
b. Short legs
c. Body pouch
d. Short front legs
e. Strong back legs
3. We know from the text that kangaroo ....
a. Is smaller in size to human
b. Is an omnivorous animal
c. Has habitat in Tasmania
d. Can be called Wallaby in New Guinea
e. Has another name called Wallaby 29.
Read the text and answer questions 4 to 8.
Once upon a time there was a poor widow who had an only son named Jack. They were so poor that they
didn't have anything except a cow. When the cow had grown too old, his mother sent Jack to the market to
sell it. On the way to the market, Jack met a butcher who had some beautiful beans in his hand. The
butcher told the boy that the beans were of great value and persuaded the silly fad to sell the cow for the
beans.
Jack brought them happily. When he told his mother about this, his mother became so angry that she
threw the beans out of the window.
When Jack woke up in the morning, he felt the sun shining into a part of his room but all the rest was
quite dark and shady.
So he jumped to the window. What did he see? The beanstalk grew up quite close past Jack's window. He
opened the window and jumped to the beanstalk which ran up just like a big ladder.
He climbed ... and climbed till at last he reached the sky. While looking around, he saw a very huge
castle. He was very amazed.
Then Jack walked along the path leading to the castle. There was a big tall woman on the doorstep. Jack
greeted her and asked for the giantess mercy to give him breakfast, because he felt very hungry. Although
the giantess grumbled at first, finally she gave Jack a hunk of bread and cheese and a jug of milk.
Jack hadn't finished when the whole house, began to tremble with the noise of someone's coming. "Oh!
It's my husband!" cried the giantess. "What on earth shall I do?"
Hastily the giantess opened a very big cupboard and hid Jack there.
4. Where did Jack sell his cow ........
a. At a castle
b. At the market
c. At the giant's castle
d. At the butcher's house
e. On the way to the market
5. What is the story about ........
a. Jack and a butcher
b. Jack and the giantess
c. Jack and the bean stalk
d. A poor widow and his son
e. The giantess and her husband
6. "Oh! It's my husband!" cried the giantess. (Paragraph 7)"What on earth shall I do?" From the sentence
we know that the giantess is ........ her husband.
a. Afraid of
b. Angry with
c. Fed up with
d. Annoyed with
e. Displeased with.
7. Jack's mother looked very furious when Jack told that ........
a. The beans were precious
b. The butcher bought his cow
c. He had sold his cow to a butcher
d. He traded his cow for the beans
e. He met a butcher on the way to the market
8. What do we learn from the text ........
a. Sincerity makes Jack get something precious
b. Jack's mother was a furious mother
c. Poverty makes people hopeless
d. The giantess took pity on Jack
e. Jack was an innocent boy
Read the text and answer questions 9 to 10.
Dear Mr. Thompson,
I recently received a letter from Mr. Robinson, a valued customer of ours. He purchased an Italian coffee
table and four French dining room chairs from us which your company delivered to his residence.
He has written a complaint that the purchases arrived damaged. We pride ourselves in the quality of our
product and would like an explanation as to how this mishap occurred. Even though the items are insured,
our reputation is at stake.
I would be most grateful if you would reply as soon as possible so that this matter can be resolved to
everyone' s satisfaction.

Sincerely,
Jackie Middleton
Customer Services Manager

9. What is the customer complaining about in his letter?


a. Late delivery of the purchasing goods
b. The damaged purchased goods
c. Cancellation of the delivery
d. High price of the furniture
e. Low quality of the Product
10. Who is Mr. Thompson?
a. A Valued Customer
b. Delivery Service Manager
c. Customer Service Manager
d. Jackie Middleton's boss
e. Mr. Robinson's employee
Read the text and answer the question for number 11-14
An elephant is the largest and strongest of all animals. It is a strange looking animal with its thick legs,
huge sides and backs, large hanging ears, a small tail, little eyes, long white tusks and above all it has a
long nose, the trunk.
The trunk is the elephant's peculiar feature, and it has various uses. The elephant draws up water by its
trunk and can squirt it all over its body like a shower bath. It can also lift leaves and puts them, into its
mouth. In fact the trunk serves the elephant as a long arm and hand. An elephant looks very-clumsy and
heavy and yet it can move very quickly.
The elephant is a very intelligent animal. Its intelligence combined with its great strength makes it a very
useful servant to man and it can be trained to serve in various ways such as carry heavy loads, hunt for
tigers and even fight.
11. The third paragraph is mainly about the fact that ...
a. elephants are strong
b. elephants can lift logs
c. elephants are servants
d. elephants are very useful
e. elephants must be trained
12. Which of the following is NOT part of the elephant described in the first paragraph?
a. It looks strange.
b. It is heavy.
c. It is wild.
d. It has a trunk.
e. It has a small tail.
13. It is stated in the text that the elephant uses the trunk to do the following, EXCEPT ...
a. to eat
b. to push
c. to drink
d. to carry things
e. to squirt water over the body
14. "The trunk is the elephant's peculiar feature ..." (Paragraph 2)
The underlined word is close in meaning to ...
a. Large
b. Strange
c. Tough
d. Smooth
e. Long
15.

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