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PEMERINTAH KABUPATEN MANGGARAI BARAT

DINAS PENDIDIKAN PEMUDA DAN OLAHRAGA

SOAL TRYOUT I BAHASA INGGRIS KELAS IX


TAHUN PELAJARAN 2013/2014

Read the following text to answer question no. 1

“DON’T USE THIS TOILET.IT’S BEING REPAIRED.


THANK YOU”
1. What should we do after reading the notice?
A Help repair the toilet B.Keep the toilet clean C.Use the toilen in purpose D.Use another toilet
Read the following text to answer question no. 2

“ TURN OFF THE COMPUTER BEFORE BEGGINING INSTALLATION”


2. The caution means ......
a. The computer is supposed to be switched on when we want to instal it
b. You may not start doing installation when the computer is still on
c. You have to instal the computer when it can not switched off
d. The computer is broken so you can not switch it on
Read the following text to answer no. 3 and 4!

Dear Roy,
Congratulation on your appointment as the OSIS chairperson in your school.
Do your best. There are a lot of things that you can do to make our school better. I’m sure you can manage it. God bless you.

Best Wishes,

Rista

3. From the text, we know that ....


A. Rista manages the OSIS well C. Rista congratulates Roy as a new OSIS chairperson
B. Roy has an appointment with OSIS chairperson D. Roy and Renza make their school better with OSIS
4. 4. The purpose of the text above is to ....
A. Make Roy think of her new promotin C. Congratulate Roy on her success in the examination
B. Warm Roy to be careful with her new position D. Congratulate Roy on her appointment as the students’ chairperson
The following text is for questions no.5 to 7
Last year I joined the chichago Marathon, my firs Marathon. I had to run 26, 2 miles to complete it. It is hard but I learned valuable
things from joining it.
At first , i just wanted to get the experience of joining a Marathon.I thought it would be one life time experience. After finishing it,I
change my mind. I wanted to joined another one.I was interested to complete atlest one more marathon and improve my time. I also
experienced a good feeling between participants and thespectators,that made me happy.It was a very wonderful thing for me. So I
decided that I had to joined another Marathon the following year, because I was not satisfied with this first one.

5. When did the writer change his/her mind about Marathon?


A. When preparing for the race C. Before the race
B. during the race D.After finishing the race
6. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
A. the writer found that Marathon was enjoyable so he wantedto join again.
B. After completing the 26,miles the writer felt upset
C. The writer told ,Marathon was hard so, he stoped it as soon as possible
D. The writer felt tired when he had to run at 26.2 miles
7.Why did the writer want to joined another Marathon?
A. To learn valuable things B.To improve his time C. To participate in the event D. To experience an interesting race
The following text is for question no. 8 to 9
Hi, Santy
Feeling better now ? By the way we have a project in Biology class, Cassava fermentation.It sound interesting. We are in one team.I
hope you get well soon and come to school next week. We have to do some preparation for it.
Miss you

Ovaldy

8. What does Ovaldy inform Santy? She...


A.Says that Santy is not in her team C. Says that Santy will miss the biologyclass
B.tells Santy about the bilogy project D. Ask Santy to do the preparation by herself
9.From the text we now that...
A. Santy is not sick C. They will have a biology examination
B. Ovaldy is Santy’s classmate. D. Ovaldy is getting better next week
Read the text and answer questions 10 and 11
Easy to fry, quickly expand and save the oil usage. Easy to serve, sun-drying is not needed. Fried
crackers can be stored in a jar. Can be served as a snack and topping of many various dishes.
Ingredients
Fresh garlic , selected tapioca flour, fresh vegetables, sugar, agg and salt.
Pour enough frying oil into a pan and wait until the oil is sufficiently hot. Then, drop the crackers, after a while turn them over until they
fully expand. Take them out from the pan and lay them on absorbent paper.
10. What is the text about?
A. Frying oil. B. fresh garlic C. fried crackers D. various dishes
11. “...., after a while turn them over after they fully expand.” What is the word them refer to?
A. Oil B. Pans C. Crackers D. Paper
Read the text and answer questions 12 and 15.
Jellyfish are not really fish. They are invertebrate animals. This means that unlike fish or people they have no backbones. Infact, they
have no bone at all.
Jellyfish have stomachs and mouts but no heads. They have nervous system for sensing the word around them, but no brains. They are
made almost entirely of water, which is why you can look through them
Some jellyfish can glow in darknees by making their own light. The light is made by a chemical reaction inside the jellyfish. Scientist
believe jellyfish glow for several reasons. For example, they make glow to scare away predators or to attract animals they like to eat.
Most jellyfish live in soft water, apart from a few types that live in fresh water. Jellyfish are found in oceans and seas all over the world.
They live in the warm tropical seas and in ice sea waters near the north and south poles.

12. Which one creates jellyfish light?


A. White blood B. Nervous system C. chemical raction D.Salt water

13. Based on the text, we know that ...


A. They belong to invertebrate animals C. Their brain helps them find the food
B. They have heads like other animals. D. They can not live in fresh water
14. What is the text abut?
A. Jellyfish C. all invertebrate animals
B. Kinds of all fish D. some kind of sea animals
15. “Some jellyfish can glow in darkness by making their own light.” (paragraph 3)
The word glow in the sentence means ....
a. Move b.Produce c. Appear d. Shine
This text for question 16
Dear Jhoni
I have an interesting cartoon film.
Please come to my house and lets see it.
I will wait for you at 10.00 a.m.

Eric

16. What is the short message above?


A. Eric ask Jhoni to see a cartoon film C. Eric will wait for Jhoni
B. Eric wants to company her friends D. Eric comes to her friends house
This text for question 17 and 18
Dear Rio,
Don’t forget to pick up your sisters at English course at 05.00 p.m. Mommy still in the office now.I’ll be home soon.

Love
Mom.
17. What is Rio’s mother doing now?
A. Working at the office B. Picking up Rio’s sisters C. waiting job for Rio at home D. Joining the english course
18. What is Rio’s mother’s purpose to write the message above?
A. Ask Rio to be home now C. Tell Rio that he is in the course
B. Help Rio to remember his job D. Remind Rio to pick up his sister
This text for question 19

Sender : Andy
Sunday,13 june, 2009
09.45. a.m.

Boby, our plan to have a picknick today is posponed by mrs. Sendy because of the heavy rain.
She is just informed me to picknic will be done tomorrow.

19. According to the short message above, Andy and Boby are going to have a picnick on...
A. Sunday B.Monday C.Tuesday D.Wednesday
Read the text and answer question 20 and 21.

Attention, Please
There will be a book fair in Kencana Gading.
You can get interesting books from many famous
Publisher. Also, you can get special discount
during the book fair. Remember! It will only
last for one week, September 2012 up to
August 20th 2012.
20. what is the text about?
A. A book fair. B. A new book store C. Interesting book D. Famous publisher
21. "you can get intersting books from many famous publisher." The word, famous, can be replaced
A. Popular B. Well known C. Trusted D.Available
Read the Text for Questions number 22 to 23.
Two Brothers
Long ago, there were two brothers called Akomi and Ombah. They were ambitious and winning. Akomi, the elder brother, said, "If we
become the King's employees, we can make laws to collect more money from the people. We will become very rich."
They went to see King Aruya. Akomi said, "Your Majesty, let us be your ministers. We will make good laws. All your subjects will be
happy. I am wise and clever. I know everything." King Aruya said angrily, "That is not true! No body knows everything
For example, do you know how many stars there are in the sky? Guards! Throw this liar into the river of crocodiles!"
Ombah's hands trembled. Then he thought to himself, "King Aruya will also punish me if I say the wrong thing. My brother said he knew
everything and his answer was wrong. So if I say the opposite, my answer will be right." Ombah then said, to King Aruya, "Your majesty, I
know nothing."
King Aruya said, "That is also a lie. Nobody knows nothing, truly! Everybody knows at least something. For example, you know your
father's name, don't you? Guards! Throw him into the river of crocodiles, too!"

22. From the story, we can see that King Aruya ..........
A. kept many crocodiles C. did not need any ministers

B. could make good laws D. disliked people who told lies


23. "My brother said he knew everything and his answer was wrong."
The word he refers to .......
A. Akomi B. Ombah C. The king D. Aruya

Read the text for number 24 to 25.


Once upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a real princess . He traveled all over the world to find one, but in vain. He
always found faults in every princess he met. So he came home again and was sad.
One evening a terrible storm broke out; there was thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was
heard at the city gate, and the old king went to open it.
Here in front of him a princess was standing. She was completely drenched and trembling.
"Well, we'll soon find out who she is," thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into the bed-room, took all the bedding off the
bedstead, and laid a pea on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on it. On this the princess had to lie all night. In the
morning she was asked how she had slept. "Oh, very badly!" said she. "I have scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what
was in the bed, but I was lying on something hard. It's horrible!" Now they knew that she was a real princess because she had felt the pea
right through the twenty mattresses. Nobody but a real princess could be as sensitive as that. So the prince took her for his wife, for now he
knew that he had a real princess.

24. ‘… then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on it, …’ (Paragraph 4).
What does the underlined word refer to?
A. the bedroom B. the bedstead C. the pea D. the bedding
25. It's horrible!" (Paragraph 5). The underlined expression refers to ….
A. her sleepless night B. her being drenched C. the twenty mattresses D. the queen’s unfriendliness

Read text for number 26 to 29.


LIBRARY
Library is a collection of books and other informational materials made available to people for reading, study, or reference. The word
library comes from liber, the latin word for “book”. However, library collections have almost always contained a variety of materials.
Contemporary libraries maintain collections that include not only printed materials such as manuscripts, books, newspapers, and magazines,
but also art reproductions, films, sound and video recordings, maps, photographs, microfiches, CD-ROMs, computer, software, online,
databases, and other media. In addition to maintain collections within library buildings, modern library often feature telecommunications links
that provide users with access to information at remote sites.
The central mission of a library is to collect, organize, preserve a valuable record of culture that can be passed down to the next
generations. Libraries are an essential link in this communication between the past, present, and future. Whether the cultural record is
contained in books or in electronic formats, libraries ensure that the record is preserved and made available for later use. Libraries provide
people with access to the information they need to work, play, team, and govern.
People in many professions use library resources to assist them in their work. People also use library resources to gain information about
personal interests or to obtain, recreational classroom experiences, to learn skills in locating sources of information, and to develop good
reading and study habits. Public officials use libraries to research legislation and public policy issues. As one of the most valued of all cultural
institutions, the library provides information and services and services that are essential to learning and progress.

26. How do modern libraries protect their collections?


A. By providing telecommunication links. C. By opening libraries in remote areas.
B. By providing maps and photographs. D. By publishing magazines

27. What is the main idea of paragraph 2?


A. In fulfilling this mission, libraries preserve a valuable record of culture that can be passed down to the next generations.
B. The central mission of a library is to collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to knowledge and information.
C. Libraries provide people with access to the information they need to work, play, learn, and govern
D. Libraries are an essential link in this communication between the past, present, and future.
28. Paragraph 3 tells us about …
A. the function of library for students C. the definition of library
B. the role of library in people’s life. D. the kinds of library
29. …, libraries ensure that the record is preserved …” (paragraph 2)
The underlined word has similar meaning to …
A. Conserved B. brought C. covered D. found
Read text for number 30 to 32.
Bunaken Marine Park

Bunaken is in 8.08 km2 island in bay of Manado, situated in the north of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bunaken forms part of the
administrative city of Manado, capital of North Sulawesi. The marine park around Bunaken is part of the National Park that also includes the
ocean around the island of Manado Tua, Siladen, and Mantehage.
Within the Bunaken Marine Park, visitors can see various strange and colorful marine lives along its seabed. To reach this park, you can
take motorboat. The journey from Manado takes around 40 minutes. Entrance fee is 25,000 rupiahs person per visit.
The translucent waters of the Bunaken seas enable people to clearly view numerous sea biota. There are 13 species of coral reefs in this
park, dominated by the edge ridges and block ridges of rocks. The most attractive view is the steep vertical sloppy coral reef that plunges
down as deep as 25 – 50 meters.
Visitors are amuzed on the 91 types of fish found in the Bunaken National Park, amongst which are the locally known gusimi horse fish
(Hippocampus), the white oci (Serila rivoliana), yellow – tailed lolosi (Lutjanus kasmira), goropa (Ephinephelus spilotoceps and Pseudanthias
hypselosoma), ila gasi (Scolopsis bilineatus), and other. Diviers may also meet mollusk – like the giant kima (Tridacna gigas), goat head
(Cassis cornuta), nautilus (Nautilus pompillius), and tunikates (Ascidian).
For those who enjoy scuba diving, this is a great place to be. With about 20 dive spots to choose from, divers will have the chance to swim
below the sea, and frolic joyfully while admiring the sea creatures.
The best time to visit Bunaken is between May to August. At that time, visitors can explore the Park to its fullest.

30. How to get to Bunaken?


A. By flying from Manado. C. By traveling along the seabed.
B. By motorboat from Manado. D. By taking a walk around the island.
31. The translucent waters of the Bunaken seas enable …”
(Paragraph 3). The underlined word has similar meaning to …
A. clear B. great C. dim D.deep
32.Paragraph four tells us about …
A. kinds of fish the visitors can find at Bunaken C. the location of the drivers can find
B. the local fish sold in Bunaken Marine Park D. the activity done by drivers at Bunaken.
Read the text for questions number 33 and 34.
CLEAR LIQUID SOAP
A delicate balanced formula for all types of skin to clean
Gently and effectifely one’s hand leaving soft and healthy
Sensation.
Instuctions : Apply to hands and then rinse wiht water.
Avaiable in 360 ml.

33.Which of the statements is NOT TRUE based on the text?


A. The product is a kind of soap. C. We should use the product on hands.
B. The product is for dry skin only. D. We should wash and rinse our hands with water after applying
34. “A delicately balanced formula …” The underlined word means ......
A. Mild B. Fragile C. Accurate D. Luxurious

Read the text for number 35 to 36.

You may get tired easily may be an early symtom that lately.
Do not underestimate it.It may be an early symtom that you are suffering from an illness.Before it’s too late,you’d better
drink KUAT MUJARAB, a healthy herbal drink.
It does not contain preservatives.You can consume it
Without worrying about your kidneys.
You can get KUAT MUJARAB in pharmacies in your town.
Let’s start a healthy life
35. Why should people not worry about consuming KUAT MUJARAB?
A. Because it is an early symptom of an illness. C. Because people can get in pharmacies in town.
B. Because people are getting tired easily lately. D. Because it is a herb al drink, so it doesn’t contain preservatives.
36. Which is NOT TRUE about the text?
A. KUAT MUJARAB can easily be found. C. It contains preservatives.
B. KUAT MUJARAB keeps us healthy. D.It’s good to live healthy
This text is for questions numbers 37 and 38
How To Make a Greeting Card
Materials :
1.Hard paper 2.Various stickers 3. Coloring pens
Instructions:
- Fold the paper into two
- Decorate the front page with the various stickers
- Open the paper
- Write the name of the receiver of the card at the upper part with coloring pens.
- Then write your messages in the center part of the page.
- Don’t forget to write the name of the sender of the card under it
- Your greeting card is ready to send.
37. We write the name of the sender of the card on the …………..
A. Front page of the card B. Upper part of the second page C. Center part of the page D. Under the content of the message
38. From the text we can conclude that the various Stickers or used to make the card……..
a. Easy b.Useful c.Beautiful d.Expensive
This text is for questions numbers 39 to 41.
ES TELLER ( Ice Fruit with Condensed Milk)
Ingredients :
- 150 gr sugars - 400 gr ripe avocado, cut into 1 cm cube
- 2 pandan leaves - 3 young coconut, meat scraped out
- 50 ml water - Crushed iced
- 400 gr ripe jack fruit, deseeded and cut into cube - Condensed milk
Steps :
- Combine sugars, pandan leaves, and water in small saucepan
- Heat for a few minutes until sugars dissolves
- Cool syrup
- Place generous spoonfuls of cube avocado, jackfruit and young coconut into serving bowl
- Add a little syrup to sweeten
- Top with crushed ice and drizzle on a condensed milk
- Serve immediately
39. How much water do we need if we want to make ‘’es teller’’?
A 20 ml B.50 ml C.150 ml D.400 ml
40. What should we do to dissolve sugar immediately?
A. Heat it for a few minutes B.Crush it in a small saucepan C. Combine sugar and water D.Stir it completely
41. ’’Serve immediately’’ (last steps) The underlined word is similar meaning to ………
a. Lately b.Directly c. Sharply d.Gradually
Read the text for questions 42 to 44
Students organization
SMP Intan Mulia
Jalan Ki Hajar Dewantara

Dear Wahyu,
We invite you attend our meeting that will be held :
Day/date : Wednesday, 9th March 2013
Time : 2 pm-4 pm
Place : The school hall
Agenda : Final preparation for the futsal
Competition 2013
Place come on time
See you there!

Okta Rangga
Secretary Chair person
42. What will the meeting discuss?
A. The result of the futsal competition 2013 C. The interschool futsal competition
B. The final preparations for the futsal competition D. The competition for the students’ organization.
43. The meeting will be held………………..
A. In the afternoon B. In the evening c. In the morning D. At night
44. Where does the meeting take place?
A. At biology laboratory B. At school library C. At physics laboratory D. At school hall
Complete the text with the suitable words.
Scientist ……….. (45) That increase in these gases in the atmosphere will take the earth a warmer place. They expects a global rise in a
average temperature of 1, 4 to 5, 8 Celsius degrees (2, 5 to 10, 4 Fahrenheit degrees) in the next century. The average ………. (46) Has in
fact been rising. The 1990’s were the warmest decade on record, and 2005 was the warmers on the record. Some scientists are reluctant to
say that global warming has actually begun because climate ……… (47) Varies from year to year and decade to decade, and it takes many
years of record to be sure of a fundamental change. There is little disagreement, thought, the global warming is on its way.
45. A. Hope b. Think c. Expect d. Predict
46. A.. Climate B. Weather C. Temperature D. Atmosphere
47. A. Absolutely B.Naturally C. Totally. D. Extremely
48. door – after – the – lock – out – you – go
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
The best arrangement of the words is ……..
a. 4-3-1-2-6-7-5 B. 4-3-1-6-2-5-7. C. 4-3-1-5-2-6-7 D. 4-3-1-6-7-5-2
49. To – promise – the – get – peoples – keep –Trust
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
The best arrangement of the words is ……..
A. 6-5-3-4-2-1-7 B.3-7-6-1-4-5-2. C. 2-4-6-3-7-1-5 D. 3-7-1-5-6-4-2
50. Arranges the following sentences into a good paragraph!
1. The next day they visited some other tourist objects
2. They enjoyed the beautiful sunset at Kuta beach.
3. The students of SMP 2 Lembor went to Bali last holiday.
4. After that they went to some tourist attractions.
5. They went there by bus on Sunday afternoon.
6. They took a bath and had breakfast in Soka.
7. They reached SMP 2 lembor on Tuesday afternoon
8. They crossed the Bali strait at 4 a.m on Sunday.
A. 3-5-6-4-1-8-2-7 B.3-5-8-6-4-2-1-7. C .3-5-8-4-6-1-2-7 D.3-5-6-8-4-2-1-7