39+ Soal dan Jawaban Ujian Sekolah (US) SMA Bahasa Inggris K13
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Soal Pilihan Ganda
- I’m sorry . My score is 350
Thank you, Andi. My score is 57
- Are you kidding?
- Ok. That’s the point</
- It’s a good idea
Tony: Linda, you seem very busy in the kitchen.
- No, I’m waiting for mom
- No, I’m washing my dolls
- Yes, I’m watering some flowers</
- Yes, I’m playing tennis with my niece
- Yes, I’m preparing gado-gado salad for lunch
- I appreciate that but I can do it myself
- I don’t want to buy some avocado
- I’m in hurry for the first flight
- No, you are wrong
- I’m sorry. I don’t know.
Azizah: I __________you if I passed the test.
- will treat
- will have treated
- would have treated
- would treat
Novi: Not so well.
Fadil: Why? What’s the matter?
Novi: My father has been dismissed from his job. This may make him stressed.
- Don’t worry. I’m sure he will be fine
- I’m sorry. I hope you get another job soon
- That’s alright. He will be happy
- No problem. He will enjoy his life
- Come on. You can make it
- I think you should check first
- Congratulation. That’s a good program
- I’d love to. I will see the performance
- Are you the leader?
- Thank you
- I’m sorry for coming late
- I’m sorry to hear that</
- I think it amazing
- It’s a good idea
- I am not sure
- It has repaired in Juanda Motor
- It was repairing in Juanda Motor
- It is being repaired in Juanda Motor
- It has been repairing in Juanda Motor
- It will have been repairing in Juanda Motor
The following text is for questions 9 to 11
Sea stars, commonly called, “starfish” are not fish. Sea stars live underwater, but that is where their resemblance to fish ends. They do not have gills, scales, or fins. Sea stars live only in saltwater. Sea water, instead of blood, is actually used to pump nutrients through their bodies via a 'water vascular system.'
Also, sea stars move by using tiny tube feet located on the underside of their bodies. With so many little legs, starfish can reach enormous speeds. Adult sunflower sea stars can move at the astonishing speed of one meter per minute using 15,000 tube feet. Tube feet also help sea stars hold their prey.
Sea stars are related to sand dollars, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers, all of which are echinoderms, meaning that they have five-point radial symmetry. However, this does not mean that all sea stars have five arms and species with 10, 20, or even 40 arms exist! If one of these arms is lost, a sea star has the amazingly ability to regenerate it.
9.What is the purpose of the text?
- To tell how sea stars live.
- To describe particular sea stars.
- To convince that sea stars are not fish.
- To compare between sea stars and fish.
- To inform general description of sea stars.
10.How do we compare paragraphs 2 and 3?
- Paragraph 2 is about how sea stars feed but paragraph 3 is about the form of sea stars.
- Paragraph 2 is about how sea stars move but paragraph 3 is about category of sea stars.
- Paragraph 2 is about the action of sea stars while paragraph 3 is about their regeneration.
- Paragraph 2 is about the movement of sea stars but paragraph 3 is about their relationship.
- Paragraph 2 is about adult sunflower sea stars while paragraph 3 is about the arms of sea stars.
11.“Adult sunflower sea stars can move at the astonishing speed …”(Paragraph 2)
The underlined word is closest in meaning to ….
The following text is for questions 12 and 13
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office, lucky number 13, at 107 W Broadway, Salem NJ 08079. This location has had a long tradition of providing high quality legal services to the Salem community. We are excited to carry on that tradition. Come and meet our new paralegal Bonnie, who is well known to many as she has been working in that office for 25 years. Attorney Gary Salber has also joined our firm and will be anchoring this new office. Welcome to both.
12.What is the announcement about?
- The introduction of a new lawyer.
- The introduction of a new office.
- The location of a new office.
- The location of a new building
- The opening of a new business.
13.According to the text, the new office is affiliated with ….
- a law firm
- new paralegals
- a big enterprise
- Salem community
- a traditional company
The following text is for questions 14 and 15
SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
We cordially invite you to attend our seminar:
Essentials for Entrepreneurs
DATE: 20 March 2019
TIME: 2 pm – 4 pm
VENUE: Auditorium A
Jl. Z. Pagar Alam No. 177
Space is limited
RSVP: Phone: 0721-739797, 0721-721722
By 18 March 2019 to secure your free entry
14.What is the purpose of the text?
- To welcome the readers to the seminar
- To invite the readers to join the seminar.
- To invite the readers to attend the meeting.
- To attend the seminar supported by the school.
- To convince the readers to become entrepreneurs.
15.“By 18 March to secure your free entry” (The last line).
The underlined word is closest in meaning to ….
The following text is for questions 16 and 17.
My Most Unforgettable Holiday
In 2015, I went to Derawan Island with my friends and that marks my most memorable holiday ever!
In June, our school was having summer holiday, so we thought to ourselves that it shouldn't go to waste. We quickly browsed the internet to find a good holiday destination and after an hour of heated debate, the four of us agreed to give Derawan Island a try. It was purely out of curiousity as none of us had been there before.
We arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 05.30 a.m. as the flight was at 07.00 a.m. First, we flew to Balikpapan and waited for about an hour to continue the flight to Berau. As soon as we touched down in Berau, my friend called the tour agent that we had contacted earlier in Jakarta. They had got a car ready to take us to Labuan Batu. From Labuan Batu, we took a speedboat for about an hour to Derawan Island. It was such a long trip to Derawan but it all paid off as soon as we saw how beautiful the island was.
My friends and I were quickly ushered to our rooms in the resort. It was fantastic! The rooms were in a cottage that was situated right above the sea. So we only had to step out the terrace to find ourselves out in the open sea! After unpacking our luggages and washing up, we went to the dining hall to grab our dinner. The dinner was only simple seafood dishes. The surrounding totally enhanced the dining experience, making the food taste much better.
The following day, we took a speedboat tour, hopping from one island to another Our first trip stop was Kakaban Island where we hiked to reach the lake and swam among stingless jellyfish. The last time I heard, there were only three places in the world that have stingless jellyfish; two of them in Indonesia! Isn't that great? The next stop was the Sangalaki Island where we got to visit sea turtle conservation and took lots of pictures with sea turtle babies. They were so cute!
Our last stop was the Maratua Island where we were able to feed fish and see a three-legged sea turtle. The three-legged sea-turtle wasn't born that way. We were told that it was swimming in the open sea when it was still a baby then its leg got caught in plastic trash and couldn't grow even when the sea-turtle reached adulthood. One of the island's guards saw the sea-turtle and saved it. He also untangled the plastic trash that bound the sea-turtle's leg but it was too late. Since then, the sea-turtle is kept in a special space next to the resort in Maratua Island and the guards take turns feeding it to ensure its survival. This is why we should never litter and endanger other creatures! After Maratua Island, we headed back to Derawan Island to catch a late dinner and turned in.
The following morning, we wake up early and ate our breakfast in the dining room. Then, the driver drove us back to the airport so we could catch a flight back to Jakarta. We arrived at Jakarta, exhausted but terribly happy! It was the most unforgettable trip I have ever experienced so far!
16.What is the writer’s purpose in writing the text?
- To share the readers the writer's most enjoyable experience.
- To inform to the readers about the beauty of Derawan Island
- To invite readers to visit the holiday destination mentioned.
- To give readers some insights on how to have a great holiday.
- To warn readers to be careful and mindful in order to have a great holiday.
17.What did the writer learn in the Maratua Island?
- Littering can endanger sea creatures.
- We should save three-legged turtles from extinction.
- Sea creatures depend on human beings for their survival.
- Maratua Island is the best habitat for three-legged turtles.
- Save Maratua Island, and you will save the three-legged turtles
The following text is for questions 18 and 19.
25 Brighton Boulevard NSW 2066
24 November 2017
The manager Steelwood Homes
12 Scott Street
Leasington NSW 2066
Dear Sir or Madam,
I rent a house from your agency in Brighton Boulevard and there is a problem with the stove. Two elements aren’t working and it is very difficult for me to cook a meal.
This problem is urgent and I would appreciate if you could arrange to have the stove fixed immediately.
18.Why did Sarah Johnston write the letter?
- To appreciate the manager.
- To call for compensation.</
- To ask for some money.
- To request for service.</
- To warn the agency.
19.What is wrong with the stove?
- It has a lot of problems.
- It has only two elements.</
- There is no element to use.
- It has second hand elements.</
- Two elements are out of order.
The following text is for questions 20 and 22.
The Great Wall, one of the greatest wonders of the world, was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. Just like a gigantic dragon, it winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 21,196 kilometers from east to west of China.
With a history of about 2,700 years, some of the Great Wall sections are now in ruins or have disappeared. However, the Great Wall of China is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance.
The Great Wall of China is the longest man-made structure in the world. Traversing northern part of the country, what was a huge military line of defense in the past has now become a unique world heritage site and a symbol of China. With a total length of 21,196.18 km (13,170.70 miles), equal to half the length of the Equator, the Great Wall of China is the longest feat of human engineering. The average height of the walls is 6 to 7 meters (20 to 23 feet), and the highest is 14 meters (46 feet). The average width is 6.5 meters (21.3 feet).
Having a wonderful Great Wall tour is a must for one’s China trip. Along this super long wall, Beijing ranks the top destination for its proper maintenance of the abundant wall relics of the Ming Dynasty. Badaling and Mutianyu are best sections to see neat and complete walls and beacon towers; while Jinshanling and Simatai offer challenging Great Wall hiking routes with open and wild scenery.
20.What benefit can we learn from text? We know ….
- the history of the great wall
- the location of the great wall
- the facts about the great wall in china
- the reasons why we should go to the china
- the explanation how the great wall was built
21.What is the main idea of the third paragraph?
- The Great Wall is located in the north of China.
- The Great Wall was a huge military line defense.
- The Great Wall is the longest man-made building.
- The Great Wall was built by talented engineers.
- The Great Wall is a unique world heritage site.
22.The grandeur of its architecture ... people to see the Great Wall.SD
- will attract
- is attracting
- was attracting
The following text is for questions 23 to 26.
Try the following tips
- Stay out of the sun during peak hours. While these times may vary slightly depending on the season and where you live. You should be indoors if all possible between 10:00 and 15:00.
- Keep covered up. Floppy hats and large umbrellas work well and so do cover-ups. Long-sleeved cotton shirts are excellent for hiking, cycling etc; see your sports store for special brands that allow breathing as well as cover-up.
- Use sunscreen on any exposed areas. An SPF of 45+ is recommended for it allows even the fairest skinned folks to stay out in the sun for a few hours before reapplying. Try chopstick on your lips. Follow the instructions on sunscreen carefully. Always reapply after leaving the water, as it’ll have washed off.
- Don’t forget hard-to-reach places. Don’t forget to cover the backs of your knees, back of your neck, elbows and back of your ears (if you have short hair). Feet should also be included if you are wearing sandals, flip-flops or going bare-foot. Even these places can hurt a lot with sunburn.
- Don’t lie in the sun purposefully seeking a tan. This is not only damaging to your skin but might burn you the first few times you try it at the beginning of the season. If you want to tan, do it gradually and sensibly, with short exposure and building up over time.
- Put a small amount of oil or sunscreen in your hair so you will avoid burning your scalp. Or cover it with a hat. Some shampoos and hair conditioners contain SPF protection.
23.The text tells us about …
- The steps to cure sunburn.
- The ways to catch the sunlight.
- The tips how to prevent sunburn.
- The information how to apply sunscreen.
- The warning to avoid sunlight during the day time
24.What is the writer’s intention in writing the text?
- To explain how to stay out during the day.
- To discuss the information about sunburn.
- To give some suggestion to avoid sunburn.
- To tell the important ways to protect the sun.
- To describe how to apply the sunscreen shampoo.
25.What should we wear to avoid sunburn?
- Long-sleeved cotton shirt.
- Sleeved satin dress.</
- Wool sweater.
- Backless shirt.
- Plastic cover up.
26.Why should we spend indoors between 10,00 and 15.00?
- It’s recommended to lie in the sun to find a tan.
- It’s the moment to put a small amount of oil in our hair.
- It’s the time to wear floppy hats and large umbrellas.
- It’s the best time to avoid sun exposure from sunburn
- It’s suggested to apply sunscreen with an SPF of 45+.
The following text is for questions 27 to 30.
Ragunan Zoo management in South Jakarta has complained about a plan to implement an e-ticketing system supported by the JakOne Card, an e-money mobile app from city-owned Bank DKI.
Ragunan head Dina Himawati has particularly objected to a point that requires the zoo to deposit Rp 20 billion (US$1.49 million) to Bank DKI for the implementation of the system.
"We have no idea how the plan works. The money is deposited to the bank, in our account. We feel like the Rp 20 billion is used for the operation of the card, including for top-up funds," Dina said at the City Council building in Central Jakarta as quoted by kompas.com.
Dina said the money was needed by the zoo, particularly in an emergency when the city administration suffered a deficit. She added that a change in regulation may be needed.
"Cooperation is meant to benefit both sides. There are many things to be evaluated," she said.
Two types of JakOne cards are offered to visitors. The first one displays Ragunan's animals and is priced at Rp 30,000, containing Rp 20,000 credit balance. The second one displays animation, and is priced at Rp 60,000 with Rp 50,000 credit balance. The City Council’s Commission C chairman, Santoso, said the agreement only benefited Bank DKI
27.The purpose of the text is to inform about ….
- Ragunan Zoo management in South Jakarta
- Ragunan Zoo’s objection to e-ticketing system
- the benefit of e-ticketing system in Ragunan Zoo
- the advantages and disadvantages of e-ticketing system
- the implementation of e-ticketing system in Ragunan Zoo
28.If the e-ticketing system is implemented, the zoo ….
- would complain the plan
- will approve the implementation
- could be sponsored by JackOne Card
- should top-up the funds at Bank DKI
- must store 20 billion rupiah to Bank DKI
29.The word display on the text above has closest meaning to…
30.Ragungan Zoo management disapproves the implementation of e-ticketing system.
The passive form of the sentence above is:
- The implementation of e-ticketing system is disapproved by Ragunan Zoo management.
- The implementation of e-ticketing system has disapproved by Ragunan Zoo management.
- The implementation of e-ticketing system was disapproved by Ragunan Zoo management.
- The implementation of e-ticketing system will be disapproved by Ragunan Zoo management.
- The implementation of e-ticketing system has been disapproved by Ragunan Zoo management.
The following text is for questions 31 to 34.
Recycling is important in today’s world if we want to leave this planet for our future generations. It is good for the environment, since we are making new products from the old products which are of no use to us. There are many reasons why it’s important to recycle as much as possible.
Making new products out of recycled materials reduces the need to consume precious resources. So recycling helps protect raw materials and protect natural habitats for the future.
Using recycling materials in the manufacturing process uses considerably less energy than that required for producing new products from raw materials.
Recycling reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging), refining and processing raw materials all of which create substantial air and water pollution. As recycling saves energy, it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change.
There are over 1,500 landfill sites in the UK and, in 2001, these sites produced a quarter of the UK’s emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that is released as the biodegradable waste (such as food and paper) decomposes. Existing landfill sites are filling up fast and there is very limited space for new ones.
A massive reduction in the amount of waste we send to landfill is required if we are to avoid the heavy fines and the landfill taxes that are being imposed by Central Government on councils that exceed their landfill allowances. Increases in your Council Tax or service cuts in other areas would be the only way of paying these penalties.
31.What does the text highlight?
- Reasons to recycle.
- Conserving the energy.
- Protecting the environment.</
- Environmental construction.
- Saving money through recycling.
32.We know from the text that ... if we recycle.
- landfill sites will decrease
- climate change will continue
- more new products will be reduced
- natural habitats will never be affected
- air and water pollution will be affected
33.“Recycling reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging), refining and processing raw materials all of which create substantial air and water pollution.”
Based on this quote, we conclude that the writer is telling us that ….
- recycling saves us money
- recycling reduce landfill
- recycling saves energy</
- recycling conserves raw materials
- recycling helps protects the environment
34.Recycling reduces the need for extracting ... it reduces pollution.
The following text is for questions 35 to 38
Ability to speak in public is an asset and it comes with several advantages and benefits. It can not only boost some aspects of your personal life, but your professional life as well.
Public speaking can contribute to the growth of knowledge. It helps you share whatever valuable ideas and thoughts you might have, with a larger group of people. In return, you also learn a lot when those people challenge your ideas and question your opinions. It allows you to develop a clearer picture of the subject.
Public speaking helps you develop the ability to persuade. When you speak confidently and convincingly to a large group of people, persuading an individual to carry out a task becomes much easier.
It can also improve your critical thinking abilities. When you sit and prepare a speech for a seminar or a workshop, you automatically tend to focus on the quality of your work. You will be forced to do a lot of research in order to get the content right. It will help you develop better ways to deliver your content and design it with relevance.
Your personal life also gains a lot from public speaking. The confidence you develop from public speaking can support you with building more personal relationships. It becomes much easier to socialize and make new friends. So, public speaking skills enhance your professional and personal lives. These will boost your personal quality in connecting with people.
35.What is discussed in the text?
- The use of public speaking skills.
- The advantages of having public speaking skills.
- The effect of public speaking in cognitive process.
- The importance of developing public speaking skills.
- The relation between public speaking skills and personal life.
36.Without public speaking skills, someone who is preparing a speech for a seminar will not probably be able to ….
- speak out in front of the audience
- learn a lot of things from the seminar
- deliver a relevant subject matter well
- make a better relationship with others
- contribute to the growth of knowledge
37.How can public speaking improve our knowledge?
- When people challenge our ideas.
- When people ask a lot of questions.
- When we meet a large group of people.
- When we think about valuable ideas.
- When we develop a clear picture.
38.“These will boost your personal quality in connecting with people.” (Last paragraph)
The underlined word means ….
The following text is for questions 39 and 40
Cloning of Animals
In the modern era, technology has developed to such a certain degree that scientists are able to create new forms of life. One of them is cloning. The debate whether cloning of animals should be allowed or not seems endless.
Those who agree with cloning of animals usually argue that the cells produced from them can be used to stop animals from becoming extinct. Many species are becoming rarer and rarer. Scientists are concerned if they don’t do something to save certain species, these animals will be extinct forever. For this reason, researchers have improved cloning technology so that many rare species can be successfully cloned. They also add that cloning has a purpose to produce high quality of cells.
However, not everyone is excited about cloning animals. Some people feel that it could have terrible consequences. For example, if dinosaurs are cloned, then men could be extinct. It is clear that these ferocious beasts cannot live together with humans. In history, these creatures lived several thousand years before men appeared. Can you imagine these giant killing creatures living within the same era and on the same planet with us?
As a result of this controversy, people still haven’t got the answer yet for cloning animals. Moreover, some members of the scientific community think that the banning of cloning technology will destroy the creativity of science.
39.The text mainly tells us about….
- kinds of animals which are cloned
- species which are threatened to be extinct
- two different opinions about cloning animals
- the researchers who have developed cloning animals
- the community who does not agree of cloning animals
40.According to the writer ….
- whether or not cloning is allowed or it is still debatable
- cloning should be halted despite the extinction of rare animals
- rare animals have been successfully cloned by cloning technology
- all the scientists agree with cloning due to the creativity of science
- cloning should be carried out for the sake of science and technology