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(2) Pilihlah salah satu jawaban yang dianggap paling benar (masing-masing soal memiliki bobot 1);
(3) Pemeriksaan hasil tes tulis dilakukan melalui sistem komputerisasi; Ketepatan jawaban dapat dilihat langsung pada notifikasi. Selamat mencoba. 

Part I  (Questions 1 to 4)

ln this part of the test, you will hear some dialogues and questions spoken in English. The questions and the dialogues will be spoken twice. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers are saying. After you listen to the dialogue and the question about it, read the five possible answers, and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Now listen to a sample question.

You will hear:
Man: I highly appreciate you for helping me choose the right loan I need.
Woman: My pleasure, Sir. I hope you can use the money to buy your dream house.

Sample answer
Narrator: What is the topic of the conversation?
A. Asking for help
B. Giving opinion
C. Giving direction
D. Expressing pleasure
E. Expressing gratitude

Narrator: the best answer to the question “what is the topic of the conversation?” is the “Expressing gratitude.” Therefore you should answer (E).


1.  Narrator: What makes the woman sad?
A. She lost her kitty.
B. Her kitty was dead.      
C. She could get a kitty.    
D. She did not have a pet animal.       
E. She was not allowed to get a kitty.       

2. Narrator: Why did the man congratulate the woman?
A. The man felt happy to meet the woman.
B. The woman got a better position in the office.
C. The woman moved to a new bank in a Samarinda.
D. The man got a promotion to be a Branch Manager.
E.  The woman supported the man to be Branch Manager.

3. Narrator: What does the man ask the woman when he sees her?
A.  He wants to sit down.
B. He recognized the woman.
C. His plane has been delayed.
D. He wants to leave the place.
E. He wants to wait for a plane

4. Narrator: What have they decided?
A. To enjoy the holiday on the beach.
B. To camp by the lake.
C. To go to a sea shore.
D. Nothing for now.
E. To take a vacation by plane.                     

Part II (Questions 5 to 7 )

ln this part of the test, you will hear some incomplete dialogues spoken in English, followed by four responses, also spoken in  English. The dialogues and the responses will be spoken twice. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers are saying. You have to choose the best response to each question. Now listen to a sample question.

Girls: I really made a mistake .
Boy: What about?.
Girls: I have broken your pen.
Boy: that pen? Oh no.
Girl: __________.

Sample answer
Narrator: What does the girl probably respond?
A. I’m sorry to hear that
B. I really appreciate it
C. I do apologize
D. I love that pen

Narrator: The best answer to the question “What does the girl probably respond?” is “I do apologize.” Therefore, you should choose answer (C).

5. Notice the dialog from the following audio :

Man: There will be an English speech delivered by a student during the flag
ceremony next Monday.
Woman: Really?
Man: Absolutely, what do you think?
Woman: ………………………

    Narrator: What is the best response to the man question?

A.  I believe it can improve the student English skill           
B.  I assume a flag ceremony is important
C.  I like English speeches and raising flags 
D.  I think I can communicate in English.

6. Notice the dialog from the following audio :

Woman: Where have you been? I haven't see you for two days.
Man: I've been sick since last sunday. I've got a terrible cold
Woman: ………………………………..

    Narrator: What is the best response to the man?
A. That's very kind of you
B. How lucky you are.
C. I hope you will feel better soon.
D. And very grateful to you.

7.  Notice the dialog from the following audio :

Woman: The weather is so hot today.
Man: I'll get a mineral water for you, a glass or bottle?
Narrator: Bottle please.
Man: Here you are.
Woman: Opps, I can't open this cap.
Man: ………………………………………..

Narrator: What is the best response to the woman statement?

A. Let's do it
B. May I use it
C. Would you take it
D. Let me do it for you

Part III 
Questions 8 to 11


In this part of the test, you will hear some dialogues or monologues spoken in English. The dialogues or monologues will be spoken twice. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers are saying. After you listen to the dialogue or monologue, look at the five pictures provided in your test book, and decide which one would be the most suitable with the dialogue or monologue you have heard

8.  Notice the monologue from the following audio:
This place is one of the most visited attraction in London as it is a source of fascination for many tourist. The palace is surrounded by parks from three sides St James's Park, Green Park and Hyde Park. There are also 40 acres of gardens on the palace ground complete with the statuary, pool and fountain. Queen Elizabeth's private suites overlooks the Green Park a lovely tree line preserve virtually overflowing with daffodils in the spring.

Narrator: Which picture goes with the moologue

A. (1)
B. (2)
C. (3)
D. (4)
E. (5)

9. Notice the monologue from the following audio:
This funny gentleman is a multi million dollar actor, his ears however you could publish spot from space. It's not all bad for humble, his goofy shaped ears add a certain quality to his comedic performance and sure they're funny looking but, they're also cute. They're good enough to get the most powerful man to play a movie about his life.

    Narrator: Who does the speaker described?
A. (1)
B. (2)
C. (3)
D. (4)
E.  (5)

10. Notice the monologue from the following audio:
This electronic device is a small light low power electricity usage and less processing power than a bigger laptop. But this is still suitable for word processing, running a web browser and connecting wirelessly to the internet. It refers to small form computers. Such computer has been known by various names including sub-notebook, ultra-portable, mini notebook and also mobile PC. Typically, this device will have a slim down operating system, a smaller than usual screen and very little storage space.

Narrator: Which picture goes with the monologue?
A. (1)
B. (2)
C. (3)
D. (4)
E. (5)

11. Notice the monologue from the following audio:
The main body of this animal is bluish green in color. It is long and slender with the long face that has black and white on it. The tail can take up more than 40% of the overall body. It has a small bill but it's very sharp at the end of it. The tail can be up to 5 feet in diameter and can weigh up to 13 pounds. The tail is considered a treasured item when people find this animal lying around. It can have up to 200 strands and time to time a few will fall out.

    Narrator: Which picture matches with the description in the monologue?
A. (1)
B. (2)
C. (3)
D. (4)

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Part IV Question 12 to 15

In this part of the test, you will hear some monologues. Each monologue will be spoken twice. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers are saying. After you hear the monologue and the question about it, read the five possible answers and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. 

Question 12 and 13 are based on the following monologue.
Once upon a time, there was a kingdom named Umbul Wening. A king has a beautiful daughter named Dewi Arum. She liked to swim and could spend hours swimming. One day, the people in the kingdom suffered the terrible illness. One night, the kind had a dream. In his dream, he saw an old man who said the the illness could be healed by a flower in Krenda wahana jungle and Dewi Arum was the only one who could get it.
After a very difficult journey, the princess found the pond but the king got angry with her for going on the journey and cursed her, "you don't deserve to be the princess and live in the palace. You deserve to live here in the pond," said the king. The princess disappeared and in her palace a beautiful flower rose. The king regretted what he had said but it was too late. Then, he brought the flower to the palace and everybody got cured. Till today, people called it the Lotus.

12.  Narrator: What did the princess Dewi Arum find in the jungle?
A. The cure for the illness
B. Beautiful lady
C. A lotus flower
D. A rose flower
E. A pond

13. Narrator: What was the cure for the illness?
A.  Jungle plant
B. The king’s spell .
C. The king’s dream.
D. The beautiful flower
E. Pond’s water

Question 14 and 15 are based on the following monologue.

After several days of increased activity, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has announced that the North Sulawesi mount Lokon erupted at 10.20 a.m on Tuesday. The agency declared areas within a 2.5 kilometer radius from the mountain peak dangerous and urged nearby residents to stay alert.
There are no residential areas within that zone. There might be other eruptions. "We call on the residents to stay calm" the agency spokesman, Sutopo Purwonugroho said in a statement sent to the city post. The agency said the residents living outside the zone do not need to evacuate yet.

14.  Narrator: What is the monologue about?
A. National Disaster Mitigation
B.  North Sulawesi announcement
C.  The eruption of Mount Lokon
D. Dangerous areas for people
E.  Volcanic zone for living

15. Narrator: For whom is the evacuation necessary?
A.  The residents living within 2.5 kilometer radius from the mountain peak
B.  The people inhabiting outside the dangerous zone
C.  The people staying alert with the current situation
D.  The villager staying calm while the mount is erupting
E.  The residents having no houses within the dangerous zone

This text is for questions 16 and 17 (A

Due to the Education Ministry decree mentioned that all students especially in government high schools are obliged to take final Exam or Ujian Nasional based on computer or CBT, we are expectedly eager to invite all English teachers to come and join at CBT Training held by our MGMP on Monday, February 22, 2016, 08.00 PM at SMA Negeri 56 West Jakarta.
This announcement is legally made based on the instruction of the local authority and the official invitation will be distributed at the time. Please also bring your laptop and cable roll. To make it easier and more efficient, each participant is expected to prepare a softcopy of complete paper based test which is later going to be converted into CBT. A flask disc and modem will be necessary also.
Hopefully, this program will give any important contributions to our beloved students in facing the exam. Thanks for your attention and we are looking forward to seeing all of you at the training.1 

16.  What is the text about? 
A. The instruction of using CBT for Ujian Nasional
B. The legal notification for using CBT in Ujian Nasional
C. The CBT training invitation for teachers in West Jakarta
D. The importance of using CBT for Ujian Nasional to students
E. The announcement of new regulation on CBT for Ujian Nasional

17. A teacher should bring … beside a laptop, cable roll, a flask disc and modem in the training.
A. the CBT training invitation
B.  the legal letter of invitation
C. an identity card
D. interaksi masyarakat di daerah
E. CBT software

Questions 18 – 21 are about the following text.
A tornado can do a lot of damage. The wind of tornado rushes at great speed around a funnel-shaped cloud. It travels in a path a few hundred feet wide and about twenty-five miles long. As the wind circles counterclockwise, the funnel spirals higher and higher.  The  force  of  the  wind  sucks  tip  water,  dirt,  and  objects,  and  carries  them  along  with  it.  It  may  drop  them  again  many miles away. Houses and huge trees have been drawn into tornado funnels. At sea, ships have been nearly sunk by tornadoes dropping water on them. 

East of Australia people talk about a rain of blood. This is caused by a tornado picking up red dust and mixing it with water to make red rain. There are even stories about a rain of fish and frogs caused by a tornado sucking them up and then dropping them. 

18. A tornado is a …
A. Rainstorm  
B. dust storm
C. great circling wind  
D. huge funnel of water
E. a rain of blood  

19. The path of tornado is usually …
A. short and narrow 
B. wider than its length 
C. as long as its width 
D. as long as its width 
E. a and b

20. The wind in a tornado usually travels … .
A. straight up
B. up and around
C.  down 
D. botton
E. spiral

21. The “rain of blood” east of Australia made of … .... 

A. fishes and frogs 
B. red dust and water 
C. rusty water
D. real blood 
E. sea water

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This text is for questions 22 to 24 (Rec

JK. Rowling was born in Chipping Sodury, July 31st 1965. Her childhood was generally happy, although she does remember getting teased because of her name, “Rowling” – She recalls often getting called “Rowling pin” by her less than ingenious school friends. She studied at St Michael’s Primary School in Gloucestershire, before moving to Chepstow, South Wales at the age of nine.
From an early age, JK. Rowling had an ambition to be a writer. She often tried her hand at writing, although little came from her early efforts. Aged six she wrote a book about a rabbit with measles. After her mother praised her effort, Rowling replied ‘well get it published then.’ She admits it was a ‘Bit of an odd thing for a child of six to think. I don’t know where it came from…”
In 1991, she left England to get a job as an English teacher in Portugal. It was here that she met her first husband, Jorge Arantes – and had a child Jessica. However, after a couple of years, the couple split after a fierce argument; where by all accounts JK. Rowling was thrown out of the house.
On the 21st December 2006, she finished her final book of the Harry Potter Series – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows“. The book was released in July 2007, becoming one of the fastest selling books of all time. Rowling has said the book is her favourite, and it makes her both happy and sad. She has said she will continue writing but there is little chance of continuing the Harry Potter Series. She however, may release a dictionary of things related to Hogwarts and Harry Potter that were never published in other books.
Rowling currently lives in Scotland, on the banks of the river Tay, with her 2nd husband Neil Murray; and has 3 children, two with husband Neil.3

22.  The text tells us about.... 
A. The achievement of J.K Rowling
B. The description of J.K Rowling
C. The childhood of J.K Rowling
D. The ambition of J.K Rowling
E. The life of J.K Rowling

23. How did J.K Rowling divorce? 
A.   She split with her husband after two years with no a big deal problem 
B.  She moved from England to Portugal because of being teacher  
C.  She was forced to divorce because of her career demands 
D.  She was the only one person who earned for their living 
E.  She had different perspective with her husband

24.  “The book was released in July 2007.” Synonym
The underlined word means....
A. edited.
B. written
C. launched
D. promoted
E.  announced

The following text is for questions 25 and 26.

Jakarta post: The research, published in the proceedings of the Royal Society B, has investigated the bacterium in eleven individuals ranging from as far back as the Bronze age up to the twentieth century. Samples have been taken from individuals in Europe and in both pre and post-colonial America. The oldest case study was that of an individual from 1200 BC, found in Burial cave in Mountainsell (Licidia, Catalonia). 
The study found that ancient genetic material from principle Bacterium, streptococcus mutant, cause dental carries. The mutant has increased its genetic material change overtime. This is possibly due to the coincidence of dietary changes that are linked with the expansion of humanity.
Similar study conducted by researchers from the University Autonma de Barcelona (UAB) and laboratoria Nasional de Genomica para la Bie diversided, Mexico, put the genetic material in order and found that genetic diversity has been produced, especially in the fragment of a gene that codifies a virulence factor known as dextranase.

25. How could the ancient genetic expand to humanity? . . .
A. Through coincidental links with human’s dietary changes 
B.  Through the change in its genetic material
C.  Through an increase in genetic diversity
D. Through the fragment of a gene
E. Through the investigated bacterium of eleven individuals 
26. What is the first paragraph about?
A.  The research genetic diversity  
B.  The investigation of dental carries
C.  The investigation of Bacterium
D.  The samples of individuals from precolonial Europe 
E.   The investigation of the bacterium in eleven individuals

The following text is for questions 27 and 28.
Chinese Group Demands that Japanese Emperor Return Ancient Artefact

By Ankit Panda February 13, 2016
Adding to a growing list of diplomatic disputes between China and Japan, a Chinese group is demanding that Japan’s emperor return a 1.300-year-old artefact that was allegedly looted by Japanese Soldiers in the 1930s. According to a Xinhua report, the artefact in question in the Honglujing Stele, originally from “north eastern China.” The request was made in a letter addressed to Emperor Akihito of Japan by China Federation of Demanding Compensation from Japan (CFDC) via Japan’s embassy in China. The request has been prominently reported by both China’s domestic and international media outlets, suggesting that part of the intent is to shame Japan for its actions during the first half of the 20th century.
From Xinhua’s report, it is unclear the extent to which the Chinese government is involved in the request for the return on the artefact. The China Federation of Demanding Compensation from Japan (CFDC) is a civic group, independent of the government. According to Xinhua, “This is the first time a Chinese civic group has asked the Japanese imperial family for the return of a looted Chinese relic. “The group” seeks compensation for personal, material, and spiritual damage caused by Japanese militarism during the country’s aggression against China in the 20th century.”

27.  What can be inferred from the text? 
A. China and Japan had a great relationship during the first half of the 20th 
B. China Federation of Demanding Compensation (CFDC) has asked Japan to return the artefact without any condition 
C. Japan was ruled by China in the 20th century 
D. CFDC wanted the Japan emperor to admit their aggression to China in the 20th century 
E. CFDC may have sent a letter directly to the Japan emperor without involving their government

28. “..., a Chinese Group is demanding that Japan emperor return a 1.300-year-old artefact that was allegedly looted by Japanese soldiers in the 1930s.” (Paragraph 1). The underlined word is closest in meaning to....

A. Stole
B.  Damaged
C. Neglected
D. Borrowed
E. Taken

29. Rearrange the following sentences into the correct and meaningful paragraph!
1)  If you don‟t have an account yet, create one.
2)  Sign in to get into your account in your mail provider.
3)  Click compose message button to start writing your email.
4)  Type the message you want to send just like typing a letter.
5)  You may add a title for your email by typing it in the subject bar below the address.
6)  When you finish typing, click send button. Your email will be sent to the desired address.
7)  Prior to  writing, decide the receiving  mail  address  by typing it  on the address bar or browsing it  in your contact database. 

The best arrangement of sentences above is ....
A. 1-2-4-5-7-3-6
B.  2-1-3-7-5-4-6
C. 3-7-4-5-1-2-6
D. 4-3-2-1-5-7-6
E. 7-3-4-2-1-5-6

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Questions 30 -  31 are about the following explanation
All butterflies have "complete metamorphosis". To grow into an adult they go some through its stages and each stage has a different goal.
A butterfly starts life as a very small, round, oval or cylindrical egg. The coolest thing about butterfly eggs, especially monarch butterfly  eggs,  is that if you  look close enough you can actually see the tiny  caterpillar growing inside of  it. Butterfly eggs are usually laid on the leaves of plants, so if you are actively searching for these very tiny eggs, you will have to take some time and examine quite a few leaves in order to find some.
When the egg hatches, the caterpillar will start his work and eat the leaf they were born onto. This is really important because the mother butterfly needs to lay her eggs on certain type of leaf which the caterpillar will eat - each type of caterpillar likes only certain types of leaves. Since they are tiny and cannot travel to a new plant, the mother caterpillar needs to hatch its egg on the kind of leaf it wants to eat. Caterpillars need to eat and eat so they can grow quickly. When a caterpillar is born, they are  extremely  small.  When  they  start  eating,  they  instantly  start  growing  and  expanding.  Their  exoskeleton  (skin)  does  not stretch or grow, so they grow by "molting" (shedding the outgrown skin) several times while it is growing.
The pupa stage is one of the coolest stages of a butterfly's life. As soon as a caterpillar has reached its full length or weight, it changes itself into a pupa, also known as a chrysalis. This is the stage of developing.
Finally,  when  the  caterpillar  has  fully  grown  adult  if  you  are  lucky,  you  will  see  an  adult  butterfly  emerge.  When  the butterfly emerges from the chrysalis, both of the wings are soft and folded against its body. The butterfly will be able to fly after the blood circulation reaches its wings.

30. The text is about ....
A.  the growth of a butterfly
B   the characteristics of a butterfly
C.  the lifecycle of a butterfly  
D.  fully grown butterfly
E.  the reproductive system of a butterfly   

31. What will happen if the caterpillar has reached its full weight and length? It will ....
A. lay eggs  
B.  start eating  
C.  search for food  
D. form a chrysalis  
E.  emerge a beautiful butterfly   

This text is for questions 32 to 34

An old man named Takahama lived in a little house behind the cemetery of the temple of Sozanji. He was extremely amiable and generally liked by his neighbors, though most of them considered him to be a little mad. His madness, it would appear, entirely rested upon the fact that he had never married or evinced desire for intimate companionship with women.

One summer day he became very ill, so ill, in fact, that he sent for his sister-in-law and her son. They both came and did all they could to bring comfort during his last hours. While they watched, Takahama fell asleep; but he had no sooner done so than a large white butterfly flew into the room and rested on the old man's pillow. The young man tried to drive it away with a fan; but it came back three times, as if loath to leave the sufferer.

At last Takahama's nephew chased it out into the garden, through the gate, and into the cemetery beyond, where it lingered over a woman's tomb, and then mysteriously disappeared. On examining the tomb the young man found the name "Akiko" written upon it, together with a description narrating how Akiko died when she was eighteen. Though the tomb was covered with moss and must have been erected fifty years previously, the boy saw that it was surrounded with flowers, and that the little water tank had been recently filled.

When the young man returned to the house he found that Takahama had passed away, and he returned to his mother and told her what he had seen in the cemetery.  "Akiko?" murmured his mother. "When your uncle was young he was betrothed to Akiko. When Akiko left this world, your uncle resolved never to marry, and to live ever near her grave. For all these years he has remained faithful to his vow, and kept in his heart all the sweet memories of his one and only love. Every day he went to her grave and prayed for her happiness, swept the tomb and set flowers there. When Takahama was dying, and he could no longer perform his loving task, Akiko came for him. That white butterfly was her sweet and loving soul."

(Narrative, Legend)
32. From the last paragraph, the white butterfly represented …. 
A. Takahama’s sister
B. Takahama’s fianc√©e 
C. Takahama’s mother
D. Takahama’s nephew 
E.  Takahama’s sister in-law 

33. Why did Takahama decide to be an unmarried man? Detailed info
Because …..
A.  Akiko betrayed Takahama’s sincere love
B. Takahama loved The late Akiko very much
C. Akiko never wanted to be betrothed with Takahama
D. Akiko promised to accompany him as near as possible
E. Takahama’s love was end with Akiko because of their parents
34. What moral lesson can you get from the text? 
A.  One should respect the dead. 
B.  One’s good deed will result in good thing  
C.  One should be faithful to one’s spouse indeed. 
D.  Never underestimate a vow which one has made 
E.  We shouldn’t chase away a butterfly which visits your house.

The following Text  is for questions no. 35 – 37
Everybody likes home sweet home however making office at home is possible and recommended. Of course home office will have both advantage and disadvantage. Therefore it is wise to consider the strengths and weaknesses to have a home office.

Some people will agree that having an office at home will make benefit. It saves time. We need no commuting which occasionally takes a long time. Besides we are free to set the work schedule. Having home office will save money as we need not to purchase or lease of office space from rent companies. What make it more flexible is that we can set part or all parts of our home just as a real office. What we need is only a wireless router to cover all parts of our house with Internet. We can run our business wherever part of house we want, from living room, bed room, veranda, etc even we can make sales or purchases by online shopping for things we need. Furthermore working at home might reduce stress, effort and time and divert it to other more productive things because while working, we are close to our families.

However making home as office also has some disadvantages. For some people, keeping the schedule is hard in flexible time. Such people type wills harder if they are working just from home. There will no clear border between working and breaking. Working just from home also reduces the possibility to meet new people. It is true that computer and Internet connection possibly relate people every time and everywhere but we will interact with them in a dimension which is not real face.

So considering carefully what we actually need in running our business is much recommended before choosing to have office at home or not.

35. What is the communicative purpose of the text?
A. To tell about advantages of a home office 
B. To persuade readers to have a home office
C. To explain how to do a home office
D. To discuss about having a home office
E.  To critics a home office

36. The followings are people‟s opinion about home office, EXCEPT: 

A. We do not need to set the work schedul 
B. Home office means we work at our home 
C. We  will have no border between working and breaking 
D. We will get closer to our families 
E. Keeping the schedule is hard in flexible time.

37. We need no commuting which occasionally takes a long time. 
      The underlined word has the closest meaning with
A. Travelling
B. Changing
C. Transferring
D. riding
E. driving

The following text is for questions 38 and 39.

Dear sir /madam,
I am writing to complain about an article in last Monday’s newspaper. “Schools fail low-income children.” As the head teacher of one of the largest junior high schools in the city, I feel strongly that the article does not describe our school.

My school has children from many different economic backgrounds, but a large percentage come from lower-income families. Nevertheless, our tests show that the children do well and benefit from the excellent work our teachers do. Last year our school moved from 24th to 5 th place according to the official assessment by the state government. This is clearly not the “failure” that the article suggests.

I would strongly recommend that more careful research should be conducted in the future so that your newspaper will more realistically describe the true situation in our schools.

Yours sincerely
Joan Gonzale

38. he letter shows Ms. Gonzalez’s strong disagreement with the newspaper’s claim that ....
A. Children from low-income families do not perform well in the official assessment
B. The poor students in her school fail in the national examination
C.  Her school only admit students from economically advantaged families
D. Many of her students fail because of their parents’low income
E. Low-income children are not as good as high-income children

39. What is expected by Joan Gonzalez from Monday’s newspaper?
A. To present information based on facts.
B. To conduct more research.
C. To fix information given.
D. To explain more about that school.
E. To be responsible for the report .

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The following text is for questions 40 to 42.
Promoting Tourism: Good or Bad?

Lots of tourists visit our town, but many people argue whether this is good or bad for the community. Each side has their own viewpoints.

 Those in favor of the tourist industry argue that tourism brings money to the town and creates employment. Business owners also supports this saying that tourism promotes development in town. Moreover, everyone benefits from having better facilities and more shops. Others also argue that tourism develops a better understanding of other cultures so people become more tolerant.

People against tourism, however, say that most of tourist’s dollars are spent in international hotels owned by foreign interest groups. Consequently, the town receives little financial benefit. In addition, they point out that the new developments have caused traffic and water supply problems. They argue that several unpleasant incidents in the community indicate that the local community resentment towards tourists.

Undoubtedly, the local council should please both sides. Not only should it promote tourism, but also restrict new development that would cause traffic and water supply problems.

40.  From the viewpoint of those who disagree with tourist industry, who will likely receive the most financial benefit? 
A. Business owners 
B.  The local people 
C. The local community 
D. The local government 
E. International hotel owners 

41. What are the factors that make the people agree to the tourist industry? 
A.  Business, finance, culture, and infrastructure
B.  Investment, community building, cultural understanding.  
C.  Business, development, investment, and social
D. Public facilities, development, finance, social.
E. Finance, infrastructure, culture understanding, community developmen.  

42.  “Not only should it promote tourism, but also restrict new development ....” 
(Paragraph 4) The underlined word is closest in meaning to... 
A. Ban 
B. Open 
C. Curb
D. Limit 
E. Prohibit

This text is for questions 43-45 (

Pros and Cons of Savings Account

The traditional way to save money for families and individuals was to put your money into savings account, and then allow it to grow interest from there. Times have changed, and now some people think that the savings accounts that we once used and loved aren't as valuable to us anymore.
Savings accounts are fundamental money management tools that can help you meet your long- and short-term financial needs. Knowing the pros and cons of savings accounts can help you figure out how to use them effectively.
The most obvious advantage of a saving account is that deposited funds accrue interest over time. Money under your mattress or in a home safe misses out on valuable earning potential. The rate you earn depends on where you deposit your money. Online banks tend to offer more competitive interest rates because their overhead expenses are lower than those of brick-and-mortar banks. Another important advantage is security. When you place your money in a bank, the government insures it up to the maximum amount allowed by law. So, compared to a number of other options, your money is safe in a savings account.
Compared with certificates of deposit (CDs) and other higher-interest bank products, savings accounts generally pay a lower rate of interest. In other words, the interest that you get on your money saved is very low. If you're willing to keep your money deposited for a specific time period—anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on what you choose—you generally can earn more interest with a CD than with a savings account. Some banks charge fees on their savings accounts. Be sure to compare the terms of different banks and look for those that offer savings accounts with no monthly maintenance fees.
Saving money for the future is an essential part of making responsible financial decisions. It’s worth your time to weigh the pros and cons before deciding on a savings account that works for you.

43. What is the greatest benefit of saving money in a bank according to the passage?
A. Saving money in a bank is more secure.
B. Customer’s deposit will rise periodically.
C. There are some competitive interest rates.
D.  Government guarantees customer’s deposit.
E.  Customers are able to manage their own money.

44. How many kinds of way to save money according to the passage?
A. 5
B. 4
C. 3
D. 2
E. 1

45. What is the main idea of paragraph 3?
A. The periodic rise of customer’s deposit.
B. The secure way to save money in a bank.
C. The beneficial arguments of saving money in a bank.
D. The drawbacks of saving account in state or private bank.  
E. The government’s official guarantee on customer’s deposit. 

46.  Rearrange the sentences below to make a coherent paragraph.
1.  He lives in a small town and knows every family on his route. 
2.  Neil Moore has been a postman for 20 years.
3.  At Christmas many families give him presents.
4.  They appreciate his dedication and good service.
5.  He has carried mail in heat and in cold, in rain and in snow.
6.  He has delivered thousands of letters to homes on his mail route. 
A. 1-2-3-4-5-6 
B.  6-1-3-5-2-4  
C.  2-5-6-1-3-4  
D.  4-5-6-3-2-1  
E.  2-6-5-1-4-3 

47.    1.   I answered reluctantly, "Because he is not Phil Collins!".
2. Willy  is very inquisitive. He likes asking me everything he wants to know.
3.  Willy asked me at once, "Dad, why is the policeman using a whistle, not a drum?"
4. Last week I took my five-year old son, Willy, to a musical instrument store.
5. On the way, he saw a policeman blowing his whistle to regulate the passing cars and other vehicles.
6.  I wanted to buy him a set of junior drum because his drum teacher advised me to buy him one.

 A good order of the sentences above is: 
A. 4 – 6 – 2 – 5 – 3 – 1
B.  4 – 6 – 2 – 3 – 5 -  1
C.  6 – 4 – 2 – 5 – 3 – 1
D.  6 – 4 – 2 – 1 – 3 – 5
E.  5 – 3 – 1 – 4 – 6 – 2

The text is for questions 48 to 50
Complete the following text with the correct words!

I am used to travelling by air but only on one occasion, I felt frightened. After taking off, we flew low over the city. It slowly went high to the sky.
It was on December, exactly 11, 2006, my wife and I were in a plane heading to Polonia airport from Jakarta. We sorrowfully had to go to my hometown, Hutabayu Raja, Siantar because my father had died a day before.
Suddenly, a crew … (48) the passengers that we were going to land in the Polonia airport in a few minutes. While listening to the announcement, I was looking outside through the window and saw how … (49) the sky was. It was raining heavily and lightning sparked here and there.
Unpredictable, I felt the plane went bumpy and trembled. The impact was low at the beginning, however it gradually became terrible. Everything shook terribly. People started to scream in fear. I hold my wife’s hands. I heard man behind me was praying while my wife tried to soothe me.
… (50), our plane landed safely at the airport under that extreme weather. I thanked God for saving my wife and me. Since then, I got a phobia on travelling by air.

A. took
B. brough
C. checked
D. introduced
E. announced 

A. soft
B. clear
C. dark 
D. bright
E. smooth

A. Briskly 
B. Broadly
C. Largely 
D. Fortunately 
E.  Approximately


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