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Soal Try Out Bahasa Inggris kelas XII IPA/IPS Februari 2012


The following text is for question no 16.

From : Viona (

To : Dea (

Date : 5th June 2012

Cc :

Subject : Sorry, I can’t come

Hello, my sweet cousin. How’s life? You must still be busy guiding some tours, right?

You, know, I have the result of my final exam. As I’ve told you before, I want to spend
some days in Bali, your hometown, after graduation. However, my parents don’t permit
me. They ask me to prepare for the university entrance test. They promised me that if I
pass the test, we will visit you and have a holiday in Bali.

Please tell uncle and auntie about this. Give my best regards to them. See you


16. what does Dea do? She is . . .



tour guide

tour leader
The following text is for question no 17.


A mansion located at the foot of Mount Semeru, near the highway.

Land area : 600 square metres

Building area : 500 square metres.

This two-story building has facilities:

2,200 V electricity

Telephone lines

Spacious guest rooms

5 bedrooms

3 bathrooms

A warehouse

A garage for 2 cars

A carport
A spacious front garden with a fish pond

A swimming pool at the back of the houses

This house is good for spending holidays

Price : Rp 900 million (open to negotiation).


Oki (0812345678)

17. The following statements are TRUE according to the text, EXCEPT…

A. the house is large

B. the price is fixed

C. the house has two floors

D. the house has five bedrooms

E. the house is at the foot of a mountain

The following text is for question 18 and 19.


Would you please bring my laptop and flashdisk to Uncle Jack? He needs them for his
presentation at the meeting tomorrow. But before you go to his house, I’d like you to go
to the stationary to buy a tube of ink and paper because he wants to print some of his
paper for the participants. Don’t forget to tell him to return them before Wednesday.
My best wishes for Ani and Linda.



18. “He needs them for his presentation at the meeting tomorrow”. The underlined
word refers to…

A. Papers
B. Participants

C. Ink and papers

D. Ani and Linda

E. Laptop and flashdisk

19. The text tells about…

A. the meeting tomorrow

B. Uncle Jack’s presentation

C. paper for the presentation

D. best wishes for Ani and Linda

E. things to bring and buy for Uncle Jack

The following text is for questions 20 to 22.

The Travelers and the Bear

Two friends were traveling on the same road together when they came face to face with
a bear. One, in great fear, and without a thought of his companion, climbed into a tree
and hid. The other, seeing that single handed he was no match for the bear, threw
himself on the ground and feigned death, for he had heard that a bear will not touch a
dead body.

The bear approached him, sniffing at his nose and ears, but the man, with great courage,
held his breath and kept still, and length the bear, supposing him to be dead, walked
slowly ahead.

When the bear was well out of sight the first traveler came down from his tree and
asked what it was that the bear had said to him. “For,” he said, “I observed that he put
his mouth very close to your ear.” “Why,” he replied the other, “it was no great secret.
He only advised me not to keep company with those who, when they get into difficulty,
leave their friends in the lurch”.

Which of these phrases has similar meaning with this phrase;

“When the bear was well out of sight …”

The bear had lost his eyesight.

The bear had left the site.

The bear watched them from a far.

The traveler got blind

The traveler got into difficulty.

21. What is the moral value of the story?

Pretend to be dead when you come face to face with a bear.

A real friend will never leave his friends even in difficult times.

A real friend will leave his friends in difficult times.

Always bring a company when you’re traveling away

Don’t mess up with a bear

22. “…supposing him to be dead, walked slowly ahead”. The word him in paragraph 2
refers to…

the bear

The firs traveler

The second traveler

Both travelers
The man

The following text is for questions 23 to 25.

Have you ever wondered how chocolate is made? In this article we’ll enter the amazing
world of chocolate, so you can understand exactly what you’re eating.

Chocolate starts with a tree called the cacao tree. The tree grows in equatorial regions,
especially in places such as South America, Africa and Indonesia. The cacao tree
produces a fruit about the size of a small pineapple. Inside the fruit are the tree’s seeds,
also known as cocoa beans.

The beans are fermented for about a week, dried in the sun and then shipped to the
chocolate maker. The chocolate maker starts by roasting the beans to bring out the
flavor. Different beans from different places have different qualities and flavor, so they
are often sorted and blended to produce a distinctive mix. Next, the roasted beans are
winnowed. Winnowing removes the meat nib of the cocoa bean from its shell. Then, the
nibs are blended. The blended nibs are ground to make it a liquid. The liquid is called
chocolate liquor. It tastes bitter. All seeds contain some amount of fat, and cocoa beans
are not different. However, cocoa beans are half fat, which is why the ground nibs from
liquid. It’s pure bitter chocolate.

23. The text is about…

the cacao tree

the cocoa beans

the raw chocolate

the making of chocolate

the flavor of chocolate

24. The third paragraph focuses on…

the process of producing chocolate

how to produce the cocoa flavor

where chocolate comes from

the chocolate liquor

the cacao fruit

25. “…so they are often sorted and blended to produce…” (paragraph 3).

The underlined word has the closest meaning to…





The following text is for questions 26 to 28.

It is located in Malaysia’s far north. The island of Langkawi is one of the nation’s true
tropical treasure. Despite its prime ecological sites and serene remoteness Langkawi is
conveniently connected to the KL via 43 weekly flights on Malaysia Airlines (MAS).

On board, experience the elegance and efficiency of Asia’a leading service provider.
Once on the island, Langkawi offers a top array of down time diversions. For SCUBA fans,
there’s diving at Pulau Payar Marine Park where and underwater observatory even lets
and lovers get in on the aquatic action. For naturalist, Tanjung Rhu offers a complete
eco-tourism experience, with fish farm, cave passages, eagle’s colonies and mangrove
swamps at your fingertrips. For the modern adventurer, Langkawi’s rugged terrain and
densely forested hills are ideals for jungle hike work-outs.

Then, there’s the Datai, a 54 room, 13 suite and 40 private villa resort over looking Datai
bay. Built around old growth rain forest. The Datai provides luxurious, simplicity, with
wooden ceiling, stone floors and a stunning open air pool liberally cut into the hotel’s
terrace. Its 18 whole golf course is easily among Asia’s most stunning. The adjacent
Mandara Spa specialize in soothing Asian treatments and Langkawi’s sandy beaches
along the Andaman Sea Area bronze dream.
26. Where is the location of Langkawi?

Malaysia’s far south

Malaysia’s far west

Malaysia’s far north

Malaysia’s far east

Malaysia’s far

27. What will not be found in Langkawi?

Diving at Pulau Payar Marine Park

Tanjung Rhu with fish farm

Langkawi’s rugged terrain and densely forested hills

The Datai

Bako National Park, Sarawak

28. “…a 54 room, 13 suite and 40 private villa resort over looking Datai Bay. The
underlined word means…





The following text is for question no 29.


This announcement is for all students. You have an opportunity to display your creative
work in the school bulletin board. The theme is “Let’s protect animals and keep the
environment green”. You can send your experience story, poetry, photos, or any other
creative works.

Submit your work to the OSIS bulletin board: Andika Class X2, Dewi Class X4 and Rojak
Class XI Science 2. Not later than 6th April 2012.


OSIS secretary

29. What is informed in the announcement?

People who involve in the school bulletin board

What the students can show on the school bulletin board

The importance of the school bulletin board for the students

An opportunity for all students to display their work on the school bulletin board

A request for all students to display their work on the school bulletin board

The following text is for questions 30-32.

Last week was a hectic week. I have been touring East Java and Bali. There were so many
things that I’ve experienced that it’s difficult to write about all of them.

I arrived in Yogyakarta on Sunday. I stayed in a cheap accommodation, a wisma. The

room was clean and I could get hot water to bathe. On Monday I went with a tour group
to visit Borobudur the Hindu temples in Prambanan. Some of these temples are more
than twelve hundred years old. They date well beyond the churches in my home town in
Europe, I was amazed at the enormity of the construction. I’m sure they did not have
the heavy machines we have today to raise and lay those huge blocks of stone. The
carvings on the walls were another feature of construction.

I’m getting used to the spicy food served here. I have eaten fresh fish, lamb and beef. I
know you don’t eat all this but I’ve got used to it. On Tuesday I decided to go for a hike
to Mount Merapi. But I found out that it was a difficult climb. So I went to the forest
park in Kaliurang. That was a lovely walk that made me hot and tired. But I managed to
cool off in a waterfall in the park then walked up to a hill nearby where I could see the
smoky, fiery Mount Merapi.

30. The writer comes from…




East Java


31. The main idea of the second paragraph is…

the writer arrived in Yogyakarta

Brobudur, Prambanan temples and the carvings amazed the writer

the writer visited Borobudur and Prambanan temples with a tour group

the temples are older than the churches in Europe

the writer spent the night at a cheap wisma

32. From the text, we can conclude that the writer…

enjoyed the tour

liked mountain climbing

had experienced in writing

was used to eating spicy food

visited Yogyakarta a week before

The following text is for questions 33-35.

Whales are the largest animal on earth. Bigger than elephants, they may grow 95 feet
long, and weight 150 tons. A baby blue whale, just born, can be 23 feet long and weigh 3

Although whales live in the oceans and can swim like fish, they are not fish. They are
mammals, like cows and elephant. Unlike fish, they bear young alive not as eggs. Their
babies live on their mother’s milk. They breathe through their lungs and hold their
breathe when they go under water. If they cannot come to the surface to breathe fresh
air, they will be drown. They are warm blooded. Fish, however, lay eggs,breathe oxygen
in the water and are cold blooded.

Whales live in all the oceans. In the winter some of them go to warm waters to breed
and in the summer most of them go to cold waters to feed. There are two kinds of
whales, whales with teeth (toothed whales) and whale without teeth (baleen whales).
The toothed whales eat fish and squid, which they can catch with their teeth, although
they swallow their food without chewing it. The Baleen whales eat plankton (small sea
animals and plants). When they find plankton, they open their mouth and swim into the
plankton. When they close their mouth, they squeeze out the water and swallow the

Whales have few enemies. Only human beings and the whale killers attack whales. And
whales do not seem to fight among themselves. They usually live from 20 to 30 years.
33. A suitable title for the text above is ….

Large animal on earth

Difference between whales and elephants

Whales, the biggest animal on the earth

Similarity between fish and whales

The life of whales in the oceans

34. Which of the following is TRUE about whales?

Whales are generally 95 feet long and weigh 150 kilos

Big animals living in the ocean tend to be their enemies

Like fish, whales can live in all kinds of waters

Their life span is usually longer than human beings.

A new baby whale may weigh one fiftieth of its mother

35. The difference between whales and fish is that whales …..

do not have to come to the surface to get fresh air

deliver their young like elephants do

will die if they can not get any oxygen in the water

are mammals that are cold-blooded

can easily breathe when they are under water

The following text is for questions no 36-37.

Death penalty still becomes a controversial issue in the US. The American Civil Liberties
Union believes the death penalty inherently violates the constitutional ban against cruel
and unusual punishment and the guarantees of due process of law and of equal
protection under the law. Those who are against the capital punishment also state that
it is an intolerable denial of civil liberties, and is inconsistent with the fundamental
values of our democratic system.

However, there is a difference between murder and execution. The distinction is that
the first is unlawful and undeserved, the second is a lawful and deserved punishment for
an unlawful act. By committing the crime, the criminal volunteered to assume the risk
of receiving a legal punishment that he could have avoided by not committing the crime.
The punishment he suffers is the punishment he voluntarily risked suffering and,
therefore, it is no more unjust to him than any other event for which one knowingly
volunteers to assume the risk.

Our resolve to end crime is only as strong as the laws we pass to punish criminals. By
making the death penalty the law of the land in New York, we have demonstrated that
resolve, thus strengthening the promise that our children and future generations will
grow up in a state that is free of violence.
36. What is the best title of the text?

Civil liberty.

Human right.

Death penalty.

Public opinion.

Democratic system.

37. The writer believes that ….

most people against death penalty.

death penalty should be conducted.

death penalty is against human right.

there are disadvantages of conducting death penalty.

death penalty should be carried out in a certain condition.

The following text is for questions no 38-40.

Knowing the real-life story behind it, Hachiko (2009) has been made in a sort of
staged documentary style, similar to the kind of movies often seen on documentary
channel. The well-known actors (Richard Gere, Sarah Roemer and Joan Allen) make the
movie more suitable for theatrical distribution.
This movie is based on a true story and it’s only natural that the movie is great because
the real story itself is very touching. One of the things that sets this movie apart from
the other movies that involve animals is how they stuck to reality instead of throwing in
some a-little-hard-to-believe elements here and there just to make it more entertaining.

“Love and loyalty” succinctly sums up the movie. The love is so simple, so pure, and the
loyalty so unfailing, so steadfast that it would melt any steel heart. The main character
never “take flight” but that matter not at all. It’s the simple story of the love between a
man and his pet that more than sufficiently works all the wonders. Not a sad one, but
profoundly touching, so touching that even a tough guy couldn’t possibly hold his tears.

38. What is the topic of the movie?

A. Adventure

B. Love and betrayal

C. Violence among people

D. The world war

E. Love and loyalty

39. What does the reviewer say about the movie?

A. It is challenging

B. It is happy ending

C. It is touching

D. It is delighting

E. It is confusing

40. “Love and loyalty” succinctly sums up the movie. (paragraph 3).

The underlined word means…





The following text is for questions no 41-43.

Nowadays, children behaviours are influenced by television, plain strangers,

friends, and family members.

First, one influence that has a major effect on children behavior is television. Believe it
or not, television plays a big role in how kids act. Cartoon character like Power Rangers
or Spiderman can make children want to fight. It means they are so easily influenced by

Second, children may also be influenced by people they don’t know. Although most
children are taught not to talk to strangers, we would be surpassed how many actually
do. Studies have shown that both boys and girls talk to strangers and they are more
likely to do what the strangers tell them. Sometimes, kids are influenced by their friends.
Friends are people the children trust.

Third, kids are mostly influenced by their parents, because parents are people that kids
really mostly trust. They tend to be like them. Parents play a big role in children’s life. If
a kid sees his or her parents fight all the time at home, it will probably make him or her
become rude.

Finally, children’s mind is a very delicate thing. Everything that happens to a young child
will affect how he or she thinks and acts in the future.

So, it can be concluded that television has influenced children behaviours.

41. What is the text about?

The influence television on children

The influence of parents to children

The fact that many factors influence children

The fact that children are delicate

The fact that cartoon characters influence children

42. Which of the following statement is NOT TRUE according to the text?

Children’s behaviors are influenced by many factors

Television has major influence on children

Children are easily influenced by strangers

Friends and parents are people that children trust

Everything that has happened to children does not affect their mind

43. Why are most children influenced by their parents? Because…

they are people they trust

the children depend on them

the children respect them

they take care of them

They are always present

The following text is for the questions no 44-46.

Sun, 01/24/2010 2:36 PM | World

Ministers from 13 countries with tiger populations will hold a first-ever meeting
Wednesday through Friday in Hua Hin, Thailand to write an action plan for a tiger
summit in September in Russia, where Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been
championing the survival of the tiger.

The purpose of this week’s meeting is to elicit promises of more money for conservation
and to persuade countries to set tiger population targets. It is being organized by the
Global Tiger Initiative, a coalition formed in 2008 by the World Bank, the Smithsonian
Institute and nearly 40 conservation groups. It aims to double tiger numbers by 2020.
“The bleeding continues,” said the World Bank’s Keshav Varma, the initiative’s program
director. “I’m not sure if these poachers are feeling the heat of regional and global and
national action. They seem to be operating rather freely.” Tigers are in critical decline
because of human encroachment, the loss of more than nine-tenths of their habitat and
the growing trade in tiger skins and body parts. From an estimated 100,000 at the
beginning of the 20th century, the number today ranges between 3,200 and 3,600, most
of them in Asia and Russia.The 13 countries which have wild tigers, and which will
attend this week’s meeting, are Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China India, Indonesia,
Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam.

44. What is the passage about?

13 countries meeting of tiger population

A first year meeting of 13 countries

A tiger meeting in Russia

The survival tiger in Russia

Vladimir Putin who let the tiger

45. Why does the initiator make this program?

The illegal hunters still freely hunt the tiger

The heat of the countries make tiger die

The tigers are bleeding

The tigers are killed by some animals

The tigers lost their prey and habitat

46. Where will the tiger summit be held?

In Thailand

In Indonesia

In the Smithsonian Institute

In Russia

In The world Bank

For questions 47-49, complete the text with suitable words.

Once there was a woman whose only son had died. In her sorrow she went to ask
a wise holy man whether there was a way to bring her son back to life. “Fetch me a
mustard seed from a home that has never known sorrow. We will use it to bring your
son back to life”. He said to her instead of sending her away or trying reasoning with

At once she quickly set off looking for that elusive mustard seed. The first place she
came to was a huge mansion. Knocking on the door, she said, “I’m looking for a house
that has never known … (47). Is this the place? It is very important for me”.

“You have come to the wrong place”, they told her. They began to pour out all the tragic
things that had befallen upon them.

“Who is better to be able to help these poor unfortunate souls than I who has
experienced sadness and can … (48) them?”, she thought. Therefore, she stayed behind
and consoled and comforted them before going to another house that had never known
sorrow before.

However, wherever she went, from huts to palaces, there was never one without tales
of sadness and misfortunes. In time to come, she became so involved in listening to
other people’s sad stories that she… (49) about her quest for that elusive mustard seed.
By listening to other people, she had actually driven the grieving out of her life.

Difficulties exist only that in overcoming them we may grow strong, and they only who
have suffered are able to save.

47. A. sad
B. grieve

C. painful

D. suffering

E. sorrowful

48. A. feel

B. think

C. fight

D. remember

E. Understand

49. A. cared

B. thought
C. wondered

D. forgot

E. reminded

50. Arrange these sentences into a good paragraph.

(1). Then, put a few drops of food colouring in the water

(2). You should now have some dancing spaghetti.

(3). Now, we can start making it. First, fill the large jar so that it is nearly full of water.

(4). Finally, drop some vinegar into the jar and see what happens. Wait a little while and
if nothing happens, pour in a little more vinegar.

(5). Second, put a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in the water and stir it a little bit.

(6). Break some spaghetti into small pieces (2 or 3 cm) and drop these into the jar. Put in
10-15 pieces.

(7). Let’s make dancing spaghetti in the water.

(8). To make it, you need a large glass or clear plastic jar, spaghetti, water, vinegar, food
colouring and baking soda.

A. 7-3-5-2-1-4-6-8

B. 7-8-3-5-1-6-4-2

C. 8-7-3-5-1-6-2-4

D. 7-3-5-2-1-4-6-8

E. 8-7-3-5-4-2-1-6
Kunci Jawaban.

16. C

17. B

18. E

19. E

20. B

21. B

22. C

23. D
24. A

25. C

26. C

27. E

28. C

29. D

30. B

31. A

32. A

33. C

34. C

35. B

36. C
37. B

38. E

39. C

40. D

41. A

42. E

43. A

44. A

45. A

46. D

47. A

48. A
49. D

50. B

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