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The following text is for questions 1 and 2

Good Afternoon Father,

Today I will come home late because I must join the English
extra curricular. Please tell Mom that I can not take her to
the supermarket. Thanks.


1. Rendy wrote the text to ....

A. let his father know his lateness of coming home
B. tell that he will take his Mom to the supermarket
C. inform that the English extracurricular is cancelled
D. tell that his Mom will go to the supermarket with him

2. After reading the message Rendy’s father will likely ....

A. take Rendy to school
B. come home late from the office
C. go to the supermarket with his wife
D. tell his wife what their son has texted

The following text is for questions 3 to 5

Important Weather Related Announcement

Due to the intensity of the up-coming winter storm and travel

conditions expected, New Rochelle High school will be closed
tomorrow February 28th, 2017. School will be re-open at the
conclusion of the weekend on Monday, March 3rd.

3. What is the purpose of writing the announcement above?

A. To re-open the New Rochelle School on Monday
B. The inform the conclusion of the weekend on Monday
C. To tell the up-coming winter storm and the travel condition.
D. To inform the temporary closing of the New Rochelle School.
4. When will the New Rochelle High School open again?
A. On March 3rd
B. On February 28th
C. After March 3rd
D. Before February 28th
5. “Due to the intensity of...”
The underlined word is closest in meaning to...
A. peace
B. strength
C. weakness
D. inactivity

The following text is for questions 6 and 7

6. The receiver of the message is likely a ....

A. Writer
B. Teacher
C. Student
D. Presenter
7. What will Ryan do after reading the message?
A. Meet Mrs. Ida At school as soon as possible.
B. Finish the project at school with the writer.
C. Present the project in front of the class.
D. Give confirmation to Mrs. Ida.

The following text is for questions 8 to 10

8. We can find such kind of text at a ....
A. brochure
B. note book
C. newspaper
D. announcement board
9. What should the students do on reading the text?
A. Attend the students gathering
B. Contact all the students to come
C. Gather at the students’ association
D. Contact Winda to meet the committee
10. The gathering is not for all the students ... for the eight graders only.
The correct conjunction to complete the sentence is ...
A. and
B. but
C. if
D. so

The following text is for questions 11 and 12

To all student of SMP Nusantara

Please join us in our school exhibition.

Program : Songs, Poetry Reading, Bamboo
Music and Maengket Dance
Place : Bakung Mas café, Mega mall
Day : Saturday
Date : 23rd of May 2017
Time : 07.00-10.00 pm
Host : OSIS

* Invitation card available on May 20th

11. The event will present ....

A. bazaar show
B. art performances
C. science exhibition
D. speech competition

12. The word “exhibition” in the text is closest in meaning to ....

A. expo
B. contest
C. celebration
D. anniversary

The following text is for questions 13 to 15

13. The text above is written to ....
A. persuade the readers to buy the menu in Subway
B. offer the free sandwich and drink in Subway
C. promote the new taste of sandwich and drink
D. inform the new location of Subway restaurant

14. Which of following information is stated in the text?

A. The kinds of sandwiches
B. The time of opening
C. The complete address
D. The contact person

15. The word “valid” in the text is closest in meaning to ...

A. illegal
B. good
C. formal
D. accurate

The following text is for questions 16 to 18

16. The text will be very useful for those who ...
A. need a job for themselves
B. need to buy cleaning tools
C. like to get the discount of service
D. are very busy outside their house

17. Judy will give $10 discount to those who use her service for the ...
A. first
B. second
C. third
D. fourth

18. The word “service” in the text is closest in meaning to ...

A. fix
B. help
C. send
D. deliver

The following text is for questions 19 to 21

I have a brother. He is very good at me. His name is Riski Kurniawan. As generally a
brother, my brother and I almost look similar. We both have curly and short hair. My brother
also has the same nose as I do. However, although, my brother and I look similar, I had a bit
of differences. He has a white color while I have brown skin color. My brother is about 5 cm
higher than me. His height is approximately 170 cm. The difference of our age is little. He is
23 years old while I am 20 years old. Perhaps that makes us closer one another.
Many people regard us that we are twins. But I think we are a little difference. For
example: My brother doesn’t like durian. He hates that fruit. Even just smell it could make him
vomit. But I really love the durian. He loves football while I love basketball. And also, my
brother is very quiet person when at home while I am an active person who is always moving
to seek attention.
My brother is very kind to me. He always teaches me new things like swimming, riding
motorcycles and much more. As the oldest child, he wants me to be a successful person. He
always supports me every day. My Brother is a smart child; he always gets good mark in school.
It is inversely proportional to me who less intelligent in the academic field. But after all, my
brother is the greatest brother in the world.

19. What does the purpose of writing the text?

A. To introduce the writer’s brother as a basketball player
B. To entertain the readers with the story of two brothers
C. To show the writer’s pride of his great brother
D. To describe the writer’s brother hobbies.

20. What does the writer’s brother look like when he is at home?
A. Very quiet
B. Quite active
C. Cute enough
D. Very careless

21. “Even just smell it could make him vomit” (Paragraph 3)

The underlined word is closest in meaning to ....
A. tear
B. spew
C. excite
D. convey

The following text is for questions 22 to 24

Satellite view is showing the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany's capital city. The gate is one of
the best known symbols of Berlin and of Germany as well. It is one of the former city gates, built
1788–1791 (the Quadriga, was installed in 1793), and it is the only one that survives. The
Brandenburg Gate was a former city gate of Berlin. The design of the gate is based upon the
Propylaea, the gateway to the sanctuaries of The Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
The Brandenburg Gate consists of twelve Doric columns, six to each side, forming five passageways.
Atop the gate is the Quadriga, the chariot of gods, drawn by four horses and driven by Victoria, the
Roman goddess of victory. Today the Quadriga faces east, as it did originally.
The gate has played different political roles in German history, for example: after the 1806 Prussian
defeat, Napoleon took the Quadriga to Paris. Some years later the Quadriga was restored to Berlin.
After the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961, the gate stood in East Berlin, a conspicuous symbol
of a divided city. After the fall of the wall it was reopened in December 1989.
Brandenburg Gate is located west of the city center at the intersection of Unter den Linden and
Ebertstraße, immediately west of the Pariser Platz.


22. What is the Quadriga ?

A. It is the best known symbols of Berlin and of Germany as well.
B. It is the chariot of gods, drawn by four horses and driven by Victoria.
C. It is the gateway to the sanctuaries of The Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
D. It was a former city gate of Berlin that was designed based upon the Propylaea.

23. What will the readers likely do after reading the text?
A. Eager to visit and see the gate one day
B. Advertise the gate as the tourism attraction
C. Make a research to learn more about its history
D. Plan to build such kind of gate in their territory

24. “Today the Quadriga faces east, as it did originally” (The 2nd paragraph)
The word “it” in the sentence refers to ...
A. the Victoria
B. the Quadriga
C. the Doric columns
D. the Brandenburg Gate

The following text is for questions 25 to 27

On Wednesday, my students and I went to Yogyakarta. We stayed at Dirgahayu Hotel which is not far
from Malioboro.
On Thursday, we visited the temples in Prambanan. There are three big temples, the Brahmana, Syiwa
and Wisnu temples. They are really amazing. We visited only Brahmana and Syiwa temples, because
Wisnu temple was being renovated.
On Friday morning we went to Yogya Palace. We spent about two hours there. We were lucky because
we were led by a smart and friendly guide. Then we continued our journey to Borobudur. We arrived
there at four p.m. At 5 p.m. we heard the announcement that Borobudur gate would be closed.
In the evening we left for Jakarta by tourism bus

25. What is the text about?

A. Visiting Yogyakarta City.
B. Staying at Dirgahayu Hotel.
C. Seeing Prambanan Temple.
D. The friendly tourist guide.
26. The writer did not visit the Wisnu temple because ...
A. the temple was forbidden to visit
B. it was the time to close the temple
C. the temple was still being renovated
D. there was not any guide accompany her

27. Which is correct based on the text?

A. Prambanan has four big temples.
B. The Borobudur temple closed at 6 p.m.
C. The guide served the visitors smartly.
D. The writer stayed at the palace Hotel

The following text is for questions 28 to 30

Printing a File

1. Turn the printer on.

2. Open the file that you want to print.
3. Click “File”. And then click “print”.
4. Check if the printer’s name is the same as the one you are going to use. If it is not
the same, then search for the name of the printer that you are going to use by
clicking on the small triangle or arrow beside it.
5. Click “pages” and then type the pages that you want to print.
6. Select the number of copies that you want to print by clicking on the arrows beside
7. Click “OK” or “Print”.
(source: BSE)

28. The writer wrote the text to....

A. give the instructors to do
B. print a file using a computer
C. tell how to klick file and print
D. tell the readers how to print a file

29. Why should we klick “page”?

A. To choose the number of copies will be printed
B. To select which page should be printed
C. To count the number of pages in the file
D. To select the pages that will be copied

30. “If it is not the same, ...” (step 4)

The word “it” in the sentence above refers to....
A. The computer
B. The file’s name
C. The printer’s ink
D. The printer’s name

The following text is for questions 31 to 33

A long time ago, there was a farmer. He had a small farm. One day he found that
a wall which he had built on previous days was getting knocked down. The farmer
did not know who or what made it. Because he felt tired of this happening the
farmer decided to catch who should be responsible.

One evening, while the farmer was in guard he heard something strange near that
wall, then he ran to find out who or what it was. It was surprising him because
there were three star maidens there. When they saw the farmer was approaching,
they tried to escape. Two of the star maidens could run and escaped but one of
them was left behind.

The farmer then caught the star maiden. She was beautiful and soon the farmer
felt in love with her. Because he was afraid that the star maiden would run away,
the farmer hide her magical wings so she could not fly anymore. The farmer and
the star maiden got married.

Time went by they lived together and got a beautiful baby boy. They lived happily
for a long time, until one day, the star maiden found her magical wings near their
house. She wore her wings back and flew with her son next to her. The farmer
was alone and heart broken.

The gods saw the tears of the farmer. They felt pity of him so they decided to
build a bridge of different colors for him to climb to the sky and see his son and

31. Why could not the one star maiden escape with the others?
A. She wanted to marry the farmer
B. The farmer fell in love with her.
C. The farmer hid her wings.
D. She had no more wings

32. The farmer felt lonely and deeply sad, because....

A. he could not find his wife’s wings.
B. the gods made a clorful bridge for him.
C. he lost his happy family at the accident
D. her wife and son left him return to the sky

33. The story tells us that the farmer is a ... man.

A. lazy
B. diligent
C. careless
D. helpful
The following text is for questions 34 to 36

An aurora is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and
Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the
high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). The charged particles originate in the
magnetosphere and solar wind are directed by the Earth`s magnetic field into the atmosphere.
Most auroras occur in a band known as the aurora zone which is typically 3 to 6 in latitudinal
extent and at all local times or longitudes.
Aurora is classified as diffuse or discrete aurora. The diffuse aurora is a featureless glow in
the sky which may not be visible to the naked eye even in a dark night and defines the extent
of the aurora zone. Discrete aurorae are sharply defined feature within the diffuse aurora
which vary in brightness from just barely visible to the naked eye to bright enough to read a
newspaper at night .Discrete aurorae are usually observed only in the night sky because they
are not as bright as the sunlit sky.
In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora borealis (or the northern lights), named
after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas,
by Pierre Gassendi in 1621. Its southern counterpart, the aurora Australis (or the south
lights), has almost identical features to the aurora borealis and changes simultaneously with
the changes in the northern auroral zone and is visible from high southern latitudes in
Antarctica, South America and Australia.

34. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?

A. Aurora is defined as a natural light in the sky
B. Discrete aurora is a feature within the diffuse aurora
C. There are two kinds of Aurora, diffuse and discrete.
D. Diffuse aurora is an unvisible featureless glow in the sky

35. From the text in the third paragraph we know that Aurora actually is ....
A. a natural light display in the sky
B. the Greek name for the north wind
C. the name of Roman goddes of dawn
D. classified as diffuse or discrete aurora

36. The text above will be very useful for those who are...
A. interested in solar system study
B. active in the savety of environment
C. eager to know how to save the world
D. in charge in making the government policy

The following text is for questions 37 to 39

The mosquitoes are kind of insects. They are blood-sucker insect, especially the female
mosquito. The word mosquito is from the Spanish and Portuguese that mean little fly. Body of
the mosquitoes is small and they have six feet and a pair of wings. However they are dangerous
animal, because they suck human’s blood and other animal.

The female mosquitoes have to suck bloods from human or other animal to get more protein.
They need more protein for formation their eggs. Otherwise, the male mosquito can’t suck the
blood for figure of their mouth that no appropriate to sucking. Blood is not their food, but they
suck the blood just to get more protein. Actually their food is flower’s fluid.

Mosquitoes go through four stages in their life-cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult or imago. The
eggs are usually laid on damp place. The size of mosquitoes’ egg is less than 1 ml, and the
weight of the adult mosquito is about 2 to 2, 5 mg.

Mosquitoes are reputed as dangerous animal, because they can propagate deadly disease. They
are yellow fever, dengue fever, Chikungunya, Aedes aegypti and many others. If we are bite
by mosquitoes, we will feel shingles. It is caused by mosquitoes’ saliva that lag in our body
after they such our blood.

37. The writer’s intention to write the text is to ....

A. introduce mosquitoes in general to the readers.
B. tell the readers how to avoid the mosquitoes’ bite
C. entertain the readers with the story of mosquitoes
D. motivate the readers to save the mosquitoes in the world

38. Mosquitoes are considered very harmful animals, because....

A. mosquitoes have saliva to cure people suffer from their bite.
B. the saliva which from their bite cause deadly desease
C. there are so many death animals caused by their bite
D. most dead people are caused by the mosquitoes’ bite

39. By reading the text the readers will...

A. be able to avoid the bites of this animals
B. recognize that blood is the mosquitos’ food
C. get the knowledge of how to remove mosquitoes from the house.
D. know that only female mosquitoes have to suck bloods for protein

This is one of my most cherished memories of my childhood. I started school probably at age of five or
On my first day, my mom dressed me up and packed my bags while my dad did my tie. My parents
and I drove to the school building and wow it was huge!! I was just amazed by the sight! So dad steps
out of the car and opens the door for me. He took me by my hand and we walked slowly towards school.
My mom stayed behind and started to cry (I remember quite vividly – and I even remember me starting
to cry, telling her “I want to go back home!” Still dad didn’t take my request and we walked. I was crying
and shocked when I entered the building. Dad did the registration, met my teacher and hugged me for
the last time and off he went. I came late to class and I saw all the kids already there. I was blushing. I
had a great day, made lots of friends and played around!

40. What can we learn by reading the text above?

A. Sometimes crying can solve the problem.
B. It does not need to be scared on the first day school
C. A mother is not allowed to leave her child at school.
D. Parents are responsible for the education of their children.

41. Why did the writer’s mother cry?

A. It was the bad thing in her life.
B. She did not want to leave the writer
C. It was the first time she left her child
D. The writer requested to go home with her

42. The writer’s father took the writer to register ... the writer requested to go home.
A. but
B. because
C. although
D. in spite of

Once two friends were walking through the forest. They knew that anything dangerous can happen to
them at any time in the forest. So they promised each other that they would remain united in any case
of danger.
Suddenly, they saw a large bear approaching them. One of the friends at once climbed a nearby tree.
But the other one did not know how to climb. So being led by his common sense, he lay down on the
ground breathless, pretending to be a dead man.
The bear came near the man lying on the ground. It smelt in his ears, and slowly left the place.
Because the bears do not touch the dead creatures. Now the friend on the tree came down and asked
his friend on the ground, “Friend, what did the bear tell you into your ears?” The other friend replied,
“The bear advised me not to believe a false friend.”

43. The text is written to ....

A. describe the hard life in the jungle.
B. amuse the reders and give moral value
C. tell the readers how to become good friends
D. Tell the readers how to save life from the danger

44. Why did not the second man do the same thing as the first one?
A. He was not scared of the bear at all.
B. He was ready to be killed by the bear.
C. He did not like to leave his friend alone.
D. He did not know how to climb a tree as his friend did
45. What is the moral value of the story?
A. A false friend will always hurt us.
B. Do not believe an untrustable friend.
C. Living in the forest need a true friend
D. Unity will always solve the problem

46. By reading the text, the readers will notice... the product of HALF AND HALF
A. the elements compose
B. the ways how to consume
C. the side effect of consuming
D. the place and the time to get

47. Which nutrition is most contained in HALF AND HALF?

A. Vitamin A
B. Vitamin C
C. Calcium
D. Iron

To: Dhea Ulma

Congratulations on getting the gold medal on the writing poetry contest

2017. We are proud of you.

Best love, your uncle

Handy and family

48. Mr. Handy writes the message to ....
A. Congratulate Dhea Ulma for her success
B. Remind Dhea Ulma to the contest
C. Express his hope to Dhea Ulma
D. Express his love to Dhea Ulma

49. “Congratulations on getting the gold medal on the writing poetry contest 2017”
The sentence above sentence tells us that Dhea Ulma is the ... in the contest.
A. runner up
B. second winner
C. third winner
D. championship

50. The word “proud” in the text is closest in meaning to ....

A. amused
B. pleased
C. disappointed
D. embarrassed

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