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SEKOLAH MENENGAH PERTAMA / MADRASAH TSANAWIYAH
Kelas : IX, Ebtanas (Bahasa Inggris/Tahun 2010-UL-a)
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1.   The notice above means that the lavatory is being ....
A.cleaned by the crew
B.used by another passenger
C.renovated by the technician
D.locked by the passenger

Dear John,
It's your time to shine!
Congratulations on your success.
To be the best student is not easy, but you could do it.
That's amazing!
We are proud of you.

Irwan

2.   What is John's success?
A.To be the best student. -
B.To make Irwan proud.
C.To be able to do amazing things.
D.To shine in an amazing way.

Dear Mr Hartono,
      I would like to inform you the death of Mrs. Jeanne Pearl, a teacher of SNIP Caesarian Jakarta, on Tuesday, February 2, 2010.
     She will be buried at the Yogyakarta cemetery, Saturday, February 6, 2010.
May God the Almighty bless her always.

Sender: The Principal of SMP Caesarian Jakarta

3.   Where will the funeral service take place?
A.At the Yogyakarta cemetery.
B.SNIP Caesarian.
C.In Jakarta.
D.At school.

Dear seniors,
The class of 2010 is closing on graduation. Our seniors have truly made our Junior High School proud of their success. And we are looking forward to having you in a celebration which will be held on :
         Date : Saturday, June 2010
         Time  : At 8.00 p.m.
         Place : At the School Hall
We don't want anyone to miss any of the events. So please come and join !

School Principal

4.   What is the principal's hope related to the graduation?
A.The seniors will look forward to the celebration.
B.The celebration was held on Saturday evening.
C.All the seniors should not miss any of the celebration events.
D.The graduation will be held for the celebration.

5.   From the text we can assume that the principal is ... the seniors' success.
A.disappointed at
B.challenged by
C.satisfied with
D.horrified by

                                                 ATTENTION
April 1st, 2010

Dear colleagues,
      We would like to inform you that we would be having Good Friday national public holidays from Friday 2" of April 2010 to Sunday, 4th of April 2010 due to the Good Friday.
       We'll have to begin to work as usual on Monday, 5th of April 2010. Have a nice holiday.
Thank you

Manager

6.   What date will the working days start again?
A.The 1St of April 2010
B.The 2" d of April 2010
C.The 4th of April 2010
D.The 5th of April 2010

7.   Where is this kind of announcement likely found?
A.In an airport.
B.In the market.
C.In an office.
D.At the railway station.

     Michael Phelps is an American swimmer. He was born in Baltimore on 30th June, 1985. He is 6 ft, 4 inches tall. He weighs 195 pounds. Those make his physique ideal for a swimmer - tall - broad shoulders and narrow hips.
     He was the greatest swimmer in the 2008 Olympic game in Beijing. He had an ultimate goal - to break the 7 gold medals held by Mark Spitz since the 1972, and he did it. He got 8 gold medals in Beijing. Although many people were skeptical that it could be done, he proved them wrong.
     Phelps' recent accomplishment will make him the world's richest professional swimmer with the salary estimated 5 million dollars a year.

8.   What does the text tell you?
A.Michael Phelps, the Olympic swimmer from America.
B.A history of a young and talented swimmer.
C.The world's swimming record in Beijing, 2008.
D.Some tips to be a good swimmer.

9.   How many gold medals did Michael get when he broke Mark Spitz's record?
A.4.
B.6.
C.7.
D.8.

10.   What is the main idea of the last paragraph?
A.Michael Phelps earns much money from swimming.
B.The salary of a swimmer is the highest.
C.The richest man in the world is a swimmer.
D.The popular swimmer can get 5 millions dollars a year.

11.   "And he did it." (Paragraph 2)
The underlined word refers to ....
A.getting gold medal
B.winning the swimming contest
C.breaking the record
D.earning much money

       Manado is a big city. It is the capital of the North Sulawesi province in Indonesia. Manado is located at the bay of Manado so it is near the sea. It is surrounded by a mountainous area. The city has about 417,548 inhabitants. The municipality of Manado is divided into nine districts: Malalayang, Sario, Wanes, Wenang, Tikala, Mapanget, Singkil, Tuminting, and Mapanget.
      The Manado city is blessed with natural beauty. With its vast sea and mountains, Manado becomes the city of a wonderful travel destination. Water sports like scuba diving and snorkeling are very popular tourist attractions and they become the first choice when travelers arrived here. Manado has some other travel destinations such as the Bunaken island with its underwater view, the Ban Hin Kiong temple, many volcanoes like the Lokon volcano, the Mahawu volcano and some lakes.
      Manado is also a good place for shopping. It is easy to find places to shop around Manado since many of the shopping malls are scattered in the middle of the city, around the Pierre Tendean Boulevard. Moreover, the city has a good administration and transportation system. The primary ways to get around are by ojek/ompreng, taxis, or Mikrolets (micros).
     Manadonese food is famous throughout Indonesia for two things: there are lots of choices and they are all very spicy.

12.   What does the text mostly tell us about?
A.Manado as a big city.,
B.Manado as a mountainous area.
C.Manado as a tourist destination.
D.Manado as a populated area.

13.   From the text above we know that Manado will make the tourists ...
A.pleased.
B.disappointed.
C.annoyed.
D.tired.

14.   "...Manado has some other travel destinations such as the Bunaken island with its amazing underwater...,"
The underlined word refers to ...
A.Manado.
B.the Bunaken island.
C.the Mahawu volcano.
D.the Ban Hin Kiong temple.

      On my daughter's 1st birthday, I made a cake for her. I decorated it with the Disney characters, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. It was such a wonderful experience for me. My wife inspired me to make this special birthday cake. She is very good at making cakes.
      On that day, I went and got all items for the cake. I had never made a cake before, so I felt a little bit nervous. Before I made the cake, I imagined how to decorate it, then I started right away. I chose the flavour. I made a cake with chocolate flavour. I followed the steps in the recipe carefully. And finally I could make it. It was not bad at all.
      All the people and the children who were invited to the birthday party liked the cake. I was very proud. My wife told the guests that I made the birthday cake. I felt satisfied when they were surprised that I could make a cake. Since then making cakes has become one of my hobbies.

15.   The writer was inspired to make a birthday cake for his daughter by ....
A.his guest
B.his daughter
C.his wife
D.his children

16.   What's the main idea of paragraph two?
A.The writer was inspired to make a birthday cake.
B.The writer decorated the cake with Disney characters.
C.The writer got the idea to make a birthday cake.
D.The writer was making the birthday cake.

17.   The writer felt a bit nervous because it was ....
A.his daughter's birthday
B.a wonderful experience
C.the first time he made a cake
D.difficult to make a cake

      The residents of the small town of Blora, 105 kilometers from Semarang, were surprised earlier this year when the whole body of the fossilized elephant skeleton was found nearby.
      The construction of the skeleton was completed last month and it had been taken to the geology museum in Bandung, said Suroso, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism director of archeological heritage.
      It was estimated that the elephant died some 200,000 years ago and was from an ancient species much larger than the modern-day Sumatran elephants, categorized s the smaller Asian elephants.
     The elephant fossil was first found by villagers after part of a sand quarry collapsed near Sanggon village, some three kilometers from the Bengawan Solo river. The villagers, unsure of what to do with their fit called in local officials and the news eventually reached the ITB. It had taken them four weeks to evacuate the huge but fragile prehistoric fossil, which was three meters tall with tusks about two meter long.

18.   The text tells about ....
A.Indonesia's big elephants
B.elephants found in Java island
C.the finding of elephant fossils
D.the museum of archeology fossils

19.   "The residents of the small town of Blora ..."
The underlined word means ....
A.experts
B.archeologist
C.workers
D.people

20.   How long had it been to take the whole body of the fossilized elephant from the earth?
A.200.000 years.
B.Several year.
C.A month.
D.Four weeks.

21.   The main idea of paragraph 1 is ....
A.a whole elephant fossil was recovered
B.a whole body of a fossilized elephant was found
C.the first elephant skeleton fossil was constructed
D.the first elephant skeleton fossil was surprising

22.   The finding may show us that ...
A.Java was one of the ancient elephants' habitats.
B.many villagers found it first near the Bengawan Solo river.
C.ancient people moved the elephant fossil for worship.
D.the archeologists could concentrate their research there.

                                   How to make Stickers
What you'll need : little squirt bottles of fabric paint and mirror or glass to work on.
Follow the four easy steps below:
       1. Take the paint and make a design or drawing on the glass, like name, flower,
            heart, or star.
       2. Let the paint dry for 24 hours or until it isn't too soft to touch or press down.
           The more paint you use, the longer it will take to dry.
       3. After it is dry, peel off the paint and the design will come cleanly off the glass.
           Make sure to do it slowly so it will not break the design into pieces.
           The paint will feel just like thin rubber and is very easy to tear.
       4. Rub a little bit of water on the back of the sticker so it can stick to another
           surface. Place it anywhere on the mirror or any other surface.
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23.   How many things are needed to make sticker?
A.One.
B.Two.
C.Three.
D.Four.

24.   From the text above, we know that we have to be careful to peel off the paint because it is ....
A.tough
B.dry
C.breakable
D.clean

      In the village in Kalibu there once lived a man who had a bad temper. He was known as a Daegdog, which meant thunder. Hiswife, on the other hand, was kind and gentle. They had a daughter, Aganhon. She was as lovely as the dawn.
      Years passed by and Aganhon grew lovelier. Men from far and nearby places came to ask for her love. Among them was Maeopig. He had an uncontrollable temper, but Daegdog chose him to be Aganhon's husband.
      Maeopig the bridegroom was very happy but the girl was not. She locked herself in her room. Even her mother, Mabuot, cried to soften her husband's heart.
      A big crowd attended the wedding feast and there was a lot of joy, but the bride was nowhere to be seen. She was not in the house. They looked for the girl around the village but it was useless. Later, her lifeless body was found near a spring, a dagger thrust into her heart. Daegdog was very sad.
     The next day, Aganhon appeared to her father's dream, and said there will be a tree growing in the grave as the remembrance.
     The next morning, the sad parents visited their daughter's grave. They found a huge tree full of heart-shaped fruit. The fruit were sweet and aromatic like Aganhon, the helpless girl. Since then, the fruit has been known as the mango.

25.   From the story above, we know that Daegdog's wife ... her wedding.
A.supported
B.disagreed with
C.encouraged
D.dismissed for

26.   Why did Aganhon lock herself inside her room?
A.She had an uncontrollable temper.
B.She wanted to talk to her mother.
C.It was the tradition for the bride.
D.She refused to get married with Maeopig.

27.   ... there will be a tree growing in the grave as a remembrance." The underlined words means ....
A.painting
B.picture
C.statue
D.memory

28.   What can we learn from the story?
A.Love makes people foolish.
B.Selfishness brings you to a great loss.
C.Obedience is a great sacrifice.
D.Greediness is a source of disaster.

      There once was a little boy who had a bad tamper. He could get angry easily. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day, the boy had hammered nails into the fence. For the next few weeks, as he could control his anger, the number of nails hammered was getting smaller. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to hammer those nails into the fence.
      Finally the day came when the boy didn't get angry at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail each day he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
     The father took his son and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son! but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same.
     When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there.

29.   What is the moral value of the story?
A.We must be nice to other people.
B.We have to control our anger.
C.We must hammer nails to stop our anger.
D.We must be patient to hammer nails.

30.   What should the boy do when he lost his temper?
A.Bought a lot of nails.
B.Hammer a nail into the back of the fence.,
C.Pulled out the nail from the fence.
D.Made a hole on the back of the fence.

31.   The main idea of paragraph 3 is ....
A.saying things in anger can hurt someone deeply
B.the boy has done his punishment well
C.the boy's father is happy to see his bad tempered son
D.the wound becomes a scar in somebody's heart

                                       Uriflush Health Supplement
                                                  URIFLUSH

       As a food supplement helps to dissolve urine stones, stimulate diuretic effects, and relieves renal pains.
       The medicinal plant, Kejibeling (Strobilanthus folium) has been well known for a long time as a good therapy for the urinary stones. The combination of Kumis Kucing leaves (Orthosiphonis folium), Alang-alang roots (Imperate rhizome) and Kejibeling leaves is capable of dissolving stones in the kidney and in the urinary tract. Meniran (phyllanthi herba), leaves of Kejibeling and roots of Alang-alang have been known to exert a diuretic effect. This diuretic effect is able to force out stone fragments which may block the urinary tract. Moreover, such combination can reduce the pain of the urinary tract.
Composition:
      Each capsule contains total extract of:
      Orthosiphonis folium 138,5 mg
      Strobilanthus folium 138,5 mg
      Phyllanthus folium 111,5 mg
      Imperantus rhizome 111,5 mg
Dosage:
       Adult: 2 capsules 3 times daily

32.   The writer's purpose to write the text is ....
A.to force people to buy the supplement
B.to tell the steps how to eat the supplement
C.to give information about Uriflush Health Supplement
D.to announce Uriflush Health Supplement

33.   "... to force out stone fragments which may block the urinary tract"
The underlined word has same meaning as ....
A.cure
B.melt
C.cover
D.destroy

      The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree. It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. The tree is small, 3 to 12 meters tall. The flowers are white. They have five petals with 2.5 to 3.5 centimeters in diameter. The fruit is 5 to 9 centimeters in diameters. The apple tree comes from Central Asia. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples.
      Research show that apples may reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer. Apples contain relatively low amounts of Vitamin C as well as several other antioxidant compounds. The fiber content in apples may reduce the risk of colon cancer. They may also help coping with heart disease, weight loss, and controlling cholesterol. They are rich with caloric content like most fruits and vegetables.

34.   The text mostly tells about ....
A.the function and the origin of apple
B.the physical description and the cultivars of apple
C.the content and the disease of apple
D.the physical description and the function of apple

35.   The risk of having ... can be lessened by consuming apples
A.heart disease, colon cancer, and diabetes
B.prostate cancer, blood cancer, and cholesterol
C.colon cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer
D.lung cancer, cholesterol, and high blood pressure

36.   What content of the apple helps to reduce the risk of colon cancer?
A.Fiber.
B.Vitamin
C.C. Calorie.
D.Antioxidant.

37.   What is the main idea of the last paragraph?
A.Apple is widely cultivated plant in the world.
B.Apple can help to reduce the risk many kinds of diseases.
C.Apple contains low amounts of vitamins.
D.Apple is rich in calorie to cure all kinds of diseases

      Lightning is an electrical discharge that occurs in a thunderstorm. It can be seen in the form of a bright streak (or bolt) from the sky. Lightning occurs when an electrical charge is built up within a cloud, due to static electricity generated by supercooled water droplets colliding with ice crystals near the freezing level. When a large enough charge is built up, a large discharge will occur and can be seen as lightning.
      The temperature of a lightning bolt can be five times hotter than the surface of the sun. Although the lightning is extremely hot, the duration is short and 90% of stricken victims survive. Contrary to the popular idea that lightning does not strike twice in the same spot, some people have been struck by lightning over three times, and skyscrapers like the Empire State Building have been struck numerous times in the same storm. The loud bang that is heard is the super heated air around the lightning bolt expanding at the speed of sound. Because sound travels slower than light the flash is seen before the bang, although both occur at the same moment.

38.   What does the text mostly talk about?
A.Electrical charge.
B.Lightning.
C.Thunderstorm.
D.Weather.

39.   How is the static electricity built up?
A.When the very cold water droplets collide with the ice crystal.
B.It happened under the heavy rain in the sky.
C.When the wet air blast in the cloud.
D.When there is cloud rises to the high altitude in a very cold weather.

40.   "... due to static electricity generated by supercooled water droplets ..." (Paragraph 1, line 3)
What does the underlined word mean?
A.Collided.
B.Delivered.
C.Produced.
D.Sent.

41.   From the text, we can conclude that ....
A.most victims of lightning strikes can survive.
B.lightning will strike people more than three times.
C.lightning likes to strike tall building like Empire State Building.
D.the people who get a lightning strike will die soon.

                         At Featherdale, it's pure animal attraction
                     ---------------------------------------------------------
       The world's largest collection of Australian native animals can be found at the multi award winning Featherdale Wildlife Park.
       Call in on your way to the majestic Blue Mountains, get up really close to koalas, kangaroos, and wallabies and discover a fascinating family of more than 2,200 animals, birds, reptiles, including 41/2 meter saltwater crocodiles. Meet them all in a natural bush setting spreading across 7 level acres.
       Just 40 minutes from Sydney, Featherdale is the ultimate interactive wildlife experience for everyone.You can't find it in other zoos in Australia

42.   What can you see at Featherdale?
A.A natural bush.
B.A wildlife park.
C.A fascinating family.
D.Australian native animals.

43.   Why is Featherdale different from other zoos?
A.Featherdale has some tropical animal collections.
B.Visitors at Featherdale are welcome to interact with animals.
C.Featherdale is easy to visit from Sydney. -
D.Featherdale has the largest colection of wildlife in the world.

To      : tina_sweet@yahoo.com
cc      :
Date and time : August 14, 2009

Hi ... Tina! There is good news for you. Pusat Ilmu will hold a book fair at our school next Friday. There will be some interesting books to buy. The list of the books has been already distributed. I'll show it to you tomorrow if you come. All prices will be cut off until 15%. It's fantastic, isn't it? I plan to visit it. Will you join me? Please tell me soon.

Love

Ana

44.   What will be held at Ana and Tina's school?
A.A book fair.
B.A book distribution.
C.An interesting show.
D.A cut off price program.

45.   What will Ana show to Tina?
A.A book list.
B.A book fair.
C.A cut of price.
D.Pusat ilmu.

Scientists ... (46) that increase in these gases in the atmosphere will make the Earth a warmer place. They expect a global rise in the average temperature of 1.4. to 8 Celsius degrees (2.5 to 10.4 Fahrenheit degrees) in the next century. The average ... (47) has in fact been rising. The 1990s were the warmest decade on record, and 2005 was the warmest year on record. Some scientists are reluctant to say that global warming has actually begun because climate ... (48) varies from year to year and decade to decade, and it takes many years of records to be sure of a fundamental change. There is little disagreement, though, that global warming is on its way.

 46.     
A.hope
B.think
C.expect
D.predict

 47.      
A.climate
B.weather
C.temperature
D.atmosphere

 48.     
A.absolutely
B.naturally
C.totally
D.extremely

49.   Arrange the words into a good sentence!
the boarding gate - your identity card - when - to the staff - show - entering
      1                                2                    3               4            5       6
The right order is ....
A.6-3-1-5-4-2
B.6-1-3-2-5-4
C.5-2-3-6-1-4
D.5-2-4-3-6-1

50.   Rearrange the jumbled sentences below into a good descriptive paragraph.
(1) These small land percentage are consisting of Bunaken, Manado Tua, Mantehage and Siladen islands.
(2) The park is a representative of Indonesia tropical water ecosystem.
(3) Established in 1991, the park covers the area of 890,65 kM2,
(4) The Bunaken national Park is a marine park in the north of Sulawesi.
(5) 97 % of which is marine habitat while the 3 % others are consisting of islands.
The right order is ....
A.4-3-5-2-1
B.4-5-3-1-2
C.4-2-3-5-1
D.4-1-5-3-2
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