It happened on Sunday morning a few days ago. When I was about to have my routine cup of coffee along with a bagel, I realized that I did not have any bread at all. I have to admit that I am unable to enjoy coffee without some kind of baked goods.
Then I decided to run out to buy something, but all the stores were closed, but one. That store did not have any fresh pastries, and I ended up buying four slices of wheat bread. I was frustrated for two reasons: firstly, I couldn’t enjoy drinking my coffee on Sunday morning; and secondly, the sales woman charged me $3.00 for four slices of bread!
Next, I returned to the building where I live on the tenth floor, stepped into the elevator, pushed the button, and got out. When I reached my apartment and tried to unlock the door, I could not turn the key. I made a few attempts without success. I started banging on the door hoping to wake up my daughter. I was not successful at that either.
I can’t explain how it crossed my mind to check the number of the apartment. The apartment number was correct, except for the first digit: the apartment was on the ninth floor, but the tenth. I was shocked to realize that I had been banging on somebody else’s door.
I still muse over what might have happened if somebody had opened the door and what he or she would have said to me at 8:00 am on Sunday morning.
What is the purpose of the author in writing the text?
A.To tell about her ruined Sunday morning routine
B.To tell about the expensive price of the bread she bought at a local store
C.To tell about her mistake in finding her apartment
D.To show how angry she was for not being able to enter her apartment
E.To show how embarrassed she was for banging on somebody else’s door
When she went to the store, she intended to buy …..
Why couldn’t she unlock the door of her apartment?
A.She took the wrong key
B.Her apartment door was broken
C.Her daughter locked the door from the inside
D.It was not her apartment
E.She forgot to bring the key
She experienced a series of events that had ruined her Sunday morning, EXCEPT ….
A.There was not any baked goods to enjoy with her coffee
B.She had to pay more for the bread
C.She could find what she wanted in the store
D.Even though she had banged on the door, her daughter did not wake up
E.She realized that she had mistakenly tried to enter an apartment that was not hers
What would have probably happened if the owner of the apartment had woken up?
A.She/he would help her find her apartment
B.She/he would be so angry at her
C.She/he would offer he a cup of coffee
D.She/he would call her daughter to pick her up
E.She/he would do nothing
Is there any city in Europe, or else, like Prague? There has been a city here for over a thousand years, and now 2.250.000 people live here. It is most famous for its Gothic and Baroque building styles. Old Town Square, with its wonderful clock, the Charles Bridge, and Prague Castle on the hill above the river are just a few of Prague’s famous attractions.
Getting around Prague is easy by tram or underground train but it’s also a pedestrian’s dream because much of the old quarter and many of the streets and lanes have little or no traffic. The medieval center is Prague castle and St Vitus Cathedral. An evening view of these illuminated landmarks is one of the most memorable sights in Europe. Wenceslas Square is in the heart of modern Prague.
Visiting Prague today, you immediately notice the lively atmosphere. The city can be crowded during the hot summer months, but it is delight to visit any time of the year, even in the snowy cold of winter. In fact, tourism makes the largest contribution to Prague’s economy. Classical concerts take place all through the year, though the biggest event is the Prague Spring International Music Festival in May and early June. Theatre also has a special place in the life of the city.
The suburbs are like many in Eastern Europe with tall sky crappers and some light industry, but you are very quickly in the sleepy villages and gentle hills of Bohemia. Many people say Prague reminds them of Vienna or Budapest. But in fact, Prague is unique. There’s nowhere quite like it.
1. The purpose of the text is …….
a. to inform people about Prague’s beauty
b. to tell people about the history of Prague
c. to present people about the events in Prague
d. to describe the city of Prague and its uniqueness
e. to persuade
2. An evening view of these illuminated landmarks ………..
The underlined word means ……..
a. full of colors
b. full of buildings
c. full of memories
d. full of illusion
e. full of lights
3. The text organization/generic structure for this text consists of ……..
a. general classification – description
b. identification – explanation
c. orientation – events – reorientation
d. identification – description
e. general classification – events
4. The text above belongs to ……..
5. The text tells us about ………
b. Gothic building
c. Charles Bridge
d. Prague Castle
ONE DAY CITY TOUR OF SAWAHLUNTO
Sawahlunto is about 94 km from Padang, 38 km from Batu Sangkar or 137 km from Bukit Tinggi. If you want to go to Sawahlunto, you can start from any of these three places and take a bus, a taxi or join a trip arranged by a travel agency. If you start from Padang, you can get to Sawahlunto in two hours.
If you take a bus from Padang, you will have to pay Rp8.0000. A taxi will cost you Rp. 200.000. If you join a trip, you will have to pay the travel agency Rp 20.000.
At present, The Tourism, Art, and Culture office of Sawahlunto municipality prepares a tourist package called “One day City Tour of sawahlunto”. If you take this package, you will be taken around the town on a tourist train, locally known as dressing, or a tourist bus.
A tourist train is available every day at Sawahlunto station. It starts at 10.00 a.m. and will take you to Muara Kalaban station, which is about 5 km away. This tourist train can accommodate a maximum of 12 passengers and the return fare is Rp. 75.000.
On the way, you can see the tower of the old electric power plant and will be plunged into darkness as you enter the 900-meter-long tunnel.
If you wish to travel by bus, you can charter a tourist bus. It is big enough for 25 people and the charter fee is Rp.250.000 The bus will take you around the old town, visit the living museum, the former open mining pit, and the location of Ombilin Mines Training College (OMTC) and the grave of Prof M.Yamin in Talawi.
When you visit OMTC, you will get information about mining activities through a simulation system of underground mining. You can also visit the geological museum and a coal mining laboratory.
At the end of your tour, you can buy local handicrafts as souvenirs.
1. What is the purpose of the text?
A. To persuade readers to visit Sawahlunto
B. To describe about a one day tour of Sawahlunto
C. To present some point of view about Sawahlunto
D. To inform some interesting places in Sawahlunto
E. To amuse readers with a one day tour of Sawahlunto
2. The main idea of paragraph six is ……..
A. You can visit the location of OMTC
B. The bus is big enough for 25 people
C. You can visit the graves of some heroes
D. The bus will take the visitors to the location of OMTC
E. There is a tourist bus available to travel to Sawahlunto
3. Which statement is TRUE according to the text?
A. Sawahlunto is located in Padang
B. The visitors will pay less if they take a taxi from Padang
C. A tourist train is available at Sawahlunto station everyday
D. Information about the heroes’ graves can be got from OMTC
E. Taking a tourists bus will be cheaper than taking a tourist train
4. “…….. you can charter a tourist bus” ( Paragraph 6).
The synonym of the underlined word is ……..
5. What is the genre of the text?
D. news item
On the banks of the Chao Phraya, Bangkok’s “River of Kings”, lies a hotel that has already set new standards of hospitality for this celebrated city. Set in magnificently landscaped tropical gardens, the Shangri-La Bangkok provides guests with all the charm and warmth of the Orient and, at the same time, and unsurpassed range of facilities and leisure activities. There is a choice of 12 superb settings in which to wine and dine, a large free-form swimming pool that overlooks the river, convention and meeting facilities for up to 2,000 people and a 24-hour business center. And, every single guestroom and suite, there is a breathtaking view of all the exotic hustle and bustle of the fabled “River of Kings”. One might expect such a well-equipped and positioned hotel to be miles away from the city centre, but at the Shangri-La Bangkok the business district and main shopping areas are mere minutes away. For more than 2000 years, bangkok’s grandeur has been reflected in the waters of the Chao Phraya. Today, the Shangri-La Bangkok towers beside this majestic river, offers its guests the golden promise of the East.
1. The text mainly focuses on ….
a. Bangkok’s grandeur
b. Shangri-La Bangkok
c. Bangkok’s River Kings
d. The water of the Chao Phraya
e. The majestic river in Bangkok
2. Which statement is true?
a. Shangri-La Bangkok is set exclusively
b. Shangri-La Bangkok is far from business area
c. The large swimming pool overlooks the mountainous area
d. The convention and the meeting facilities can occupy more than 2000 people
e. The tower beside the majestic river offers its guests the silver promise of the east
3. The communicative purpose of the text is ….
a. to describe Chao Phraya
b. to retell events for entertainment
c. to tell the luxury of Shangri-La Bangkok
d. to present at least two points of view about an issue
e. to inform readers, listeners, or viewers about events of the day
4. In the second paragraph, the writer describes ….
a. the location of Shangri-La
b. the golden promise of the East
c. the reflection of Bangkok’s grandeur
d. the parts, the qualities and characteristics of Shangri-La
e. the distance of Shangri-La Bangkok to business district
5. The underlined word in paragraph means …..
We are announcing today that we are bringing the Milestone and Ever Green brands even closer together. Effective December 20, 2009, our official will be:
GREEN MILES WEST
The substitution of “West” in our name replacing “California” is the result of an agreement we reached with the California Gardening Association, following a protest over the original use of “California” in our name.
We hope this does not create any confusion among our loyal consumers. While this represents a change from our initial name introduction, it does not change the quality of products we offer our consumers.
1.What is the test about?
a.The conflict with another organization
b.The changing name of the company
c.The corporate offices
d.The merged companies
e.The loyal consumers
2.What is the original name of the merged companies?
b.Green Miles West
d.Green Miles California
To: All employees
From: Dhiaurrahman Hilal Maulana
Date: September, 9, 2010
Subject: Charitable Leave
The corporation is pleased to announce a new policy which will allow employees to take paid time off for volunteer activities. Employees may take up to eight hours of paid leave per month to volunteer for charity organizations. Employees are eligible for this program if they are full-time and have been employed here for at least one year. Charitable leave must be requested in advance; otherwise, employees will not be paid for that time. Charitable leave must also be approved by the employee’s supervisors.
1.What does the text tell us about?
a.Taking leave during pregnancy
b.Getting paid for volunteer work
c.Having more holidays
d.Having more works
e.Going home early
2.“Employees are eligible for this program if they are full-time and have been employed here for at least one year.”
What does “they” refer to?