Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Recount and Descriptive Texts: English Test for Junior High School

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The following text is for questions number 1 to 3.!

I live in a village called Amed in Bali, about a two‐hour drive from Kuta. It is a beach village and one of the best places for scuba diving in Bali. To reach my village, you  will need a lot of energy because it is an exhausting trip. The road is curved and there are many ups and downs too. But as soon as you arrive in Amed, your efforts will be paid by the beauty of my village.

Unlike other places in Bali, Amed is a calm and peaceful place. The bay, some sandy, others rocky appears to be lined with traditional fishing boats called jukung. From the top of the hill, people can enjoy the beautiful scenery. There are no factories or industries in Amed, so the water and the soil in my village are still clean and unpolluted. This is needed to produce salt by the people in the village.

1. What makes Amed different from other places in Bali? 

A. Amed is a place for scuba diving.
B. It needs a lot of energy to get there.
C. Amed is a calm and peaceful place.
D. Amed has many star rated hotels.
2. Where can people enjoy beautiful scenery in Amed?
A. From the top of the hill.
B. From the top of the factory.
C. From the beach of the village.
D. From the roads of the village.
3. “…. Because it is an exhausting trip.” (paragraph 1)
The underlined word has similar meaning to….
A. Tiring
B. Exciting
C. Confusing
D. Challenging

The following text is for questions number 4 to 6.!

I was on a tour bus with my classmates. We were on our trip going back to school after a long day visiting museums and an amusement park. We felt very thirsty. We gave a big hurrah when two of our friends distributed soft drinks.
Soon the bus was noisy with gulping sounds. Everyone was enjoying his/her own drink. Everyone ? Well, no … I found the taste of the soft drink some kind of funny. It was sour. I felt suspicious and quickly looked for the expiry date printed on the back of the cartoon. May 20! Gosh … that was nearly two months ago. I stood up, cleared my throat and said, “Stop drinking! This soft drinks are already expired. The expiry date is last May.” At once almost everyone stopped drinking. Some of my friends even threw their half empty drinks into the garbage bins along the bus aisle.
Then, I heard a voice shouting, “ You fool, that’s May next year, not May this year!” Now everybody gave me a dark look. I felt terrible because I knew that we were still thirsty. I found out later that the drinks tasted sour because they had a new lime flavor.

4. What does the text above tell us about ?
A. The new product of soft drink.
B. Tiring journey to the museum.
C. Embarrassing experience of the writer.
D. The advertisement of the soft drink.
5. What did the writer do when he looked at the expired date of the drink ?
A. He threw the drink in the bin.
B. He gave the drink to his friend.
C. He asked his friend to stop drinking soon.
D. He kept the drink under his seat
6. From the text we know that the writer … .
A. knew the exact expired date of the drink
B. the writers’ friends thanked him for reminding them
C. the writer knew that the flavor of the drink was not good
D. the writer had made mistakes looking at the expired date of the drink.

The following text is for questions number 7 to 9.!

That Sunday evening I felt very tired after hanging out the whole day with my friends at the mall. As soon as I arrived home, I hung my jacket on a hanger and got ready to take a rest. Suddenly I remembered that I had to call a friend. I looked for my cell phone everywhere but couldn't find it. I was getting panicky. I asked everyone in the house whether they knew where my cell phone was but no one knew. Well, I lost it I thought. Then I had an idea. I asked my brother to call my cell phone. To my surprise, I heard it ringing in my jacket. My cell phone was there.

7.    What is the text about?
A. The lost cell phone.
B. My friend's cell phone.
C. Cell phone in the jacket.
D. My brother's cell phone.
8.    How did the writer get his cell phone back?
A. He asked his friend.
B. He called his friends.
C. He put it on a hanger.
D. He found it in his jacket.
9.    From the text, we know that the writer is ... person
A. a careful
B. a cautious
C. a forgetful
D. an attentive

The following text is for questions number 10 to 13.!

It was early in the morning we left Ubud and travelled to Gili Air which is one of three islands of Lombok. It took 4 hours in total by boat. The travelling was not bad but it was a hot day. I said to Jane on the slow boat " It's alright babe, it won't be so hot and stuffy once we get moving."
When we got to Gili Air it was still quite so we were able to get a bungalow near-the beach for about $ 15 a night plus breakfast. We shared our room with quite a number of geckos. Some of them were quite large ones.
The weather was still hot when I went diving. Jane waited for me at the seashore. She observed some fishermen who had just caught some fish. She did not want to dive because she had a trauma with sea animals. We had three days here which we spent walking around the island which takes about an hour. Every night, we sat on the couches near the beach and watched the waves and the stars.
It was a fantastic journey that I ever had.

10.    The purpose of writing the text above is ....
A. to amuse the readers
B. to advertise a tourism object
C. to retell the writer's experience
D. to describe the view in Lombok
11.    How many days did the writer spend in the island?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
12.    Jane did not join diving with the writer because ...
A. the weather was hot at that time
B. she had a bad experience with sea animals
C. there were some fishermen catching the fish
D. she preferred to wait for the writer at the seashore
13.     "It was a fantastic journey that I ever had." (last paragraph)
The underlined word has similar meaning to ....
A. meaningful
B. wonderful
C. interesting
D. embarrassing

The following text is for questions number 14 to 18.!
Gorillas are the largest of all the primates. A male gorilla can be 180 centimeters tall and can weigh 200 kilograms. Gorillas are very strong but they do not often fight. In fact they are peaceful animals.
Gorillas live in small family groups of about 15. In a group there is one strong, older male, some young males, and a few females with their babies. They move slowly around a large area of jungle eating leaves and bushes.

In some ways gorillas are very like humans. When they are happy, they laugh and wave their arms. When they are angry, they beat their chests. When they are sad, they cry. But they cry quietly, without any tears.
Unfortunately, people hunt and kill gorillas. They also cut down and burn their trees. There are now only about 10,000 gorillas left in the world.
(Source : Abbs, Brian, et.all. Take Off, Student Book 2, p 68)

14.    The weight of a male gorilla can be ....
A. 15 kg
B. 180 kg
C. 200 kg
D. 10,000 g

15. Which statement is true about a gorilla?
A. A gorilla likes fighting.
B. A gorilla is a carnivorous animal
C. A gorilla is a peaceful animal
D. A gorilla usually lives alone

16. What does a gorilla eat?
A. meat
B. fish
C. leaves
D. worms

17.  In what ways are gorillas very like humans?
A. When they are happy they beat their chest.
B. When they are sad they wave their arms.
C. When they are angry they cry.
D. When they are sad they cry.

18. Why are there not many gorillas left?
A. People do not only hunt and kill gorillas but they also cut down and burn their trees.
B. There are now only about 10,000 gorillas left in the world.
C. Gorillas are the largest of all the primates.
D. In some ways gorillas are very like humans.

Many people call platypus duckbill because this animal has a bill like duckbill. Platypus ... (19) a native Tasmania and southern and eastern Australia.
Platypus ... (20) a flat tail and webbed feet. Its body length is 30 to 45 cm and covered with a thick and woolly layer of fur. Its bill is detecting prey and stirring up mud. Platypus' eyes and head are small. It has no ears but has ability to sense sound and light.
Platypus lives in streams, rivers, and lakes. Female platypus usually digs burrows in the streams or river banks. The burrows are blocked with soil to ... (21) it from intruders and flooding. In the other hand, male platypus does not need any burrow to stay.

19. A. is                                             C. was
      B. are                                           D. were

20. A. has                                          C. have
       B. had                                         D. having

21. A. protecting                                 C. protects
       B. protected                                 D. protect

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