Kamis, 31 Mei 2012


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Brave Boy Found Alive
After Two Days at Sea

      Feeling no fear, a five-year-old boy spent two days floating at sea on a mattress in a bid to survive from the effects of the tsunami that killed thousands of people from his town and was reunited with his family on Thursday.
      He cried as he rushed to his parents, older brother and younger sister at a refugee camp in Meulaboh, his hometown of 40,000 people in Aceh that was one of the hardest hit in Sunday’s disaster.
       Wira later calmly recounted to reporters the amazing events that brought him back to his family, a rare tale of happiness in the devastated province on the island of Sumatra that has seen nearly 80,000 people killed by the flooding.
      Nursing only a gash to his left leg, Wira said he was playing with his brother and sister near his home when the waters rushed through.
      According to Antara news agency, Wira said he held on to various floating pieces of wood while being swept away.
      “I was not afraid because I am used to the sea.” Wira said while massaging his wounded leg.
      “As I was still holding to a door, the mattress came by so I decided to climb on it. I was not afraid, but I was cold.”
      Wira said he spent two days out at sea until he was found by fisherman on the look out for bodies off coast of Meulaboh. –AFP

Adapted from The Jakarta Post, 31 December 2004

1.     The type of the text is …
a.     Spoof
b.    Narrative
c.     Recount
d.    News item
e.     Report

2.     Who found the boy at the sea?
  1. a soldier
  2. a fisherman
  3. his brother and sister
  4. his parents
  5. his family

3.     What is the main idea of six paragraph?
  1. A five-year-old boy spent two days floating at sea
  2. He was playing with his brother and sister when water rushed through
  3. Wira was found by fisherman
  4. Wira was holding to a door
  5. Wira was not afraid because he is used to the sea
Text 7 : This text is for questions no. 25 to 27.

Fires rage across four Australian states

MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (UPI) – Fire authorities in four Australian states are to control bushfires fanned by strong winds and searing temperatures.
      The Australian reported Sunday that blazes continued to burn in South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Victoria, where up to six homes have been destroyed. In South Australia, much of Adelaide is engulfed in thick smoke. The firefighters who are confronted by blast-furnace winds try to bring the flames under control.
      At Robertstown in the state’s mid-north, more than 2,500 acres have already burned. Another bushfire, started by lightning, charred the earth near mouth Flat on the southern side of Kangoroo Island, while Ngarkat Conservation Park, in the state’s upper-southeast, is also a blaze.
      A 7,500-acres fire at mount Agnew inZeehan, in the state’s west, broke containment lines Saturday afternoon, jumping a road and coming close to homes.
      The most serious fires were in Victoria, where up six homes were destroyed by a fire near the town of Anakie, 36 miles west of Melbourne.
      In Tasmania, falling temperatures and patchy rain brought some relief to firefighters, who continued to monitor 22 blazes across the state.

4.     What is the text about?
a.     Fires in some areas of Australia
b.    Weather effect on fire
c.     The effects of fires
d.    The danger of fire
e.     The cause of fire

5.     The reporter most likely got the information from…
a.       Visitor
b.      Tourist
c.       Commuters
d.      Fire fighters
e.       Homeless people

6.     “ ….., while Ngarkat Conservation Park, in the state’s upper-southeast, is also a blaze (Paragraph 3)
      What do the underlined words mean?
a.     Dangerous
b.    On fire
c.     Isolated
d.    Covered
e.     At risk
Tornado Wreaks Havoc in Semarang

Residents assess the damage after a tornado damages 150 houses in the district of Tembalag in Semarang, Central Java late on Saturday afternoon.
Three people were injured and at least five of the houses in the Sendangguwo and Tandang neighborhoods were destroyed, while many others were seriously damaged as the tornado ripped off their roofs. Thoirin aka Jayeng, 40, a resident whose house was leveled at the Sendang Asri housing complex, said the winds hit about 4 p.m.
“I saw this black wind coming and becoming pointed into a funnel. It suddenly approached and hit my house,” he said.
Tohirin’s wife, two children and mother-in law were in the kitchen at the time when the tornado known locally as “Ulur-ulur” passed over their home, destroying the guest and bedrooms.
“It was as if the wind had lifted my home up,” Thoirin said.
The disaster also destroyed the walls of four neighboring houses.
Many other homes in the area lost their roofs and residents and neighbors had started rebuilding on Sunday.
Tembalang district head Dayat said the tornado also damaged a small mosque and felled power lines and about 50 trees. His office was still collecting data on the damage, he said.
Villagers said the tornado was the worst to hit the district in living memory.
Semarang Mayor Sukawi Sutarip and his wife, Sinto Sukawi, visited the scene on Sunday, accompanied by senior officials.
“We will provide the victims with assistance immediately,” the mayoral spokesman Achyani said.

Taken from The Jakarta Post, December 20, 2004

7.     How many houses were destroyed by the tornado in the Sendangguwo and Tandang neighborhoods?
a.       less than five houses
b.       more than ten houses
c.        five houses or more
d.       exactly five houses
e.        three houses

8.     The tornado hit the district ______.
  1. at dawn
  2. in the morning
  3. in the afternoon
  4. in the evening
  5. at midnight

9.     Which parts of Tohirin’s house were destroyed?
  1. the kitchen and guestroom
  2. the guest rooms and the bathroom
  3. the bedrooms and the kitchen
  4. the guest and bedrooms
  5. the livingroom and the bedrooms

10.  Who rebuilt the damaged homes?
  1. the residents
  2. the residents and neighbors
  3. the Tembalang District head
  4. the mayor of Semarang
  5. the mayoral spokesman

11.  Who is Sukawi Sutarip?
  1. A resident of the District of Tembalang
  2. Tohirin’s neighbor
  3. A victim of the disaster
  4. a villager of Sendangguwo
  5. The mayor of Semarang

12.  Who went to see the scene of disaster on Sunday?
  1. Sukawi Sutarip
  2. Sukawi Sutarip and his wife
  3. Dayat
  4. Sukawi Sutarip, his wife and senior officials
  5. Achyani

Man Jailed for Striking RI Maid.
SINGAPORE: A supervisor was jailed for two months for repeatedly striking his Indonesian maid on the head and back with a television remote control, news reports said on Thursday.
          Muhammad Shafiq Woon Abdulah admitted in a Singapore court he physically abused the women on several occasions between June and October 2002, The Straits Times said.
          The magistrate’s court heart that Shafiq, 31, began striking Winarti, 22, about a month fter she started working for him.
          He hit her on the head with the TV set’s remote control because he was unhappy with her work. On one occasion, he punched her on the back after accusing her of daydreaming.
         S.S Dhilon, Shafiq’s lawyer, said his client lost his”better senses” when he saw his daughter”s face covered as she lay in bed.
         He said his client thought the maid had put child in danger.

1.     How long was the supervisor Jailed ?
a.     two years
b.    twelve years
c.     two days
d.    two weks
e.     two months

2.     Why was the man Jailed ?
a.     he broke a television’s remote
b.    he struck his maid
c.     he put the child in danger
d.    he doesn’t like Indonesian woman
e.     he has a “better senses”.

3.     One of the sentence is the statement from the source of the text.
a.     Shafiq, 31, began striking Winarti, 22.
b.    He punched her on the back after accusing her of day dreming
c.     S.S. Dhilon Said “his dient lost his “better senses” when he saw his daughter’s face coveret as she lay in bed
d.    the maid had put the child in danger
e.     a supervisor was Jailed for two months for repeatly striking his Indonesian maid.

4.     What did he use to strike his Maid?
a.     a broom
b.    a can of milk
c.     a television remote control
d.    a television set
e.     a washing machine

5.     He hit her on the head.
What is the underlined word mean…?
a.     Winarti
b.    The magistrate’s court
c.     Shafiq’s lawyer
d.    S.S. Dhilon
e.     Muhammad ShafiqWoon Abdullah

6.     S.S Dhilon, lawyer, said is client lost his “better senses” When….
What does the underlined words mean?
a.     rasa yang baik
b.    indera perasa
c.     penglihatan yang lebih baik
d.    perasaan baik
e.     akal sehat

JAKARTA: Seven people were killed in a collision between a bus, a car and a truck on Dipenogoro street at 10:35 p.m. last night. The dead were all the passengers of the car. The police believed the car had been trying to overtake the bus when it was struck by a truck coming from the opposite direction. The driver of the car might not be using his lights, as the truck driver said he did not see the car approaching. 
The police said the car should not have tried to pass the bus, since overtaking is not allowed on Dipenogoro street. In addition, the police report that the car, a small Japanese car, should not have been carrying more than five people. If the passengers had brought their identity cards, the police would have identified the names of the victim easily.

1.      The text mainly reports that there was/were…
a.        A car accident.
b.        Careless driver.
c.        A small Japanese car.
d.       Victim of an accident.
e.        The function of an identity card.  

2.       What was the cause of the collision?
a.        The truck came from the opposite direction
b.        The car carried more than five people
c.        The truck driver didn’t use his lights
d.       The truck driver didn’t see the car
e.        The car tried to overtake the bus

3.      “If the passengers had brought their identity cards, the police would have been easy to identify the names of the victims.” (The last sentence)
The sentence above means…
a.        The victims’ names were not known
b.        The victims were easy to be identify
c.        The passengers brought their identity cars
d.       The police had no difficulty in identifying the victim the victims
e.        It was easy for the police to identify the victims of the accidents

4.      Who said that the accident was caused by the car?
a.        The police
b.        The victims
c.        The reporter
d.       The truck driver
e.        The passengers

5.      Seven people were killed in a collision between a bus…(paragraph 1 line 2)
What is the synonym of the underlined word?
a.        Sufferer
b.        Crash
c.        Recognize
d.       Scene
e.        Feeble

JAMBI: A pirate leader admitted, Wednesday, that his gang had been involved in six robberies and killed two police officers.
            Itham Guntur, told police investigators that the gang consisted of six people, all formers members of ship crews. ”Because we are all ex crew members, we know the major shipping lanes, such as Sunda straight and east Jambi coast very well,” he said.
            Itham identified the murdered officers as Brigadier General Mulyadi from south Sumatra police and Brigadier General Kennedy from the Jakarta police.
            The pirates targeted cargo ships, fishing boats and oil tankers. Antara

6.      According to the text, which statement is true?
a.        The pirates ringleader had been accused of murderer had been accused of murderers.
b.        The members of the pirates were murderers.
c.        The murder happened in Jambi last week.
d.       Two police officers had been involved in six robberies.
e.        Itham Guntur was one of the two police officers who was involved in the robbery.

7.      The pronoun “he” in the second paragraph refers to…
a.        Police officer
b.        Itham Guntur
c.        One of the ship crews
d.       Ex-crew member
e.        Brigadier General Mulyadi

8.      The communicative purpose of the text is…
a.        To tell the reader what really happened
b.        To explain sequence of events
c.        To amuse the readers with problematic events
d.       To inform the readers about newsworthy events
e.        To describe the murderers in south Sumatra

9.      A person who robs the cargo ships, fishing boats or oil tankers is called a/an…
a.        Robbery
b.        Police officer
c.        Ship crew
d.       Pirate
e.        Ringleader

10.  The type of the text is called…
a.        Recount
b.        Narrative
c.        Procedure
d.       News item
e.        Report

11.  The generic structure of the text is…
a.       Orientation > Complication > Resolution > Re-Orientation
b.      Orientation > Events > Re- Orientation
c.       General Classification > Description
d.      Identification > Description
e.       Newsworthy Events > Background Events > Sources

Floods hit the McKenzie County

            McKenzie: Yesterday afternoon flash floods created havoc in McKenzie County, falling trees, snarling traffic and affecting business. The worst hit areas, according to the police, were Lonsdale Road, Victoria Drive and upper Linken Street.
            “The water levels at these roads were as high as 6 meters,” said the Public Utility Authority (PUA). A combination of heavy rain and bad timing caused the floods. The tides were exceptionally high between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Traffic slowed to a crawl, leaving driver and commuters stuck. 
            In the Lonsdale area, the sudden rise in the water caught businessmen on Owen Road and Pinedale Road off-guard. Mr. Max, who was a shop an Owen Road, told us that the water had ruined all of his merchandise. Miss Ving, a hairdresser, reported that some of her equipment and chemicals were damaged. She also had to walk barefoot as her whole shop was flooded.
            “We’ve had floods before, but this is the worst,” Miss Ving said.
            The PUA advises residents and shopkeepers in flood prone areas to protect their belongings. Drivers are also advised to be cautious when traveling along low-lying roads which are prone to flash floods.

1.      The sentence “traffic slowed to a crawl” means the …
A.    Vehicles were stuck in the water
B.     Vehicles were moving slowly
C.     People were moving slowly
D.    Drivers were stuck in their cars
E.     Vehicles were not moving

2.      The flash floods caused shopkeepers to…
A.    Gain a profit
B.     Lose their shops
C.     Suffer a loss
D.    Gain new customers
E.     Close their shops

3.      The businessmen on Owen Road and Pinedale Road…
A.    Knew the flood was coming
B.     Did not expect the flood
C.     Were prepared for the flood
D.    Were protecting their shops from the flood
E.     Did not protect their property

4.      Here are four sentences. Some are true, and some are false. Write ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for the false in the boxes provided.

Miss Ving had never experienced floods before

This was the first flood that  Miss Ving experienced

Miss Ving had experienced equally bad floods before

This flood was the worst Miss Ving had ever experienced
5.      Where were the worst areas hit by the flash floods?


6.      Match each word in column A with its meaning in column B. Write the corresponding letter in the space provided.

Column A

Column B

To stop the movement of traffic

A person who travels a long distance to work every day

Happens very quickly or suddenly

Goods that are being sold

Likely to suffer from something

Not wearing anything on the feet

A situation in which there is a lot of damage, destruction or disorder

Being careful, especially to avoid danger or mistakes

To damage something so badly that it loses all its value

A very slow speed

Earthquakes strikes Sumbawa Island

            Sumbawa Island: A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck Sumbawa Island on November 26, killing several people, injuring many others and damaging hundreds of homes as repeated aftershocks rattled.
            Building collapsed in Dompu and Bima districts. Frightened residents gathered outdoors while others fled to higher ground an fear of potential tsunamis.
            A health ministry spokesman said that several people had died, including a five-year-old boy, while many others had been injured, but he didn’t provide further details on the fatalities. 
            “Most of the injured were treated at the general hospital in Dompu,”said the Doctor there. “We received a lot of injured people. Some with slight injuries have gone home already, but the rest are still under treatment, with broken bones, open wounds and head injuries caused by collapsing walls,” said the doctor.
            Bima’s chief of health ministry said that 20 houses had been destroyed and hundreds more damaged. Her counterpart in Dompu said that several houses had collapsed in Dompu town and about 90 percent had suffered some form of damaged

  1. What did the earthquake cause?
  2. Why did some people flee to higher ground?
  3. Where were most of the injured people treated?
  4. Who had already gone home from hospital?
  5. What kinds of injured did the people still staying in the hospital mostly suffer from?
  6. How many houses in Dompu had suffered some of damaged?

Mafia style executioner arrested in Kuala Lumpur

NLF Malaysia: The Malaysian police have notified the Singaporean police that a suspected murderer, Tan Chor Jin, who fled to Kuala Lumpur after shooting and killing Mr. Lim Hock Soon, has been arrested.
The 39-year-old suspect, who is blind in one eye, has been dubbed the “One-eyed dragon”. It was alleged that Tan entered Mr. Lim’s apartment at Serangoon Avenue on February 15 at 7:00 a.m. when the maid opened the door to send the victim’s daughter to school. Tan forced the maid and the daughter back into their apartment. Tan then shot Mr. Lim. Tan was said to have taken some valuables before he left the house. The wife then called the police. By the time the paramedics arrived, Mr. Lim was already dead. Some neighbors said they saw someone walking calmly along the corridor, shortly after the shooting.
Hundreds of police officers immediately surrounded the crime scene, and the police dogs were called in to search the entire apartment, unit by unit, looking for the suspect killer without any success. Within hours, the suspect’s features and identity were established. The police suspected the killer might have fled to another country. They immediately contacted Interpol for help to nab the alleged murderer.
According to a reliable source, the suspect who is also a Triad member had business transactions with the victim for many years. It was alleged that the victim had cheated Tan, and that Tan might have killed him cold-bloodedly because of this.
Tan was with his wife and three other people in a room on the 13th floor of the five-star Grand Plaza Park Royal Hotel in Kuala Lumpur when the Malaysian police stormed into the room. All the suspects were quickly arrested without any resistance.
The Singaporean police have requested their Malaysian counterpart of Tan to be extradited to Singapore to stand trial for the murder charge. According to the spokesman, Malaysia has accepted the request and is now preparing documents for Tan’s extradition to Singapore. If the suspect is found guilty of murder, the penalty will be death or life imprisonment plus canings.

1.      Who notified the Singaporean police of the arrest murderer?
A.    The Indonesian police
B.     The Thai police
C.     The U.S. police department
D.    The Malaysian police
E.     The Swiss police

2.      How old is the suspect murderer?
A.    49 years old
B.     59 years old
C.     29 years old
D.    69 years old
E.     39 years old

3.      What is the suspect also known as?
A.    The “One-eyed dragon”
B.     The “Executioner”
C.     The “Cold-blooded killer”
D.    The “One-eyed Jack”
E.     The “Caretaker”

4.      Some neighbor saw someone walking calmly along the corridor….
A.    A few weeks after the shooting
B.     A few minutes after the shooting
C.     A few minutes before the shooting
D.    A few days after the shooting
E.     A few hours before the shooting

5.      How many people were there in the shooting incident?
F.      Four
G.    Three
H.    Five
I.       Two
J.       Six
6.      Which of the following sentences is true?
A.    The suspect was arrested by the Singaporean police
B.     Hundreds of police dogs surrounded the crime scene
C.     The suspect murderer is also Triad member
D.    Than Chor Jin was killed by Lim Hock Soon
E.     The murderer is unknown to the victim

7.      Why did the crime reporter say “According to a reliable source”?
A.    Because the crime reporter had no access of such information from crime scene but based on someone who told him/her the information
B.     Because the reporter did not visit the crime scene
C.     Because the reporter found it easier to base the information on hearsay
D.    Because the reporter was late visiting the crime scene and had to base his/her crime report on rumors
E.     Because the reporter was a novice and did not know how to obtain her own information

8.      Match each word in column A with its meaning in column B. Write the corresponding letter in the space provided.

Column A

Column B

An officer who executes criminals

A person who may be guilty of a crime

A large organized of criminals

To send a criminal back to the country where the crime was committed

To escape

A boy killed on Mother’s Day

It was on Mother’s Day when Mrs. Noraini Hassan’s son, Moh. Taufiq Ali, 16, was brutally attacked by two men on motorcycle.
The New Straits Times reported the incident occurred in Kuala Lumpur around 2 a.m. It was reported that an assailant and his accomplice, wearing dark tinted full-face helmet, attacked Moh. Taufiq Ali while he was riding his motorcycle on his way home from a night market, about 10 km away from his house. The attackers then left and disappeared on their motorcycle. Moh. Taufiq Ali was rushed to Hospital Kuala Lumpur, but unfortunately he died before he arrived there.
According to the spokesman, what caused Moh. Taufiq Ali killed could be misunderstanding between two different gangs. “It was highly possible that the attackers mistook him (Moh. Taufiq Ali) as the member of a rival gang. Because the victim was known to be friendly, but helpful and religious.
The victim’s parents said that he was the youngest of their six children. The father, Mr. Ali M’a’in, 61, a retired civil servant said, “When my son did not come home for dinner, I felt worried because he never skipped dinner without telling us. When I heard my phone ring, I sense something was very wrong. When I answered the call, someone said that my son had been attacked and died on his way to the hospital. I almost fell off my chair.”
The police mounted a massive 24-hour manhunt to catch the killers. About 100 police officers, private detectives, and police dogs combed the area searching for the killers.

1.      When was Moh. Taufiq Ali killed?
2.      Who was Moh. Taufiq Ali’s mother?
3.      Which paragraph says that the killers were wearing masks?
4.      What was Moh. Taufiq Ali doing at 2:00 in the morning?
5.      What is true that Moh. Taufiq Ali was killed by a rival gang? Give reasons to your answer?
6.      According to the text, which paragraph gives favorable statement for Moh. Taufiq Ali? Rewrite the statement.
7.      Why was Ali M’a’in worried when his son didn’t have dinner at home?
8.      What was the biggest blow to the father when someone called up (paragraph 4)?
9.      How did the police respond to this incident?      

7 komentar:

  1. thank u very much for sharing
    it's very useful for us as an English teacher

  2. goood well done..... but mas kuncinya mana? untuk belajar anak biar tahu jawabanya. please

  3. Izin copas. Tx, simpel ...tidak muter2.

  4. thank you mas utk contoh soal.na