Read the passage carefully!
A man had a parrot. It was a very beautiful bird and every day the man talked to it.
"Pretty Polly," he said. "You are a pretty Pl UNolly."
"Pretty Polly," the parrot said. "You are Pretty Polly."
Every day the man spoke new words to the parrot "Hallo" he said, and "Goodbye."
One day the parrot was not in its cage. It was flying about the room. The man came into the room and saw the parrot. "What are you doing?" he said.
"What are you doing?" the parrot said.
The man laughed. Then he went out to visit his friends.
That evening a thief came to the house. He walked round the house and looked into the windows. There was no one at home. The thief broke open the door and entered the house. First he went into the sitting room. In the sitting room he found some bowls and vases. He put them into a sack. Then he went into the bedroom. In the bedroom he found a gold watch and some money. He put these into the sack, too. He stole many things from the house and put them into his sack.
The sack was soon full. The thief put it over his shoulder and walked to the door. He opened the door and looked out. These was no one there.
"What are you doing?" a voice said.
The thief jumped high into the air and dropped his sack. Then he ran out of the house and down the road.
"What are you doing?" the voice said again: "Pretty Polly. Hallo, Goodbye. What are you doing?"
To whom did the parrot belong?
A. Pretty Polly
B. A thief
C. A man
D. A beautiful bird
What did the parrot do one day?
A. It saw the man's friends.
B. It refused to talk.
C. It taught the man some words.
D. It flew about the room.
What did the parrot do when the man spoke new words to it?
A. It understood the new words.
B. It said "Hallo" and "Goodbye".
C. It spoke the new words.
D. It flew about the room.
Why did the man laugh?
A. He saw the parrot flying.
B. The parrot was not in its cage.
C. A thief came into his house.
D. It could imitate him,
Who did the man visit?
A. A thief
B. His friends
C. A funny man
D. No one
Who did the thief see at home?
A. The man's friends
B. The man
C. The owner of the parrot.
D. No one.
What did the thief try to steal in the bedroom?
A. A gold watch and some money.
B. The parrot.
C. The key to the door.
D. Some bowls and vases,
What did the thief put into his sack?
A. The parrot and many things.
B. A lot of things.
C. Some bowls and vases.
D. A gold watch and some money.
Who did the thief hear?
A. A policeman
B. The owner of the house.
C. The parrot.
D. The owner's friends.
Why did the thief run out of the house?
A. Someone saw him.
B. He made a loud noise.
C. He heard a policeman.
D. The parrot frightened him.
A man was standing on the platform at Gambir station. He had an enormous
suitcase with him. He wanted to go to Yogyakarta but he didn’t want to buy a tickethe
was too mean, and he didn’t like spending money.
When the train arrived he got on and sat down, putting the suitcase on the
seat opposite him. The train left Jakarta and after about twenty minutes the ticket
collector came around.
When he arrived at the man with the big suitcase, he said:
“Can I see your ticket please, sir?”
“I’m sorry”, replied the man. “I haven’t got one. I seem to have lost it”. But
of course the ticket collector didn’t believe him.
“I know your type. You’re just too mean to buy a ticket. You’ll have to pay
Rp 200.000,00” he said to the man. “That’s double the normal price of the fare”.
“I haven’t got Rp 200.000”, replied the man. “I haven’t got any money at
all.” And then he started laughing.
When the man laughed, the ticket collector completely lost his temper.
33. Where did the story begin?
a. On the train.
b. In Jakarta.
c. In Yogyakarta.
d. At Gambir station.
34. The man in the story did not have a ticket because ....
a. he lost it before getting on the train
b. he would pay it on the train
c. the ticket collector was very kind
d. he was too mean to buy one
35. The ticket actualy was ... hundred thousand rupiahs.
36. “... the ticket collector completely lost his temper”.
The word ‘his’ refers to the ....
a. train passenger
b. ticket collector
d. station master
Farmer Gray was the kindest master in the world. He was proud of me, and called me
Black Beauty. I had a white spot on my forehead and one white foot. He trained me to pull
a carriage. Then I learn to wear a saddle and carry a rider on my back.
One day, Farmer Gray said. “ A good horse like you do not live on a farm. So you
will be going to live with Squire Gordon and his family. “I was very sad to leave my
mother and my home.”
However, when I saw my masters I knew I would be happy with them. They lived in
a big mansion and welcomed me warmly. Mrs. Gordon was pale and ill, but she smiled
when she saw me.
The groom who looked after the stables was John Manly. He loved horses. He intro
duced me to Merrylegs, the children’s pony, Ginger, and old mare. She was not a bad
horse, but had been ill-treated in the past.
4. What did Black Beauty learn from Farmer Gray?
a. Working in a farm.
b. Running in a farm.
c. Carrying a rider.
d. Pulling a carriage.
5. Why was the horse sad to leave Farmer Gray?
a. Farmer Gray didn’t love it.
b. It loved Farmer Gray.
c. It couldn’t stand living on a farm.
d. Farmer Gray hated it.
6. “He trained me to pull a rider on my back.” (paragraph 1)
What does the underlined word mean?