Soal – soal keterampilan membaca mengukur kemampuan siswa dalam memahami bahasa Inggris tertulis. Setiap teks diikuti oleh empat atau lima pertanyaan mengenai :
Jenis pertanyaan seperti ini menguji pemahaman siswa mengenai isi bacaan.
2.Padanan dan lawan kata
Siswa harus mampu mengidentifikasi satu jawaban yang benar diantara empat pilihan jawaban
3.Pertanyaan mengenai informasi rinci yang tersurat
Jenis pertanyaan ini menanyakan suatu informasi rinci tertentu didalam teks
Jenis pertanyaan seperti ini menguji pemahaman siswa mengenai kosa kata yang sering digunakan
5.Pertanyaan mengenai informasi yang tersirat
Jenis pertanyaan ini menanyakan suatu informasi yang tersirat di dalam teks
6.Pertanyaan mengenai acuan kata
Siswa harus mampu mengidentifikasi kata ganti yang menjadi acuan sebuah kata atau frase.
Hello, my name is Fasihu. This is my family; my father, my mother, my sister Siti and my brother Ali. My father is 42 years old. He is handsome. He is a teacher. My mother is 40 years old. She is beautiful. She is a teacher too.
My sister is sixteen years old. She has long hair. She is a student of SMU. My brother is ten years old. He has short hair. He is a student in primary school. I am tall. I am a new student at SMP 1 Buton. I have short hair.
1.What is the passage about?
a.Fasihu’s school c. Fasihu’s sister
b.Fasihu’s family d. Fasihu’s parents
2.The following statements are true, except
a.Fasihu’s parents are teachers
b.c. Fasihu’s sister is younger than him
c.Fasihu has one brother and one sister
d.His brother is in rimary school
3.What are Fasihu’s parents?
a.His mother is 40 and his father is 42
b.They are fine
c.They are teachers
d.They have three children
4.He is a student in primary school. The underlined word means…
a.High c. Elementary
b.Secondary d. Kindergarten
5.What class is Fasihu in?
a.Class 3 c. Class 2
b.Class 1 d. SMU student
Erna is a junior high school student. She is in the first grade now and she is a smart student. Her school is on Jalan Semar. The school has twenty four classrooms and one library. It also has a wide school yard.
Erna and her friends like to play in the school yard. It is fun to play there. Erna likes English lesson very much. Her English teacher is Mr. Chandra. He is a good teacher.
.1What is the most suitable title for the text?
a.Erna’s friends c. Erna’s school
b.Erna’s hobbies d. Erna’s English
.2Where do the students play?
a.In the library c. In the classroom
b.On Jl Semar d. In the school yard
.3“…and she is a smart student”. The underlined word means….
a.Happy c. Careful
b.Beautiful d. Clever
.4“It has a wide school yard”. The word “it” refers to…
a.classroom c. yard
b.school d. library
.5“She is in the first grade now.” The underlined word means…
a. class c. school
b. school yard d. classroom
Mr. Jim Brown’s wife is Mary Brown. They have three children; two daughters and a son. Their daughters are Ann and Lucy and their son is Jack. Jack and Lucy are still single. Ann is married. Her husband is Bill. Ann and Bill have two children, a boy and a girl. They are John and Cindy.
1.The text tells us about…
a.Mr. Brown’s wife
b.Mr. Brown’s family
c.Mr. Brown children
2.How many people are mentioned in the text?
a.Six c. Seven
b.Eight d. Nine
3.What do John and Cindy call Jack?
a.Father c. Grand father
b.Cousin d. Uncle
4.“They have three children..” The word “they” refers to…
a.Mr. Brown c. Mrs. Brown
b.Mr. and Mrs. Brown d. Ann and Bill
5.“….her husband is Bill”. The word ‘her’ refers to…..
a.Mary c. Lucy
b.Cindy d. Ann
6.“…Jack and Lucy are still single” the antonym of the underlined word is…
a. young c. married
b. old d. happy
This is Mr Rantung’s house. It has a living room, two bedrooms, a dining room, a bathroom, a kitchen and a garage. There are six chairs and a dining table in the dining room. The dining room is between the living room and the kitchen. There are four armchairs, a table, a sofa, and a TV set in the living room. In each bedroom, you can find a wardrobe and the bed. There is a bucket in the bathroom. In the kitchen, there are many kitchen utensils.
1.How many rooms are there in Mr. Rantung’s house?
a.Five c. Six
b.Seven d. Eight
2.There are many things in the living room, except…
a.A radio c. A sofa
b.Armchairs d. A sofa
3.What is between the living room and the kitchen?
a.The bedrooms c. The bathroom
b.A garage d. A dining room
4.Where does Mr. Rantung put his car?
a.In the yard
b.In the living room
c.In the garage
d.In the bathroom
5.Where can Mr. Rantung watch TV?
a.In the dining room
b.In the living room
c.In the garage
d.In the bathroom
6.“…It has a living room,..”. the word ‘it’ refers to… the house
a.Mr. Rantung c. The dining room
b.The garage d. The kitchen
7.“..In each bedroom, you can find a wardrobe and a bed”. What is the synonym of the underline word?
a. some c. both
b. every d. several
Mrs. Fatimah hasan was coming from the market. She was carrying a basketful of things. She had some vegetables, fish, eggs, and a kilo of meat. There were some apples, pears and oranges too.
It was very hot. Mrs. Hasan was tired and thirsty. She went to a canteen. “Would you like something to drink?” the waitress asked. “a glass of cold tea, please”, said Mrs. Hasan. After she finished drinking, she quickly took pedicab home.
As soon as she arrived home, she went to the kitchen. She cleaned the fish and cut the vegetables. She also wanted to fry an egg for her son. She was preparing lunch for her family.
1.What is the first paragraph about?
a.Mrs. Fatimah Hasan
b.Mrs. Fatimah Hasan’s daily needs
c.Things Mrs. Fatimah Hasan bought from the market
2.The following statements are true, excepts…
a.Mrs. Fatimah Hasan didn’t buy any fruits
b.Mrs. Fatimah Hasan’s son likes eggs
c.Mrs. Fatimah Hasan was coming from shopping
d.Mrs. Fatimah Hasan wanted to cook for
3. Why did she drink a glass of cold tea?
a.Because she was hungry
b.Because she was thirsty
c.Because she went to canteen
d.Because she liked hot tea
4.How did she go home?
a.by bus c. on foot
b.by taxi d. by pedicab
5.What will Mrs. Hasan’s family have for lunch?
a.Some meat and fish
b.Some vegetables and eggs
c.Some eggs and meat
d.Some fish and vegetables
Hendi is an SMP student. He is in the third year now. His father was a worker for an electronic manufacturer, but because of the economic crisis, the company went bankrupt. Now his father has no permanent job. Therefore, to support himself, Hendi sells fruits at the bus terminal. He sells fruits after school. He does it until six o’clock in the evening. After selling fruits, he studies at home.
1.What is the text about?
a.Hendi’s school c. Hendi’s father
b.Hendi’s part-time job d. Hendi’s fruits
2.What is Hendi’s father?
a.He is a worker for an electronic manufacturer
b.He does not have any permanent job
c.He is a worker in the bus terminal
d.He sells fruits
3.What is Hendi’s part-time job?
a.He is a fruit seller
b.He works for an electronic manufacturer
c.He works in the bus terminal
d.He is an SMP student
4.Why should Hendi support himself?
a.Because his father doesn’t permanent salary
b.Because he wants to work in the company
c.Because he likes selling fruits
d.Because goes to school in the evening
5.“His father was a worker for an electronic manufacturer..”. what does the underlined word means?
b.Producer d. Customer
Syafrida likes shopping, but she doesn’t like to shop at the big supermarket in her town. The things are very expensive and she can’t bargain. She likes shopping at the traditional market better because she can bargain to get good things at low prices. She thinks that’s interesting.
Last week, she tried shopping at the new shopping mall. She bought a notebook, an umbrella, a dress, a kilo of oranges and a papaya. They were very expensive and she doesn’t want to do shopping there again.
1.Syafrida likes doing shopping in the traditional market because….
a.She can bargain
b.She doesn’t want to go to the town
c.The things are good
d.She like shopping
2.“ She thinks that is interesting..” The underlined word refers to….
a.Shopping in the supermarket
b.Shopping in the traditional market
3.Where did Syafrida do shopping last week?
a.In traditional market c. In the shop
b.In the big super market d. In the grocer
4.“…they were very expensive..”. the underlined word refers to….
a.The shopping malls
b.Things she bought in the shopping mall
c.Things in the traditional market
d.Things she didn’t buy in the shopping mall
Children all over the world love playing games. There are two kinds of games, traditional games and modern games. Traditional games are those which have been played by children of many generations, since the time of our great grandparents up to our time. Some of the traditional games in our country include playing marbles, hide and seek, skipping and “congklak”.
Some games are usually played for competition on the Independence Day celebration, August 17; they are the sack race, palm tree climbing, and tug-of-war. Those games are very popular in many parts of Indonesia.
However, in big cities, traditional games are becoming less popular. Many children in the cities now prefer modern games, such as video games and computer games. But, every year, on the Independence Day celebration, we can still see traditional games.
1.What is the best title for the text?
b.Kinds of games
d.Games on the independence day
2.On the Independence Day celebration, august 17, people usually play….
a.Traditional games only
b.Both traditional and modern games
c.Modern games only
d.Neither traditional or modern games
3.The following statements are true, except…
a.traditional games are not popular in big cities
b.we can’t see traditional games in big cities
c.tug-of-war is a traditional game
d.modern games are more popular in big cities
4.“…many children in the cities now prefer modern games..” the underlined word means….
a.hate c. dislike
b.like better d. have
5.“…traditional games are those which have been played by children of many generations..” the word “those” in the sentence refers to…..
a.games c. generations
b.children d. great grandparents
There are a lot of sports we can do for our health. Some sports are expensive and some others are cheap. Golf and tennis are two example of expensive sports. Not all people have enough money to play them. The example of cheap sports are jogging, running and walking.
We can do jogging, running, or walking without spending any money. Moreover we can do them everywhere and every time we like. These sports are very good for both young and old people. If we do them regularly, we will feel fresh and healthy.
There are two kinds of sports according to the number of players. Some sports like football and volleyball are played in teams, while some others like swimming and throwing the javelin are done individually.
1.What is the best title for the text?
a.Kinds of sports c. Sports for our
b.Expensive sports d. Cheap sports
2.What is the second paragraph about?
a.Kinds of sports c. Sports for our
b.Expensive sports d. Cheap sports
3.“..Not all people have enough money to play them….” The word “them” refers to….
b.Golf and tennis
c.Running, jogging and walking
d.Football and volleyball
4.How will we feel if we run or walk regularly?
a.We will feel weak
b.We will feel tired
c.We will feel healthy
d.We will fell happy
5.Where can we go jogging, running, or walking?
a.Somewhere c. Anywhere
b.Nowhere d .whereabout
6.We can do the following sports individually, except….
a.Aerobic c. Jogging
b.High jumping d. Basketball
Good morning ladies and gentleman. This is your tour guide speaking. The ship will be docking in approximately five minutes. Please collect all of your belongings and exit to the right. Before heading to the farmer's market we will gather under the welcome sign for a group photo
1. What should the passengers do before exiting the ship?
a) Welcome the visitors c) Check the time
b) Collect their personal items d) Take a picture
2. What will happen in five minutes?
A) The ship will arrive at the dock.
B) The passengers will go shopping.
C) The passengers will take photos of the ship.
D) The market will open.
I'd like to welcome you all to the fourth annual poet's brunch. In just a few minutes a server will be around to offer you coffee or tea. Please take a moment to fill out your name tag and introduce yourself to the other artists at your table. Lunch will be served at 11:00 am sharp, followed by a reading from last year's prize winner.
1. How often does this event take place?
A) monthly C) four times a year
B) once a year D) every four years
2. What will happen after the brunch?
A) The people will be served drinks. B) An artist will show his paintings.
C) The guests will introduce themselves. D) A poet will read a poem.
One day Sandra Dewi felt sick in the middle of the English lesson. All of the students did the reading task. Suddenly Sandra Dewi vomited. All other students stopped writing. Mrs. Lidya helped her immediately. The chairman of the class sent for the school’s doctor.
In five minutes the doctor came. He examined her carefully. He examined her eyes. He felt her stomach. He listened to her heartbeat. He measured her blood pressure. Then he took her temperature.
‘I’m afraid he suffers from malaria. Her temperature is very high. That is why she vomited. She has a very bad cough, too. I’ll give her some pills for her malaria, some tablets for her fever and syrup for her cough. She needs a week rest’. Said the doctor.
What is the text about?
b.Sandra Dewi’s sickness
c.Sandra Dewi’s task
d.Sandra Dewi’s text
What were the students doing when she vomited?
a.Sitting in the classroom
b.Writing a task
d.Helping Sandra Dewi
One of the following sentence is true according to the text, except…
a.Mrs Lidya was an English teacher
b.The doctor knew her disease
c.The students were helping her
d.The doctor was afraid
What did the doctor recommend?
a.She suffered from malaria
b.She needed a week rest
c.She needed syrup for her cough
d.She had a very bad cough
“…He examined her carefully” The synonym of the underlined word is…
How many kinds of medicines did the doctor give her?
The first steam-powered vessel crossed the Atlantic in 1819. This was the Savannah, an American sailing ship with a steam engine and paddle wheels on each side. Most of the voyage was made under sail. The engine was used only when the wind died down. The voyage was not a great success. It took 29 days. The engine frequently broke down.
Steam power was more reliable than sail. A steamship does not depend on favourable winds, while sailing ships do. If the wind dies down, a steamship goes ahead at full speed, while a sailing ship lies helpless. Winds blowing the wrong way can slow a steamboat but not stop it.
The use of steel and powerful engines made it possible to build large ships. Passenger liners became more luxurious. Freight ships of huge capacities and larger warships were built. New types of ships also appeared. The oil tanker, with special tanks built for carrying oil, was designed in the 1870’s. Before that time oil had to be transported in barrels placed aboard ship.
Merchant ships are more important than ever because more nations are trading with one another. Most of the goods are carried by ships. The merchant fleets are doubled. But the use of luxury passenger liners declined. Aeroplanes have largely replaced liners.
Many nations have enlarged their shipbuilding industries. The leading shipbuilding nations today are the United States, Japan, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Great Britain, France, Russia, Denmark and Italy.
1. The merchant ships are more important than ever. All the answers are right except …. Because ….
(A)the merchant fleets are doubled
(B)more nations are trading with one another
(C)people like merchant fleets
(D)most of the goods are carried by ships
2. The use of luxury passenger liners declined because ….
(A)going by liner is comfortable
(B)going by luxury passenger liners costs a small amount of money
(C)passenger liners are luxurious
(D)aeroplanes have largely replaced liners
3. The following are ships except ….
(A)submarine (C) warrior
(B)warship (D) man of war
4. The following are wind except ….
(A)Torpedo C) Storm
(B)Tornado D) Hurricane
5. Many nations have enlarged their ship building industries. All the answers are right except ….
(A)Japan C) Norway
(B)Denmark D) Great Britain
We are all aware that the presence of mass media always is inevitably needed in our today's life. We always need information, entertainment and advertisement. Mass media offers us to help to satisfy the needs. There are various kinds of mass media, two of which are radio and televisions.
Radio was first used in ship communication. Now, it is not only used that way, but also in many others ways. Aeroplanes, Police Department, Trains, and taxis keep using radios broadcast to know the news, to get information, to have music entertainments or to advertise their products. Almost everywhere we go, we can hear the sound of radio.
How about television ? Some people say that television is better than radio. To some extent, they are right. We can listen its sound and watch the picture on its screen at the same time. Television stations also offer us a great many kinds of programs; new, education, film, music, weather forecasts, quizes, and many others. We can also get live reportation about an important event in some other sides of the world, no matter how far it is from us. It is undertandble if people find it more interesting to have television than radio, or any kinds of mass media, but we should never forget that to many people television still cost too much.
To ours life, the inventions of radio and televisions, with no need to forget other kinds of mass media have given contributions, showns their influences and brought many changes.
Taken from Student's Work Book Paramitra
1. What does mass media offer us ?
(A)Various kinds of our life's need
(B)The use of communication ship
(C)Information, entertainment, and advertisement
(D)Advertisement and music entertainment only
2. Why is television better than radio ? Because ….
(A)television cost too expensive to some people
(B)radio cannot give us information and entertainment
(C)we can listen it's sound and watch the picture at the same time
(D)we can't listen watch the programs on television
3. The word "communication" means ….
(A)the things to be sold
(B)the exchange of information
(C)a kind of getting fun
(D)a kind of having trouble
4. We can hear the sound of radio
The synonym of the underlined word is..
(A)screen (C) voice
(B)size (D) hearing
NATIONAL SPORTS WEEK
National Sports Week (PON) is a national sport festival. It is held every four years. All the provinces of Indonesia participate in the many different kinds of sport.
The first National Sport Week was held in Solo, Central Java, on September 9 - 12; 1948. At the time only a few cities in Java participated in the event. They were; Bandung, Jakarta, Malang, Surabaya, Semarang, Solo, Madiun, Kediri and Jogyakarta.
The kinds of sports which were played in the games were basketball, athletics, football, tennis, swimming, badminton and archery. All the athletes and the committee worked hard to run the games. In fact the world saw that Indonesia which have been independent for three years succeeded to hold The National Sport Week. This success made Indonesia sure to have another National Sports Week.
Finally Indonesia determined to hold National Sports Week in every four years for all provinces in Indonesia. From one National Sports Week to another we always see a growing numbers of athletes and kind of sports.
1. How long did the first PON last ?
(A)four days (C) nine days
(B)seven days (D) twelve days
2. How often are the national sports week (PON) held ?
(A)once a year
(B)once in two years
(C)once in three years
(D)once in four years
3. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
(A)The kind of sports
(B)The purpose of PON
(C)The participants of cities in PON
(D)National Sports Week are held every four years
4. "It is held every four years" paragraph 1.
The word "IT" refers to ….
(A)athlete (C) PON
(B)city (D) sport