UTS UlanganTengahSemester1-2008/9


Reading :.

The Rafflesia Arnoldi is the biggest flower in the world. It is unusual flower because of  its large size.It has a flower almost a metre in diameter and 1.40 metres in height.

The name “Rafflesia” is derived from the name of the British Governor General,Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles,who built the botanical garden in Bogor or “Kebun Raya Bogor”. Thought the flower is called Rafflesia after Raffles,the man who discovered the plant was Beccary,an Italian botanist who visited Sumatra in 1928.

The flower consists of two parts: the stick like part which grows in the middle and the petals around and below it.

The Rafflesia plants begin to flower in its tenth year. It blooms three or four time a year.  Before it begins to flower,the leaves and the stem become dry and look dead,but the main root in the ground is still alive.

While  the flower is blossoming,it has a very unpleasant smell which attracks insects,especially green flies.

1.What is the the largest flower in the world ?

    A. Water lilies                   C. Sunflower

    B. Rafflesia Arnoldi          D. Carnation

2.Who discovered ‘the biggest flower in the world’?

    A. The British Botanist     C. Thomas S. Raffless

    B. Unknown botanist        D. Beccary

3.What does the underlined word in paragraph 5. mean?

    A.very nice smell              C.very sweet

    B. bad smell                      D.odorless

4.Why the Rafflesia is unusual? Because of its ….

    A.color                              C.smell

    B.large size                       D.price

5.What is the main idea of the paragraph 3?

    A. Parts of the plant C. Natural habitat

    B.  The size              D.The discover of the plant


Read the dialog below for the question  6 to 10

Dafec: Have you ever been to the zoo ,Falia?

Falia  :Yes,I have. Two or four times I think.

Dafec: You must know this animal then.

Falia : What does the animal look like?

Dafec: The animal can reach 5 metres in height. It is big with a very long neck. It has spots pattern on its skin. Its spot are brown.

Falia : Does it eat leaves?

Dafec: Exactly. This animal is not a native in our country. It comes from Africa.

Falia : I know it….Dafecno! I know it ! I saw it in the cage near the elephant’s. Can we go there right now?


6.What animal is both students talking?

    A. Elephant                      C. Rhinoceros

    B. Giraffe                         D. Hippopotamus

7.How tall is the animal?

   A. five metres                    C. as tall as  a pig

   B. not mentioned               D. shorter than a pig

8. How does the skin look like?

   A. brown spots                   C. dotted black

   B. stripped black on white D. thick

9. Dafec is ….. the animal characterictics to Falia.

   A. comparing                     C. describing

   B. drawing                          D. analyzing

10.Where is the conversation taken place?

   A. in the classroom            C.in the dining room

   B. in the botanical garden  D.in the zoo.


Choose the suitable words to complete the text below.

A female frog lays …(11) in the water. A tad pole ….(12) from the egg. It swims in the water and …..(13) with gills. It has a tail. In this stage the tad pole grows legs and then arms. An almost mature frog still has a tail but it breathes with ….(14). The adult frog has no …..(15) anymore.


11. A.its body                       C.something

      B. food                           D. eggs


12. A.hatches                       C. turns

      B. shows                         D.appears


13. A.breathes                      C.jumps

      B. swims                        D. leaps


14. A.lungs                          C.skin

      B.gills                            D.mouth


15. A. wing                          C.leg

      B. fin                              D. tail

16.Arrange the jumbled sentences into a good paragraph

1.      This animal is very cute.

2.      It looks like a bear.

3.      I have ever seen Panda at the zoo.

4.      It comes from China.

5.      It has black and white fur.

      A. 1-3-4-2-5                     C. 2-3-4-1-5

      B. 4-1-5-2-3                     D. 3-1-2-4-5


17. Denis :You have a lot of things to do today.

      Joel    : Yes. As usual.

      Denis : ………………

      Joel    : No,thanks. I’ll try to do it my self.


      A. Let me help you ,then  

      B. Let me leave you alone

      C. Would you do me a favor?

      D. Is it your daily activity?

18. X : Where are you going?

      Y  : I am going to the post office.

             ‘…………… to go there?

       X; Oh sure. Here it is.


     A.Where is it?            

     B. May I use your bike?

     C. Do you have any stamp?

     D. Will you post my letter?

19. Yoga : Sulton, will you come to my birthday party?

    Sulton:  ………   You are my best friend !

                  When is it?

    Yoga: On Sunday afternoon, don’t  miss it,okay?

    A. Sure,I will !                     C. I won’t

    B. Really?                            D. No,thank

20.Bas: Juniar,You seem to be very busy this morning.

     Jun :  Yeah ,I am. I am moving these flower pots to that side.

     Bas :  ………….

     Jun :Oh, that very kind of you. Thank you, Baskoro!


A.Can you help me?    C. Would you need any help

B.Is it okay if I am here? D. How about this pot?


21 Bas : Are these flowers all yours?

     Jun : Yes,they are. I plant them and I water them everyday.

     Bas:   …………..

     Jun : Thank you !

A.     What a beautiful girl you are!

B.     What nice plants they are!

C.     Do you want to sell them?

D.     The flowers look bad.

22.Arrange the jumble words into the best sentence.

       1                           2                           3




        4                        5                           6




A. 3-1- 6- 5-2-4                 C. 6-3-5-4-2

B. 5-4-3-2-1-6                   D. 2-1-6-5-4-3

Read the announcement !


  To : All members of the 37 Basketball Teams


  We will have technical meeting for the next match. Please do come to school on Sunday 25th,November 2007 at 9.00 a.m



23. Who invites  the members of basketball team?

   A. Teacher                         C. Students

   B.  Coach                           D. Basketball members

24.When will the meeting be held?

   A. next week                  C. on Sunday morning

   B. next match                 D. on Sunday afternoon

25.Complete the letter below


     ……… (25),


    I am really worried about my friend,Fauzi. He is using drugs. He has used drugs since we began our second grade in junior high school. He never tell me about it,but I know.What should I do?




25. A. Dear Doctor                      C. How are you

      B. Hi Doctor                          D. See you

26. A. Best Regards                    C. Good Bye

      B. So long                             D. See you

27. Who writes the letter?

      A. The doctor                        C. Fauzi

      B.  Anita                                D. I am

Read the text carefully

       Dear Dina Modena,

       Please do come to my 14th

        birthday party

       On     : Sunday,25th November 2007

       Time :  04:00 pm

        Place:  KFC resto Citos




  28.Where will the party take place?

      A. At Asep’s house            C. On Sunday

      B. At KFC resto Citos        D. At school

29.How old is Asep when he celebrates his birthday?  

     A. Fourteen                          C. Fifteen

     B. Forty                                D. Thirteen


   Read the message

       To : Alex


       Take the key above the …… (30) I keep it there. If you want to ….. (31), everything is ready on the table. I am going to the Aneka Buana super mall for a few minutes. I’ll be back soon

                                                               Thanks ,



      30. A. drawer                       C. table

            B. chair                          D. door

      31. A. have your lunch          C. watch TV

            B. play games                  D. do homework

   Reading :

      Hi, I’m Jedi. I have a twin sister,named Jada.

      We were born on August 5,1992. We are in eight grade now. Jada and I do everything together. We are  in the same class. We dress alike. We look the same. We always get other people confused. This really make Jada and I laugh. Teachers and  friends always get us  mixed up at school. Even our father has trouble telling us apart. Our mother doesn’t. She always knows which twin is which. Jada and I often try to confuse her,but  it has never happened.

     One day,our teacher told our mother to get one of us a different  haircut,so that  he could tell us apart. Jada and I were horrified. We didn’t want to look different. We liked looking the same.

     Our mother came to the rescue and confused to  make us  cut our hair. We were happy just the way we were and didn’t to change. Our dad just shook his head. He would have to stay confused. Jada and I didn’t care.

     We knew which one was which,and that was all that mattered.                           


32.How old are the twin girls now?

    A. seventeen                  C. fourteen

    B. fifteen                        D. thirteen

33.Who always gets confused?

    A. father and teachers        C. mother

    B. friends and other people D. A and B

34..Who never gets confused?

     A. father                             C. mother

     B. friends and other people D. teachers


35.What do you think the suitable title for the story is?

   A. Jada and Jedi ‘s experience  C. The twins

   B. Unforgetable match             D. At School


36.What is the purpose of the text above?

     A. to amuse                 C. to summarise the event

     B. to tell a past event.  D. to conclude statement

37. What tenses are used in the recount text above?

   A. simple present          C. simple future

   B. simple past                D. present perfect

38.  What did their teacher suggest to make them look different?

   A. They had to cut on different hair cut.

   B. They had to wear different color skirts

   C. They had to use something different

   D. They must put her name tag on each blouse


  39.How did they feel about their teacher’s suggestion?

  A. horrified                  C. upset

   B. happy                     D. worried


40. The twin sisters did not want to look different. They didn’t care if people cannot tell one from the other. Do you know why they felt so?

A. They  want to look different.

B. They want to keep looking the same for any secret reason

C. They didn’t care why other people get confused                

D. They liked looking the same.


Find the synonym of the words below

41 confused    =

A. puzzled                      C. challenged

B. worried                      D. upset

42..happy   =

  A. pleased                   C. cheer

   B. sad                         D. comfort

 43. alike            =

   A. similar                  C. dissimilar

   B. satisfied                 D. joyful

44.  careful            =

  A.watchful                 C.careless

   B.elegant                   D. chic


45. trouble        =

A. problem               C. substance

 B. matter                  D. material

46 horrified          =

A. shocked                  C. surprised

B. terrible                    D. awful

Read  the text  and answer questions 47 to 50

           A Possum In The House

  Once there was a small possum who went to visit house. The possum was very tired and hungry. He went different places to find food,so he made a big mess around the house.

   First,he went into the cupboard in the big kitchen.After that he went into the small washing basket. The possum’s next stop was study room. Here he perched on the top of the bookshelf. Next,he went to the lounge and hid in the stereo.After visiting the lounge,he went to the bathroom. In the bathroom he squired all the toothpaste out. Then he hid in the toilet.

  Finally,the possum went to the bedroom and slept on the bed . He looked very cute when sleeping.


47. Where did the story take place?

A. In the toilet                  C. In the kitchen

B. In a house                    D.In the bathroom


48.What is the story about?

   A. A messy house         C. Trouble makers

   B. Hiding in the toilet   D. The possum


49.What did the possum do after he squired all the toothpaste out?

  A. He slept well in the bedroom

  B. He went into the cupboard

  C. He hid in the stereo

   D. He hid in the toilet


50.”He looked very cute when sleeping”

      What is the function of that sentence?

  A.To show how  a possum sleeps

  B. To show the writer’s opinion

  C. To describe a possum

  D. To tell different events

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