English for X.1 and X.2
This text is for questions 16 and 17
We are announcing today that we are bringing the Milestone and Ever Green brands even closer together. Effective as of December 5, 2005, our official name will be:
GREEN MILES WEST
The substitution of “West” in our name-replacing “California”- is the result of an agreement we reached with California Gardening Association, following a protest over the original use of “California” in our name. We hope this does not create any confusion among our loyal consumers. While this represents a change from our initial name introduction, it does not change the quality of products we offer to our consumers.
Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the text?
A. The corporate offices were protested
B. The loyal consumers created an official name for the company.
C. There was a conflict between Green Miles West and Milestone
D. The quality of products will be different from the former products.
E. The name “Green Miles West” will be effective as of December 5, 2005.
“… it does not change the quality of the products we offer …” (Paragraph 4).
The underlined word means …
B. lose erase
This text is for questions 19 to 22
University of Cambridge
Do you plan to study abroad? Don’t hesitate. Welcome to Cambridge University. Cambridge University, an institution of higher education, is the second oldest university in Great Britain after the University of Oxford. It is located in the city of Cambridge.
The University of Cambridge is a system of faculties, departments, and 31 independent colleges. You know, although the colleges and the university per se are separate corporations, all are parts of an integrated educational entity. The university examines candidates for degrees during their residencies and at the conclusion of their studies. The colleges provide their students with lodgings and meals, assign tutors, and offer social, cultural, and athletic activities. Every student at the University of Cambridge is a member of a college.
Let’s see its academic year. The academic year is divided into three terms of approximately eight weeks each: Michaelmas (autumn), Lent (late winter), and Easter (spring). Students required to study under supervisor are usually members of the college’s faculties who maintain close relationships with small groups of students in their charge and assist them in preparing for university exams.
The author’s purpose of writing the text is …
A. to review a particular education system
B. to commemorate a particular college
C. to define a particular academic year
D. to explain a particular way to study
E. to describe a particular institution
Which of the following statements is TRUE?
A. The academic year is held in four seasons in a year.
B. Students in colleges are not members of the university
C. Students must not be in their residence during the terms.
D. The students of Cambridge University have holidays in summer.
E. University of Oxford is younger than University of Cambridge
The second paragraph tells the readers about …
A. an integrated educational entity.
B. social activities in the university.
C. the system in Cambridge University.
D. the examination for candidates’ degrees.
E. the criteria for the membership of the university.
“The colleges provide their students with lodgings and meals, assign tutors and offer …” (Paragraph 2).
The underlined word means …
A. dormitories used for studying in groups
B. places offered for doing some business
C. spaces needed for discussion
D. houses needed for taking a rest
E. rooms rented to stay in
This text is for questions 23 to 26
The Hen with the Silver Eggs
One day, in an Arabian city, a woman went to the market and bought a beautiful L™ A few days later to her surprise the hen she bought laid a silver egg. If the hen could only be persuaded to lay more than one egg each day, the woman was sure she would never have to work again.
So the woman decided to make the hen eat more, so that it could lay more eggs. But the only result was that the hen died of indigestion and did not lay more eggs at all.
Paragraph 3 mostly discusses about …
A. the hen’s eggs
B. what the woman did to her hen
C. what the hen did for the woman
D. what the hen eats to lay more eggs
E. why the woman wanted to get more eggs
The hen died because it …
A. ate nothing
B. ate too much
C. laid more eggs
D. was badly injured
E. was forced to lay. eggs
From the text we may conclude that the woman was …
“If the hen could only be persuaded…. ” (Paragraph 2}
The underlined word means ….
This text is for questions 27 to 30
The polar bear is a very big white bear. We call it the polar bear because it lives inside the Arctic Circle near the North Pole. There are no polar bears at the South Pole.
The polar bears live at the North Pole. There is only snow, ice, and water. There is not any land.
These bears are three meters long, and weigh 450 kilos. They can stand up on their back legs because they have very wide feet. They can use their front legs like arms. The polar bears can swim very well. They can swim 120 kilometers out into the water. They catch fish and sea animals for food. They go into the sea when they are afraid.
People like to kill the polar bears for their beautiful white coats. The governments of Canada, the United States, and Russia say that no one can kill polar bears now. They do not want all of these beautiful animals to die.
What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. The size of polar bears.
B. Where polar bears live
C. The habitat of polar bears.
D. Why people hunt polar bears.
E. A brief description of polar bears.
What is the main idea of the last paragraph?
A. Polar bears are very big animals
B. The polar bears are tame animals
C. Polar bears live at the North Pole
D. There are no polar bears at the South Pole
E. Polar bears are hunted because of their beautiful white coats
the following statements is NOT TRUE about a polar bear?
A. A polar bear weighs 450 kilos.
B. A polar bear is three meters long.
C. A polar bear catches fish for food.
D. A polar bear goes into the sea when it is angry.
E. A polar bear can swim 120 kilometers out into the water.
A polar be; goes into the sea when it is afraid. The underlined word is closest ii meaning to …
C. scared .
Tia : You look so sad. What has happened to you?
Mia :My mother was angry because I came home late last night.
Tia : Don’t be sad.
You’d better ask for her apology and admit that you’ve done a mistake.
From the dialogue we know that Tia gives … to Mia.
A. an idea
C. an opinion
D. a surprise
Ana : What did you buy at the grocery store yesterday?
Anto : What did you say?
Ana : I wanted to know what you … at the grocery store yesterday.
B. would buy
C. had to buy
D. had bought
E. have bought
Dito : Excuse me …,?
Diah : Oh, of course. Here it is!
A. Can you help me
B. Could you do this me
C. Could you do me a favor
D. May I borrow your dictionary
E. Would you mind opening the door
Mia : Mother, I’ve got a scholarship from Monash University in Australia.
Mother : Thank God. It’s really unbelievable!
The underlined expression shows …
Mrs. Tia : What are you doing on Saturday?
Mrs. Hera : I’m going to see a new play with some students. Would you join us?
Mrs. Tia : I’d like to but I’ll take my kinds to ‘Game Zone’.
The underlined utterance expresses …
A. A, denial
Anisah : Mom, could I have another cookie; please?
Mother : …, but don’t forget to share it with your sister.
A. Of course
B. I don’t know
C. But it is so urgent
D. Listen, don’t bother her
E. You are kidding, I can’t
Andy : What seems to be the trouble? ….?
Indy : Of course. I need your help. The file cannot be printed out.
A. Can I help you
B. What is your trouble
C. Why don’t you ask me
D. Could you do me a favour
E. Would you mind helping me
Meity : Have you finished writing the article?
Novy : Not yet. But I … writing it by next month.
B. would finish
C. have finished
D. will have finished
E. should have finished
Roby : We will have a party for my sister’s birthday next Sunday. Would you like to come. Ira?
Ira : I’d love to. It must be a wonderful party.
The underlined expression is used to express …
C. C invitation
Andi : It seems that you enjoy listening to ‘dangdut’ music.
Agus : You’re right …
A. I dislike it.
B. It makes me sick.
C. I hate ‘dangdut’.
D. I am annoyed with it.
E. I like ‘dangdut’ very much.
Ardi : As you know our economic condition is unstable. Do you think our government can solve this problem soon?
Badri : I think it is very unlikely. It seems that everything is worsening.
From the underlined words we know that it is … for the government to improve the economic condition in the near future.
Willy : This cake is very delicious. Did you make it yourself?
Betty : Since I was busy, I had it made.
From the underlined utterance we know that Betty … the cake
B. has made
C. had made
D. asked Willy to make
E. ordered someone to make
Yudi : You look tired. Lack of sleep?
Nazar : Yes. I wish I had gone to bed earlier, but I couldn’t.
From the underlined sentence we conclude that Nazar…
A. went to bed late
B. went to bed early
C. had enough sleep
D. had too much sleep
E. had gone to bed early
Sue : I know you got a bad mark for the English test. What’s wrong with you?
Chris: If I … dial there was a test, I would have prepared for it well,
C. had known
D. have known
E. would know
Brenda : The road is too busy and the vehicles are running so fast.
Auntie : …
A. Mind your step
B. Beware of pick pockets
C. Take care of the vehicles
D. Whatever you do, do it carefully
E. Be careful when crossing the road
Tsunamis wash ashore often with disastrous effect such as severe flooding, loss of lives due to drowning and damage to property.
The synonym of the underlined word is …
Some drugs taken in large quantities cause permanent brain damage.
The opposite of the underlined word is …
“It’s 12 now. The workers will be dismissed for lunch.”
The antonym of the underlined word is …
His dry cleaning business is flourishing; he has opened two more branches this year. The underlined word means to be …
A tsunami is a very large sea wave that is … by a disturbance along the ocean-1 floor.