Contoh Soal Try Out



a. Choose the most correct answer: a, b, c, or d!


Text 1


Jl. Seruni 82 Jombang

January, 4h 2008

Dear Reza,


How are you today? I hope you are fine.

I’ve just got your letter, and I write you back hurriedly. Okay Reza, I will help you to tell about “How to send message using your new HP, so you can use it quickly.

Actually, it’s not difficult. Follow these instructions :

First, choose the message menu, then write the message. After that, click the word “sendand the HP will  show you  the phone number. Search the phone number that you want to send your message, and finally just click “OK”.

It’s very easy, right?  But  If you still find difficulty please contact me again.

Good luck!





1. What did Arman write the letter for?

      a. To ask Reza if she’s fine

      b. To tell Reza  if he’s  just got her letter.

      c. To tell Reza about how to send message

      d. To tell  Reza  that sending message  is not very difficult



2.    For sending SMS, what should Reza do first?

a. Chose the message menu

b. Click the word send.

c.  Search the phone number and click OK.

d. Choose the message menu and write the message


3.    Who wrote the letter? … did.

a. Reza       b. Arman   c.  Arman’s  brother         d. Reza’s  sister


4.  The statements below are true except….

a. Reza has a new hand phone

     b. Arman can  use HP for sms

     c. Reza can’t send message using his new HP.

d. Reza can send  message using his new HP


5.The word … in the text above means  at last

a. First     b. Second       c. Third            d. Finally


6.    Arman   : Is this new hand phone  yours?

Reza                 : Yes, my daddy  bought it last week as my birthday gift.

      Arman               : Do your parents always buy you birthday gift every year?

     Reza                  : Sure. They do love me, you know.

     Arman                : ….

                    My parents don’t buy me anything in my birthday.

It doesn’t mean that  they do not love me, but they are not   rich like your parents.

a. What a pity you are  

b. How lucky you are  

c. How lazy you are   

d. What jealous parents they are















The Safeway to go 24 Hours Service

We will serve you.

Plaza Kb. Jeruk Blok E No. 12

Jl. Raya Perjuangan

Jakarta 11970

021 – 532-1468  6 021 – 530-7471



 Text 2


 7.    The text advertises  ….

a. Plaza             b. cars service     c. cars rental    d. Jakarta’s Safewa


8.   The word … in the text is the antonym of the word risky

a. safe  b. will    c. serve.  D. rent


9. The purpose of the text above is to … the readers to rent  a car.

            a. entertain   b. debate   c. persuade   d. negotiate


10.Tourist : How long have you been a driver in this company?

Driver  : …

             You speak very quickly.

Tourist : Okay. Let me slow down.

             How long….have you …been…a driver…in this …company

Driver  : Okay. I can understand you now.

               Five years.

a. Very good         b. I beg your pardon        c. I’m glad    d.. I am sorry to hear that


11. The following traffic sign means…



Text 3 for questions no. 12-13



  1. No smoking
  2. No eating or drinking
  3. All passenger must be seated or holding on to a handrail
  4. Stand clear of doors
  5. Bags and parcels must be clear from aisles.
  6. Do not talk to or distract the bus driver.
  7. No objects are to protrude outside window
  8. No standing on or climbing over seats.
  9. Do not alight from a moving vehicles
  10. Ticket must be ready for inspection

 12. What must passengers be ready for inspection?

      a. ticket

      b. objects

      c. bags

      d. parcels


13. From the text above we know that passengers are not allowed to …. the


a.       Converse with

b.       ask help to

c.       look at

d.       sit next to


14. Read this short paragraph and guess what animal which is described.


     It can fly but it is not a bird. It likes fruit. It flies at night. It never stands on a branch of a tree. It hangs.



     What animal is it?

a.       an eagle

b.       a grasshopper

c.       a bat

d.       a fly



Text 4 for questions no. 15-19


WaterWise laundry


¨       Choose one that has a high water efficiency rating, when purchasing a washing machine.

¨       Choose a front loading washing machine which uses up to 60 percent less water, 30 percent less energy and 50 percent less detergent compared to top loading machine.

¨       Delay washing until you have a full load of clothes

¨       Limit detergent use and choose environmentally friendly, bio-degradable, phosphorus free detergents.




 15.      “Choose one that has a high water efficiency rating when purchasing a washing machine.” (sentence 1)

       The underlined word means …

a.       selecting

b.       buying

c.       operating

d.       using


16.      To reduce the use of water when laundering we can do the followings, except…

a.       delay washing until we have full load of clothes.

b.       choose washing machine which uses less detergent.

c.       wash whenever we have dirty clothes

d.       choose a washing machine with high water efficiency rating.


17.      When laundering, we must choose the detergent which is …

a.       friendly

b.       phosphorus

c.       bio-degradable

d.       limited


18.      From the text above we know that a front loading washing machine is … than a top loading washing machine.

a.       cheaper

b.       more energy

c.       more expensive

d.       more efficient



19.      To be efficient in using water, we must…

a.       use a top loading washing machine.

b.       purchase a washing machine.

c.       only use phosphorus detergent.

d.       wait until we have full load to wash the clothes.



Text 5 for questions no. 20 – 24



Southern Queensland is home of the Crocodile Hunter and Australia Zoo, made famous by global documentaries and antics of Steve and Terry Irwin.


On the way to Australia Zoo you’ll view the majestic Glasshouse Mountains bordered by Pine Forests and Pineapple Plantation.


Today you will have time to really experience the best of Australia Zoo, set over 70 acres of natural bush land. Spend 6 hours taking in the many shows, talks, and demonstrations, including crocodile feeding, tigers, birds of prey show and snake handling. Throughout the day you’ll have the opportunity to get up real close with a few of the locals! Don’t forget to give the awesome elephants an apple or two or talk to the cute wombat called Megs.

Includes: Entry to Australia Zoo, all shows and attractions, commentary and touring


Operates: DAILY

Departs  : 9.15 a.m.

Returns  : 5.30 p.m.


































20.      The text above tells us about …

a.       the Crocodile Hunter

b.       the tourists’ attraction in Southern Queensland

c.       Australia Zoo

d.       Global Documentaries


21.      The tourists can see … on their way to the zoo.

a.       Glasshouse Mountain

b.       Pine Forest

c.       Pineapple Plantation

d.       Crocodile Hunter


22.      The visitors of the Australia Zoo usually gives the elephants …

a.       peanuts

b.       potatoes

c.       apples

d.       pineapples


23.      In the Australia Zoo, visitors …

a.       can only see the animals from a distance

b.       can also feed the animals there

c.       can talk to the crocodile

d.       can give demonstration and talk


24.      The ticket for a child is …

a.       the same as adults’

b.       more expensive than adults’

c.       higher than adults’

d.       half-price of adults’


25.      Salsa           : Look at that building!

      Havis          : Wow, …

       Salsa           : Yeah. It’s the biggest building in this town.

a.       How big is the building?

b.       What a big building!

c.       How nice building!

d.       What pretty the building is!






Text 6 for questions no. 26-27


The Sahara Desert is the largest desert in the world. It is bigger than the four next largest deserts put together. It is as vast as the whole of the United States of America including most of Alaska and nearly as big as the whole of Europe.


The Sahara desert was once green with trees and plants. Giraffes, elephants, and rhinos wandered across it. We know this because they are shown in rock paintings found in south-east Algeria, drawn thousands of years ago.


Even as recently as the 1820s a French explorer heard lions roaring in the forest where now there is only desert. The world’s deserts are growing bigger. The Sahara is growing by 1.5 million hectares every year. That is an area three quarter the size of Wales every year, or four football fields every minute.

                                                                                              (Source: 1000 Fantastic Facts)


26. The communicative purpose of the text above is …

         a. to share an amusing incidents with the readers.

       b. to inform the readers the beauty of the desert

       c. to describe the Sahara Desert

       d. to persuade people to go to Sahara Desert



27. The followings are TRUE about Sahara Desert EXCEPT …

         a. It is the largest desert in the world

       b. It is larger than United States

       c. It becomes larger and larger

       d. It had many animals thousands years ago.


28. “We know this because they are shown in rock paintings.” (paragraph 2)

      The word ‘they’ in the sentence above refers to …

a.       the Sahara desert

b.       the plants

c.       the paintings

d.       the animals


29. Ardi          : I didn’t see your car yesterday. Where was it?

     Linda        : It … by my brother.

a.       borrowed

b.       is borrowed

c.       was borrowed

d.       has borrowed


30. Nanik       : What does your father do every afternoon?

     Indah        : He … in the living room.

a.       read newspapers

b.       reads magazines

c.       is reading newspapers

d.       was reading magazines


Text 7



              Snakes are reptiles. They belong to the same group as lizards (the scaled group, Squamata) but form a sub-group of their own (Serpentes)



Snakes have two legs but a long time ago they had claws to help them slither along. Snakes are not slimy. They are covered in scales which are just bumps on the skin. Their skin is hard and glossy to reduce friction as the snake slither along the ground.




Most snakes live in the country. Some types of snakes live in trees, some live in water, but most live on the ground in deserted rabbit burrows, in thick, long grass and in old logs. A snake’s diet usually consists of frogs, lizards, and mice and other snakes. The Anaconda can eat small crocodile and even wild boards.

Many snakes protect themselves with their fangs. Boa Constrictors can give you a bear hug which is so powerful it can crush every single bone in your body. Some snakes are protected by scaring their enemies away like the Cobra. The flying snakes glided away from danger. Their ribs spread apart and the skin stretches out. Its technique is just like sugar gliders.

Text source: Derewianka, 1990





31. What is the main idea of the text?

      a. Snakes are reptile

      b.Snakes have two legs

      c.Most snakes live in the country

      d.Many snakes protect themselves with their fangs


32. Paragraph … describes about the  physical description   of snakes.

      a.  one                    b. two               c. three             d. four


 33. The following statements are true except….

       a. All snakes live in the country.

       b. Snakes can be found mostly in the ground

       c. Cobras protect  themselves by scarring their enemies away

       d. A snake does not only eat frogs and lizards but also other snake


34.    “A snake’s diet  usually consists of frogs, lizards, and mice and other    snakes.” (Paragraph 4).  The word diet  has the same meaning as ….

a.       enemy               b. predator       c.  prey              d. friend


35.         X : Look, the snake is eating our rabbit.

   Let’s kill it.

Y : No, …. The snake belongs to endanger species. It’s protected by government. Let it go.

a. I believe it

b. It’s a good idea  

c. It’s not a good idea

d. I am not sure about that



Text 8

                One day, a young wanderer got lost in a wood. Suddenly he saw  a light from  an old hut. He knocked on the door, and an old woman opened it. She was crying . She said that  the devil had stolen her magic candle. The candle could grant  anything she asked.  The wanderer asked her  where the devil  lived. “In a castle  not far from  here,” said the old woman.


            The wanderer went to the castle. There he found the devil, but  he was old and weak. Therefore when the wanderer grabbed  the magic candle  from the devil’s table and ran away, he couldn’t chase him.


            But the wanderer was not a kind man.  He didn’t return the candle  to the old woman, but kept it for himself. He lit the candle and made a wish, “I want to go far away from here.” Suddenly genies appeared  and took him  to a beautiful palace.  There was a party  in the palace . The wanderer wanted  to make some money. So he lit the candle  again and wished  for some jewelry. He sold them to the guests  and was soon making a lot of money.  Then the Princes came to buy the jewelry, but there  was nothing left. The wanderer felt in love  with her and asked her to marry him. The kind Princes said yes, and they got married the next day. In his happiness, the wanderer told the princes  about his adventure  and the magic candle. Hearing that, the Princes got very angry. At night she lit the candle and wished that the wanderer  disappear.


            In the morning the wanderer awoke and found himself back in his ugly house in the village.


(Adapted from Fun Plus 05)


36. What does the text above tell about? It tells about….

            a. an old hut

            b. an old womqn

            c. a magic candle

            d. a kind young wanderer


37. The wanderer found …when he got in the castle.

            a. an old woman   b. a kind princes   c. a genie   d. an old devil


38.  How often did the wanderer light the candle for his wishes?

            a. one   b. two   c. three    d. four


39.  What’s the moral value of the story above?

            a. To be rich is not important

            b. To be kind is not  important

            c. It is very important for everyone to become rich

            d. It is  very important for everyone to become kind


40.    X : Why are you crying old woman, what’s the matter with you.

       Y : I’ve lost my magic candle, young wanderer.

            Yesterday an old devil came to my hut and … it from me.

       X : Okay, please  don’t cry anymore. Let me find him and take the candle    back to you

          a. steal    b. stole    c. stolen      d. steals


Text 9


Do you like making snack by yourself? What kind of snack do you like? Well, …do you like making jelly snack? If you do, you may choose one kind of it, Nutrijell.  

How do you make it? Now, follow these instructions:

 Prepare a sachet of Nutrijell powder, a pan, three and half glasses of water five spoonfuls of sugar depending on your taste, and some jelly moulds.

First, mix well jelly powder with five spoonful of sugar. After that, pour the mixture into seven hundred ml of water, stir till dissolved and boil. Then, pour the solution into the jelly moulds. Wait a few minutes until cool. The jelly snack is ready.


41. Why did the writer write the passage?

a.       To entertain readers

b.       To show how to make Nutrijel

c.       To describe what the Nutrijel is

d.       To inform the readers about what happened


42. To make Nutrijel we need the materials such as ….

            a.  nutrijel powder, water, sugar

            b.  nutrijel powder, water, sugar, sachet

            c.  nutrijel powder, water, sugar, sachet, pan

            d.  nutrijel powder, water, sugar, sachet, pan, moulds


43. Which one belongs to the third stage of making Nutrijel?

            a. Prepare a sachet of Nutrijel powder

            b. Pour the solution into the jelly moulds

            c. Mix well jelly powder with five spoonful of sugar.

            d. Pour the mixture into  seven hundred ml of water.


44. The word … in the text above means “stir”.

         a. pour    b. mix  c. boil    d. prepare


45. Astri       :    First, mix well jelly powder with five spoonful of sugar, then pour the    mixture into seven hundred ml of water.

     Alya :    We have to stir the mixture till dissolved, …we?

     Astri        :   That’s right. Then, boil the mixture,  pour into the jelly moulds, wait a few minutes until cool, and the jelly snack is ready.

a. do     b. don’t    c. did    d. didn’t



Last Sunday I (46) … up very late. I looked out of the window.

It was dark (47)…very silent  outside. “What a day!”  I Thought. “ It was raining again”

Just then , the telephone rang. It was my aunt Lucy. She asked (48) … if  I was



46.  a. get           b. got  c. gotten            d. getting

47.  a. but           c. or                d. and               e. if

48.  a. me           c. my  d. mine f. I









49. Identify the jumbled sentences below:


1 . When we got to the river we found a cool place to sit and watch the races.

  1. We had a great day.

3.  One Sunday, my family and I went to see the speedboat race on the river.

4.  After the first races had been run, we had lunch while we watched the champions race

  1. We could not only watch the races but also the beautiful scenery of the river












     The suitable arrangement of the jumbled sentences above is ….

a.  4-2-1-3-5   b. 3-1-5-4-2   c. 3-1-5-4-2   d. 4-1-3-5-2


50. Study the data below:




Number Of racers




First Race

Second Race

Third Race





The second race had  the … racers of all.

a. most     b. fewer    c. more              c. fewest





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