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Soal Ulangan Akhir Semester 1 Kelas XII Bahasa Inggris tahun 2011/2012 dilengkapi dengan listening dapat didownload di bawah ini :

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Berikut kami sediakan soal - soal per jenis teks. Insya Allah soal telah kami susun dengan memperhatikan materi, konstruksi, dan bahasa yang baku. Setiap jenis teks kami sediakan 5 - 10 pertanyaan dengan kontruksi indikator sebagai berikut :

1. Menentukan tema/topik bacaan
2. Menentukan pikiran utaman paragraf
3. Menentukan informasi tertentu
4. Menentukan informasi rinci tersurat
5. Menentukan informasi tersirat
6. Menentukan rujukan kata
7. Menenyukan makna kata/frase/kalimat
8. Menentukan tujuan komunikatif teks

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A beggar found a leather purse that someone had dropped in the marketplace. Opening it, he discovered that it contained 100 pieces of gold. Then he heard a merchant shout, "A reward! A reward to the one who finds my leather purse!"
Being an honest man, the beggar came forward and handed the purse to the merchant saying, "Here is your purse. May I have the reward now?"
"Reward?" scoffed the merchant, greedily counting his gold. "Why the purse I dropped had 200 pieces of gold in it. You've already stolen more than the reward! Go away or I'll tell the police."
"I'm an honest man," said the beggar defiantly. "Let us take this matter to the court."
In court the judge patiently listened to both sides of the story and said, "I believe you both. Justice is possible! Merchant, you stated that the purse you lost contained 200 pieces of gold. Well, that's a considerable cost. But, the purse this beggar found had only 100 pieces of gold. Therefore, it couldn't be the one you lost."
And, with that, the judge gave the purse and all the gold to the beggar.

26. The passage mainly tells about ….
A. a beggar
B. a stolen purse
C. an honest beggar
D. a reward of stolen purse
E. a beggar and a merchant

27. A beggar is ….
A. a person asked for money for living
B. a person sold something for living
C. a man stole the purse
D. a place sold the purse
E. a very smart person

28. What is the character of the merchant?
A. Deceitful.
B. Honest
C. Clever.
D. Smart.
E. Calm.

29. Which paragraph told that the merchant was deceiving?
A. Paragraph 1.
B. Paragraph 2.
C. Paragraph 3.
D. Paragraph 4.
E. Paragraph 5.

30. Why did the beggar return the purse to the beggar? Because he ….
A. had counted the 100 pieces of gold
B. heard the merchant saying
C. wanted to get the reward
D. had opened the purse
E. was an honest man

31. Which of the following statement is true?
A. The beggar got 100 pieces of gold.
B. The purse contained 200 pieces of gold.
C. The merchant admitted losing 100 pieces of gold.
D. The beggar wanted to hide the purse in the marketplace.
E. The court couldn’t solve the problem between the beggar and the merchant.

32. Therefore, it couldn't be the one you lost. (par.6). The underlined word refers to ….
A. the court
B. the purse
C. the beggar
D. the merchant
E. the 100 pieces gold

33. … he discovered that it contained 100 pieces of gold. (par.1) The underlined word means ….
A. funded
B. found
C. fixed
D. took
E. put

34. From the text, we know that ….
A. the beggar was very greedy
B. the purse belonged to the merchant
C. the merchant was a very good person
D. the court could solve the problem wisely
E. the court concluded the purse belonged to the merchant

35. What is the moral value of the passage?
A. Be a humble man.
B. Don’t beg to a mean person.
C. Deceiving makes more benefits.
D. Honesty brings more advantages.
E. Being a beggar is valuable for living.

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Acid rain is rain that is highly acidic because of sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides, and other air pollutants dissolved in it. Normal rain is slightly acidic, with a pH of 6. Acid rain may have a pH value as low as 2.8.
Acid rain can severely damage both plant and animal life. Certain lakes, for example, have lost all fish and plant life because of acid rain.
Acid rain comes from sulphur in coal and oil. When they burn, they make sulphur dioxide (SO2 ). Most sulphur leaves factory chimneys as the gaseous sulphur dioxide (SO2 ) and most nitrogen is also emitted as one of the nitrogen oxides (NO or NO2 ), both of which are gases. The gases may be dry deposited–absorbed directly by the land, by lakes or by the surface vegetation. If they are in the atmosphere for any time, the gases will oxidise (gain an oxygen atom) and go into solution as acids. Sulphuric acid (H2 SO4 ) and the nitrogen oxides will become nitric acid (HNO3 ). The acids usually dissolve in cloud droplets and may travel great distances before being precipitated as acid rain. Catalysts such as hydrogen peroxide, ozone and ammonium help promote the formation of acids in clouds. More ammonium (NH4 ) can be formed when some of the acids are partially neutralised by airborne ammonia (NH3 ). Acidication increases with the number of active hydrogen (H+) ions dissolved in acid. Hydrocarbons emitted by for example, car exhausts will react in sunlight with nitrogen oxides to produce ozone. Although it is invaluable in the atmosphere, low level ozone causes respiratory problems and also hastens the formation of acid rain. When acid rain falls on the ground it dissolves and liberates heavy metals and aluminium (Al). When it is washed into lakes, aluminium irritates the outer surfaces of many fish. As acid rain falls or drains into the lake the pH of the lake falls. Forests suffer the effect of acid rain through damage to leaves, through the loss of vital nutrients, and through the increased amounts of toxic metals liberated by acid, which damage roots and soil micro organisms.
Taken from Science and Technology Encycopedia, 1998
1.    What is the text mainly about?
A.    The definition of acid rain.
B.     The process of acid rain.
C.     The effect of acid rain.
D.    Acid rain.
E.     Rain.

2.      The acid of normal rain is … than the acid rain.
A.    higher
B.     lower
C.     denser
D.    severer
E.     the same

3.      The third paragraph tells about ….
A.    acid rain damages environment
B.     how acid rain endangers life
C.     how acid rain occurs
D.    the cause of acid rain
E.     the acid rain cause

4.      What is the result of the burning of the coal and oil?
A.    ammonium
B.     nitric acid
C.     sulphuric acid
D.    sulphur dioxide
E.     airbone ammonia

5.      The sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides will …. in the air.
A.    be absorbed directly by the vegetation
B.     dissolved in the lake water and land
C.     emit another sulphur gas
D.    radiate an oxygen atom
E.     gain an oxygen atom

6.      Which of the following is not true about acid rain?
A.    It contains lower pH than the normal rain.
B.     It has higher pH than the normal rain
C.     It can damage animal and plant life.
D.    It contains dangerous gases.
E.     It endangers water life.

7.      ….  is dangerous for the scale of fish in the lake.
A.    Acid rain
B.     Heavy metal
C.     Alumunium
D.    Vital nutrient
E.     Sulphuric acid

8.      What is the purpose of the text?
A.    To report the acid rain in genera.l
B.     To explain the process of acid rain.
C.     To persuade the reader to prevent acid rain.
D.    To discuss the danger of acid rain in the air.
E.     To present two different opinion on acid rain process.

9.      If they are in the atmosphere for any time, …. The italic word can be best replaced by ….
A.    oil and coal
B.     land and air
C.     sulphur oxides
D.    nitrogen oxides
E.     sulphur and nitrogen oxides

10.  Acid rain can severely damage both plant and animal life. The bold word has the closest meaning to ….
A.    harm
B.     hang
C.     endow
D.    produce
E.     develop

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Most people agree that some form of family limitation or spacing is desirable for the good of the family and society. But individuals and groups– especially religious groups–differ sharply on the methods of birth control that they consider moral and acceptable.
Couples that practice birth control do so for various reasons. They may want to limit or space their children, or to have no children at all. Young couples often postpone having children so that both partners can work full-time. Other couples space their children so they can give each child as much attention as possible. Some women are advised by their doctors to avoid pregnancy for health reasons. In many countries with rapidly growing populations, the government encourages couples to limit the size of their families.
Even though birth control has gained in acceptance, opposition to the practice is continuous. Some people fear that birth control encourages sexual relations outside marriage or that government might impose birth control. Some religious groups oppose birth control on moral grounds.
Some religious groups teach that artificial methods of birth control are immoral because they separate the two purposes of intercourse in marriage–conjugal love and the procreation of children. Although they oppose all artificial birth control, they consider natural family planning acceptable.
Adapted from The World Book Encyclopedia, 2007
1.      What does the text discuss about?
A.    Family planning.
B.     The disagreement to birth control
C.     Reason to support family limitation
D.    The two different opinion on birth control
E.     The religious group which disagree to birth control

2.      The issue of the text is ….
A.    government’s population program
B.     family planning programs
C.     family limitation
D.    birth control
E.     sex control

3.      Which of the following reason do not support birth control?
A.    To limit the family size
B.     To space the children birth.
C.     To avoid high family budget.
D.    To avoid a risk-health pregnancy.
E.     To share much attention to the children.

4.      Some women should prevent pregnancy because of … reason.
A.    unacceptable
B.     immoral
C.     artificial
D.    limited
E.     health

5.      The religious group feels objected to the birth control because they….
A.    think it doesn’t the government programs
B.     believe it is an immoral practice
C.     believe it is not natural practice
D.    dread to the health problem
E.     are very conservatives

6.      Other couples space their children so they can give each child as much attention as possible. (par.2) The bold word refer to ….
A.    couples
B.     women
C.     families
D.    people
E.     children

7.      Young couples often postpone having children ….(par.2) The bold word means ….
A.    suspect
B.     suspend
C.     respect
D.    direct
E.     recall

8.      According to religious group ….
A.    artificial methods of birth control is acceptable
B.     traditional methods of birth control can be accept
C.     sex intercourse outside the marriage is permitted
D.    intercourse in marriage doesn’t to create children
E.     conjugal love in the marriage is immoral practice

9.      From the text, we can conclude that ….
A.    everyone doesn’t agree to family limitation
B.     the government doesn’t support birth control
C.     the religious group agree of using artificial contraception
D.    some women must not pregnant because of health reason
E.     young couples don’t want to have many children because they are very busy

10.  What is the communicative purpose of the text?
A.    Report the birth control in Indonesia
B.     Persuade the reader to do birth control
C.     Present two different views on birth control
D.    Amuse the readers with birth control opinions
E.     Ensure the birth control runs well in Indonesia
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Undead, unwed and I also wish I could say unread! Okay so here I think I have finally sunk to the bottom of the barrel to try to catch up and complete my challenge. I do have a bit of a thing for vampire novels! And that said I bought three different first in the series, to see if it would help me catch up and bring me back to target.
Seriously, this was one of the trashiest novels I have ever read! It was OK and fun, but I feel like a complete fraud and fake adding this to the list of books I’ve read this year! But I did nevertheless read it! So it’s gonna be added.
Maybe one day when I’ve forgotten how bad this book was and just how trashy, I’ll read a few more in the series! But seriously guys I wouldn’t recommend it!
Taken from
1.    The text mainly tells about ….
A.    a vampire novel
B.     a very bad novel
C.     an opinion on a novel
D.    a review on Undead and Unwed
E.     a review on Undead and Unwed movie

2.    The second paragraph mainly told ….
A.    the writer bought three novel
B.     the writer  fond of vampire novel
C.     the writer thought the novel was very bad
D.    the writer thought the novel was fun and OK
E.     the writer didn’t recommend the readers read it

3.    The Undead an Unwed is ….
A.    an horror novel
B.     an romantic novel
C.     very interesting novel
D.    not a sequence novel
E.     made into the movie

4.    Which of the following statement does not represent the writer’s opinion?
A.    The novel is very trashy.
B.     It really good and interesting novel.
C.     I will not add this novel to my book list.
D.    Don’t read this novel or you will be upset.
E.     I do really want to forget this bad novel soon.

5.    The following statement is not true ….
A.    the writer liked vampire novel very much
B.     the writer bought three novel in series
C.     the writer finished reading the novel
D.    the writer could satisfy his target
E.     the novel is not interesting

6.     In general, the writer ….
A.    suggested the readers to buy the novel
B.     recommended the readers to read the novel
C.     didn’t recommend the readers to read the novel
D.    didn’t recommend the readers to review the novel
E.     suggested to collect the first three different series

7.    But seriously guys I wouldn’t recommend it! (par.3) The sentence means ….
A.    the reader shouldn’t recommend him to be seriously
B.     the writer didn’t oppose the idea of the novel
C.     the writer recommended to read the novel
D.    the writer recommended to read seriously
E.     the writer didn’t suggest to read the novel

8.    The communicative purpose of the text is ….
A.    to review the novel
B.     to promote the novel
C.     to tell the story of the novel
D.    to amuse the readers with the novel
E.     to persuade the readers to buy the novel

9.    Seriously, this was one of the trashiest novels I have ever read (par.2). The bold word refers to ….
A.    Mary Janice Davidson
B.     the reviewer
C.     the reader
D.    the book
E.     the novel

10.     It can be concluded that ….
A.    Mary Janice Davidson is the main character of the novel
B.     Mary Janice Davidson is the reviewer of the book
C.     the book reviewer didn’t tell  the reader to read it
D.    the book reviewer didn’t by the book
E.     the novel is very challenging

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Berikut penulis sajikan puluhan paket soal latihan Bahasa Inggris terpadu. Soal latihan terdiri dari kumpulan soal-soal tes akhir semester maupun uji coba Ujian Nasional yang sebagian dilengkapi dengan listening.

Soal Uji Coba UN

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Paket 2

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Soal Kelas XII

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