Latihan Soal UN Bahasa Inggris SMA Terbaru

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Pembahasan Soal UN Bahasa Inggris SMA 2010

Latihan soal berikut ini sengaja dimulai dari nomor 16, karena untuk no 1 sampai 15 merupakan bagian Listening. Anda juga bisa mengunjungi laman tersebut dengan mengklik link berikut ini.


Latihan Soal Listening UN Bahasa Inggris SMA 2010

The following text is for question 16.
Dear Sue,

Please accept our sympathies on your daughter’s death, Linda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please know that we are here for you.

With love, Agnes, Kathy, and Bruce.
16. What is the message about?
     A. Expressing condolences
     B. Expressing happiness
     C. Expressing surprise
     D. Expressing prayers
     E. Expressing love

The following text is for questions 17 to 19.
Dear Mr. Shoji,

We have reviewed your application for credit, and it is our pleasure to inform you that an account has been opened for your company.

Please feel free to use your account as often as you wish. A descriptive brochure is attached which outlines the terms and conditions upon which this account has been opened.

Should your credit requirements change, or should you have any questions regarding to your new account, call this office and ask to speak to one of our account representatives. When you call, please have your account number available, in order that we might have quick access to your file.

Best regards,
17. What is the letter about?
     A. An application to open a current account
     B. An application to open a saving account
     C. Requirements to open a bank account
     D. A customer new charge credit card
     E. A company credit account approval

18. What is needed to have quick access to your file?
     A. Account representative
     B. Descriptive brochure
     C. Credit requirement
     D. Account password
     E. Account number

19. “Please feel free to use your account as often as you wish.” (paragraph 2)
What does the sentence mean?
     A. The account is free of charge
     B. Mr. Shoji is free to account his money
     C. Mr. Shoji wishes to use his account freely
     D. Mr. Shoji can open his account quite often
     E. Mr. Shoji can use his account anytime he needs

The following text is for questions 20 to 22.
Hi, guys! Our neighborhood will hold a Fund Raising Activity next month. It is intended to help victims of the landslide which happened yesterday. Everyone who is interested in this activity, please join us. You are also invited to donate your used clothes. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Maryam as chief program coordinator at her house from 07.00 a.m. - 03.00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

20. What is the announcement about?
     A. A neighborhood’s activity
     B. Ms. Maryam’s program
     C. Used clothes donation
     D. Victims of a landslide
     E. Fund Raising Activity

21. Where can Ms. Maryam accept her neighbors’ questions?
     A. At her house
     B. At her office
     C. At the neighborhood
     D. At the landslide area
     E. At the committee office

22. "If you have any question, please feel free to contact Ms. Maryam."
This setence has the same meaning as ....
     A. Ms. Maryam is always ready to give information you need
     B. Ms. Maryam is always ready to ask your questions
     C. You are not charged if you contact Ms.Maryam
     D. Ms. Maryam will give you questions freely
     E. Ms. Maryam has questions to ask

The following text is for questions 23 and 24.

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Only 5 minute away from Sanur, directly at the beach

All apartments with view to the sea, full hotel amenities

Large pools, spa, fi tness, sauna & steam, Parking, Restaurant For complete information please visit our website

Invitation – stimulation – temptation
Where: Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta (Leatris Room)
When: 15th and 16th of January 2010 (15.00—21.00 WIB)
For reservation: PT. Umadamai
Phone: +62361759958 or

For every puechase prior to 31.01.2010 we will invite the buyer for the Ground-Breaking-Ceremony
Flight from Jakarta to Bali and a luxury villa FREE
23. The text talks about ....
     A. Sunwel Beach Residences Ketewel
     B. Bali’s apartment development
     C. A dream becomes reality
     D. Hotel Mulia Senayan
     E. Prime property

24. Which of the following is not found in the advertisement?
     A. Large pools
     B. Restaurant
     C. Website
     D. Fitness
     E. Spa

The following text is for questions 25 to 28.
A farmer came across a bird with a broken wing. He picked it up, took it home and looked after it lovingly, even though his wife complained bitterly about his wasting too much time on the creature.

After some time, the wing mended and, because the bird did not want the farmer to have kept on arguing with his wife all the time, it decided to go back to its nest.

When the farmer discovered that the bird was gone, he was so upset that he went out to look for it. Eventually, he found it again, and was greeted happily by the whole family of the bird. As a sign of their thanks for his care and attention, the birds gave him a little box, and told him not to open it until he got home.

To his surprise, the farmer found the box full of precious stones. When his wife saw them, she decided that she too deserved a reward, and she went to see the birds. The birds give her a little casket, but this one was full of devils. The devils jumped on her as soon as she opened the casket and chased her away.

Left alone, the farmer went to live near his friend, the bird. There he built a hut of perfumed wood, and the birds decorated it with fl owers of every kind.
25. Which of the following statements do you agree with?
     A. The farmer chased his wife away
     B. The farmer lived happily with his wife
     C. The farmer’s wife took care of the bird
     D. The bird was very thankful to the farmer
     E. The farmer’s wife was a very kind woman

26. The farmer’s new hut was ....
     A. Well furnished
     B. Built by the birds
     C. A gift from the bird
     D. Decorated luxuriously
     E. Built of perfumed wood

27. What do we learn from the text?
     A. A gift shows kindness
     B. Sufferings bring happiness
     C. Arguing makes you distressed
     D. A good deed deserves a reward
     E. Having no heart makes you isolated

28. What is the main information discussed the third paragraph?
     A. The bird left the farmer
     B. The birds welcomed the farmer
     C. The farmer got a little casket from the birds
     D. The farmer was so angry and went out to find the bird
     E. The farmer was happy having got a box of precious stones

The following text is for questions 29 to 31.
YONKERS, Nov 12 th. A four alarm fire damaged 14 stores today in the Cross County Shopping Center, the largest shopping center in Westchester County.

Two fire investigators said the blaze apparently started in a pile of cardboard cartons at the rear of a shoe store and spread through a utilities duct above the 13 other stores. The fire started at 4.40 p.m. and was declared under control at 6.14 p.m. The center is on the Cross County Parkway at the Gov. Thomas E. Dewey Thruway.

Five fire-fi ghters were busy at the scene. Lieut. John Carey of the Yonkers Arson Squad said the cause of the fire was under investigation.
29. The text mainly tells us about ....
     A. The Yonkers Arson Squad
     B. The blaze at a shoe store
     C. A fire in the shopping center
     D. A shopping center in the cross county
     E. The largest shopping center in Westchester County

30. The fire has lasted about ....
     A. Half an hour
     B. Forty five minutes
     C. One hour
     D. One and a half hours
     E. Two hours

31. How many investigators and fire fighters were involved in the scene?
     A. Two
     B. Seven
     C. Twelve
     D. Thirteen
     E. Fourteen

The following text is for questions 32 to 34.
Ryan, my roommate, and I had a great weekend. Last Saturday we got up early and had a big breakfast. Then we took the bus to go downtown and went to an art museum. The museum opened at nine o’clock and we stayed there all morning.

We saw some beautiful paintings. We had a guide who explained everything to us. I liked all the art, but Ryan didn’t like the modern art very much. I bought copies of two paintings. I’m going to put them on the wall of my bedroom.

At one o’clock, we were hungry so we had lunch at the museum cafeteria. After lunch, we took a walk in the park near the museum. We went home at five o’clock. We were very tired, but we had a good time. On Sunday we stayed home and studied.
32. What did the writer and his roommate do last weekend?
     A. They had a big dinner
     B. They went to an art museum
     C. They watched people painting
     D. They worked part time as a guide
     E. They worked part time in a cafeteria

33. The main idea of the second paragraph is ....
     A. The museum only displayed modern art
     B. A guide accompanied the visitors
     C. The writer liked all the art displayed at the museum
     D. The guide helped visitors to buy the paintings displayed
     E. Ryan and his roommate liked all the beautiful paintings at the museum

34. Which of the following you don’t agree with about Ryan?
     A. Ryan liked all the art displayed
     B. Ryan was the writer’s roommate
     C. Ryan and the writer had a great weekend
     D. Ryan and the writer went to an art museum
     E. Ryan and the writer had lunch at the museum cafeteria

The following text is for questions 35 to 38.

Most people assume that life in the rat race is bad for your health. But reversing the traditional gender roles, being a house husband is a stressful business, according to the latest research by American scientists. By giving up their jobs in order to become house husbands, men increase their risk of heart attack or coronary disease by as much as 82%, according to research based on 10 year study of 2.500 people in Boston, USA.

According to Dr Elaine Eaker, the key to the problem is that some men became stressed about performing a role not traditionally assign to them by society. Men who stay at home tend not to have the same levels of support from friends and family as women do the same.

Jack O’Sullivan, of the Father’s Direct group, was quoted as saying: “Society expects the main career should be a woman and society is structured around that. Day care is called mother and toddler groups and some men feel awkward about belonging to those groups.

Professor Gary Cooper, a psychologist at the University of Manchester, said many men tend to underestimate the task of caring for a family. He said “Most men think being a house husband involves putting on a bit of washing, taking the kids to school and then putting their feet up with a cup of coffee.

They are crazy. Most men are not used to performing a variety of activities simultaneously (the kind of multi-tasking which is second nature to most women).”

It is estimated that men have taken over the main homemaker’s role in one in seven homes, as increasing numbers of women become the main breadwinner. The study also found that women in high-powered jobs were more likely to develop heart disease than those in more junior positions.
35. The main idea of the first paragraph is ....
     A. People living in the rat-race tend to have heart attacks
     B. The research on house-husbands health involved 2500 people
     C. Scientists did some research on the people’s health living in Boston
     D. House husbands have understandable reasons why they gave up their jobs
     E. The result of the research showed that house husbands tend to have heart attacks

36. “Some men became stressed about performing a role not traditionally assign to them by society.” (Paragraph 2)
The statement above is the result of research done by ....
     A. A psychologist
     B. Jack O’Sullivan
     C. Dr Elaine Eaker
     D. An American scientist
     E. Professor Gary Cooper

37. The purpose of the text is ....
     A. To describe what a house husband is
     B. To persuade readers not to become a house husband
     C. To report the result of a research carried on by Dr Elain Eaker
     D. To explain to readers why house husbands are subjects to heart attack
     E. To inform readers that 82% of house husbands suffer from heart attacks

38. Some house husbands become stressed because ....
     A. They are jobless
     B. They earn less than their wives
     C. Most people do not respect them
     D. They do not join the daycare groups
     E. They are not used to doing house keeping

The following text is for questions 39 and 42.
The ethnic groups in the mountain regions of southwest and central Sulawesi (Celebes) are known by the name of Toraja, which has come to mean “Those who live upstream” or “Those who live in the mountains”. Their name is in fact derived from the word Raja, which in Sanskrit means “King”. The society is hierarchically structured (the noblemen are called rengnge, the ordinary people to makaka, and the slaves to kaunan) birth determines which rank a person will occupy.

The distinctive features of the traditional houses (tongkonan) of the Toraja are the “Buffalo horns”, the roof design and the rich decoration on the walls. The buffalo is a symbol of status, courage, strength, and fi ghting spirit.

Designed as a representation of the universe, the tongkonan is constructed in three parts: the upper world (the roof), the world of humans (the middle of the building), and the underworld (the space under the fl oor). The highly distinctive roofs constructed by the Toraja have given rise to various ingenious interpretations. Certainly the roof is something of deep signifi cance for the Toraja, and even today they build “Modern” (in other words houses built with cement) houses with such roofs.
39. What is the text about?
     A. The culture of Toraja
     B. The society of Toraja
     C. The distinctive features of traditional houses
     D. The description of a traditional house of Toraja
     E. The ethnic groups of southwest and central Sulawesi

40. “... and even today they build modern ... “ (paragraph 3)
The underlined word refers to ....
     A. Raja
     B. Rengnge
     C. Society
     D. Toraja people
     E. Mountain regions

41. What are the ordinary people commonly called?
     A. Tongkonan
     B. Makaka
     C. Celebes
     D. Rengnge
     E. Kaunan

42. Which of the following does not symbolize a buffalo?
     A. Status
     B. Courage
     C. Strength
     D. Cowardice
     E. Fighting spirit

The following text is for questions 43 to 46.
Antibiotic is a drug produced by certain microbes. Antibiotics destroy other microbes that damage human tissues. They are used to treat a wide variety of diseases, including gonorrhea, tonsillitis, and tuberculosis.

Antibiotics are sometimes called “Wonder drugs” because they can cure diseases such as meningitis, pneumonia, and scarlet fever. But, when the antibiotics are overused or misused, these drugs make a person sensitive being attacked by a superbug.

Antibiotics do not always distinguish between harmless and dangerous microbes. If a drug destroys too many harmless microorganism, the pathogenic ones (the dangerous microbes) will have a greater chance to multiply. This situation often leads to the development of a new infection called suprainfection.

Extensive use of some antibiotics may damage organs and tissues. For example, streptomycin, which is used to treat tuberculosis, has caused kidney damage and deafness.

Resistance to antibiotics may be ecquired by pathogenic microbes. The resistant microbes transfer genetic material to non-resistant microbes and cause them to become resistant. During antibiotic treatment, non-resistant microbes are destroyed, but resistant types survive and multiply.

To avoid the side effect of antibiotics, you’d better not urge your doctor to prescribe antibiotics. Keep in mind that antibiotics are only useful for bacterial infections and have no effect on viruses, so they cannot be used for chicken pox, measles, and other viral diseases.
43. Which diseases cannot be cured by antibiotics?
     A. Tonsillitis
     B. Meningitis
     C. Chicken pox
     D. Tuberculosis
     E. Scarlet fever

44. What are discussed in paragraph two and four?
     A. Both paragraphs describe how antibiotics work
     B. Both paragraphs tell about the effects of misusing antibiotics
     C. Both paragraphs explain how antibiotics damage organs and tissues
     D. Paragraph two tells what causes the pathogenic microbes multiply and paragraph four tells how the un-resistant microbes become resistant
     E. Paragraph two tells how antibiotics destroy harmless microbes and paragraph four describes how the pathogenic microbes transfer genetic material to non-resistant microbes

45. Choose one from the following which is not the effect of using antibiotics improperly?
     A. Organs and tissues are damaged
     B. The pathogenic microbes multiply
     C. Harmless microorganisms are destroyed
     D. Pathogenic microbes become nonresistant
     E. New infection which is called suprainfention develops

46. “Antibiotics do not always distinguish between harmless and dangerous microbes.”(paragraph 2)
The underlined word means ....
     A. Vary
     B. Compare
     C. Correlate
     D. Contradict
     E. Differentiate

The following text is for questions 47 to 50.
Should performance enhancing drugs be accepted in sports?

The issue of using drugs to enhance athlete’s performance is controversial. Those who agree to the use of drugs in enhancing performance say that most top players in all sports take drugs to train harder and feel no pain during play. The trainers, sports doctors, nutritionists, physiotherapists, and managers of the big names make sure banned substances are taken at the safest and most efficient levels. The main effect of banning such substances has turned performers and their coaches into liars and cheaters.

On the other hand, some still believe that performance enhancing drugs in sport should be banned. Performance enhancing drugs are not only prohibited because they violate the spirit of sport but because they can damage the health of athletes.

I think the idea of allowing them in sports could lead to a situation whereby sportsmen and women are used as human guinea pigs for a constant fl ow of new, unregulated substances.
47. What argument is given by those who disagree with the use of performance enhancing drugs?
     A. Athletes health is badly affected
     B. Guinea pigs are awfully needed
     C. Athletes consume more drugs
     D. Athletes obey the rules
     E. Athletes perform better

48. According to the proponents of performance enhancing drugs, the effect of banning them is that performers become ....
     A. Losers
     B. Winners
     C. Cheaters
     D. Hooligans
     E. Supporters

49. What is the writer’s intention to write the text?
     A. To persuade readers to agree with the issue
     B. To influence readers to oppose the issue
     C. To describe performance enhancing drugs
     D. To entertain readers with the issue
     E. To expose readers with the issue

50. How does the writer feel about the performance enhancing drugs?
     A. Neutral
     B. Positive
     C. Negative
     D. Indefinite
     E. Pessimistic


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