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WHO: Chronic Illnesses will threaten the world


Chronic diseases such as cancer and heart attack, leading killers in rich countries, will strike hundreds of millions of people in developing nations in an unfolding global epidemic.

The outlook is a crisis of suffering on a global scale. Some 24 million people die each year ferom chronic conditions, nearly half of the global total of deaths from all causes.

The WHO’s 1997 world health report warns that cancer cases will double in developing countries, and jump by 40 percent in richer ones with about 15 million people estimated to develop cancer in 2020, compared with about 100 people a year presently.

One key reason is that people in poorer countries are now acquiring many of unhealthy lifestyles and behaviours of the industrialized world: sedentary occupations, inadequate physical activity, unsatisfactory diets, consumption of tobacco, alcohol and drugs.


01.  What is the suitable title for this text?

a. The stars             b. The orbits                 c. The Greeks                  d. The Planets               e. The wanderers


02.  The planets in our solar system travel ….

a. around the stars   c. in one movement       e. in elliptical orbits

b.around the circles d. from one position to another


Text 2


ASEAN continues to be one of the rapidly growing regions in the world, evidenced by a high rate of economic growth at annual average of about 7 percent during the past three decades, which has been due to a combination of demand and supply-side factors.

While in the past, domestic demand has contributed to a large extent to the total demand

Insecticide can be inorganic or organic, that is natural or synthetic . Inorganic insecticides containing fluoride, are only moderately effective, and no longer widely used, although pyrethrum, which is safe around pets, is still employed to some extent against household and garden insects. Nearly all use of insecticides is discouraged or forbidden in all countries on the world because they remain active in the environment long after their functional use.

Herbicides, like insecticides, can be divided on the basis of their function. There is the sort that sterilize the soil and clears and maintains the ground free of all plant growth. Another kills selectively, without harming desirable plants, for example the herbicide, kills but spare grasses. A third one kills all kinds of plants but does not sterilize the soil and plants can later be grown in the same ground. Then there are called systematic herbicides that are applied to foliage or stems and are transported through the plant to kill the roots.

One can also divide the herbicides according to the time of application: for example, a preplanting, a pre emergence, and a post emergence herbicide.


03.  …. are food for huge numbers of small animals that also live near the surface.

a. Very small plants and animals.         c. The ocean mammals              e. Big plants

b.Big animals.         d. The smallest animal


04.  Paragraph three tells us about ….

a. the life of whales  c. the movement of whales           e. the migration of whales

b.the size of whales d. three kinds of whales


05.  The main information of the passage is that ….

a. most plants are food for animals

b.the colour of the largest whales is blue

c. the female whales give birth in the shallow and warm water

d.the great size fish also eat plankton

e. millions of plants and animals live in the sea


06.  Which statement is True according to the text?

a. The turtles eat jellyfish.

b.The turtles lay their eggs in the seabed.

c. The sharks posses a powerful sting.

d.The Californian grey whales immigrate to the Arctic in winter.

e. The humpback whale is the largest animals in the sea.






07.  The word “despite” in paragraph two could be replaced by ….

a. Therefore            b. referring                    c. in spite of                     d. except                      e. in stead of


Text 3


Handicraft-making is a common past time and occupation in Indonesia, especially among village folk. There is a wide range of materials which can be used for this purpose. They include wood, sea-shells, leather, bamboo, and rattan.

Horn-carving is a popular handicraft in Pucang, Secang sub-district in Magelang, Central Java. It is said that almost the whole populations here are skilled in this art. In fact, about thirty-five families in this place actually make their living by carving things from the horns of buffaloes or cows.

Mr. Mangundihardjo is one of the horn-carvers of Pucang. He has been engaged in this trade for more than thirty years. It was his father who had given him early training. Now, Mr. Mangundihardjo has a workshop where he has eight people working on him. He and his staff normally produce one thousand carvings each day. However, this is not a record for a single day. For example, they one received an order for one hundred and forty-two thousand combs to be completed within one month. Mr. Mangundihardjo is happy to say that he managed to deliver the goods on time. However, he still believes that quality is everything. That is why he always tells his staff that it is important to produce quality products.

Mr. Mangundihardjo’s workshop not only handles single large orders such as the one mentioned above, but he also displays individual items at his workshop, where tourist often come to buy souvenirs. If they wish to buy more of the articles, they may then place an order for them.

Mr. Mangundihardjo does not find it hard to obtain raw materials. His workshop needs about two tones of horns a day. He buys the horns from Jakarta and Ujungpandang. Most expensive are “albino” buffalo horns, which cost seven hundred rupiahs each kilo. Ordinary buffalo horns are bought for two hundred and seventy five rupiahs each kilo. Cow horns, at one hundred rupiahs each kilo, are the cheapest.


08.  These words are related to farming, EXCEPT ….

a. live stock             b. extensive farming                     c. irrigation       d. stock exchange         e. type of soil


09.  The practice of intensive and extensive agriculture is the main idea of paragraph ….

a. 2                         b. 3                              c. 4                                 d. 5                              e. 6  


10.  The text tells us about ….

a. intensive agriculture                         c. types of farming                                      e. specialized farms

b.extensive agriculture                        d. the important factors in farming


11.  “They” may be classified in several different ways ….” (paragraph 3). The underlined word refers to ….

a. crops                   b. plants                       c. farms                           d. cows                        e. animals


Text 4


Red Cross and Red Crescent, in full: International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, formerly (until 1986) International Red Cross – humanitarian agency with national affiliates in almost every country in the world – first established to care for victims of battle in time of war but later aiding in the prevention and relief of human suffering generally. Its peacetime activities include first aid, accident prevention, water safety, training or nurses aids and mother’s assistant and maintenance of maternal and child welfare centres and medical clinics, blood banks, and numerous other services. The Red Cross is the name used in countries under nominally Christian sponsorship; Red Crescent (adopted on the insistence of the Ottoman Empire in 1906) is the name used in Muslim countries.

The Red Cross out of the work of Jean Henri Dunant, a Swiss humanitarian, who at the Battle of Solferino, in June 1859, organized emergency aid services for wounded Austrian and French. In his book Un Souvenir de Solferino (1862: “A memory of Soferino”) he proposed the formation in all countries of voluntary relief societies, and in 1864, the first societies came into being.

The Geneva Convention of 1864, the first multilateral agreement on the Red Cross, committed signatory governments to care for the wounded of war, whether they are enemies or friends. Later, this convention was revised, and new conventions were adopted to protect victims of welfare at sea (1907), prisoners of war (1929) and civilians in time of war (1949).

The worldwide structure of the Red Cross and Red Crescent consists of the International Committee of the Red Cross (Comite Interantional de la Croix-Rouge); the League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Ligue des Societes de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge); and the national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. The international committee is an independent council of 25 Swiss citizens with headquarters in Geneva. During wartime the committee acts as an intermediary among belligerents and also among national Red Cross Societies. It also visits prisoners in war camps and provides relief supplies, mail and information for their relatives. The l\League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which has a secretariat in Geneva helps provide relief after natural disaster and aids in the development of national societies.


12.  What did the boatman give to the hermit?

a. Fruit tree                                        c. Padi plants                            e. Some padi seeds      

b.Some food                                     d. Some weeds


13.  The main idea of paragraph 5 is that ….

a. the succession of padi harvest.                 d. the villagers grew weeds instead of padi plants.

b.the hermit should clear the land.                e. the seeds should be sown before the rains came.

c. the hermit was successful as a farmer.


14.  Why did the padi plants turn into weeds?

a. The hermit got angry with the villagers.                   

b.The hermit stopped growing the padi plants.           

c. The villagers grew weeds instead of padi plants.     

d.The villagers took home as much padi as they could.

e. The hermit shouted ordering the padi plants to stop growing.


15.  One day, the hermit became so tired of harvesting the padi that he shouted …. (the last paragraph)

The antonym of ‘shouted’ is ….

a. said                     b. cried                         c. laughed                        d. screamed                  e. whispered


16.  Which statement is true about the hermit?

a. He lived in a small town in Sumatra.                                                d. He died in the jungle when there was a drought.

b.He went to the village to ask for some food.            e. He hated begging though there was nothing to eat.

c. He liked to give the villagers fruit and padi.


Text 5


Trappists are monks who are not allowed to preach or to teach. Their lives are devoted to meditation, studying and reading.

In 1949, one group of Trappists fled to Hong Kong from china, leaving behind their houses and their dairy industry. They dressed themselves as labourers and carried only a few possessions.

Here,  the monks had to start a new life. They found it difficult to obtain food and they had nowhere to live; but somehow they managed with the help of the community and charitable organizations. It was not until 1995 that the Hong Kong government granted them land on Lantao island.

The monks are not allowed to beg for a living, so they had to work very hard on the island. They started a dairy farm, kept about five hundred chickens and started growing their own vegetables.

A large part of work of the Trappists is concerned with their dairy. The cows are fed regularly, milked and kept healthy. The dairy, which produces about two thousands bottles of milk a day, brings the monks their main income. The monks sell about half of the milk to a large hotel in Hong Kong, while hospitals and schools buy the rest. The monks also earn some money by selling eggs. Sometimes, the Trappists sell some of their cattle. The monks themselves do not eat meat, however, as they are vegetarians.


17.  The Trappists are forbidden to ….

a. obtain food.                                    c. work very hard                     e. start a dairy farm

b.grow vegetables.                             d. beg for a living


18.  What is the text about?

a. The monks who never preach and teach.                 d. the vegetarian monks.

b.The trappists on Lantao island.                                e. the trappists’s new life on Lantao island.

c. The trappists’ dairy product.


19.  What is the main idea of the last paragraph?

a. Managing the dairy is the Trappists’ main job.         d. The Trappists sell egs for a living.

b.The monks provide milk to a large hotel.                 E. Most of the Trappists’ work is related to their dairy

c. The Trappists feed the cows regularly.


20.  The Trappists are monks who are not allowed to preach or to teach. (the first paragraph).

The word ‘allowed” means ….

a. advised                b. ordered                    c. permitted                           d. suggested           e. instructed  


21.  A man a must have at least one hundred and sixty five centimetres height. It is the …. of height required for recruits to the police force.

a. requirement         b. standard                   c. qualification                        d. certificate            e. guarantee


22.  There is a big …. building two bridges here. It needs a big fund to finish them.

a. plan                     b. schedule                   c. project                         d. scheme                     e. program


23.  Some certain goods must be put into the …. before it is carried from one place to the others in the domestic or foreign delivery. It is a large metal box.

a. trolley                  b. equipment                 c. tanker                          d. container                  e. cargo





24.  A modern carpenter uses electrical drill. He will fit …. into a drill or brace before boring or drilling holes.

a. needle                 b. sword                       c. bit                                d. dagger                      e. knife


25.  …. is an instrument for reproducing sound from disc and often connected to an external loud speaker.

a. record player       b. radio               c. video tape recorder               d. tape recorder            e. television


26.  …. suggests that the population of this country will be doubled in ten years’ time.

a. demography        b. statistics                    c. geography                    d. geophysics                e. topography


27.  …. is an art of making and decorating pottery. These articles are made of porcelain, clay, etc.

a. carvings               b. sculptures                 c. relieves                              d. ceramics             e. decorations


28.  A musical instrument in gamelan orchestra which is made of metal and has very big disc form with a turned rim is called ….

a. tambourine          b. cymbals                    c. gong                            d. drum                        e. timpani


29.  …. of rights regulates the rights and responsibility of the citizens in one country.

a. decree                 b. amendment               c. petition                              d. proposal             e. bill


30.  Indonesia needs …. government in politic and economy to be able to escape from some crises.

a. stable                  b. healthy                      c. solid                            d. legitimate                  e. legal


31.  Tuti      : Tomorrow will be my birthday.

Dewi    : Will you hold a party?

Tuti      : Of course.

Dewi    : Let’s have our teacher …. Us for the party.

a. Joining                 b. joined                       c. join                              d. being joined              e. joins


32.  Ria       : We’ll have to steam rice for dinner.

Yanto   : Why? What’s happened with the rice cooker?

Ria       : It is broken

Yanto   : …. then.

a. We’ll get it repaired                        c. We’ll get someone repair it          e. We’ll have it to repair

b.We’ll have repaired it                      d. We’ll have someone repaired it


33.  X   : Did you come to Jane’s party?

Y   : I wish I had gone there. I had a terrible headache.

From the dialogue we may conclude that the second speaker …. to Jane’s party.

a. didn’t come         b. doesn’t come            c. would come                       d. has come            e. had come


34.  Riko  : I can’t go to the game with you this afternoon.

Yudi  : Really? That’s too bad. But I wish you …. me sooner so that I could have found someone else to go with.

a. were telling          b. told                          c. had told                       d. have told                  e. would tell


35.  X : Why do you look sad?

Y : I got 5 for my English test.

X : ….

a. You should have studied well.         c. You may prepare it.                    e. You can study well if you like.

b.You have prepared before              d. You have studied hard.


36.  Indah    : Is the new edition of this book already available?

Mirna   : Not yet, ….

a. it is printing                                     c. it is being printed                   e. it was printed has printed                                   d. it has been printed


37.  Gina  : Will you invite all your friends to come to your party?

Fina   : Yes, I will. …. it is difficult for me to realize it.

Gina  : Why do you think that?

Fina   : Because most of my friends have studied in other cities.

a. Although              b. In spite of                 c. Despite                              d. Since                  e. As






38.  Nadia : Did you get any trouble in interviewing yesterday?

Lidya : No. Not at all.

From the dialogue above Nadia wanted to know …. in interviewing the day before.

a. if she had got some trouble                       c. she got some trouble          e. why she got some trouble

b.whether she got some trouble                   d. did she get any trouble


39.  Hardi : Why don’t you like to stand in a long queue?

Imam : Because it makes me ….

a. boredom             b. bored                       c. boring                          d. bore                         e. bores


40.  Wendy : Anton knew a lot about you. ….

Nendy : I deny that. I never talked to him about me.

a. You might have told him.                 c. You could have told him.       e. You would have told him.

b.You must have told him.                  d. You should have told him.


41.  Waldy : What do you thing about Mr. Hardi?

Cindy   : I regard ….

a. him as my own father.                     c. him my own father                 e. as my own father him he is my own father.                    d. my own father as him


42.  Tina   : When does the postman usually deliver the letter ?

Lily    : ….

a. The letter was delivered yesterday.                          d. The postman was delivered yesterday.                  

b.The postman is delivered every day.                                                e. The letter delivers the postman every day.

c. The letter is delivered every day.


43.  Lawyers : Tom, your wife wants to get a half of the property, the investment and also the children.

Tom        : I don’t get along with that. She claims too much, I think.

The underlined expression shows ….

a. disagreement                                           c. uncertainty                         e. denial

b.impossibility                                             d. inability


44.  Waiter     : What do you think of our “honey roasted chicken”?

Customer : …. with the dishes you served me.

a. I’m disappointed                             c. I hate it                                       e. I’m really displeased

b.I’m very satisfied                            d. I don’t enjoy it


45.  Aunti    : Have you heard that you have been promoted to a higher position?

Weny   : Oh, …. Thank God.

a. It’s nuisance                                   c. I haven’t heard about it               e. It’s really wonderful

b.It is terrible                                     d. I’m sorry to hear that


46.  X : Tom, Are you sure that we are going to have a math test next Monday ?

Y : …. We’ve finished lesson 5, haven’t we?

a. I hope so                                        c. I’m happy to hear that           e. I am 100 percent about it

b.I agree with that                              d. It’s out of the question


47.  Boss        : Are you sure that you can deal with complaints from angry clients?

Salesman : I’d say I’m capable of doing that.

The salesman wants to tell us that he has the …. to deal with angry people.

a. opportunity          b. ability              c. quality           d. capacity        e. reliability


48.  Ary   : We have involved ourselves in this research for many days. Do you think it will be successful?

Rino  : …., but I hope so.

a. Certainly                                         c. I am convinced                     e. I can’t say that for sure.

b.I am certain                                    d. There is no doubt


49.  1. A team must try for a goal within 30 seconds after possessing the ball.

2. Players are not allowed to leave the court without permission.

3. Each team may have up to ten players.

4. Only five of them may play at the same time.

5. The ball may be thrown but it mustn’t be carried or kicked.

a. 3 – 5 – 1 – 4 – 2                            c. 3 – 1 – 4 – 5 – 2                  e. 3 – 4 – 2 – 5 - 1

b.3 – 1 – 4 – 2 – 5                            d. 3 – 2 – 4 – 5 - 1


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