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Latihan Ujian Nasional Bahasa Inggris SMP Tahap 1A 2018/2019

Latihan Ujian Nasional Bahasa Inggris SMP Tahap 1B 2018/2019

The following text is for numbers 1 and 2.

To : Year 7 and 8 students

Due to our plan to visit China on February 12 to 21, 2019, hereby we inform you the trip
planning timeline:
 October, 2018 : Sending a letter to parents about China trip.
 November, 2018 : Trip information meeting for parents.
 December 15, 2018 : Final payment

Please enroll yourselves to the committee in charge Ms. Afi (0852476865)

Andy Haryanto

1. What is the writer‟s intention to write the text?

A. To announce students to join the committee in China.
B. To describe students‟ travel opportunities in China.
C. To persuade students to organize China Trip.
D. To inform students about a tour program to China.

2. What should the students do if they are interested to join the program? They should ….
A. make the timeline for the trip
B. tell their parents about the trip
C. pay for the expenses to Ms.Afi
D. register themselves to Ms.Afi

The following text is for numbers 3 and 4.

Dear Diana,
Remember, we have an appointment to go to the Youth Center after school to discuss
about school supplies for students in need. I‟ll be waiting in front of the school gate. Don‟t
forget to bring the snack and drink. We will go there by bicycle.
By Alexa

3. What is the purpose of the text?

A. Reminding Diana about the meeting after school.
B. Informing Diana to wait in front of the school gate.
C. Giving information to Diana about school supplies.
D. Asking Diana to bring the snack and drink for the meeting.

4. What will Diana likely do after the class is over?

She will....
A. make an appointment
B. prepare her new bicycle
C. wait for Alexa at the Youth Center
D. get ready to leave for the meeting

The following text is for numbers 5 and 6.

Please be noticed. You must wear safety goggles when you do the experiment. Find the
administration office to go there. Consult the project submission date to your instructor. I'm
sorry I can‟t accompany you. I must attend the meeting at Green Building Council's
Center for Green Schools. We will meet again at ChemClub after 2 p.m. today.

Chemistry teacher

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5. The text is addressed to ....

A. laboratory staff
B. researcher
C. student
D. scientist

6. “Find the administration office to go there.”

The underlined word refers to ….
A. Green Building Council's Center
B. The chemistry departement
C. Green Schools
D. ChemClub

The following text is for numbers 7 to 9.

7. Where can we find such kind of text above? In/at the ….

A. pet shop
B. city zoo
C. school hall
D. police office

8. What should the readers do after reading the text?

A. Drive the cat to the Main St.
B. Contact the owner of the cat.
C. Report the lost cat to the police.
D. Visit the cat at 123 Maple Street.

9. Sam can be easily recognized … it wears blue collar.

A. because of
B. in order to
C. for
D. so

Latihan Ujian Nasional Bahasa Inggris SMP Tahap 1B 2018/2019

The following text is for numbers 10 and 11.

Come to our housewarming party

Saturday, October 20, 2018
From 5pm to 9pm
The “New” Marlowe House
6644 Hill Berry Lane
Bloomington, IL
RSVP to Meg 555-9658/
Refreshment will be provided.
Apartment living had become an old fad
so we moved out
and into our own new pad!

10. What is the writer‟s intention to write the text?

A. To ask someone to attend the writer‟s new dwelling celebration.
B. To tell someone about the writer‟s house warming party.
C. To announce the writer‟s moving to a new pad.
D. To invite someone to drop in the writer‟s new apartment.

11. What will the writer serve?

A. New pad.
B. Apartment.
C. Entertainment.
D. Food and drinks.

The following text is for numbers 12 to 14.

12. Whom is the advertisement addressed to? Consumers who ….

A. ask for mobile maids
B. require deep cleaning
C. want apartment cleaning
D. need cleaning service coupon

13. What is the special offer in the advertisement?

A. Spring cleaning for all houses.
B. Mobile maids for residences only.
C. Cleaning service for any buildings.
D. Deep cleaning for certain buildings.

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14. “Restriction may apply.”

The underlined word is similar in meaning to ….
A. regulation
B. limitation
C. condition
D. situation

The following text is for numbers 15 to 17.

15. The advertisement is suitable for people who ….

A. enjoy glee
B. prefer chewing
C. neglect the environment
D. concern about eco program

16. By consuming Glee Gum, we ….

A. contribute to nature preservation
B. endanger the environment
C. get regular donation
D. obtain sale profits

17. “ … sale profits are donated to …”

The underlined word is similar in meaning to ….
A. advantage
B. benefit
C. charge
D. gain

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The following text is for numbers 18 to 20.

Isyana Sarasvati is an Indonesian singer and song writer. She is well-known among
young musicians in Indonesia. She is an alumna of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA),
Singapore and Royal College of Music (RCM), United Kingdom. She composes all of her
own songs and once was an opera singer in Singapore.
Isyana was born in Bandung on May 2, 1993. She is the youngest daughter of Luana
Marpanda, a music teacher and Sapta Dwikardana, a teacher and therapist. She has a
sibling, Rara Sekar Larasati. The pretty long haired young lady has a kind of introvert
personality. She seems very quiet but actually she is a friendly girl. She looks like a Korean
star. Grown up in a family of educators, Isyana was introduced to music at the age of 4 by
her mother. Since then, her musicality continues to grow. She mastered a number of
instruments, including piano, electone, flute, violin and saxophone. Her talent and vocal
ability stand out from her very early age.
Isyana‟s last education background is a Bachelor of Music from NAFA Singapore and
RCM, London. She received scholarship from outstanding universities to continue her study.
She has successfully achieved a number of accomplishments and awards either in
national or international level. Isyana is famous for her romantic song entitled “Keep being
you” and “Tetap Dalam Jiwa”. Recently, she has collaborated with Raisa – another great
Indonesian singer – in a single entitled “Anganku Anganmu”.

18. The text is written to ….

A. inform an Indonesian young musician life
B. explain Isyana Sarasvati‟s career in music
C. tell Isyana Sarasvati‟s popular songs
D. describe Isyana Sarasvati in detail

19. Based on the text, we can conclude that Isyana Sarasvati is ….

A. an extrovert young lady
B. a talented musician
C. an energetic girl
D. a disciplined therapist

20. “ … She has successfully achieved a number of accomplishments and awards …”

The underlined word is closest in meaning to ….
A. works
B. efforts
C. professions
D. achievements

The following text is for numbers 21 to 24.

The Forbidden City was the political and ritual center of China for over five centuries.
After its completion in 1420, the compound was home to 24 emperors, their families and
servants during the Ming (1368–1644) and the Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. The last Qing
emperor left the palace in 1924. The Palace Museum, which is famous for its dynastic art
and history, is now one of the most popular tourist attractions world-wide.
Constructed from 1406 to 1420, this largest imperial palace complex consists of 980
buildings and covers 72 hectares. Surrounding the city, a 52-meter wide moat functioned
as the first line of defense. It is enclosed by a 8-meter-high defensive wall. At each corner
of the Forbidden City, there stands a heavily-guarded watchtower.
The architecture of the compound applies the traditional Chinese geomantic practice
of feng shui. The walled complex was constructed along a central north-south line.

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This line is the axis of the old Beijing City. Traditionally, it is divided into two parts. The
Outer Court was used as governmental and ceremonial spaces and the Inner Court was
used as the residence of the Emperor and his family. As the imperial compound, no one
could enter or leave the area without the emperor's permission and that is why Forbidden
City is so named.

21. What is the topic of the passage?

A. The attractions of the imperial compound.
B. The history of the Palace Museum.
C. The description of the city center.
D. The life of China emperors.

22. We can find the 52-meter wide moat …

A. behind the city wall.
B. around the compound.
C. along the central axis.
D. in the imperial palace.

23. What can the visitors do in the Forbidden City?

A. They meet the last emperor of imperial China.
B. They learn the Chinese modern architecture.
C. They enjoy the dynastic art and history.
D. They watch the imperial rituals.

24. “Traditionally, it is divided into two parts.” (par. 3)

What does the underline word refer to?
A. The Outer Court.
B. The walled complex.
C. A central north-south line.
D. The axis of old Beijing city.

The following text is for numbers 25 to 28.

Getuk Lindri which is made from cassava is one of a Javanese dish. This colourful snack
is easy to make.

 500 g peeled cassava
 50 g butter
 100 g sugar
 150 ml water
 1 tablespoon of vanilla sugar
 Salt
 Food colouring
 Grated coconut

1. Bring to boil sugar, vanilla powder and water until they dissolved to make sugar
liquid. Cool it off.
2. Steam the cassava until cooked and soft.
3. While it is still hot, mash it with butter. You can use a grinder to do it.
4. Add the sugar liquid and continue mashing the dough until smooth.
5. Divide the cassava dough into 2 parts and add different food colouring to each.
6. Prepare a plastic to roll it about 3 cm thin. Then stacking one dough to another and
7. Cut the dough as desired then garnish with steamed grated coconut with salt.
Latihan Ujian Nasional Bahasa Inggris SMP Tahap 1B 2018/2019

25. After reading the text, what is the reader expected to know?
A. The procedure of steaming the cassava.
B. The tips of serving the colourful snack.
C. The way of enjoying the Getuk Lindri.
D. The steps of making gethuk lindri.

26. What do we need to do before steaming the cassava?

A. Boil it
B. Peel it.
C. Mash it.
D. Dissolve it.

27. We need to stack one dough to another to …

A. cut Getuk Lindri into pieces
B. make Getuk Lindri colourful
C. shape Getuk Lindri into a roll
D. decorate Getuk Lindri with salt

28. “…Cool it off.” (Step 1)

What does the underlined word refer to?
A. Vanilla sugar
B. Sugar liquid
C. Cassava
D. Water

This text is for numbers 29 to 31.

Liquefaction is a phenomenon where saturated sand and silt take on the
characteristics of a liquid during the intense shaking of an earthquake. The serious impact
of liquefaction makes concrete buildings shift to other places or even like being swallowed
into the earth all of sudden.
Liquefaction takes place when a quake has increased water pressure in saturated
soil and made particles in the soil lose contact with each other, making the soil -
particularly sandy soil - act like liquid. Liquefaction also happens in wet soils affected by
seismic S waves (second waves). This waves caused ground vibrations during the
earthquakes, especially in a poorly drained fine-grained soils such as sandy, muddy, and
gravelly soils in a reclaimed area. The effect is like slapping soft muddy sand. Areas with
shallow water tables and close to the sea or rivers are easily damaged by liquefaction too.
Earthquake and soil experts say liquefaction is fairly common. It happened after
the massive 9.0 magnitude quake hit eastern Japan in 2011 and numerous other
earthquakes in recent years including the one in Palu and Donggala, Central Sulawesi.

29. The text is written to ….

A. describe the general fact of liquefaction
B. show the common result of liquefaction
C. share tips to get rid of liquefaction
D. describe the effect of liquefaction

30. What is mainly found in liquefaction process?

A. Liquid like saturated sand as a result of hard shaking of earthquake.
B. Dried soil and sand caused by intense vibration during earthquake.
C. The effect of slapping a wet, hard beach sand.
D. The soft, muddy sand after heavily rain.

Latihan Ujian Nasional Bahasa Inggris SMP Tahap 1B 2018/2019

31. From the text we know that liquefaction….

A. will not happen in a solid land area
B. will not give serious impact to concrete buildings
C. will make the building ruined or softened like a jelly
D. will occur in unstable gravelly soil in reclaimed area

This text is for numbers 32 to 35.

The herons are the long-legged freshwater and coastal birds in the family Ardeidae,
with 64 recognized species.
The herons are medium to large-sized birds with long legs and necks. The smallest
species is usually considered the little bittern, which can measure under 30 cm in length.
The largest species of heron is the goliath heron, which stands up to 152 cm tall.
The necks are able to kink in an S-shape, due to the modified shape of the cervical
vertebrae. The neck is able to retract and extend, and is retracted during flight, unlike most
other long-necked birds. The legs are long and strong. In flight, the legs and feet are held
The bill is generally long and harpoon-like. The bill, as well as other bare parts of the
body, is usually yellow, black, or brown in colour. The wings are broad and long. The
feathers of the herons are soft and the plumage is usually blue, black, brown, grey, or
white, and can often be strikingly complex.

32. What is the text about?

A. Domestic birds with long legs and necks.
B. The description of long coastal birds.
C. The general features of herons.
D. The size and diet of herons.

33. Paragraph two mostly talks about ….

A. the size of herons
B. the largest species of herons
C. the smallest species of herons
D. the physical appearance of herons

34. Why can a heron bend its neck into S-shape?

Because ….
A. the neck is very flexible to fold and form
B. the neck can retract and extend during flight
C. the cervical vertebrae shape helps it to do it
D. the broad and long wings help it to bend its neck

35. Whom is the information addressed to?

A. A scientist.
B. An ecologist.
C. A cattle breeder.
D. An environmentalist.

This text is for numbers 36 to 39.

A crow lived in the forest and was absolutely satisfied in life. One day, he saw a swan.
“This swan is so white and I am so black. This swan must be the happiest bird in the
world”, he thought.
He expressed his thoughts to the swan. “Actually, I was feeling that I was the
happiest bird around until I saw a parrot, which has two colors. I now think the parrot is the
happiest bird in the creation,” the swan replied. The crow then approached the parrot. The
parrot explained, “I had a very happy life until I saw a peacock. I have only two colors, but
the peacock has multiple colors.”
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The crow then visited a peacock in the zoo and saw that hundreds of people had
gathered to see him. The people left, then the crow approached the peacock. “Dear
peacock, you are so beautiful. Every day thousands of people come to see you. When
people see me, they immediately shoo me away. I think you are the happiest bird on the
planet,” the crow said.
The peacock replied, “I always thought that I was the most beautiful and happy bird on
the planet. Because of my beauty, I am entrapped in this zoo. I have examined the zoo
very carefully, and I have realized that the crow is the only bird not kept in a cage. So for
past few days, I have been thinking that if I were a crow, I could wander happily
everywhere.” Knowing this answer, the crow was so grateful. He went home happily.

36. The text tells us about ….

A. the crow’s efforts to find the happiest creature
B. the crow’s attempts to make friend with others
C. the crow’s strive to make itself like other birds
D. the crow’s endeavour to meet the most beautiful birds

37. Why was the crow unhappy? Because ….

A. he had an ugly appearance
B. he wanted to change his colour
C. he used to compare his own life with others
D. he had met some great animals in the world

38. What would be likely to happen if the crow did not meet the parrot?
A. He would think that he was the unlucky one.
B. He would be thankful with his own life.
C. He would find the happiest animal.
D. He would change his feathers.

39. We can conclude that the crow was … at first.

A. impatient
B. ungrateful
C. intolerant
D. discouraged

This text is for numbers 40 to 42.

Charles Martin Hall was a U.S chemist who invented an inexpensive way of making pure
aluminium. Hall made his discovery in 1886, aged 23. He did his research in a laboratory in
his house in Oberlin, Ohio.
The process was known as the Hall-Heroult process because Frenchman Paul Heroult
developed a similar system, at the same time. Before the Hall-Heroult process was invented,
pure aluminium was as expensive as silver, because it was very difficult to refine metal.
Hall‟s discovery changed all that and made it possible for aluminium to be used in all
kinds of ways. The Hall-Heroult process is still used today. It involves electrolysis, where an
electric current splits alumina into pure aluminium and oxygen. This is done at high
temperature so the alumina is melted into liquid, so it will be easier to be formed. It is currently
used in a variety of industries, including construction, aeroplane production, wiring, cook-
ware, and packaging.

40. After reading the text we can get information about ….

A. the components of pure aluminium
B. the importance of aluminium discovery
C. the process of making pure aluminium
D. the changing process of refining metal
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41. What made aluminium expensive before the Hall-Heroult invention?

A. The equipment to refine aluminium was costly.
B. Aluminium compounds were not common.
C. It took a long time to purify aluminium.
D. It was very hard to refine metal.

42. Heroult developed a similar system as Hall … the process was known Hall-Heroult
A. so
B. but
C. although
D. in order to

This text is for numbers 43 and 45.

Once upon a time, there was a lion that grew so old that he was unable to kill any prey
for his food. So, he said to himself, “I must do something to stay my stomach or else I will
die of starvation.”
He kept on thinking and at last an idea clicked him. He lied down in the cave
pretending to be ill. He decided that who-so-ever coming to ask about his health would
become his prey. The old lion put his wicked plan into practice and it started working.
Many of his well-wishers got killed. However, evil was short lived.
One day, a fox came to visit the lion. As foxes were clever by nature, the fox stood at
the mouth of the cave and looked about. His sixth sense worked and he came to know the
reality. So, he called out to the lion from outside and said, “How are you, sir?”
The lion replied, “I am not feeling well at all but why don‟t you come inside?”
Then the fox replied, “I would love to come in, sir! However, seeing all footprints going
to your cave and none coming out, I would be foolish enough to come in.”
Saying so, the fox went to alert the other animals.

43. The text is written to ….

A. make the readers get the message of the story
B. make the readers amused with the story
C. share tips to be good to behave
D. inform the danger of fox

44. What would possibly happen to the fox if it came into the cave?
A. It would not live longer.
B. It could run as fast as possible.
C. It would not become a lion‟s prey.
D. It could help some other animals.

45. What can we learn from the story?

A. Keep our eyes open and stay alert in any situation.
B. Keep our mind open and stay true in any condition.
C. Keep fighting and stay positive in crucial condition.
D. Keep trying and stay enthusiastic in crucial situation.

This text is for numbers 46.

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46. What should the readers do after reading the text? They should ….
A. neglect their children
B. let the kids be unattended
C. keep an eye of their own kids
D. allow the children to stay in the vehicle

This text is for numbers 47 and 48.

47. The notice found on a housing complex is addressed to ….

A. motorists
B. children
C. parents
D. residents

48. The notice is written to ….

A. warn people to be affectionate to their kids
B. ask people to take care of their kids
C. remind people to drive cautiously
D. allow people to go speeding

Read this text to answer numbers 49 and 50.

You have done remarkably well at such a young age.
My best wishes are always with you.

49. Why is the text written for?

A. To wish upon someone„s life long success.
B. To show someone‟s best achievement in life.
C. To congratulate on someone‟s success in young age.
D. To admire someone‟s remarkable job in young age.

50. “My best wishes are always with you”

The word “you” refers to ….
A. the reader
B. the sender
C. the receiver
D. the text writer

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