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Komodo dragon is a member of the monitor family, Varanidae. It is the world’s largest living
lizards. It grows to be 10 feet (3 meters) long and weighs up to 126 kg and belong to the most ancient
group of lizards still alive.

It is found mainly in the island of Komodo and on other small islands, Rinca, Padar, and Flores. The
natives call the dragon, ora, or buaya darat (land crocodile).

The Komodo dragon has a long heavy tail, short, strong legs, and rough skin. It is covered with small
dull, colored scales. It can sprint at up 18 km per hours, but only for short distances. When it opens its
wide red moth, it shows row of teeth like the edge of a saw.

Komodo dragons are good simmers and may swim the long distance from one island to another.
Like other lizards, they swim by undulating their tails, and their legs held against their body.

The Komodo dragon is totally carnivorous. It hunts other animals during the day. It hunts deer, wild
pigs, water buffaloes, and even horses. While smaller komodos have to be content with eggs, other
lizards, snakes and rodents. Komodo dragons are cannibals. The adult will prey on the young one as well
as the old and sick dragons.

Lizard digs a cave with its strong claws in the cave at night.

1. The main idea of paragraph 5 is … E. Rows of red teeth

A. komodo dragons feed on young dragons. 3. The writer’s purpose in writing the text is ….
B. komodo dragons get their food by hunting. A. to retell the events in Komodo Island.
C. komodo dragons are carnivorous and also B. to inform about classification of komodo.
cannibals C. to describe about komodo dragon in general.
D. komodo dragons are cannibals because they D. to persuade reader to keep komodo habitat.
hunt other animals. E. to entertain reader with the story of komodo.
E. komodo dragons are carnivorous because 4. Komodo dragons are cannibals because …
they eat eggs, meat and rodents. A. they hunt deer, wild pigs, water buffaloes and
2. Which of the following is not the characteristic even horses.
of a komodo dragon? B. they prey on young ones as well as old and
A. Rough skin sick dragons
B. Strong claws C. they feed on eggs, lizards, snakes and rodents.
C. A long heavy tail D. they eat anything they meet.
D. Short, strong legs E. they will attack in self-defense.
Gold is a precious metal. Gold is used as ornaments or as money. Gold is found in many places,
but in a small supply. It is often found on the surface of the earth. Since gold is a heavy substance, it is
sometimes found loose on bottom of rivers. The gold is found together with sand and rocks, and must be
separated from them. It is simple to search for this type of gold. It is not usually necessary to drill for
gold, but when a layer of gold is located deep below the surface of the earth, it is possible to drill a hole
into the ground. Engineers have developed modern process for removing gold from rocks. Since gold is
not very hard, it is sometimes melted and added to other substances for making rings, coins, and art
objects. It will be priced forever because it is beautiful, rare, and useful.
5. The best title of the text above is ….. a. discuss
a. Gold b. classify
b. Type of Gold c. describe
c. Previous Metal d. elaborate
d. Rare Ornaments e. document
e. Removing Gold from Rocks 8. “It will be priced forever because….”
6. The following are associated with gold, (Paragraph 4). The word “priced” means ……
EXCEPT ….. a. valuable
a. useful b. worthless
b. precious c. interesting
c. beautiful d. wonderful
d. expensive e. eye catching
e. unnecessary
7. The text above is mainly intended to …. about
The anaconda is the largest snake in the world. Also known as the Water Boa, this giant, meat-
eater lives in swampy areas of tropical South America. It spends a lot of time in shallow water, hidden
from unsuspecting prey. Anacondas are related to boa constrictors. They give birth to 20 to 40 baby
snakes at one time. Like all snakes, anacondas are cold-blooded; they have the same temperature as the
environment. They continue to grow all their lives, getting bigger and bigger each year. The longest
anaconda ever found was 11.4 m long, there are probably even bigger anacondas that have not been seen.
Anacondas are greenish-brown with a double row of black oval spots on the back and smaller white
markings on the sides.
9. What is the monologue about? 10. How many babies does an anaconda give
A. Snakes. birth at one time?
B. Anacondas A. 10 – 20.
C. Kinds of snakes. B. 10 – 30.
D. What an anaconda looks like. C. 20 – 30.
E. Another name for an anaconda. D. 20 – 40
E. 30 – 40.
An orchid is one of the most beautiful (1) ….on earth. Its trunk is thick and budding. The leaves
are long, stiff and thick. The colour of this plant can be (2) … by using the crossing method. It can be
white, purple, yellow or others. People like to use orchid as a decorative plant. An orchid usually grows
(3)…. on a tree but it is not a parasite. It can only process flowers not fruit.
( Various plant well)
Jasmine or Yassamine, is a Persian word which mean a gift from God. It is a kind of plants. It is
one group of shurb and vines family. it contains around 200 species native to tropical warm temperate
regions of Europe, Asia and Africa. (4)… 200 species, only one species comes from Europe.
The plant grow all year round and lose their leaves in autumn. the flower can grow up to 3 meters
high and 2 meters wide. They are white or yellow. They (5)…. grow in clusters. Each cluster can consist
of at least there flowers (6) …. they can also be solitary. Each flower has about four to nine petals.
It releases its fragrance mostly after the sun sets especially nearing the full moon. Therefore, it is
often associated with soothing night- time moods.
The planting of Jasmine is started by putting some cuttings in 3 inch posts within 4 weeks.
After the roots grow, they are put into 6 inch pots. The soil in the pots should be kept moist but
possible for the water to go through it for optimum growth.
There are some important advantages of Jasmine. In medication, this flower is often used for
soothing headaches, stimulating brain, and restoring balance. Its extract is also widely used in the
making of perfume.
4. a. to b. from c. under d. above
5. a. rarely b. never c. seldom d.usually
6. a. therefore b. although c. more over d. Because
7. When does Jasmine release the most fragrance?
8. What is the main idea of the last paragraph?
9. ” … it is often associated with …”, The word “associated” in is closest in meaning to ….
10. In planting Jasmine, the soil should be kept moist to make it ….