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Ini saya postingkan dengan sengaja untuk anak indonesia yang perlu latihan UN 2012 bahasa inggris , soal ini saya dapatkan dari temen deket saya yang jagoan bahasa inggris . Semoga berguna ya  

Dengan senang hati pula saya sertakan kunci jawabannya dibawahnya.  OK

Reading Section
The following text is for questions 16 and 17.

Dear Alice,

I have a project with my science teacher this week. I need lots references to get some information about the project. I remember that you still borrow a science book from me and I consider that it is useful for my project. So please bring and give it to me tomorrow. I’ll meet you on library. See you.


16. The text mainly tells about ….
A. the information about the project
B. the references of the project
C. the science project
D. borrowing a book
E. the meeting

17. The word “it” refers to....
A. library
B. the project
C. Alice’s book
D. the science book
E. the science project

The following text is for questions 18 and 19 
1234, Main Street Boston, MA 02123
07 April, 2012

Hello Clara,
I have the most wonderful news, and I could hardly wait to tell you about it! It turns out that we win the singing audition. I was so thrilled when I heard about this, that I could barely contain myself.
           Good news is always so much more fun when shared with a friend. I can't wait until the next time we see each other so we can discuss this further. In the meantime, take care of yourself. I'll be thinking of you.


18. The text is about ....
A. the good news
B. the wonderful event
C. the singing audition
D. the feeling of the writer
E. the planning of a meeting

19. What is the purpose of the text?
A. To inform a friend that something good has happened.
B. To tell a friend that the writer always thinks of her.
C. To explain about the writer’s feeling.
D. To discuss the audition.
E. To plan a meeting.
The following text is for questions 20 and 21.

Dear Team,

Kitten Shah has expressed his wish to leave the company for his personal reasons. Mr. Shah has been with us for 4,5 years. During this time he has shown diligence and commitment to his work. He has related well with his colleagues and other employees. Please join me in expressing gratitude for the expert Information Technology skills he applied during his tenure with Virtual.com many of us have learnt a great deal from his knowledge and for that, we also thank him.

I wish him all the very best in his future accomplishments. Kitten, do not be a stranger to us.


Tim Potters

Head of Production

20. The text is mainly about the announcement of...
A. the good relationship between a member with colleagues
B. the advancement of information technology
C. the resignation of the company member
D. the dedication of the company member
E. the best company member

21. From the announcement above, Potters wants to thank Mr. Shah because he ....
A. has given much knowledge
B. has shown his superiority
C. has worked for years
D. has left the company
E. has been so friendly

The following text is for questions  22 and 23.

22. What is the latest date that the invitees should reply?
A.    May 2nd
B.    May 3rd
C.    May 9th
D.    May 15th
E.    May 30th
23. What is the text about?
A.    Kristen Alexis Hampton’s graduation invitation.
B.     Celebration conducted by Amador High School.
C.     Invitation for the opening of Gilbert Park.
D.    Kristen Alexis Hampton’s new school.
E.     Anita’s celebration of graduation

The following text is for questions  24 to 26.
Maura, who like to be thought of as the most beautiful and powerful queen of Arabia, had many suitors. One by one she discarded them, until her list was reduced to just three sheiks. The three sheiks were all equally young and handsome. They were also rich and strong. It was very hard to decide who would be the best of them.
            One evening, Maura disguised herself and went to the camp of the three sheiks. As they were about to have dinner, Maura asked them for something to eat. The first gave her some left over food. The second Sheik gave her some unappetizing camel’s tail. The third sheik, who was called Hakim, offered her some of the most tender and tasty meat. After dinner, the disguised queen left the sheik’s camp.
            The following day, the queen invited the three sheiks to dinner at her palace. She ordered her servant to give each one exactly what they had given her the evening before. Hakim, who received a plate of delicious meat, refused to eat it if the other two sheiks could not share it with him.
             This Sheik Hakim’s act finally convinced Queen Maura that he was the man for her. “Without question, Hakim is the most generous of you” she announced her choice to the sheiks. “So it is Hakim I will marry”.

24. There are ... characters of the story.
A. two
B. three
C. four
D. five
E. six

25. What can we learn from the text?
A. Doing the best to get what we want
B. Being kind to all people
C. Thinking positively
D. Work hard in reaching our dreams
E.  Being humble to others

26. The main idea of paragraph 2 is ....
A. the test from the queen in choosing a husband
B. the meeting of the queen and the three sheiks
C. the special visit from the queen
D. the food for the sheiks’ dinner
E.  the dinner for the queen

The following text is for questions 27 and 28.
An Indonesian migrant worker Munti Binti Bani has died on Monday after being hospitalized for several days due to alleged torture by her employees in Selangor, Malaysia.
    Antara state news agency has reported that Munti had been treated at Tengku Ampuan Rahimah hospital since last Tuesday and died on Monday at 10 a.m, local time. Munti was found unconscious with her hands and feet were tied in a bathroom in Taman Sentosa housing complex last Tuesday. She was suffering from major wounds on her body and had apparently been beaten with iron.
    Munti's body will be sent tomorrow to her hometown in Pondok Jeruk Barat village of Jombang, East Java after undergoing autopsy at the hospital. “We express our deep condolences as there is yet another worker who was tortured and passed away at the hospital,” Indonesia's Ambassador for Malaysia, Da'i Bachtiar said in Kuala Lumpur on Monday. “The Embassy will arrange for all compensation, including insurance, she deserves to receive,” Da'i said.
     He added that Munti's employers Vanitha and Murugan had been detained and were undergoing questioning at the local police office. “We hope the police can uphold justice and punish them should they be proven to be involved in the case,” he said.

27. The text is about ...
A. the minor incident  experienced by the Indonesian worker
B. Indonesian migrant worker who died in Malaysia
C. the torture of Malaysian employees
D. the crime of Malaysian employees
E. the lucky Indonesian worker

28. Why did the Indonesian worker lose her life?
A. She got an accident while going to the bathroom
B. She was tortured by her employers
C. She fell down in the bathroom
D. She was hit by the Malaysian
E. She got a terrible desease

The following text is for questions 29 and 30.

Let me remind you my experience during an earthquake last week. When the earthquake happened, I was on my car. I was driving home from my vacation in Bali.
          Suddenly my car lunched to one side, to the left. I thought I got a flat tire. I did not know that it was an earthquake. I knew it was an earthquake when I saw some telephone and electricity poles falling down to the ground, like matchsticks.
           Then I saw a lot of rocks tumbling across the road. I was trapped by the rock. Even I could not move my car at all. There were rocks everywhere. There was nothing I could do but left the car and walked along way to my house  in the town.
         When I reached my town, I was so surprised that there was almost nothing left. The earthquake made a lot of damage to my town. Although nothing was left, I thanked God that nobody was seriously injured.

29. What did the writer do for save himself?
A. He left the car and walked
B. He kept staying on his car.
C. He crept under the car
D. He ran away to house
E. He drove the car fast

30. Paragraph 2 tells  about ....
A. the deadly damage caused by the earthquake
B. the solution to save one’s life
C. the impact of the earthquake
D. the predictable arthquake
E. signs of the earthquake

The following text is questions 31 and 32.

The cat (Felis catus), also known as the domestic cat or housecat to distinguish it from other felines and felids, is a small furry domesticated carnivorous mammal that is valued by humans for its companionship and for its ability to hunt vermin and household pests. Cats have been associated with humans for at least 9,500 years, and are currently the most popular pet in the world. Owing to their close association with humans, cats are now found almost everywhere in the world.
      Cats are similar in anatomy to the other felids, with strong, flexible bodies, quick reflexes, sharp retractable claws, and teeth adapted to killing small prey. As nocturnal predators, cats use their acute hearing and ability to see in near darkness to locate prey. Not only can cats hear sounds too faint for human ears, they can also hear sounds higher in frequency than humans can perceive. This is because the usual prey of cats (particularly rodents such as mice) make high frequency noises, so the hearing of the cat has evolved to pinpoint these faint high-pitched sounds. Cats rely more on smell than taste, and have a much better sense of smell than humans.

31. The text is about....        .
A. the cat’s features
B. the ability of cat
C. the habitat of cat
D. the food of cat
E. the cat’s preys

32. How can a cat locate its prey in the darkness?
A. It has quick reflexes.
B. It uses its good taste
C. It uses its sharp hearing
D. It has sharp retractable claws
E. It sounds in higher in frequency

The following text is for questions 33 and 34.
Dr. Tim Bowker, 50, is consultant cardiologist at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, and a lecturer in cardiovascular medicine at Imperial College, London.
            He is not overweight and he is not diet but he cycles or walks most places, which he thinks goes a long way towards keeping him fit. He would always take the stairs rather than a lift. He certainly doesn’t spend hours vegetating in front of a television.
            He is not a big eater. He tends to go out at lunch time and buy two loafs of sandwiches and fruit, one for then and one for his evening meal later. He lives alone but he’s got into the habit of convenience foods. He’s more likely to go for bread and cheese and apple.
He thinks a lot of people underestimate the amount of food they eat. He gets patients who waddle in and say: “I just don’t know where the weight is coming from, doctor. I don’t eat a lot”. Well, maybe they don’t but it’s coming from somewhere.
            Since working for the BHF, he’s stopped adding salt to anything. It pushes up his blood pressure and leads to hardening of the arteries. He probably doesn’t drink quite enough alcohol. The research showed that drinking in moderation has a beneficial effect on his heart, but he probably only has one or two units a week.
            As he gets into his 50s, he’ll have his blood pressure and cholesterol checked from time to time. He’ll always keep in mind the factors that most affect on how likely you to die of heart disease-apart from age and gender. He said that there are smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. At the moment his reading on all these factors make him low risk. He intended to keep things that way.

33. What is the text about?
       A. Tim Bowker’s illnesses.
       B. Tim Bowker’s exercises.
       C. Tim Bowker’s activities.
       D. Tim Bowker’s profession.
       E. Tim Bowker’s medication.

34. Which of the followings is not true according to the text?
      A. People died because of heart disease.
B.  Exercise is good for people to get their body fit.
C. Diabetes and blood pressure cause people’s death.
D. Decrease the salt cannot improve the blood pressure. 
      E.  Drinking in moderation has a beneficial effect on the heart.

The following text is for questions 35 to 37.
Hot boning is an energy saving technique for the meat processing industry. It has received considerable attention in recent years when increased pressure for energy conservation has accentuated for more efficient methods of processing the bovine carcass. Cooling of an entire carcass requires a considerable amount of refrigerated space, since bone and trimmable fat are cooled along with the muscle. It is also necessary to space the carcasses adequately in the refrigerated room for better air movement and prevention of microbial contamination, thus adding to the volume requirements for carcass chillers.
            Conventional handling of meat involves holding the beef sides in the cooler for twenty four to thirty six hours before boning. Chilling in the traditional fashion is also associated with a loss of carcass weight ranging from two percent to four percent due to evaporation of moisture from the meat tissue. 
            Early excision, or hot boning, of muscle prerigor followed by vacuum packaging has several potential advantages. By removing, only the edible muscle and fat prerigor, refrigeration space and costs are minimized, boning labor is decreased and storage yields increased. Because hot boning often results in toughening of meat, a more recent approach, hot boning following electrical stimulation, has been used to reduce the necessary time of rigor mortis. Some researchers have found this method beneficial in maintaining tender meat, while others have found that the meat also becomes tough after electrical stimulation.

35. What is the text about?
      A. Conventional method of boning.
      B. Energy saving technique.
      C. Meat processing industry.
      D. Energy conservation
      E. Hot boning.

36. Which of the following is not mentioned as a drawback of the conventional methods of boning?
      A. Holding the beef in the cooler.
      B. Storage space requirements.
      C. Loss of carcass weight.
      D. Toughness of meat.
      E. Energy waste.

37. What is the writer’s intention to write the text?
       A. To explain the hot boning.
       B. To describe the hot boning.
       C. To introduce the hot boning.
       D. To tell the process of the hot boning.
       E. To report the product of the hot boning.

The following text is for questions 38 to 40.
Recent changes in federal government priorities have seen a reduction in financial support for parents who use childcare. This is occurring at a time when there is increasing a tendency that childcare and working mothers have been the subject of dispute for some time. Many argue that the best place for children is always in their own homes with their own parents. However, it is my contention that there are many advantages to be had from using childcare and the government should provide more financial assistance to parents who do so.
            Another argument against the use of childcare facilities is that children can be emotionally deprived in these facilities compared to the home. This argument assumes that the best place for children is to be at their parents, especially mothers, side for twenty-four hours a day. It claims that children’ emotional development can be damaged when they are left in childcare facilities. However, parents and children need to spend some time apart. Moreover, children become less dependent on their parents and parents themselves are less stressed and more effective care-givers when there are periods of separation. In fact, recent studies indicate that the parent-child relationship can be improved by the use of high-quality childcare are facilities. 
            It has been argued that children who attend childcare centers at an early age miss out on important early learning that occurs in parent-child interaction. These children, so this argument goes, may be actually assist children in their early learning. They give children an opportunity to mix with other children and to develop social skills at an early age. Indeed, a whole range of learning occurs in childcare centers.
            It could be further asserted that the government and the economy as a whole cannot afford the enormous cost involved in supporting childcare for working parents. However, working parents actually contribute to the national economy. They are able to utilize their productive skills and pay income tax, while non-working parents can become a drain on the tax system through dependent spouse and other rebates. 
            In conclusion, government support for childcare services who assist individual families and it is important for the economic well-being of the whole nation.

38. Which of the following statement is notmentioned in the text?
      A. Childcare services assist individual families.
      B. Children become less dependent on their parents
      C. Parents are not stressed and ineffective care-givers.
      D. Childcare services develop social skills at an early age.
      E. Childcare services assist children in their early learning.

39. What does the text mainly discuss?
      A. Childcare and working mothers.
      B. Government policy of childcare.
      C. Financial support for parents.
      D. Mother’s care.
      E. Childcare.

40. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
      A. The argumentation of using childcare facilities.
      B. The children’s emotional development.
      C. The deprivation of the facilities.
      D. The independent children.
      E. The childcare facilities.

The following text is for questions 41 to 43.
College is a time for new experiences, and one such experience might be to get a pet that your parents would never allow you to have at home. Although it may seem like a fun and adventuresome choice, one that will impress your peers and professors, it is a bad idea to try to keep a bear as an apartment pet.
One reason it is bad to have a bear as an apartment pet is that bears take up too much space. Bears need a large area in which to roam and forage for berries, and they prefer to sleep without anyone else nearby. Further, bears have been known to become depressed if they live too sedentary a lifestyle, so it is important that they have plenty of room to exercise. This kind of space, however, is rarely available in a college apartment, which is usually crowed with old couches, stereo components, and inflatable plants.
Another reason bears make bad apartment pets is that they are noisy. Unlike their cousin, the sloth, bears make a wide and annoying variety of sounds. They scratch the furniture, kick over garbage cans, stumble into walls, and roar at the top of their lungs in the middle of the night. To be sure, some might argue that this is no different from a typical fraternity member. The difference, however, is that one can complain about a fraternity brother to the cops or the landlord, but there is no such recourse in dealing with loud bears. In fact, making such a complaint might just get your bear taken away from you.
Thus, while college does indeed present young adults with a great many choices, one choice students should make is not to have a bear as an apartment pet. Some day, when a student has a home with a big back yard, a sturdy fence, and several children, the bear might be an excellent option. Until then, a goldfish is a more viable alternative.

41. What does the text mainly discuss?
      A. A bear as a helpful pet.
      B. A bear as a pleasant pet.
      C. A bear as a protective pet.
      D. A bear as a dangerous pet.
      E. A bear as an apartment pet.

42. The second paragraph tells us about …
      A. The damage of taking care of a bear in an apartment.
      B. The inferior of having a bear as an apartment pet.
      C. The danger of a bear living in an apartment.
      D. The pleasant bear of living in an apartment.
      E. The satisfaction of having a bear as a pet.
43. From the text, we can imply that …
      A. Bears do not need a large area for roaming.
      B. Bears make a wide and annoying variety of sounds.
      C. Bears do not make a noise when living in an apartment.
      D. Bears are not depressed to live in a sedentary of a lifestyle.    
      E. Bears never roar at the top of their lungs in the middle of the night.

 The following text is for questions 44 to 46.
When I saw Terry Gilliam’s Tideland at the Melbourne Film Festival last year, my immediate reaction was that the film was unrealizable. Its appearance in Australian cinemas has obviously proven me wrong. Yet its exposure to a wider population allows the opportunity to see how many, like me, find the film virtually unwatchable. Gilliam is an enormously talented filmmaker, and Tideland isn’t bad in any of the usual ways. It’s not reprehensible, or stupid, or poorly made. But it’s a deeply unpleasant experience that just doesn’t work at all.
            Scripted by Gilliam and Tony Grissoni from Mitch Cullin’s novel, the film tells the story of a Jeliza-Rose (Jodelle Ferland), a young girl brought up by junkie parents (Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Tilly). She’s an intelligent girl, and at film’s start seems to be coping remarkably well with the unhealthy environment in which she is being brought up. However, after both parents die she is left alone in an empty farmhouse, accompanied only by her dolls and the slowly rotting corpse of her father. Even when she makes contact with the neighbors, she is no closer to achieving responsible care: they, too, are deeply disturbed.
Gilliam has the start of a really good idea here, in the way he depicts Jeliza-Rose’s deteriorating mental health by showing her play becoming increasingly warped and unhealthy. Yet despite spending a long, long, long time establishing Jeliza-Rose’s fantasy world, Gilliam can’t really bring that inner life into clear enough focus. He tries to convey the wonder of the child’s perspective with a sweeping camera and lush, golden cinematography, but he can never get us inside Jeliza-Rose’s head, and the longer he keeps at it the more distant from her we become. Worse, his attempts sour into a kind of syrupy whimsy that recalls Spielberg at his worst.
The film starts with an undercurrent of grotesque humor, and the gothic tone becomes more overt as the film progresses. As we learn more about Jeliza-Rose’s new neighbors (and as her father’s decomposition steadily progresses) the film becomes livelier, but it also becomes increasingly disturbing. The humor becomes more morbid, and the film itself increasingly hard to watch as it touches on issues of inappropriate sexual relationships involving both children and the mentally disabled.
Obviously there is a place for films to tackle such challenging themes, and it can also be expected that when films do so the result may be discomforting. But there is a corresponding responsibility that such material brings with it. I’m not suggesting there is anything inappropriate in Gilliam’s message, but rather that his intent is muddled, and that with such sensitive topics there is a heightened obligation to have control over your material. Unfortunately, Gilliam raises these issues but doesn’t seem to know how to resolve them. The end result alternates stretches of boredom with moments of skin-crawling queasiness. Gilliam has reportedly had to reassure audiences at festivals that it’s okay to laugh, but I suspect more will be wondering if it’s okay to leave.
It’s a real shame that Tideland is such a miserable experience, because Gilliam, for all his faults, is one of the most talented filmmakers around, and he already struggles to find financing for his projects. The film Lost in La Mancha famously chronicled his aborted version of Don Quixote, which started production but was scuttled without being finished. Yet I have the feeling that the abandonment of Don Quixote won’t prove as damaging for his career as the completion of Tideland.

44. How many characters are involved in the film?
      A. Four persons
      B. Five persons
      C. Six persons
      D. Seven persons
      E. Eight persons

45. What is the text about?
        A. Mitch Cullin’s novel.
        B. The story of a Jeliza-Rose.
        C. Terry Gilliam’s Tideland film.
        D. The experience of Gilliam’s film.
        E. A place for films to tackle challenging themes.

46. Which of the followings is not true relating to the text above?
      A. The film tells the story of a Jeliza-Rose.
      B. Gilliam is an enormously talented filmmaker.
      C. The film starts with an undercurrent of grotesque humor.
      D. Gilliam can’t really bring that inner life into clear enough focus.
      E. Gilliam has not reportedly had to reassure audiences at festivals.
47. Study the following sentences relating to cooking Shrimp Ball Soup!

  1. Roll shrimp mixture into little balls and stick a length of celery into each.
  2. Add shrimp balls and cook for 8 minutes.
  3. Then, cut mushrooms into pieces and fresh green celery into short lengths.
  4. Next, pour broth into pot and bring to boil.
  5. First, chop up shrimps and add the seasoning. Mix it.
  6. Finally, serves it in a serving bowl.
  7. Then, add straw mushrooms and carrot. 
When broth begins to boil again, add seasoning
         A. 5-7-1-2-4-3-6
         B. 5-4-2-3-1-7-6
         C. 5-1-2-4-3-7-6
         D. 5-2-1-4-3-7-6
         E. 5-3-1-4-2-7-6

The following text is for questions 48 to 50.
Complete the following text with the suitable words!
Think about your bathroom. There is hot water in your bath. Steam goes up from the hot water. The steam makes small clouds in the bathroom. These … (48) … clouds meet the cold walls and windows, and then we see small drops of water on the walls and windows.
            The world is like your bathroom. The water in the oceans is warm when the sun shines on it. Some of this water goes up into the sky and makes clouds. The wind carries the clouds for hundreds of kilometers. The clouds meet the … (49) … air in the sky, then we’ll see drops of water. The drops of water are rain.
            The rain falls and runs into rivers. Rivers run into oceans. And the water from oceans … (50) … clouds and becomes rain. So water is always moving from oceans to clouds to rain to river to oceans.
48. A. favorable
       B. smoke     
      C. warm
      D. water
      E. steam

49. A. hot
      B. cold
      C. warm
      D. frozen
      E. evaporated

50. A. accumulates into
       B. modifies into
      C. derives from
      D. changes into
      E. comes from


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