In this section of the test, you will have the chance to show how well you understand spoken English. There are 3 parts to this section, with special directions for each part.
Questions 1 to 5
In this part of the test, you will hear some dialogues or questions spoken in English. The dialogues or questions will be spoken two times. They will not be printed in your test books, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers say.
After your hear a dialogue and the question about it, read the four possible answers and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Now listen to a sample question.
You will hear:
Man : Excuse me sir, what can I do for you?
Woman : Oh, yes. Could you get me the other brown shoe on the second shelf, please? I want to try them both.
Narrator : Who are talking?
You will see the options on your answer sheet:
a. A customer and a boss.
b. A seller and a manager.
c. A shopkeeper and a vendor.
d. A shopkeeper and a customer.
The best answer to the question is “A shopkeeper and a customer.”
Therefore, you should choose answer (d).
1. Woman : Who’s your teacher?
Man : I can’t remember her name, but she’s got curly red hair.
Woman : Ah! Does she wear glasses?
Man : Yes, I think so.
Woman : That’s probably Anne Wallis.
Narrator : What are the speakers talking about?
A. Their teacher
B. The woman’s teacher
C. The man’s teacher
D. Their friend’s teacher
E. Other’s teacher
Key : B
2. Man : Where do you live?
Woman : Well, I’m staying at my uncle’s. I want to live independently. Do you know any good places?
Man : Yes. Actually my friend’s looking for a flat mate. Would you like her phone number?
Woman : That would be great! Thanks for your help.
Narrator : What does the man offer?
A. A house
B. A room
C. An apartment
D. A class
E. A bungalow
Key : C
3. Woman : Hey, Diego, I’m just about to go to the grocery shop, what food do you want me to get?
Man : I don’t know. What do you feel like eating tonight?
Woman : How about something Mexican?
Man : OK, we can do that.
Narrator : What does the man mean?
A. She buys Mexican food.
B. He buys Mexican food.
C. They buy Mexican food.
D. She cooks Mexican food.
E. They cooks Mexican Food
Key : D
4. Man : Can I help you?
Woman : Yes, I’m in a bit of a rush. Could I have a piece of apple pie, please?
Man : Certainly. Would you like it with cream?
Woman : No, thanks.
Narrator : What does the woman order?
A. Apple pie with cream
B. Apple pie without cream
C. Cream pie with apple
D. Cream pie without apple
E. Apple pie with a bit cream
Key : B
5. Man : I really love Michael Jackson. I have his posters since he was 7.
Woman : Can I see them, please?
Man : This is one of them. He had Afro big hair with a great smile. He’s still got dark completion at that time.
Narrator : Which picture goes with the conversation?
Key : … (sorry, I haven’t found the pictures)
Question: 6 – 10
In this part of the test, you will hear several questions or statements spoken in English. The questions and responses will be spoken two times. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers say. You have to choose the best response to each question or statement
Now listen to a sample question:
You will hear:
Woman : Good morning, John. How are you?
Man : ….
You will also hear:
a. I am fine, thank you.
b. I am in the living room
c. Let me introduce myself
d. My name is John Travolta
The best answer to the question “How are you?” is choice (a), “I am fine, thank you.”
Therefore, you should choose answer (a)
6. Man : Come and sit down. Would you like a drink?
Woman : Oh, yes please! I’d love a cup of hot tea.
Man : Do you like Irish music?
Woman : ….
A. It is alike.
B. He’s funny.
C. It’s great.
D. It’s same.
E. He‘s good.
Key : C
7. Woman : Did you know the news about Marriot Hotel bombing?
Man : Yes, I did.
Woman : One of the Marriot Hotel victims is my relative.
Man : ….
A. That’s no good at all.
B. Please accept my condolence.
C. Don’t mention it now.
D. I don’t want to hear it.
E. It is terribly bad news for me.
Key : B
8. Woman : Are you free on Thursday afternoon?
Man : ….
A. I like it much.
B. I am a free man.
C. No free for me.
D. I don’t want to.
E. I think I am.
Key : E
9. Woman : I can’t solve this problem by myself.
Man : What can I do for you?
Woman : Can I come to your home now?
Man : ….
A. Please do come here.
B. My post didn’t come.
C. I comb my hair.
D. This comb is made of gold.
E. Don’t come there.
Key : A
10. Man : I left my wallet in taxi with plat no. 2020. Could you help me to find it, please?
Woman : We’ll do our best. What else can I do, sir?
Man : That’s all, thanks. ….
A. I’m satisfied with the service.
B. I don’t want any help.
C. I’m upset with your service.
D. It makes me angry.
E. You don’t help me.
Key : A
PART III11. Why was the neighbor happy to lend his pot a second time?
Questions: 10 – 15
In this part of the test, you will hear several monologues. Each monologue will be spoken two times. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers say.
After you hear a monologue and the questions about it, read the five possible answers and decide which one would be the best answer to the questions you have heard.
A. He was greedy.
B. He was a good neighbor.
C. He had lots of spare pots.
D. He was a kind man.
E. He was generous.
Nasreddin and the Pot12. Who was the owner of the pot?
One day Nasreddin borrowed a pot from his neighbor Ali. The next day he brought it back with another little pot inside. Ali said it was not his, but Nhen it was with him.
Some time later Nasreddin asked Ali to lend him a pot again. Ali agreed, hoping that he would once again receive two pots in return. However, days passed and Nasreddin had still not returned the pot. Finally Ali lost patience and went to demand his property. Nasreddin said sorry because he couldn’t return it. The pot was dead. “Died!” screamed Ali, “how can a pot die?” “Well,” said Nasreddin, “you believed me when I told you that your pot had had a baby.”
(Story courtesy of John and Muriel Higgins)
B. Ali’s neighbor
C. No one
E. The baby
Key : D
13. How many times did Nasreddin borrow the pot?
C. Three time
D. Four times
E. Five times
Key : B
Last Sunday, Uncle Sam took me to the swimming pool. He said he was going to teach me how to swim. I hated water, but it was compulsory for us to learn swimming in my school. In the beginning, I was very scared because I had never swum before, so Uncle Sam held me as I learnt to kick and float in the pool. Then I practiced using the swimming board. Finally, I could swim with the board without any help. Now, I look forward to my next swimming lesson.14. What makes the speaker afraid?
(Taken from: Creative English 3, PT Erlangga)
A. The writer didn’t like the water
B. The writer had never swum
C. Swimming was a compulsory lesson
D. His uncle couldn’t swim well
E. The writer took him to the swimming pool
Key : A
15. What did the speaker learn before practicing using a swimming pool?
A. Learning how to love water
B. Swimming without any help
C. Learning to kick and float in the water
D. Teaching his uncle how to swim
E. Going to the swimming pool with any uncle
Key : C
Text 1 is for questions no. 16 – 18
Attention to All students16. If a student wants to join the program, he/she will have to pay for…
Join our program
English Conversation Club
Duration : 3 months (January – March)
Time : 10 am – 12 am
Fee : Rp. 250.000,- per month (to be paid at the Administration office)
Get your turns at ELC (English Learning Centre)
Closing Date: 30th December
A. Rp. 150.000,-
B. Rp. 200.000,-
C. Rp. 250.000,-
D. Rp. 300.000,-
E. Rp. 350.000,-
Key : C
17. The program is held on …
A. January – March
B. April – June
C. July – September
D. October – December
E. December – February
Key : A
18. The Sentence “Closing Date: 30th December” means…
A. Finish at 30th December
B. Begin at 30th December
C. Start at 30th December
D. Finish after 30th December
E. Start before 30th December
Key : A
Text 2 is for questions no. 19 – 21
25 Brighton Boulevard19. The letter written by Sarah Johnston in the purpose of…
Leasington NSW 2066
24th November 2006
12 Scott Street
Leasington NSW 2066
Dear Sir or Madam,
I rent a house from your agency in Brighton Boulevard and there is a problem with the stove. Two elements aren’t working and it is very difficult for me to cook a meal.
This problem is urgent and I would appreciate if you could arrange to have the stove fixed immediately.
A. Requesting for service
B. Requesting for compensation
C. Requesting some money
D. warning the agency
E. Threatening the agency
Key : A
20. What problem did Sarah have?
A. She couldn’t cook
B. She had a problem with the agency
C. She had a problem with the stove
D. she had a problem with the manager
E. She had to fix the stove herself
Key : A
21. What do you call the kind of the text above?
A. A letter of congratulations
B. A letter of invitation
C. A letter of condolence
D. A letter of Complaint
E. a letter of application
Text 3 is for questions no. 22 – 24
YEAR AND SPECIAL
30 % OFF
ONLY FRAME $ SUNGLASSES
1st Floor No. 18 (024) 841577
22. What is LILY MASOEM?
A. all Ciputra owner
B. A woman selling fames
C. Someone buying sunglasses
D. A woman selling glasses
E. An optic shop name
23. What is the purpose of the text?
A. The Mall Ciputra
B. The Location of Mall Ciputra
C. The discount on frame and sunglasses
D. The name of LILY SOME
E. The year and special closing about 30 days
24. Suppose you buy a pair of sunglasses with the price Rp. 250.000,- at LILY MASOEM. How much should you pay for it?
A. Rp. 275.000,- D. Rp. 75.000,-
B. Rp. 250.000,- E. Rp. 30.000,-
C. Rp. 175.000,-
Text 4 is for questions no. 25 – 28
Well one day the Wind and the Sun disputing which was the stronger. Suddenly hey saw a traveler coming down the road, and the Sun said, “I see a way to decide our dispute. Whichever of us can cause that traveler to take off his cloak shall be regarded as the stronger. You begin.” So the Sun retired behind a cloud, and the Wind began to blow as hard as it could upon the traveler. But the harder he blew the more closely did the traveler wrap his cloak round him, till at last the Wind help the give up in despair. Then the Sun came out and shone in all his glory upon the traveler, who soon found it too hot to walk with his cloak on. That’s the end of the story.25. Which statement is correct according to the text?
A. The Sun was strongest then the wind
B. The Wind was stronger than the Sun
C. The traveler took off his cloak
D. The Sun was as strong as the Wind
E. The cloud was the strongest.
26. The word “disputing” in line 1 has the same meaning with…
A. arguing D. asking
B. talking E. answering
27. What can we learn from the story?
A. To be the weakest is not good
B. All the glitters are not gold
C. Being honest is not always wise
D. Being arrogant is not good
E. Being the strongest is not important
28. The purpose of the text above is….
A. To explain the readers
B. To inform the readers
C. To entertain the readers
D. To describe the story
E. To persuade the readers
Text 5 is for questions no. 29-3129. The topic of the text is…
MEXICO CITY: Top-ranked golfer Lorena Orchoa is engaged. The 27-year Orchoa will marry 39-year-old Andres Conesa, the director general of Aeromexico airline, one of her sponsors.
Local mediareported Conesa popped the question late last month as the couple vacationed in Europe.
Hola magazine’s Mexico edition said the pair was planning a wedding at the end of this year. –AP
Jakarta Post, January 16th, 2009
A. Local media reporting Conesa
B. The engaged top female golfer
C. A couple vacationing in Europe
D. The success of the top-ranked golfers
E. A wedding plant at the end of this year
30. Which statement is NOT TRUE according to the text?
A. Lorena will marry a director of Airline
B. The marriage will be held in January
C. Lorena is in her late twenties
D. Andres Conesa and Lorena had a holiday in Europe
E. Anres Conesa is in his late thirties
31. “Top-ranked golfer, Lorena Ochoa is engaged.”
A. Conquered D. Dominated
B. Occupied E. Liberated
Text 6 is for questions no. 32 – 34
On Sunday, my friend and I went to Lake Kintamani in Bali.The water is clean, the temperature is cool and there are many trees surround the lake32. What did we do in Tanah Lot?
On Monday we visited Tanah Lot. We took pictures of the temple. The scenery there was amazing. There was holy water beside Tanah Lot. Many people wash their face with it. Across from Tanah Lot, beside the rocking hill, there was a hole occupied by a big snake which according to local people was sacred.
On Tuesday, we went to Sangeh were many wild monkeys walked freely and climbed the tree. In the afternoon we went home.
A. The picture of the temple were taken
B. Washed our face with it
C. Walked and took a bath freely
D. Climbed the trees
E. Occupied the rocky hill
33. Where did the writer go first?
A. The writer went to Tanah Lot
B. The writer went to Sangeh
C. The writer visited Lake Kintamani
D. The writer visited to Bedugul
E. The writer visited to Kute Beach
34. …Sangeh were many wild monkeys …(paragraph 3)
A. kind D. Scary
B. tame E. strong
Text 7 is for questions no. 35 – 3735. This text mainly tells us about…
Seals, sea lions and walruses live both on land or on ice, they are very clumsy in their movements. But in the water they swim gracefully. They all leave the water for land or ice fields to give birth to their young.
The dolphins and the sea cows are sea mammals. Dolphins and porpoises look alike but usually the dolphins are larger. These animals are mainly fish eaters. Experiment show that dolphins are intelligent and can communicate with each other. They can be trained to perform various kinds of trick and acts.
The highly intelligent killer whale belongs to the dolphin family. Despite of its scary name, it has never been heard to attack human.
A. Different characteristic of sea mammals
B. The difference of sea mammals’ community
C. The difference behaviour of sea mammals
D. Seals, sea lions, dolphins, sea cows and killer whales belong to sea-mammals
E. All sea mammals give birth on land
36. Seals, sea lions and walruses…
A. Are fish eaters
B. Can perform tricks
C. Can communicate with one another
D. Are not fish
E. Are swift-swimmer sea mammals.
37. What is the purpose of the text above?
A. To describe seals, sea lions and walruses
B. To amuse or to entertain the readers
C. To tell seals, sea lions and walruses
D. To report seals, sea lions and walruses
E. To explain Seals, sea lions and walruses
Text 8 is for questions no . 38-4038. According to the text, the design on Borobudur is similar to…
Borobudur is a Hindu-Budhist temple built in the 9th century under the Syailendra dynasty in Java. It is located near Magelang on the island of Java, Indonesia.
Abandoned in the 11th century and partially excavated by archaeologists in the early 20th century. Borobudur temple is well-known all over the world.
Influenced by Gupta architecture of India, the temple is constructed on a hill of 46 m (15o ft) high and consists of eight-step like stone terraces, one on top of the others.
The first five terraces are square and surrounded by walls adorned with Budhist sculpture in bas-relief; the upper three are circular, each with a circle of bee-shaped stupas (Budhist-shrines).
The entire edifice is crowned by a large stupa at the centre of the top circle. The way to the summit extends through some 4.8 km of passages and stairways.
The design of Borobudur, a temple-mountain, symbolizing the structure of the universe, is similat to the temples built at Angkor, Cambodia.
The Borobudur temple, rededicated as an Indonesian national monument in 1983, is a valuable treasure for Indonesian people.
A. The Syailendra’s palace
B. Gupta temple in India
C. The temple of Syailendra
D. A bell-shaped stupa
E. The temple at Angkor, Cambodia
39. Who excavated Brobudur temple?
A. The Syailendra dynasty D. Angkor
B. Archeologists E. Bhuddist-shrines
40. The way to the summit extends through some…..of passages and stairways.
A. the 9th century D. 150 ft
B. the 11th century E. 4.8 km
C. 46 m
Text 9 is for questions no. 41-4441. What is the text about?
Learning about a country’s culture, say America’s is important before we enter the culture.
You know, America tend to speak directly. When they disagree with someone, foe example, they will directly express that. It is different from us. We tend to be indirect when saying about what we want.
Second, differences in dealing with personal distance. Well, Americans tend to require more personal than we do, which means they don’t like standing too close to the people they are speaking to. This might be offending, but actually…it’s an Americans custom. When someone feels you are standing too close, he or she may step back without even thinking about it.
Be careful, we should also consider our conversation topics, especially when we meet them for the first time. For example, we Indonesians tend to be friendly by asking one’s personal data like age, previous or current relationship the first time we meet him/her. It’s normal for us, isn’t it? However for Americans, it’s considered impolite, especially when ask about age, like “How old are you?” previous or current relationship, for example, “Do you have a girl friend?”, “Are you married?”, appearance or weight, for example “What’s your weight?” and “You look so fat now, do you gain much weight?” etc.
Thus, we can say that we need to know the culture of a country before going there.
A. Learning a different customs is essential
B. Considering our conversation topic is good
C. Learning about different language is important
D. It’s good to know the culture of our country
E. It’s better to differ in dealing with personal distance
42. Which of the following statement is NOT TRUE according to the text?
A. We have to be careful in choosing the topic of the conversation at the first time.
B. Indonesians tend to speak directly when saying about what they want
C. For Indonesians, it is common to ask one’s personal data at the first meeting
D. For Americans, asking one’s personal data like age or weight is impolite
E. Americans tend to step back when the people they are speaking to are standing too close
43. What is the purpose of the text? To persuade the readers…
A. To go to America
B. To understand American taboos
C. To be careful when we want to go abroad
D. That Americans are different from Indonesians
E. That learning country’s culture is important matter
44. “This might be offending, but actually….” (paragraph 3).
The synonym of the underlined word is…
A. Outstanding D. Delighting
B. Reducing E. Covering
Text 10 is for questions no. 45-4745. What is the text about?
The ethical issue about cheating is perhaps as old as education it self. The whole discussing generally ends with the question of whether cheating or letting others to cheat us during an exam is ethically wrong. Concerning the latter, there have been two opposing sides of opinion.
Some people say that letting other to cheat is ethically right. They say they need to help one another. If other people let us copy their works, then there is a good reason to give similar assist to them. They also argue that if they can not do a test, that is not any way their fault. In fact, they don’t believe the test. Tests according to them mean nothing. So cheating doesn’t matter at all.
Meanwhile, those oppose the practice ‘mutual cheating’ regard the habits as unacceptable, and will do not good to others. They say people will not learn for themselves if we always allow them to cheat us. Cheating each other’s work will make everyone get similar results and that sort of results will certainly be misleading. They who do not agree with letting other to cheat believe in helping themselves and argue others to do their own work.
There is no final answer as to whether letting others to cheat is ethically or socially wrong. In fact, the practice of cheating is still common, and may have become a custom or habit, and even a serious problem in many classrooms as in many classes.
A. The cheating doesn’t matter at all
B. The serious problem in the classroom
C. The students who coy others’ test answer
D. The questions whether the habit of the copying books is usual
E. The problem whether cheating or letting others to cheat is wrong
46. “Concerning the latter. There have been….(paragraph 1)
The underlined word means…
A. Cheating D. Letting others to cheat
B. Education E. Cheating during an exam
C. The ethical issue
47. Why does the writer write the text?
A. To describe how to copy others’ answer.
B. To explain how cheating is done by the students
C. To present two opposing sides of the opinions
D. To persuade the readers that cheating is not good.
E. To convince how to copy others’ answer
Text 11 is for questions no. 48 – 5048. What is the point of the writing?
To : Mrs. Joseph
From : Miss Emma
Date : 15/05/09
Subject : Schedule Change
On Saturday I will be meeting my friends in the mall in Simpang Lima square instead of coming to school until 12.30. I hope this is no problem, thank you.
A. The writer wants to change her appointments
B. The writer wants to change her schedule
C. The writer wants to come to school at 12.30
D. The writer wants to ask apologize to her friends.
E. The writer wants to cancel her meeting with her friends in the mall Simpang Lima square
49. Who is the Memo addressed to?
A. Mrs. Joseph D. The writer’s friends
B. The writer’s headmaster E. The writer’s students
C. Miss. Emma
50. “….. in Simpang lima square instead of coming to school…”
A. If only D. Rather than
B. Unless E. moreover