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Cameroon is a West African country of ten million people which has been
very successful in growing food for its people, unlike many other West African
countries. Since 1971 it has doubled its output of major foodstuffs such as maize
and potatoes. Now it is one of the few African countries able to feed itself. This
was not the case five years ago when the country was only 75-80% self-sufficient
in food. Although isolated pockets of hunger still remain, the World Bank
nowadays gives Cameroon money to sustain, not to achieve, self-sufficiency in
food production.

The text tells us about .

West African countries
Cameroons ability to feed its people
major foodstuffs in West Africa
Cameroons food production
food self-sufficiency

2. Which the following statements is TRUE about Cameroon?

A. The World Bank financially supports Cameroon to maintain its selfsufficiency.
B. Cameroon is the biggest and richest country among West African
C. It was the World Bank which financed the production of food in Cameroon.
D. Similar to other West African countries, Cameroon has always been selfsufficient.
E. Cameroon has succeeded in its food production because of the fertility of
its soil.
Continued progress in advanced technology is not necessary. Already the
technical progress in our world has caused severe pollution in the air and in the
water. Although the technical progress in previous years has been helpful, recent
technology has significantly increased pollution. Another reason to stop technical
progress is that many inventions which were developed for good causes are now
also used for powerful weapons or have been found to have serious side effects.
For example, pesticide put inside particle board to prevent termites has now
been found to be toxic to human life. Technology does not always bring good
effects; for example, computers do much work faster than man, but then man
loses is job to a machine. Because no man can guarantee that technology will
have only good effects and will be used only for the benefit of man, we should
delay the continued development of technology.
3. The authors purpose in writing this paragraph is
A. to describe pollution caused by advanced technology
B. to show how advantageous advanced technology is for human beings

C. to have people stop developing advanced technology

D. to explain what further inventions in technology should be made
E. to make people implement advanced technology
4. Advanced technology has made peoples lives more comfortable;
Nevertheless, ______
A. it is causing a lot of damage to the environment
B. many inventions were developed for good causes
C. it help people to kill termites through pesticides
D. many people are no longer unemployed
E. it is useful and beneficial to people
A natural disaster is a terrible accident, e.g. a great flood, a big fire or an
earthquake. It usually causes great suffering and loss of a large sum of money.
The casualties are injured or died. Some people are homeless and need medical
Floods occur when the water of rivers, lakes, or streams overflow their
banks and pour onto the surrounding land. Floods are caused by many different
things. Often heavy rainstorms that last for a brief can cause a flood. But not all
heavy storms are followed by flooding. If the surrounding land is flat and can
absorb the water, no flooding will occur. If, however, the land is hard and rocky,
heavy rain cannot be absorbed. Where the banks are low, a river may overflow
and flood adjacent lowland.
In many part of the world flood are caused by tropical storms called
hurricanes or typhoons. They bring destructive winds of high speed, torrents of
rain, and flooding. When a flood occurs, the destruction to surrounding land can
be severe. Whole villages and towns are sometimes swept away by water
pouring swiftly over the land. Railroad track blocked and uprooted from their
beds. Highways are washed away.
When a building caught fire, the firemen pitched in to help battle the blaze.
Before the pumps were invented, people formed bucket brigades to fight fires.
Standing side by side, they formed a human chain from the fire to nearby well or
river. They passed buckets of water from to hand to be poured on the flames.
The damage of the fire did depend a great deal on where it happened. In
the country or a small village, only a single house might burn down. But in
crowded cities, fire often destroy whole blocks and neighborhoods before being

When is flood more likely to happen?

When heavy rainstorms happen on flat land
When rainstorms happen on hard rocky land
When heavy rainstorms happen on forest land
When the water of the rivers overflow into absorbing land

E. When banks of the river are adjacent to lowland

6. All the following information are natural disasters, except .
A. Rain
C. flood
E. earthquake
B. Storm
D. hurricane

7. Why do hurricanes or typhoons usually cause great destruction? Because

A. bring destruction winds and torrential rains
B. are heavy enough to cause flood
C. are heavy storms
D. are hard winds
E. are tropical storms

Modern fire brigade use to fight fire.

buckets of water
D. fire pump
spraying sand
E. fire arm
human chain

Few people now remember the sinking of the great passenger sip Colossus
exactly fifty years ago. The numbers who were actually save from her was small,
and some of those have died in the years since, so that those who are still alive
today can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

The main topic of the paragraph above is

the sinking of Colossus
the great ship
the remembering ship
the ship number
the saved Colossus

10. The following statements are correct according to the text above, except
A. Few people remember the sinking of Colossus exactly fifty years ago.
B. There were small number who were safe.
C. There were small number who had died.
D. There are only a few people who are still alive today.
E. The sinking Colossus have the great passenger.
11. Dian didnt live here anymore. She . last month.

A. Moved
B. Is moved
C. Moved

D. had moved
E. is moving


12. The house . when my grandma comes.

Is cleaning
Is being cleaned
Have been cleaned
Is cleaned


13. Ida said, "I like watching action movies." The reported speech
for the quoted one above is
Ida said that she liked watching action movies
Ida said that I liked watching action movies
Ida said that I will like watching action movies
Ida said that she had liked watching action movies
Ida said that I had liked watching action movies

14. A : When I called you, no one was at your house.

B : Yes, that's right. I . The garden
A. weed
B. was weeding
C. weeded
D. have weeded
E. am weeding
15. I am still waiting . for an interview.
A. To be called
D. to call
B. Be called
E. called
C. Be calling