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A. Analitycal I personally think that reading is a very important activity in our life. Why do I say so?

Firstly, by reading we can get a lot of knowledge about many things in the world such as Science, technology. Sports, arts, culture, etc written in either books, magazine, newspaper, etc. Secondly, by reading we can get a lot of news and information about something happening in any parts of the world which can we see directly.Another reason, reading can give us pleasure too. When we are tired, we read books, newspaper or magazine on the entertainment coloumn such as comedy, short story, quiz, etc. To make us relaxed.The last, reading can also take us to other parts of the world. By reading a book about Irian Jaya we may feel were really sitting in the jungles not at home in our rooms.From the facts above, its obvious that everyone needs to read to get knowledge, information and also entertainment. Or in summary we can say reading is truly important in our life.

1. Why is reading very important in our life? Because.. a) By reading, we can get a lot of friends, relatives, experience, etc. b) By reading, we can get little knowledge but a lot of entertainment. c) By reading, we are always relaxed. d) By reading, we are always happy. e) By reading we can get a lot of knowledge, news, information and entertainment

2. If we want to get knowledge, what should we do? a) buy a lot of books b) borrow a lot of books c) look for newspaper and magazine d) sell and buy many expensive books e) Read a lot of books and other printed materials.

3. What does the text tell us about? a) The description of reading b) The function of reading c) The importance of reading d) The disadvantages of reading e) The purpose of reading 4. What is the social function of the text? a) To tell a story b) To describe the reader c) To entertain the reader d) To give information e) To persuade the reader

5. Paragraph. In the text is the thesis. 1. 1 2. 2 3. 3 4. 4 5. 5 B. Hortatory

Teks 1 Boarding School Education There are many arguments in favor of a boarding school education. Nevertheless, the boarding school is not always the best education institution for everyone. At an early age interacting and communicating with people is very important for a childs personal life and can be especially helpful for his/her future. In a boarding school, shy children can take advantage of interaction through communal activities. The boarding school also offers a great variety of activities such as arts, sports, and music that allow children to demonstrate and develop specialized skills in their free time. Furthermore, the structured way of life and strict rules at the boarding school may helps students to get used to a well ordered way of life. The manners and social skills will help them to become more responsible and confident, and to develop their talents in leadership. Professionally trained teachers and educators in the boarding school can offer excellent education without the parents constant supervision. In spite of these good points, it is not advisable to send a child to a boarding school if he/she is a dependent learner. A boarding school usually demands that student learn independently. In addition, the boarding school should not be seen as a measure to solve inappropriate behavior or unsatisfactory study performance. Instead of improving, problematic children may close off their relationship with their peers and teachers. In conclusion although a boarding school may provide good education to many children, it is not recommended for those who are strongly attached to their families. They may become frustrated and socially isolated. 6. According to the writer, children in a boarding school can develop specialized skills in a. Entrepreneurship b. Community service c. Reading d. Drama e. Music 7. Why do parents send their children to boarding school? Because a. It is good for shy children b. It gives good education for adults c. Interacting and communicating with people is very important d. It does not allow children demonstrate excellence and develop their skills e. It is safe and makes children become responsible and develop talents in leadership

8. From the text, we can conclude that a. The boarding school can be very expensive b. There are good and bad boarding schools c. The boarding school is the solution to our educational problems d. Its not necessary to send children to a boarding school because the students can live independently e. Not everyone thinks that the boarding school is the best educational institution for children Teks 2 Smoking in a restaurant does not only give the bad impact to the active smokers but also the passive ones. Smoking in a restaurant is impolite. The smell of the smoke affects all people and can turn them off their food. People pay to taste good food and not to be put off by foulsmelling smoke. Besides, smoking harm the others especially passive smokers, that is, breathing in smoke made by a smoker, can lead to asthma attacks and even cancer. Finally, smoking is dangerous and a health risk to the smoker. Cigarettes cause heart and lung disease and people do not smoke anywhere, not just in restaurants. Regarding to the bad impacts, smoking must not be allowed in any restaurants. 9. The communicative purpose of the text is to A. explain how the smoking can be dangerous B. retell about some positive effects of smoking C. persuade readers with the smoking risk D. describe how the smoking is not allowed E. persuade readers that smoking must be banned 10. Smoking in a restaurant is impolite. (paragraph 2). The synonym of the underlined word is A.Rude D. Sensitive B. Polite E. Kind C. Delicate

C. Spoof Teks 1 Last week I took my five-year old son, Willy, to a musical instrument store in my hometown. I wanted to buy him a set of junior drum because his drum teacher advised me to buy him one. Willy likes listening to music very much. He also likes asking me everything he wants to know. Even his questions sometimes seem precocious for a boy of his age. He is very inquisitive. We went there by car. On the way, we saw a policeman standing near a traffic light regulating the passing cars and other vehicles. He blew his whistle now and then. Seeing the policeman blowing his whistle, Willy asked me at once, "Dad, why is the policeman using a whistle, not a drum?" Hearing his unexpected question I answered reluctantly, "Because he is not Phil Collins!" 11. What does the text talk about........ A. Willy and his new drum. B. Phil Collins and his drum. C. A policeman and his whistle. D. Willy's drum private teacher. E. The writer's five-year old son. 12. From the text above we know that Willy is a/n........ boy. A. smart B. funny C. stupid D. childish E. annoying 13. Which sentence makes the text a funny story ........ A. He is very inquisitive. B. "Because he is not Phil Collins". C. He blew his whistle now and then. D. He also likes asking me everything he wants to know. E. "Dad, why is the policeman using a whistle not a drum?" Teks 2 One day I asked Mary to do an exercise on the blackboard. When she got the front of the room, everybody began laughing. Mary would usually take any opportunity to get a laugh, so I was always on guard. This time, though, I really couldnt see what was so funny. Then I noticed her stockings. She was wearing one red stocking and one blue one. What unusual stockings, I remarked casually to Mary, hoping to stop the laughter by getting in on the joke. Im so glad you like them, Mary said seriously, I have another pair at home just like them. I saw that this delighted the class even more. Ive decided not to call on Mary again for some time.

14. Which of the statements is not true about Mary? A. Mary was a student B. Mary was the teachers idol C. Mary usually did something funny D. Mary liked to laugh in her teachers face E. Mary often made her teacher not be able to cope with her jokes 15. The main idea of the first paragraph is A. Marys class was always cheerful B. Mary often laughed at her teacher C. The teacher tried to stop Mary making jokes D. The teacher had a serious problem with Mary E. Mary was a student who always did funny things D. Narrative The Story of the Smart Parrot A man in Puerto Rico had a wonderful parrot. There was no another parrot like it. It was very, very smart. This parrot would say any word-except one. He would not say the name of the town where he was born. The name of the town was Catano. The man tried to teach the parrot to say Catano. But the bird would not say the word. At first the man was very nice, but then he got angry. You are a stupid bird! Why cant you say the word? Sat CAtano, or I will kill you! but the parrot would not say it. Then the man got to so angry that the shouted over and over, Say Catano, or Ill kill you! but the bird wouldnt talk. One day after trying for many hours to make the bird say Catano, the man got very angry. He picked up the bird and threw him into the chicken house. You are more stupid than the chickens. Soon I will eat them, and I will eat you, too. In the chicken house there are four old chickens. They were for Sundays dinner. The man put the parrot in the chicken house and left. The next day the man came back to the chicken house. He opened the door and stopped. He was very surprised at what he saw! He saw three dead chickens on the floor. The parrot was screaming at the fourth chicken, Say Catano, or Ill kill you!

16. Where does the story take place? A. London B. Puerto Rico

C. Jakarta D. Buenos Aires

17. What is the word that the parrot cannot say? A. Catano C. Canato B. Tacano D. Nacato 18. How often did the owner teach the bird how to say the word? A. Always C. Many times B. Everyday D. Every second

19. .Which statement is true according to the text? A. The parrot could say Catano B. At last the parrot could say Catano C. Catano was the name at the parrot D. The man never got angry at the parrot 20. What does the man do to the bird because the bird cannot say the name of a place. A. The man ate the bird. B. The sold the bird. C. The man killed the bird. D. The man taught the bird.