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In this national examination try out you will have the chance to show how well you
understand spoken English. There are three parts of this exercise with special directions for
each part. Each question will be spoken only two times. Therefore, you must listen carefully.
Part I: Picture
Directions : In this part of the exercise, you will see a picture for each number. On the
cassette, you will hear four short statements. When you hear the four statements, look at the
picture in your exercise book and choose the statement that best describes what you see in the
picture. Then, fill in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet.
Look at the example!
Now listen to the four statements.

The man is talking to his friend in front of him.

The man is busy reading his books.
The man is holding the receiver and talking on the phone.
The man is giving his card to one of his workers.

Statement (C) The man is holding the receiver and talking on the phone best describes what
you see in the picture.

Therefore you should answer (C).

Question number 1 is based on this picture.
Question number 2 is based on this picture.
Question number 3 is based on this picture.
Question number 4 is based on this picture.
Question number 5 is based on this picture.
Part II : Questions and Responses
Directions : In this part of the exercise, you will hear a question and three possible answers
for each number, on the cassette. The question and the answers will not be printed in your
exercise book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers say. Then, you are
to choose the answer that most closely answers the question and fill in the corresponding oval
on your answer sheet.
You will hear
What are you?
A. Im a vocational school student.
B. Im Rini.
C. Im fine.
The best response to the question What are you? is choice (A), Im a vocational school
student. Therefore you should choose (A).
6. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
7. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
8. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
9. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
10. Mark your answer on your answer sheet.
Part 3 : Short Conversations

Directions : In this part of the exercise you will hear a short conversation for each number on
the cassette. In your exercise book, you will see a question and four possible answers. You are
to choose the best answer to each question and fill in the corresponding oval on your answer
11. What is she going to do with the cassettes?
A. To get them away.
B. To buy them.
C. To make a real advertisement.
D. To give them to an advertising agency.
12. Why was she upset?
A. she felt sick about the exam.
B. she didnt pray for the exam.
C. she dreamt she failed her exam.
D. she will pass the exam
13. What does he do everyday?
a. works too hard.
b. works slowly.
c. works too quietly.
d. works 5 days a week.
14. What did he break at the time of the accident?
A. His motorcycle.
B. His arms.
C. His right arm.
D. His left leg.
15. What benefits does he get with the medical insurance card?
A. Something and money for the medicine.
B. A special and lower price for medical service.
C. Medicine, free service and a special discount.
D. Free attention and free service of consultation.
This is the end of listening section.
Text 1
The following text is for questions 16 to 17.
Dear Customers,
We would like to inform you of a change that has taken place in our salon. Now, if you make
an appointment to have more than one treatment done on the same day, we are offering a 20%
discount. For example, if you are having your hair done and also having us apply sculptured
nails, the cost will be $24 instead of $30. The discount for a manicure or pedicure is $2 off
our regular price.
We felt you would want to hear about this and are hoping to see you in the near future.
16. The text above ...
A. tells the customers about a price increase in the salon.
B. informs that the salon will give $4.5 discount to every customer.
C. describes in detail that the customers will get more than one treatment.

D. presents the news about double service treatments.

E. announces to the salon customers about a certain discount.
17. A woman will have her hair treated on Saturday, and will have her nails sculptured the
next day. How much will she have to pay for the treatments in the salon?
A. $2
B. $6
C. $24
D. $30
E. $32
Text 2
The following text is for questions 18 to 21.
Black Widow Spider is an extremely poisonous spider of North and South America. Only the
female black widow is dangerous; the bite of the male is generally harmless. Although black
widows are greatly feared, they are not aggressive and generally bite only to defend
Three species of black widow spiders live in North America. Black widow spiders chiefly
inhabit tropical regions, but they are also common in the southern United States and can be
found as far north as Canada. They spin irregular webs in crevices, woodpiles, trash, outdoor
toilets, and other dark, sheltered spots. When cold weather comes, they may seek concealed
spaces inside basements, garages, and other dark areas of buildings.
Black widow spiders have long legs and smooth, black bodies. The female is about twice as
big as the male. She has a round, shiny, jet black abdomen, with a distinctive mark shaped
like an hourglass on the underside. The mark is usually red but also can be yellow or orange.
The body of a fully grown female is about 1.2 cm (about 0.5 in) long. If the legs are counted,
female black widows can reach 3.8 cm (1.5 in) in length. Male black widows are only about
half as long as females and have more slender bodies. They usually have four pairs of red dots
along the sides of the abdomen. The males are rarely seen and are harmless.

Black widow spiders primarily eat insects that they trap in their webs. They kill their prey by
biting and then inserting their venom. Birds and other animals learn not to eat black widows
by the identifying hourglass mark on the spiders body. The venom makes the animal sick but
usually does not kill it.
Microsoft Encarta 2009
18. The above text talks about
A. highly dangerous spiders that are called black widows.
B. highly poisonous spiders that are called black widows.
C. very aggressive spiders that live North and South America.
D. extremely poisonous spiders that live in North America.
E. black widow spiders that are extremely aggressive and poisonous.
19. The communicative purpose of the text is
A. to describe black widow spiders in terms of their psychological and physical
B. to inform the readers about the danger of black widow spiders in North and South
C. to describe black widows spiders in terms of their physical appearance, habits, habitat
and food.
D. to explain about the unique life of black American widows.

E. to tell the readers about black spiders that live in many American regions.
20. Which of the following statements is incorrect about black widow spiders?
A. Male black widows are as harmless as the female ones.
B. Black widow spiders primarily live in tropical areas.
C. Male black widow spiders are smaller than the female ones.
D. Male black widow spiders do not have mark shaped like an hourglass.
E. Black widow spiders trap their prey in their web before they eat it.
21. Which of these places do black widow spiders prefer in winter?
A. open areas in garages.
B. roofs of high buildings
C. irregular webs in bright toilets.
D. hidden spaces inside buildings.
E. outside dark areas of buildings.
Text 3
The following text is for questions 22 to 25.
The Wind and the Sun
One day the wind and the sun argued over which one was the stronger. Seeing a man traveling
on the road, they sported a challenge to see which one could remove the coat from the man's
back the quickest.
The wind began the challenge. He blew strong gusts of air, so strong that the man almost
could not walk against them. But the man grasped his coat tight against him. The wind blew
harder and longer, and the harder the wind blew, the tighter the man held his coat against him.
The wind blew again and again until he was exhausted, but he could not remove the coat from
the man's back.
It was now the sun's turn to try the challenge. He gently sent his beams upon the traveler. The
sun did very little, but quietly shone upon his head and back until the man became so warm
that he took off his coat and looked for the nearest shade tree.

22. The topic of paragraph 2 is

A. the success of the wind to remove the mans coat.
B. the failure of the sun to remove the mans coat.
C. the winning of the wind in the challenge.
D. the winning of the sun in the challenge.
E. the failure of the wind to remove the mans coat.
23. The wind blew again and again until he was exhausted (paragraph 2). The underlined
word means
A. satisfied
B. excited
C. tired
D. successful
E. sad
24. The sun did very little, but quietly shone upon his head (paragraph 3). The underlined
pronoun refers to
A. the suns
B. the suns turn
C. his beam

D. the travelers
E. the challenge
25. What lesson can we learn from the story?
A. The sun is stronger than anything in this world.
B. Gentle persuasion is stronger than force.
C. The wind is actually not as strong as human beings.
D. Force is better than gentle persuasion.
E. The man is cleverer than the wind.
Text 4
The following text is for questions 26 to 27.
Dear Joe,
Bob is visiting us today. Please pick him up at Tullamarine Airport at 1 p.m. and invite him to
have lunch at Sabatino Restaurant. Take the South Gate Freeway and drop by the Arts Centre
to see my boss. He and I will be attending a meeting there at 2:15. Take him around to see the
painting exhibition and we may go home together at around 3:30.
26. With the message above Mary mainly wants
A. to pick up her friend Bob and to invite him to her house.
B. her husband Joe to visit Bob at the airport and invite him to have lunch.
C. to invite Bob, her boss and her husband Joe to have a meeting at the Arts Centre.
D. Joe to pick up Bob at the airport and to take him and her home.
E. to invite Bob, Joe and her boss to have lunch at Sabatino Restaurant.
27. He and I will be attending a meeting there at 2:15. The underlined word refers to
A. Tullamarine Airport
B. Sabatino Restaurant
C. South Gate Freeway
D. the Arts Centre
E. Marys house
Text 5
The following text is for questions 28 to 31.
Google is an American company specializing in Internet search and advertising, based in
Mountain View, California. Googles name derives from the word googol, the mathematical
term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. The companys use of the term reflects its
business mission to index the seemingly infinite amount of information on the World Wide
Web and make it universally accessible. Google has become so popular that its name is often
used as a verb; to google something means to search for it on the Internet.
Googles search engine service is free and easy to use, and usually returns relevant results in a
fraction of a second. The companys principal source of revenue is advertising. Google
provides advertisers with the opportunity to deliver measurable, cost-effective online
advertising relevant to the information displayed on any given Web page.
Google was founded by computer scientists Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who first met in
1995 at Stanford University in California, where they were both studying for doctorates in
computer science. Brin and Page were interested in finding a unique approach to retrieving
relevant information from a massive set of data. Their first search engine technology was
developed in their university dormitory and released in 1996. It was called BackRub, named

for its ability to analyze the back links pointing to a given Web site. Also known as
PageRank, the unique contribution that Page and Brin made to search applications was to rank
Web sites on the basis of the number of other Web sites that linked to them as well as the
number of links that linked into the linking sites.
Microsoft Encarta 2009
28. The text above describes
A. a famous advertising company named Google.
B. a profile of the best American Internet search company called Google.
C. free and easy search engine service provided by Google.
D. how to search for information on the Web using Google.
E. Google as a popular Internet search and advertising company in America.
29. The companys principal source of revenue is advertising (paragraph 2). The underlined
word is synonymous with
A. income
B. money
C. bank
D. asset
E. salary
30. Which of the following is not true about Google?
A. The word Google was meant to be a noun but has become a verb as well.
B. Google was published by Brin and Page in their university dormitory in 1996.
C. Google was used to rank Web sites on the basis of the number of other Web sites that
linked to them.
D. The word Google represents an idea to index the immeasurable amount of information
on the Web.
E. Without the advertising that it provides Google cannot get its main income.
31. Why is Googles search engine service free and easy to use for its users?
A. To make Google a more popular company throughout the world.
B. To attract many users to buy Googles products via online payment.
C. Because Google has already been so rich that it does not need more income.
D. Because Google has got its revenue from the advertisers, not from its users.
E. Google is not a commercial company and only cares for social work.
Text 6
The following text is for questions 32 to 34.
Internet has been an open network, which works on the principle of net neutrality, whether or
not it should be regulated like the other mass media is a matter of debate. Today there exist
several laws to rule issues like child pornography and many other illegal activities over the
internet. However, there are people who believe that a complete regulation is needed for the
world wide web. There are two sides to this argument. Here are some of the prominent pros
and cons of Internet regulation.
A stringent internet regulation can help to restrict the innumerable illegal activities over the
net. Internet regulation will also help to prevent the large number of financial frauds,
phishing, identity thefts, credit card thefts and many other illegal activities, which are possible
because of the unregulated and unrestrained Internet activities. Although there exist several
laws about child pornography or prosecutions of pedophiles, these issues are still rampant on
the Internet. Internet regulation will also mean stringent policies over unjustified defamation.
On the other hand, a complete takeover by the government or even other telecommunication
giants can lead to violation of net neutrality and will dampen effectiveness of this medium. It

will be against net neutrality principle and will allow certain websites to limit their content to
paid customers. Internet regulation will also tend to limit the freedom of expression, which is
perhaps one of the most conspicuous factors that are instrumental in the success and
popularity of this medium. For years the Internet has been an open source of information. A
stringent regulation policy will mean limited access to the extensive source of information.
Whether Internet regulation is good or bad might be a matter of debate, but what we can do to
increase the effectiveness of this medium is to use it wisely! It is a tool that needs to be used
with a sense of responsibility and common sense if only everyone would understand and
follow these ethics of Internet!
32. The text above
A. informs the readers about the bad and good sides of the Internet use.
B. tells about the controversial issues about the use of the Internet.
C. entertains the readers with a story about using the Internet wisely.
D. describes about the advantages and disadvantages of the Internet.
E. discusses whether the Internet regulation is needed or not.
33. A stringent internet regulation can help to restrict the innumerable illegal activities
(paragraph 2). The underlined word can be best replaced with
A. weak
B. flexible
C. strict
D. unclear
E. short
34. From the text we can conclude that
A. the Internet regulation is not needed because it limits the users freedom.
B. the Internet regulation is badly needed to limit the users freedom.
C. the Internet must be used freely to get any kind of information.
D. we must use the Internet for both bad and good contents.
E. we must use the Internet wisely to increase its effectiveness.
Text 7
The following text is for questions 35 to 38.
Anybody over the age of six knows that there is nowhere safe for skateboarders to skate. This
prevents young people from enjoying an active, energetic and adventurous pastime.
Just watch a local street for a short while and note the steady stream of skaters speeding up
and down the footpaths. Toddlers can be trampled on and little old ladies can be knocked
down as they struggle home carrying their cat food from Coles. Thunderous rattles are heard
on our main roads each night as skaters travel without lights and without warning in the paths
of oncoming cars.
Skateboarding is a serious sport that improves young peoples health. It increases fitness,
improves balance and strengthens the joints in knees and ankles. Although it appears to be a
solo sport, when groups practise together and compete to perform stunts or runs they form
firm friendships.
Young people should be prevented from becoming over weight couch potatoes (people who
are addicted to watching TV). Moreover, if they are actively involved in skating, they are not
smoking, taking drugs or breaking other laws for fun.

Kids will always seek thrills and excitement. They need to practise their 180s, 360s and Ollies
free from restrictions. We must build skate parks in the suburbs so that streets are safe for
small children and senior citizens and so that skaters have spaces where they can race, chase,
speed, and soar towards the sun.
35. The purpose of the text above is
A. to discuss about the advantages and the disadvantages of skateboarding.
B. to present two points of view about skateboarding.
C. to inform the readers about skateboarding as young peoples sport.
D. to convince the readers that special places for skateboarding are necessary.
E. to describe how important is skate-boarding for young people.
36. The main idea of paragraph 4 is
A. skateboarding can make young people get addicted to watching TV.
B. skateboarding is good for making our body healthy.
C. skating can prevent young people from doing bad things.
D. skating can totally stop young people from watching TV.
E. many skateboarders are addicted to staying at home.
37. The negative effects of wild skateboarding can be found in paragraph
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5
38. The following are the positive sides of skateboarding, except
A. making young people healthy.
B. making the joints in knees and ankles strong.
C. being a solo sport which means it can be practiced individually.
D. creating firm friendships among young people.
E. preventing young people from doing bad things.
Text 8
The following text is for questions 39 to 41.
Michael Jackson was born August 29, 1958 as the eighth of ten children in Gary, Indiana, an
industrial suburb of Chicago, to an African American working-class family. His mother,
Katherine Esther Scruse, was a devout Jehovah's Witness, and his father, Joseph Walter "Joe"
Jackson, a steel mill worker who performed with an R&B band called The Falcons. Jackson
had three sisters: Rebbie, La Toya, and Janet, and six brothers: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon,
Brandon (Marlon's twin brother, who died shortly after birth) and Randy.
Jackson had a troubled relationship with his father, Joe Jackson. He stated that he was
physically and emotionally abused during incessant rehearsals, with whippings, and namecalling, though he admitted his father's strict discipline played a large role in his success. In
one altercation recalled by Marlon, Joseph held Michael upside down by one leg and
"pummeled him over and over again with his hand, hitting him on his back and buttocks".
Joseph would also grab his sons and push them with great force against the wall. One night
while Michael was asleep, Joseph climbed into his room through the bedroom window,
wearing a fright mask and screamed, in hopes to scare him. He said he wanted to teach the
children not to leave the window open when they went to sleep. For years afterward, Jackson
said he suffered nightmares about being kidnapped from his bedroom. Joseph acknowledged
in 2003 that he regularly whipped Jackson as a child.
39. What does the text tell us?
A. Michael Jacksons childhood.
B. Michael Jacksons life.
C. Michael Jacksons family
D. Michael Jacksons career.
E. Joe Jackson and his sons.
40. Paragraph 1 generally talks about
A. Michael and his family.
B. Michaels date of birth.
C. R&B band The Falcon.
D. ten children of the Jacksons
E. Michaels sisters and brothers.
41. From paragraph 2 we can conclude that
A. Jackson had a happy life as a child.
B. Jackson did not enjoy a happy life as a child.
C. Joe Jackson educated Michael in the ways Michael liked.
D. Joe Jacksons family was full of terror.
E. Jackson had a good relationship with his father.
Text 9
The following text is for questions 42 to 44.
Erwida Maulia, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 01/07/2010 3:17 PM | National
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono speaks up on the controversial national exam, saying it
needs a review to ensure the objectivity and fairness of its results to students.
The President said, while opening a Cabinet meeting on education and health on Thursday, he
would like to hear National Education Minister Muhammad Nuh presenting a policy
regarding the national final exam, which has been used as a tool to measure students
eligibility to graduate from elementary and secondary schools.
The exam has been a subject to controversy for nearly the past decade mainly due to its high
passing standards applied evenly across the regions.
Many students, especially those in rural areas, fail to pass the exam because of the poor
quality of education there; a situation subsequently leading to widespread cheating practices
also often allegedly committed by teachers with the approval of the school principals.
Personally, I dont think we can make the UN as the only instrument to measure [students
quality]; we have to also combine it with other aspects, Yudhoyono said at the Presidential
There are two options we need to think together. First, we can organize a remedial exam for
those who fail the first exam, or, another option is we can use the old Ebtanas model, he
Ebtanas is a school final exam system implemented during the 1980s and 1990s, whose
standards were made different each region.

42. The topic of the text above is

A. President Yudoyonos command to stop the controversial national exam.
B. Presidents policy about a cabinet
meeting on education and health.
C. National Education Ministers
presentation on an education policy.
D. President Yudoyonos order to review the controversial national exam.
E. the necessity to stop the application of national exam in Indonesia.
43. the national final exam, which has been used as a tool to measure students
eligibility (paragraph 2). Another term for the underlined word is
A. lesson
B. activity
C. qualification
D. personality
E. incapability
44. Which of the following issues triggers the national exam controversy?
A. Many students do not study hard so that they fail the exam.
B. Many students fail the exam because they practice cheating.
C. Many teachers help their students in doing the exam.
D. Many people believe that the national exam is not effective.
E. Many people argue that the national exam is not objective and unfair either.
Text 10
The following text is for questions 45 to 47.
Dear Mr. Robert Pattinson,
This is to acknowledge that we are in receipt of your notice whereby you informed us that the
goods shipped to you on December 28, 2009 did not conform to our agreement dated
December 21.
We regret this unintentional mistake on our part, the reasons for which were the ship got a
little accident and it took 3 days before we could move the cargo to another ship.
While we recognize that the time for performing under this agreement has expired, we are
requesting that you extend the time to January 7, 2010 in order that we may cure the defect by
replacing the shipment with goods that conform to our agreement.
Please accept our apology for this inconvenience. We will be looking forward to your
Sincerely Yours,
Bella Swan
45. What is the purpose of the letter?
A. To ask for permission to replace ordered goods with others.
B. To give information that the goods sent previously were broken.
C. To ask for time extension for delivering the broken goods.
D. To ask for apology and to request for time extension to deliver goods.
E. To accept Mr. Pattinsons apology about the broken goods.

46. by replacing the shipment with goods that conform to our agreement. (paragraph 3).
The underlined phrase means
A. show
B. match
C. display
D. break
E. notice
47. The goods that Mr. Pattinson had ordered did not conform to the deal he made with Mrs.
Swans company because
A. the delivery of the goods were too late.
B. there was a problem during the shipment.
C. it took 3 days to replace the broken
D. there was a problem during the
movement of the cargo.
E. the delivery time of the goods had expired.
Text 11
The following text is for questions 48 to 50.
Why Ascend?
* Dedicated full-time teaching team from Ireland, Denmark, Canada, the UK and the USA.
* Professionally qualified and experienced teachers.
* Unique learning experience in Singapore with maximum of 15 students in a class
* You have more time to learn to express yourself with confidence in our small classes.
Our Teachers and Students INTERACT!
* Join our teachers and students from Thailand, South Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, Iran,
Vietnam, Mongolia, Russia, Myanmar, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Turkey and Poland and
participate in our organized indoor and outdoor English cultural activities.
* Learn more English outside of the classroom in an interesting and fun environment.
Our Students SUCCEED!
* Graduate with a certificate from our English as a Global Language (EGL) Program
* Achieve high IELTS and TOEFL scores to enter universities in Singapore and overseas.
48. The text above is intended to
A. invite people to join the English Course Institution Ascend.
B. invite people to have unique learning experience in Singapore.
C. persuade people to take outdoor classes at Ascend.
D. persuade people to participate in the organized indoor cultural activities.
E. inform people about how to achieve high TOEFL scores at Ascend.
49. Below are the reasons why you should join Ascend, except
A. the Ascend teachers are dedicated and professional.
B. Ascend does not only provide indoor activities, but outdoor ones as well.
C. the classes are small so that the students can express themselves confidently.
D. the students get an EGL program certificate after finishing their study.
E. the students are guaranteed to get high IELTS and TOEFL scores.

50. Where is Ascend?

A. In Ireland.
B. In Denmark.
C. In Canada.
D. In Singapore.
E. In Thailand.