Choose the correct answer
A vampire bat came flapping in from the night, face all covered in fresh blood and parked himself on the roof of the cave to get some sleep.
Pretty soon all the other bats smelt the blood and began hassling him about where he got it. He told them to piss of and let him get some sleep, but they persisted until he finally gave in.
“OK, follow me,” he said and flew out of the cave with hundreds of bats behind him. Down through a valley they went, across the river and into a huge forest.
Finally he slowed down and all the other bats were excitedly around him with their tongues hanging out for blood.
“Do you see the large oak tree over there ?” he asked. YES, YES, YES !!!!, the bats all screamed in a frenzy.
“Good”, said the first bat, “Because I did not”.
Adapted from : www.office-humour.co.uk.
1. What did the vampire bat do before he got to the cave ?
A. looking for blood D. getting some fresh blood
B. flapping in the night E. parking on the roof of the cave
C. covering its face with blood
2. Which is the correct statement ?
A. The other bats were interested in the fresh blood
B. The other bats parked themselves beside him
C. The other bats came with the faces covered with blood
D. The bat vampire could show the others where he got the fresh blood
E. The bats got the fresh blood from the oak tree
3. Why did the other bats disturb him ?
A. Because they did not like the bat
B. They could not sleep without drinking blood
C. They also wanted to get the blood
D. The other bats liked hassling him
E. The other bats were rough to him
4. Where did they go to get the fresh blood ?
A. into a cave D. in the valley
B. in a tree E. in the forest
C. under the oak tree
5. Did the bat know exactly where he got the blood from ?
A. Yes, because he could show them the way
B. We don’t know. The story does not tell us about it
C. Certainly, because he could see the way to the forest clearly
D. No, because the bat could not see well
E. He knew but he did not want to tell the others about it
6. Which is NOT the correct statement ?
A. The bat led the others to a very huge forest
B. There were hundreds of bats in a colony
C. The bats travelled far to get to the forest
D. The other bats were patiently waiting for him to show the place
E. The other bats were very excited to get fresh blood
7. What does the word “him” in ….. and began hassling him ….. refer to ?
A. the other bats D. the hungry bats
B. the vampire bat E. the sleepy bat
C. the blood drinking bat
After a long day at the office, Chris came home one day and found his dog with the neighbor’s pet rabbit in his mouth. The rabbit was obviously dead. Chris panicked.
“If my neighbor find out my dog killed their bunny, they’ll hate me forever”, he thought.
So he took the dirty, chewed up rabbit into the house, gave it a bath and blow-dried its fur. Chris knew his neighbor kept the back door open during summer, so he sneaked inside and put the bunny back into the cage, hoping his neighbor would think it died of natural causes.
A couple of days later Chris and his neighbor saw each other outside.
“Did you hear that Fluffy die ?”, the neighbor asked.
“Oh, ….. Uhm ….. Sorry to hear that. What happened ?” Chris mumbled.
The neighbor replied, “We just found him dead in his cage one day. But the strange thing is the day after we buried him, we went out to dinner and someone must have dug him up, gave him a bath and put him back in the cage”.
Adapted from : www.office-humour.co.uk.
8. What is the text about ?
A. a curious neighbor and the rabbit
B. a kind neighbor and his dog
C. a neighbor who tried to maintain his relation with others
D. a rabbit and a dog
E. a greedy dog eating dead rabbit
9. Why did Chris panic when he saw his dog with a rabbit ?
A. He thought his dog killed the rabbit
B. He did not like his dog with a rabbit
C. He thought his dog ran to the neighbour’s house
D. He did not want his dog killed the rabbit
E. He thought the rabbit killed the dog
10. When Chris came home from the office ?
A. He found his dog playing with a rabbit in his mouth
B. His dog was carrying the dead neighbor’s rabbit in his mouth
C. He saw his dog digging at the neighbour’s back yard
D. His dog killed the neighbour’s rabbit with its mouth
E. The dog was eating a dead rabbit
11. What did Chris do to maintain good relation with the neighbour ?
A. He told the truth and apologized
B. He returned the dead rabbit into the cage right away
C. He bathed it and returned it to his neighbor’s house
D. He took the rabbit back to its cage in the neighbour’s house
E. He bought another rabbit and put it in the neighbour’s house
12. How could Chris get into the neighbor’s house easily ?
A. He had a key to the neighbor’s house
B. He broke into the house
C. He went through the open back door
D. He knew how to open the door to the neighbor’s house
E. He jumped over the fence at the back of his house
13. Choose the correct statement.
A. The dog was playing with the rabbit until it died
B. Chris felt guilty that his dog had killed the rabbit
C. The neighbor told Chris that his rabbit died because of the dog
D. The dog killed the rabbit and was going to eat it
E. The rabbit had been dead and buried before the dog dug it
14. ……………….. him dead in his cage one day.
What does the word “him” refer to ?
A. The neighbor’s rabbit D. The neighbor
B. Chris’dog E. Chris’s neighbor
15. Which of the statements is not the correct one ?
A. The dog killed the rabbit by accident
B. Chris returned the rabbit to its cage secretly
C. Chris thought his dog killed the neighbor’s bunny
D. Chris’s neighbor was surprised to find his dead rabbit back into its cage
E. The rabbit had been dead before the dog found him
Cars as we all know contribute to most of the pollution in the world. Cars emit a deadly gas that cause illness such bronchitis, lung cancers and triggers of asthma. Some of these illness are so bad that people can die from them.
The city is very busy. Pedestrians wander everywhere and cars commonly hit pedestrians in the city, which causes them to die. Cars today are our roads biggest killers.
Cars are very noisy. If you live in the city, you may find it difficult to sleep at night, or do your homework, and especially talk to someone.
Based on the reasons above, I think cars should be banned from the city.
16. What is the text above about ?
A. Cars contribute to pollution
B. Cars emit gas dangerous to environment
C. Car exhaust fume can cause serious illness
D. Cars cause many accident
E. Cars should be banned from city
17. What does the word “them” refer to ?
A. cars D. pollution
B. pollution E. illnesses
C. deadly gas
18. According to the text, which is the biggest killer in the street ?
A. pollution D. the drivers
B. the pedestrians E. lung diseases
C. the cars
19. I think cars should be banned from the city. The following words have the same meaning of the bold word, except ……….
A. stopped D. not permitted
B. not allowed E. quitted
20. What is the communicative purpose of the text ?
A. To persuade the readers that cars in the city is a big problem
B. To tell the readers about the dangerous car in the city
C. To persuade the readers not to drive cars in the city
D. To inform the readers that driving cars in the city is dangerous
E. To mention the dangers of cars in the city
Should Ads be banned from TV programs
We are writing to complain about ads on TV. There are so many ads, especially during our favourite programs. We think they should be stopped for a number of reasons.
First, ads are a nuisance. They got on for a long time and there are so many. Sometimes these seems to be more ads than programs.
Second, ads are a bad influence on people. They try to encourage people to buy unhealthy food like beer, soft drink, candy, and chips. And they make people want things they do not really need and cannot afford.
Finally, the people who make ads have too much say in what programs people watch. This is because they want to put all their ads on popular programs, that a lot of people watch. Some programs which are not so popular got stopped because they do not attact enough ads, even though those programs may be someone’s favourite.
For these reasons, we think your TV station should stop showing ads. They interrupt programs. They are a bad influence on people, and they are sometimes put a stop to people’s favourite show. We are sick of ads, and now we mostly watch other channel.
21. What is the topic of this text ?
A. Advertisements should be prohibited from TV
B. There are no advertisements about TV programs
C. TV stations interrupt programs on air
D. Advertisements depend on the favourite programs
E. No Television programs without advertisements
22. What can we learn from the text ?
A. Televisions need advertisements for their favourite programs
B. Advertisements on television make people consumptive
C. Advertisements support television favourite programs
D. People can get information about product from television
E. Advertisements are very important for television to broadcast their programs
23. The word “banned” means …..
A. abandoned D. forbidden
B. forgotten E. argued
24. What is the purpose of the writer writing this article ?
A. to inform the readers about advertisements
B. to persuade the viewers about too many ads on TV
C. to give arguments about advertisements on TV
D. to persuade the TV station not to broadcast ads on TV
E. to give arguments about ads on TV
25. “We are sick of ads, and now we mostly watch other channel.” The synonym of “sick of” is …..
A. being ill D. doing badly
B. feeling unhealthy E. getting bored with
C. being unwell
Listening and Speaking
On Wednesday, my students and I went to Jogyakarta. We stayed at Dirgahayu hotel which is not far from Malioboro.
On Thursday we visited the temples in Prambanan. There are three big temples, the Brahmana, Syiwa, and Wisnu temples. They are really amazing. We visited only Brahmana and Syiwa temples because Wisnu temple was being renovated.
On Friday morning we went to Jogja Kraton. We spent about two hours there. We were lucky because we were led by a smart and friendly guide. Then we continued our journey top
In the evening we left for
26. What did the text mainly discuss ?
A. The writer’s trip to Jogyakarta
B. The writer’s first visit to temples
C. The writer’s impression about the trip
D. The writer’s holiday with the students
E. The writer’s trip to the famous temples in
27. Which temple was being renovated ?
28. Which statement is true ?
A. The writer and the students went to Jogyakarta for having a research
B. The writer went to
temple then to Prambanan temple
C. Malioboro is far from their hotel
D. The writer left Jogyakarta on Friday
E. The writer was not happy with the guide
29. We visited the Brahmana, Syiwa, and Wisnu temples. The word “We” refers to …..
A. the temples
B. the writer and the readers
C. the students
D. the writer, the readers, and the students
E. the writer and the students
30. What tense is used in the text ?
A. simple past
B. simple present
C. simple past and simple present
D. past continuous
E. present perfect
In 1979, Mother Teresa won the Nobel Prize for peace.
Who is Mother Teresa ? She was born in 1910 in
of Albanian parents. Ever since she was a little child she wanted to help poor
people, and when she turned 18 she felt she had to follow her calling. She left
home and decided to become a nun. The Catholic religion was very important to
her, the most important part of this religion is helping other people. She
especially wanted to help people in Skopje, Yugoslavia . India
She first worked as a school teacher in
, but the students were rich
people. There she taught at a high school and later became its principal. In
1946 she felt she had to go into the slums in order to be of better use to the
poor. So finally she left the school. She walked along the streets in Indian
cities looking for people who needed help. She gave them food, clothing or
After a while, other nuns began to help her. She built hospitals and schools for the poor. She also started a special group of nuns called the Order of Missionaries of Charity. They began to work with the poor people in many countries around the world.
31. What is the text about ?
A. the Nobel prize D. Mother Teresa’s activities
B. Mother Teresa E. Order of Missionaries of Charity
C. Mother Teresa’s success
32. What was Mother Teresa’s calling ?
A. to become a nurse D. to help poor people in
B. to be a nun E. to get a Nobel prize of peace
C. to live in
33. Which is the correct statement ?
A. Mother Teresa helped poor people to be a famous person
B. She helped the poor people in
was a principal of a school India
C. The school where she worked was for poor people
D. She was not happy with her job as the principal of a school
E. She left her job as a nurse in
34. What is right about Mother Teresa ? All are correct, except …..
A. She did not enjoy her job as the principal of a rich school in
B. She was a kind hearted and generous person
C. Her parents wanted her to be a nurse
D. Mother Teresa was known for her effort to help poor people
E. She set up a group of nuns called the Order of Missionaries of Charity
35. Mother Teresa left the job at school because …..
A. She felt that she could not manage the school
B. She wanted to be a nurse
C. She wanted to help poor people in
D. She wanted to establish a group of nuns, called the Order of Missionaries of Charity
E. She was called to be a nurse
36. What did Mother Teresa do after leaving the school ?
A. She looked for a job as a nurse
B. She set up a group of nuns called the Order of Missionaries of Charity
C. She walked along the streets in
D. She took care of the very poor people in
E. She provided home, food and clothing for poor people
The Rats and The Elephant
Once upon a time there lived a group of mice under a tree in peace. However, a group of elephants crossing the jungle unknowingly destroyed the homes of all rats. Many of them were even crushed to death.
Then the king of rats decided to approach the elephant chief and request him to guide his herd through another route. On hearing the sad story, the elephant king apologized and agreed take another route. And so the lives of the rats were saved.
One day, elephant-hunters came to jungle and trapped a group of elephant in huge nets. Then the elephant king suddenly remembered the king of the rats. He summoned one of the elephants of his herd, which had not been trapped, to go seek help from the king of rats.
The elephant went to the rat king and told him about the trapped elephants.
The rat king immediately took his entire group of rats and they cut open the nets which had trapped the elephant herd. The elephant herd was totally set free. They danced with joy and thanked the rats.
37. What is the main idea of paragraph one ?
A. A group of mice lived under tree
B. A group of elephant lived under tree
C. Mice and elephant lived under tree
D. Elephant destroyed all rat’s homes
E. Many mice were death
38. “He summoned one of the elephants of his herd …..” (paragraph 3).
What does the bold word refer to ?
A. Elephant King D. Mice
B. Hunter E. Rat King
39. How is the elephant’s character at the first time ?
A. kind D. honest
B. friendly E. conceited
40. What did rats do when the elephant asked help to them ? They …..
A. left the elephant D. let them trapped
B. didn’t care with them E. asked the hunter to open the nets
C. cut open the nets
41. “ ….. the rat king and told him about the trapped elephants.” (par.3)
The bold type word has same meaning with the words …..
A. seized D. rapt
B. fascinated E. spellbound
The Wolf and The Stork
A long, long time ago, the wolf and the stork were friends. One day, the wolf asked the stork to come to his house to eat.
When the stork arrived at the wolf’s house, the wolf put two bowls of soup on the table. The wolf ate his bowl of soup so quickly. When he finished, he asked the stork, “Did you like my soup?”
But the stork was angry because he couldn’t eat the soup. His beak was too long ! Then the stork had an idea. He asked the wolf to come to dinner. He filled two tall pitchers with good food. They began to eat. When the stork finishing eating, he asked the wolf if he wanted more to eat.
But the wolf was angry. His mouth was so big that he couldn’t get into the pitcher. The wolf went home hungry, and the stork laughed and laughed.
The wolf and the stork have never been friends ever since.
42. Who finally ate the soup in the wolf’s house ?
A. the wolf D. the stork
B. both of them E. none of them
C. the wolf’s friend
43. Why did the stork get angry ? Because …..
A. the wolf lied to the stork
B. the wolf didn’t keep his promise
C. the stork can’t eat the soup
D. the wolf ate all the soup
E. the stork only eat a bowl of soup
44. Why the wolf didn’t want to eat the stork’s soup ? Because …..
A. he had a big mouth D. he couldn’t eat in a bowl
B. he disliked the soup E. he could only eat soup in a pitcher
C. the soup was less delicious
45. What was the stork’s purpose by inviting the wolf to his house ? He wanted to …..
A. say sorry to the wolf
B. maintain his friendship with the wolf
C. revenge with what the wolf had done
D. have dinner together in friendship
E. to show his gratitude to the wolf
46. “But the wolf was angry.” Which of the following can replace the underlined word ?
A. danger D. absolute
B. carefully E. mad
The Magic Box
Once upon a time, there was a poor farmer who lived with his wife. One day, he dug up his field and found a big box. He took it home with him and showed it to his wife. His wife cleaned the box and kept it in their house.
One sunny morning his wife dropped an apple into it. Suddenly, the box began fill up with apples. No matter how many the apples were taken out, more apples took their place. So, the farmer and his wife decide to sell the apples and in short time they were able to live quite comfortably.
One day, the farmer dropped gold into the box. At once, apples disappeared and the box began to fill itself with coins. Every day, the farmer and his wife collected hundreds of gold coins from the box. Soon, they became very rich.
Having heard that his son had gone rich, the farmer’s grandfather visited the couple. He was not very strong and he could not go out to work any more. So, the farmer asked the old man to help him take money out of the box. When his grandfather told his son that he was tired and wanted to have a rest, the farmer shouted at him, “Why are you so lazy ? Why can’t you work harder ?”
The old man did not say anything and continued to work until he fell into the box and suddenly died. At once, the money disappeared and the box began to fill up with dead grandfathers.
The farmer had to pull them out and bury them. To do this, he had to spend all the money he had collected. When he had used up all the money, the box broke and the farmer was just as poor as he was before.
47. What is the main idea of paragraph 2 ?
A. The farmer dropped an apple into a big box
B. The farmer and his wife sold the apples
C. His wife dropped an apple into the box
D. The farmer and his wife lived comfortably
E. The box became full of apples
48. “At once, the money disappeared and the box …..” (Paragraph 5)
The synonym of the underlined word is …..
A. vanished D. looked
B. lost E. got
49. According to the text, which of the following is TRUE ?
A. The farmer became rich ever after
B. The box was full of gold coins when it was found
C. The farmer’s wife was happy after the grandfather died
D. The poor farmer was finally dead because of his sadness
E. The farmer had to use up all his money to bury his grandfather
50. What can we learn from the story ? We have to …..
A. work hard D. do everything happily
B. help poor people E. collect money as much as possible
C. respect our parents