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Monday 22 November 2010


Kathereine Marie Heigi was born in Washington, DC, on November 24, 1978, to Nancy and Paul Heigi. A short time afterwards the family moved to New Canaan, Connecticut, where Katherine was to spend the majority of her childhood. The youngest member of her family, Katherine, or “Katie” as she is nicknamed, has two elder siblings, John and Meg. Tragically, her older brother Jason died in 1986 of brain injuries suffered in car accident.
Katherine was first thrust into the limelight as a child model. An aunt, visiting the family in New Canaan, took a number of photographs of her niece then aged nine, in a series of poses to advertise a hair care product she had invented. Upon returning to New York and with permission from Katherine’s parents, she sent the photos to a number of modeling agencies. With in a few weeks Katherine had been signed to Wilhelmina, a renowned international modeling agency. Almost immediately she made her debut in a magazine advertisement, and soon followed this with an inaugural television appearance in a national commercial for cheerios breakfast cereal.
Taken from Hello magazine 2007

1. This is a kind of … text.
a. narrative
b. report
c. recount
d. descriptive

2. The purpose of the text is ….
a. to describe who Katherine is
b. to give a report about a model
c. to entertain the reader
d. to inform how to be a model

3. “Kathereine Marie Heigi was born in Washington, DC, on November 24, 1978, to Nancy and Paul Heigi.” This part of the text is called ….
a. Introduction
b. Orientation
c. Identification
d. Evaluation

4. What is Katherine?
a. A nurse
b. A lecture
c. A housewife
d. A model

5. How many brothers and sisters does Katherine have?
a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5

Twenty years ago things that were used for household work were still traditional such as a broom, a mop, and dust cloth. They were only cleaning tools. Only a few people had electric refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, or other appliances that people now consider almost a necessity.
Today many people own appliances from the big ones like refrigerators and washing machines to the small ones like electric razors and can openers.
There are two basic kinds of electric appliances: those that provide heat and those that provide motion, such as tractors and seeders.
Modern household appliances are refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, electric clocks, electric stoves, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners, electric irons, hair dryers, television sets, mixer or electric beaters, radios, sewing machines, electric fans and so on.

6. The writer wrote the text ….
a. to describe what home appliances are
b. to entertain people of middle class
c. to inform what happened in Indonesia
d. to educate people how to use home appliances

7. The text is a/an … text.
a. procedural
b. narrative
c. descriptive
d. report

8. “Twenty years ago things that were used for household work were still traditional such as a broom, a mop, and dust cloth.”. This part is called ….
a. description
b. general statement
c. introduction
d. Orientation

9. When did we begin to use traditional home appliances?
a. 12 years ago
b. 20 years ago
c. 21 years ago
d. 22 years ago

10. “…other appliances that people now consider almost a necessity.” (par. 1). The word closest in meaning to the underlined word is ….
a. seeds
b. tools
c. food
d. stones

Lapis Benggala

The dish is believed to have come to Indonesia during the turn of the 20th century. As beef was consumed more than lamb or goat, the Lapis Benggala is made out of beef. The word Lapis Benggala is a very interesting mix of Dutch and Malay. “Lapis” from Dutch lapjes (fillet) turned into lapis in Malay and Benggala is Malay for Bengal.

• 500 g beef, mutton or lamb, cut into 5 X 7 cm pieces
• 6 shallots
• 3 cloves of garlic
• A slice of ginger
• A slice of galangal 10 g
• 15 cm lemon grass
• 2 tsp roasted trassi
• ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
• 1 tsp salt or to taste
• ½ tsp ground pepper
• 2 Tbs margarine, for stir frying
• 300 ml beef, mutton, or lamb broth
• 3 daun jeruk purut (kaffir lime leaves)
• 3 Tbs sweet soy sauce
• 400 ml thick coconut milk

• Grind shallots, garlic, ginger, galangal, lemon grass and trassi into a paste. Then add the meat slices. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Mix and let stand for 20 minutes.
• Heat margarine or butter and add the spiced meat slices. Cook over medium heat until meat changes color.
• Pour the meat broth and add the live leaves, sweet soy sauce and coconut milk.
• Continue cooking until meat is tender

Makes 5 servings

11. What is the purpose of the text?
a. to entertain the readers
b. to describe a Lapis Benggala
c. to tell how to make Lapis Benggala
d. to inform what the Lapis Benggala is

12. The grammar used mostly in the text is ….
a. The Simple Present Tense
b. The Simple Past Tense
c. The Present Continuous Tense
d. Imperative

13. The text above is a/an … text.
a. procedural
b. narrative
c. report
d. recount

14. According to the text, we need … kinds of materials to make a Lapis Benggala.
a. 15
b. 16
c. 17
d. 18

15. Which statement is correct?
a. A tsp is bigger than a Tbs
b. A tsp is smaller than a Tbs
c. A tsp is as big as a Tbs
d. A tsp is longer than a Tbs

It all happened when I was walking home from school. Two kids from my class decided to pick on me. They started yelling stupid names like spazzo, pigface, etc. I didn’t mind this. I also didn’t mind Kelly punching me in the shoulder. What I did mind was that Kelly kept me occupied while Matthew (better known as Roberts) rode my bike around the cul de sac of the street.
This was harmless. But, still riding, he kicked off my bag and jumped off the bike leaving it to fall. This made me sore. I gave into my temper. When Matthew saw this he took off. So it was me and David Kelly to battle it out. I chased him around and around the street. When I finally caught up to him I threw punches galore. Most of them missed. Kelly managed to escape and run home. I think I was the victor, but if I was, I don’t think it was worth it.

16. What is the most suitable title for the passage above?
a. How to be a good boy
b. The Fight
c. Roberts and Me
d. My Experience

17. The text is a/an … text.
a. Recount
b. Report
c. Descriptive
d. Narrative

18. “But, still riding, he kicked off my bag and jumped off the bike leaving it to fall. This made me sore.” (par. 2). This part is called ….
a. Record of events
b. Conclusion
c. Complication
d. Description

19. Grammar mostly used in this text is ….
a. The Simple Present Tense
b. The Simple Past Tense
c. The Present Continuous Tense
d. Reported Speech

20. The moral lesson we can take from this text is ….
a. Fighting is useless
b. We can bully people weaker than us
c. We have to help our friends
d. People will respect us if we win the fight

Last year, I left New Zealand for Bunaken Island. I went there with a group of New Zealand divers. Getting there was not quite easy.
Soon after our arrival at Bunaken, we got general briefing. It concluded a description about how to take pictures under water.
Then, we began our diving. In our diving, we saw groups of tiny fish. In order to identify them, we need a good guide. Without some knowledge of their habitat and behavior, it was difficult to identify.
In summary, the trip was mostly enjoyable. This place is so impressive with its marine life.

21. It is a/an … text.
a. narrative
b. report
c. descriptive
d. recount

22. The generic structure of the text is:
a. orientation – record of events – evaluation – reorientation
b. orientation – complication – resolution – coda
c. goal – material needed – procedure
d. general statements – description

23. What is the purpose of writing this text?
a. To tell how to take pictures under water
b. To retell series of events
c. To entertain readers with shocking ending
d. To describe about Bunaken

24. What is the best title for this text?
a. Trip to Bunaken
b. How to take picture under water
c. The trip
d. My Hobby

25. This could be a title of a descriptive text:
a. The Earthquake
b. Jenna, My Puppy
c. Trip to Siak Palace
d. My Teacher and Me


Items collected by Agnes Bemoe
Pekanbaru, 22 November 2010

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