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We regret to inform you that we are unable to lend you the sum of $ 500 that you have requested, but it is possible to grant you part of the sum. If you are still interested, please contact our main offi ce to arrange an appointment with the assistant manager. He will be happy to discuss the matter further.
|16. Instead of a loan of $500, what alternative is offered by the officer?|
The forum was jointly held by the Indonesian Trade Ministry, the US Mission to ASEAN and the US Agency for Internasional Deevelopment (USAID) on the sidelines of the 43rd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEMM). Sundram revealed that despite positive progress of the AEC blueprint measure implementation, several challenges remained in place, such as how to ensure a timely implementation of cutting issues such as coordination at national and regional levels,” he said.
|17. How can private companies and public officials from ASEAN countries participate in the region’s economic integration process?|
|18. Which ministers of ASEAN countries most probably attended the ASEAN Trade Facilitation Forum?|
(Funded by the European Commission)
The ongoing outbreaks of H5N1 Avian Influenza in Indonesia hava had a significant impact. Since August 2003, more than 10 million livestock have been affected and the H5N1 virus has crossed the species barrier resulting in at least 135 confirmed human cases with 110 deaths. Moreover, the potential exists for the H5N1 Avian influenza virus to trigger a human pandemic.
Research on clinical disease, virology and epidemiology of H5N1 in Indonesia is needed to understand the ecology and variability in transmission to human. To foster essential research, WHO requests for proposals that will then be evaluated through a review process. The awards will then be made to competent researchers and institutions focused on research of local scientists and public health professionals.
Areas for research include:
1. Studies of disease ecology, transmission and epidemiology
2. Studies of clinical spectrum and management of disease
Detailed information of call for proposal, include: application and assessment process, assessment criteria and deadline of proposal submission, is attached and available at WHO Indonesia Country Office Web-site.
|19. Who are specifically invited to send research proposals?|
|20. “... for the H5N1 Avian influenza virus to trigger a human pandemic.” (lines 8-9). The underlined word is closest in meaning to ....|
The cap seller had a sound sleep for one hour. When he got up, the fi rst thing he did was to look into his bag. He was startled when he foud all his caps were not there. He was wondering where they could have gone. Indeed, he was greatly puzzled.
When he looked up sky, he was very surprised to see monkeys sitting on the branches of a tree, each wearing a cap on his head. They had evidently done it to imitate him.
He decided to get his caps back by making a humble request to the monkeys. In return, the monkeys only made faces of him. When he began to make gestures, even when he raised his fi st towards them to threaten them, they also imitated him.
At last he hit upon a clever idea. “Monkeys are a great imitator,” he thought. So he took off his own cap and threw it down on the ground. As he had expected, all the monkeys took off the caps threw them down on the ground. Quickly he stood up and collected the caps, put them back into his bag and went away.
|21. Why was each monkey wearing a cap on their head?|
|22. What is the moral value of the text?|
Kapoposang and the nearby islands were declared a Nature Tourism Park by the Departement of Forestry in 1999. Diving has been an important activity at Kapoposang. There were so few local divers at the time, and because of the distance from other wellknown diving areas in Indonesia, Kapoposang has basically remained a secret.
The best time to visit Kapoposang is between April and November, when the seas are calm, the weather favorable, and the wind less fi erce than in the other months. The trip takes two hours by speedboat; the ocean breezes help to cool your skin in the hot morning sun. As you approach Pulau Kapoposang, you see the deep blue water, which suddenly meets an expanse of coral reefs between extensive shallows with white sands in the seabed. Sea grass also grows lushly near the shore. The sea bed at Kapoposang has a unique composition; near the island are some quite shallow contours, and then suddenly steep underwater cliffs leading to seemingly endless depths. The water is very clear, you can expect underwater visibility of over 15 meters – ideal condition for divers.
|23. The text is about ....|
|24. Where is Kapoposang located?|
|25. We know from the text that ....|
Jl. Jendral Sudirman 112 – 116
May 21, 2011
Jl. Gatot Subroto
Dear Sir or Madam:
We are interested in becoming a distributor for your software products in Palembang. Would you please send us your latest catalogs, brochures, and term of agreement? We are hardware company and eager to add software products to our sales offering. Our report is enclosed. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
|26. Why did PT. Eureka have a letter PT. Internusa?|
|27. We know from the letter that ....|
There are two main types or remote sensing: passive remote sensing and active remote sensing. Passive sensors detect natural radiation that is emitted or reflected by the object or surrounding area being observed. Reflected sunlight is the most common source of radiation measured by passive censors. Examples of passive remote sensors include film photography, infra-red, charge-coupled devices, and radiometers. Active collection, on the other hand, emits energy in order to scan objects and areas whereupon a sensor then detects and measures the radiation that is reflected or back scattered from the target. RADAR and LIDAR are examples of active remote sensing where the time delay between emission and return is measured, stabilizing the location, height, speed, and direction of an object.
|28. From the text we know that remote sensing ....|
|29. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?|
|30. Based on the text we can say that ....|
|31. What aspect of the service is promoted in the advertisement of Prime Plaza?|
|32. What is the text about?|
Inner discipline, one that comes from an understanding of the set rules and regulations, is the highest from of the behaviour. Most exellent schools try to instill this with a loving environment. Why, even adults arrive late to meetings, work, etc. Here, we do not agree that late comers should be shut out. They can be given warnings, most of which are enough to make them try their best to reach the school on time later. If this fails, invite their parents to school.
By closing the gates, the school is behaving cruelly, to which we prefer not to expose our children. Every school has a responsibility to implant good educational principle, but it should be in appropriate ways. Good schools create competitive students who can organize themselves effectively in society, so that everyone gets a quality life as a result of ethics and values learned for as long as 12 years.
Children are precious and dependent on the adults for guidance. Understanding them is the key, and to this end, both parents and schools must work hand in hand without playing the blame game.
|33. What should the school do if a student can’t stop his/her habit to come late to school?|
|34. What does the writer think to be “the highest from of behavior” (in the second paragraph)?|
|35. “Children are precious and dependent on the adults for guidance” The underlined word is closest in meaning to ....|
In sunny deserts, the sun’s radiation that reaches the ground can be used to produce electricity for industries and homes. In one of experiment, solar ponds can produce hot water to drive generators.
Unfortunately, we can’t power our homes entirely on sunlight. Solar energy can only be exploited in bright light. Its great potential, therefore, is in countries that have clear skies for most of the year. Most houses, however, are not in the sunniest part of the world. In addition to convert sunlight directly into electricity, solar cells are needed. Although they are very cheap to turn, relatively they are expensive to buy and many people can’t afford them.
|36. Which of the following can produce hot water to drive generators?|
|37. Which of the following statements does not agree with the text?|
|38. From the text, we know that ....|
Floods occur when the water of rivers, lakes, or stream overflow their banks and pour out into the surrounding land. Floods are caused by many different things. Often heavy rainstorms that last for a brief time can cause a flood. But not all heavy storms are followed by flooding. If the surrounding land is fl at 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 parts of the world floods 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 the surrounding land can be severe. Whole villages and towns are sometimes swept away by water pouring swiftly over the land. Railroad tracks and buckles are 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 hand to hand to be poured on the flames.
The damage of 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 destroyed whole blocks and neighborhoods before being controlled.
|39. What can possibly prevent rivers and lakes from overflowing?|
|40. We know from the text that ....|
|41. We know from the text that ....|
I was awarded a competitive scholarship to Rutgers University. I graduated from Rutgers in 1932. I financed the rest of my college expenses by the usual mixture of waiting at tables, clerking in a retail store, occasional entrepreneurial ventures, and summer earnings. Shortly, however, I became interested in economics.
In economics, I had the good fortune to be exposed to two remarkable men: Arthur F. Burns and Homer Jones. Arthur Burns shaped my understanding of economics research, introduced me to the highest scientific standards, and became a guiding influence on my subsequent career. Homer Jones introduced me to rigorous economic theory, made economics exciting and relevant, and encouraged me to go on to graduate work. On his recommendation, the Chicago Economics Department offered me a tuition scholarship. As it happened, I was also offered a scholarship by Brown University in Applied Mathematics, but, by that time, I had definitely transferred my primary allegiance to economics. In 1976 I won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for my achievements in the fields of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy. In 1977, at age 65, I retired from the University of Chicago after teaching there for 30 years.
|42. Who influenced Milton Friedman on economic research?|
|43. What is the main idea of paragraph 3?|
|44. What did Milton Friedman do in financing his college expenses?|
This is a movie adapted from a best-selling Indonesian novel. It took 40 days of filming on Belitung Island, Bangka-Belitung province. Involving 12 local actors, it reportedly cost Rp8 billion. With all the efforts of transforming Laskar Pelangi (Rainbow Warrior) into a moving picture, will it satisfy readers’ imaginations?
Laskar Pelangi, the novel, was written by Andrea Hirata in 2005, based on his own experiences. It is about an inspiring teacher and her 10 students in the poverty-stricken Kampung Gantong in Belitung. The poor condition of their school building does not dampen their high spirits and hopes for a better future.
Two years later, the novel became a phenomenon in Indonesia literature. With its humanistic touch, Laskar Pelangi has sold more than 500,000 copies and has won the position of Must-Read Novel in every corner of the nation’s bookshops and media review pages. It has finally overcome the domination of teen-lit, chick-lit and even religious novels, the popular theme of today.
Andrea entrusted the fi lming of the story to the respected figures in the film industry, Mira Lesmana and Riza, as producer and film director. In July 2007, Mira and Riri started the per-production, which took a year to finish. Together with the scriptwriter Salman Aristo they decided to create a different scenario for the film.
|45. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?|
|46. From the text above, we know that ....|
|50.||1. You can make instant noodles with the help of a microwave
2. Finally, add any items that you want and serve the noodles
3. First, fill the bowl with 2 cups of water and the noodle
4. Microwave it for about three to five minutes
5. Then, take the noodles out of the microwave and pour the seasonings
6. After the microwave beeps, wait for three minutes in the closed microwave
7. Next, stir the noodles until the seasonings dissolve
|The correct arrangement is ....|