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Latihan soal berikut ini sengaja dimulai dari nomor 16, karena untuk no 1 sampai 15 merupakan bagian Listening. Anda juga bisa mengunjungi laman tersebut dengan mengklik link berikut ini.


Latihan Soal Listening UN Bahasa Inggris SMA 2013

The following text is for question 16.
Simatupang and Partners Law Firm

is pleased to announce that they have opened their law practice on September 1, 2012 in 4 different cities
New clients are welcome A law firm for all family matters: Real estate, estate planning & administration, traffic, personal injury divorce/custody/support, wills/trust, adoption, and home visits

Main office: Jalan Kebayoran 5 Bandung
Branches: Jalan Angsana Timur 456 Jakarta Jalan Agiwiyata 688 Surabaya Jalan Surabaya 343 Bogor
A new branch office in Semarang will open next month.
16. According to the text, clients who live in Surabaya can go to .... branch office for consultation.
     A. Jalan Kebayoran 5
     B. Jalan Angsana Timur 456
     C. Jalan Agiwiyata 688
     D. Jalan Surabaya
     E. Semarang

17. Form the text, we know that ....
     A. The law firm has six offices
     B. The main office is in Surabaya
     C. The office has four branch offices now
     D. They recently opened a branch in Bandung
     E. They will soon have five offices in Indonesia

The following text is for questions 18 and 19.
Hotel work: One Month Training Course

Suitable young men and women are invited to apply for places on the one month training course on hotel work organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Hotel Management. Tuition is free of charge and students who successfully complete the course will be offered employment in the Colony’s leading hotels.

The Training Course will take place from Monday 21st July to Friday 22nd August, from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. daily, except Saturdays and Sundays.

Applications for places on the course are welcome for students now in their third year at secondary school, who have good knowledge of English, and have interest in hotel work.
Application forms may be obtained from:

The Hong Kong Institute of Management,
Box 948,
The South China Times.

The closing date for applications is April 29th
18. Those who successfully complete the course will be given ....
     A. Free tuition
     B. A further training course
     C. Jobs in big hotels in the colony
     D. A chance to stay in the colony’s leading hotels for one month
     E. Membership of the Hong Kong Institute of Hotel Management

19. What requirement is needed by an applicant to apply for the hotel work training?
     A. Able to speak Mandarin
     B. Secondary school graduate
     C. Good knowledge of English
     D. Reputable university graduate
     E. 2-year experience in hotel work

The following text is for questions 20 to 22.
Vegetarians, about 3.2% of the US population, do not eat meat. The US Department of Agriculture does not only include meat as part of a balanced diet, but it also states that a vegetarian diet can meet “the recommended dietary allowances for nutrients.”

Many proponents of vegetarianism say that eating meat harms health, wastes resources, causes deforestation, and created pollution. They ofter argue that killing animals for food is cruel and since non-animal food sources are plentiful.

Humans evolved to be primarily vegetarian. Humans do not have the large mouth or long, pointed teeth of carnivores. Human teeth are short and flat for chewing fibrous food. The liver of a carnivore can detoxify the excess vitamin A absorbed from a meat-based diet. The human liver cannot excess vitamin A.

It is unnecessary to take an animal’s life when vegetarian options are available. In the US about 35 million cows, 115 million pigs, and 9 billion birds are killed for food each year. These animals should not have to die to satisfy an unnecessary dietary preference.

On the other hand, many opponents of a vegetarian diet say that moderate meat consumption is healthful, humane and that producing vegetables causes many of the same enviromental problems as producing meat.

Eating meat is not cruel or unethical. Every organism on earth dies, at some points, so others can live. There is nothing wrong with this cycle; it is how nature work.Humans have been eating meat in the ancestral diet provided a dense form of nutrients and protein that, when combined with high-calorie low-nutrient carbohydrate such as roots, allowed us to develop our large brains and intelligence.

Meat is the most convenient protein sources since it provides all 10 essential proteins (amino acids), as well as essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, and the B vitamins, in one serving. Most individual plant foods do not provide adequate levels of all 100 essential proteins in a single serving.

In my opinion, meat eaters don’t need to feel guilty. Everything we consume, including vegetables or meat, has environmental, ethical, and health consequences.
20. The proponents of vegetarianism believe that....
     A. Moderate meat consumption is healthful
     B. Killing animals for food is cruel and unethical
     C. Animals can only be killed in an appropriate way
     D. The liver of a carnivore can not excess vitamin A
     E. Humans do not need meat to develop their brains

21. The sixth paragraph is an argument ....
     A. Against animal killing for food
     B. For our ancestor’s diet
     C. For meat consumption
     D. For the vegetarianism
     E. Against vegetarianism

22. All in all, the writer seems to disagree with the arguments stated by ....
     A. The US Department of Agriculture
     B. Proponents of vegetarianism
     C. Opponents of vegetarianism
     D. Animal lovers
     E. Meat eaters

The following text is for questions 23 to 25.
My family of three went to see an early screening of the new Disney movie, ”Brave” yesterday, so I thought I would write a quick “mommy” review of the movie.

Disney definitely breaks the standard “Disney Princess” mold with this movie as Princess Merida is a fun, outgoing and wild girl that for once is not in search for the love of a prince. The characters in the movie are entertaining and I loved the way that the Scottish culture comes out in the movie. I found myself wishing for more music though, which is one of the things that I truly love about past Disney movies. I would compare this movie more with “Shrek” than a movie like “Tangled”.

As to the age of the kids that would like this movie I would have to say maybe 5 years old and up. The movie is not quite engaging enough for very young viewers, which was a little disappointing for our three years old. There were parts of the movie that our daughter enjoyed, but it is engaging enough for younger viewers in the audience and made them cry, so be forewarned of this if you are bringing children under the age of five years old.

I’ve always been a big fan Disney movies so on a 5-star scale I would rate this 4-star movie. It’s definitely not a favourite, but I give it four star for the relationship that build between Merida and her mother. I think this offers a great lesson to appreciate your family and truly listen to each others need and concerns.
23. What does the writer think of the music in “Brave”?
     A. Too much
     B. Too little
     C. Wild enough
     D. Demonstrative
     E. Very beautiful

24. What does the reviewer think of the movie?
     A. It is definitely not the favourite
     B. It has a good music composition
     C. It is the same as the other Disney movies
     D. It does not have any lesson for the children
     E. It gives a bad impression of a mom and a daughter

25. How does the writer feel about the movie?
     A. Amazed
     B. Frustrated
     C. Appreciative
     D. Disappointed
     E. Not worthy enough

The following text is for questions 26 to 28.
Glasses—also called eyeglasses (formal), spectacles, or specs (informal)—are frames bearing lenses worn in front of the eyes, normally for vision correction or eye protection. Safety glasses are kind of eye protection against flying debris or against visible and near visible light or radiation. Sunglasses allow better vision in bright daylight, and may protect against damage from high levels of ultraviolet light. Other types of glasses may be used for viewing visual information (such as stereoscope) or simply just for aesthetic or fashion values.

Historical types of glasses include the pincenez, monocle, lorgnette, and scissors or scissors-glasses.

Modern glasses are typically supported by pads on the bridge of the nose and by temple arms (sides) placed over the ears. CR-39 lenses are the most common plastic lenses due to their low weight, high scratch resistance, low dispersion, and low transparency to ultraviolet and infrared radiation. Polycarbonate and Trivex lenses are the lightest and most shatter-resistant, making them the best for impact protection.

An unpopular aspect of glasses is their inconvenience. Even through the creation of light frames such as those made of titanium, very flexible frames and new lens materials and optical coatings, glasses can still cause problems during rigorous sport, Visibility can be significantly reduced by becoming greasy, trapping vapour when eating hot food, swimming, walking in rain or rapid temperature changes (such as walking into a warm building from cold temperature outside). Scraping, fracturing, or breakage of the lenses require time—consuming and costly professional repair, though modern plastic lenses are almost indestructible and very scratch—resistant.
26. What is one good point of CR – 39 lenses?
     A. It is cheap
     B. It is the lightest
     C. It is not easily scratched
     D. Infrared can not get through it
     E. Ultraviolet can not get through it

27. Why do people like frames made of titanium?
     A. It is light
     B. It is cheap
     C. It is strong
     D. It is flexible
     E. It is scratch resistant

28. At the workshop or repair shops, the mechanic puts on glasses to....
     A. Protect against debris
     B. Avoid sun radiation
     C. Make good looking
     D. Protect against ultraviolet light
     E. View visual information

The following text is for questions 29 to 31.
One day, Archie, his brother and sister ... (29)... a hike in the hills. On their way to the hill a growl and a bark were heard somewhere nearby. The sound scared them so much that they started to cry. Archie’s brother and sister ran quickly away as the wolf chase, but Archie did not run. He stayed there in ... (30)... With an angry look Archie showed no fear at all. He yelled at the wolf and it turned right around. It was ... (31)... of him that it slipped on the ground. The wolf ran away through the trees, quickly out of his sight. When his brother and his sister saw what Archie did, they thought that Archie was truly a courageous kid.
     A. Climbed down
     B. Went through
     C. Visited for
     D. Went for
     E. Left out

     A. The way
     B. His sight
     C. His place
     D. The ground
     E. Their place

     A. Scared
     B. Pleased
     C. Annoyed
     D. Terrified
     E. Shocked

Arrange the following sentences into a correct paragraph.
32.Let’s Laund our Clothes:
1. Press the ‘on’ bottom.
2. Set the timer.
3. First, load the washing machine with dirty clothes.
4. Put the clean clothes in the clothes basket.
5. Then add 1 or 2 cups of washing powder.
6. Now hang the clothes on the clothes line.
7. Now open the lid and unload the machine.
    A. 3 – 5 – 2 – 4 – 1 – 6 – 7
    B. 3 – 5 – 1 – 2 – 7 – 4 – 6
    C. 3 – 1 – 2 – 6 – 4 – 5 – 7
    D. 3 – 1 – 5 – 2 – 4 – 7 – 6
    E. 3 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 2 – 1 – 6

The following text is for questions 33 to 35.
Faster planes and cheaper flights are making it easier than ever before for people to travel. In the most ‘developed’ societies, visiting exotic places is a sought-after status symbol. The tourism industries of both developed and developing countries have recognized this fact and are learning to take advantage of it.

There are, however, some problems associated with this new industry. Firstly, there is the increasing crime rate. Some locals see tourists as an easy prey because, not only are they in unfamiliar territory and therefore less able to take care of themselves, but also they carry visible items of wealth, such as cameras and jewelry which can be disposed of quickly for profit.

Another major problem is health. With greater mobility comes greater danger of spreading contagious diseases around the world. One carrier returning home could easily start an epidemic before their illness was diagnosed. Moreover, he emergence of many diseases which resist antibiotics is causing scientists to be increasingly concerned about this issue.

Also to be considered is the natural environment, which can be seriously threatened by too many visitors. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, for example, is in danger of being destroyed by tourists and there are plans to restrict visitors to some of the more delicate coral cays.

These are just three of the reasons why any country should be wary of committing itself to an extensive tourism development program.
33. Why does the natural environment become one of the serious problem associated with the faster planes and cheaper flight? Because ....
     A. It easily started an epidemic before their illness was diagnosed
     B. It can be destroyed by too many visitors
     C. The health problem will increase
     D. They carry visible item of wealth
     E. It can increase crime rate

34. Why is the crime rate increasing due to the new industry?
     A. Some tourists carry visible items of wealth
     B. The tourists are spreading contagious diseases
     C. The government is planning to restrict visitors to some coral cays
     D. The new industry makes the number of unemployment increase
     E. The tourists come by plane

35. “One carrier returning home could easily start an epidemic before their illness was diagnosed.” (Paragraph 3) The underlined word means....
     A. Found
     B. Observed
     C. Identified
     D. Examined
     E. Healed

The following text is for questions 36 to 38.
Jakarta post: Researches have found a technique to quickly assess disorders in babies. This new method, published Wednesday in the magazine Science Translational Medicine, is a proof of concept that it’s possible to quickly scan a baby’s entire DNA and pinpoint a disease-causing mutation in a couple of days instead of the more typical weeks as months. The study investigation to four babies said that the test could be one of the first partical fruits of the revolution in squencing an individual’s entire DNA.

The idea behind the test is to take advantage of what is known about disease symptoms to narrow the search for genetic. And that is a good step in the right direction, said Dr. Joe Gray, an expert in genome analysis at Oregon Health and Science University,. “It’s a big genome,” said Dr. Joe Gray, who was not involved with the study. “How do you know what part of it to search?”
While more research needs to be done before the test is ready for widespread use, he applauded the effort “If people don’t push the envelope like this, then we won’t get there,” Dr. Gray said.
36. What is the text about?
     A. The test for healthy genetic
     B. Disease symptoms in babies
     C. Health analysis demonstration
     D. DNA scan technique for babies
     E. Medical research of disease symptoms

37. Besides scanning a baby’s DNA, the new method ....
     A. Shows disease symptoms
     B. Detects its physical disorder
     C. Points out its health condition
     D. Explains its physical condition
     E. Describes its physical appearance

38. “..., he applauded the effort ...” (Paragraph 3). The underlined word is closest in meaning to....
     A. Clapped hands
     B. Appreciated
     C. Encouraged
     D. Objected
     E. Refused

The following text is for questions 39 to 41.
Schumacher to retire again

Michael Schumacher announced his retirement from formula one for the second time at the age of 43 on Thursday after failing to rekindle his old Ferrari magic in a disappointing comeback with Mercedes.

The team had already announced last week that the seven-time world champion, winner of a record 91 races in a career that started in 1991, would be replaced by McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton for the start of the 2013 campaign.

Schumacher told reporters, packed into the confined space of the tented Mercedes hospitality at the Suzuka circuit ahead of Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix that his decision came as a relief.

“I have decided to retire by the end of the year, although I am still able and capable to compete with the best drivers that are around,” he declared, reading from a statement. “But at some point, it is good to say goodbye. And that is what I am doing here ... and might this time be forever,” he smiled.

Schumacher first retirement came at the end of 2006, after he had won five titles in a row with Ferrari from 2000 and won two with the Benetton in 1994 and 1995.

That departure proved premature, with the most successful driver in 62-year history of the sport unable to resist the allure of a return with Mercedes. Schumacher said he now wanted to enjoy his last six races-Reuters.
39. How did Schumacher wanted to end his career? He wanted ....
     A. To become the best driver
     B. To enjoy his last six races
     C. To retire by the end of the year
     D. To say goodbye through reporters
     E. To drive Mercedes first

40. From the text we learn that Schumacher ....
     A. Started his career before 1991
     B. Has announced his retirement 3 times
     C. Will reach the age of 43 on Thursday
     D. Will be replaced by Lewis Hamilton of Ferrari
     E. Failed to comeback with satisfying result with Mercedes

41. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
     A. Schumacher began his career in 1991
     B. The team announced Michael Schumacher’s retirement
     C. Schumacher has won the World Champion seven times
     D. Schumacher will be replaced by Lewis Hamilton
     E. Schumacher is a winner of a record 91 times

The following text is for questions 42 to 44.

Keith Campbell, a prominent biologist who worked on cloning Dolly the sheep, died at 58, the University of Nottingham said Thursday. Campbell, who had worked on animal improvement and cloning since 1999, died October 5, 2012, University spokesman Tim Utton said. He did not specify the cause, only saying that Campbell had worked at the University until his death.

He began researching animal cloning at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh in 1991. In 1996 the experiments led to the birth of Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell. The sheep was named after the voluptuous singer Dolly Parton. Researchers at the time said that the sheep was created from a mammary gland cell, and that Parton offered an excellent example.

The creation of the sheep captured the public imagination and instantly became a scientific sensation. The experiments drew not only admiration but also anger from some who raised questions about the ethics of cloning. Animal rights activists were outraged, while the church of England expressed reservations. Dolly was put down in 2003 after she developed a lung disease. Campbell’s interest in cellular growth dated back to his college days studying microbiology in London.
42. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the text?
     A. Campbell never felt leaving for the university
     B. Campbell stopped working because of his sickness
     C. Campbell focused his research dealing with humans
     D. Campbell started researching animal cloning as his experiments
     E. Campbell focused his research not only on the animal experiments

43. Why did the experiments not draw admiration perfectly?
     A. Animal rights activists were outraged
     B. The public imagination became a scientific sensation
     C. Some people felt dissatisfied with the experiment results
     D. Some people were angry from their question about the ethics of cloning
     E. The experiments did not show the representative results of the cloning ethics

44. Why was the sheep named after Dolly Parton?
     A. The researchers admired her
     B. She was a voluptuous singer
     C. She was a very popular singer
     D. The mammary gland cell was taken from her
     E. She was the one who inspired the researchers

The following text is for questions 45 and 46.
Dear Mr. Budi Santoso
Sales Manager
Sindang Maju Ltd.

I am writing to inform you of my resignation from the position of sales executive. My last day of work will be March 10, 2013. I have signed an employment contract with another company. I would like to express my appreciation for your excellent leadership in the company. I have learned a lot about direct selling. These skills will be valuable in my future career. I have been fortunate to be employed by Sindang Maju. I have learned that putting customer first is important in today’s competitive environment. I will do my best to finish my project before my leaving.


Nadia Utami
Sales Executive
45. Nadia will quit working at Sindang Maju because she ....
     A. Has been offered a position in another company
     B. Has signed a contract with another company
     C. Is disappointed with Sindang Maju
     D. Want to have a better career
     E. Wants a better payment

46. From Nadia’s letter, we know that she ....
     A. Promises to finish her project before leaving Sindang Maju
     B. Is promoted to another position in the same company
     C. Is fired from her current position and seeks another job
     D. Quits the job at Sindang Maju to pursue higher salary
     E. Continues working at Sindang Maju as an assistant

The following text is for questions 47 to 50.

Tsunami occurs when major fault under the ocean floor suddenly slips. The displaced rock pushes water above it like a giant paddle, producing powerful water waves at the ocean surface. The ocean waves spread out from the vicinity of the earthquake source and move across the ocean until they reach the coastline, where their height increases as they reach the continental shelf, the part of the earth crust that slopes, or rises, from the ocean floor up to the land.

A tsunami washes ashore with oftendisastrous effects such as severe flooding, loss of lives due to drowning and damage to property.

A tsunami is a very large sea wave that is generated by a disturbance along the ocean floor. This disturbance can be an earthquake, a landslide, or a volcanic eruption. A tsunami is undetectable far out in the ocean, but once it reaches shallow water, this fast traveling wave grows very large.
47. Tsunami happens because ....
     A. The displaced rock pushes water above it
     B. A major fault under the ocean floor slips suddenly
     C. The ocean waves spread out from the vicinity of the source
     D. The waves moves across the ocean until they reach the beach
     E. A tsunami is undetectable far out in the ocean

48. What are the impacts of tsunami?
     A. The part of the Earth’s crust that slopes, or rises, from the ocean floor down to the land
     B. A tsunami washes ashore with often disastrous effects such as flooding and loss of lives
     C. A tsunami is a very large sea wave which is not generated by a disturbance a long the ocean floor
     D. A tsunami is detectable far out in the ocean
     E. Once tsunami reaches shallow water, the wave never grows very large

49. We understand from the text that tsunami ....
     A. Causes the movement of earth
     B. Forms a new shape of coastline
     C. Makes unfortunate event
     D. Rises a new coastal land
     E. Displaces rocks to land

50. “... producing powerful water waves at the ocean surface.” The synonym of the underlined word is....
     A. Fast
     B. Deep
     C. Quick
     D. Strong
     E. Weak


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