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Pembahasan Soal UN Bahasa Inggris SMA 2016

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 2016

The following text is for questions 16 to 18.
Holliman’s – for over 50 years, Cheyenne’s leading office supply store – is proud to announce the acquisition of Foley’s Business Machines, featuring the following:
• Imaging systems
• Xerox copies
• Barnes laser printers
• IBM Electric and Electronic Typewriters
• Fiske Desk-Top Computers
• Morgan Electronic Billing and Accounting
• Plus a thoroughly modern service department with factory-trained technicians \
Same location: 1400 Terhune Drive, Cheyenne
Same telephone number: 457 – 8500 
16. The aim of the text is ....
     A. To announce the merger of Holliman’s and Foley’s Machines
     B. To announce the purchasing of Foley’s Business Machines by Holliman’s
     C. To annouce Holliman’s as a leading office supply store in Cheyenne
     D. To inform the readers of Foley’s Business Machines
     E. To inform the readers of the location and telephone number of Holliman’s and Foley’s Business Machines now share

17. What made Holliman’s include “plus a thoroughly modern service department with factory - trained tecnicians” on its announcement?
     A. It informs the readers about after-sell division the company has
     B. It describes the characteristics of service department
     C. It demonstrates the benefit of buying office supply at Holliman’s
     D. It emphasizes the characteristic of Holliman’s
     E. It announces the type of business Holliman’s run after the acquisition

18. Foley’s Business Machines ....
     A. Is given much capital
     B. Moves to other comfort location
     C. Sells new product of computer
     D. Contacts many electronic suppliers
     E. Is replaced by Cheyenne’s leading office supply store

The following text is for questions 19 and 20.
Dear sir /madam,
I am writing to complain about an article in last Monday’s newspaper. “Schools fail low-income children.” As the head teacher of one of the largest junior high schools in the city, I feel strongly that the article does not describe our school.

My school has children from many different economic backgrounds, but a large percentage come from lower-income families. Nevertheless, our tests show that the children do well and benefit from the excellent work our teachers do. Last year our school moved from 24th to 5 th place according to the official assessment by the state government. This is clearly not the “failure” that the article suggests.

I would strongly recommend that more careful research should be conducted in the future so that your newspaper will more realistically describe the true situation in our schools.

Yours sincerely
Joan Gonzale
19. The letter shows Ms. Gonzalez’s strong disagreement with the newspaper’s claim that ....
     A. Children from low-income families do not perform well in the official assessment
     B. The poor students in her school fail in the national examination
     C. Her school only admit students from economically advantaged families
     D. Many of her students fail because of their parents’low income
     E. Low-income children are not as good as high-income children

20. What is expected by Joan Gonzalez from Monday’s newspaper?
     A. To present information based on facts
     B. To conduct more research
     C. To fix information given
     D. To explain more about that school
     E. To be responsible for the report

The following text is for questions 21 to 23.
Don’t have time for an intensive skin care? You can still pamper yourself by doing the basics. Good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delaying the natural aging process and prevent various skin problems. Get started with these five no-nonsense tips.

1. Protect yourself from the sun
One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots, and other skin problems, as well as increase the risk of skin cancer.

2. Don’t smoke
Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. It narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which decreases blood flow. It also his depletes oxygen and nutrients of the skin.

3. Treat your skin gently.
Limiting your bath – time will keep your skin gentle. Hot water and long showers remove oils from your skin. Use warm rather than hot water. To protect and lubricate your skin, apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving.

4. Eat a healthy diet
A healthy diet can help you look and feel good. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. Some research that a rich diet in vitamin C and low in unhealthy fat might promote younger looking skin.

5. Manage stress.
Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin and a healthy state of mind, take some steps to manage your stress, set reasonable limits, scale back your to do list, and make time to do the things you enjoy.
21. What is the text about?
     A. Tips to get healthy skin
     B. Tips to have gentle younger looking skin
     C. Tips to healthy lifestyle
     D. Tips to maintain your healthy skin
     E. Tips to prevent various skin problems

22. What will remove oils from your skin?
     A. Long showers and hot water
     B. Warm water and limited bath-time
     C. Sun exposure and unhealthy diet
     D. Shaving cream and lotion
     E. Hot water and limited bath-time

23. Which of the following statements is mentioned in the text?
     A. Good skin care healthy lifestyle can stop the natural aging process
     B. A lifetime of sun exposure can help delaying wrinkles, age spots, and other skin problems
     C. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which increases blood flow
     D. To protect and lubricate your skin, use skin soap before shaving
     E. Uncontrolled stress can increase the level of your skin sensitivity and stimulate acne breakouts

The following text is for questions 24 and 25.
Jakarta post: The research, published in the proceedings of the Royal Society B, has investigated the bacterium in eleven individuals ranging from as far back as the Bronze age up to the twentieth century. Samples have been taken from individuals in Europe and in both pre and post-colonial America. The oldest case study was that of an individual from 1200 BC, found in Burial cave in Mountainsell (Licidia, Catalonia).

The study found that ancient genetic material from principle Bacterium, streptococcus mutant, cause dental carries. The mutant has increased its genetic material change overtime. This is possibly due to the coincidence of dietary changes that are linked with the expansion of humanity.

Similar study conducted by researchers from the University Autonma de Barcelona (UAB) and laboratoria Nasional de Genomica para la Bie diversided, Mexico, put the genetic material in order and found that genetic diversity has been produced, especially in the fragment of a gene that codifies a virulence factor known as dextranase.
24. How could the ancient genetic expand to humanity?
     A. Through coincidental links with human’s dietary changes
     B. Through the change in its genetic material
     C. Through an increase in genetic diversity
     D. Through the fragment of a gene
     E. Through the investigated bacterium of eleven individuals

25. What is the first paragraph about?
     A. The research genetic diversity
     B. The investigation of dental carries
     C. The investigation of Bacterium
     D. The samples of individuals from precolonial Europe
     E. The investigation of the bacterium in eleven individuals

The following text is for questions 26 and 27.
Chinese Group Demands that Japanese Emperor Return Ancient Artefact

By Ankit Panda February 13, 2016
Adding to a growing list of diplomatic disputes between China and Japan, a Chinese group is demanding that Japan’s emperor return a 1.300-year-old artefact that was allegedly looted by Japanese Soldiers in the 1930s. According to a Xinhua report, the artefact in question in the Honglujing Stele, originally from “north eastern China.” The request was made in a letter addressed to Emperor Akihito of Japan by China Federation of Demanding Compensation from Japan (CFDC) via Japan’s embassy in China. The request has been prominently reported by both China’s domestic and international media outlets, suggesting that part of the intent is to shame Japan for its actions during the first half of the 20th century.

From Xinhua’s report, it is unclear the extent to which the Chinese government is involved in the request for the return on the artefact. The China Federation of Demanding Compensation from Japan (CFDC) is a civic group, independent of the government. According to Xinhua, “This is the first time a Chinese civic group has asked the Japanese imperial family for the return of a looted Chinese relic. “The group” seeks compensation for personal, material, and spiritual damage caused by Japanese militarism during the country’s aggression against China in the 20th century.”
26. What can be inferred from the text?
     A. China and Japan had a great relationship during the first half of the 20th century
     B. China Federation of Demanding Compensation (CFDC) has asked Japan to return the artefact without any condition
     C. Japan was ruled by China in the 20th century
     D. CFDC wanted the Japan emperor to admit their aggression to China in the 20th century
     E. CFDC may have sent a letter directly to the Japan emperor without involving their government

27. “..., a Chinese Group is demanding that Japan emperor return a 1.300-year-old artefact that was allegedly looted by Japanese soldiers in the 1930s.” (Paragraph 1). The underlined word is closest in meaning to....
     A. Stolen
     B. Damaged
     C. Neglected
     D. Borrowed
     E. Taken

The following text is for questions 28 to 30.
Webcams Make Alaska Bears Accessible Mark Thiessen, Associated Press, Anchorage, Alaska Sci-Tech Tue, July 24, 2012, 6:15 PM

A new video initiative is bringing the famed brown bears of Alaska’s Katmai National Park directly to computers and smartphones.

Without having to go there, you’ll be able to watch mature bears compete for salmon at Brook Falls and other sites and cubs tumbling over each other as they play. Starting Tuesday, a live Web stream (http:// will allow the public to log on and see the brown bears in their natural habitat.

“I think it’s an unparalleled opportunity for people to get that front row seat of the lives of the bears at Brooks Camp”, said Roy Wood, chief of interpretation for Katmai National Park and Preserve.

The project is a partnership with explore. org, which set up four high-definition cameras in Katmai, spokesman Jason Damata told The Associated Press. Three of them are at existing viewing stands where bear fans come to watch the animals.

The cameras provide access to a national park that is difficult to reach and expensive for most tourists. It is about 275 miles southwest of Anchorage, but no roads lead to Katmai. A trip there involves multiple airplanes and a lot of advanced planning: it’s hard to get a lodge reservation at Brooks Camp before 2014. Camping is allowed, but on a reservation system that goes online January 5.

“It takes a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money, and the webcams will make it accessible to anyone with access to a computer, a smartphone, a table device,” Wood said.
28. What is the text about?
     A. A video display of Katmai’s bears for computers and smartphones
     B. The life of Alaskan bears in the natural habitat
     C. How to protect the endangered Alaskan bears
     D. The bears of Katmai National Park in Alaska
     E. Webcams with the newest technology

29. It’s proudly stated in the text that ....
     A. A new video can be used with a computer
     B. The project is partnership with and Katmai
     C. We can used the new video to shoot bears without going to their habitat
     D. Katmai National Park has made a video of their bears in nature environment
     E. Webcams enable us to see bears’ life in nature on a computer or a smartphone

30. “.... to watch mature bears compete for salmon at Brook Falls. “ (paragraph 2) The underlined word is the most closely associated to....
     A. Fight
     B. Kill
     C. Hug
     D. Defeat
     E. Defend

The following text is for questions 31 to 33.
The plane with largest wingspan ever built was nicknamed the Spruce Goose. The wingspan of the Spruce Goose was 320 feet (almost 100 meters), and the plane weighed 200 tons. It was so big that it needed eight engines to power it.

The plane was designed by Howard Hughes in response to a U.S government request for a plane that was able to carry a large cargo for the war effort. It was made of wood because wood is a less critical material in wartime than metal.

The plane was so difficult to build that it was never really used. It was flown one time only, by Hughes himself on November 2, 1947; during that flight, it travelled a distance of less that one mile over the Los Angeles Harbor, but it did fly. Today, the Spruce Goose is on exhibit for the public to see in Long Beach, California.
31. According to the text, why did the plane need eight engines to power?
     A. It was very big and heavy and made of wood
     B. It was very big and heavy and made of metal
     C. It has the largest metal wingspan
     D. It has the largest wooden wingspan
     E. It was the largest cargo for the war

32. What is main idea of paragraph two?
     A. The cargo plane was made of metal
     B. The large cargo was the US government’s plane
     C. The US government requested to carry’ critical materials
     D. Howard Hughes designed a plane to carry a critical materials for wars
     E. The plane was designed to carry a large cargo

33. It can be inferred the text that Spruce Goose ....
     A. Was antique as it was used for only one time
     B. Was a prototype of a war cargo
     C. Becomes an artifact exhibited in California
     D. Was designed by a U.S. soldier
     E. Was made of less critical material during the war time

The following text is for question 34 to 36.

Snakes are reptiles (cold-blooded creatures). They belong to the same group as lizards (the scaled group, Squamata) but from a sub-group of their own (Serpentes).

Snakes have two legs but a long time ago they had claws to help them slither along. Snakes are not slimy. They are covered in scales which are just bumps on the skin. Their skin is hard and glossy to reduce friction as the snake slithers along the ground.

Snakes often sun bathe on rocks in the warm weather. This is because snakes are cold-blooded, they need the sun’s warmth to heat their bodies up.

Most snakes live in the country. Some types of snakes live in trees, some live in water, but most live on the ground in deserted rabbit burrows, in thick, long grass, and in old logs.

A snake’s diet usually consists of frogs, lizards, and mice, and other snakes. The Anaconda can eat small crocodiles and even bears. Many snakes protect themselves with their fangs. Some snakes are protected by scaring their enemies away like the Cobra. The flying snakes glide away from danger. Their ribs spread apart and the skin stretches out. Its technique is just like the sugar gliders.
34. Since the snakes are cold-blooded, they ....
     A. Like sucking the cool blood
     B. Avoid sun-bathing to their skins
     C. Never sun bathe in the warm weather
     D. Live on the ground in deserted burrows
     E. Require the sun’s warmth to heat their bodies

35. We know from the text that snakes ....
     A. Do not have claws
     B. Do not like sunlight
     C. Have two legs and claws
     D. Use their legs to climb the tree
     E. Use their claws to slither along the ground

36. How do flying snakes protect themselves?
     A. They fly away
     B. They use their fangs
     C. They scare their enemies
     D. The stretch our their skin
     E. They eat the other animals

The following text is for questions 37 to 39.
Apartments Offer Practical Living

The number of high-rise apartment buildings continues to mushroom not only in the center of the city but also in suburban areas. This shows that many Indonesian enjoy living in apartments. This is true for a number of reasons.

In the first place, people prefer to live in an apartment because it is located near strategic areas. They can save time and energy as they don’t have to experience terrible traffic jam.

In addition, they enjoy the new life style because an apartment offers comfort and privacy so they don’t have to worry about the city’s high crime rate as most apartments have 24-hour security systems.

Moreover, people now enjoy practicality and this is reflected in the design of their place. Living rooms become smaller and a veranda is no longer considered an important part of the house.

From the facts above, it is clear that apartments offer practical living which thus make them mustrooming.
37. According to paragraph two, what does an apartment offer?
     A. Comfort
     B. Security
     C. Practicality
     D. Privacy
     E. Safety

38. It can be inferred from the text that ....
     A. Many Indonesian people right now enjoy living in a small house
     B. Practicality means security
     C. People prefer living in an apartment because it is located near office areas
     D. Living in an apartment creates practical lifestyle
     E. Secure life style is mostly preferred now

39. “The number of high-rise apartment buildings continues to mushroom not only in the center.... “ (Paragraph 1) The underlined word is closest meaning to....
     A. Increase
     B. Enhance
     C. Boost
     D. Intensify
     E. Raise

The following text is for questions 40 to 42.
Promoting Tourism: Good or Bad?

Lots of tourists visit our town, but many people argue whether this is good or bad for the community. Each side has their own viewpoints.

Those in favor of the tourist industry argue that tourism brings money to the town and creates employment. Business owners also supports this saying that tourism promotes development in town. Moreover, everyone benefits from having better facilities and more shops. Others also argue that tourism develops a better understanding of other cultures so people become more tolerant.

People against tourism, however, say that most of tourist’s dollars are spent in international hotels owned by foreign interest groups. Consequently, the town receives little financial benefit. In addition, they point out that the new developments have caused traffic and water supply problems. They argue that several unpleasant incidents in the community indicate that the local community resentment towards tourists.

Undoubtedly, the local council should please both sides. Not only should it promote tourism, but also restrict new development that would cause traffic and water supply problems.
40. From the viewpoint of those who disagree with tourist industry, who will likely receive the most financial benefit?
     A. Business owners
     B. The local people
     C. The local community
     D. The local government
     E. International hotel owners

41. What are the factors that make the people agree to the tourist industry?
     A. Business, finance, culture, and infrastructure
     B. Investment, community building, cultural understanding
     C. Business, development, investment, and social
     D. Public facilities, development, finance, social
     E. Finance, infrastructure, culture understanding, community development

42. “Not only should it promote tourism, but also restrict new development ....” (Paragraph 4) The underlined word is closest in meaning to...
     A. Ban
     B. Open
     C. Curb
     D. Limit
     E. Prohibit

The following text is for questions 43 to 45.
Napoleon is a favorite fish divers in many regions of the world. The fish can instantly be recognized by its size, color, and shape. It is one of the largest reef fish in the world. They can grow up to 230 cm and weight 190 kg. They have fleshy lips and a hump over the head that is similiar to a Napoleon hat. The hump becomes more prominent with age.

Colors vary with age and sex. Males range from a bright electric blue to green or purplish blue. Mature males develop a black stripe along the sides, blue spots on their body scales, and blue scribbles on the head. Juveniles can be identified by their pale greenish color and two black lines running behind the eye. Females, both old and young, are red-orange on the upper parts of their bodies and red-orange to white below.

Napoleon fish are carnivorous and eat during the day. They can be seen feasting on shellfish, other fish, sea stars, sea urchins and crabs, crushing the shells to get the animal within. They also crush large chunks of dead coral rubble with peg-like teeth to feed on the burrowing mussels and worms.

Pairs spawn together as part of a larger mating group that may consist of over 100 individuals. The planktonic eggs are released into the water, and once the larvae have hatched they will settle out on the substrate. Adult females are able to changes sex but the triggers for this development are not yet known.

The Napoleon is mainly found on coral reef edges and drop-offs. They move into shallow bays during the day to feed, and tend to move into deeper waters as they grow older and large. Adults, therefore, are more common offshore than inshore.
43. What is the text about ?
     A. The description of Napoleon fish
     B. The physical characteristics of carnivorous fish
     C. The divers’s favourite animals
     D. Napoleon’s family
     E. The development of Napoleon fish

44. Where do Napoleon fish move during the day to feed?
     A. Offshore
     B. Onshore
     C. Deeper waters
     D. Shallow bays
     E. Coral reef edges

45. Which of the following statement is mentioned in the text?
     A. Napoleon fish tend to move into shallow waters as they grow older and large
     B. Napoleon fish move into deep bays during the day to feed
     C. Adult females are not able to change sex
     D. Napoleon fish are not carnivorous
     E. The male fish has more attractive colours than the females

Arrange the following phrases or sentences into the correct order!
46.1. In 2002, he released his debut studio album called “Waiting for my Rocket to Come”.
2. The first public performance was in San Diego Coffee house in 2000.
3. In 2008, he released his third studio album entitled “We sing, We dance, We steal things.”
4. Jason Thomas Mraz is an American song writer who was born on June 23, 1977.
5. In July 2014, Mraz sold over seven million albums and over million digital singles.
6. Mraz then nominated in two categories for the Grammy Awards and won two awards.
The correct arrangement is ....
    A. 2 – 3 – 1 – 6 – 5 – 4
    B. 3 – 2 – 1 – 6 – 4 – 5
    C. 4 – 2 – 1 – 3 – 5 – 6
    D. 5 – 2 – 1 – 3 – 6 – 4
    E. 6 – 2 – 1 – 3 – 4 – 5

Arrange the following phrases or sentences into the correct order!
47.How to operate a digital thermometer:
1. Wait for few seconds until you hear its beep sounds.
2. To make sure the thermometer is working, switch it on first.
3. Set the temperature to zero as you can see it from the indicator.
4. Place the tip of the thermometer under your tongue, keep it in that position by closing your lips.
5. Take the thermometer out of your mouth and see your temperature..
The correct arrangement is ....
    A. 2 – 3 – 4 – 1 – 5
    B. 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 1
    C. 1 – 3 – 4 – 2 – 5
    D. 2 – 1 – 4 – 3 – 5
    E. 3 – 4 – 1 – 2 – 5

The following text is for questions 48 to 50.
A farmer had three sons. They were strong and young but never agreed with one another. They often quarrelled among themselves. The farmer had ... (48) ... them a lot of advice. But they always turned a deaf ear. They disliked advice. The farmer felt very sad about it and kept thinking about it. Then one day he came up with a good plan. He called his sons and ordered them, “Bring me a few sticks.” The farmer ... (49) ... the sticks into a bundle. Finally, the advice worked out. After that, they lived ... (50) ... 
     A. Taken
     B. Given
     C. Said
     D. Broken
     E. Received

     A. Tied
     B. Added
     C. Banded
     D. Covered
     E. Attached

     A. Pleasingly
     B. Harmoniously
     C. Prosperously
     D. Dangerously
     E. Miserably


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