Latihan Soal UN Bahasa Inggris-DPSMP 2010

Jenjang Sekolah: SMP/ MTs

Kelas     : IX

Choose the best answer: A,B, C, or D.

Text 1

1. What does the above caution mean?

A. Children are playing games around the place.

B. Children are not allowed to play around the area.

C. It is the place for children to play around here.

D. You have to be careful because children are playing there.

Text 2


Bandung, January 1st, 2010

Dear Lusi,

This card comes with loving wishes especially for you. To wish you lots of happiness today and all year through.

Happy New Year 2010.



2. The purpose of the text above is ....

A. to remind someone about New Year

B. to greet someone for the New Year

C. to inform everyone about New Year

D. to invite someone to a New Year Celebration

Text 3

Read the text below and answer question 5 and 6.


To: Dona

Please forward to others, there is no scout meeting this week since Mr Brown hasn't come yet from Egypt. It's cancelled until he is back.




3. The scout meeting is cancelled because of Mr Brown's....

A. absence                     C. coming

B. meeting                      D. information

4. "Please forward to others..."

The word others refers to ….

A. Dona and Riri

B. Riri and Mr Brown

C. Mr Brown and Dona

D. scout members

Text 4


You're invited to

Kelly Madison's

1st Ever Birthday Party!

Saturday, June 22nd at 12.30 p.m.

Lunch & Cake

Bring your suits and towels

951 Parrot Drive, Hillsborough

Ron and Shelly             RSVP 555-3967

5. The party will be held ….

A. in the morning                     C. in the afternoon

B. in the evening                     D. at night

6. The purpose of the text above is ….

A. to forbid someone to come to Kelly Madison's birthday party

B. to invite someone to attend Kelly Madison's birthday party

C. to inform everyone about a birthday party

D. to remind someone to celebrate a birthday

Text 5



Friday, January 25th, 2010

There will be a girls' basketball short meeting right after school this afternoon in the school library. The meeting is expected to last around 45 minutes and finish by 5. Every member needs to be present in this important meeting.

Should anyone unable to attend the meeting, find Mr. Elder for permission and further details about the agenda.

Looking forward to seeing you all in the meeting.

7. When will the meeting start?

A. around 4.05 p.m.

B. at about 4.15 p.m. 

C. at 4.50 p.m

D. at 5.00 p.m

8. What should a student do if she is not able to attend the meeting?

A. go home

B. go to the library

C. ask for permission from Mr. Elder

D. let the class teacher know about her absence.

Text 6



To: All students of Junior High School 1 Jetis

To celebrate the National Day the students Board Organization will hold some interesting programs. They are English Speech Contest, English Story Telling contest and Wall Magazine Competition. The programs will be hold on January, 4th, 2010, 8 am – 1 p.m.

All classes must take part in the programs.

9. Who is in charge of the program?

A. student.                         C. Mrs. Erika.

B. teacher.                         D. Students Board Organization.

Text 7

Read the text to answer questions 10 to 12.


A lot of people think that Scotland is a part of England but this is untrue. Scotland is, in fact, a part of Great Britain. It is governed from London but in many ways it is a separate nation. It has its own capital city, Edinburgh, its own laws and its own stamps. It even has its own language, Gaelic, spoken now by only a few people on the islands.

There are only about five million Scots, and most of them live in the southern half of country called 'Lowlands', where the major cities are situated.

But most holiday visitors to Scotland go to the Highlands because of the high mountains and deep valleys, clean rivers and cold 'lochs'. The Highlands are home to many rare birds and animals, like the golden eagle and the wildcat, which are found nowhere else in Britain. It is a lonely, wild and empty land. Only two per cent of the British population live there and the population is getting smaller all the time. There is very little work so most of the young people who are born there have to move south to find a job. Perhaps the Highlands of Scotland will become the last great wilderness of Europe.

10. Why is the Highland going to be the last of the great wilderness of Europe?

A. It's a favourite place in Scotland.

B. It's home to rare birds and animals.

C. It's a lonely, wild, and empty land.

D. It 's high mountain and deep valley.

11. "... and deep valleys, clean rivers and cold lochs."

What does the underlined word mean?

A. lakes                                 C. valleys

B. rivers                                D. islands

12. "...the young people who are born there have to move south to find a job.”

The word underlined refers to ….

A. Europe                                C. Highlands

B. Scotland                             D. Great Britain

Text 8

Read the following text and answer questions 13 to 15.

The weather was very clear. My family and I decided to go camping last holiday. Father prepared the tent and other equipment. Mother prepared the cooking and eating utensils. I took my fishing rod and my brother brought his sport equipment. When everything was ready, we left for the camping site in countryside.

There were many campers when we arrived at the camping site. Unfortunately, the good location near the river had been occupied by other campers so we had to look for another place. Finally, we found a good place little bit further. It was near a big tree. After setting up the tent, my father and I went fishing. We joined other people sitting on the rock near the river.

In the evening, father made a fire. Mother cooked the fish we caught. I could say that it was the best fish I had ever tasted. Sleeping in the tent was a very wonderful experience. I woke up early in the morning. I felt fresh. Then I accompanied my brother playing ball.

In the afternoon, we came back home.

13. Where did the writer and his family set up their tent?

A. near the river

B. near the big tree

C. at the back of the river

D. far away from other campers

14. What is the purpose of the text above?

A. to describe a camping site

B. to give instruction how to set up the tent

C. to retell the writer's past camping experience

D. to inform people the new camping site

15. "...the river had been occupied by..."

The underlined word is similar in meaning to ....

A. inhabited                      C. bought

B. authorized                    D. grabbed

Text 9

Read the following text to answer questions 16 to 18.

Crisp Roast Duck

Ingredients :

1 long island duck

2 cups boiling-hot water 1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Steps :

1.Put oven rack in the middle position and preheat oven to 200° C.

2.Rinse duck inside and out. Prick skin all over with a sharp fork.

3.Pour boiling-hot water over duck (to tighten skin). Cool duck.

4.Rub duck inside and out with salt and pepper.

5.Roast duck, breast side up, until skin is brown and crisp, then remove from the oven.

16. What do we need to prick the skin of the duck?

A. salt                                     C. a sharp fork

B. black pepper                      D. boiling-hot water

17. What do we do to tighten the skin of the duck?

A. rinse duck inside and outside

B. prick skin all over with a sharp fork

C. pour boiling-hot water over duck

D. cool the duck

18. "Prick skin all over with a sharp fork."

What is the meaning of the underlined word?

A. make a small hole in something

B. brush something on the surface

C. put something on the body

D. cut something into small pieces

Text 10

Read the text to answer questions 19 to 22.

Little Brother, Little Sister

Maltreated by their stepmother, who was a witch, a little brother and sister fled into the woods. After running for a while, the brother said, 'I'm so thirsty. Let's find a spring and have a drink.'

As the young boy bent down to drink, his sister heard a voice which said, 'Who drinks from me will turn into a fawn.' It was the witch! Too late, the sister tried to prevent her brother from drinking. The young boy changed at once into a fawn. In tears, the little girl made a lead and collar out of her belt, and led the fawn off into the woods. There they found an abandoned cottage and lived together, far from any danger.

One day, however, the king was hunting in the woods, and he spied the fawn, which could not resist the urge to wander away from the cottage. The king and his hunters chased the fawn all the way back home. There, the king followed it into the cottage, where he found a young girl stroking the frightened animal. She was so beautiful and gentle that the king fell in love with her at once. He asked her to be his wife, and his words caused the maiden to cry for joy. When one of her tears fell on the fawn, it changed back to her brother once more. Their goodness and love had overcome the witch's evil spell, and they lived safely and happily with the king for ever after.

Taken from 366 and More Fairy Tales, 1990

19. Why did the brother and sister flee into the woods? Because ....

A. they had been maltreated by their stepmother

B. they had been treated well by their stepmother

C. they wanted to leave home

D. they felt very happy

20. "There, the king followed it into the cottage.."

The word 'it' refers to ....

A. cottage                         C. wood

B. fawn                             D. home

21. What caused the young boy turn into a fawn?

A. He left home into the woods.

B. He found an abandoned cottage.

C. He drank something and got cursed.

D. He said something bad to his mother.

22. When did the fawn change back to be a young boy?

A. when the King asked for his sister to marry with him

B. when one of his sister's tear fell on the fawn

C. when the king chased the fawn back home

D. when his sister cried for joy

Text 11

Read the following text and answer questions 23 and 24.



600 mg 100 Soft gels

Supplement Facts

Serving size : 1 soft gel

Amount per 1 soft gel %                 Daily Value*

Vitamin D  200 IU                                  50

Calcium (from milk) 600 mg                   60

Zinc             15 mg *

Other ingredients: Gelatine, Glycerine, Purified Water Directions:As a dietary supplement, take one soft gel for adult daily.

*Daily value has not been established

EXP 04 27 10

Manufactured for:


LOT 2 75 61 Walnut, CA 91789

Made in U.S.A.

23. When would it be best to consume the product?

A. before April 27th , 2010

B. after April 4th, 2010

C. during April 4th, 2010

D. on April 4th, 2010

24. How many soft gels does someone take everyday?

A. 1 gel

B. 5 mg 

C. 200 IU

D. 600 MG

Text 12

Read the following text and answer questions 25 to 26.

Fort Rotterdam lies in the centre of Makassar. It was built in 1555 in the period of Gowa Kingdom. It provided protection for the Makassar Kingdom. It used to be called Benteng Ujung Pandang. When Admiral Cornelius, a Dutch troop leader, occupied Celebes in 1667, he rebuilt it and changed its name to Rotterdam. He made Fort Rotterdam a centre of the government.

The architecture of the buildings at Fort Rotterdam resembles European styles from the medieval era, IV-XVII century. Local people know the fort as Benteng Panynyua. Panynyua means 'turtle'. If seen from the air, Fort Rotterdam looks like a turtle crawling towards the sea.

Fort Rotterdam is now a national archaeological museum. People can see many artifacts and ancient things in the museum. It is called Museum La Galigo.

By PEMCC in Makassar

(source: Kang Guru Magazine)

25. “It used to be called Benteng Ujung Pandang.” (par 1)

What does the word 'it' refer to?

A. Makasar Kingdom                             C. Gowa

B. Fort Rotterdam                                 D. Celebes

26. People can see many artifacts and ancient things in the museum.

What is the antonym of the underlined word?

A. modern                                             C. antique

B. small                                                 D. fantastic

Text 13

Read the text and answer questions 27 to 30.

It was Sunday morning December 26th 2004. The day that I would never forget forever. We went to the beach in Meulaboh, Aceh. Many people were there when I arrived.

When we were enjoying the beautiful sunrise, suddenly we were shocked by a violent shake in the ground. Everybody in the beach was panic. We soon realized that it was a very big earthquake although it struck in a very short period of time.

After that, we saw the water going on into the middle of the sea. No wonder if there were many kinds of fish left behind on the sand. We all seemed to be astonished by the view until we realized that there was a huge wave coming towards us and destroying everything in its way.

I didn't realize what had happened until I found myself hanging on a branch of a tree.

27. The text mainly talks about ...

A. the story about a terrible earthquake

B. the writer's experience with a big earthquake

C. the steps to avoid danger in your life

D. the description of a beach in Meulaboh

28. What is the main idea of the third paragraph?

A. The writer saw many fish on the sand.

B. The view of the beach was very exciting.

C. The writer liked to see the wave in the sea.

D. Tsunami occurred and destroyed everything.

29. Everybody in the beach was panic because ….

A. the sun rose brightly

B. there was an earthquake

C. the beach was very enjoyable.

D. there was an amazing view in the sea.

30. "We all seemed to be astonished by ...”

The underlined word has the same meaning with ...

A. panicked                             C. pleased

B. amazed                              D. delighted

Text 14

Read the following text to answer questions 31 to 34

Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, and are known for their role in pollination and for producing honey and beeswax. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in nine recognized families though many are indescribable and the actual number is probably higher. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.

Bees have a long proboscis (a complex "tongue") that enables them to obtain the nectar from flowers. They have antennae almost universally made up of 13 segments in males and 12 in females, as is typical for the super family. Bees all have two pairs of wings, the hind pair being the smaller of the two; in a very few species, one sex or caste has relatively short wings that make flight difficult or impossible, but none are wingless.

The smallest bee is Trigona minima, a sting less bee whose workers are about 2.1 mm (5/64") long. The largest bee in the world is Megachile Pluto, a leaf cutter bee whose females can attain a length of 39 mm (1.5"). Members of the family Halictidae, or sweat bees, are the most common type of bee in the Northern Hemisphere, though they are small and often mistaken for wasps or flies.

31. What is the text about?

A. Describing bees in general.

B. Explaining bees in Antarctica.

C. Telling the habitat of the bees.

D. Giving information about bees in the Northern Hemisphere.

32. What is the main idea of paragraph one?

A. Bees live on every continent.

B. Bees belong to flying insects.

C. Bees produce honey and beeswax.

D. Bees only live with insect-flowering plants.

33. Which of the following sentences is one of the physical appearances of a bee?

A. None has wings.

B. It has 13 antennae.

C. Its length is more than 39 mm.

D. Its tongue is complex.

34. "They are found on every continent except Antarctica, ...."

The word "they" refers to ….

A. ants                                                 C. insects

B. bees                                                 D. flying insects

Text 15

Read the text and answer questions 35 to 37



as seen on TV


Believe It or Not

Key West Museum

See Miracle,

the pure white buffalo,

odds of such birth

are over 10 million to one!

35. What is advertised?

A. a white buffalo                                   C. a museum

B. a strange place                                 D. a miracle

36. Why is the buffalo called a miracle?

A. The museum opens on work days only.

B. Ripley's Believe It or Not is a name of a museum.

C. White buffaloes are rarely found.

D. The museum collections are on TV programs too.

37. What is the purpose of the advertisement above?

A. To describe the white buffalo.

B. To attract people to see the white buffalo.

C. To show the society about the castle of white buffalo.

D. To tell the people the breeding of the white buffalo.

Text 16

Read the following text for questions 38 to 40.


To :

From :

RE : Delivery status

Date : January 6, 2010

On January 4, I sent a package from the U.S. to Canada. Your firm promises overnight delivery but the package sent on January 5 in the morning has still not arrived.

Our trade fair takes place tomorrow morning at 9:10 a.m. My colleagues are setting up our booth this afternoon, and they need the package that contains our brochures and pricing information.

Can you please investigate and get us our package on time (within 24-hours) as your advertisements promise?

Thank you,

Candy Wright

38. What is the sender's e-mail address?


B. candywright@,

C. deliverystatus@,

D. delivery@,

39. Why does Wright require the brochures today?

A. She needs to fly to Canada.

B. The career fair has already started.

C. Her colleagues need the brochures for the next day.

D. Her colleagues are leaving at 12:00 a.m. tomorrow.

40. "Can you please investigate and ..." (paragraph 3).

The underlined word can be replaced by ….

A. ask                                     C. examine

B. browse                               D. look for

Text 17

Read the text and answer questions 41 to 43



  1. Open the water tap and fill water in the wash tub about half way to the desired water level.

  2. Put the appropriate amount of detergent and the clothes to be washed into the washed tub.

  3. Insert the power plug into the outlet

  4. Set the drain selector to “WASH RINSE” position

  5. Set the desired wash time referring to the table given

  6. When washing is finished select “DRAIN” to drain the water out

  7. Put the clothes into the spin dryer basket and perform the intermediate speed

41. When do we set the drain selector to “WASH RINSE” position?

A. After inserting the power plug into the outlet.

B. Before putting the appropriate amount of detergent.

C. Before putting the clothes into the spin dryer basket.

D. After setting the desired wash time referring to the table given.

42. What is the text about?

A. the best way to wash clothes

B. the procedure of using a washing machine

C. the description of a washing machine

D. the ways to drain the water out of the washing machine

43. What should we do if we want to wash clothes in a short time?

A. We should set the drain selector to “WASH RINSE” position.

B. We should set the desired wash time referring to the table given.

C. We should put the clothes into the spin dryer basket.

D. We should put the appropriate amount of detergent.

For questions 48 to 51, choose the best words to complete the text.


Many people call platypus duckbill because this animal has a bill like duckbill. Platypus ... (44) a native Tasmania and southern and eastern Australia.

Platypus ... (45) a flat tail and webbed feet. Its body length is 30 to 45 cm and covered with a thick and woolly layer of fur. Its bill is detecting prey and stirring up mud. Platypus' eyes and head are small. It has no ears but has ability to sense sound and light.

Platypus lives in streams, rivers, and lakes. Female platypus usually digs burrows in the streams or river banks. The burrows are blocked with soil to ... (46) it from intruders and flooding. In the other hand, male platypus does not need any burrow to stay.

44. A. is                                             C. was

      B. are                                           D. were

45. A. has                                          C. have

       B. had                                         D. having

46. A. protecting                                 C. protects

       B. protected                                 D. protect

47. Arrange the following jumbled words to make a good sentence.

her class – in - diligent - Jessica - very - is - student- a

1                 2      3               4           5      6       7       8

A. 4-6-8-5-3-7-2-1

B. 4-2-1-6-8-5-3-7

C. 2-1-4-6-8-5-7-3

D. 2-1-8-5-3-7-6-4

48. Arrange the following jumble words to make a good sentence.

a phone call – her – there – for – was - the geography teacher – was teaching – while

          1            2          3       4       5                6                                 7                 8

A. 8-6-7-3-5-1-4-2

B. 8-2-7-6-5-4-3-1

C. 6-7-2-8-3-5-1-4

D. 3-5-1-4-6-8-2-7

49. .Arrange the following sentences to make a good paragraph.

1. Some of Lavisher's other ideas were important too.

2. He learned some very important facts about chemistry.

3. These are the same names we use today.

4. He also worked on a way to improve France's banks and government.

5. He used science to improve farming.

6. And he gave names to many chemicals.

7. Lavisher was a great man in many ways.

8. He helped to make taxes and money the same all over France.

A. 7-1-4-8-2-6-5-3

B. 7-2-6-3-1-5-4-8

C. 7-8-4-1-2-6-5-3

D. 7-5-6-3-1-4-8-2

50. Arrange the following sentences to make a good paragraph

1. Nature's recycling programme for water is called the water cycle.

2. Rain or snow eventually finds their way back to the ocean.

3. Water falls from the air as rain or snow.

4. Water goes from the ocean, lakes, and rivers into the air.

5. One of the things nature recycles is water.

6. Did you know that nature recycles too?

7. Maybe you recycle cans, glass, and paper.

A. 7-6-5-4-3-2-1

B. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7

C. 5-6-3-4-7-1-2

D. 2-1-4-3-6-7-1

Sumber : Materi Pengayaan Pembelajaran Bagi Siswa SMP. Direktorat Pembinaan Sekolah Menengah Pertama . Jakarta: 2010 (Kecuali text 12 soal nomor 25 dan 26)

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