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A rabbit is a small furry mammal with a short tail and pointed ears. Rabbits live in ...(47)... in the ground. Each of them is the home of a single family. The first fossils which can be attributed to this family came from North America but now they are found in every part of the world. Compared to its small body rabbit has large-sized ears.
A rabbit is a weak and timid animal and is always surrounded by many enemies. Therefore nature has ... (48)... it with large ears to help it to hear even the fun of drop sound. The large area of the ear ...(49)... almost every sound wave produced in the air and transfers them into the inner ear. This makes the rabbit to detect its ...(50)... in time and run to safety zones.
Shortened from: Children's Knowledge Bank. Look Out. Rohan Book Company
C. small hole
A few years ago, distance learning was seen as an inferior way but nowadays even famous and established traditional colleges and universities are providing distance learning courses and it is generally considered a way to improve one's life.
However, people still argue whether distance learning give more advantage or disadvantage. Some of them who see the benefit of distance learning will say that distance learning needs no commuting. Of course it saves money and time that students would take. Furthermore, distance learning can be done at any student’s convenience. Mostly of the classes of distance learning are asynchronous. It means that students do not have to attend a lecture at a fixed particular time and place. Students can review the assignments and do their homework during off-hours or from home. Additionally, distance learning gives more accessibility. No one can deny it. People with limited mobility may encounter the problem when they take traditional class. With the online class system, the problem is absent.
Despite the many advantages, the other people will see that distance learning is costly and needs complex technology. To attend online learning, student must have a computer with possibly access to the internet. Admitted or not, such technology devices are not always available for common students. Another disadvantage of distance learning is that it does not provide immediate feedback. Unlikely traditional classroom, students have to wait for the feedback and comment until the instructor has review the works and sent response to them. Most of the time students will study alone. Distance learners may feel isolated or miss that social physical interaction that comes with attending a traditional classroom.
Regarding the individual’s learning style, some students are able to learn when there is a live interaction between them and the available of accompanying teacher while others don’t really need it. So before deciding a choice of attending distance learning or not, each student needs to do a fair analysis regarding the kind of person he/she is.
39. What argument is given by those who agree with distance learning?
A. distance learning was seen as an inferior way
B. distance learning gives more advantage or disadvantage
C. distance learning doesn’t need a round trip
D. distance learning is cheaper and has complex technology
E. student must have a computer with possibly access to the internet
40. According to the text above, some years ago many people considered distance learning has ... .
A. poor quality
B. good quality
C. better quality
D. good improvement
E. many advantages
41. Which of the following statements is TRUE based on the passage?
A. Distance learning was seen as an inferior way nowadays.
B. People still argue that distance learning give more advantages than the traditional one.
C. Distance learning can be done at any student’s convenience.
D. In distance learning, students have to attend a lecture at a fixed place.
E. Distance learners may not feel isolated or miss social physical interaction.
42. What does the writer think about distance learning?
A. Distance learning gives more advantages.
B. The writer supports students to choose distance learning.
C. The writer does not support the idea of distance learning.
D. Students can choose distance learning or not regarding the individual’s learning style.
E. Students are able to learn when there is a live interaction between them.
Cars should be Banned
Cars should be banned in the city. As we all know, cars create pollution, and cause a lot of road deaths and other accidents.
Firstly, cars, as we all know contribute to the most of the pollution in the world. Cars emit a deadly gas that causes illness such as bronchitis, lung cancer, and ‘triggers’ off asthma. Some of these illnesses are so bad that people can die from them.
Secondly, the city is very busy. Pedestrians wander everywhere and cars commonly hit pedestrians in the city, which causes them to die. Cars today are our roads biggest killers.
Thirdly, cars are very noisy. If you live in the city, you may find it hard to sleep at night, or concentrate on your homework, and especially talk to someone.
In conclusion, cars should be banned from the city for the reason listed.
31. What does the writer hope by writing the text above?
A. persuading readers to use cars.
B. prohibiting people to buy cars.
C. persuading readers not to use cars at all.
D. persuading readers to reduce the use of cars.
E. Making sure that the government ban the use of cars at all in the city.
32. What is the main information of the text?
A. Cars should be prohibited in the city.
B. Cars contribute the most pollution in the world.
C. The city is very busy.
D. Cars are very noisy.
E. Cars produce pollution in the city.
33. Why some people in the city feel hard to sleep at night?
A. because the pollution caused by cars
B. because the noise of the cars
C. because the city is very busy
D. because the city is very crowded
E. because there are many homework to be completed
34. Cars emit a deadly gas that causes illness ... (paragraph 2)
The italicized word can be replaced by ... .
D. get out
SINGAPORE: A supervisor was jailed for two repeatedly striking his Indonesian maid on the head and back with a television remote control, news reports said on Thursday.
Muhamad shafiq woon Abdullah admitted in a Singapore court he physically abused the woman on several occasions between June and October. The straits times said.
The magistrate’s court heard that Shafiq, 31, began striking Winarti, 22, about month after she started working for him. He hit her on the head with the TV set’s remote control because he was un happy with her work. On one occasion, he punched her on the back after accusing her of daydreaming.
S.S. Dhillon, Shafiq’s lawyer, said his client lost his “better sense” when he saw his daughter’s face covered as she lay in bed.
He said his client thought the maid had put the child in danger.
21. What does the text tell you about?
A. an Indonesian maid in Singapore
B. the working condition in Singapore
C. the jailed of a supervisor
D. the Indonesian maid condition in Singapore
E. a crime by a Singaporean supervisor towards his maid
22. Which one of the following statements is TRUE according to the text ?
A. Winarti struck the supervisor with a remote control.
B. the supervisor gave many kinds of jobs to the maid.
C. the supervisor was put in jail for two years.
D. the maid has been working for him for two months.
E. the supervisor hit his maid's head with the TV set's remote control.
23. Why did the supervisor punch Winarti on her back?
A. because she talked much
B. because she did not work correctly
C. because she worked carelessly
D. because she had daydreaming
E. because of her being lazy
24. " ... he physically hurt the woman ..." (Paragraph 2)
The bold word has the closest meaning to ........
25. Which one of the following statements is false based on the text above?
A. A Singaporean supervisor was jailed
B. Shafiq admitted crime in a Singapore court
C. Shafiq was punished for 22 months jailed
D. Dhillon was a Shafiq’s lawyer
E. the Singaporean supervisor was despotic to Winarti
Teaching Positions 2012
SMA Garuda seeks applications from suitably qualified teachers for positions commencing April 2012. Applicants are invited to visit the website for more details, including a full position description, of the position advertised below.
Teachers of English and Mathematics.
Full-time permanent position.
Applications including CV and the names of three referees should be sent to: The Principal's Assistant, SMA Garuda, 22 Orchid street, Medan, 35421.
Applications closed Wednesday 01 April 2012
18. What is the text about?
A. job vacancy for teachers
B. announcement of Job
C. SMA Garuda
D. application letter
E. full-time teacher
19. How can the readers know the requirements to apply the positions?
A. See the newspaper
B. browse the internet
C. call SMA Garuda
D. send application letter
E. see the Principal’s Assistant
20. Applications including CV and the names of ...
The word CV has the same meaning with ...
D. identity card
E. letter of recommendation
From : Marcello Palombo (Marcello_palo@allengineering.com)
To : J. Wilson ( Jacob_wilson@allengineering.com )
Sent : Tuesday, October 23, 2012___ 4 : 12 P.M.
Sub : Elena Kuzikov, Ukrainian engineer
Dr. Elena Kuzikov will be visiting our company on Tuesday, march 23rd. I would like you to prepare a program for her. She will arrive in the morning before noon. Please start with lunch in the cafeteria and then show her your department. Like you, she has done research on the effect of earthquakes on bridge construction.
16. What should Wilson do before Ukrainian engineer come?
A. do research on the effect of earthquakes on bridge construction
B. invite her to have lunch in the cafetaria
C. Prepare a program for her
D. send the letter to Mr. Palombo
E. call Mr. Palombo
17. When will Dr. Elena Kuzikov arrived to Palombo’s company?
A. October 23rd, 2012
B. March 23rd, 2012
C. in the morning
D. before having lunch
E. in the midday
Computers are undoubtedly, used by almost all people in the world. Computers provide people with quicker, practical and useful works. People admit the superiority of computers in their work. They can make use of the (48) …. product of technology which brings many benefits for society, from children to adult.
(49)…..., computers certainly do not promote physical activity. There are some students who are caught in the mystique of this machine. They forgot about lunch, forget to rest and even want to skip from after school-activities. Even, those who hold strong oppositions about this machine, they say that this machine fail to (50)...… its users some of emotions that are desirable in human beings. In fact some preliminary research has shown that prolong exposure to computerized testing situations has resulted students in being surly and often abusive to each other.
So, whatever opinion a person holds, try to bear in the mind that computers not only bring some benefits but also cause some problems.
16. A. used
17. A. Therefore
C. In addition
18. A. ignore
Questions 24 to 26 refer to the following text!
Robert Edwards was blinded in an automobile accident nine years ago. He was also partially deaf because of old age. Last week, he was strolling near his home when a thunderstorm approached. He took refuge under a tree and was struck by lighting. He was knocked to the ground and woke up some 20 minutes later, lying face down in water below a tree. He went into the house and lay down in bed. A short time later, he woke; his legs were numb and he was trembling, but when he opened his eyes, he could see the clock across the room fading in and out in front of him. When his wife entered, he saw her for the first time in nine years. Doctors confirm that he has regained his sight and hearing apparently from the flash or lighting, but they are unable to explain the occurrence. The only possible explanation offered by one doctor was that, since Edwards lost his sight as a result of trauma in a terrible accident, perhaps the only way it could be restored was by another trauma.
16. What is the topic of the story?
A. Robert Edwards’ blindness.
B. Robert Edwards’ accident.
C. Robert Edwards’ suffering.
D. Robert Edwards’ tragedy.
E. Robert Edwards’ life.
17. What was the first thing that Robert Edwards saw after being struck by lighting?
A. his wife.
C. a clock.
D. a tree.
E. a car.
18. What was Edwards doing when he was struck by lighting?
A. hiding from the storm under a tree.
B. lying on the ground.
C. climbing a tree.
D. driving a car.
E. staying at home.
This text is for questions 16 – 17
By Chin Pong
International Trade in the Global Community
Sponsor: The school of Business
Date and Time: March 18, 19 and 20 at 7.30 P.M.
Location: Sims Lecture Hall in the Carmichael Building
To register: please call the Center
For Professional Development 953-2703
16. What is the purpose of the text?
A. To announce a lecture series.
B. To advertise the university.
C. To announce a trade fair.
D. To recruit students.
E. To register at the School of Business.
17. Where will all the events be held?
A. At International Trade
B. At the School of Business
C. In Sims Lecture Hall
D. In The Center for Professional Development
E. In the Global Community Center