- Latihan Soal
Jim :“I think your essay has poor quality.”
Gordon : “_______ No wonder. I made it just 10 minutes before submission.”
The best expression to fill the gap above is ______
(A) What do you think of this?
(B) I am with you on this.
(C) You’re way off base.
Claudia : “The essay is filled with data inaccuracy.”
Lucy : “You don’t know what you are talking about. ______”
The best expression to fill the gap above is ______
(A) You are missing the boat.
(B) I agree.
(C) In my opinion, it is rubbish.
(D) What is your opinion?
Andy : “Based on the evidence. Cameron is guilty.”
Clarice : “You took the words right out of my mouth.”
What Clarice says is mostly synonymous with ______
(A) that’s exactly what I am thinking.
(B) what do you think about it?
(C) I couldn’t disagree more.
(D) that’s unthinkable.
January : “I think it is a good idea to let students enter the class even though they are late. Basically it can increase the school attendance.”
May : “We see eye to eye on this.”
The underlined expression shows _______.
(A) May asks for opinion
(B) May’s agreement
(C) May’s disagreement
(D) May’s satisfaction
Mina : “You haven’t been traveling by trains these days. What’s going on?”
Kazawa : “_______. The trains are always late.”
Which one is the best expression to fill the gap?
(A) I am satisfied with the train management
(B) I am dissatisfied with the train management
(C) I don’t care about it
Mother : “I have just read your report card and you obviously know that the results are not that good. Did you actually study for the test?”
Child : “Yes, I did.”
Mother : “How did you study?”
Child : “Well, I started studying two days before exam. Usually it is enough to get an A.”
Mother : “Clearly that is not enough for you. I am not happy with your test results. You should change your habit.”
Child : “But I am glad with my grades. All of them are Bs.”
Mother : “_______. You’d better start to study now.”
Which one is the best expression to fill the gap?
(A) I am glad, too
(B) Not satisfying
(C) B is enough
Tomoyo : “I will definitely eat there again. I’m glad with what they’ve cooked.”
Hiroshi : “It’s not good enough. My sister can cook better than that.”
Miyake : “Whatever.”
Who expresses satisfaction? ______.
Who expresses dissatisfaction? ______.
You : Do you think I should study tonight?
Your roommate : I am afraid I can’t help you. Decide it yourself.
The underline expression shows that _______.
(A) your roommate gives you some advice
(B) your roommate warns you
(C) your roommate asks for some advice
(D) your roommate refuses to give you some advice
Situation: You want to text your crush, but you are afraid to do that. You want to ask for some advice from your friend.
You can say all the followings, EXCEPT _______
(A) What do you think I should do?
(B) What should I do?
(C) Can I ask your advice about texting my crush?
(D) Do you think it is better to text or not to text him/her?
(E) Why don't you text him/her?
(F) Should I wait for him/her to make a move?
Situation : You are driving your car and suddenly a policeman stops you.
Policeman : “You just broke a traffic regulation.” (a)
You : “No, I didn’t. o drove very slowly.”
Policeman : “It is not about the speed (b). You didn’t signal to turn right.” (c)
You : “How dare you. I always remember to signal my turn. You mush be lying.”
Policeman : “Watch your words (d). It was recorded by the camera inside that traffic light (e). I suggest that you sign this from of violation.”(f)
You : “You must be kidding me. I don’t believe it, you dumb policeman.”
Policeman : “I warn you not to say one more word, or I’ll put you in jail.”(g)
The policeman advices gives to you in sentence _______. (You can choose more than one answer)
Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from the roasted seeds of several species of an evergreen shrub of the genus Coffea. The two most common sources of coffee beans are the highly regarded Coffea arabica, and the "robusta" form of the hardier Coffea canephora. The latter is resistant to the coffee leaf rust, but has a more bitter taste. Coffee plants are cultivated in more than 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Once ripe, coffee "berries" are picked, processed, and dried to yield the seeds inside. The seeds are then roasted to varying degrees, depending on the desired flavor, before being ground and brewed to create coffee.
Coffee is slightly acidic (pH 5.0–5.1) and can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its caffeine content. It is one of the most popular drinks in the world. It can be prepared and presented in a variety of ways. The effect of coffee on human health has been a subject of many studies, however, results have varied in terms of coffee's relative benefit. The majority of recent research suggests that moderate coffee consumption is benign or mildly beneficial in healthy adults. However, coffee can worsen the symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, largely due to the caffeine and diterpenes it contains.
Coffee cultivation first took place in southern Arabia, the earliest credible evidence of coffee-drinking appears in the middle of the 15th century in the Sufi shrines of Yemen. In East Africa and Yemen, coffee was used in native religious ceremonies. As these ceremonies conflicted with the beliefs of the Christian church, the Ethiopian Church banned the secular consumption of coffee until the reign of Emperor Menelik II. The beverage was also banned in Ottoman Turkey during the 17th century for political reasons and was associated with rebellious political activities in Europe.
An important export commodity, coffee was the top agricultural export for twelve countries in 2004, and it was the world's seventh-largest legal agricultural export by value in 2005. Green or unroasted coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. Some controversy is associated with coffee cultivation and its impact on the environment. Consequently, organic coffee is an expanding market.
The underline word “the latter” (paragraph 1) refers to …
(A) coffee beans
(B) coffea Arabica
(C) coffea robusta
(D) coffee plants
(E) the later coffee
What is the antonym of the word “benign” (paragraph 2)?
What is the relevance of the reign of Emperor Menelik II to coffee?
(A) he was the first ruler that drank coffee
(B) his reign repealed the Ethiopian Church’s ban on coffee consumption
(C) he enacted the ban on coffee consumption
(D) he was associated with rebellious political activities in Ottoman Turkey
(E) he led the native religious ceremonies which used coffee
Which one is TRUE according to the text?
(A) in cultivating coffee beans, the coffee seeds are roasted to a single degree
(B) coffee is very acidic
(C) the significance of coffee consumption to human health hasn’t been studied
(D) in some regions, coffee was used in religious rituals
(E) by its value, coffee is one of the least traded commodities in the world
Scandinavian and Baltic Europe's landscape encompasses everything from the active volcanic belts of Iceland and magnificent edge-of-the-world granite cliffs along Norway's northern coast to the windswept sand dunes of western Lithuania, which once Inspired Jean-Paul Sartre. It also pulls together the majestic fjords of Norway, Greenland's glacial valleys, the dizzying island archipelagos of Sweden and Finland, the mountains of northern Norway and the flatlands of Denmark and the Baltic countries.
The frigid corner of the planet also runs a wild economic and political gamut. At one end are some of Europe's most socialist countries, which have the highest standards of living on the planet, and on the other the Baltic countries, relatively recently freed of their repressive Soviet past and the newest euro members, with some of the lowest wages yet most unfettered economies in the European Union.
'Scandinavia' in its strictest sense applies to Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, but generally includes Finland and Iceland. The area has been populated by hunting and agrarian tribes since the last ice age, but history buffs enthusiastically link Vikings with the region. The Vikings ruled the seas from the end of the 8th century until 1066, when an attempt to invade England fell flat.
The Kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden were united between 1.397 and 1536, after which Norway and Denmark remained together until 1814. Sweden moved politically closer to Finland.
Iceland and Greenland stayed under the Danish crown. In the 19th century, Denmark and Sweden were the major regional powers, often at odds with each other. Norway was eventually ceded to Sweden and only became in dent in 1905, Finland meanwhile became independent of the Russian empire in 1918, the year Iceland became independent of Denmark.
The Baltic Sea is the region's lifeline. An almost enclosed, shallow body of water, low in salinity and stretching more than 440,000 square kilometers, it harbor many secrets of Europe's stormy past. On its murky bottom lie the remnants of centuries-old battles, including two world wars.
The word 'baltic' comes from a proto-Indo-European root, bait, meaning 'white', and points to the comparatively homogenous nature of the area's population. While much has been made about recent waves of immigration to Sweden and Denmark the region has a striking absence of visible minorities. Consequently, locals like to emphasize regional differences, how Latvians are unlike their Estonian neighbors, who in turn distance themselves from their Finnish cousins, to whom they are ethnically and linguistically related. The Finns are the Scandinavian odd one out, as it were, quite apart from the Swedes, Norwegians, and Danes who are linguistically and politically related. Further afield, Icelanders revel in their infamously remote natures, and Greenland's population is 85 per cent Inuit.
It's a heady mix that ensures everything is possible on a journey to the region-and that there will be a lot of fun along the way.
What is the topic of the text?
(A) The general information about Scandinavian countries
(B) The political condition of Scandinavian Countries
(C) The description of Scandinavian landscape
(D) The origin of Scandinavian people
(E) The role of Scandinavian countries in the two world wars
Why would the author mention Jean-Paul Sartre in paragraph 1?
(A) to mention one famous person that was related to Scandinavia
(B) to emphasize that Scandinavian landscape is monumental
(C) to show that Scandinavia is the birthplace of the famous person
(D) to illustrate the history of Scandinavian countries
(E) to demonstrate the importance of Jean-Paul Sartre to Scandinavian people
What does “at odds” in paragraph 5 mean?
(A) in conflict
(B) make certain
(C) offer a bet
(D) in awkward situation
(E) in occasion
“The region has a striking absence of visible minorities”. (paragraph 7) What is the relevance of this information to paragraph 7?
(A) it demonstrates that Scandinavia countries are linguistically and politically related
(B) it shows the political relationship between Sweden and Denmark
(C) it is the origin of the word “Baltic”
(D) it is the result from striking regional differences among Scandinavian regions
(E) it causes the differences among Scandinavian regions more apparent
The word “harbor” in paragraph 6 is similar in meaning to ...
(B) place for refuge
(E) interferes with
A motorist, driving by a large ranch, accidentally hit and killed a calf that was crossing the road. The driver went to the owner of the calf and explained what had happened.
He then asked what the animal was worth.
“Oh, about $200 today, “said the rancher. “But in six years it would be worth $900. So $900 is what I’m out.
The motorist sat down, wrote out a cheque and handed it to the farmer.
“Here,” he said, “is the cheque for $900. It’s postdated six years from now.”
The underlined word “accidentally” is mostly antonymous to …
(A) by chance
Several men are sitting around the locker room of a private club after exercising. Suddenly a cell phone on one of the benches rings. One of the men picks it up, and the following conversation ensues:
“Honey, it’s me. Are you at the club?”
“Great! I’m at the mall two blocks from where you are. I just saw a beautiful mink coat. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Can I buy it?”
“What’s the price?”
“Well, OK, go ahead and get it, if you like it that much.”
“Ahh, and I also stopped by the Mercedes dealership and saw the 2001 models. I saw one I really liked. I spoke with the salesman, and he gave me a really good price. Since we need to exchange the BMW that we bought last year…”
“What price did he quote you?”
“OK, but for that price I want it with all the options.”
“Great! But before we hang up, there is something else.”
“It might look like a lot, but I was reconciling your bank account and I stopped by the real estate agent this morning and saw the house we had interested in last year. It’s on sale! Remember? The one with a pool, English garden, acre of parking area, and beachfront property.”
“How much are they asking?”
“Only $3.5 million-a magnificent price-and I see that we have that much in the bank to cover,”
“Well, then go ahead and buy it, but just bid $3.3 million, OK?”
“OK, sweetie. Thanks! I’ll See you later!!! I love you!!!”
“Bye … I do too …”
The man hangs up, closes the phone’s flap, and raises his hand while holding the phone and asks to all those present,
“Does anyone know whom this phone belongs to?”
What does the underlined sentence “What price did he quote you?” mean? …