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- Latihan Soal
(p1) India is other the chosen land for those searching for emotional serenity or a cure for physical ills. At one famed India health institute, patients have to tough it out naturally.
(p2) Think of spiritual travel and India is synonymous with curative sojourns. From the ashrams nestled in the valleys of the Himalayas to yoga retreats on the shores of Karnataka, the subcontinent offers myriad venues of rest and retreat, for the soul and body and for mental balance.
(p3) Think of medical travel and the subcontinent still bodes well. Home to some of the best doctors and advanced medical facilities, India now attracts thousands of patients a year for those unable to meet the hefty costs of surgery in the "developed" world.
(p4) Think of all of the above? And only one place pops into mind. The Jindal Naturecure Institute (JNI), which spreads across nearly 50 hectares of lawn, lakes and parks on the outskirts of India's garden city, Bangalore, offers two of India's most curative tools: naturopathy and yoga. Blending spirituality and medicine, it proposes a unique treatment that combines these two ancient sciences with dietary and other drug-free therapies.
(p5) The institute promises complete detox of the mind, body and soul. In its ideals, Jindal naturopathy is miles away from India's other homeopathic remedies or the Western world's much-loved chiropractic. Much like yoga, it believes that the body is fire, air and sky. Unhappiness and sickness occur only when these elements are out of balance.
(p6) The way to bring these elements back into level ground is by flushing out every negative toxin in your body and bones–not through medicine, but through yogic kriyas and dietary changes. Jindal offers treatments for diseases from asthma to depression, migraine to arthritis and many more–without the use of a single pill or needle. Personal testimonials accompany each cure.
(p7) "Health is not something that can be purchased in a bottle," says Charakasamhita of the institute. "Diseases are a sign of the cleansing and healing effect of nature. If you suppress the conditions by drugs or by any other means, you are simply laying a foundation for chronic diseases. Drugging is like whipping an already exhausted horse." The basic belief is that our bodies are our best healers.
(p8) While the institute offers some of the best massages and spa treatments in the region, the Jindal way is no stroll in the park. The institute makes for a pretty setting with benches to view the sunset over a pristine lake and lots of greenery infused with rare species of migratory birds. But in reality, it is less spa town and more boot camp.
(p9) The whole purpose at JNI is therapeutic healing. While applying for admission, you are sent forms to capture your medical history and conditions and are warned of the rigidness of the program. Patients are not allowed out of the institute except for supervised town visits on Sundays. That being said, the staff at JNI are amiable and they are very well informed about the adjustment period needed for patients not used to confinement.
Which is NOT true about Jindal Naturecure Institute?
(A) it is located far from the hustle and bustle of a city
(B) it combines traditional and modern treatments
(C) it is far from any other hospitals
(D) it promotes mental health as well as physical health
(E) it does not use chemicals to cure diseases
The word “sojourns” in paragraph 2 can be best replaced by ....
(C) brief visits
The underlined word “it” in paragraph 5 refers to ....
(A) the body
(B) the JNI
(C) one body element
What does Charakasamhita mean when saying “Diseases are a sign of the cleansing and healing effect of nature” (paragraph 7)?
(A) your body has its own way to heal from the disease
(B) nature may heal diseases that you suffer from
(C) nature contributes a lot to the diseases that you may have
(D) diseases can be cured by themselves
(E) when you are sick, your body is cleaning itself
The underlined word “whipping” in paragraph 7 means ....
(A) beating an animal repeatedly
(B) making an animal regain its strength
(C) pushing an animals to keep moving
(D) putting a heavy load on an animal
(E) diagnosing an animals disease
The word “stroll” in paragraph 8 is closest in meaning to which of the following?
(B) walk unhurriedly
(C) laze around
When does the author mean by “But in reality, it is less spa town and more boot camp” in paragraph 8?
(A) the institute applies a tight rule for the patients
(B) the institute is run by military staff
(C) the institute only treats military officers
(D) the institute is a relaxing center
(E) the institute combines a relaxing center and a camping area
What can be inferred about India from the passage?
(A) health care in India is as expensive as in the US
(B) India’s biggest income is from its health care industry
(C) doctors in India are the best doctors in the world
(D) there are new big hospitals in India nowadays
(E) many people go to India to find peace of mind
How do doctors at JNI treat the patients?
(A) using India’s traditional medicine
(B) doing therapy outdoors
(C) making the patients stay at the institute for a certain period of time
(D) balancing body elements through food and meditation
(E) letting the patients eliminate their unhappiness to achieve a balance of body element
What could best replace the word “confinement” in paragraph 9?
(A) the British Medical Journal was published in
(B) published in the British Medical Journal
(C) which published it in the British Medical Journal
(D) was published in the British Medical Journal
(E) the British Medical Journal was published
(A) people, when they ate quickly
(B) people were eating quickly
(C) people whose quick eating
(D) people ate quickly
(E) people who ate quickly
(A) whose previous evidence supports
(B) that supports previous evidence
(C) supports previous evidence
(D) that previous evidence supports
(E) supporting previous evidence
(A) but also that
(B) so that also
(C) also that
(D) in that also
(E) also for that
(A) an obesity expert is from the University of New South Wales
(B) is an obesity from the University of New South Wales
(C) an obesity expert from the University of New South Wales
(D) from the University of New South Wales, an obesity expert is
(E) an obesity expert from the University of New South Wales
(A) what drives us to eat quickly
(B) when it drives us to eat quickly
(C) that drivers us to eat quickly
(D) how it drives us to eat quickly
(E) how drives us to eat quickly
(A) to set aside meal times
(B) setting aside meal times
(C) by setting aside meal times
(D) in setting aside meal times
(E) having set aside meal times