- Latihan Soal
While Renaissance architecture was characterized by circles and straight lines, the Baroque was the era of ovals and undulating walls which alternated between concave and convex. Baroque buildings became ever more elaborately ornamented. Interiors were covered in paintings, and windows and doors were capped with complex shapes. Garlands, vases, urns, cartouches, and scrolling were used for decoration. Composite capitals and other variations on the ancient orders were used. Pilasters (columns partly attached to walls) appeared on facades in great abundance. In order to appear more monumental, columns and pilasters were paired and often extended over two or more stories, forming what is called the colossal order. In order to maximize drama and grandeur, architects came to incorporate the spaces around buildings themselves in their designs. The manipulation of the surrounding environments was highly controlled. Shrubs and hedges were cut into cubic shapes, flowers were planted in geometric patterns, and the gardens and woodlands surrounding palaces were penetrated by straight rays of avenues. This total control molded the viewer’s entire experience of the shapes.
What is the topic of the text?
(A) the Baroque and Renaissance architecture
(B) the Renaissance architecture
(C) the Baroque architecture
(D) the world’s architecture
(E) the architects
The synonym of the underlined word “abundance” most likely is …
What is not true according to the text?
(A) the Baroque architecture had many circles and straight lines
(B) the Baroque buildings were orna-mented in detail
(C) the Baroque buildings used many pilasters on facades
(D) the Baroque architects also designed surrounding spaces around the building
(E) garlands were used for the Baroque decorations
Parent - Teacher Conference
Date: November 15TH 2014
The teaching staff at Summer High School takes this opportunity to invite you to a conference with your child's teacher. The conference is held to increase your understanding of the progress your child is making.
The date and time attached have been reserved for you.
If you find your scheduled time inconvenient, please indicate so below or call the school office to arrange for a different time. Additionally, we would appreciate being notified if you cannot attend your conference.
Written reports will be sent home to all students on December 10TH 2014. Interpreters can be provided if requested.
Summer High School Principal
What is the letter about? ____________.
“The date and time attached have been reserved for you.” (Paragraph 2)
What does the sentence mean?
(A) each parent must choose his/her own schedule
(B) the school has chosen the schedule for each parent
(C) each parent must not change his/her schedule
Which one is not true according to the text?
(A) there is a certain attachment after the letter above
(B) if the parents can’t attend the meeting, the parents must inform the school
(C) parent may change their schedule
Read the conversation below!
Jesse : “Your face is charming.”
Kylie : “Really? ____________”
The most appropriate expression to fill the gap to accept the compliment is …
(A) It’s not my real face
(B) It is not mine
(C) You are too kind