- Latihan Soal
January 6, 2014:
A low-cost and free telephone program is available from the federal government. It is called the Lifeline program.
More than 15 million families are using the program. Cell phones were included in the program in 2005.
Low-income families get discounts on their phone bills. The first 250 minutes and 250 text messages are free. This makes it possible for many to have phone service.
Georgia and other states any there is widespread abuse by some participants in the Lifeline phone. Some poor people are no different than some non-poor. If the system is not regulated, why not get two or three phones?
The program does not do much checking of participants. Georgia wants to impose a $5 a month charge for the basic service. This can cause a problem for poor people. They need phones but may not be able to afford them.
Opponents of the $5 fee say if family can only afford the free phone, they will be hurt by the $5 monthly charge.
The telephone industry is a strong supporter of the Lifeline program. They think today’s poor people are the working people of tomorrow. They think it is a good idea to get them as customers now.
The companies are supposed to decide who is eligible. To be in the program, people must have incomes below 135 percent of the poverty level. Or be eligible for another federal program such as food stamps.
A woman is Oklahoma wanted to see how easy it would be to get a phone. She waited in line at a tent to see if the vendor would give her a free phone even though she does not qualify she did.
“Anybody can get them. They say it’s a lifeline... They’re for needy people. I’m not needy and I went up and I got one with no ID no proof of income, nothing.” She said.
Policy makers know that some people will try to take advantage of programs. Their challenge is to discourage abuse. At the same time they do not want to penalize honest people.
The states and federal governments are proposing new ways to collect information on Lifeline telephone use.
01. Which one is NOT TRUE according to the text?
(A) The Lifeline program is provided by the government.
(B) More than 15 milion people use the Lifeline program.
(C) Mobile phone are included in the Lifeline program.
(D) Georgia is one of the states that provides the Lifeline program.
(E) The Lifeline program is a low-cost and free telephone program.
What is the problem of the Lifeline program?
(A) There is widespread abuse by some government officials in the Lifeline program.
(B) The Lifeline program does not check it’s participants.
(C) Many homes get more than one Lifeline phone.
(D) Many families refuse to pay $5 a month.
(E) The telephone industry pays for the Lifeline program.
The underlined word “eligible” in paragraph 8 mostly means ....
Why would the author mention the woman in Oklahoma (paragraph 9)?
(A) To exemplify the use of the Lifeline program.
(B) To emphasize how people love the Lifeline program.
(C) To show that the selection to become a Lifeline recipient has a loophole.
(D) To show the readers that Oklahoma has the highest number of customers.
(E) To refuse the argument about the widespread abuse of the Lifeline program.
According to the text, who is the proponent of Lifeline program?
(A) Federal government.
(B) Honest people.
(C) Telephone industry.
(D) Policy makers.
(E) The woman in Oklahoma.
Jln. Bumi Sari no 10
10 September 2016
Ms Julia Greed
Human Resource Manager
World Edu Academy
101 Pentonville Road
Dear Miss Greed,
Vacancy for Youth Ambassador
I am writing in reply to your advert from a poster “Young People Teach the World”. Here I enclose my CV.
I am currently a fresh graduate from 40 High School. When I was in high school. I had experience in teaching less fortunate children in Rain Foundation for 2 years. I was chosen to represent Rain Foundation as a youth ambassador with mission to increase awareness of reading in 2015.
In addition to the experience I outlined above, I have started creating my own crowdfunding website related to education since 2015, I believe that with my experiences, I am suitable to be the youth ambassador for your world education program in London. This will be my first-time experience in establishing relationship with people from different cultures.
I look forward to hearing from you.
06. What is the purpose of the letter?