Latihan Soal UNBK Bahasa Inggris SMA Tahun 2018/ 2019 (Reading)

Soal reading menjadi tipe soal yang dominan diujikan pada ujian nasional. Berdasarkan kisi- kisi yang dirilis oleh BSNP tahun lalu, cakupan materi yang merujuk pada teks reading yaitu teks fungsional pendek seperti invitation, announcement, pemberitahuan dan teks seperti descriptive, recount, narrative, procedure, report, exposition, biography, dan news item.
Ilustrasi mengerjakan tes CBT

Lingkup materi pada jenjang SMA atau MA mencakup fungsi sosial, struktur teks dan unsur kebahasaan dengan disesuaikan dengan tiga tingkatan atau level kognitif yaitu pengetahuan dan pemahaman, aplikasi, dan penalaran. Oleh karena itu, soal- soal dalam reading teks dibuat sedemikian rupa sesuai dengan level kognitif tersebut diatas. Mengenali tipe soal reading adalah cara terbaik dalam menyelesaikan bentuk soal tersebut dilanjutkan latihan soal- soal teks reading sesuai kisi- kisi. 

Nah, menghadapi UNBK 2018/ 2019, berikut ini latihan soal reading bahasa Inggris yang bisa dikerjakan. Ada 25 (dua puluh lima) soal bisa dikerjakan secara online baik lewat PC maupun Android. Baca pertanyaan dan pilihlah jawaban yang tepat dibawahnya. Skor nilai dan kunci jawaban akan muncul setelah adik- adik selesai mengerjakan soal. Bila bermanfaat, adik- adik bisa share ke teman- teman yang lain dan jangan lupa berikan komentar pada kolom dibawahnya.

Semoga bermanfaat.

Text for questions 1 to 2


February 24, is the registration deadline for the second semester. Complete your registration form in the Administrative office on the second floor from 9.00 A.M to 2.00 P.M. Payment will be serviced at the time of registration. You may use credit card, money order, or cash to be your payment methods. We don’t accept personal checks to process the payment.

1. What is the announcement about?
The registration for the second semester
Completion of registration form
The way to complete the registration form
Payment methods of registration
Time limit for registration to the second semester

2. What will probably happen if a student doesn’t complete his/ her registration by February 24?
The student will not be allowed to register
The student will receive bill notification in the letter
The student will be allowed to follow next semester class
The student can pay after the deadline time
The student will pay extra

Text for questions 3 to 4

Lyra Restaurant
Basudewo Street 51 Semarang
Phone 085221675434

February 25, 2017

Dear Chandra Barata,
We are happy to announce that our newly renovated restaurant is now ready. We are cordially invite you to our grand opening of our newly renovated restaurant on March 6, 2017 at our location Basudewo Street 51 Semarang with a free dinner at 7.30 p.m. Please, confirm of your attendance by February 28 by phone (085221675434) or e-mail at Lyraresto@gmail.com.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

Yours faithfully,

Janu Danuarta

3. What is the writer’s objective to write the letter?
To summon his client to open new restaurant
To ask his client to enjoy free dinner
To invite his client to have meeting at the grand opening of newly renovated restaurant
To tell his client about opening newly renovated restaurant
To have his client attend the grand opening of newly renovated restaurant

4. Based on the text, we may conclude that ….
The grand opening will be held in the new address of the restaurant
The location of the restaurant is different from the old one
The confirmation can be done both by email or phone
The invitee will pay all of the menu in the grand opening
Chandra Barata should confirm his attendance a week before the grand opening

Text for questions 5 to 6

Dear Sir
I would like to obtain information about your proficiency courses in English that begin in July. Please send me a prospectus and details of your fees and accommodations in London for the period July – September. If possible, I would like to stay with an English family. Thank you for your kind attention to this request.

Yours truly,

Khabib Akhmad

5. What is the purpose of this letter?
To inquire about classes
To order materials
To offer something
To obtain information about school directions
To cancel an order

6. To whom is the letter probably to be sent?
An English family
A tourist information office
"A language course
A university
An embassy

Text for questions 7 to 9.

Niagara Falls is the most famous water fall in the world because of its beauty and immense size. Niagara Falls is part of the Niagara River. The Niagara is a short river, just 35 miles (56 kilometers) long. It connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario in eastern North America. East of the river is the United States. West of the river is Canada. About halfway between the two lakes, a sharp drop in the river makes Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls is actually two giant waterfalls and one smaller one. Goat Island, in New York state, lies between the two main falls. One big waterfall, called American Falls, is on the U.S. side of the river. American Falls has a fairly straight edge. The waterfall is 1,075 feet (328 meters) wide and 182 feet (55 meters) high. A small part of American Falls, located near Goat Island, is called Bridal Veil Falls.
The biggest of the two giant waterfalls is in Canada and is known as the Canadian Falls. It’s also called the Horseshoe Falls because of its horseshoe shape. The curved edge of the Canadian Falls measures 2,200 feet (670 meters) wide, and the water drops 187 feet (57 meters). The Canadian Falls carries nine times more water than the American Falls.
Niagara Falls is a popular tourist attraction. Millions of people come each year to watch the spectacular waterfalls. You can take a boat trip to see the falls from below. You can also watch from observation decks above or beside the falls. You can even enter the Cave of the Winds, a path that takes you to the base of Bridal Veil Falls. Visitors must wear bright-yellow rain jackets to stay dry.
Niagara Falls makes an enormous, ground-shaking roar and a huge cloud of water mist. Rainbows shine through the mist. At night, the falls are lit with colored lights, creating a brilliant display.

Taken from : Microsoft Encarta 2009

7. What does the text tell us about?
The great beauty of Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls as the popular tourist resort
A famous waterfall in United States
The origin of Niagara Falls
Two Giant Waterfalls

8. Based on the text, we know that ….
Niagara Falls is a part of the Niagara river located in two countries; Mexico and United States
Niagara Falls has two main waterfalls
The Canadian Falls is the biggest part of Niagara Falls which is known as the Horseshoe Falls
The American Falls carries nine times more water than the Canadian Falls
People who visited Niagara Falls must enter the Cave of the Winds to enjoy colored lights at night

9. The word “enormous” in the last paragraph is closest in meaning to ….

Text for questions 10 to 12.

Once a man sold his well to a farmer. Next day when a farmer went to draw the water from that well, the man did not allow him to draw the water from it. He said, “I have sold you the well, not the water, so you cannot draw the water from the well.”
The farmer became very sad and came to the Emperor’s court. He described everything to the Emperor and asked for the justice.
The Emperor called Birbal and handed over this case to him. Birbal called the man who sold the well to the farmer. Birbal asked, “Why don’t you let him use the water of the well. You have sold the well to the farmer.” The man replied, “Birbal, I have sold the well to the farmer, not the water. He has no right to draw the water from the well.”
Then Birbal smiled and said to him, “Good, but look, since you have sold the well to this farmer, and you claim that water is yours, then you have no right to keep your water in the farmer’s well. Either you pay rent to the farmer to keep your water in his well, or you take that out of his well immediately.”
The man understood, that his trick has failed. Birbal has outwitted him.

10. What is the text about?
A farmer and witty birbal
A smart man and a farmer
An emperor and a witty birbal
Farmer’s well and witty birbal
A farmer and an emperor

11. Why didn’t the man let the farmer use the water from the well? Because ....
the man needed the water for himself
there was no water in the well
the man obeyed what the emperor said
water in the well was not included in the sales agreement they made before
the man thought that he had sold the well but the water was not involved

12. What is the moral value of the text?
Stealing is not a good thing, you can always use your brain and ease out of the difficult situations
Don’t try to cheat because you will end up paying for it regardless of how smart you think you are
One who desires more, loses all. One should remain satisfied with what one gets
There is no substitute for hard work because dreams cannot be fulfilled without hard work
Do not just blindly walk in to anything without thinking

Text for questions 13 to 15.

Last holiday, my school held a trip to Yogyakarta. We went there with all my school friends by bus. We spent three days and visited some tourist places around that city. First day, we went to a beautiful village near yogyakarta. We stayed in the villagers’ home. In the village, we had many experience that we never got before. We learnt many traditional arts and culture, such as playing javanese orchestra using gamelan, making batik, and tasting traditional food. We also tried many traditional games like Congklak, Betengan, Gobak Sodor, and Dakon.
The next day after leaving the village, we went to Yogyakarta. We went to many interesting places in Yogya. We visited Nglambor beach to see the beautiful of its wave and sands. After that, we went to Sultan Palace of Yogyakarta, and shopped in Malioboro. At night, we saw Ramayana play in Prambanan temple. After watching the play, we ate at the restaurant near the temple. It served us Seafood menu and we ordered fresh crabs and lobster. It was very delicious.
I have to say that it was a great holiday. I can learnt many things about arts and culture that I never knew before.

13. What is the most suitable title of the text above?
A trip to Yogyakarta
School holiday
Unforgettable moment
School trip
Great holiday in Yogyakarta

14. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
How long the trip was
The detailed schedule of the trip
The things the writer did on the trip
The experience the writer got in the trip
The reason why the trip was held

15. Where did the writer and his friends watch Ramayana play?
Nglambor beach
Sultan Palace
The Prambanan Temple
The Sukuh Temple

Text for questions 16 to 18.

How to use Dubsmash, a video selfie application
1. Download and install Dubsmash App on your play store.
2. After install it, choose the language preference.
3. Select sound or you may create your own soundboard. If you don’t find any desired sound for your dub then you can record or upload one.
4. Create the dub, as a matter of fact your first dub won’t be perfect. Don’t worry and keep practicing until you learn the art of dubbing.
5. Edit the dub, you can also add a text and symbol to your Dubsmash video.
6. You can share and download your project on your social media.

16. What does the text talk about?
The steps to utilize Dubsmash
The steps to utilize Dubsmash
The steps to share Dubsmash on social media
The steps to upload sound on Dubsmash
The steps to create soundboard on Dubsmash

17. After choosing the language preference, we should ….
create the dub
edit the dub
share and download the Dub
select sound for the Dub
upload the dub on social media

18. Based on the text, we can conclude that ….
The application is rather complicated to be used
The application is not suitable for teenagers
Making a good dub needs creativity and practice
Dubsmash is a payable application on Play store
Dubsmash has no fitur to add both text and symbol

Questions 19 to 21 based on the following cloze test.
Polar bears are the largest land carnivores in the world, rivaled only by the Kodiak brown bears of southwestern Alaska. Polar bears sit at the top of the food chain in the biologically rich Arctic. The most carnivorous of the bear species, polar bears feed primarily on the fat of ice-dependent seals.
Polar bears are marine mammals, and spend much of their time on Arctic sea ice. Many adaptations make polar bears uniquely suited to life in icy habitats. Their fur is thicker than any other bears’ and covers even their feet for warmth and traction on ice. A thick layer of blubber beneath their fur provides buoyancy and insulation. The long neck and narrow skull of the polar bear probably aid in streamlining the animal in the water while warming the air that they breathe, and their front feet are large, flat and oar-like, making them excellent swimmers.
Polar bears feed almost exclusively on ringed seals and bearded seals. They are also known to eat walrus, beluga whale and bow head whale carcasses, birds’ eggs, and (rarely) vegetation. Polar bears travel great distances in search of prey.
Polar bears are only found in the Arctic. The most important habitats for polar bears are the edges of pack ice where currents and wind interact, forming a continually melting and refreezing matrix of ice patches and leads (open spaces in the ocean between sea ice). These are the areas of where polar bears can find the greatest number of seals.
As the sea ice advances and retreats each season, individual polar bears may travel thousands of miles per year to find food. Polar bears are distributed throughout the Arctic region in 19 sub populations, including Alaska, Canada, Russia, Greenland and Norway.
Polar bears are highly dependent on older stable pack ice in the Arctic region, where they spend much of their time on the ice hunting, mating and denning. They are generally solitary as adults, except during breeding and cub rearing.
Pregnant polar bears need to eat a lot in the summer and fall build up enough fat reserves to survive the denning period. They seek out maternity dens in October or November. Most maternity dens are located on land where snow accumulates including along coastal bluffs, river banks or pressure ridges on sea ice. Sows give birth to usually 1 or 2 one-pound cubs and then nurse them until they reach about 20-30 pounds before emerging from the den in March or April. The young are born from November through January while the mothers are hibernating. Cubs will remain with their mothers for a little over 2 years. Female polar bears can produce five litters in their lifetime, which is one of the lowest reproductive rates of any mammal.

Adapted from : http://www.defenders.org/polar-bear/basic-facts

19. Why does the writer write the text?
To show the habit of polar bears
To describe polar bears in general
To identify the characteristics of polar bears
To determine the various place where polar bears live
To describe polar bears in Alaska and Canada

20. In what period do the polar bears search for maternity dens?
October - November
September - October
August - September
July – August
June – July

21. All the following are true about Polar Bears, EXCEPT ….
They are kind of animals that have the highest position of the food chain in the biologically rich Arctic
They spend almost of their time on the land in the Arctic region
They find the greatest number of seals as their prey in the edges of pack ice
They are generally unsociable as adults during breeding and cub rearing
They can travel thousands of miles per year to find food because of the sea ice advances and retreats each season

The number of damaged roads linking Jakarta with West Java has certainly provoked complaints from locals and road users. Take for an example, the roads in Bekasi and Tangerang, which have been the focus of the media.
The poor condition of these roads not only jeopardizes road safety but also gives a squalid impression. Moreover, the condition will get worse when it rains. The roads are transformed into water pools or puddles, which can easily cause accidents if motorists are not careful.
No wonder if some people question why there are so many damaged roads and why repairs do not seem to last long. The government should pay special attention to these problems.
In my opinion, the road should be repaired using the right sort of asphalt, stones an sand. Repairs should be done carefully so that the roads can be prevented from constant damage. Otherwise, the repairs would be useless.

Taken from : Jakarta Post, 2005

22. The main reason why local and road users complain about the poor condition of roads in Jakarta is ….
the roads become into water pools or puddles in rainy season
there is no attention from the government about the problem
it endangers road users when they pass into these roads
the damaged roads are repaired by the Government carelessly so they are easily broken
the repairs of the roads need more time to do

23. “The government should pay special attention to these problems.”
What does the word "these problems" refer to?
The accidents occurred during rainy season
The worse conditions during the rainy season
The poor condition of the roads
The repair of the damaged roads
Complaints from locals and road users

24. What is the main idea of paragraph four?
Locals and road users complain to local government about damaged roads in Jakarta
Damaged roads endanger the road users
The writer suggests the government to repair the damaged roads carefully
There are some questions from people about action to repair the roads
Repair of the roads is useless

Levi Strauss was born in Buttenheim, Germany, on February 26, 1829, in the Franconian region of Bavaria, Germany, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family. He was the son of Hirsch Strauss and his second wife Rebecca Strauss. At the age of 18, Strauss, his mother and two sisters traveled to the United States to join his brothers Jonas and Louis, who had begun a wholesale dry goods business in New York City called J. Strauss Brother & Co.
Levi's sister Fanny and her husband David Stern moved to St. Louis, Missouri, while Levi went to live in Louisville, Kentucky, and sold his brothers' supplies in Kentucky.In January 1853, Levi Strauss became an American citizen.
The family decided to open a West Coast branch of the family dry goods business in San Francisco, which was the commercial hub of the California Gold Rush. Levi was chosen to represent the family and he took a steamship for San Francisco, arriving in early March 1853, where he joined his sister's family. Strauss opened his dry goods wholesale business as Levi Strauss & Co. and imported fine dry goods—clothing, bedding, combs, purses, handkerchiefs—from his brothers in New York. He made tents, and later jeans. Levi lived with Fanny's growing family.
Jacob Davis, one of Strauss's customers and one of the inventors of riveted denim pants in 1871, went into business with Strauss to produce blue jeans. The two men patented the new style of work pants in 1873.
Levi Strauss died on September 26, 1902, in San Francisco at the age of 73. He never married, and left the business to his four nephews, Jacob, Sigmund, Louis, and Abraham Stern, the sons of his sister Fanny and her husband David Stern. He also left bequests to a number of charities, such as the Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum and the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum. Before his death, he had also established scholarships at the University of California Berkeley (Levi Strauss Scholarships). Levi's fortune was estimated to be around $6 million ($164 million in 2014 dollars). He was buried in Colma, California.

Adapted from : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levi_Strauss

25. The text is mainly talking about ….

The success of Levi Strauss in producing pants
The Levi Strauss’s important events
The Levi Strauss’s business
The history of Levi Strauss & Co
The death of Levi Strauss

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