Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Latihan Soal UAS/ PAS Semester Ganjil Bahasa Inggris kelas VIII SMP/ MTs Tahun Pelajaran 2019/ 2020

Melengkapi posting sebelumnya tentang latihan soal UAS/ PAS semester ganjil SMP kelas VII, pada posting kali ini saya akan berlanjut memberikan latihan jenjang selanjutnya yaitu latihan soal UAS/ PAS semester ganjil SMP kelas VIII. Latihan soal ini bertujuan untuk melatih adik- adik yang nanti akan menghadapi ulangan akhir semester sehingga bisa mendapatkan nilai yang maksimal mengingat bahasa Inggris memerlukan latihan yang intens.Tidak ada salahnya bila berlatih adalah cara yang paling efektif.

Terdiri dari empat puluh soal dengan keragaman tingkat kesulitan soal, soal latihan dilengkapi dengan kunci jawaban dibawah setiap butir soal. Nah, langsung saja inilah latihan soal UAS/ PAS ganjil bahasa Inggris kelas VIII SMP/ MTs.

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Read the text to answer questions 1 to 5

Lindasay Dee Lohan

Lindsay Dee Lohan  (born July 2, 1986) is an American actress, model, and pop singer. Lohan started in show business as a child fashion model for magazine advertisements and television commercials, at age 10. She began her acting career in the soap opera Another World, at 11. She made her motion picture debut by playing identical twins in Disney’s 1998 remake of The Parent Trop.
Lohan got the status of being a shining actress when she got the roles in the films Freaky Friday, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Mean Girls and Herbie: Fully Loaded, Her subsequent roles include appearances in A Prairie Home Companion and Baby. In 2004, Lohan launched her second career in pop music yielding the albums Speak (2004) and A Little More Personal (Raw) (2005).

1. What does the text mostly talk about?
A. Tips to be successful actress.
B. Show business in America.
C. A successful American artist.
D. A fashion model from America.

2. What is the main idea of paragraph two?
A. Lindsay’s is a good singer.
B. Lindsay’s got her popularity
C. Lindsay played in some films
D. Lindsay’s album was launched

3. Lindsay Lohan was a/an … in her earliest career.
A. singer
B. model
C. actress
D. film star

4. Her subsequent roles include appearances in A Prairie Home Companion and Baby.
The synonym of the underlined word is …
A. succeeding
B. preceding
C. previous
D. prior

5. The purpose of the text is to …
A. describe Lindsay physically.
B. let readers know Lindsay Lohan.
C. know Lohan’s business
D. retell Lohan’s past experience.

Read the text and answer questions 6 to 10

Rowan Atkinson is an English comedian, actor and writer, famous for his title roles in the British television comedies Black adder, The Thin Blue Line and Mr. Bean. He has been listed in the Observer as one of the 50 funniest actors in British comedy. Atkinson is mostly well known as Mr. Bean.
Rowan Atkinson is a quite thin man. He has fair complexion and black short hair. Some people considered Atkinson as ‘the man with the rubber face’. In fact, he has a really funny face with unique smile. He is in medium height of European people. He has a pointed nose, big black eyes and thick eye brows. His mustache and sideburns are usually well shaved. He usually wears a men’s suit with shirt, collar, trousers and a pair of shiny shoes.
Rowan Atkinson was born in Consett, Country Durham on 6th January 1955. He has two elder brothers. Atkinson studied electrical engineering at Newcastle University and continued  with an MSc at The Queen’s College, Oxford. Atkinson married Sunetra Sastry in 1990. The couple has two children, Lily and Benjamin, and lives in England in the Northampton shire. With an estimated wealth of ₤ 100 million. Atkinson owns many expensive cars.

6. The text mainly discusses …
A. Rowan Atkinson
B. TV shows in England
C. Rowan Atkinson’s school
D. Rowan Atkinson’s movies

7. “Rowan Atkinson is a quite thin man.” (Paragraph 2).
The underlined word has the same meaning as …
A. athletic
B. chubby
C. muscular
D. skinny

8. How old is Atkinson in 2019?
A. 44
B. 45
C. 64
D. 55

9. What does paragraph 2 mostly talk about?
A. Thin Rowan Atkinson
B. Rowan’s hair
C. Rowan’s physical appearance
D. Rowan’s behavior and performance

10. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE about Atkinson?
A. He got an MSc
B. He is also well-known as Mr. Bean
C. He has two younger brothers
D. He studied electrical engineering.

This text for questions 11 to 14.

We are announcing today that we are bringing the Milestone and Ever Green brands even closer together. Effective as of 5th December 2019, our official name will be:


The substitution of “West” in our name replacing “California “ – is the result of an agreement we reached with California Gardening Association, following a protest over the original use of “California” in our name.
We hope this does not create any confusion among our loyal consumers. While this represents a change from our initial name introduction, it does not change the quality of products we offer to our consumers.

11. What does the text tell you about?
A. The result of an agreement
B. The new office of a company
C. The new service of a company.
D. The change of an official name.

12. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the text?
A. The name “Green Miles West” will be effective as of 5th December 2019.
B. The quality of the products will be different from the former products.
C. There was a conflict between Green Miles West and Milestone.
D. The loyal consumers created an official name for the company.

13. “… it does not change the quality of the products we offer …” (Paragraph 2)
The underlined word means …
A. get
B. alter
C. take
D. erase

14. What is the purpose of the text?
A. To describe Green Miles West.
B. To inform something new to the public
C. To substitute the name of Green Miles West
D. To guide people to know more about Green Miles West.

Read the letter to answer questions 15 to 17

Jl. Anggrek 28
October 4, 2019

Dear Riana,
Hi! How are you doing? We have not met each other for a long time. I really miss you.
Though I look forward to the festive season, I feel a tinge of sadness because you are not with me. Our childhood was the warmest. Remember how we first met at the canteen and then got to know each other? As buddies, we counted on each other for everything. We share lunches, clothes, joy and even grief. And remember how we studied in the fast food restaurant, spotting questions and sharing answers?
Of course, we had our share of quarrels. Why did we let matters like boyfriends come between us? Remember how we both felt head over heels in love with the OSIS prefect? However, we soon made up when we realized that neither of us meant anything to our high and mighty hero.
Well, that’s all nice experience that I will never forget forever.


15. What is the letter about?
A. Nanda and her friend’s experience.
B. Riana and Nanda’s quarrel.
C. Riana and Nanda’s dispute
D. Nanda’s friend a tinge of sadness.

16. Where did Nanda and Riana meet at the first time?
A. At school
B. At the library
C. In the canteen
D. In the laboratory

17. I feel a tinge of sadness because you are not with me.
The synonym of the underlined word is …
A. hint
B. apart
C. content
D. desire

The text is for questions number 18 and 19

Due to the lengthening drought the fishing at the park in unusable until further notice

18. The notice above means that people are not …
A. able to use the park in the long dry season.
B. allowed to fish at the park in the dry season.
C. able to fish at the park because of the long dry season.
D. allowed to visit the park because of the long dry season.

19. Where might we find the notice?
A. In the dry area
B. In the park
C. In the sea
D. In the fishing corner

Read the text to answer questions 20 and 21.

Dear Ernest,
Our sincere congratulations on your success in winning the first prize as The Best New York Writer 2010. This will encourage you to write more books.

The manager and staff of
Moonlight Publisher

20. Why did the Manager and staff write the text?
A. To express their disappointment
B. To say thanks to Ernest
C. To congratulate Ernest
D. To support Ernest to win the first prize.

21. What is Ernest’s occupation?
A. A writer
B. A book publisher
C. The staff of Moonlight Publisher
D. The manager of Moonlight Publisher

Read the text to answer questions 22 and 23.

Dear Andra,
I am sorry to tell you that Mr. Gomez, Tania’s father, passed away last night.
The funeral ceremony will be done this morning at 10 a.m. I plan to attend it. Will you join? Tell me soon.


22. Why is the text written?
A. To express sadness.
B. To attend the funeral ceremony
C. To inform someone a sad news.
D. To ask someone to tell news soon.

23. Who died last night?
A. Tania Gomez
B. Andra’s colleague
C. Merry’s father
D. Mr. Gomez

Read the text to answer questions 24 to 26.

You’re invited
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the art and culture club of our school, we’d like you to join in the costume party 2019 that will be held on :
Date : October 30, 2019
Place : the Multi Purpose Room
Time : 06.00 p.m.
Use your imagination and wear an original unique costume!
For further detail contact us :
Ahmed : 08156808076
Mahmod : 081329501922

24. What is the purpose of the text?
A. To invite someone
B. To celebrate a party
C. To join in the costume party
D. To imagine an original unique costume.

25. How should the participant’s costume be?
A. Usual and original
B. Usual and innovative
C. Imaginative and original
D. Imaginative and innovative

26. Who are Ahmed and Mahmod?
A. The committee of the party.
B. The judges of the party.
C. The owners of the multipurpose room.
D. The leaders of the student organization

Read the text and answer the questions 27 to 30

Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the country’s largest city, but it is known as a metropolis now. The Metropolis of Tokyo consists of 23 city wards, 26 cities, 5 towns and 8 villages, including the Izu and Ogasawara Islands, several small Pacific Islands in the south of Japan’s main island Honshu. The 23 city wards are the center of Tokyo and make up about one third of the metropolis area.
Before 1868, Tokyo was known as Edo. A small castle town in the 16th century, Edo became Japan’s political center in 1603 when Tokugawa Ieyasu established his feudal government there. A few years later, Edo had grown into one of the world’s most populous cities. With the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the emperor and capital were moved from Kyoto to Edo, which was renamed Tokyo (“Eastern Capital”). Large parts of Tokyo were destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and in the air raids of 1945.

27. What is the text about?
A. The history of Japan.
B. The description of Tokyo.
C. The island on the south of Japan
D. The description of the country’s largest city.

28. What was the capital of Japan in the past?
A. Ogasawara
B. Kyoto
C. Izu
D. Edo

29. “ … established his feudal government there.”
The synonym of the underlined word is …
A. set up
B. ruined
C. destroyed
D. washed up

30. the emperor and capital were moved from Kyoto to Edo, which was renamed Tokyo (“Eastern Capital”).
The word ‘which’ refers to …
A. Tokyo
B. Kyoto
C. Edo
D. Eastern Capital

Text for questions 31 to 33

Taking Fingerprints
Whenever you touch something, you have slightly oily fingerprints behind. If these fingerprints are on a shiny surface, they will show up when you cover them with fine powder. In this experiment, you make carbon powder and then use it to take a friend’s fingerprints.
Here is what you should do.
Toast a piece of bread until it turns black around the edges. Remember, don’t let the toast catch fire. The heat in the toaster will make the bread change into carbon.
Scrape the carbon off the toast into a bowl. Then, crush it with the back of a spoon to make a very fine powder.
Ask a friend to run her fingers through her hair. Then, ask her to press her fingertips on a white plastic bag.
Sprinkle carbon powder onto the fingerprints. Shake the excess powder off the bag and cover the prints with sticky tape. Your friends’ fingerprints will show up after you cover them with the powder.

31. What should we do right before pressing our fingertips on a white plastic bag?
A. Grind the carbon
B. Run our fingers through our hair.
C. Scrape the carbon into the plastic bag.
D. Crush the carbon with the back of a spoon.

32. Below are what makes the fingerprints show up, except because…
A. you cover them with fine powder
B. they are on a shiny surface.
C. they are on a plastic bag.
D. they are on a toaster.

33. Whenever you touch something, you have slightly oily fingerprints behind. The underlined word means …
A. considerably
B. brightly
C. faintly
D. lately

Text for questions 34 to 36

There are three kinds of forest fires: One that burns the layer of the forest floor only, one that burns the surface litter and forest under growth, and one that burns the top of trees. All three kinds of fires can occur at the same time.
Most forest fires are from human carelessness. Fewer fires are caused by nature such as lightening, weather conditions, temperature and humidity.
Forest fires can damage large areas of forest. To stop the forest fire is a difficult job. One of the most important aspects to handle the forest fire is the forest fire control system. It includes locating fires before they spread. It is the job of the forest patrols and the surveillance aircraft to detect the fires, map their locations and monitor their growth.

34. What does the text tell us about?
A. Fire types
B. Forest fires
C. Forest patrols
D. Forest vegetation

35. What causes forest fires the most?
A. Human carelessness
B. Lightening
C. Weather conditions
D. Temperature and humidity

36. From the text we know that …
A. It is easy to stop forest fires.
B. Forest fires destroy only small areas.
C. Human is the most responsible for forest fires.
D. There are more than three kinds of forest fires.

For number 37 to 38, choose the suitable words to fill in the blank.

Last week I went to see a waterfall with five of my …(37)… . We went there early morning …(38)… bus. At 6:30 all had gathered at the bus stop waiting for the bus that would take us to our destination. Only ten minutes …(39)… the bus was coming and it was almost fully seated since it was holiday. Luckily we all got the seats.

37. A. class
        B. classrooms
        C. class meeting
        D. classmates

38. A. by
        B. bye
        C. bay
        D. buy

39.   A.    later
        B.    before
        C.    previous
        D.    after

40. Arrange the following sentences into a good paragraph.
1. Most are born and grow up in fresh water.
2. Most amphibians completely change their appearance as they grow.
3. Frogs are amphibians.
4. They move onto dry land when they are adults and return to water to breed.
5. They live in water and on land.
6. This kind of change is called metamorphoses.

A. 3 – 5 – 1 – 4 – 2 – 6
B. 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 1 – 2
C. 3 – 5 – 1 – 2 – 4 – 6
D. 3 – 4 – 6 – 1 – 2 – 4

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