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The Rats and The Elephants


Once upon a time there lived a group of mice under a tree in peace. However, a group of elephants crossing the jungle unknowingly destroyed the homes of all the rats. Many of them were even crushed to death.

Then taking of rats decided to approach the elephant's chief and request him to guide his herd through another route. On hearing the sad story, the elephant's king apologized and agreed to take another route. And so the lives of the rats were saved.

One day elephant-hunters came to the jungle and trapped a group of elephants in huge nets. Then the elephant king suddenly remembered the king of the rats. He summoned on of the elephants of his herd, which had not been trapped, to go seek help from the king and told him about the trapped elephants.

The rat's king immediately took his entire group of rats and they cut open the nets which had trapped the elephant's herd. The elephant herd was totally set free. They danced with joy and thank the rats.

1.      What type of text is the above text? It is …

A. a narrative text 

B. a description text

C. a recount text

D. an anecdote text

E. an expository text

2.      What destroyed the homes of all rats?

A. a group of mice did

B. the hunter did

C. elephant-hunter did

D. a group of elephant did 

3.      What helped the elephant's herd free?

A. the elephant-hunter did

B. the hunters did

D. a group of king did

E. entire group of rats did

4.      What is generic structure of "once upon a time there lived a group of mice under a tree in peace"?

A. Identification

B. Orientation

C. Complication

D. Resolution

5.      At the end of the story, how was the elephant's herd?

A. angry

B. sad

C. happy

D. dead


Fill in the blanks by choosing the available word in the box  to complete text below.

Tawangmangu is my ….  (a) It lies on the … (b) of mountain. It is about 3 kms before the famous …, (c) Grojogan Sewu.

Because it lies on the slope of mountain, the … (d) here is very cool and …. (e) The soil here is very ….(f) so there are many plants grow everywhere. There are also many big trees, so it is …. (g) There is a big … (h) and some canals … (i) to the farms. So it is … (j) to find water. Every morning we see many farmers wash their crops alodung adalah the canals.


  1. Easy                              6. village
  2. Flow                              7. waterfall
  3. Air                                 8. fertile
  4. River                             9. slope
  5. Humid                           10.shady



The Farmer

       A farmer came across a bird with a broken wing. He picked it up, took it home and looked after it lovingly, even though his wife complained bitterly about his wasting too much time on the creature.

         After some time, the wing mended and, because the bird did not want the farmer to have kept on arguing with his wife all the time, it decided to go back to its nest.

         When the farmer discovered that the bird was gone, he was so upset that he went out to look for it. Eventually, he found it again,  and was greeted happily by the whole family of the bird. As a sign of their thanks for his care and attention, the birds gave him a little box, and told him not to open it until he got home.

          To his surprise, the farmer found the box full of precious stones. When his wife saw them, she decided that she too deserved a reward, and she went to see the birds. The birds gave her a little casket; but this one was full of devils. The devils jumped on her as soon as she opened the casket and chased her away.

           Left alone, the farmer went to live near his friend, the bird. There he built a hut of perfumed wood; and the birds decorated it with flowers of every kind.


1.      Which of the following statements do you agree with ?

            a.The farmer chased his wife away.

            b.The farmer lived happily with his wife.

            c.The farmer’s wife took care of the bird.

            d.The bird was very thankful to the farmer.

            e.The farmer’s wife was a very kind woman.


2.      The farmer’s new hut was….

a.       Well furnished

b.      Built by the birds

c.       a gift from the birds

d.      decorated luxuriously

e.      built of perfumed wood


3.      What do we learn from the text?

a.    A gift shows  kindness.

b.      Sufferings bring happiness.

c.       Arguing makes you distressed.

d.      A good deed deserves a reward

e.      Having no heart makes you isolated.


4.      What is the main information discussed in the third paragraph?

a.The bird left the farmer.

b.The birds welcomed the farmer

c.The farmer got a little casket from the birds.

d.The farmer was so angry and went out to find the bird.

e.The farmer was happy having got a box of precious stones.


5.      he word “discovered” (p3) means….

a. proved          b. found out     c. saw

d. invented      e. believed


Fill in the blanks


Rain always comes from clouds. But where do clouds come from? How does all the water get into the sky? The water in the ocean is  warm when the sun shines on it. Some of this water goes up into the sky and makes clouds. The wind ( 1 )…the clouds for hundreds of kilometers, The clouds meet the cold air in the sky. Then we will see drops of water are

( 2 )…The rain falls and runs into the river.(3)… run into the oceans. And the water from the oceans changes into clouds and becomes rain. So water is always moving from oceans to clouds to rain to rivers to oceans


1.       a.    asks

          b.    carries

          c.    gives

          d.    cleans


2.       a.    air

          b.    rains

          c.    rivers

          d.    clouds


3.       a.    I

          b.    we

          c.    you

          d.    they


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