Read the following text to answer questions 1-20


Last week, my friend and I rode our bikes to the beach. It was only five kilometers from our houses.

It was quite windy and there was hardly anyone there. It surprised us because there were always many people coming there on the weekends. So, we had the beach on our own. We bought some hot chips, rode our bikes, played in the water and  sat under the trees. We really had a great time.


1.   Where did the story happen?

a. in a house                                                c. at the store

b. in a water                                                d. at the beach


2.   How did they go to the beach?

 a. by bicycles                                             c. by bus

 b. by car                                                     d. by boat


3.   Who did the writer and his friend find when they reached the beach?

a. many people                                           c. almost no one

b. many visitors                                          d. foreign tourist


4.   How did the writer think about the trip?

a. It was an unpleasant trip                          c. It was a funny trip

b. It was a horrible trip                                     d. It was a good trip


5.   “It was only five kilometers from our houses.” (line 1). The word “It” refers to….

a. bike                                                          c. beach

b. chip                                                          d. house



Last year, I went to a dance party. In the middle of the party, I saw a guy that I had a crush on. To get his attention, I went to the stage and started to dance with my friends. It was my first dance and I was so busy dancing that I didn’t pay attention to anything else. I didn’t realize that I got too close to the rim of the stage. The music stopped for a while and everyone laughed, including the guy that I had a crush on. I felt so stupid.

It was a dance party that I would never forget.


6. when did the writer go to the dance party?

            a. two years ago                                              c. Last year

            b. this year                                                       d. Next year

7. why did she dance on stage?

            a. To make jokes                                             c. to get the boy’s attention

            b. To show off her talent                                d. To make her embrassed

8. what happened after she fell down the stage?

            a. Everybody pitied her                                  c. The body made her relax

            b. Everybody laughed at her                           d. the boy helped her

9. how did the writer feel?

            a. Embarrassed                                                c. Happy

            b. Proud                                                          d. Regretful



            My name is ary. Three years ago when I was in junior high school, I met two people that later became my best friends. The first one was Eric. He was an athlete for our school. He was tall and mascular. The other one was ricky. He was a very diligent student. he liked to read the encyclopedia and he the ranked first in my class.

            I liked them both because they were very friendly to other people. Event thought Eric and ricky were very famous in our school, they were not arrogant. They made friends with anybody including me.


10. when did ary meet his best friend?

            a. Yesterday                                                    c. Two years ago

            b. Last week                                                    d. Three years ago

11. Who are Ary’s best friends?

            a. Andy and Eric                                             c. Ricky and Eric

            b. Eric and Putra                                             d. Sigit and Ricky

12. what was Eric in school?

            a. An athlete                                                    c. A photographer

            b. A musician                                                  d. A boy scout

13. what happened when ary in senior high school?

            a. meet two people and became his best friend

            b. meet his best friend ricky and eric

            c. meet his best friend

            d. meet ricky and eric is Eric’s body?

            a. short and fat                                            c. tall and muscular

            b. tall and fat                                              d. short and muscular

15. why did ary like Eric and ricky?

            a. because were famous                                

            b. because were smart                                    

            c. because were arrogant

            d. d. because were very friendly to other



On Saturday night, we went to the Town Hall. It was the last day of the year and a large crowd of people had gathered under the Town Hall clock. It would strike twelve in twenty minutes’ time. Fifteen minutes passed and then, at five to twelve, the clock stopped. The big minute hand did not move. We waited and waited, but nothing happened. Suddenly someone shouted,”It’s two minutes past twelve! The clock has stopped!”

I looked at my watch. It was true. The big clock refused to welcome the New Year. At that moment, everybody began to laugh and sing.

16. When did the clock stopped?

a. at 5.12                                                       c. at 11.55

b. at 12.00                                                     d. at 12.02

17. Why did the people gather under the Town Hall clock?

a. to welcome the new year                          c. to see the newly bought clock strike the laughing people                     d. to stop people who shouted

18. Based on the text, where was the writer?

a. at the center of the town

b. at home

c. at the beach

d. at the market

19. When did the event happen?

a. in the middle of the year

b. the end of the year

c. christmas celebration

d. at the weekend as usual

20. Which of the following is not true according to the text?

a. the writer was waiting to celebrate the new year.

b. the writer brought a watch.

c. the writer was very happy.

d. the writer celebrated the new year with his family.


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