Narrative Text dan Soal Essay Dengan Kunci Jawaban Untuk lampiran atau Appendix Skripsi Bahasa Inggris 9

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Text 1

     On Wednesday, my students and I went to Yogyakarta. We stayed at Dirgahayu Hotel which is not far from Malioboro.

      On Thursday, we visited the temples in Prambanan. There are three big temples, the Brahmana, Syiwa and Wisnu temples. They are really amazing. We visited only Brahmana and Syiwa temples, because Wisnu temple is being renovated.

       On Friday morning we went to Yogya Kraton. We spent about two hours there. We were lucky because we were led by a smart and friendly guide. Then we continued our journey to Borobudur. We arrived there at four p.m. At 5 p.m. we heard the announcement that Borobudur gate would be closed.

     In the evening we left for Jakarta by wisata bus.

1. The text above mainly discusses about……..

a. the writer’s trip to Yogyakarta

b. the writer’s first visit to Prambanan

c. the writer’s impression about the guide

d. the writer’s experience at Yogya Kraton

e. to tell the readers about the building

2. The text is written in the form of a/an………

a. Recount

b. Narrative

c. Report

d. Anecdot 

e. Announcement 

3. The purpose of the text is to……….

a. tell past events

b. entertain readers

c. describe the smugglers

d. Report an event to the police

e. Inform readers about events of the day 

4. What are the big temples in Prambanan?

a. angkor wat, syiwa, and sudra temples

b. paria, brahmana, and temples

c. brahmana, syiwa, and wisnu temples

d. Wisnu, syiwa, and borobudur temples

e. Bramana, borobudur temples, and wisnu

5. When did they go home?

a. On Saturday morning d. On Friday afternoon

b. On Friday evening e. On Friday morning 

c. On Thursday evening

6. Why did they only visit Brahmana and Syiwa temples?

a. because there was no wisnu temple

b. because wisnu temple was amazing

c. because wisnu temple was too small

d. because wisnu temple was being repaired

e. because wisnu temple was cute

Text 2

       The police thought that two burglars started the robbery at 151 Pattimura street on Sunday afternoon. The burglars broke into the students’ room while they were going to a football game. They never thought that while they were away, burglars would break into their boarding house.

7. The communicative purpose of this text is………

a. to retell events for the purpose of informing

b. to present perspective points about an issue

c. to describe the way they are

d. to acknowledge readers about informative events

e. to give information

8. The text is in form of a/an………

a. Description

b. Report

c. Anecdote

d. Recount

e. News Item

9. Where did the robbery take place?

a. at 151 Pattimura street

b. at 151 Gajahmada street

c. at 161 Pattimura street

d. at 212 Sisingamangaraja street

e. at 161 Sisingamangaraja street

10. When did the robbery happen?

a. Sunday morning d. Saturday afternoon 

b. Sunday afternoon e. Monday morning 

c. Saturday morning













     Last month my family and I went to Toraja to attend Grandpa’s funeral. It was my first time to go to such a ceremony. We gathered there with our kin in the ceremony.

    Overall, the ceremony was quite elaborate. It took about a week. Several days before the ceremony was done, grandpa’s body was kept in a series of houses arranged in a circular row around an open field called tongkonan. His corpse was dressed in a fine wearing.

      The funeral was performed in two phases. First, we slaughtered the pigs and buffaloes, and then moved the corpse to face north. In this ceremony we wore black clothes. After that, the corpse was placed in a sandal wood coffin. Then, it was brought out of the house and placed on an open platform beneath the granary.

      Meanwhile, my uncle, my brother, and I prepared the wooden puppet and a funeral tower called lakian. The next phase of the ceremony was held in this place. The coffin is borne from the house and placed in the lakian. During the day, there were also buffalo matches. They were great matches. In the night, we were feasting, chanting, and dancing.

1. What happened to the Grandpa several days before the ceremony?

A.  He visited my Home

B.  He was kept in my home

C.  He was placed in the tongkonan

D.  He made tongkonan

E.  He gathered with family

2. Overall, the ceremony was quite elaborate. What does “elaborate” means?

A.  Taking a long process

B.  Taking a sad moment

C.  Giving a bless

D. Making people happy

E.   Making people sad

3. Why did the writer say that his grandpa funeral was quite elaborated?

A.  Because the family have to come to the funeral

B.  Because a lot of people come to the grandpa funeral ceremony

C.  Because it takes several days to hold the ceremony

D. Because grandpa’s body was kept in tongkonan

E. Because the writer’s loved his grandpa very much

4. The activities below are held in the second phase, except…

A.  Prepared Buffalo and holding Bufallo matches

B.  Prepared funeral tower

C.  Place the coffee in the lakian

D. Chanting

E.  Dancing

5. They were great matches. What does the word “they” refer to?

A.  Buffalos

B.  Buffalos matches

C.  People in the buffalos matches

D. Families

E.  Ceremonies

Text 4

      Last holiday I went to Paris. I visited museums and sat in public gardens. A friendly waiter taught me a few words of French. Then he lent me a book. I read a few lines, but I did not understand a word. Every day, I thought about postcards. My holidays passed quickly, but I did not send any cards to my friends. On the last day I made a big decision, I got up early and bought thirty seven cards. I spent the whole day in my room, but I did not write a single card!

6. What is the tenses used in the text above?

A.  Simple Present Tense

B.  Past Continues Tense

C.  Simple Past Tense

D. Simple Future Tense

E.   Future Perfect Tense

7.      Whom did the writer meet in Paris?

A.  A man that take him to French

B. A man that gave him thirty seven cards

C.  A man that lent him a book

D. A man that worked in museum

E.  A man that give him a job

8. ‘I read a few lines, …’ What does the underlined phrase mean?

A  Words in a postcard

B  Texts on the book

C  Museum guiding

D Garden’s rules

E   Menu

9. What did he do in the last day in Paris?

A.  Went to Paris

B.  Wrote a post card whole day

C.  Got up late

D. Bought thirteen cards

E.   Went to buy some cards

10.  Then he lent me. Whom does “he” refer to?

A.  French tourist

B.  Annoying waiter

C.  A friendly tourist

D. A nice waiter

E.   An old man


    1.      C

    2.      A

    3.      C

    4.      B

    5.      B

    6.      C

    7.      C

    8.      B

    9.      E

    10.  D


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


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.

6. 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.

7. 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

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. the word “discovered” (p3) means….

a. proved          b. found out     c. saw

d. invented      e. believed

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