English Admin – Semua soal bacaan jenis teks sebenarnya hampir sama. Begitu pula dengan kumpulan soal discussion text dan jawaban berikut ini. Soal dijamin sangat ok dan bagus untuk laithan dan test awal seberapa jauh kita bisa memahami pertanyaan dalam soal teks discussion bahasa Inggris.
Dinyatakan hampir sama atau identik pada pembahasn awal diatas memang tidak mengada-ngada. Hampir semua soal yang harus dijawab setelah membaca jenis teks baik itu narrative, analytical exposition, discussion, atau explanation, dan jenis teks bahasa Inggris lainnya ada mempunyai kesamaan tipe.
Berikut adalah tipe-tipe pertanyaan dalam soal bacaan yang biasa kita temukan dan harus dijawab setelah selesai memahami bacaan bahasa Inggris
1. Soal tentang topik bacaan
Tahukan topik bacaan itu? Ya, topik utama adalah subjek utama bacaan, teks itu tentang apa, Topik bacaan biasanya berupa inti tulisan atau malah lebih sederhan berupa judul tulisan. Brikut contoh pertanyaan Topik What is the topic of the passage?
What is the main topic of the passage?
The text tell us about …
The passage is about …
The text mainly talks about …
2. Soal tentang judul bacaan
Karena yang ditanyakan adalah jud, maka bacaan itu biasanya tidak disertakan judulnya. Contoh pertanyaan soal tentang judul What is the best title of the passage?
What is the suitable title of the text?
3. Soal tentang gagasan utama (Main idea / main information)
Gagasan utama adalah pokok pikiran yang termuat dalam keseluruhan bacaan atau biasanya ada pada masing masing paragraf yang mewakili keterangan, penjelasan, uraian, atau pendapat penulis tentang topik bacaa. Contoh pertanyaan soal tentang pokok pikiran What is the main idea of the passage?
What’s the author main idea on paragraph 2?
What is the main idea of the article?
4. Soal tentang tujuan penulisan teks
Tujuan penulisan teks (Aim / purpose / goal) adalah tujuan utama penulis dalam menyusun dan menulis bacaan, artikel dan teks tersebut. Contoh pertanyaan tujuan What is the aim of the text?
What is the purpose of the passage?
5. Soal tentang rujukan pemaknahan
Rujukan (Reference) adalah tautan yang cocok atas kata tertentu yang biasanya berupa kata ganti (pronouns). Contoh pertanyaan seputar reference The word them in line 9 refers to …
6. Soal tentang kesimpulan
Soal kesimpulan (conclussion) biasanya bisa ditemukan pada paragraf pertama dan terakhir. Biasanya menggunakan beberapa kata hubung seperti so, accordingly, therefore, hence, dan lainnya. Contoh pertanyaan kesimpulan. It can be concluded that …
It can be inferred that …
What is the conclusion of the text?
We can conclude that …
7. Soal tentang infomasi detil dalam bacaan
Pertanyaan tentang informasi dtil (detailed information) dan biasanya berkaitan dengan kata tanya who, what, where, why, when, and how. Ingat soal detail information ada yang tersurat dan ada pula yang tersirat. Beberapa contoh pertanyaan informasi rinci. Where did it happen?
What time did the meeting begin?
Who has attended the meeting?
How could it happen?
8. Soal tentang True- not true statement
Soal tentang penyataan enar dan salah (true – not true statement) yang biasanya diaggap cukup sulit dan memakan banyak waktu untuk menyelesaikannya. Contoh pertanyaan true- false statement Which of the following statement is not true based on the text?
According to the passage all of the following statements are true, except …
9. Soal tentang arti kata Vocabulary
Soal yang berkaitan dengan arti kata (word meaning) adalah menguji sebrapa banyak kosa kata yang kita punya. Meski begitu arti kata kadang bisa ditemukan berdasarkan konteks bacaan. Soal word meaning biasanya seputar menggunakan istilah ynonim, same meaning, similar meaning, closest meaning dan related meaning, word definition, dan antonym. Contoh pertanyaan tentang word meaning
What is the same meaning of the word “ estimated”?
The underlined word has the synonim …
Itulah 9 model soal pertanyaan dalam bacaan bahasa Inggris pada semua jenis teks termasuk, tidak terkecuali discussion text ini.
Agar lebih memahami, langsung saja kita pelajari kumpulan contoh soal discussion text berikut. Bantu car jawabannya ya heheh
Contoh Bacaan Soal Discussion Text 1 The impact of globalization visibly and largely affects the politics and the economy of the country but its effect on the mindset and the culture is noticeable gradually in the way people think and react. Some of these good and bad points of this worldwide
phenomenon are obvious fromn some points. People favoring globalization state that there is a worldwide market for the companies and for the customers there is a better access to
products from different countries. Also, politics is merging and decisions that are being taken are actually beneficial to people all over the world. Cultural intermingling increases and every nation tries to knorv lnore about the other nations’ cultural preferences. In this process. we are actually coming across things that lve like and in the course of time adopt it. However, there are also opponents of globalization. There is immense pressure on the employed people of developed countries who are always under the threat of their jobs being outsourced. Globalization may lead to loss of cultural identitv as rvestern ideas are alr.vays imposed upon the eastern thoughts.
1. How can globalization be benef-rcial culturally?
A. Cultural adaption is more open and inevitable.
B. Developed countries realize the importance of education.
C. Political ideas inspire people for a more democratic unity.
D. Exchanges of western and eastern cultures become intensive.
E. People of different cultures are aware of others likes and dislikes.
Contoh Bacaan Soal Discussion Text 2 The Graduation Standard
The implementation of the nerv graduation standard for High-School Students has evoked people to bring different responses. Some people’s ideas are for some others againts the rule.
Some people agree with the rule because it indicates students’ mastery of the whole material or the competence they have ntanaged to have over the past three years. The result of the final exam is also significant for students’ future study in the higher level.
In addition, we are far left behind by our neighboring countries that have implemented a higher graduation gracle standarcl. If the standard is omitted. then student will get left behind even furlher by those students fiom neighboring cottntries students.
However, some other people believe that imposing a high standard will not be etfective. The results of the exams have proven to be unreliable. How can you asses the students’ competence only in a couple of days. A smart student for example, may get a low grade just because he is sick during the exam. On the other hand, an idle student may achieve the standard due to luck. There should then be an alternative way to the national exam.
Despite working on different points of view, the government’ this matter in the hope of getting a better s relating party are intenselY solution upon improving the Hish-School raduates’qualit
2. What is the writer’s position in the controversy of graduation standardizatton?
A. The writer does not take side.
B. The writer follows the government’s policy.
C. The writer is strongly against it.
D. The r,vriter supports it.
E. The writer opposes it.
3. “The implementation of the new graduation standard evoked people to bring different responses.” (Paragraph 1)
The underlined word is closest in tneaning to .. ..
Contoh Bacaan Soal Discussion Text 3 There are a lot of discussions as to whether children should be given homework or not.
Some people claim that children do enough work in school already. They also argue that children have hobbies that they want to do after school, such, as sports or music. A further point they make is that a lot of homework is pointless and doesn’t help the child learn at all.
However, there are also strong arguments against this point of view. Parents and teachers argue that it is important to find out whether children can work on their own
without the support from the teacher. They say that the evening is a good time for children to sit down and think about what they have learned in school. Furthermore they claim that the school day is too short to get anything done that needs doing and it makes sense to send home tasks like independent reading or further writing tasks that don’t need teacher’s support.
On balance, I think that some homework is a good idea but that it should only given at the weekend when children have more time.
4. How do we compare the second and the fourth paragraph?
A. Both paragraphs argue that homework is necessary for students.
B. Unlike the fourth paragraph, the second paragraph argues that homework is unnecessary.
C. The second paragraph supports that students need homework, but the fourth paragraph does not.
D. The second paragraph and the fourth paragraph argue that students do not need homework.
E. The second and the fourth paragraphs do not say anything about the benefit of homework.
5. How many reasons are presented by those who are against homework?
6. Those who are pro homework think that the students can … in the evening.
A. prepare for the next lesson
B. review their lessons
C. enjoy their pastime
D. do their hobbies
E. test themselves
7. “A further point they make is that a lot of homework is pointless and doesn’t help the child learn at all.” (Paragraph 2)
The underlined word is synonymous with …
8. What is the writer’s suggestion about homework?
A. Homework is pointless.
B. Homework is badly needed.
C. Homework should be given at weekend.
D. Student should not be given homework.
E. Student must frequently have homework.
Contoh Bacaan Soal Discussion Text 4 Nuclear power is generated by using uranium, which is a metal mined in various parts of the world. The first large-scale nuclear power station was opened at Calder Hall in Cumbria, England, in 1956.
Some military ships and submarines have nuclear power plant for engines. Nuclear power produces around 11% of the world’s energy needed, and produces huge amounts of energy. It causes no pollution as you’d get when burning fossil fuels.
The advantages of nuclear is as follows:
(1) It costs about the same as coal, so it’s not expensive to make.
(2) It doesn’t produce smoke or carbon dioxide, so it doesn’t contribute to the greenhouse effect.
(3) It produces huge amounts of energy from small amount uranium.
(4) It produces small amounts of waste.
(5) It is reliable.
On the other hand, nuclear power is very, very dangerous. It must be sealed up and buried for many years to allow the radioactivity to die away. Furthermore, although it is reliable, a lot of money has to be spent on safety because if it does go wrong, a nuclear accident can be a major disaster.
People are increasingly concerned about this. In the 1990’s nuclear power was the fastest growing source of power in many parts of the world. In 2005, it was the 2nd slowest-growing.
9. The text discusses …
A. nuclear in general
B. nuclear biggest station
C. the danger of radioactive
D. the disadvantages of nuclear power
E. the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power
10. The opposite of dangerous is … (Paragraph 4)
11. Why is nuclear power very dangerous?
A. its radioactivity lasts long
B. uranium is renewable
C. it is reliable
D. it is cheap
E. it is safe
12. Which statement is TRUE about nuclear?
A. It is reliable.
B. It is costly to make.
C. It causes air pollution.
D. It affects the greenhouse.
E. It produces small amount of energy
Contoh Bacaan Soal Discussion Text 5
Two students were discussing the school’s new rule that all the students must wear a cap and a tie One of them showed her annoyance. She said that wearing a cap and a tie was only suitable for a flag rising ceremony. So, she was against the rule.
Contrary to the girl’s opinion, the other student was glad with it. He said that he didn’t mind with the new rule because wearing a cap and a tie will make the students look great and like real educated persons. The first student gave the reasons that they would feel uncomfortable and hot. Moreover, the classrooms were not air conditioned. The second said it wasn’t a big problem.He was sure that the students would wear them proudly. They would surely be used to it any way.
14. The two students are discussing …
A. the facilities in school
B. their homework
C. their uniform
D. their friends
E. their family
15. The boy said that he agreed with the new rule in his
Which statement shows his agreement?
A. He was not annoyed.
B. He would not obey the rule.
C. He didn’t care of the rule.
D. He didn’t like wearing a cap and tie.
E. He didn’t mind wearing a cap and tie.
16. The boy believed that all students would …
A. have a high spirit to study
B. solve their own problems
C. care for their environment
D. follow the new rule,
E. feel uncomfortable
17. “One of them showed her annoyance …” (line 3)
The underlined word is close in meaning to …
Contoh Bacaan Soal Discussion Text 6 Gift card Bring Advantages and Disadvantages
Gift cards become more popular during recent years. For example, in one holiday season, sales can reach USD19 billion in united Stated and it is seen to grow more in the following season due to their convenience in the side of consumers and retailers.
In retailer?s side, gift cards bring them some benefits. Selling gift cards is simply selling product. When the cards are sold, they will get benefit. Gift cards tend to be a matter of image and trend, which means it is not strictly influenced by the functionality. Since sending gift cards is a trend, the sales will increase significantly.
However, there are potential disadvantages in the side of consumers. For example, iTune gift cards apply process in the way of completing the shopping. They need to do one step to another step in processing the shopping. Likely, most of the steps need time and date of validity or expiration. When certain step loses that validating date, the gift cards may be in risk. The card can be rejected to redeem. Again, in retailers side, producing card it self is costly. It means that there is additional cost which retailers have to pay.
In whatever thing, we need to be wise, if we can use that gift.
18. How do gift cards bring some benefits to retailers?
A. by influencing customers to merchant
B. by adding some costs producing them
C. by completing the shopping process
D. by applying purchasing process
E. by selling the products
19. Paragraph 3 of the text is mainly about ……
A. the trend of gift cards
B. popularity of gift cards
C. benefit obtained by the retailer
D. the convenience of using gift cards
E. disadvantages in side of consumers
20. We know from the text that if the gift cards are rejected, the retailers ……
A. will be wise
B. will get lose
C. will get profit
D. will be in risk
E. will return
Contoh Bacaan Soal Discussion Text 7 Study groups are commonly utilized by many student to prepare themselves for class discussions, examinations, or class presentation. They can also make use of it to review their weak points and learn new ideas. I myself find that we can learn more effectively in a study group. However, I can’t deny that study group have also some disadvantages.
On the positive side a study groups gives the students motivation to study and update their readings because other members likely give them encouragement. It also helps them to learn new ideas as well as important points they missed on their readings so I could also share something.
On the other hand, the disadvantage of a study group is the part of compelling the student to attend it after class or during their free time. Commitment among each member is also an important aspect in a study group.
Hence, the members of a study group to set aside other activities to study together.To Join a study group or not is the student’s own choice, because there are other students who learn better when they do it on their own. If student thinks he/she will be learning effectively in group, he/she had better go on and enjoy the fun way of learning.
21. Some students are motivated to study in a study group because the other members likely …
A. Give them better ideas.
B. Come up with important ideas.
C. Are clever than them.
D. Solve the problem.
E. encourage them to study.
22. The writer finds it necessary to join a study group because…
A. He knows study groups have also some disadvantages.
B. He should update his readings.
C. He can learn things more effectively.
D. The members in his group are open minded.
E. His friends have more knowledge compared to him.
23. From the text, we know that…
A. A study group has nothing to do with reading ability.
B. The members have to sacrifice their time for their study group.
C. The writer doesn’t think a study group useful for him.
D. An agreement made to study regularly in a study group isn’t necessary.
E. A study group is always useful for every-body.
Cukup banyak dan panjang bacaan yang harus dipahami sebelum bisa memilih jawaban yang tepat. Memang begitulah keadaannya kumpulan soal discussion text dalam bahasa Inggris ini. Untuk bacaan lebih lanjut teks pro dan kontra ini, bisa membaca
Dari 9 model pertanyaanya, jawaban nya bisa dipilih dari 5 macam pilihan yang diberikan. Kerena ini adalah soal standar ujian nasional, maka bisa diaanggap lumyan sulit. Meski begitu dengan banyak latihan dan semakin familiar dengan tipe-tipe soal pertanyaan yang berjumlah 9 macam seperti diatas, proses memilih jawban yang benar akan relatif lebing cepat. Semoga berguna.