50 Contoh Soal News Item Text dan Jawabannya

Hampir semua pasti sudah mafhum apa dan bagaiaman contoh news item text itu. Ya potongan berita, ini adalah jenis teks yang cukup sering dikeluarkan dalam berbagi ujian bahasa Inggris. Soal yang diambil dari reading comprehension jenis teks berita ibi sebenarnya cukup sederhana. kebanyakan soal yang ditanyakan sekitaran unsur-unsur flat news, yaitu what, who, where, dan when.

Lalu soal model analisis bagaimana? Soal yang sulit dalam teks berita juga sangat mungkin dikeluarkan. Soal yang agak sulit dengan unsur deep news yaitu why dan how juga bisa ditemukan dalam naskah ujian nasional, namun porsinya cukup sedikit. Meskipun begitu tentu tidak ada salahnya kalau kita juga memeprsiapkan diri dengan model soal yang sulit. Apa lagi saat ini telah diperkenankan jenis soal HOTS, high order thingking skill, yang menuntut proses pemikiran yang lebih komplek dan mendalam agar bisa mendapatkan jawaban yang paling benar

Pengertian dan Struktur Teks News Item Bahasa Inggris

Apa kaitannya pemahaman definisi dengan kemampauan mengerjakan soal? Tentu saja pemahaman definisi suatu hal akan sangat berpengaruh terhadap kemampuan menemukan jawaban yang benar dari suatu hal tersebut. Untuk itu sebelum mencoba berlatih dengan berbagai soal berita dibawah, alangkah lebih baiknya kalau kita ulas sebentar apa dan bagimana teks news item itu.

Definisi dari news item adalah potongan berita. yaitu suatu tulisana yang banyak kita temukan di surat kabar baik offline atau online. Pengertian dari nesw item text adalah tulisan yang memuat peristwa harian dimana peristiwa itu dianggap mempunyai nilai berita (newsworthy). Tentu saja akan banyak sekali peristiwa yang terjadi namaun kalau peristiwa itu tidak punya nilai berita, maka peristiwa tersebut tidak pass kalau dituliskannnya, kecuali memang ditujukan untuk maksud lain.

Struktur penulisan berita bisa bermacam-macam tergantung dari gaya sang journalist. Namun secara umum sebuah potongan berita bahasa Inggris harus memuat:
1. Newsworthy event: Peristiwa apa yang dianggap punya niali berita tersebut
2. Background events: Rangakaian peristiwa yang menjadi latar belakang terjadinya peristiwa newsworthy. Dari sini kita kemudian sangat ingat dengan pola struktu tkes recount. Keduanya mempunyai kemiripan.
3. Sources: sumber berita, darimana inforamsi tentang adanya newsworthy itu didapat.
memahami bacaan news item
Melihat dari pengertian dan struktur tkes news item ini, yang berintikan dengan adanay peristiwa utama dan disambung dengan uraian rentetan peristwa yang terkait, teks berita ini sangat mirip dengan jenis teks lain yang juga berbicara past events; yaitu recount text dan narrative text. Ketiganya berda dalam kelompok yang sama pencerita kembali peristiwa yang sudah terjadi namun dengan model dan fokus tujuan berbeda.

Kumpulan Contoh Soal Pilihan Ganda Teks News Item Bahasa Inggris Beserta Jawabannya

Setelah mengetahui apa dan bagimana teks news item itu ditulis, berikut disajikan contoh soal multiple choice news item text yang bisa dibuat latihan memperdalam pengertian bacaan reading comprehension. Paling tidak dengan latihan mengerjakan soal bacaan bahasa Inggris ini, building vocabularies kita akan semakin banyak. Alternative yang dipilih admin adalah yang dicetak tebal.

News Item Text 1
The Surabaya Police have arrested a man, identified only as MN, for allegedly buying an infant via Instagram.
MN was arrested at his house on Jl. Karah in Jambangan district in Surabaya, East Java, on Sunday. He was found to have paid some Rp 3.8 million (US$250) for a baby boy when he was only three days olD.
Surabaya police chief Sr. Comr. Rudi Setiawan said recently that the transaction was conducted in Semarang, Central Java, on Sept. 23. The baby’s parents live in Tangerang in Banten.
“The baby is now safe with the Surabaya administration,” Rudi said on Monday (The Jakarta Post, Tue, October 16, 2018)

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Polisi Surabaya telah menangkap seorang pria, yang diidentifikasi hanya sebagai MN, karena diduga membeli bayi melalui Instagram.
MN ditangkap di rumahnya di Jl. Karah di distrik Jambangan di Surabaya, Jawa Timur, pada hari Minggu. Dia ditemukan telah membayar sekitar Rp 3,8 juta (US $ 250) untuk bayi laki-laki ketika dia hanya tiga hari.
Kepala polisi Surabaya Kombes. Rudi Setiawan mengatakan baru-baru ini bahwa transaksi dilakukan di Semarang, Jawa Tengah, pada 23 September. Orangtua bayi itu tinggal di Tangerang di Banten.
“Bayi itu sekarang aman dengan pemerintah Surabaya,” kata Rudi, Senin (The Jakarta Post, Selasa, 16 Oktober 2018)

1. What is the purpose of the text?
A. To inform readers about arrested man for buying an infant
B. To describe the important person for readers
C. To argue that arresting the man is important
D. To explain how police arrested the man
E. To convince reader that buying infant is illegal

2. What is the generic structure of the text above?
A. Orientation – Complication – Reorientation
B. Orientation – Series of event – Reorientation
C. Stating thesis – Arguments – Reiteration
D. Goal – Equipments – Steps
E. Newsworthy event – Background events – Sources

3. “MN was arrested at his house…” The underlined word refers to a house belongs to…….
A. The police officer
B. The arrested man
C. The infant parent
D. A Surabaya administration officer
E. A Semarang administration officer

4. “…for allegedly buying an infant” The infant word has similar meaning with ……
A. Adult
B. Teenager
C. Child
D. Grown
E. Man

News Item Text 2
Two state-owned lenders — Bank Mandiri and Bank BNI — will build temporary houses for 400 families displaced by the recent strong earthquake that hit Sigi District, Central Sulawesi ProvincE.
Second Assistant Secretary of Sigi District Government Iskandar Nontji informed that the temporary houses for 100 families will be constructed by Bank Mandiri in the South Sibayala area of Dolo Sub-district. Meanwhile, Bank BNI will erect the temporary shelters for 300 families in Jonoge Village of Sigi Biromaru Sub-district that severely suffered from soil liquefaction during the 7.4-magnitude earthquake that rocked the area on Sept 28, he noteD.
The temporary houses will be constructed on pieces of land, owned by the sub-district government, village, and community members, he stated, adding that the Sigi district government will facilitate all related parties to sign a letter of agreement.
“We are going to provide a letter of agreement that will be signed by all related parties to avoid any unexpected eventuality in the future,” he explaineD. (Antara, 17th October, 2018)

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Dua pemberi pinjaman milik negara – Bank Mandiri dan Bank BNI – akan membangun rumah sementara bagi 400 keluarga yang terlantar akibat gempa kuat baru-baru ini yang melanda Kabupaten Sigi, Provinsi Sulawesi Tengah.
Asisten II Sekretaris Pemerintah Kabupaten Sigi Iskandar Nontji menginformasikan bahwa rumah sementara untuk 100 keluarga akan dibangun oleh Bank Mandiri di daerah Sibayala Selatan, Kecamatan Dolo. Sementara itu, Bank BNI akan mendirikan tempat penampungan sementara untuk 300 keluarga di Desa Jonoge Kecamatan Sigi Biromaru yang menderita akibat pencairan tanah selama gempa berkekuatan 7,4 yang mengguncang daerah itu pada 28 September, katanya.
Rumah-rumah sementara akan dibangun di atas lahan, yang dimiliki oleh pemerintah kecamatan, desa, dan anggota masyarakat, katanya, menambahkan bahwa pemerintah kabupaten Sigi akan memfasilitasi semua pihak terkait untuk menandatangani surat perjanjian.
“Kami akan memberikan surat perjanjian yang akan ditandatangani oleh semua pihak terkait untuk menghindari kejadian tak terduga di masa depan,” ia menjelaskan. (Antara, 17 Oktober 2018)

5. What is the text about?
A. Building temporary houses for displaced family
B. Planning to displace the temporary house
C. Signing a letter of agreements to build a permanent house
D. New luxury house will be built by BNI
E. Assistant Secretary has built temporary houses

6. What can we infer from the text?
A. The temporary house will be build in the family lands
B. The displaced family will build 400 houses for two state banks
C. Shelters will be built by two state banks for the earthquake victims
D. Bank Mandiri will be built in the South Sibayala
E. Bank BNI will be built by the earthquake victims in Jonoge Village of Sigi

7. What makes 400 families displaced?
A. Local governement
B. 7.4-magnitude earthquake
C. Temporary shelters
D. 400 houses
E. Mandiri bank and BNI

8. “The temporary houses will be constructed on pieces of lanD..” The temporary word has antonym of ……..
A. Momentary
B. Transitory
C. Limited
D. Permanent
E. Seasonal

News Item Text 3
Nine traditional Balinese dances have been recognized as part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage following a UNESCO session in Namibia on Wednesday.
Balinese dances included on the list were the Barong Ket, Joged Bumbung, Legong Keraton, Topeng Sidhakarya, Baris Upacara, Sanghyang Dedari and Rejang dances, as well as the Wayang Wong and Gambuh dance dramas.
“We are very pleased with the recognition; it enables Bali to receive protection in terms of traditional dance preservation as well as economic benefits in the future,” said Bali Cultural Agency head Dewa Putu Beratha on Wednesday night as quoted by Antara news agency.
During the UNESCO session, Indonesia’s proposal regarding the dances reportedly ranked 18th among a total of 35 countries. “The nine dances represent Balinese dance as a whole based on their historical concept, function and style,” said Dewa.
According to Dewa, the Rejang, Sanghyang Dedari and Baris Upacara dances represented the Wali dance, which is usually performed during processions. Meanwhile, the Topeng Sidhakarya dance and Gambuh and Wayang Wong dance dramas are part of the Bebali dance, known as a semi-sacred and ceremonial dancE. The Legong Keraton, Joged Bumbung and Barong Ket dances are a representation of the Balih-Balihan dance that serves social and entertainment purposes.
The Wali dance is said to have originated between the eighth and 14th centuries. The Bebali dance and Balih-Balihan dances are believed to have come from the 14th-19th century and 19th centuries, respectively.
“The community has actively played an important role in preserving these traditional dances, especially the Wali dancE. Meanwhile, the Bali provincial administration and its city and regency administrations should increase their role in preserving the Bebali and Balih-Balihan dances during tourist events,” said Dewa.

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Sembilan tarian tradisional Bali telah diakui sebagai bagian dari warisan budaya takbenda dunia setelah sesi UNESCO di Namibia pada hari Rabu.
Tari Bali yang termasuk dalam daftar adalah Barong Ket, Joged Bumbung, Legong Keraton, Topeng Sidhakarya, Baris Upacara, Sanghyang Dedari dan tari Rejang, serta drama tari Wayang Wong dan Gambuh.
“Kami sangat senang dengan pengakuan itu, itu memungkinkan Bali untuk menerima perlindungan dalam hal pelestarian tari tradisional serta manfaat ekonomi di masa depan,” kata kepala Badan Kebudayaan Bali Dewa Putu Beratha pada Rabu malam seperti dikutip oleh kantor berita Antara.
Selama sesi UNESCO, proposal Indonesia mengenai tari dilaporkan berada di peringkat ke-18 di antara total 35 negara. “Sembilan tarian mewakili tari Bali secara keseluruhan berdasarkan konsep, fungsi dan gaya historisnya,” kata Dewa.
Menurut Dewa, tarian Rejang, Sanghyang Dedari dan Baris Upacara mewakili tarian Wali, yang biasanya dilakukan selama prosesi. Sementara itu, tari Topeng Sidhakarya dan drama tari Gambuh dan Wayang Wong adalah bagian dari tari Bebali, yang dikenal sebagai tarian semi sakral dan seremonial. Tari Legong Keraton, Joged Bumbung dan Barong Ket adalah representasi tari Balih-Balihan yang melayani tujuan sosial dan hiburan.
Tarian Wali konon berasal dari abad kedelapan dan 14. Tari Bebali dan tari Balih-Balihan diyakini berasal dari abad ke-14 dan ke-19, masing-masing.
“Masyarakat telah secara aktif memainkan peran penting dalam melestarikan tarian tradisional ini, terutama tari Wali. Sementara itu, pemerintah provinsi Bali dan pemerintah kota dan kabupatennya harus meningkatkan peran mereka dalam melestarikan tari Bebali dan Balih-Balihan selama acara wisata,” kata Dewa.

9. What is the main idea of the text?
A. UNESCO recognises nine Balinese dances.
B. Nine Balinese dances are the part of the world’s cultural heritages.
C. Bali receives recognising on the local dances from UNESCO.
D. Nine Balinese dances represent Balinese dances.
E. Balinese community play an important role in preserving their traditional dances.

10.Which statement that supports the text?
A. The Bebali dance is believed originated in 19th century.
B. The Balih-Balihan dance is said to have come from the 14th-19th century.
C. The nine Balinese dances represent the culture and life of its community.
D. Indonesia’s proposal regarding the dances ranked well among the 35 countries.
E. The UNESCO recognition on the nine Balinese dances will be economically beneficial for Bali.

News Item Text 4
Yogyakarta (JP)- National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has temporarily diverted its flights intended for Adisucipto Airport in Yogyakarta to Adisumarmo Airport in Surakarta, Central Java, after one of its planes overshot an Adisucipto runway lane on Wednesday night.
“All of Garuda Indonesia flights heading toward Yogyakarta, for a total of 34 flights, now will [be diverted] to Surakarta,” Garuda Indonesia VP of corporate communications Benny S. Butarbutar said in an official statement on Thursday.
The flights include 10 coming from and going to Jakarta, three to and from Denpasar, Bali, two to and from Makassar, South Sulawesi, and one flight from Surabaya, East Java.
The airline would provide a bus at Adisumarmo Airport to transport passengers to YogyakartA.
Garuda Indonesia is still evacuating the Boeing 737-800 NG, which slipped on the runway and overshot a lane on Wednesday night. It carried 123 passengers, none of whom were harmed.
Garuda aims to finish evacuating the aircraft on Thursday afternoon. (bbn) Taken from : thejakartapost.com

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Yogyakarta (JP) – Maskapai bendera nasional Garuda Indonesia mengalihkan sementara penerbangannya yang ditujukan untuk Bandara Adisucipto di Yogyakarta ke Bandara Adisumarmo di Surakarta, Jawa Tengah, setelah salah satu pesawatnya melewati jalur landasan Adisucipto pada Rabu malam.
“Semua penerbangan Garuda Indonesia menuju Yogyakarta, dengan total 34 penerbangan, sekarang akan dialihkan ke Surakarta,” VP Garuda Indonesia komunikasi perusahaan Benny S. Butarbutar mengatakan dalam sebuah pernyataan resmi pada hari Kamis.
Penerbangan termasuk 10 yang berasal dari dan pergi ke Jakarta, tiga ke dan dari Denpasar, Bali, dua ke dan dari Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, dan satu penerbangan dari Surabaya, Jawa Timur.
Maskapai ini akan menyediakan bus di Bandara Adisumarmo untuk mengangkut penumpang ke Yogyakarta.
Garuda Indonesia masih mengevakuasi Boeing 737-800 NG, yang tergelincir di landasan dan melampaui satu jalur pada Rabu malam. Ini membawa 123 penumpang, tidak ada satupun yang harmed.
Garuda bertujuan untuk menyelesaikan evakuasi pesawat pada Kamis sore.

11.What is the text about?
A. Redirect flights of Garuda Indonesia from Yogyakarta to Surakarta because of runway accident
B. Slipped plane accident in adisucipto runway lane
C. Evacuation of Garuda Indonesia after its accident
D. Confirmation of Garuda Indonesia VP of corporate communication about overshot accident
E. The delay of Garuda Indonesia after one of its planes overshot an Adisucipto runway lane

12.It can be concluded from the text that ….
A. Adisucipto Airport will be closed after the incident
B. Because of the incident, Garuda Indonesia redirected Yogyakarta flights to Surakarta permanently
C. Garuda Indonesia supplied bus to support passengers from Surakarta to yogyakarta
D. Garuda Indonesia had been finished evacuating its plane when this news was reported
E. There are a lot of passengers were harmed due to that accident

13.The reason why Garuda Indonesia diverted Yogyakarta flights to Surakarta is because of ….
A. Maintenance one of Garuda Indonesia’s aircraft
B. The accident of its plane which slipped on the runway lane
C. Many flights in Adisucipto Airport
D. The statement of Garuda Indonesia VP of corporate communications
E. The evacuation of Garuda Indonesia’s aircrafts

News Item Text 5
(Reuters Health) – Half of all heart patients made at least one medication-related mistake after leaving the hospital, and guidance from a pharmacist didn’t seem to reduce those errors, in a new study.
Consequences of mistakes – such as forgetting to take certain drugs or taking the wrong dose – can range from side effects like constipation to more serious drops in blood pressure. Two percent of errors were life-threatening.
Hospitals involved in the study were already taking steps to prevent medication mistakes in addition to the extra pharmacist intervention, said Dr. Sunil Kripalani, the study’s lead author from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
“We were surprised to see that in spite of these efforts that 50 percent (of patients) were still having these medication errors,” he told Reuters Health.
Although the pharmacist visits didn’t help the average patient, he added, certain ones seemed to benefit – such as patients who were on multiple drugs or had trouble understanding health information.
As for traditionally lower-risk patients, he said other strategies to prevent errors may be needed.

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(Reuters Health) – Setengah dari semua pasien jantung membuat setidaknya satu kesalahan terkait obat setelah meninggalkan rumah sakit, dan bimbingan dari seorang apoteker tampaknya tidak mengurangi kesalahan itu, dalam sebuah penelitian baru.
Konsekuensi kesalahan – seperti lupa mengambil obat tertentu atau mengambil dosis yang salah – dapat berkisar dari efek samping seperti sembelit hingga penurunan tekanan darah yang lebih serius. Dua persen kesalahan mengancam jiwa.
Rumah sakit yang terlibat dalam penelitian ini telah mengambil langkah-langkah untuk mencegah kesalahan pengobatan selain intervensi apoteker tambahan, kata Dr. Sunil Kripalani, penulis utama studi dari Vanderbilt University Medical Center di Nashville, Tennessee.
“Kami terkejut melihat bahwa terlepas dari upaya ini bahwa 50 persen (pasien) masih mengalami kesalahan pengobatan ini,” katanya kepada Reuters Health.
Meskipun kunjungan apoteker tidak membantu pasien rata-rata, ia menambahkan, beberapa manfaat tampaknya bermanfaat – seperti pasien yang menggunakan banyak obat atau mengalami kesulitan memahami informasi kesehatan.
Untuk pasien dengan risiko yang lebih rendah, ia mengatakan strategi lain untuk mencegah kesalahan mungkin diperlukan.

14.What does the text tell us about?
A. The patient’s medication errors
B. The hospital’s medical treatments
C. The doctor’s medical treatment
D. The uncontrolled medical treatment
E. The pharmacist’s medication mistakes

15.What is the effect of medication errors?
A. Bleeding on heart
B. Health information
C. Problem in healing
D. Life—long time
E. Life –threatening

16.“… and guidance from a pharmacist didn’t seem to reduce those errors ….” The “reduce” word is closest in meaning to ….
A. Improve
B. Upgrade
C. Decrease
D. Degrade
E. Increase

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Indonesia put in an impressive performance in their 2-0 defeat of Singapore, but still failed to qualify for next year’s AFC U-22 soccer championship after finishing a third place at the end of Group E matches in Pekanbaru, Riau on Sunday.
The two goals for the home side, which welcomed Coach Aji Santoso back the sidelines from a four matches suspension, both came in the second half from Agung Supriyanto.
He scored his first goal from the penalty box before finding his second several minutes later. He beat a defender with a swift maneuver from the right flank and had the goalkeeper gasping as his thunderous goal blasted into the far post.
The young Indonesians collected 9 points, or just one point behind runner-up Australia, out of a six strong field of competitors. Japan topped the standing with a perfect collection 20-2 goal margin.
Singapore came in fourth with 7 points followed by Timor Leste with 3 points and Macau with no points.
In earlier matches in the day, favorite Japan continued their dominant form with a 5-0 drubbing of another tournament favorite Australia, while Timor Leste chalked up their first victory, a 4-1 over last-placed Macau.

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Indonesia tampil mengesankan dalam kekalahan 2-0 mereka dari Singapura, tetapi masih gagal lolos ke kejuaraan sepak bola AFC U-22 tahun depan setelah menyelesaikan tempat ketiga di akhir pertandingan Grup E di Pekanbaru, Riau pada hari Minggu.
Dua gol untuk tim tuan rumah, yang menyambut Pelatih Aji Santoso di sela-sela dari suspensi empat pertandingan, keduanya datang di babak kedua dari Agung Supriyanto.
Dia mencetak gol pertamanya dari kotak penalti sebelum menemukan yang kedua beberapa menit kemudian. Dia mengalahkan seorang bek dengan manuver cepat dari sayap kanan dan memiliki kiper terengah-engah saat gawangnya meledak ke tiang jauh.
Orang-orang muda Indonesia mengumpulkan 9 poin, atau hanya satu poin di belakang runner-up Australia, dari enam bidang pesaing yang kuat. Jepang memuncaki klasemen dengan koleksi sempurna 20-2 selisih gol.
Singapura berada di posisi keempat dengan 7 poin diikuti oleh Timor Leste dengan 3 poin dan Macau tanpa poin.
Dalam pertandingan sebelumnya di hari itu, favorit Jepang melanjutkan bentuk dominan mereka dengan kekalahan 5-0 dari turnamen favorit Australia lainnya, sementara Timor Leste menorehkan kemenangan pertama mereka, 4-1 atas tim yang ditempatkan di Makau.

17.Why did Indonesia fail to qualify for next year’s AAFC U-22?
A. They defeated Singapore.
B. They got disqualified.
C. They finished in the third place.
D. They did not have the chance.
E. They showed impressive performance.

18.How did Agung Supriyanto get his second goal?
A. He let the goalkeeper keep the ball.
B. He beat a goalkeeper with a maneuver.
C. He welcomed Coach Aji Santoso back.
D. He kicked the ball from the penalty box.
E. He beat a defender with a swift maneuver.

19.What is the main idea of paragraph 1 ?
A. Indonesia failed to qualify next year’s AFC U-22 despite their winning over Singapore.
B. Indonesia and Singapore participated in the AFC U-22 in Pekanbaru, Riau.
C. Indonesia’s impressive performance has trounced Singapore by 2-0.
D. Indonesia did not perform well but could defeat Singapore by 2-0.
E. Indonesia could defeat Singapore by 2-0.

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An Alliance Could Answer The Growing Threat from Google and Facebook By Evelyn M.RuIsi and Nick Bilton
Apple, which has stumbled in its efforts to get into social media, has talked with Twitter in recent months about making a strategic investment in it, according to people briefed on the matter.
Although apple has been hugely successful in selling phones and tablets, it has little traction in social networking, which has become a major engine of activity on the Web and on mobile devices. Social media are increasingly influencing the ways people spend their time and money — important consideration for Apple, which also sells application, games, music and movies.
Apple has considered an investment in the hundreds of millions of dollars, one that could value Twitter at more than $10 billion, up from an $8.4 billion valuation last year, these people said. They declined to be identified because the discussions were private.
There is no guarantee that the two companies, which are not in negotiations at the moment, will come to an agreement. But the earlier talks are a sign that they may form a stronger partnership amid intensifying competition from companies like Google and Facebook.
Apple has not made many friends in social mediA. Its relationship with Facebook, for example, has been strained since a deal to build Facebook featured into Ping, Apple’s music-centric social network, fell apart. Facebook is also aligned with Microsoft, which owns a small stake in it. And Google, an Apple rival in the phone market, has been pushing its own social network, Google Plus.

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Aliansi Bisa Menjawab Ancaman Bertumbuh dari Google dan Facebook Oleh Evelyn M.RuIsi dan Nick Bilton
Apple, yang telah tersandung dalam upaya untuk masuk ke media sosial, telah berbicara dengan Twitter dalam beberapa bulan terakhir tentang membuat investasi strategis di dalamnya, menurut orang-orang yang menjelaskan masalah ini.
Meskipun apel telah sangat sukses dalam menjual ponsel dan tablet, apel memiliki sedikit daya tarik di jejaring sosial, yang telah menjadi mesin utama aktivitas di Web dan di perangkat seluler. Media sosial semakin memengaruhi cara orang menghabiskan waktu dan uang mereka – pertimbangan penting bagi Apple, yang juga menjual aplikasi, game, musik, dan film.
Apple telah mempertimbangkan investasi dalam ratusan juta dolar, yang bisa menilai Twitter lebih dari $ 10 miliar, naik dari valuasi 8,4 miliar dolar tahun lalu, kata orang-orang ini. Mereka menolak untuk diidentifikasi karena diskusi itu bersifat pribadi.
Tidak ada jaminan bahwa kedua perusahaan, yang tidak sedang bernegosiasi saat ini, akan mencapai kesepakatan. Namun pembicaraan sebelumnya adalah tanda bahwa mereka dapat membentuk kemitraan yang lebih kuat di tengah persaingan yang semakin ketat dari perusahaan seperti Google dan Facebook.
Apple belum banyak berteman di media sosial. Hubungannya dengan Facebook, misalnya, telah tegang sejak kesepakatan untuk membangun Facebook yang ditampilkan di Ping, jaringan sosial musik-sentris Apple, berantakan. Facebook juga selaras dengan Microsoft, yang memiliki saham kecil di dalamnya. Dan Google, saingan Apple di pasar ponsel, telah mendorong jaringan sosialnya sendiri, Google Plus.

19.What is the news about?
A. Social networking.
B. Apple’s new products.
C. Twitter strategic investment.
D. Twitters success in social mediA.
E. Apple’s plan to cooperate with Twitter.

20.According to the news, Apple has not been very successful in ….
A. selling phones
B. strategic investment
C. cooperating with Twitter
D. getting into social media
E. selling game applications

21.”But the earlier talks are sign that they may form a stronger partnership”. The word “partnership” means ….
A. collusion
B. competition
C. agreement
D. negotiation
E. collaboration

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Geneva (AP): Indonesia has recorded another human case of the H5N1 strain of the bird flu, raising its world-leading total to 117 cases, according to the World Health Organization.
The agency said Friday night that the Indonesian Health Ministry had reported that a 16-year-old girl from West Java Province has been hospitalized since Jan. 4 with symptoms of the diseasE. It said the strain had been confirmed as H5N1.
Of the total number of human cases in Indonesia, 94 have been fatal. WHO says that globally 349 people have been infected with H5N1 since the 2003 outbreak of the diseasE. Of those, 216 have dieD.
After Indonesia the country with the next highest number of cases in Vietnam with 101, followed by Egypt with 43, according to the U.N. health agency

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Jenewa (AP): Indonesia telah mencatat kasus manusia lain dari jenis flu burung H5N1, meningkatkan totalnya di dunia menjadi 117 kasus, menurut Organisasi Kesehatan Dunia.
Badan itu mengatakan Jumat malam bahwa Kementerian Kesehatan Indonesia telah melaporkan bahwa seorang gadis 16 tahun dari Provinsi Jawa Barat telah dirawat di rumah sakit sejak 4 Januari dengan gejala gangguan. Dikatakan strain itu telah dikonfirmasi sebagai H5N1.
Dari jumlah total kasus manusia di Indonesia, 94 telah berakibat fatal. WHO mengatakan bahwa secara global 349 orang telah terinfeksi H5N1 sejak wabah penyakit tahun 2003. Dari mereka, 216 telah mati.
Setelah Indonesia negara dengan jumlah kasus tertinggi berikutnya di Vietnam dengan 101, diikuti oleh Mesir dengan 43, menurut badan kesehatan PBB

22.Which of the following statement is true according to the text?
A. Egypt ranked second as the highest number of bird flu cases
B. Indonesia’s 117th human case of bird flu was found in West Java
C. The article is taken from the UN report
D. Since 2003, it has been reported that all 117 Indonesians died of bird flu
E. According to WHO, there have been 349 people in Indonesia infected by H5N1

23.In the WHO release, the country ranked second in number of bird flu case found is ….
A. Indonesia
B. Vietnam
C. Egypt
D. USA
E. Singapore

23.The word “fatal” in the third paragraph has the closest meaning to ….
A. Harmless
B. Poisonous
C. Tedious
D. Deadly
E. Extreme

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Thailand: Forty-two passengers were injured and two were missing after two boats carrying Thai and foreign tourists collided in the popular island beach party, police said Sunday.
The speedboats were ferrying tourists to the Pha-Ngan island for a “Fullmoon” party, a monthly event that attracts thousands of young, mostly western tourists.
Provincial police officer, Adipong Tapee said of the 42 travelers injured, 39 were hospitalized including four Britons, four Australians and four Singaporeans. Also among them were Irish, Norwegian, Malaysian and Thai tourists, he said.
The boats collided and overturned before midnight Saturday, throwing the passengers into the rough sea water just off the island, the website of The Nation newspaper said. -AP

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Thailand: Empat puluh dua penumpang terluka dan dua orang hilang setelah dua kapal yang membawa wisatawan Thailand dan asing bertabrakan di pesta pantai pulau populer itu, kata polisi, Minggu.
Kapal cepat itu mengangkut para wisatawan ke pulau Pha-Ngan untuk pesta “Fullmoon”, sebuah acara bulanan yang menarik ribuan turis muda, sebagian besar turis barat.
Petugas polisi provinsi, Adipong Tapee mengatakan tentang 42 orang yang terluka, 39 dirawat di rumah sakit termasuk empat warga Inggris, empat warga Australia dan empat warga Singapura. Juga di antara mereka adalah turis Irlandia, Norwegia, Malaysia, dan Thailand, katanya.
Kapal-kapal bertabrakan dan terbalik sebelum tengah malam Sabtu, melemparkan penumpang ke dalam air laut yang kasar di lepas pulau, situs web surat kabar The Nation mengatakan.

24.We know from the text that…
A. The boat carried forty two passengers
B. The accident happened not far from Pha-Ngan
C. The two missing passengers were westerners
D. The passengers were mostly foreign tourists
E. The boats collided on the way back to Pha-Ngan island

25.What had possibly caused the accident?
A. A careless captain
B. Too many passengers on board
C. There were too many boats
D. A rough weather
E. The boats were speeding

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NEW YORK – Madonna has sued the people who run her luxury co–op building overlooking the Central Park for refusing her request to buy a neighbor’s apartment.
Madonna claimed in court papers that the co–op’s board of directors wrongfully blocked her purchase of the seventh–floor apartment at West 64th street on the Upper West SidE. The Material Girl actress, who already owns a large apartment in the building, is asking the court to let the sale go through and award her legal fees, according to a notice field Wednesday in Manhattan’s State Supreme Court. The 49–year–old singer moved into the building after she was rejected by the board at the Ritzy San Remo co–op in 1985 presently home to U2 frontman, Bono
Midboro Management InC., the company that manages the West 64th street building, refused to give comments on the dispute, and the co–op board president did not answer a call on Friday for comment. Taken from “The Jakarta Post”

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NEW YORK – Madonna menggugat orang-orang yang menjalankan gedung apartemen mewahnya menghadap ke Central Park karena menolak permintaannya untuk membeli apartemen tetangga.
Madonna mengklaim dalam dokumen pengadilan bahwa dewan direktur co-op secara salah memblokir pembelian apartemen lantai tujuh di jalan Barat ke-64 di Upper West SidE. Aktris Material Girl, yang sudah memiliki apartemen besar di gedung itu, meminta pengadilan untuk mengizinkan penjualan itu lewat dan menghadiahkan biaya hukumnya, menurut sebuah pengumuman pada Rabu di Mahkamah Agung Manhattan. Penyanyi berusia 49 tahun itu pindah ke gedung itu setelah ia ditolak oleh dewan direksi Ritzy San Remo pada 1985, yang saat ini menjadi tuan rumah bagi pentolan U2, Bono.
Manajemen Midboro InC., Perusahaan yang mengelola gedung jalan 64 Barat, menolak memberikan komentar atas perselisihan itu, dan presiden dewan co-op tidak menjawab panggilan pada hari Jumat untuk komentar. Diambil dari “The Jakarta Post”

26.Madonna sued the Manhattan Co–op Board because…..
A. Midboro management Inc managed the West 64th street building wrongfully
B. they prevented her from buying another apartment at West 64th street
C. she’s not allowed to sell her apartment in that building
D. they rejected Madonna to stay at the Ritzy San Remo co–op
E. they sold her apartment building at West 64th street

27.Where did Madonna live before she moved to her apartment at West 64th Street?
A. At the building overlooking the Central Park.
B. At Bono’s apartment
C. At the luxury co–op building
D. At the Ritzy San Remo co–op building
E. At the building on the Upper West Side

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(JP, Jakarta) The Indonesia government and world wild fund (WWF) have announced a bold commitment to protect the remaining forest and critical ecosystem of Sumatra. WWF said the historic agreement represented the first-ever island- wide commitment to protect Sumatra’s stunning biodiversity.
The commitment was announced Thursday at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), world Conversation Congress in Barcelona and was endorsed by the governors of Sumatra’s 10 provinces- the world’s sixth-largest island- and also by four ministers. Sumatra is the only place in the world where tigers, elephants, orangutans and rhinos co-exist. The agreement commits all the governors in Sumatra, along with the Indonesia ministries of forestry, environment, home affairs and public works, to restore critical ecosystems in Sumatra and protect areas whit high conservation values.
WWF, Conservation International, Fauna and Flora International, Wildlife Conservation Society and other conservation groups working in Sumatra have agreed to help implement the political commitment to protect what remains of the island is species-rich forests and critical areas. The island has lost 48 percent of its natural forest cover since 1985. More than 13 percent of Sumatra’s remaining forests are peat forests, which sit a top the deepest peat soil in the world; clearing peat forests is a major source of carbon emissions that cause climate change

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(JP, Jakarta) Pemerintah Indonesia dan dana liar dunia (WWF) telah mengumumkan komitmen yang berani untuk melindungi hutan yang tersisa dan ekosistem kritis Sumatra. WWF mengatakan perjanjian bersejarah ini merupakan komitmen pertama bagi pulau untuk melindungi keanekaragaman hayati Sumatera yang menakjubkan.
Komitmen tersebut diumumkan Kamis di International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Kongres Percakapan dunia di Barcelona dan disahkan oleh gubernur 10 provinsi Sumatra – pulau terbesar keenam di dunia – dan juga oleh empat menteri. Sumatera adalah satu-satunya tempat di dunia di mana harimau, gajah, orangutan dan badak hidup berdampingan. Kesepakatan ini mengikat semua gubernur di Sumatra, bersama dengan kementerian kehutanan Indonesia, lingkungan, urusan rumah dan pekerjaan umum, untuk memulihkan ekosistem kritis di Sumatera dan melindungi daerah dengan nilai konservasi tinggi.
WWF, Conservation International, Fauna dan Flora International, Wildlife Conservation Society, dan kelompok pelestarian lain yang bekerja di Sumatra telah sepakat untuk membantu melaksanakan komitmen politik untuk melindungi apa yang tersisa dari pulau itu adalah hutan yang kaya spesies dan daerah-daerah kritis. Pulau ini telah kehilangan 48 persen tutupan hutan alamnya sejak tahun 1985. Lebih dari 13 persen dari hutan yang tersisa di Sumatera adalah hutan gambut, yang menempati bagian atas tanah gambut terdalam di dunia; membuka hutan gambut adalah sumber utama emisi karbon yang menyebabkan perubahan iklim

28.The following parties are involved in the commitment to protect Sumatra’s biodiversity, EXCEPT:
A. The Indonesia Conservation Group
B. The minister of forestry
C. The minister of public works
D. The 10 governors of Sumatra
E. The World Wildlife Fund

29.The agreement is:
A. to implement the decisions of the World Conservation Congress
B. to support the governors of Sumatra to chase animals hunters
C. to stop the emissions of carbon that cause climate change
D. to protect the forests and ecosystems in Sumatra
E. to work together for the development of Sumatra

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YONKERS, Nov 12th. A four alarm fire damaged 14 stores today in the Cross County Shopping Center. The largest shopping Center in Westchester County.
Two fire investigators said the blaze apparently started in a pile of cardboard cartons at the rear of a shoe store and spread through a utilities duct above the 13 other stores. The fire started at 4.40 p.m. and was declared under control at 6.14 p.m. The center is on the Cross County Parkway at the Gov. Thomas E Dewey Thruway.
Five fire-fighters were busy at the scene; Lieut. John Carey of Yonkers Arson Squad said the cause of the fire was under investigation.

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YONKERS, 12 November. Empat alarm kebakaran merusak 14 toko hari ini di Cross County Shopping Centre. Pusat perbelanjaan terbesar di Westchester County.
Dua penyelidik kebakaran mengatakan bahwa kebakaran itu tampaknya dimulai di tumpukan kardus di bagian belakang toko sepatu dan menyebar melalui saluran utilitas di atas 13 toko lainnya. Kebakaran dimulai pada pukul 4.40 sore. dan dideklarasikan di bawah pukul 6.14 malam. Pusatnya ada di Cross County Parkway di Gubernur Thomas E Dewey Thruway.
Lima petugas pemadam kebakaran sibuk di tempat kejadian; Lieut. John Carey dari Yonkers Arson Squad mengatakan penyebab kebakaran itu sedang diselidiki.

30.The text mainly tells us about …
A. the Yonkers Arson SquaD.
B. the blaze at the shoe store
C. a fire in the shopping center
D. a shopping center in the cross county.
E. the largest shopping center in Westchester County.

31.The fire has lasted about …
A. half an hour
B. forty fife minutes
C. one hour
D. one and a half hours
E. two hours

32.How many investigators and fire fighters were involved in the scene?
A. Two
B. Seven
C. Twelve
D. Thirteen
E. Fourteen

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Madrid (Reuters) – Spain’s most wanted thief, “The Loner,” saw himself as a Robin Hood-style figure and said he robbed banks only because they stole from the public, his lawyer said Thursday.
Accused of killing three policemen and holding up more than 30 banks, Jaime Jimenez Arbe was planning to move on to insurance companies when he was arrested last month, Spanish media reported, citing lawyer Jose Mariano Trillo-Figueroa.
“I am not a killer and if I was obliged to shoot at officers of the law, it was always against my will and in order to avoid being arrested,” Jimenez said in a letter reproduced on the websites of newspapers El Pais and El Mundo.
Trillo-Figueroa said Jimenez, who robbed the banks disguised in a false beard and a wig, thinks of himself as Curro Jimenez, a Spanish 1970s television bandit in the style of Robin Hood.
The Loner was arrested in Portugal, armed with a submachine gun in preparation for another bank robbery-Reuters

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Madrid (Reuters) – Pencuri paling dicari di Spanyol, “The Loner,” melihat dirinya sebagai tokoh bergaya Robin Hood dan mengatakan dia merampok bank hanya karena mencuri dari publik, kata pengacaranya Kamis.
Dituduh membunuh tiga polisi dan menahan lebih dari 30 bank, Jaime Jimenez Arbe berencana untuk pindah ke perusahaan asuransi ketika dia ditangkap bulan lalu, media Spanyol melaporkan, mengutip pengacara Jose Mariano Trillo-Figueroa.
“Saya bukan seorang pembunuh dan jika saya terpaksa menembak petugas hukum, itu selalu bertentangan dengan keinginan saya dan untuk menghindari penangkapan,” kata Jimenez dalam surat yang direproduksi di situs-situs surat kabar El Pais dan El Mundo .
Trillo-Figueroa mengatakan Jimenez, yang merampok bank-bank yang menyamar dengan jenggot palsu dan wig, menganggap dirinya sebagai Curro Jimenez, seorang bandit televisi tahun 1970-an dari gaya Robin Hood.
The Loner ditangkap di Portugal, dipersenjatai dengan senapan mesin ringan dalam persiapan untuk perampokan bank lain-Reuters

33.What is the text about?
A. The websites of newspaper EI Pais and EI Mundo
B. Spanish media reporter, Jose Mariano Trillo-Figueroa
C. The arresting of Spains’s most wanted thief in Portugal
D. A submachine gun in preparation for another bank robbery
E. A Spanish 1970s television bandit in the style of Robin Hood

34.Before being arrested, Jaime Jimenez Arbe . . . in Spain
A. had just robbed a policeman.
B. had robbed 30 banks
C. would have killed three officers of the law
D. Had robbed insurance companies
E. had been working for companies

35.The reason why “The Loner” robbed the banks is because . . . .
A. his lawyer helped him
B. he was the most wanted thief in Spain
C. he was accused of killing three policemen
D. he believed that the banks stole money from the public
E. he was himself as a Robin Hood-style figure

36.”Trilo-Figueroa, said Jimenez, who robbed the banks disguised in a false beard and a wig …. (Paragraph 3). The underlined word “disguised” means . . . .
A. changed appearance
B. reduced confidence
C. damaged reputation
D. exposed to view
E. made known

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(Reuters) – Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade withdrew his name from the player pool for the U.S. Olympic basketball team on Thursday because his injured left knee will require surgery, USA Basketball saiD.
After receiving the diagnosis from the Heat team physician, the All-Star guard, who helped Miami win the NBA title in five games over the Oklahoma City Thunder, informed USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo that he was having the surgery soon and would be unable to compete in London.
“As many people may know, throughout the season, I struggled with a recurring knee issue,” Wade said in a statement. “After the championship game, I visited with my doctors for a round of comprehensive medical tests, and the recent results dictate the need for surgery. “While every part of me wants to be in London, I need to take this time to do what’s best to improve my health and allow me to continue to play the game I lovE.”
Wade was the U.S. team’s leading scorer in their run to 2008 Olympic gold in Beijing, scoring a game-high 27 points as the Americans beat Spain 118-107 in the Olympic final.
Despite having his knee drained during the NBA playoffs, Wade averaged over 22 points a game during Miami’s championship series triumph over the Thunder.
Wade’s exit from the U.S. squad left 17 players in the mix for 12 spots on the Olympic team following injuries that removed several players from consideration, including Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic.

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(Reuters) – Penjaga Miami Heat Dwyane Wade menarik namanya dari kolam pemain untuk tim bola basket Olimpiade AS pada hari Kamis karena lutut kirinya yang cedera akan memerlukan operasi, USA Basketball saiD.
Setelah menerima diagnosis dari tim dokter Heat, penjaga All-Star, yang membantu Miami memenangkan gelar NBA dalam lima pertandingan atas Oklahoma City Thunder, memberi tahu ketua basket USA Jerry Colangelo bahwa dia akan segera menjalani operasi dan tidak akan dapat bertanding di London.
“Seperti banyak orang mungkin tahu, sepanjang musim, saya berjuang dengan masalah lutut berulang,” kata Wade dalam sebuah pernyataan. “Setelah pertandingan kejuaraan, saya mengunjungi dengan dokter saya untuk serangkaian tes medis yang komprehensif, dan hasil akhir-akhir ini menunjukkan perlunya operasi.” Sementara setiap bagian dari saya ingin berada di London, saya perlu mengambil waktu ini untuk melakukan apa terbaik untuk meningkatkan kesehatan saya dan memungkinkan saya untuk terus memainkan game yang saya sukai. ”
Wade adalah pencetak gol terbanyak tim AS dalam perjalanan mereka ke emas Olimpiade 2008 di Beijing, mencetak 27 poin tertinggi saat Amerika mengalahkan Spanyol 118-107 di final Olimpiade.
Meskipun memiliki lututnya terkuras selama playoff NBA, Wade rata-rata lebih dari 22 poin pertandingan selama kemenangan seri kejuaraan Miami atas Thunder.
Keluar Wade dari skuad AS meninggalkan 17 pemain dalam campuran untuk 12 tempat di tim Olimpiade setelah cedera yang menghilangkan beberapa pemain dari pertimbangan, termasuk Derrick Rose dari Chicago Bulls dan Dwight Howard dari Orlando Magic.

37.Why can’t Wade play for us basketball team?
A. He is too old to play basketball
B. His injured left knee requires surgery
C. He doesn’t want to complete in London
D. He wants to visit his doctor for a medical test
E. He was removed from the U.S. basketball team.

38.Based on the text, Dwyane Wade…
A. will be a guard in the U.S. Olympic basketball team
B. will never play basketball again for the U.S. team
C. failed to play in Beijing Olympic games
D. is the most valuable player in the Olympic games
E. was the leading scorer for the U.S. team in Beijing Olympic games

39.What is the main idea of paragraph 3?
A. Peole know that Dwyane Wade has a problam
B. Dwyane Wade visit his doctors for medical test
C. The doctors suggested Wade recovers his knee by surgery
D. Dwyane Wade wants to improve his health to continue the game
E. Dwyane Wade has struggled with his knee problem that he needs surgery

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Six U.S. soldiers were killed by a blast north of Baghdad on Monday, the U.S. military said on Tuesday, in one of the single deadliest ground attacks against American forces in Iraq in months.
Three other soldiers were wounded after an explosion went off near their vehicles in the province of Salahaddin, the military said in a statement, without giving details. Salahaddin is a Sunni Arab insurgent stronghold. More than 3,170 U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.
Iraqi and U.S. forces are in the third week of a security crackdown in Baghdad aimed at stemming sectarian violencE. U.S. military commanders have expressed concerns that insurgents could step up attacks outside Baghdad.

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Enam tentara AS tewas oleh ledakan utara Baghdad pada hari Senin, militer AS mengatakan pada hari Selasa, dalam salah satu serangan darat paling mematikan terhadap pasukan Amerika di Irak dalam beberapa bulan.
Tiga tentara lainnya terluka setelah ledakan meledak di dekat kendaraan mereka di provinsi Salahaddin, kata militer dalam pernyataan, tanpa memberikan rincian. Salahaddin adalah kubu pemberontak Sunni Arab. Lebih dari 3.170 tentara AS tewas di Irak sejak invasi pimpinan AS pada Maret 2003.
Pasukan Irak dan AS berada di minggu ketiga penumpasan keamanan di Baghdad yang bertujuan membendung pelanggaran sektarian. Komandan militer AS telah menyatakan keprihatinan bahwa gerilyawan dapat meningkatkan serangan di luar Baghdad.

40.The text talks about ….
A. six U.S. soldiers killed by a blast
B. attacking against the soldier
C. a blast north of Baghdad
D. a Sunni Arab insurgent
E. the U.S. military
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41.Which of the following statements is NOT mentioned in the text?
A. Insurgents could increase attacks outside Baghdad.
B. Three soldiers were wounded after an explosion went off.
C. The U.S invasion has caused more than 3,170 of its soldiers died.
D. Six, US, soldiers died due to a blast north of Baghdad on Monday.
E. Iraqi and U.S. forces are in the second week of a security crackdown in Baghdad.

42.Iraqi and U.S. forces are in the third week of a security crackdown in Baghdad aimed at stemming sectarian violencE.(Paragraph3). The crackdown word means….
A. line
B. guard
C. attack
D. clean-up
E. protection

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Taufik Hidayat quiting national badminton team after 13 years of service, which culminated in an Olympic gold medal, shuttler Taufik Hidayat announced Friday his resignation from the national training camp in Jakarta.
“My decision to resign is final. It’s not an impulse or emotional decision. I’ve been thinking about quitting the national team since 2004, after I won at the Athens Olympics,” he saiD. “However, people kept on encouraging me to stay in the national team, considering my potential and my youth. Therefore I stayed until 2008.” In 2001, Taufik threatened to quit the training camp because of Mulyo’s exclusion. Mulyo is his mentor. He only joined the national team after the head of PBSI Djoko Santoso has agreed to restore Mulyo. In 2004, Taufik made yet another threat to quit, and again backed down from it. “It’s time for younger players to take the baton. I’m giving way to them.
It’s all about regeneration in Indonesian badminton,” he said ( By kompas.com 2008 )

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Taufik Hidayat yang mengutip tim bulutangkis nasional setelah 13 tahun bertugas, yang memuncak dalam medali emas Olimpiade, Shuttler Taufik Hidayat mengumumkan hari Jumat pengunduran dirinya dari kamp pelatihan nasional di Jakarta.
“Keputusan saya untuk mengundurkan diri adalah final. Itu bukan keputusan yang impulsif atau emosional. Saya sudah berpikir untuk berhenti dari tim nasional sejak 2004, setelah saya menang di Olimpiade Athena, ”katanya. “Namun, orang terus mendorong saya untuk tetap di tim nasional, mengingat potensi saya dan masa muda saya. Oleh karena itu saya tinggal sampai tahun 2008. ”Pada tahun 2001, Taufik mengancam akan keluar dari kamp pelatihan karena pengucilan Mulyo. Mulyo adalah mentornya. Dia hanya bergabung dengan tim nasional setelah kepala PBSI Djoko Santoso setuju untuk mengembalikan Mulyo. Pada tahun 2004, Taufik membuat ancaman lain untuk berhenti, dan kembali mundur darinya. “Sudah waktunya bagi pemain muda untuk mengambil tongkat estafet. Saya memberi jalan kepada mereka.
Ini semua tentang regenerasi dalam badminton Indonesia, ”katanya (Oleh kompas.com 2008)

43.How many years Taufik Hidayat played badminton with the national team …
A. 14 years
B. 15 years
C. 2008
D. 13 years
E. until now

44.Since the year how he plans to quit the national team …
A. 2004
B 2008
C. 2009
D. 2011
E. 2001

45.How many times he plans to quit the team of national badminton…
A. 4 times
C. 5 times
E. 3 times
B. 1 time
D. 2 times

46.Who the coach of Olympic gold winner …
A. Nurdin halid
B. Taufik hidayat
C. Djoko santoso
D. Mulyo
E. Agung gumelar

47.It’s all about regeneration in Indonesian badminton,” he saiD. The word “ he “ refers to …
A. Taufik hidayat
B. Djoko santoso
C. Mulyo
D. Agung gumelar
E. Nurdin halid

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Growing Number of High School Student Smoking A survey has found about 13 percent of first-time smokers in the country are junior high school students. It also revealed 89 percent of young female employees were smokers. The survey was conducted in five major cities across the country, including Surakarta in Central JavA.
Muhammad Syahril Mansyur, the Surakarta Health Agency’s respiratory illness division, said that the finding of the survey showed an alarming growth rate of Indonesian smokers. “This situation is a cause for concern,” he saiD. “It appears the country’s younger generation is uneducated about the health risks of smoking.”
The Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign has reportedly been deemed as ineffective as the government refuses to sign the international convention on tobacco control. It said that cigarette producers contributed to a large amount to state revenue and gave jobs to thousands of workers

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Semakin Banyaknya Siswa SMU Merokok Sebuah survei menemukan sekitar 13 persen perokok pertama di negara tersebut adalah siswa SMP. Itu juga mengungkapkan 89 persen dari karyawan wanita muda adalah perokok. Survei dilakukan di lima kota besar di seluruh negeri, termasuk Surakarta di Jawa Tengah.
Muhammad Syahril Mansyur, divisi penyakit pernafasan dari Dinas Kesehatan Surakarta, mengatakan bahwa temuan survei menunjukkan tingkat pertumbuhan yang mengkhawatirkan dari perokok Indonesia. “Situasi ini memprihatinkan,” katanya. “Tampaknya generasi muda di negara ini tidak berpendidikan tentang risiko kesehatan merokok.”
Kampanye anti-tembakau Indonesia dilaporkan telah dianggap tidak efektif karena pemerintah menolak untuk menandatangani konvensi internasional tentang pengendalian tembakau. Dikatakan bahwa produsen rokok memberikan kontribusi besar untuk pendapatan negara dan memberikan pekerjaan kepada ribuan pekerja

48.The Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign has reportedly been deemed as ineffective as…. “ Paragraph 3) The ineffective word has similar meaning to ….
A. useful
B. useless
C. functional
D. to fail
E. fall

49.89 percent represents the percentage of …
A. The number of female smokers
B. The number of student smokers
C. The number of smokers in Indonesia
D. Number of male smokers
E. the number of children smokers

50.Which statement is fault according to the text …
A. The Indonesian anti-tobacco campaign has reportedly been deemed as ineffective
B. Mohamed Mansour Syahril perkerja from the health department
C. First-time smokers in the country are junior high school students
D. Government agrees with the anti-tobacco convention
E. 89 percent of young female employees were smokers.

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