Reading Comprehension 4

Vocabulary :

1.    Occasionally = kadang-kadang
2.   Thousands = ribuan
3.   Droppings = kotoran
4.   Phosphoric = fosfat
6.  Environment = lingkungan
7.  Agricultural = pertanian
8.  Throughout = seluruh
9.  Responsible = bertanggung jawab
10.  Anticipated = antisipasi
11. Convenient = nyaman
12. Fertilizers = pupuk
13. granules = butiran
14. Plentiful = berlimpah
15. Difficult = sulit

The main idea:

1. The fertilizer used by farmers for thousands of years.
2. complete fertilizer and quality.
3.  Local research and harmful effects of fertilizer.

Answer :

1. A. Local research and harmful effects of fertilizer
2. D. Required
3. A. Nitrogen
4. D. 8 percent
5. C. Limit
6. C. Liquids are increasing in popularity.
7. D. Fertilizer
8. A.  Effective

Reading Comprehension 3

Kata Sulit :

1. equipment = peralatan

2. overcome = mengatasi

3.  speech = pidato

4. vulnerable = retan

5. thousand  = ribu

6. Furthermore = selanjutnya

7. characteristics = karateristik

8. movement  = gerakan

9.   affected = terpengaruh

10. oceanographers = ahli kelautan

11. formations = formasi

12. especially = terutama

13. concerning = tentang

14. Without   = tanpa

15. Nervous = selain itu

Ide Pokok :

1. Observation On Undersea.

2. Progress of oceanographers.

 Pertayaan :

1. With which topic is the passage primarily concerned?

A. Technological advances in oceanography

B. Communication among divers

C. Direct observation of the ocean floor

D. Undersea vehicles

2. The word sluggish in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to?

A. Nervous

B. Confuse

C. Slow moving

D. Very week

3. Divers have had problems in communicating under water because?

A. The pressure affected their speech organs

B. The vehicles they used have not been perfected

C. They did not pronounce clearly

D. The water destroyed their speech organs


4.This passage suggests that the successful exploration of the ocean depends upon?

A. Vehicles as well as divers

B. Radios that divers use to communicate

C. Controlling currents and the weather

D. The limitations of diving equipment

5. Undersea vehicles ?

A. Are too small for a man to fit inside

B. Are very slow to respond

C. Have the same limitations that divers have

D. Make direct observations of the ocean floor


6. The word cruise in the paragraph 1 could best be replaced by?

A. Travel at a constant speed

B. Function without problems

C. Stay in communication

D. Remain still

7. How is radio-equipped buoy operated?

A. By operators inside the vehicle in the part underwater

B. By operators outside the vehicle on a ship

C. By operators outside the vehicle on a diving platform

D. By operators outside the vehicle on a laboratory on shore

8. Which of the following are NOT shown in satellite photographs?

A. The temperature of the ocean’s surface

B. Cloud formation over the ocean

C. A model of the ocean’s movements

D. The location of sea ice

Jawaban :

1. A. Technological advances in oceanography

2. C. Slow moving

3. A. The pressure affected their speech organs

4. B. Radios that divers use to communicate

5. D. Make direct observations of the ocean floor

6. A. Travel at a constant speed

7. D.  By operators outside the vehicle on a laboratory on shore

8.  D. The location of sea ice


Reading Comprehension 2


1. interference = campur tangan

2.  causing = menyebabkan

3. weather = cuaca

4. consequently =. akibatnya 

5.  arrangements = pengaturan

6. Furthermore = selanjutnya

7. attempts = upaya

8.  eventually = akhirnya

9. granules = butiran

10. longitude =bujur

11.  completely = benar-benar

12.  scientist = ilmuwan

13. thousands = ribuan

14. spokes =jari-jari

15. apparently = rupanya

Ide pokok :

1. propose a theory to explain sunspots

2. compare the umbra and penumbra in sunspots

3.A measure of sunspots

4. The cycle of sunspots

5. relationship to the phenomenon of magnetic field lines along the lines of longitude from the North and South Pole of the Sun

Pertayaan :

1.  What is the author’s main purpose in the passage?

  1. To propose a theory to explain sunspots
  2. To describe the nature of sunspots
  3. To compare the umbra and penumbra in sunspots
  4. To argue for the existence of magnetic fields in sunspots


2. The word controversial in paragraph 1 is closet in meaning to?

A.  Widely accepted

B.  Open to debate

C.  Just introduced

D.  Very complicated


3. Solar particles are hurled into space by ?

A. Undetermined causes

B. Disturbances of wind

C. Small rivers on the surface of the sun

D. Changes in the Earth’s atmosphere


4. The word particles in paragraph 1 refer to ?

A. Gas explosions in the atmosphere

B. Light rays from the sun

C. Liquid streams on the sun

D. Small pieces of matter from the sun


5. How can we describe matter from the sun that enters the Earth’s atmosphere?

A. Very small

B. Very hot

C. Very bright

D. Very hard


6. What does the author mean by the statement Actually, the sunspots are cooler than the rest of the photosphere, which may account for their apparently darker color?

  1. Neither sunspots nor the photosphere is hot.
  2. Sunspots in the photosphere do not have any color.
  3. The color of sunspots could be affected by their temperature.
  4. The size of a sunspot affects its temperature.


7. The word they in the paragraph 2 refers to ?

A. Structure

B. Spots

C. Miles

D. Granules


8. The word consequently in the paragraph 2 could best be replaced by?

A.  As a result

B.  Nevertheless

C.  Without doubt

D.  In this way


9. In which configuration do sunspots usually occur?

A. In one spot of varying size

B. In a configuration of two spots

C. In arrangements of one hundred or more spots

D. In groups of several thousand spots


10.  How are sunspots explained?

  1. Sunspots appear to be related to magnetic fields on the Earth.
  2. Sunspots may be related to magnetic fields that follow longitudinal lines on the sun.
  3. Sunspots are explained by storms that occur on the Earth.
  4. Sunspots have no theory or model to explain them.


11. The sunspot theory is ?

A. Not considered very important

B. Widely accepted

C. Subject to disagreement

D. Relatively new

Jawaban :

1. B

2. B

3. B

4. D


6. C

7. B

8. A

9. B

10. B

11. C

Reading Comprehension 1


1.borrowed = dipinjam

2. abbreviated = disingkat

3. framework = kerangka

4.throughout = seluruh

5.complicated arias = arias rumit

6.  duets evolved = duet berevolusi

7. thoughts = pikiran

8. feelings = perasaan

9. composers continued =komposer terus

10. Greek tragedy = tragedy yunani

11. framework to the music = kerangka kerja untuk musik

12. beginning = mulai

13.designed to showcase = dirancang untuk menampilkan

14.musical piece written = karya music yang ditulis

15.process of creating = proses pembuatan



1. Although stage plays has been set to music since the era of the ancient Greeks, when the dramas of Sophocies and Aeschylus were accompanied by lyres and flutes, the usual accepted date for the beginning of opera as we know it is 1600. As a part of the celebration of the marriage of King Henry IV of France to the Italian aristocrat Maria De Medici, the Florentine composer Jacopo Peri produced his famous Euridice, generally considered to be the first opera.

2. For several years, the center of opera was Florence in Northern Italy, but gradually, during the Baroque period, it spread throughout Italy. By the late 1600s, operas were being written and performed in many places throughout Europe, especially in England, France, and Germany. However, for many years, the Italian opera was considered the ideal, and many non-Italian composers continued to use Italian librettos. The European form deemphasized the dramatic aspect of the Italian model. New orchestral effects and even ballet were introduced under the guise of opera.

Pertayaan :

1.This passage is a summary of?

A. Opera in Italy

B. The Camerata

C. The development of opera

D. Euridice


2. According to this passage, when did modern opera begin?

A. In the time of the ancient Greeks

B. In the fifteenth century

C. At the beginning of the sixteenth century

D. At the beginning of the seventeenth century


3. The word it in paragraph 1 refers to?

A. Opera

B. Date

C. Era

D. Music


4. According to the author, what did Jacopo Peri write?

A. Greek tragedy

B. The first opera

C. The opera Maria de Medici

D. The opera The Camerata


5. The author suggests that Euridice was produced?

A. In France

B. Originally by Sopocles and Aeschylus

C. Without much success

D. For the wedding of King Henry IV


6. What was The Camerata?

A. A group of Greek musicians

B. Musicians who developed a new musical drama based upon Greek drama

C. A style of music not known in Italy

D. The name given to the court of King Henry IV


7. The word revive in paragraph 1 could best be replaced by?

A. Appreciate

B. Resume

C. Modify

D. Investigate


8. The word plot in paragraph 1 is closet in meaning to?

A. Locations

B. Instruments

C. Stories

D. Inspiration


9. From what did the term “opera” derive?

A. Greek and Roman history and mythology

B. Non-Italian composers

C. The Italian phrase that means “musical works”

D. The ideas of composer Jacopo Peri.


1. C

2. D

3. A

4. B

5. A

6. B


8. C

9. C