ENGLISH TEST FOR SECOND GRADE STUDENTS OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
When a young reporter interviews a senior journalist, there is a fear the latter will quickly recognize his or her weaknesses.
CNN’s senior international correspondent Nic Robertson, however, removed the fear as he appeared to be nice and friendly.
Based on CNN’s London bureau, the 41 years old British man joined the news network in 1991. And since then has been involved in some of the most significant news stories around the world.
He has followed events in Bosnia, Haiti, Rwanda, Afghanistan, and most recently, the war in Iraq. He reported in Baghdad since autumn in 2002 until he was expelled from Iraq, but returned immediately after Baghdad fell to the coalition forces.
1. The text mainly tells us about …..
A. an interview by a young reporter.
B. CNN’s senior International correspondent Nic Robertson.
C. a British man joining the news network in 1991.
D. the most significant news stories around the world.
E. a reporter following events in Bosnia, Haiti, Rwanda, and Afghanistan
2. The main idea of paragraph 2 is …
A. Nic Robertson is a senior reporter.
B. Nic Robertson is one of CNN’s Correspondents.
C. A young reporter removed Nic Robertson’s fear.
D. A reporter should be nice and friendly in interviewing Nic Robertson.
E. Nic Robertson’s friendliness makes young reporter fearless.
3. Based on the text , Nic Robertson ….
A. reported the war in Iraq
B. is a young international reporter
C. comes from Bosnia
D. is afraid of being in a war
E. joined news network last year
4. “ …. in some of the most significant news stories around the world.”
(paragraph 3 )
The underlined word means ……
5. Which statement is not true?
A. Nic Robertson is a senior
B. Nic Robertson’s office is in
C. Nic Robertson has been abroad
D. Nic Robertson is the
E. Nic Robertson is nice and friendly
The Greek word “tele” means far off. Telecommunications refer to long distance communications by radio, telegraph, telephone, and television. Most of today ‘s long – distance communications are electronics.
Telecommunication is very fast because the sound and picture signal travel as electric currents along wires, radio waves through the air and space, or light waves along glass fiber. Radio waves and signals travel almost as fast. Telephone and radio networks use communication satellite orbiting in space high above the earth.
Telecommunication system is any set of device and technique employed for the long-distance transmission of voice, facsimile, data, teleprinter, or television signals. All telecommunication system operated according to the same basic principles. They differ from each other mainly in the specific types of information handled and the media over which they are transmitted.
Familiar examples of such system are radios, television, telephones, telegraphs, and computer based data exchange or retrieval system. In most cases, telecommunication system transmit information via wire, radio or space satellite.
6. Telecommunication is very fast
A. The information is transmitted
B. The long distance communication is electronic.
C. The sound and picture signals travel like electric currents.
D. The communication satellites are orbiting in a space high above the earth.
E. All systems are operated according to the same basic principles.
7. Which statement is true ?
A. Telephone networks are
B. Telephone enables us to make
C. Telecommunication is just
D. Telephone meet you with
someone far away
E. Radio networks transmit sound and picture.
8. The topic of the second paragraph
A.Reasons why telecommunication
is very fast.
B.How radio waves and signals
C.The use of telecommunication
D.How the sound and picture travel
E. How the satellite orbits in space.
9. The word “System” ( par3 line 13 )
10. The word “transmit” (par3 line 18)
Irrigation is watering of land by artificial methods. It provides water of growth in areas that have long periods of little or no rainfall. The water used for irrigation is taken from lakes, rivers, stream and wells.
In the mid- 1980s, about 220 million hectares of land were under irrigation through out the world. This included about 17,700,000 hectares in Australia, the world’s driest continent.
The amount of water needed for farming varies with the type of crop and the climate. For example, rice requires more water than wheat that grows an a cool climate. Any from land must receive enough water to allow both for plants growth and for the evaporation of water from the soil.
In some countries, more water is used for irrigation than for any other purposes. Water conservation and irrigation schemes may be vitally important to a country’s food and agriculture production. As the world population grows , the demand for water increases steadily. More and more people need water in their homes, and industry must have additional water as production rises.
Irrigation requires large supplies of fresh ( unsalted ) water. The two main sources of fresh water are surface water and ground water. Surface water is water on the surface of the earth such as in a stream, river, and lake. Ground water is stored water on the earth’s surface in space between rock, grains of sand and other substances in soil.
11. What is meant by irrigation?
Irrigation is ………………
A. Watering of land naturally
B. Rainfall, lakes, rivers, stream,
C. Watering of land by artificial
D. The evaporation of water from
E. The amount of water needed
12. For what water conservation and
Irrigation is badly needed?
A. Australia, the world’s driest
B. 220 million hectares of land
C. a cool climate
D. 17,700,000 hectares of land
E. a country’s food and agricultural production
13. “It provides water for plant
growth in areas that have long periods of little or no rain fall.”
Those underlined words refer to ……
A. artificial methods – irrigation
B. irrigation – plant growth
C. water – irrigation
D. irrigation – areas
E. water – areas
14. The water that is stored deep in the
ground is ……..
D. surface water
E. ground water
15. The following are the advantages
irrigation except ………
A. supply water for plant growth
B. store water in the rainy season
and release it in the dry season
United Nation ( U. N ) is an organization of 159 nations that work for world peace and security and betterment of humanity. Countries of every part of the world belong to the UN. Each member nation sends representatives to UN headquarter in New York City, where they discuss and try to solve the problems.
The United nations has two main goals: peace and human dignity. If dispute rises between member countries, the UN will prevent them from starting again. But the UN tries above all to deal with problems and dispute before they lead to fighting. It seeks the causes of war and tries to find ways to eliminate them.
The United Nations has met with both success and failure in its work. It has been able to keep some disputes from developing into major wars. It has also helped people in many parts of the world gain their doing a completely effective job of peace-keeping. Serious financial troubles also weaken the UN.
The United Nations was established on Oct 24, 1945, shortly after World war II. As the war drew to an end , the nations that opposed Germany, Italy, and Japan decided that such a war must never happen again. Representatives of these nations met in San Francisco in April 1945, and 50 nations signed the UN charter. They were the first UN members, since then , more than 100 other nations have joined.
16. October 24th, 2001 is the …..
Anniversary of the United Nations.
A. fifty two
B. fifty three
C. fifty four
D. fifty five
E. fifty six
17. What is the other goal of the UN
besides peace and security?
18. Which statement is not correct
according to the text?
A. The UN always succeeds in job
B. The UN always tries to avoid fighting
C. Representative are sent by the members
D. After the world war II the UN was established
E. The serious financial troubles also weaken the UN
19. Paragraph one tells us about …
A. the goals of the UN
B. the definition of the UN
C. The establishment of the UN
D. The achievement of the UN
E. The role of the representatives
20. The UN seeks the causes of
war and tries to find ways to
eliminate them. The synonym
of the underlined word is ……
21. X : Two years ago there was an
old statue in front of this
Y : well, it ….. before the
Japanese soldiers arrived.
B. is hidden
C. had been hidden
D. is being hidden
E. has been hidden
22. X : Oh dear ! I forgot to bring
Y : That is all right. I …. you
A. I am lending
B. Will lend
C. Am going to lend
D. Will be lending
23. X : Which one is John’s aunt?
Y : The woman ….. with Mrs.
B. she’s talking
C. that talking
D. who she’s talking
24. Arrange the following utterances
To make a good dialogue between Tom and Romi.
1. Yes, I’m quite sure it will
2. Do you have any plan to do today?
3. How about going to the landmark building? There’s an agricultural machinery exhibition there
4. That’s a good idea . I agree with you , but are you sure . it will be interesting for us.
5. If so, let’s go now
6. No, why?
The right arrangement is ………..
A. 1 – 6 – 3 – 4 – 2 – 5
B. 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 1 – 2
C. 6 – 5 – 3 – 2 – 1 – 4
D. 4 – 3 – 2 – 6 – 5 – 1
E. 2 – 6 – 3 – 4 – 1 – 5
25. X : I’ll meet you outside your
office this evening …… your
work by the time I arrive
Y : Of course
A. Will you finish
B. Did you finish
C. Had you finished
D. Have you finished
E. Will you have finished
26. Farid : Tina, I think you can
Tina : What? Lusi, What did
Lusi : He said that ……. solve
A. He thought you could
B. What? Lusi, What did Farid
C. Had you finished
D. he thought I could
E. he thought I can
27. Irma : I have two free tickets for
the concert. Will you
Tina : Oh, that’s great
A. an agreement
B. a gratitude
C. an invitation
D. an opinion
E. a permission
28. Mega : Let’s join the club and
And practice our English
Doni : …. but I’m busy
A. I am afraid
B. I’d love to
C. I avoid to
D. I don’t like it
E. I’m not confident
29. Andri : I know you are really
interested in arts. Lets
go to the National
Museum next Monday.
Dewi : That sounds interesting,
but I am afraid we can’t.
the museum ……. new.
B. is renovated
C. will be renovated
D. is being renovated
E. has been renovated
30. X : ….. your camera?
Y : Sorry, I’m going to use it
for wedding reception.
A. Will I borrow
B. Hi, lend me
C. Shall I borrow
D. Do you mind if I borrow
E. Miss, show me
31. X : Are you going to college after
Y : Yes, I’m ….. to study
32. Ria : It’s breaktime ….. .. a cup of
Yudi : That would be very nice of
A. Shall I have
B. May you get me
C. May I offer help to get
D. Could you help me to get
E. Would you like me to get you
33. smokers are requested not to
smoke in a non smoking room.
Their cigarette smoke …. ruins
the fresh air is very dangerous.
E. in which
34. X : Have you submitted our
work to Mr. Anton?
Y : Not yet. He ……. his
office when I came.
C. would leave
D. has left
E. had left
35. My motorcycle is broken and
I don’t know to repair it. I will
A. ask someone repair it
B. have someone repair it
C. have it repair
D. have someone repaired
E. get it repair
36. Edi : Did you follow the
English speech contest?
Eni : If my English had been
good, I would have
From the dialogue, we know
A. Eni, wanted to join the
B. Eni’s English was poor.
C. Eni would study English
D. Eni has joined the speech
E. Eni’s English was good.
37. “ Would you go out with us
“ I would rather ….. home.”
C. to stay
E. that I stay
38. “ Is there a job vacancy in this
“ We had one but it …. a week
B. was filling
C. has filled
D. was filled
E. had filled
39. Anto : How can we put out
Eni : with water
What did Anto want to know?
He wanted to know how …..
A. he can put out fire
B. he could put out fire
C. they could put out fire
D. could we put out fire
E. she can put out fire
40. “Why don’t you buy that
“ I would if I …. enough
money with me.”
C. was having
D. will have
E. would have
41. “ I ‘m sorry I can’t go to the
movies with you. I have a
“ ……. I hope you will be better
A. have a good time
B. the same to you
C. that’s nice
D. I’m glad to hear it
E. That’s too bad
42. What present do you want
on your birthday, a computer or hand phone?
“If I should choose, I ….. a
computer to hand phone.”
C. would prefer
D. would rather
E. would like
43. When William approaches the
front door, every body should
hide away, …….. we can
surprise him O K?
B. so that
C. or else
E. as long as
44. “Will you come to my party
next Saturday night?”
“Sorry, ……………. by then.”
A. I am going to Bali
B. I will have been in Bali
C. I have been in Bali
D. I will be in Bali
E. I was in Bali
45. “Why is Tina angry?
“The teacher made her ……. the verbs”
B. to memorize