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|Badang and the Singapore Stone
According to local Malay folklore, Badang began as a poor fisherman who plied his trade at mouth of the Singapore River. One day he caught a genie in his fishing net, and in return of his release, the genie granted Badang’s wish to be the strongest man alive.
Impressed with Badang’s enormous strength, the Rajah of Singapura appointed him as the imperial warrior. Soon, other kingdoms heard of Badang’s fame and sent their warriors to challenge him. The king of India, in particular, sent his kingdom’s strongest man Wadi Bijaya to Singapura for a duel. In the last contest, Badang beat Wadi Bijaya by lifting a huge rock and throwing it towards the Singapore River.
Ancient inscriptions were added to the rock, probably to commemorate Badang’s achievements but centuries later in 1843, the British colonial government blasted it to pieces. Known as the Singapore Stone, only a fragment remains, and is now kept in the Singapore History Museum.
1.Why did Badang become a strong man alive?
- Because He was a poor fisherman.
- Because a Genie granted Badang’s wish.
- Because Rajah of Singapura gave the power to him.
- Because Badang could beat Wadi Wijaya by lifting a huge rock.
2.What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
- The Rajah of Singapura was impressed with Badang’s strength.
- The Rajah of Singapura appointed Wadi to fight with Badang.
- Badang could beat his enemy by lifting a huge rock.
- British colonial government blasted Badang.
3.What can we learn from the story above?
- The weakness will be defeated by the strong one.
- Strength will not always give us a good win.
- The strong man will lead the world well.
- Only a strong man can defeat Badang.
|Long time ago there lived a king of a kingdom of Kediri, Raden Putra. He liked cock fighting. One of his wives told him that the queen had put poison in his food. The king was very angry. Without thinking deeply, he ordered his soldiers to bring the queen to a wood and kill her. But the soldiers took a pity on her as at that time she was pregnant. They did not kill her.
When the queen gave birth to a baby boy, she named him Cinde Laras. In his 15, he had a cock. Cinde Laras liked cock fighting, too. His cock was strong, so it won all fight. Hearing it, the king invited Cinde Laras to the palace for a cock fighting. In a fight, his cock could easily beat the king’s cock. Everybody was surprised when Cinde Laras’ cock crowed “Cockledodo, I am Cinde Laras’ cock, who lived in the wood, the son of Raden Putra”
The king was very surprised. Cinde Laras told him that he was the son of the queen who now lived in the wood. It made the king regretted his unwise decision. The King regretted his unwise decision. After that the king met the queen in the wood. Then he brought them back to palace and he punished his evil wife.
4.What does the text tell us about?
- Cinde Laras.
- Raden Putra.
- A cock fighting.
- A King of Kediri Kingdom.
5.Why did the soldiers bring the queen to the forest?
- Because the soldiers did not like the queen.
- Because the soldiers are asked by the King.
- Because the queen put poison into the King’s.
- Because the queen wanted to live in the forest.
6.What can we learn from the story?
- Be wise in every decision you make.
- Honest is the best attitude in our life.
- Patient will give us a peaceful life.
- Don’t worry about your future.
- Arrange these jumbled sentences to make a meaningful narrative text.
- When he returned home, his father told him that if he had helped the miners to dig, they would have bought his salt.
- The man next went to a house where a wedding was taking place.
- A stupid man was sent by his father to sell salt.
- There he dug a huge hole.
- He first went to a mining area but nobody there wanted his salt.
- This made the people angry and they chased him away.
The best arrangement is … .
- 3 – 5 – 1 – 2 – 4 – 6
- 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 4 – 6
- 5 – 6 – 3 – 1 – 3 – 4
- 6 – 1 – 3 – 5 – 2 – 4
|THE WOLF AND THE STORK
There was once a wolf who felt so hungry. He gulped down all his food as though his life depended on it. No wonder he had a chicken bone stuck in his throat! Luckily for him, a stork who happened to be passing nearby, heard his shrieks of pain, and she stopped, always ready to help wherever she could.
Just one look was enough for her to guess what had happened. At once, without saying a word or wasting anytime she site to work. It was going to be a very long and a very difficult job. But how could the stork help the greedy wolf?
At last, with the aid of her long beak, she got hold of the bone and pulled it out of the wolf’s throat.
Now, any other animal would have been glad to pay the stork for what she did. And, when the wolf began walking away, without even thanking her, she said as much. “You think I would pay you?” cried the wolf, finding his voice. “After digging into my throat with your long beak? You should be glad I don’t eat you, you ungrateful bird! Go away, and don’t get under my paws again!”
8.Where was the stork when she heard the wolf’s shrieks of pain?
- She was behind the wolf.
- She was far from the wolf
- She was near from the wolf.
- She was not close from the wolf.
9.What did the stork do to help the wolf from a chicken bone that stuck in his throat?
- She got hold of the bone with her short beak.
- She pushed the chicken bone with the aid of her long beak.
- She took the chicken bone with the aid of her short beak.
- She pulled the chicken bone with the aid of her long beak.
10.What is the moral value of the text?
- Don’t be an ungrateful people.
- No one can do something perfectly.
- Don’t blame yourself for something bad.
- Think first deeply before taking an action.
|One day while a mouse deer was walking in the forest, he saw a big, black snake sleeping under the tree. When he saw the snake, the mouse deer was frightened. When he wanted to run away from the snake, he suddenly fell on top of a tiger which was sleeping not far from the snake. The tiger woke up and took hold of the mouse deer. He told the mouse deer that he was going to eat him for lunch. ”Please don’t eat me now”, said the mouse deer. ”I have something important to do”.
“Look,” said the mouse deer. ”That is the king’s belt. He asked me to stay here and watch it while he was away in the forest”. The tiger looked at the snake and said, “That is a beautiful belt. I need a belt like that. Can I wear it?” He asked the mouse deer.
”Oh, all right,” said the mouse deer. So he picked up the snake and winded it around the tiger. Then the snake woke up and saw the tiger. The snake twisted itself tighter and tighter, until the tiger couldn’t breathe. The tiger asked the mouse deer to help him. But the mouse deer turned and ran away into the forest.
11. Where was the tiger sleeping?
- In the middle of the forest.
- Next to the mouse deer’s house.
- Near the black snake sleeping under the tree.
- Far away from the place where the mouse deer fell
12.what is the mean idea of the second paragraph?
- The story of the king’s belt
- The trick of the mouse deer
- The mouse deer and the tiger
- The beautiful belt and the tiger
13. After reading this story, we can learn that….
- we have to behave like the mouse deer
- we have to be careful with the mouse deer
- sleeping black snake was a dangerous animal
- we have to find a way to save ourselves from danger
| Once upon a time, Roro Anteng and Joko Seger lived on the foot of Mount Bromo. – After six years of marriage, they had not had any children. They prayed. pleadedto Gods for children. Their prayer was granted in one condition. They should sacrifice their youngest son to the Bromo crater
After sometime, Roro Antenggave birth to a child, and it happened every year until they had 25 children. They lived happy and forgot about the agreement. The mount Bromo erupted signaling that the Gods asked the couple to fulfill their promise. But they didn’t want their youngest son, RadenKusuma, to be sacrificed to the crater.
RadenKusuma learned about the deal his parents had made. Meanwhile the lava from the crater had made the people Iiving near the mountain suffered. Since RadenKusurna was a kind and noble man, he didn’t want his siblings and other people suffered because of him, Therefore he went to Mount Bromo and sacrificed himself to the crater, The eruption suddenly stopped.After that day, the Tengger people have given offerings to the crater, as RadenKusumahad sacrificed himself before.
14. What is the text about?
- Mount Bromo
- RoroAnteng and JokoSeger
- JokoSeger and RadenKusumo
15. From the text we know that Roro Anteng and Joko .
- agreed to their son’s behavior
- really loved Raden Kusuma
- disliked their youngest son
- let their son kill himself
16. What can we learn from the text?
- parents must not promise to do anything
- keeping our promise is unnecessary
- all parents love their children
- we have to fulfill our promise
- Arrange the following sentences into a coherent paragraph
- He was very hungry and weak
- Nobody wanted to help the little boy.
- Once upon a time, there was a little boy, who was poor, dirty, and smelly.
- He came into a little village
- He knocked at every door and asked for some food, but nobody cared about him
- Finally, a generous old woman helped him
- She gave him shelter and a meal.
The best arrangement of the sentences is…
- 5 – 1 – 7 – 4 – 2 – 6 – 3
- 3 – 6 – 2 – 4 – 7 – 1 – 5
- 3 – 4 – 1 – 5 – 2 – 6 – 7
- 5 – 1 – 6 – 2 – 4 – 3 – 7
A stupid man was sent by his father to sell salt. He first went to a mining area but nobody there wanted his salt. When he returned home, his father told him that if he had helped the miners to dig, they would have bought his salt.
The man next went to a house where a wedding was taking place. There he dug a huge hole. This made the people angry and they chased him away. When he returned home, his father told him that if he had beaten a drum and danced instead, the people there would have bought salt from him.
Then, he went to a village where there happened to be a fire. Rushing to the place, he started drumming and dancing, only to be thrown out by the people. His father told him that he should have poured water on the fire instead, if he wanted to sell salt there.
In the next place he went to, a couple were fighting with each other. The foolish man poured a bucketful of water on them, again to be chased away. His father later told him that he should have tried to settle the quarrel, in which case they would have bought salt from him.
In the final event, the man saw two bulls fighting with each other. He stepped in to stop the fight and was gored to death by angry bulls.
18. What did the man do when there were a couple fighting with each other?
- He tried to settle the quarrel.
- He told to his father about the fighting.
- He ran to the place and started dancing.
- He poured a bucketful of water on them.
19.“…the people there would have bought salt from him ” ( Par. 2)
The bold word refers to ….
- The miners
- The people
- The man
20. How many suggestions did the father give to his son?
21. What can we learn from the story above?
- We have to think twice to all the suggestions given
- We have to work hard to reach our dream
- We must do all the suggestions given
- We must learn how to be a seller
|A rabbit once lived in a forest with a lion. The lion was very proud. He looked down upon the rabbit. He often insulted her and beat her a lot. The rabbit could stand it no longer. She made up her mind to get rid of the lion by a trick.
One day the rabbit came to the lion and said, “Good morning, Sir! Just now I saw over there an animal who looked just like you. He said that he was the king of all the animals in this forest. He told all of us to obey him and be his servants.”
“Didn’t you tell him about me?” roared the lion.
“Yes, I did,” said the rabbit. “I told him how strong you were, but he said that no animal was so strong as he was.”
The lion was very angry and roared, “Where is he? Where is he?”The rabbit took the lion to a deep well and said, “He is down over there in the well.”
22. What is the best title of the text?
- The poor lion.
- The proud lion.
- The clever rabbit.
- The lion and a Rabbit.
23. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
- The lion’s effort to get rid of the rabbit.
- The rabbit’s anger seeing his refelection.
- The rabbit’s provocative words to trick the lion.
- The lion’s anger seeing his enemy in the water.
24. Which statement is true based on the text?
- The rabbit often insulted and beat the lion.
- The lion often insulted and beat the rabbit.
- The rabbit told the truth about another similar animal to the lion.
- The lion rushed to the well and drowned the rabbit into the well.
|A Dream of Nanke
(ÄÏ¿ÂÒ»ÃÎ)In Tang Dynasty, there lived a person called Chun Yufen, who thought himself a wise man but was not recognized by people then. So he often felt sad and drank down to pass his time.One day, he was drinking under an old pagoda tree, to the south of his house. he soon fell asleep and had a dream.
In his dream, Chun Yufen met with an atomy who introduced himself to Chun Yufen that he came to invite him to the great Kingdom of Pagoda. Chun Yufen gladly went there with him. He found himself into a fairy world with many red gates, magnificent palaces, luxuriant pavilions and beautiful gardens; in a word, it couldn’t be found in the real world.
The king appreciated him very much so that he was named the head of Nanke. Soon after, he married the king’s pretty daughter. Chun Yufen was so happy with the life there that he totally forgot his hometown and his family.
But it was not long before the kingdom was invaded by another country and Chun Yufen had to lead the troops to hold out the enemies. Unfortunately, his troops were defeated and his wife died. Chun Yufen was badly hit and he felt very disappointed to himself, so he decided to leave the Kingdom of Pagoda. In the end, he was sent home by the atomy. As soon as he arrived home, he woke up to realize what had happened was just a dream, which only took him a short time to have. There lay the half glass of alcohol on the ground in front of him. And there was an ant creeping on one of his feet. Looking down from the little creature he found an ant nest in the old pagoda tree. “Oh, it must have been the ant nest that I entered and took for that kingdom in my dream.” he murmured.
25. According to the text, Chun Yufen is ….
26. “How fabulous the kingdom is” is the main idea of paragraph ….
27. What is the best title of the text above?
- Nanke’s Kingdom
- A dream of Nanke
- The Tang Dynasti
- Yufen’s daughter
28. What can we learn from the story?
- It’s not good for people to live in their dream world.
- Living in a luxurious kingdom will certainly interesting.
- It is advisable for people to live in a very glamorous surrounding.
- The King of Pagoda invited Chun Yufen to marry his pretty daughter
28. “Unfortunately, his troops were defeated and his wife died.”
What does the underlined phrase mean?
- were conquered
- were praised
- were known
- were killed
Complete the paragraph below!
|Once, three fish lived in a pond. (30) … , just before the sun set, some fishermen passed by the pond and saw the fish. ‘This pond is full of fish’, they told each other excitedly. ‘We have never fished here before. We must come back tomorrow morning with our nets and catch these fish!’ So saying, the fishermen left.
When the eldest of the three fish (31) … this, he was troubled. He called the other fish together and said, ‘Did you hear what the fishermen said? We must leave this pond at once. The fishermen will return tomorrow and kill us all!’ The second of the three fish agreed. (32) ‘… ‘, he said. ‘We must leave the pond.’
But the youngest fish laughed. ‘You are worrying without reason’, he said. ‘We have lived in this pond all our lives, and no fisherman has ever come here. Why should these men return? I am not going anywhere – my luck will keep me safe’.
The eldest of the fish left the pond that very evening with his entire family. The second fish saw the fishermen coming in the distance early next morning and left the pond at once with all his family. The third fish refused to leave even then.
The fishermen arrived and caught all the fish left in the pond. The third fish’s luck did not help him – he was caught and killed.
- Last night
- One morning
- One evening
- Every afternoon
- will hear
- have heard
- I don’t know.
- Yes, I did.
- Is that true?
- You’re right.
The Legend of Nyi Roro Kidul
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess named Kadita. Because of her beauty she was called Dewi Srengenge. It means The goddess of sun. Her father was King Munding Wangi. Although he had a beautiful daughter, he was unhappy because he always expected to have a son.
The King decided to marry Dewi Mutiara. He had a son from her. Dewi Mutiara wanted her son to become a king in the future. She asked the King to send his daughter away. The King did not agree.
Dewi Mutiara called a black wizard to curse Kadita. She wanted Kadita’s beautiful body full of ulcer. Then, Kadita’s body was full of ulcer. It smelled bad. The beautiful princess cried. The King was very sad. No one could cure his daughter’s illness. The King did not want her daughter to be a rumor so he sent his daughter away. The poor princess did not know where to go. However, she had a noble heart. She did not have any bad feeling about her step mother.
She walked for almost seven days and seven nights. Then, she came to the South Ocean. The ocean was so clean and clear. She jumped into the water and swam.
Suddenly, there was a miracle. The ocean water cured her illness. She became more beautiful than before. She also had a power to command the whole South Ocean. She became a fairy called Nyi Roro Kidul or The Queen of South Ocean.
33. What cured the princess from her illness?
- The ocean.
- Her noble heart.
- The black wizard.
- The Queen of the Ocean.
34.Kadita’s beautiful body full of ulcer. (par. 2)
What does the underlined word mean?
35. Why did the send his daughter away?
- His son wanted to be a king.
- Her daughter’s body smelled bad.
- He did not want her to be a rumor.
- The princess had a power to command the sea.
36. What do we learn from the story?
- A good heart will guide us to get blessing life.
- The south ocean water will cure our illness.
- Be careful, others may trick us in our life.
- To get success we must walk far away.
|Once upon a time in faraway China, lived two brothers, one named Sam, and the other named TikkiTikkiTembo No SarimboHari Kari Bushkie Perry Pem Do Hai Kai KaiPomPom Nikki No Meeno Dom Barako.
One day they were playing near the well in their garden and Sam fell into it. TikkiTikkiTembo No SarimboHari Kari Bushkie Perry Pem Do Hai Kai KaiPomPom Nikki No Meeno Dom Barakoran to his mother, shouting,”Quick, Sam has fallen into the well. What shall we do?”
“What?” cried the mother,”Sam has fallen into the well? Run and tell your father!”
Together they ran to the father and cried,”Quick, Sam has fallen into the well. What shall we do?”
“Sam has fallen into the well?” cried the father. “Run and tell the gardener!”
Then they all ran to the gardener and shouted,”Quick, Sam has fallen into the well. What shall we do?”
“Sam has fallen into the well?” cried the gardener, and then he quickly fetched a ladder and pulled the poor boy from the well. Sam was wet, cold, frightened and felt so happy to be alive.
After a while, they were playing near the well again, and this time Sam’s brother fell into the well. Sam ran to his mother, shouting,”Quick, TikkiTikkiTembo No SarimboHari Kari Bushkie Perry Pem Do Hai Kai KaiPomPom Nikki No Meeno DomBarako has fallen into the well. What shall we do?”
“What?” cried the mother, “TikkiTikkiTembo No SarimboHari Kari Bushkie Perry PemHai Kai PomPom Nikki No Meeno Dom Barako has fallen into the well? Run and tell father!”
Together they ran to the father and cried,”Quick, TikkiTikkiTembo No SarimboHari Kari Bushkie Perry Pem Do Hai Kai PomPom Nikki No Meeno Dom Barako has fallen into the well. What shall we do?” And then he quickly fetched a ladder and pulled him, but the poor boy had drowned.
37. TikkiTikkiTembo No SarimboHari Kari Bushkie Perry Pem Do Hai Kai PomPom Nikki No Meeno DomBarako couldn’t be saved because….
- his name was too long and took a long time to get help
- his name was too long and made him unlucky
- his brother, Sam, could not do anything
- his brother, Sam, and his parents didn’t care about him
38. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
- TikkiTikkiTembo and his brother fell into the well.
- TikkiTikkiTembo and his brother played in the well together.
- The two brothers always played in the well together.
- When the two brothers were playing near the well, Sam fell into the well.
39. The story shows us that
- Sam could help his brother if he wanted to
- Sam did not know his brother had fallen
- Sam’s parents did not try to help Sam’s brother
- the well had no fence to protect people
40. What is the moral value of the text?
- Do everything that you can do!
- Do everything that you like to do!
- Don’t do the same mistakes!
- Don’t obey the parent’s warning!
|Sand and Stone
Ikhwan and Arif were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey, they had an argument and Ikhwan slapped Arif in the face. Arif was hurt, but he said nothing and wrote in the sand: “TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE.”
They kept on walking and finally found an oasis. They decided to take a bath. Suddenly, Arif slipped on moss, hit his head and started drowning, but Ikhwan saved him. After Arif gained his consciousness, he carved on a stone” “TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE.”
Ikhwan asked Arif, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you carvedon a stone, why ?
Arief replied, “when someone hurt us, we should write it down in sand wherewinds of forgiveness would blow it away and when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.
41. Why did Arif carve on a stone? Because ……………
- they have an argument
- his friend had hurt him
- he wanted to forget it
- he wanted to remember it
42. What is the main idea of the second paragraph?
- They kept on walking until they found an oasis.
- Arif slipped on moss and started drowning.
- They slipped on moss and started drowning.
- They like to write on the stone and sand. ..
43. What can you learn from the text above?
- Forgive people and remember one’s kindness
- Learn to carve your benefits in stone
- Learn to write your hurts in the sand
- Do everything well for everyone
44″………. but Ikhwan saved him.” (paragraph 2)
The underlined word refers to …………
- the friend of the writer
- the friend who saved his friend
- the one who had been slapped
- one of the reader’s friends
|There was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence.
The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily, gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold, his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came whenthe boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy should pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.
The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one.”
You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there.
45. Why did the boy drive fewer nails into the fence than he did before?
- The number of nails he got was limited.
- He had been able to control his anger.
- He lost his temper when he nailed the fence.
- His father suggested that he pulled out the nails.
46. What is the main idea of paragraph 2?
- The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence.
- The boy did not lose his temper after hammering the fence.
- It was easier to hold temper than to drive the nails.
- The boy did his father’s suggestion to control his temper.
47. What can we learn from the story?
- Do not hurt other people’s feeling.
- Everyone can get angry, so be careful.
- Do not be angry, because it hurts our heart.
- Making someone angry will hurt you.
48. “………. , they leave a scar just like this one.” (paragraph 3)
The underlined word refers to ……………
- the thing
- the scar
- the fence
- the hole
|The Legend of Toba Lake
There was a handsome man named Batara Guru Sahala, who enjoyed fishing so much. One day, he caught a fish. He was surprised to find out that the fish could talk. The fish begged him to set it free.
Batara Guru Sahala could not bear it. He made the fish free. As soon as it was free, the fish changed into a very beautiful woman. Batara Guru Sahala fell in love with that fish-woman and wanted to marry her. Batara Guru Sahala promised to keep the secret that she had been a fish and would never tell anybody about it.
They were married happily. They had two daughters. One day Batara Guru Sahala got very angry with his daughters. He could not control his temper. He shouted angrily and got the word of fish to his daughters. The daughters were crying. They found their mother and told her about it.
The mother was, very angry. Batara Guru Sahala broke his promise. The mother was shouting angrily, then the earth began to shake. Volcanoes started to erupt. The earth formed a very big hole. People believed that the big hole became a lake. Today the lake is known as Toba lake.
49. From the text, we know-that .
- Sahala’s daughters were a captured fish
- Sahala changed into fish too
- Sahala broke his promise to his wife
- the daughters and father are fish
50. What can you learn from the text above? We should …………..
- promise to our wife –
- promise to our husband
- break our promise
- keep our promise
GOOD LUCK …..GOOD LUCK……GOOD LUCK