Sabtu, 03 Maret 2012

Soal UN SMA Bahasa Inggris dan Pembahasannya

Assalamu 'alaikum. Salam dari saya untuk pertama kalinya buat para pembaca sekalian. Saya akan membahas tentang soal-soal UN beserta pembahasannya. Kenapa? Sadar, woy! UN semakin dekat. Sebenarnya, sih itu tujuan sampingan. Tujuan utamanya adalah untuk nyelesain tugas TIK aku, hehehe.
Oke, langsung aja, ya gak usah ditahan-tahan (apanya ditahan?). Pada postingan pertama ini, soal UN yang akan dibahas adalah UN Bahasa Inggris. Saya hanya bahas 5 soal aja dari 50 nomor. Kalo semua dibahas, nanti para readers malas nyari jawaban soal-soal yang lain #boh Here we go!

1.   Each society has its own beliefs, attitudes, customs, behavior, and social habits. These give people a sense of who they are, how they should behave, and what they should or should not do. These 'rules' reflect the 'culture' of a country.
     People become conscious of such rules when they meet people from different cultures. For example, in some cultures, being on time can mean turning up several hours late for an appointment, even for a business meeting; in others, 3 p.m. means 3 p.m. Also, the rules about when to eat vary from culture to culture. Many North Americans and Europeans are used to having three mealtimes a day and organizing their timetable around them. In some countries, on the other hand, people often do not have strict rules like this - people eat when they want to and every family has its own time table. 
     When people visit or live in a country for the first time, they are often surprised at the differences that exist between their own culture and that in the other country. The most common way of comparing two cultures is in terms of their differences - not their similarities.
What does the writer want to tell you?
A.  Strict rules                                        D. Culture in a country
B.  Mealtimes day                                  E. Culture similarities
C.  Culture differences
Pembahasan :
Penulis ingin menggambarkan tentang perbedaan budaya suatu bangsa. Hal ini  dapat dilihat dengan jelas dalam paragraf kedua. Jadi, jawaban yang tepat adalah C.


2.  Which statement is TRUE according to the text ?
A.  There are no people becoming conscious of a new culture.
B.  There are no countries having strict rules of mealtimes.
C.  There are no strict rules of mealtimes in some countries.
D.  There are no problems for people who visit a country for

      the first time.
E.  There are no similarities between a culture is one country

      and that in another.
Pembahasan :
Baca kembali isi teks jika lupa. Kalo gak, langsung sikat aja. Jawabannya C.


3. "Being on time can mean turning up several hours late ..." (Paragraph 2).
The underlined words mean ...
A.  arriving                                           D.  exposing
B.  emerging                                         E.  displaying
C.  appearing
Pembahasan :
Turning up berarti kehadiran. Appearing memiliki arti yang sama, yaitu kemunculan. Kuncinya adalah C.


4.  Shifa    :  It's difficult for me to solve the mathematics
                      problem. I can't do it myself.
     Radita  :  Let's solve it together. I'll have my brother ... us if
                      we can't do it.
A.  help                                                  D.  helped
B.  to help                                              E.  helping
C.  helps
Pembahasan :
Penggunaan causative dengan objek manusia (my brother). Maka, kata kerjanya tanpa to. Kemudian, kata kerjanya ditambahi s karena my brother adalah orang ketiga tunggal. Sekali lagi, jawabannya C.


5.  Andre   :  Did you join the trip last holiday?
     Firdaus :  If my father had given me permission, I would
                       have joined it.
From the dialogue, we know that ...
A.  Firdaus joined the trip
B.  Andre didn't join the trip
C.  Firdaus really wanted to join the trip, but he didn't
D.  Andre wanted Firdaus to join the trip
E.  Firdaus's father permitted him to join the trip
Pembahasan :
Kejadiannya berbentuk lampau (last holiday) dan  Firdaus tidak diizinkan orang tuanya, walaupun dia ingin ikut. Lagi-lagi jawabannya adalah C.


Demikianlah pembahasan soal-soal UN Bahasa Inggris di atas. Selamat belajar :)

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