Soal Ulangan Kenaikan Kelas (UKK) Bahasa Inggris Kelas 8 SMP/ MTs Tahun 2020/ 2021

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Latihan Soal Penilaian Akhir Tahun (PAT) / Ulangan Kenaikan Kelas Bahasa Inggris 
Kelas 8 SMP/ MTs Tahun 2020/ 2021
The following text is for questions 1 – 2
Dear Zaky,
I’m sorry for cancelling our plan to go for Eid homecoming on Lebaran day this year. The government has banned the Eid homecoming tradition to curb the spread of COVID-19. I hope you are not upset. I think this situaton will get better soon and we will do it next year.
1. What is the writer’s purpose to write the text?
A. To ask for forgiveness for being upset
B. to tell when they will go for Eid homecoming
C. to inform what they will do on the next year
D. to inform the cancellation of going for Eid homecoming

2. What was their plan for the Lebaran day this year?
A. having Lebaran day together
B. gathering at Zaky’s house
C. going for Eid homecoming
D. cancelling for Eid homecoming

The following text is for number 3 to 5
To celebrate the upcoming Kartini Day, The students Board organization will hold some interesting programs. They are photo contest event, storytelling contest, and English speech contest. The programs will be held on April 21st, 2021. The storytelling contest and english speech contest will begin at 07.00 a.m.  While The photo contest event will start at 09.00 a.m. All classes must participate in the programs. For further information please contact the head of the committee, Anna Maharani of class 8A.
3. What is the aim of the text?
A. to invite students of class 8  to join all the programs
B. to announce the programs to commemorate the Kartini day
C. to give information about joining photo contest event
D. to tell about detailed information to register the programs in Kartini day.

4. The students Board organization will hold some interesting programs.
The underlined word is closest in meaning to ….
A. fascinating
B. provoking
C. dazzling
D. shining

5. What should the students do to participate in the program?
A. practice before joining the programs
B. contact the head of the committee
C. motivate other friends to take a part
D. support only interesting programs

The following text is for number 6 -8
6. It can be concluded from the text that ….
A. We must buy a mask before entering the building
B. We must wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart in the area
C. We should wear a mask to service the customer
D. You should wear a mask if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19

7. Whom is the text addressed to?
A. all people
B. the visitors of the building
C. the employees
D. the person who has confirmed positive of Covid-19

8.  Where do we possibly find the notice?
A. in a mall
B. at beach
C. in a park
D. in a restaurant

The following text is for number 9 -12
Punthuk Setumbu, a small hill located 4 km west of Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Central Java, is the best spot to enjoy sunrise with the majesty of the Temple as its background. The hill is standing 400 meters above sea level and able to hypnotize visitors with its astonishing landscape.
Punthuk Setumbu used to be a local farmland. After a photographer took a beautiful picture of sunrise at the top of the hill, this place is then converted to one of tourist attraction in Central Java. The summit is not too wide furnished with a gazebo, some benches to rest, and a unique photo spot hanging to its slope.
To enjoy the beauty sunrise, a visitor needs to get the top by trekking about 20 minutes from the parking area and is suggested to visit in dry season.
9. What is the text about?
A. the specific information of Punthuk Setumbu
B. the description of Punthuk Setumbu in general
C. the history of Punthuk setumbu
D. The location of Punthuk Setumbu

10. What was Punthuk Setumbu?
A. It was a place where locals cultivated their crops.
B. It was a sacred place for locals.
C. It was a tourist attraction in Central Java.
D. It was a place where photographers used to take pictures

11. To enjoy the beauty of sunrise, a visitor should go  ….
A. at a clear morning in wet season
B. at a clear morning in dry season
C. after rainy night in wet season
D. right before rain in dry season

12. It can be concluded from the text that ….
A. Punthuk Setumbu is the highest area in Magelang
B. Punthuk Setumbu is a local farmland
C. Visitors can only reach Punthuk Setumbu by motorcycle
D. Punthuk Setumbu is the best spot to enjoy the magnificent sunrise

The following text is for number 13 -15
Last holiday my friends and I went to Bali for a field trip. We went there by bus. When we arrived in Tuban, the bus stopped at a restaurant for a rest. My friends and  I got off the bus to have meal for lunch. Then, I went to the toilet. It took only a few minutes.
When I came out again, the bus I rode was not there. It had left! I looked for my friends around the restaurant but they were not there too. I felt shocked and confused. I  didn’t know what I had to do. Then I asked the security of the restaurant about the bus and he said that the bus had left about ten minutes ago. I thought that the bus had left when I was in the toilet.
I tried to call my friends one by one but none was answer my phone. I couldn’t do anything but pray and hope. After several minutes,  the bus came back. One of my friends knew that I was not in the bus and  told   the bus driver that I was left in the restaurant.
Then I got on the bus and walked to my seat. I was so embarrassed when all of my friends looked and laughed at me. I thought it was my unforgettable experience in my life.
13. What is the purpose of the text?
A. to describe the readers about phenomena
B. to tell about the writer’s past experience
C. to tell detailed information about the writer’s experience
D. to give information about the writer’s experience

14. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE according to the text?
A. The writer need a few minutes when he was in the toilet
B. The writer could not stop thinking about the incident
C. Finally The bus came back again to the restaurant
D. The writer did nothing when he knew that the bus left him

15. “I was so embarrassed when all of my friends looked and laughed at me”..
The underlined word has the same meaning with ….
A. ashamed
B. composed
C. separated
D. forced

16. Mother : How much are a kilo of watermelon?
Seller : It’s just Rp. 20,000
Mother : Can you make Rp. 15,000
Seller : I’m sorry, It is … we give.
A. cheap
B. cheaper
C. the cheapest
D. as cheap as

17. Fitri : I’ll go to Jakarta by train tomorrow.
Endah : Why don’t you take the bus?
Fitri : Traveling by train is …. than by bus.
A. comfortable
B. more comfortable
C. uncomfortable
D. more uncomfortable

The following text is for number 18 – 23
Last week David fell down a well near his house. His parents were not at home. His father was at the market. His mother was helping a neighbor. David called his younger brother, Paul.
Paul was ten years old. He heard his brother. He ran out of the house. He saw David at the bottom of the well. David was very tall and the water was not very deep. Paul brought a long piece of rope. He could not pull David out, because he was not very strong. He tied one end of the rope to a tree. Then David climbed up the rope. He thanked his brother. Then he went into the house to put on some dry clothes.
(Adapted from : Objective English Test)
18. What is the purpose of the text?
A. to retell about David’s experience when he fell down a well
B. to tell about David’s activities last week
C. to give information about the rescue of David from a well
D. to know why David fell down a well

19. Why did David call his brother?
A. he could not get into the well
B. he hurt his leg
C. he wanted to get out of the well
D. he was angry

20. It can be concluded from the text that ….
A. David is older than Paul
B. David is not yet ten years old
C. David is older than Paul’s father
D. David is as old as his brother

21. What did Paul do with the rope?
A. he climbed up it
B. he put one end round a tree
C. he tied one end to the bottom of the well
D. he dropped it all down the well

22. Which statement is NOT TRUE ?
A. Paul did not fall down the well
B. Paul could not pull David out
C. Paul thanked his brother
D. David was not Paul’s father

23. “He thanked his brother.”
The underlined word refers to ….
A. Paul
B. David
C. father
D. neighbor

The following text is for number 24 – 30
Complete the text by selecting the most proper words.
Now it is eight o’clock in the morning. Tom is in his house. He … (24) a letter to his friend, John. He is writing with a pen. It is not his pen. It is his sister’s pen. Her name is Susan. Tom … (25) at the table near a window. He can see his father. His father is in the garden. He … (26) some red flowers.
Tom’s mother is in the house. She … (27) her husband’s shirt. The shirt is white. There is a hole in it.
Susan … (28) a bird. She … (29) the bird some food and water. The bird is green. She … (30) to talk to it.
A. write
B. writes
C. is writing
D. wrote

A. sit
B. is sitting
C. sat
D. sits

A. cut
B. cuts
C. is cutting
D. will cut

A. mend
B. mends
C. mended
D. is mending

A. have
B. has
C. is having
D. had

A. give
B. is giving
C. gives
D. was giving

A. is like
B. like
C. likes
D. liked

The following text is for number 31 – 35
“What A Wonderful World”
By Luois Amstrong
I see trees of green
Red roses too
I see them bloom
For me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
I see skies of blue
And clouds of white
The bright blessed day
The dark sacred night
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
The colors of the rainbow
So pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces
Of people going by
I see friends shaking hands
Saying, “How do you do?”
They’re really saying
“I love you”
I hear babies cry
I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more
Than I’ll never know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself
What a wonderful world
Oh yeah
31. What is the song about?
A. a person’s love story
B. appreciating the beauty of surroundings
C. the warmth of family
D. A person’s strength in life

32. Based on the song lyrics, what is the singer like?
A. melancholic
B. pessimistic
C. friendly
D. rude

33. “I See Trees of Green, Red Roses too”
The lyric means that ….
A. there is always a chance for improvement and growth
B. there is always many obstacles for what we do
C. life is not as simple as people think
D. it is a sign of hope

34. The dark sacred night.
The underlined word has similar meaning to ….
A. prosperous
B. holy
C. blessed
D. fortunate

35. What is the message of the song?
A. friendship is the most important thing in the world
B. the wonders of nature and friendship are important
C. people should take care about environment
D. enjoying the beauty of nature is people’s right

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