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  • 1. 
    Bridge breaks in Central Java, killing 5 people and injuring 29 othersA footbridge packed with tourists broke at a mountainous resort on Java Island Wednesday, killing five people and injuring 29 after they plunged into a rocky riverbed, police and tourist officials said. The victims were evacuated to three nearby hospitals, said Surono, an employee at the Baturaden resort in Central Java province, adding that they fell more than 20 meters (yards) after one of the steel cables holding the small bridge snapped. Local police chief Emron Putra Agung said five people were killed and 29 injured. The accident occurred as the country enjoys a weeklong holiday marking the end of the Islamic month Ramadan, when people traditionally flock to holiday sites. Baturaden, located 300 kilometers (190 miles) east of the capital Jakarta, is one of the most popular resorts on the slopes of Mount Slamet (3,428 meters, 11,246 feet), Java's second-highest peak.Which of the following statement is NOT TRUE according to the text?
    • A. 

      The broken footbridge killed five visitors.

    • B. 

      The accident happened at the end of Ramadhan.

    • C. 

      The victims were left behind without relief.

    • D. 

      The visitors were killed because of falling into a rocky riverbed.

    • E. 

      The bridge broke because of one of the broken steel cables.

  • 2. 
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Six U.S. soldiers were killed by a blast north of Baghdad on Monday, the U.S. military said on Tuesday, in one of the single deadliest ground attacks against American forces in Iraq in months.Three other soldiers were wounded after an explosion went off near their vehicles in the province of Salahaddin, the military said in a statement, without giving details. Salahaddin is a Sunni Arab insurgent stronghold.More than 3,170 U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.Iraqi and U.S. forces are in the third week of a security crackdown in Baghdad aimed at stemming sectarian violence. U.S. military commanders have expressed concerns that insurgents could step up attacks outside Baghdad.The text talks about ….
    • A. 

      Six U.S. soldiers killed by a blast

    • B. 

      Attacking against American

    • C. 

      A blast north of Baghdad

    • D. 

      A Sunni Arab insurgent

    • E. 

      The U.S. military

  • 3. 
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Six U.S. soldiers were killed by a blast north of Baghdad on Monday, the U.S. military said on Tuesday, in one of the single deadliest ground attacks against American forces in Iraq in months.Three other soldiers were wounded after an explosion went off near their vehicles in the province of Salahaddin, the military said in a statement, without giving details. Salahaddin is a Sunni Arab insurgent stronghold.More than 3,170 U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.Iraqi and U.S. forces are in the third week of a security crackdown in Baghdad aimed at stemming sectarian violence. U.S. military commanders have expressed concerns that insurgents could step up attacks outside Baghdad.Which of the following statements is NOT mentioned in the text?
    • A. 

      Insurgents could increase attacks outside Baghdad.

    • B. 

      Three soldiers were wounded after an explosion went off.

    • C. 

      The U.S invasion has caused more than 3,170 of its soldiers died.

    • D. 

      Six, US, soldiers died due to a blast north of Baghdad on Monday.

    • E. 

      Iraqi and U.S. forces are in the second week of a security crackdown in Baghdad.

  • 4. 
    Iraqi and U.S. forces are in the third week of a security crackdown in Baghdad aimed at stemming sectarian violence. (Paragraph3)The underlined word means….
    • A. 

      Line

    • B. 

      Guard

    • C. 

      Attack

    • D. 

      Clean-up

    • E. 

      Protection

  • 5. 
    Bridge breaks in Central Java, killing 5 people and injuring 29 othersA footbridge packed with tourists broke at a mountainous resort on Java Island Wednesday, killing five people and injuring 29 after they plunged into a rocky riverbed, police and tourist officials said. The victims were evacuated to three nearby hospitals, said Surono, an employee at the Baturaden resort in Central Java province, adding that they fell more than 20 meters (yards) after one of the steel cables holding the small bridge snapped. Local police chief Emron Putra Agung said five people were killed and 29 injured. The accident occurred as the country enjoys a weeklong holiday marking the end of the Islamic month Ramadan, when people traditionally flock to holiday sites. Baturaden, located 300 kilometers (190 miles) east of the capital Jakarta, is one of the most popular resorts on the slopes of Mount Slamet (3,428 meters, 11,246 feet), Java's second-highest peak.The text tells us about ….
    • A. 

      the evacuation of the victims.

    • B. 

      The tourist resort in Central Java.

    • C. 

      the killing of five visitors in Baturaden.

    • D. 

      the accident on the broken bridge in Baturaden.

    • E. 

      the popular tourist resort in Central Java.

  • 6. 
    Bridge breaks in Central Java, killing 5 people and injuring 29 othersA footbridge packed with tourists broke at a mountainous resort on Java Island Wednesday, killing five people and injuring 29 after they plunged into a rocky riverbed, police and tourist officials said. The victims were evacuated to three nearby hospitals, said Surono, an employee at the Baturaden resort in Central Java province, adding that they fell more than 20 meters (yards) after one of the steel cables holding the small bridge snapped. Local police chief Emron Putra Agung said five people were killed and 29 injured. The accident occurred as the country enjoys a weeklong holiday marking the end of the Islamic month Ramadan, when people traditionally flock to holiday sites. Baturaden, located 300 kilometers (190 miles) east of the capital Jakarta, is one of the most popular resorts on the slopes of Mount Slamet (3,428 meters, 11,246 feet), Java's second-highest peak.What is the similar meaning of the words “plunged into”?
    • A. 

      Fell back

    • B. 

      Fell away

    • C. 

      Fell off

    • D. 

      Fell on

    • E. 

      Fell down

  • 7. 
    Lapindo Brantas Inc. is dumping contaminated water from the Sidoarjo mudflow disaster directly into the Porong River without treating it first as promised, witnesses claim. The company has denied it has dumped untreated water into the river. Witnesses claimed they had seen water from retaining ponds being channeled directly into the river. The two pipes were connected to the river from one of the ponds near Pejarakan Jabon village. Three pumps have also been installed to distribute water from the pond to the river. A TV journalist, Medi, said the pipes were set up in Thursday by soldiers from the Kepanjen battalion in Malang. Of the two pipes, only one was operating Friday, he said. State Minister of Environment Rachmat Witoelar earlier said the water must not be dumped into seas or rivers without being treated. The ministry earlier said the mud was non-toxic and safe, despite a study published in a government magazine that said the mud contained a number of dangerous chemicals.Which one is the correct statement? 
    • A. 

      The company conceal from the local people about the untreated water flow into the river

    • B. 

      The company conceal from the local people about the water distribution into the pond

  • 8. 
    Lapindo Brantas Inc. is dumping contaminated water from the Sidoarjo mudflow disaster directly into the Porong River without treating it first as promised, witnesses claim. The company has denied it has dumped untreated water into the river. Witnesses claimed they had seen water from retaining ponds being channeled directly into the river. The two pipes were connected to the river from one of the ponds near Pejarakan Jabon village. Three pumps have also been installed to distribute water from the pond to the river. A TV journalist, Medi, said the pipes were set up in Thursday by soldiers from the Kepanjen battalion in Malang. Of the two pipes, only one was operating Friday, he said. State Minister of Environment Rachmat Witoelar earlier said the water must not be dumped into seas or rivers without being treated. The ministry earlier said the mud was non-toxic and safe, despite a study published in a government magazine that said the mud contained a number of dangerous chemicals.Which one is the correct statement? 
    • A. 

      The purpose of the text is to inform the readers about Sidoarjo mudflow disaster

    • B. 

      The purpose of the text is to tell the readers about dumping contaminated water at Sidoarjo

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      "it" in the underlined sentence at second paragraph refers to "Lapindo Brantas"

    • B. 

      "it" in the underlined sentence at second paragraph refers to "mud"

  • 10. 
    Lapindo Brantas Inc. is dumping contaminated water from the Sidoarjo mudflow disaster directly into the Porong River without treating it first as promised, witnesses claim. The company has denied it has dumped untreated water into the river. Witnesses claimed they had seen water from retaining ponds being channeled directly into the river. The two pipes were connected to the river from one of the ponds near Pejarakan Jabon village. Three pumps have also been installed to distribute water from the pond to the river. A TV journalist, Medi, said the pipes were set up in Thursday by soldiers from the Kepanjen battalion in Malang. Of the two pipes, only one was operating Friday, he said. State Minister of Environment Rachmat Witoelar earlier said the water must not be dumped into seas or rivers without being treated. The ministry earlier said the mud was non-toxic and safe, despite a study published in a government magazine that said the mud contained a number of dangerous chemicals.
    • A. 

      'publish' in the underlined sentence means 'issued'

    • B. 

      'publish' in the underlined sentence means 'broadcasted'