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This text is for question 11 to 13
The Story of the Smart Parrot
A man in Puerto Rico had a wonderful parrot. There was no another parrot like it. It was very, very smart. This parrot would say any word-except one. He would not say the name of the town where he was born. The name of the town was Catano.
The man tried to teach the parrot to say Catano. But the bird would not say the word. At first the man was very nice, but then he got angry. “You are a stupid bird! Why can’t you say the word? Say Catano, or I will kill you!” but the parrot would not say it. Then the man got to so angry that the shouted over and over, “Say Catano, or I’ll kill you!” but the bird would not talk.
One day after trying for many hours to make the bird say Catano, the man got very angry. He picked up the bird and threw him into the chicken house. “You are more stupid than the chickens. Soon I will eat them, and I will eat you, too.”
In the chicken house, there are four old chickens. They were for Sunday’s dinner. The man put the parrot in the chicken house and left.
The next day the man came back to the chicken house. He opened the door and stopped. He was very surprised at what he saw!
three dead chickens on the floor. The parrot was screaming at the fourth
chicken, “Say Catano, or I’ll kill you!
Which statement is true according to the text?
A. The parrot could say Catano
B. At last the parrot could say Catano
C. Catano was the name at the parrot
D. The man never got angry at the parrot
E. The parrot could not scream.
What does the man do to the bird because the bird cannot say the name of a place?
A. The man ate the bird.
B. The sold the bird.
C. The man killed the bird.
D. The man taught the bird.
E. The man put the bird with chicken.
What is the communicative purpose of the text?
A. To persuade reader to be generous.
B. To inform the effect of patience.
C. To explain how to teach bird
D. To entertain the reader.
E. To present a story
This text is for question 14 to 17
Directions for Making Crunchy Fried Chicken
First cut the chicken into pieces, then boiled with 2000 ml of water or until slightly tender, remove and drain it.
Take a new frying pan, fill enough water, then enter the chicken, and spices, galangal, lemongrass, and bay leaves. Steam while turning occasionally, wait until chicken is tender.
Then add the coconut milk and stir until boiling.
Then lift the chicken, strained chicken broth seasoning, then dispose of the waste.
After a cold chicken broth, enter sago flour and eggs, salt and stir until the dough becomes soft.
Heat enough oil, dip the chicken into batter, fried until golden brown. Remove and drain.
Finally, strain used fry oil, then heat again with a small flame. Fried leftover flour mixture little by little, remove and drain.
What is the topic of the text?
A. Making fried chicken
B. Taking fried chicken
C. Offering fried chicken
D. Having fried chicken
E. Disposing fried chicken
When are you ready to fry your chicken?
A. After seasoning
B. After mixing flour
C. When oil boiled.
D. Before straining broth
E. After mixing dough.
The main material of making fried chicken crunchy is ….
A. bay leaves
B. coconut milk
E. sago flour
. . . remove and drain it. (paragraph 1)
The underlined word refers to . . . .
A. Cocunut milk
B. Frying pan
C. Sago flour
This text is for question 18 to 21
THE HORNED MELON
The horned melon, also called African horned cucumber, is an annual vine in the cucumber and melon family. It is considered to be the ancestor of the other cultivated melons. Often known by its nickname in the Southeastern United States, blowfish fruit, it is grown for its fruit, which look like oval melons with hum like spines and beans.
The fruit of this plant is edible, but it is used as often for decoration as for food. When ripe, it has a yellow-orange skin and a lime green, jelly-like flesh with a ta1t taste, and texture similar to a cucumber.
In Zimbabwe, this cucumber is called gaka, and it is primarily used as a fruitsnack, salad, and rarely for decoration. It is eaten young, mature green, or when ripe bright yellow/orange. lt grows naturally in the field s and also in the bush. However, some people leave some to rot in the fields for the next summer’s seeds/plants.
traditional food plant in Africa, this fruit is potential to improve nutrition,
boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable land
care. A long with the Gemsbok cucumber, it is the only source of water during
the dry season in the Kalahari Desert. Despite the fruit’s colorful appearance,
it is not found any significant uses in Western cuisine and been called
“astringent”, and the price is “exorbitant,
The important things of this fruit besides as a plain fruit in Africa is that ..
A. it has plain taste
B. it increases health
C. it can be eaten raw
D. it has unique colours
E. it can grow anywhere