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How do people in Zimbabwe get the next summer’s seeds of the horned melon?
A. They grow the fruit in the bush.
B. They use the fruit for decoration.
C. They eat the fruit and leave the seeds.
D. They improve the nutrition for the fruit.
E. They leave some fruits to rot in the field.
From the last paragraph we can conclude that Western people … the horned melon.
D. do not eat
E. like eating
” . . . and it is primarily used as a fruit snack.” (paragraph 2)
The underlined word can be replaced by . . . .
This text is for question 22 to 25
Faster planes and cheaper flights are making it easier than ever before for people to travel. In the most ‘developed ‘ societies, visiting exotic places is a sought-after status symbol. The tourism industries of both developed and developing countries have recognized this fact and are learning to take advantage of it.
There are, however, some problems associated with this new industry. Firstly, there is the increasing crime rate. Some locals see tourists as an easy prey because, not only are they in unfamiliar territory and therefore less able to take care of themselves, but also they carry visible items of wealth, such as cameras and jewelry which can be disposed of quickly for profit.
Another major problem is health. With greater mobility comes greater danger of spreading contagious diseases around the world. One carrier returning home could easily start an epidemic before their illness was diagnosed. Moreover, the emergence of many diseases which resist antibiotics is causing scientists to be increasingly concerned about this issue.
Also to be considered is the natural environment, which can be seriously threatened by too many visitors. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, for example, is in danger of being destroyed by tourists and there are plans to restrict visitors to some of the more delicate coral cays
are just three of the reasons why any country should be wary of committing
itself to an extensive tourism development program.
Why does the natural environment become one of the serious problem associated with the faster planes and cheaper flight? Because ….
A. it easily started an epidemic before their illness was diagnosed
B. it can be destroyed by too many visitors
C. the health problem will increase
D. they carry visible items of wealth
E. it can increase crime rate
Why is the crime rate increasing due to the new industry?
A. Some tourists carry visible items of wealth.
B. The tourists are spreading contagious diseases.
C. The government is planning to restrict visitors to some coral cays.
D. The new industry makes the number of unemployment increase.
E. The tourists come by plane.
Paragraph 4 is mainly talking about the effect of the new industry to … .
“One carrier returning home could easily start an epidemic before their illness was diagnosed.” (Paragraph 3)
The underlined word means ….
This text is for question 26 to 29
A Memoir of WS Rendra
Willibrordus Surendra Broto Rendra, known as WS Rendra was born in Solo on November 7, 1935. He was a poet, writer, dramatist, cultural activist, and theater director. He was one of the most talented artists and often called “the peacock” by the press.
Rendra studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the same school as Marlon Brando, the greatest movie actor of all time. After he graduated, he returned to Indonesia in 1968, and he founded Bengkel Teater (Theater Workshop) in Yogyakarta. The group quickly astonished audiences with works that were artistically experimental. Rendra rose to fame as a poet in the 1950’s. He is also credited as the man who brought modern Indonesian theater to its maturity through his experimental works with Bengkel Teater. Rendra brought traditional expressions into modern context.
In 1969, he created a series of dramas without any dialogues where actors employed their bodies and simple sounds such as bipbop, and rambate ratahayo. The journalist poet Gunawan Mohamad dubbed ‘these experimental performances as a “mini-word theater.”
Rendra died at the age of 73, but he remained the most
influential poet in the country.