Smart English Problems Seri X.3.7_1 Recount Text

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Read the text to answer questions 7 – 10!

At October 20th, 2018 I joined the Toraja Marathon, my first marathon. I had to run 42 kilometers to complete it. It is hard but I learned valuable things from joining it.

At first, I just wanted to get the experience of joining a marathon. I thought it would be one in a life time’s experience. After finishing it, I changed my mind. I wanted to join another one. I was interested to complete at least one more marathon and improve my time. I also experienced a good feeling between participants and the spectators, that made me happy. It was a very wonderful thing for me. So, I decided that I had to join another marathon the following year, because I was not satisfied with this first one.


7.    Why did the writer want to join another marathon?

A. To improve his time.
B.  To make himself proud
C.  To learn valuable things.
D. To participate in the event.
E.  To experience an interesting race.


8.    What is the main idea of the second paragraph?

A.  After completing the 42 kilometers, the writer felt upset.
B.  The writer felt tired when he had to run at 42 kilometers.
C. The writer found marathon to be fun and wanted to join again.
D. The writer found that marathon was enjoyable so he wanted to join again.
E. The writer thought marathon was hard so he stopped it as soon as possible.


9.    When did the writer change his opinion about marathon?

A.    Before the race.
B.    During the race.
C.    In the start of the race.
D.    After finishing the race.
E.    When preparing for the race.

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10.  … I was not satisfied with this first one, I decided that I had to join another marathon the following year.
The sentences can be connected by which of the following words?

A.    However
B.    Although
C.    Therefore
D.    Since
E.    If


Read the text to answer questions11 – 14!

Here is my unforgettable experience. One day I joined a speech contest. Adi, my friend, and I had been chosen to take part in the final round at the province level. I was very happy and want to win the competition.

For preparation, I had to memorize and understand the speech content well. My English teacher guided and taught us pronunciation, facial expression, and gestures. One day before performing, my friend and I were busy to prepare the props and costumes for the competition. Thing that made me sad was my teacher rented the prop and costume for my friend and not for me. My friend had a beautiful costume and luxurious prop. Although I just wore simple ones, I performed my best to win the competition.

The competition started, I got number 23 of 24 and my friend got number 13. I was nervous but I showed my best performance on stage. Lots people took photos and videos of me. Finally, anxiety was gone after I had finished performing. And then, the announcement came which made us uneasy. Luckily, I was chosen the first winner. I went to stage and all the judges congratulated me and gave a plaque, trophy and money. I was very happy.


11.  What is the writer’s intention to write the text?

A.    To tell her achievement.
B.    To win the competition.
C.    To describe her feeling to the teacher.
D.    To show her disappointment to teacher.
E.    To tell her expectation to be the winner.

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12.  Why did the writer feel sad before the competition?

A.    She had no luxurious gown.
B.    Her teacher really cares about her.
C.    Her teacher was not fair to her.
D.    Her friends did not support her.
E.    She had only a very simple dress.


13.  From the text, it can be inferred that ….

A.    practiced makes performance well
B.    being nervous helps perform well on the stage
C.    wearing simple clothes can help win the competition
D.    it is necessary to wear beautiful costumes for the competition
E.    beautiful costume and luxurious props are the requirements for the competition


14.  … I was nervous, I showed my best performance on the stage.
The sentences can be connected by which of the following words?

A.    However
B.    Although
C.    Because
D.    But
E.  If

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