Soal UN Bahasa Inggris dan Pembahasannya

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Soal UN Bahasa Inggris dan Pembahasannya. Kumpulan Soal Bahasa Inggris Lengkap Jawaban

Soal UN Bahasa Inggris dan Pembahasannya

This text is for question 1.

A Life Lesson

By Anonymous.

I lost my father when I was only nine years old. This was the biggest loss I have had. He was everything to me, his only daughter. We were so close. I did not lose him to death though. I lost him in a much harder way: I lost my father to drugs. He got addicted and started to ignore my brother and me. 
One cool summer night, my brother, a couple of our friends, and I were watching Scary Movie 3 in the living room. Around 9:30 pm, when I looked toward the kitchen, I saw orange and yellow flames reflecting off the door's window. It was a mess explosion caused by his careless actions under the influence of the drugs.

After the fire was out, I saw my dad run around to the backyard and jump into the pool. I knew then that he had gotten burned. He ended up confined in the hospital. After he got better, they put him in jail for a month under drug charges. I was so mad and hurt, and suffered from severe depression. It destroyed my health and my social life.

One day, one of my teachers stopped me in the hall to ask if I was okay. She asked if she could help me, if I would tell her what was going on. So I did. She helped save me and lift me back up. After a while, I started to feel and do better. She is now one of my greatest friends and mentors, and we talk daily. I could never repay her for everything she has done for me.
Through my experiences, I learned never to do anything without thinking of how it will impact the people around me. (Adapted from "A Life Lesson" Anonymous. Teen Ink)

1. The writer's father got burned …the mess explosion. Which of the following completes the sentence best?
A. since.
B. despite.
C. because.
D. because of
E. consequently.

Kunci Jawaban: D
Pertanyaan ini berkenaan dengan unsur kebahasaan dalam teks atau wacana. Dalam soal tersebut siswa harus memilih kata hubung (conjunction) untuk melengkapi kalimat rumpang yang diambil dari bacaan. Untuk menentukan kata hubung yang tepat siswa harus memahami penggunaan conjuction dan membaca teks untuk memahami makna kalimat untuk memilih conjunction yang tepat. Kalimat soal dalam soal tersebut “The writer's father got burned … the mess explosion”. 

Dalam kalimat tersebut the mess explosion di belakang rumpang merupakan noun phrase, oleh karena itu jawaban yang benar adalah because of (D), yang fungsinya menghubungkan kalimat “The writer’s father got burned” dengan phrase “the mess explosion”.

Pilihan A salah karena kata hubung since harus diikuti oleh klausa, bukan frase.
Pilihan B salah karena kata hubung despite diikuti klausa, bukan frase untuk menyatakan pertentangan.
Pilihan C salah karena kata hubung because diikuti klausa, bukan frase.
Pilihan E salah karena kata hubung consequently diikuti klausa, bukan frase.

This text is for question 2.

Little Boy with a Slingshot
Once upon a time Sammy and his sister Marie visited their grandparents at their farm. Sammy picked up a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the target. Getting a little discouraged, he headed back for the lunch. As he was walking back, he saw Grandma's pet duck.

Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly which hit the duck square in the head and killed it. He was shocked and grieved. In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the pile of woods. Marie had seen all from the window, but she said nothing. After the lunch, the next day Grandma said, "Marie, let's wash the dishes." Marie said, "But Grandma, Sammy told me he wanted to help in the kitchen."

Then she whispered to Sammy, "Remember the duck?" Sammy got nervous knowing his sister knew about the duck and if he did not obey, she might tell his grandparents about it. So, without saying anything, he did the dishes. Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing but Grandma said, "I'm sorry but I need Marie to help make a supper." Marie just smiled and said, "Well that's all right because Sammy told me he wanted to help." She whispered again to Sammy, "Remember the duck?" So, Marie went fishing and Sammy stayed to help. After several days of Marie taking advantage of Sammy, he finally couldn't stand it any longer. He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck. Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug and said, "Sweetheart, I know. I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing but because I love you, I've forgiven you. I was just wondering how long you would let Marie take advantage of you."
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2. What can we learn from the story?
A. Confess your mistakes and take away the load of guilt from your heart.
B. Other people may use your hidden mistake to make use of you.
C. By hiding your mistakes, you will feel guilty all the time.
D. We should not take other people's honesty for granted.
E. It is easier to make mistakes than to confess them.

Kunci Jawaban: B
Teks di atas merupakan teks narrative yang menunt pembaca mencermati peristiwa berdasarkan urutan waktu “Once upon a time”, “then”, “then later that day” atau urutan keterangan peristiwa, seperti “hit the duck”, “shocked and grieved”, “in panic” “hid the duck”, sampai dengan “did not obey,... might tell” dan “Sammy couldn’t stand it”. Sementara itu pertanyaan tersebut merupakan pertanyaan yang menanyakan pesan moral yang diusung dari keseluruhan cerita. Untuk menjawabnya siswa harus membaca teks secara keseluruhan dan kemudian memfokuskan pada informasi yang diperlukan sesuai dengan pertanyaan. Keterampilan membaca yang bisa digunakan adalah keterampilam membaca untuk menarik kesimpulan (reading for inferences).

Pilihan jawaban yang tepat adalah B: Other people may use your hidden mistake to make use of you (Orang lain bisa memanfaatkan anda dengan kesalahan yang anda sembunyikan). Hal ini didasarkan pada peristiwa dalam bacaan tersebut yaitu (1) Merie memanfaatkan Sammy untuk tetap membantu Merie karena (2) Marie tahu bahwa Sammy menyembunyikan fakta bahwa Sammy telah membunuh bebek tetapi (3) Sammy menyembunyikannya di tumpukan kayu.

Jawaban ini didukung dengan argumen sebagai berikut:
Out of impulse Sammy killed the duck,
Sammy didn’t tell anybody about it, because he wanted to hide it.
Marry had seen all but she said nothing.
Marry kept the fact in secret, in order to force Sammy to keep helping her.

This text is for question 3.

Doe University is pleased to offer our employees a new company savings plan. In cooperation with Doe Credit Union, employees may now have money deducted directly from their paychecks and put into a special account. We have a variety of special accounts from which to choose. Please refer to the enclosed brochure for more information.

This is a relatively painless way to save, and we appreciate the credit union's cooperation in assisting all of us in the difficult task of putting aside money for the future. If you have further questions or want to enroll in a specific plan, please call the credit union at 555-5555.
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3. How will the employees of Doe University save their money?
A. They will transfer from their account to a special account given by Credit Union.
B. Credit Union will automatically deduct from their paychecks monthly.
C. Their money will be deducted by Credit Union and put in a special account.
D. Their paychecks will be directly deducted from their account.
E. They have to put aside the money to Credit Union monthly.

Kunci Jawaban: B
Teks di atas adalah teks announcement yang memuat informasi tentang tawaran Universitas Doe bagi para pekerjanya untuk menabung. Proses penabungan dilakukan dengan cara pemotongan otomatis dari gaji bulanan masing-masing pekerja oleh Credit Union. Butir soal ini menanyakan cara para pekerja menabung. Informasi yang mengarah kepada kunci jawaban atas butir soal ini adalah bahwa Credit Union akan melakukan pemotongan otomatis dari gaji para pekerja setiap bulannya sehingga pilihan B menjadi kunci jawaban. 
Pilihan A bertentangan dengan informasi dari teks mengingat bukan para pekerja yang melakukan transfer uang mereka ke rekening mereka, melainkan Credit Union yang melakukan pemotongan dari gaji mereka.
Pilihan B menjadi kunci jawaban karena pihak Credit Union yang melakukan pemotongan dari gaji para pekerja setiap bulannya.
Pilihan C tidak menjadi kunci jawaban karena “money” bermakna uang pekerja secara umum, tidak bermakna gaji bulanan mereka. Pihak Credit Union memotong gaji bulanan pekerja, bukan uang pekerja secara umum.
Pilihan D mengandung kalimat distraktor bermakna rancu. “Gaji bulanan pekerja akan langsung dikurangi dari rekening” mengandung pemahaman yang keliru berdasarkan pemahaman dari teks.
Pilihan E bertentangan dengan informasi di teks karena bukan pekerja yang akan menyisihkan uang mereka, melainkan Credit Union yang melakukan pemotongan dari gaji mereka.

This text is for question 4.

Glowing candles add the perfect romantic touch to your dinner table or holiday spread. Burning candles often drip wax, however, leaving ugly blotches on your table. Melted wax is not hot enough to damage your furniture, but the color can leave a stain on light-colored wood, so it's best to remove the candle wax as soon as possible. If you act carefully, you can remove the wax without scratching or gouging the table.
Things You Will Need :
Blow dryer
White cloth
White vinegar
Fumiture polish

Test the vinegar solution in an inconspicuous spot underneath the table before wiping the surface of the wood. 
Never leave burning candles unattended.

Steps :
Soften dried wax with a blow dryer on medium heat. Keep the blow dryer 3 to 4 Inches away from the table.
Blot up the softened wax with a soft, white cloth.
Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar into 1 cup of water.
Dip the cloth into the vinegar mixture, and wipe away any leftover wax.
Clean your table with furniture polish to restore the shine.


4. How does the text benefit the reader?
A. It increases the reader’s awareness of protecting their furniture.
B. It provides essential information on tools to wipe candle wax spills.
C. It encourages the readers to collect more furniture.
D. It gives readers guided ways to remove candle wax spills.
E. It informs the reader’s important items at home.

Kunci Jawaban: D
Teks di atas adalah teks procedure yang memiliki tujuan untuk menyajikan informasi tentang langkah-langkah untuk melakukan sesuatu. Pertanyaan di atas merupakan pertanyaan yang menuntut siswa untuk menyimpulkan sesuatu dari teks tersebut. Untuk memudahkan siswa menjawab, dibutuhkan keterampilan reading between the lines atau inferences, baru menyimpulkan manfaat teks tersebut bagi pembaca.
Pilihan A salah, karena teks tersebut belum tentu menambah kesadaran pembaca untuk melindungi furniture mereka.
Pilihan B salah, karena teks tidak membahas peralatan penting untuk membersihkan tumpahan lilin.
Pilihan C salah, karena teks tidak mengarahkan pembaca untuk menambah koleksi furniture mereka.
Pilihan D benar, setelah membaca teks tersebut pembaca akan mengetahui cara-cara membersihkan tumpahan lilin di atas furniture tanpa merusak furniture tersebut.
Pilihan E salah, karena dalam teks tidak membahas peralatan penting di rumah.

This text is for question 5.

Bullying is the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others. The behavior can be habitual and involve an imbalance of social or physical power. It can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion and may be directed repeatedly towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a "target".
Bullying can occur in any context in which human being interact with each other. This includes school, church, family, the workplace, home, and neighborhoods. Bullying is absolutely wrong for several reasons. First, nobody wants to get bullied. Imagine if you or your family member is one who is being bullied. What do you think will happen to him/her? Nobody wants to live his/her life like a frightened rabbit, right? Second, the victims can make a revenge by telling their parents, teachers or even your principal about what you have done to them, and surely, you will be in a very, very big trouble. Finally, bullying can result in very serious consequences. Maybe it is done for fun, but the victims can consider it as a deep traumatic experience that can lead to depression, or even suicide. When that happens, surely you will forever be regretful.

From the facts above, it is clear that bullying is wrong, and it only brings negative impacts.

5. How may bullying be carried out?
A. People impose coercion on us to abuse us.
B. People experience traumatic experiences.
C. We reject an intimidation from others.
D. We distribute equal treatment.
E. We make people regretful.

Kunci Jawaban: A
Teks di atas adalah teks exposition yang mempunyai fungsi sosial menggambarkan sesuatu disertai argument yang mendukung. Teks di atas menggambarkan tentang dampak bullying atau kekerasan yang terjadi di masyarakat dalam bentuk kekerasan agama, suku bangsa, gender, ataupun kemampuan. Soal di atas menanyakan informasi tertentu tentang permasalahan yang diusung dalam teks. Untuk menjawab pertanyaan ini siswa harus membaca dengan ketrampilan scanning.
Pilihan A benar karena tercantum jelas pada teks, terdapat pada paragraph pertama; Bullying is the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others.
Pilihan B salah karena tidak menjawab pertanyaan bagaimana bullying terjadi tetapi lebih kepada akibat dari tindakan bullying.
Pilihan C salah karena jawaban tidak ada hubungannya dengan pertanyaan yang menanyakan bagaimana bullying bisa terjadi.
Pilihan D salah karena tidak ada disebutkan dalam teks.
Pilihan E salah karena lebih merupakan akibat dari bullying.
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