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Ujian mata pelajaran Bahasa Inggris sebenarnya bisa kamu taklukkan, asalkan mengerti dan paham apa yang dimaksud bacaan juga pertanyaannya. Mulai dari sekarang, lebih baik kamu banyak latihan Bahasa Inggris dengan cara banyak menonton film luar negeri, Youtube, mendengarkan musik, dan jangan lupa latihan soal.
Kali ini Quipper Video Blog mau mengajak kalian secara spesifik untuk mengerjakan soal Bahasa Inggris khusus narrative text. Kenapa? Karena materi narrative text ini banyak ditakuti, sebab harus membaca dan paham betul-betul arti tulisannya. Tapi, yakinlah dengan banyak berlatih kalian jadi bisa. Yuk, cekidot.
Contoh-Contoh Soal Narrative Text
This following text is for questions 1-4
Story of Rabbit and Bear
Once upon a time, there lived as neighbours, a bear and a rabbit. The rabbit is a good shot. In contrary, the bear is always clumsy and could not use the arrow to good advantage.
One day, the bear called over the rabbit and asked the rabbit to take his bow and arrows and came with bear to the other side of the hill. The rabbit was feared to arouse the bear’s anger so he could not refuse it. He consented and went with the bear and shot enough buffalo to satisfy the hungry family. Indeed he shot and killed so many that there was lots of meat left after the bear and his family had loaded themselves and packed all they could carry home.
The bear was very gluttonous and did not want the rabbit to get any of the meat. The rabbit could not even taste the blood from the butchering as the bear would throw earth on the blood and dry it up. The poor rabbit would have to go home hungry after his hard day’s work.
The bear was the father of five children. The youngest child was very kind to the rabbit. He was very hearty eater. The mother bear always gave him an extra large piece of meat but the youngest child did not eat it. He would take it outside with him and pretended to play ball with the meat. He kicked toward the rabbit’s house and when he got close to the door he would give the meat with such a great kick. The meat would fly into the rabbit’s house. In this way, the poor rabbit would get his meal unknown to the papa bear.
- What do you think about the rabbit?
A. He was angry
B. He was a good shot
C. He couldn’t use the arrow well
D. He has five children
E. He shot buffalo everyday
Dilihat dari pilihan jawaban di atas, maka jawaban yang paling tepat untuk pertanyaan no.1 adalah B. Lewat bacaan di atas, tepatnya pada paragraf pertama kalimat kedua, kita bisa mengerti bahwa pilihan jawaban lain tidak ada yang sesuai dengan definisi kelinci selain pilihan B. So, nggak salah lagi Quipperian kalau jawabannya adalah B.
- Why papa bear doesn’t give the rabbit meat?
A. He was poor
B. The rabbit doesn’t want it
C. There’s not enough meat
D. He was greedy
E. The mama bear wants it all
Untuk menjawab pertanyaan yang satu ini, kalian harus membaca dan mengerti secara keseluruhan makna bacaan. Sebab, pertanyaan ini adalah pertanyaan tersirat, alias tidak ada jawabannya langsung di dalam kalimat bacaan. Jika kalian sudah mengerti, maka kalian bisa menyimpulkan kenapa papa bear tidak mau memberikan dagingnya kepada si kelinci.
- “He consented and went with the bear and shot enough buffalo to satisfy the hungry family.”
The underlined word is closest in meaning with…
Nah, kalau untuk jenis pertanyaan ini kalian harus tahu juga beberapa sinonim atau arti lain dari suatu kata. Sebenarnya satisfy kerap diartikan dengan memuaskan. Tetapi, dalam bacaan ini satisfy digunakan untuk mengganti kata fulfil.
- Who gave meat to the rabbit?
A. Papa bear
B. Mama bear
C. The bear’s children
D. The youngest child of the bear
E. The buffalo
Berbeda dengan pertanyaan no.2, pertanyaan kali ini memberikan pertanyaan tersurat alias bisa kalian temukan langsung jawabannya pada bacaan. Kalau kalian melihat bacaan di atas, jawabannya tertera jelas pada paragraf 4.
This following text is for questions 5-7
The Magic Box
Once upon a time, there was a poor farmer who lived with his wife. One day, he dug up his field and found a big box. He took it home with him and showed it to his wife. His wife cleaned the box and kept it in their house.
One sunny morning his wife dropped an apple into it. Suddenly the box began fill up with apples. No matter how many the apples were taken out, more apples took their place, So the farmer and his wife decide to sell the apples and in short time they were able to live quite comfortably.
One day, the farmer dropped a gold coin into the box. At once, apples disappeared and the box began to fill itself with coins. Everyday, the farmer and his wife collected hundreds of gold coins from the box. Soon they became very rich.
Having heard that his son had gone rich, the farmer’s grandfather visited the couple. He was not very strong and he could not go out to work anymore. So the farmer asked the old man to help him take the money out of the box. When his grandfather told his son that he was tired and wanted to have arrest, the farmer shouted at him,” why are you so lazy? Why can’t you work harder?”
The old man didn’t say anything, and continued to work until he fell into the box and suddenly died. At once, the money disappeared and the box began to fill up with dead grandfathers.
The farmer had to pull them out and bury them. To do this, he had to spend all the money he had collected. When he had used up all the money, the box broke and the farmer was just as poor as he was before.
- What do you think about the farmer?
D. Love his parent
Dari bacaan di atas, kita bisa melihat bahwa jawaban yang tersirat adalah sang petani adalah orang yang pemalas. Ia tidak mau bekerja keras, hanya mengandalkan kotak ajaib yang ditemukannya saja.
- Which statement is FALSE according to the story?
A. The farmer found a big box in his field
B. The farmer is born rich
C. His wife cleaned and kept the box
D. The poor farmer was killed by his grandfather
E. The grandfather fell into the box and died
Dari bacaan di atas, jika kamu mengerti dan paham betul jalan ceritanya, maka kita tahu jawaban yang salah dari pernyataan di atas adalah pilihan D. Sang petani tidak dibunuh oleh kakeknya sebab dalam bacaan malah kakeknya yang meninggal akibat jatuh ke kotak ajaib.
- What did we learn from the story?
A. We must respect our parents
B. We must lean on the magic box
C. Be honest if you want to be rich
D. It’s okay to be poor
E. Success comes from hard work
Cerita di atas menggambarkan seorang petani pemalas yang hanya mengandalkan kotak ajaib untuk bertahan hidup. Tetapi, ia tidak sadar diri. Ia malah menjuluki ayahnya pemalas. Padahal, ayahnya bukan pemalas tetapi memang sudah tua.
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