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LOS ANGELES: Johnny  Ramone, a guitarist and cofounder of the animal punk band”The Ramone”, died. He was 55.
                Ramone died in his sleep on Wednesday afternoon at his Los Angeles home surrounded by friends and family.
                He battled against prostate cancer for five years, and was hospitalized in Juneat Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
                Ramone, born John Cumming, was one of the original members of the Ramones, whose hit songs I  Wanna be sedated and Blitzkrieg Bop, among others, reached the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
                Johnny Ramone was Found The Ramones in 1974 with Joey Ramone, DeeDee Ramone and Tommy Ramone, the only surviving member of the original band.

The Jakarta Post, Friday, September 17, 2004.   

1.       What does the text mainly tell us about …
a.       The battle against prostate cancer.
b.      Punk legend Johny Ramone died.
c.       The only surviving of the original band.
d.      The Ramones consisted of four persons.
e.      The original members of the Ramones.
2.       Which of the following sentences isn`t correct according to the text?
a.       Johny Ramone was 55 years when he passed away.
b.      John Ramone died on Wednesday afternoon at his Los Angeles home.
c.       Johny Ramone was hospitalized at Cedar Sinai Medical Center.
d.      Johny Cumming was the name of Johny Ramone`s son.
e.      Johny Ramone had been suffered from prostate cancer for five years.
3.       What is the communicative purpose of the text?
a.       to share with others an amusing incident.
b.      to describe how something is accomplished through a sequence of steps.
c.       to persuade the readers that something is the case.
d.      to inform the readers about newsworthy event.
e.      to present two points of view about an issue.


SHIPBUILDERS’ STRIKE CONTINUES
Government takes action

       The bitter strike over pay and redundancies has now lasted over 8 weeks. Shipbuilders have told their leaders to ‘fight to the end’ to stop dockyards from closing and 2,000 of their men losing their job.
       Sir Albert Pringle, chairman of British Shipbuilders, has asked Peter Arkwright, the president of the Shipbuilders’ Union, to attend a meeting next Thursday.
       Meanwhile, the Government has ordered Sir Albert to give important naval contracts to the Japanese.

  1. What is the text about?
a.       Peter Arkwright
b.      Sir Albert Pringle
c.       Shipbuilders’ strike
d.      British shipbuilders
e.       Shipbuilders’ Union

  1. The strike happened because …..
a.       the strike has lasted over 8 weeks
b.      workers wanted changes on pay and redundancies
c.       Sir Albert Pringle has attended a meeting on Thursday
d.      Sir Albert gave important naval contracts to the Japanese
e.       The shipbuilders’ leaders fought to the end to stop dockyards from closing

  1. Who asked Peter Arkwright to attend a meeting on Thursday?
a.       The strikers
b.      The Japanese
c.       The government
d.      The chairman of British Shipbuilders
e.       The president of Shipbuilders’ Union

  1. …. to attend a meeting next Thursday?
      The underlined word means …..
a.       guard
b.      look after
c.       be present
d.      accompany
e.       take care of

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SHIPBUILDERS’ STRIKE CONTINUES
Government takes action

       The bitter strike over pay and redundancies has now lasted over 8 weeks. Shipbuilders have told their leaders to ‘fight to the end’ to stop dockyards from closing and 2,000 of their men losing their job.
       Sir Albert Pringle, chairman of British Shipbuilders, has asked Peter Arkwright, the president of the Shipbuilders’ Union, to attend a meeting next Thursday.
       Meanwhile, the Government has ordered Sir Albert to give important naval contracts to the Japanese.

  1. What is the text about?
a.       Peter Arkwright
b.      Sir Albert Pringle
c.       Shipbuilders’ strike
d.      British shipbuilders
e.       Shipbuilders’ Union

  1. The strike happened because …..
a.       the strike has lasted over 8 weeks
b.      workers wanted changes on pay and redundancies
c.       Sir Albert Pringle has attended a meeting on Thursday
d.      Sir Albert gave important naval contracts to the Japanese
e.       The shipbuilders’ leaders fought to the end to stop dockyards from closing

  1. Who asked Peter Arkwright to attend a meeting on Thursday?
a.       The strikers
b.      The Japanese
c.       The government
d.      The chairman of British Shipbuilders
e.       The president of Shipbuilders’ Union

  1. …. to attend a meeting next Thursday?
      The underlined word means …..
a.       guard
b.      look after
c.       be present
d.      accompany
e.       take care of
This text is for questions 5 to 8.

       SINGAPORE : A supervisor was jailed for two months for reportedly striking his Indonesian maid on the head and back with a television remote.
       Muhammad Shafiq Woo Abdullah was brought to court in Singapore because he had physically hurt the woman on several occasions between June and October 2002, the Straight Time said.
       The magistrate’s court heard that Shafiq, 31, began striking Winarti, 22, about a month after she started working for him.
       He hit her on the head with the TV sets remote control because he was unhappy with her work. On one occasion, he punched her on the back after accusing her of daydreaming.
       S.S. Dhillon, Shafiq,s lawyer, said that his client had become mad when he saw his daughter’s face covered as she was lying in bed. He said his client thought the maid had put the child in danger.

  1. The text reported …..
a.       the arrest of a supervisor
b.      the working condition in Singapore
c.       an Indonesian worker in Singapore
d.      the Indonesian workers’ condition in Singapore
e.       a crime by a Singaporean supervisor towards his maid

  1. Which one of the following statements is TRUE according to the text?
a.       A supervisor was put in jail for more than 2 months.
b.      The supervisor gave many kinds of jobs to his maid.
c.       The maid has been working for him for two months.
d.      Winarti struck the supervisor with a remote control.
e.       The supervisor hit his maid’s head with the TV remote control.

  1. ….. he physically hurt the woman …. (par. 2)
      The underlined word is close in meaning to …..
a.       cut
b.      injured
c.       offended
d.      punished
e.       damaged

  1. Why did Syafiq punch Winarti on her back?
      She was accused of …..
a.       talking much time for herself
b.      not working properly
c.       working carelessly
d.      daydreaming
e.       being lazy
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