The Listening Script of UN SMA/MA 2006

In this section of the test, you will have the chance to show how well you understand spoken English. There are four parts to this section with special directions for each part.

Part I

Questions 1 and 2

Directions: For each question, you will see five pictures in your test book and you will hear a dialogue followed by a question. The dialogues and the questions will be spoken two times. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers say.

When you hear the question, look at the pictures in your test book and choose a picture that suits the statement in the dialogues. Then on the answer sheet, find the number of the question and mark your answer. Look at the sample below!

Tape Script:

Man                 : Could you tell me what time the meeting will start?

Woman            : The meeting will start at 2 p.m. Narrator: Which picture illustrates the    statement?

Sample answer

Picture

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Picture (A) illustrates the dialogue. Therefore, you should choose (A)

1. X: Excuse me. What time does the bus leave for Surabaya?

Y: A quarter to ten.

Which picture shows the time?

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A.      I

B.      II

C.      III

D.      IV

E.      V

2. X: Did you go to the dentist?

Y: Yes, he pulled out one of my teeth.

Which picture goes with the dialogue?

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A.  I

B.  II

C.  III

D.  IV

E.  V

Part II Questions 3 to 7

Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several incomplete dialogues each followed by a question. The incomplete dialogues and the questions will be spoken two times. After you hear an incomplete dialogue and the question, read the five possible answers in your test book then decide which one would be the best response to complete the dialogue.

3. X: You have been very helpful. I thank you for everything.

Y: …

Which of the following is the best response to complete the dialogue?

A.      Sure, I will

B.      You are welcome

C.      OK, nice to meet you

D.      That sounds interesting

E.      See you some other time

4. X: I have been selected to receive a scholarship from a prominent university.

Y: ….

Which of the following is the best response to complete the dialogue?

A.      Please accept my condolences

B.      I am proud of your sister

C.      You must be very upset

D.      Congratulations

E.      Not at all

5. X: I dislike the film. It is terrible.

Y: ….

Which response is suitable to complete the dialogue?

A.      So do I.

B.      I had to watch TV.

C.      Oh, I got upset with her.

D.      That’s very kind of you.

E.      It was very good indeed.

6. X: What do you intend to do after graduating from high school?

Y: ….

Choose the best response to complete the dialogue!

A.      I want to get a job.

B.      Please, help me.

C.      It’s just for fun.

D.      Yes, it’s all right.

E.      That’s OK.

7. X: What subjects do you like best?

Y: ….

Choose the best response!

A.      English

B.      With pleasure

C.      School library

D.      Students and teachers

E.      Two cups of coffee, please

Part III Questions 8 to 11

Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several dialogues. They will be spoken two times. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the five possible answers in your test book and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you’ve just heard.

8. X: Tom, I need a lot of money today. My father is in hospital. Can you lend me some?

Y: Actually I have some money in the bank. But you know today is Sunday so I can’t withdraw it now.

Who is in hospital?

A.      The woman’s father

B.      The woman

C.      The man’s father

D.      The man

E.      The man and the woman’s father

9. X: I will never come to this restaurant again.

Y: Why?

X: The service is bad, the food is tasteless and the waiters are unfriendly.

What does the man express?

A.      Pleasure

B.      Gratitude

C.      Satisfaction

D.      Uncertainly

E.      Dissatisfaction

10. X: Don’t litter! We have to keep our environment clean.

Y: Oh, sorry.

How does the woman feel?

A.      She feels disappointed.

B.      She feels guilty.

C.      She hates the man.

D.      She feels happy.

E.      She likes the man.

11. X: Do you feel like coming to my sister’s wedding party next weekend?

Y: Oh, I would love to but I’m afraid I can’t. I have to accompany my mom to the dentist.

What does the man mean with his statement?

A.      He offers help.

B.      He asks for permission.

C.      He expresses sympathy.

D.      He refuses the invitation.

E.      He accepts the invitation.

Part IV Questions 12 to 15

Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear some short texts. They will be spoken two times. After you hear a text and the questions about it, read the five possible answers and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you’ve heard.

Text 1

Balinese love their traditional religious dances. Every village has its own gamelan orchestra and dance groups which dances of several ceremonies. Although the Balinese gamelan orchestra is similar to the gamelan from java, it’s played differently. Balinese dances seem more vigorous than those of java.

12. What does every village in Bali have?

A.      Dance teams

B.      A gamelan orchestra

C.      Traditional costumes

D.      A gamelan orchestra and dance teams

E.      A gamelan orchestra and traditional costumes

13. What do you know about the Javanese dances?

A.      They are not traditional dances.

B.      They are performed in religious events.

C.      They are very similar to Balinese dances.

D.      They are performed at several ceremonies.

E.      They are less energetic than Balinese dances.

Text 2

The population in Indonesia has reached more than two hundred million. It tends to increase from year to year. The uncontrolled population growth will cause problems in society such as health, education, housing and employment. Indonesia has been trying to overcome the problem by introducing a family planning program.

14. What is the text about?

A.      Birthrate

B.      Social problems

C.      World population

D.      Population in Indonesia

E.      Family planning program

15. How does the Indonesian population grow?

A.      It has reached not more than 200 million.

B.      It introduces the family planning program.

C.      It causes many problems.

D.      It grows very slowly.

E.      It increases rapidly.

This is the end of the listening section.

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