The Listening Script of UN SMA/MA 2011

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

PART I, Questions 1 to 4

Directions: In this part of the test you will hear some dialogues and questions spoken in English. The questions and the dialogues will be spoken twice. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers are saying. After you listen to the dialogue and the question about it, read the five possible answers, and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Now listen to a sample question.

You will hear:

Boy        : Do you use internet very often?

Girl          : Yes, I do. I use it for communication.

Boy        : How do you communicate with it?

Girl         : I send and receive emails, and I speak with my friends using voice mail.

What is the main topic of the conversation?

A.      How to use email

B.      Internet usage

C.      Receiving emails

D.      Voice mail

E.       Communication

The best answer to this question is “internet usage” therefore you should choose answer (B).


1. X: Holidays are coming up.

Y: What do you plan?

X: I’m going to Bali. I will go to some tourist resorts such as Tampak Siring, Bedugul, Kintamani, Kuta and Kute Square. I will go shopping, swimming, and see beautiful scenary. I’m going to be there for a week.

Y: Oh, it sounds wonderful. I envy you.

What is the main topic of the conversation?

A. Having a journey for a week

B. Going shopping

C. Going swimming

D. Beautiful scenery

E. Discussing holiday plans

2. X: Hello Jack. Where are you now?

Y: I’m still at the office. Why?

X: I need to see you. Please, wait for me there.

Where will the woman go?

A. She will go to school.

B. She will go to her factory.

C. She will go to the hospital.

D. She will go to the man’s office.

E. She will go to a department store.

3. X: When will you come over for dinner? Will you come tonight?

Y: Not tonight. I promise to go to a concert with my brother.

X: Well, how about Friday then?

Y: That sounds great.

Why is the woman not able to go to dinner?

A. She has broken her own promises.

B. She cannot cook the dinner well.

C. She is going to a concert.

D. She practices some sounds.

E. She will perform in the concert.

4. X: Look at me! Does this long red dress fit me, John?

Y: I don’t think so. I think the green long dress is better than the red one.

X: How about this short black one, then?

Y: Yes, that fits you. You look cool choosing that one.

Which dress fits the woman?

A. The short red one

B. The short green one

C. The short black one

D. The long red one

E. The long green one

PART II, Questions 5 to 7

Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear some incomplete dialogues spoken in English, followed by four responses, also spoken in English. The dialogues and the responses will be spoken twice. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers are saying. You have to choose the best response to each question.

Now listen to a sample question!

Man : Where are we going to stay?

Woman : At the Sun Hotel, near the beach.

Man : Why there?

Woman : ….

What will the woman most likely reply?

A. Stay there.

B. It provides excellent service.

C. There’s a hotel there.

D. It’s on the beach.

The best answer to the question is choice B “It provides excellent service.” Therefore you should choose answer B.

5. X: Do you have any problem with our service in this resort, Mom?

Y: …

What is the most appropriate response for the woman to give?

A. Sorry, I can not do it.

B. Thank you very much.

C. No, I’m satisfied with it.

D. Yes, please finish it.

6. X: The air pollution caused by cars and factories create green house effect and destroy the ocean layer.

Y: ….

What is the man most likely to reply?

A. It is good for our health.

B. Everything is fine, thank you.

C. Yes, this is very bad situation.

D. It would be delighted.

7. X: What’s the matter, Dara? You look sad today.

Y: My father is very ill and has been hospitalized since yesterday.

X: …

What is the most appropriate response for the man to say next?

A. I hope he will get better soon.

B. I think you should take a rest.

C. I am glad to hear that.

D. I suggest you cheer up forever.

PART III, Questions 8 to 11

Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear some dialogues or monologues spoken in English. The dialogues or monologues will be spoken twice. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers are saying. After you listen to the dialogue or monologue, look at the five pictures provided in your test book, and decide which one would be the most suitable with the dialogue or monologue you have heard.

8. X: Oh, I’m so exhausted.

Y: What’s the matter?

X: I ploughed the field by myself.

Y: Why didn’t you use the tractor?

Which picture shows the woman suggestion?

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9. X: I think I’ll take a kilo of pear.

Y: Sure. Do you want any apples, mangoes, or bananas?

X: I need a pineapple for my diet.

Which picture shows the fruit the woman need?

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10. I love adventure and riding fast. This vehicle is a great form of transport and can also be used in racing event. It is best suited to riding on dusty road and rock to race.

Which picture show the vehicle describe in the monologue.

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11. Located on the the southeastern side of Bali, Sanur beach is easily reachable from Den Pasar after this only a 5-10 minutes drive away. Sanur is a beautiful place to watch the sun rise, under the water and the sea base, enrich at the shore.  Its white sandy beach is perfect for swimming or relaxing.

Which picture shows the location in the monologue?

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PART IV, Question 12 to 15

Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several monologues. Each monologue will be spoken twice. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speakers are saying. After you hear the monologue and the question about it, read the five possible answers and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard.

Question 12-13 refer to the following monologue.

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is a British actor. He is best known for playing Harry Potter in the picture film series based on the popular book series. Radcliffe was born on 23 July, 1989 in Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, West London, England. He is the only child of Alan Radcliffe, a literary agent and and Marcia Jeannine Gresham, a casting agent who was involved in several films.

12. What is the main topic of the monologue?

A. An actor.

B. Harry Potter.

C. Popular book series.

D. Literary agent.

E. Daniel Jacob Radcliffe.

13. What is Daniel best known for?

A. Being born in England

B. Buying a popular book series

C. Playing Harry Potter

D. His mother being a casting agent

E. His father being a literary agent

Question 14-15 refer to the following monologue.

Ladies and Gentlemen, in case of emergency, take the life jacket, which is located under your seat. Pull the life jacket over your head, and then fasten the jacket tapes around your waist. Do not inflate the jacket until you have left the aircraft. The jacket will automatically inflate by pulling the cord. If it is not, you can blow into the tube to inflate it. A light is attached to the jacket for attracting attention. The life jacket should be released only in case of emergency.

The use of TV set, AM and FM radios and radio cassette recorder, walkman and any mobile phones are prohibited on board as they interfere with the communications and navigational system. We wish you an enjoyable flight.

14. Where is the life jacket located?

A. Over the head

B. Around the waist

C. Out site the aircraft

D. In the back of the seat

E. Under the seat

15. What can interfere with the navigational system?

A. Table

B. The life jacket

C. Mobile phones

D. The attached light

E. Tapes around the waist

This is the end of the listening section.

 

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