The Listening Script of UN SMA/MA 2009

In this part of the test, you will hear some dialogues or questions spoken in English. The questions and the dialogues 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.

After you listen to a 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,

Man     : Sally, I lost my wallet. May I borrow fifty thousand rupiahs?

Woman: Sure. Here you are.

Narrator : You will also hear : What will the woman do?

You will read in your test book:

A. Leave the man alone

B. Drive the man home

C. Find the lost wallet

D. Lend the man money

E. Borrow the man’s wallet

The best answer to the question is D, “Lend the man money.”

Therefore, you should choose answer (D)


1. X: Nina, You look so pale. What’s wrong with you?

Y: My asthma flared up again.

X: Poor you. Was it troublesome for you?

Y: It was. Last night I could hardly sleep.

What are the speakers talking about?

A. The woman’s health problem

B. A troublesome woman

C. The woman’s new bag

D. The woman’s anxiety

E. The poor woman
2. X: Steve, what seems to be the problem?

Y:Well, I have a bad cold and the doctor gave me some medicine.

X: Listen, I suggest about that medicine, try this herbal one!

Y: Oh, no thanks.

What does the woman offer?

A. Herbal medicine

B. Some medicine

C. Fresh herbal

D. Cool drink

E. The doctor
3. X: I’m going to do my office assignment.

Y: But it’s a lovely day, Dear. Why don’t we go for a walk?

X: Can you wait a few minute? I have to finish this letter.

Y: Don’t take too long!

What is the woman suggesting?

A. Finishing the assignment

B. Doing the office’s job

C. Going to the office

D. Going for a walk

E. Writing a letter

4. X: Whose book is this?

Y: It’s mine.

X: May I borrow it? I do really want to read it.

What is the man interested in?

A. Buying the book

B. Lending the book

C. Reading the book

D. Discussing the book

E. Explaining about the book

5. X: What can I do for you, Mam?

Y: I’m looking for a science book.

X: Do you have one about chemistry?

Y: Well, You’d better check it in this catalogue.

X: Thanks.

Which picture goes with the conversation?

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A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

E. 5

Part II, Questions 6 – 10

Directions: In this part of the test you will hear some dialogues and questions spoken in English, followed by four responses, also spoken in English. The dialogues and question and the responses 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. You have to choose the best response to each question.

Now listen to a sample question!

Man     : I got a bad result in my test.

Woman: What! You failed again?

Man     : …

A. Let me try again.

B. I am fine, thank you.

C. Don’t worry, I’ll move.

D. Sorry, I’ve disappointed you.

Narrator : The best answer to the question “You failed again?” is choice (D), “Sorry, I’ve

disappointed you.”, Therefore you should choose answer (D).

6. X: Why do you look so upset?

Y: It seemed a hard day today. It was raining when I went to school. It was difficult to get the school bus. I have to  wait for twenty minutes before the bus came.

X: …

A. It must be fun.

B. That is good for you.

C. That’s really nice.

D. I’m teribly sorry to hear that.

7. X: We went to Bandung yesterday. We spent our time for shopping.

Y: So, what do you think about Bandung?

A. As long as you like it.

B. Bandung is the capital of West Java.

C. It’s a good place for shopping.

D. Bandung is not far from here.

8. X: It seems that you need something.

Y: My computer doesn’t work well. May I use this computer?

X: …

A. My computer is at home.

B. I don’t have a computer.

C.My computer is Sony Vaio.

D. Sorry, I haven’t finished typing my document.

9. X: Maria, did you type this letter?

Y: Yes, Sir. Anything wrong with it, Sir?

X: Yes, you did it very carelessly this time.

Y: I really apologize, Sir. Let me retype the letter.

X: …

A. I’m not happy with your work.

B. Your work is better than ever.

C. I think this is great.

D. Give me a second chance.

10. X: Hello John, what serious with you?

Y: Brenda, my friends and I are going skiing this weekend. Would you care to join us?

X: …

A. I’m just fine, thanks.

B. No, it’s too expensive to buy the book.

C. Yes, we went there together.

D. I’m so sorry I can’t, may be next week.

Part III, Questions 11 – 15

Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several monologues. Each monologue 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.

After you hear a 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.

This monologue is for question 11.

One of my favorite actors is in this picture. He is in his twenties. He’s white. He is medium height and quite well built. He’s got quite dark eye brow and short brown hair. In this photo he’s got a beard and the moustache.

11. Which picture goes with the description you have just heard?

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A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

E. 5

This text is for question 12 – 13!

There was once a poor woman who wished very much to have a little child. She went to a fairy god mother who lived near the green meadow in a valley. The woman received a barleycorn seed from the fairy. She went home and planted it in a flower pot. Several days later the seed grew up into a large beautiful flower. Surprisingly, the woman saw a little girl inside the flower. The sweet little girl was as long as a thumb. The woman gave her the name Thumbelina because she was so small.

12. What is the story about?

A. A fairy god mother

B. The barleycorn seed

C. The beautiful flower

D. Thumbelina, a tiny little girl

E. A poor man who lived in the forest

13. Where was the barleycorn seed planted?

A. In a valley

B. In the forest

C. In a flower pot

D. On a farmer’s field

E. In the garden meadow

This text is for question 14 – 15!

The polar bear is bear native to the Artic Ocean and its surrounding sea. An adult male weighs about  400-680 kg while an adult female is about half that size. Although it is closely related to the brown bear, it has evolved to occupy a narrower ecological niche, with many body characteristics adapted for cold temperature for moving across the snow, ice, open water, and for hunting the seals which make up most of its diet. Although most polar bears are born on land, it spends most of its time at sea. Hence its name meaning  ”maritime bear”, and can hunt consistently only from sea ice. It spends most of the years on the frozen sea.

14. What does the adult male weigh?

A. 400 – 480 kg

B. 400 – 680 kg

C. 480 – 600 kg

D. 680 – 880 kg

E. 880 – 1500 kg

15. Where does the animal live?

A. In the Arctic Ocean

B. In the Indian Ocean

C. In the Pacific Ocean

D. In the North Atlantic Ocean

E. In the South Atlantic Ocean

This is the end of the listening section.

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