The Listening Script of UN SMA/MA 2004

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 to 7

Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear a dialogue or a question spoken in English, followed by five responses, also spoken in English. The dialogue or question and the responses will be spoken just one time. 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 dialogue or question.

Now listen to a sample question!

You will hear,

Man                 : What do you think of my painting?

Woman           : …

You will also hear,

A.     I like painting.

B.     What a wonderful painting!

C.     Painting is a good hobby.

D.     You don’t like painting, do you?

E.     I don’t like painting.

The best response to the question is “What a wonderful painting!” Therefore, you should choose

answer (B).

1. X : Nita, I want you to meet William, a new student. He is from Australia.

Y : How do you do?

Z : ……..

A. How do you do?

B. Hi, how are you?

C. Are you alright?

D. Nice to meet you too.

E. See you later.

2. X : Mother, I have to go to school, but look at the sky. It is very cloudy.

I think it is going to rain.

Y : ……..

A. You don’t take an umbrella

B. I should take an umbrella

C. You are going to take an umbrella

D. I may take an umbrella

E. You should take an umbrella
3. X: Toni left for Bandung this morning.

Y: What did you say?

A. I said that Toni leaves for Bandung.

B. I said that Toni will leave for Bandung.

C. I said that Toni would leave for Bandung.

D. I said that Toni had left for Bandung.

E. I said that Toni was leaving for Bandung.

4. X : Nita, I need to talk to you. Could we meet at the 99 cafe?

Y : What time?

X : After work at 6 p.m.

Y : ……..

A. Surely not, wait for me there.

B. Okay, I’ll be there

C. I’m sorry, I meet you there
D. Sure, but I work over time

E. Next time, I will be there.

5. X : Here we are. Let’s see the menu.

There is tomato juice or orange juice. What do you prefer?

Y: ……..

A. I prefer orange juice better.

B. I prefer orange juice than tomato juice.

C. I like orange juice better.

D. I like orange juice to tomato juice better.

E. I’d rather have orange juice to tomato juice.

6. X : Would you like milk or sugar in your coffee?

Y : Neither thank you.

X : Sorry, what do you want?

Y : ……..

A. coffee not tea

B. tea not coffee

C. nothing to drink

D. black coffee without sugar

E. either milk or sugar in her coffee

7. X : Could you tell me when I can see the director please?

Y : ….

A. I will give you some money now.

B. You can give me your schedule tomorrow.

C. Yes, you could tell me now.

D. I will swim in the sea tomorrow.

E. Let me check the schedule first.

PART II Questions 8 to 12

Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear three conversations. After you hear a conversation and the question (s) about it, read the five possible answers and decide which one would be the best answer to the question (s) you have heard.

Conversation 1 is for question number 8.

X: The manager always comes early to the office. I wonder where he lives.

Y: I often see him driving his car to jalan Pakubuwono, Kebayoran Baru.

X: So he lives not far from the office then?

8. What is the dialogue about?

A. The manager’s car

B. The manager’s office

C. The manager’s house

D. The manager’s address

E. The manager’s driver

Conversation 2 is for question 9 and 10.

Officer            :  Can you say your name again?

Tina                 :  Tina Sulaiman.

Officer            :  Address?

Tina                 :  Jalan Sawo thirteen, Kebayoran Baru.

Officer            :  Latest education?

Tina                 :  Law, I graduated from the law faculty.

9.    What did the applicant graduate from?

A. Educational institution

B. Faculty of education

C. Law institution

D. Professional lawyer

E. Faculty of law

10.  Where does the applicant live?

A. Jalan Sawo thirteen, Kebayoran Baru

B. Jalan Sawo sixteen, Kemayoran

C. Jalan Seno thirteen, Kebayoran Baru

D. Jalan Jambu thirteen, Kemayoran

E. Jalan Sawo thirty, Kebayoran Baru

Conversation 3 is for question 11 and 12.

X         : There is a vacancy in today’s daily.

Y         : What job is offered?

X         : A part time chef in a Chinese restaurant, Sahid Hotel.

Y         : I would apply for the job.

X         : There is another vacancy, a waiter, in an Italian restaurant.

Y         : Being a waiter is boring.

11. What job would she apply for?

A. A Chinese teacher

B. A chef

C. A restaurant manager

D. A waiter

E. A Hotel manager

12.  What media released the advertisement?

A. A magazine

B. RRI Radio

C. A newspaper

D. Television

E. A bulletin

PART III Questions 13 to 17

Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear three short texts. After you hear a text and the question (s) about it, read the five possible answers and decide which one would be the best answer to the question (s) you have heard.

Text 1, questions 13 and 14.

Hayati Hutabarat says that she has found great satisfaction in her position in the company. But what about some other things in life those are still important to many women like marriage and children. Does Hayati regret not having time for these things?

13.  What is the text about?

A. Unmarried women

B. Career women

C. Married women

D. Women’s position in a company

E. Women’s lives

14.  What things are still important to many women?

A. Position in the company

B. Satisfaction in career

C. Having time for children

D. Career in the company

E. Marriage and children

Text 2, questions 15 and 16.

Farmers in Lampung and West Java are likely to face difficulties with the rice harvest in the next two months. As hundreds of thousands of hectares of rice field have been under threat of a long drought that has started worrying the two provinces.

15.  What is the text about?

A. The next rice harvest

B. Farmers in Lampung

C. Rice fields

D. Possible failure in the next harvest

E. Farmers in West Java

16.  What threatens the rice fields?

A. A long drought

B. The rainy season

C. Wet fields

D. Next harvest

E. Difficult farmers

Text 3, question for number 17

Although the telephone was patented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876, the first transatlantic telephone cable went into operation eighty years later.

17. When did the transatlantic telephone cable go into operation?

A. When he was still alive

B. Soon after he invented the telephone

C. Before he patented his invention

D. In 1796

E. In 1956

PART IV Questions 18 to 20

Directions: For each question, you will see a picture in your test book and you will hear a questions followed by five-statements. The questions and the statements will be spoken just one time. They will not be printed in your test book, so you must listen carefully to understand what the speaker says.

When you hear the questions and five statements, look at the picture in your test book and choose the statement that best describes what you see in the picture. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and mark your answers.

18. The man in the picture is ……






A. A pilot

B. A steward

C. A policeman

D. A bus driver

E. A manager

19. What are the young couples doing?







A. They are having meal at a restaurant.

B. They are talking in their class room.

C. The man is singing a song for his girl friend.

D. They are sitting relaxedly in the park.

E. They are sitting next to each other.

20. What are they doing?






A. The man is talking to his friend.

B. The man is whispering something to his wife.

C. The man is whispering something to his friend.

D. The two men are using glasses.

E. The two men are listening to their friend.


This is the end of the listening section.