National Exam preparation exercises. Grade: SMP/MTs. Text: Descriptive. Title: Losari Beach. (Latihan-latihan soal persiapan Ujian Nasional. Jenjang: SMP/MTs. Teks: Deskriptif. Judul: Pantai Losari).
Losari Beach is a beautiful beach located in the western part of Makassar, South Sulawesi. The beach has been an icon of Makassar for years and well-known for its beautiful sunset scenery. Many people spend their afternoon and evening times enjoying the panorama when the reddish sun looks like to sink to the sea.
Several years ago, Losari Beach was popular for its culinary providing traditional and modern cuisines. The culinary was located along the coast, approximately one mile length of the table and stalls selling various menus. For this reason, Losari Beach was also called as “the world’s longest table”. But, previously, the government of Makassar has moved and relocated it to the southern part of Losari Beach.
Located near the center of Makassar city, Losari Beach is easy to access. It only takes 10 minutes to drive from the harbor of Makassar and 30 minutes to drive from Sultan Hasanuddin Airport. Residents in Makassar usually go to Losari Beach by car, motorcycle or on foot.
1. What is the main idea of paragraph 1?
A. Losari Beach is a beautiful beach.
B. Losari Beach is an icon of Makassar.
C. Losari Beach is well-known for its sunset.
D. Losari Beach is enjoyed by many people.
- INDIKATOR: Menentukan pikiran utama paragraf.
- PEMBAHASAN: Pada paragraf 1, kalimat utama yang menjadi pikiran utama (ide pokok) terletak di awal paragraf 1, yaitu Losari Beach is a beautiful beach. Sedangkan kalimat-kalimat berikutnya merupakan penjelas atau anak kalimat dari kalimat utama tersebut.
- JAWAB: A
2. Why is Losari Beach easy to access? Because …
A. it only takes 10 minutes to drive from the harbor of Makassar.
B. it only takes 30 minutes to drive from Sultan Hasanuddin Airport.
C. it can only be reached by car and motorcycle.
D. it is located near the center of Makassar city.
- INDIKATOR: Menentukan informasi tertentu.
- PEMBAHASAN: Jawaban terdapat pada paragraf ke-3, yang menyatakan bahwa: “Karena terletak dekat dengan pusat Kota Makassar, Pantai Losari mudah diakses”
- JAWAB: D
3. “…beach located in the western part…” (paragraph 1).
The underlined word has a same meaning as ….
- INDIKATOR: Menentukan makna kata (sinonim).
- PEMBAHASAN: Makna kata yang sama/sinonim dari located adalah situated yang berarti “terletak”
- JAWAB: D