TRIK JITU MENGERJAKAN SOAL TOEFL2 DAN PEMBAHASANNYA (READING)
A Stradivarius violing is in total quality and respondens more quikly and easily to the touch than any other violin.Unfortunately,the secrets for making such a superb instrument were lost in 1737 with the death of Antonio Stradivari,the master craftsman who built them.Many attempts have been made to reproduce an instrument of such quality,but all have failed.It is believed that the secret lies in the wood that was used and the distinctive varnish,which ranges from orange to a deep reddish-brown color.Only around 650 Stradivarius violins are believed to be in existence today,and the cheap Stradivarius costs around a quarter million dollars.It is not surprising that a Stradivarius is sought after by great violinists and musical instrument collectors alike.
1.The main qualities of the Stradivarius are its
a.age and number
b.violinists and musical instrument collectors
c.tone and response
d.orange to reddish-brown color
(C) Dinyatakan bahwa Stradivarius tak tertandingi dalam kualitas nada dan merespons lebih cepat dan mudah daripada biola lainnya.
2.According to the passage,how many Stradivarius violins are there?
(B) Dinyatakan bahwa biola “650” Stradivarius “diyakini masih ada saat ini.
3.According to the passage,a Stradivarius that costs a quarter million dollars is
a.the rarest kind
b.the most expensive one
c.a cheap reproduction
d.an inexpensive one
(D) Dinyatakan bahwa Stradivarius yang murah harganya seperempat juta dolar.
In the twentieth century,architects in large cities designed structures in a way that reduced noice and yet made living as comfortable as possible.They used such techniques as making walls hollow and filling this wall space with materials that absorb noise.Thick carpets and heavy curtains were used to cover floors and windows.Air conditioners and furnaces were designed to filter air through soundproofing materials.However,after much time aand effort had been spent in making buildings less noisy,it was discovered that people also reacted adversely to the lack of sound.Now architects are designing structures which reduce underisable noise but retain the kind of noise that people seem to need.
4.Which of following is not mentioned as adsorbing sound?
a.filled hollow walls
b.thick carpets and heavy curtains
c.air conditioners and furnaces
(D) Saringan udara itu sendiri tidak disebutkan dalam bagian tersebut.
5.Architects are now designing
a.new techniques of sounproofing
b.the ideal noise
c.structures with some noise
(C) Arsitek merancang struktur yang memiliki jenis kebisingan yang tepat.
12.According to the passage,people live most cofortably with
(A) Tungku yang bising tidak dinyatakan sebagai salah satu kebisingan yang dibutuhkan orang.
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