Sunday, June 17, 2012
Muhammad Ahkam Arifin
Makassar is the provincial capital of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, and the largest city on Sulawesi Island. From 1971 to 1999, the city was named Ujung Pandang, after a pre-colonial fort in the city, and the two names are often used interchangeably. The port city is located at 5°8′S 119°25′E, on the southwest coast of the island of Sulawesi, facing the Makassar Strait. Its area is 175.77 km2 and has population of around 1.4 million.
Makassar is home to several prominent landmarks including the 16th century Dutch fort Fort Rotterdam, Trans Studio Makassar—the third largest indoor theme park in the world and the Karebosi Link—the first underground shopping center in Indonesia.
Makassar has several famous traditional foods. The most famous is Coto Makassar. It is a stew made from the mixture of nuts and spices with beef parts which include beef brain, tongue and intestine. Konro rib dish is also popular traditional food in Makassar. Both Coto Makassar and Konro are usually eaten with Burasa, glutinous rice with coconut milk and sauted coconut granule.
In addition, Makassar is the home of pisang epe, or pressed bananas. These are bananas which are pressed, grilled, and covered with palm sugar sauce and sometimes eaten with Durian. Many street vendors sell pisang epe, especially around the area of Losari beach.
(Adapted from en.wikipedia.org)
1.Where is Makassar located?
Answer key: Makassar is located on South Sulawesi.
2.Based on the text, what is the biggest city on Sulawesi Island?
Answer key: the biggest city on Sulawesi Island is Makassar.
3.What is the old name of Makassar?
Answer key: the old name Makassar is Ujung Pandang.
4.According to the text, what is the first underground shopping center in Indonesia?
Answer key: the first underground shopping center in Indonesia is Karebosi Link.
5.What is the most well-known food in Makassar?
Answer key: the most well-known food in Makassar is Coto Makassar.
6.It can be inferred from the passage that ...
Answer key: Makassar is one of the most favorite places to visit on Sulawesi Island.
7.What is the writer’s main point in the passage?
Answer key: Makassar is a great city to visit.
8.It is a stew made from the mixture of nuts….
Pronoun ‘it’ in line 14 refers to….
Answer key: pronoun ‘it’ refers to ‘Coto Makassar.’
9.Makassar is home to several prominent landmarks…
Look at the word “prominent” in the passage. Prominent is probably ….
Answer key: the word ‘prominent’ is probably outstanding
10.Many street vendors sell pisang epe….
The underlined word is closest in meaning to ….
Answer key: the underlined word is closest in meaning to ‘sellers.’