News Item Text dan Pembahasan Jawaban: Jakarta PostThe following text is for questions 1 to 3.
Indonesia wins 2-0, but falls short of qualifying
THE JAKARTA POST/PEKANBARU
Indonesia put in an impressive performance in their 2-0 defeat of Singapore, but still failed to qualify for next year's AFC U-22 soccer championship after finishing a third place at the end of Group E matches in Pekanbaru, Riau on Sunday.
The two goals for the home side, which welcomed Coach Aji Santoso back the sidelines from a four matches suspension, both came in the second half from Agung Supriyanto.
He scored his first goal from the penalty box before finding his second several minutes later. He beat a defender with a swift maneuver from the right flank and had the goalkeeper gasping as his thunderous goal blasted into the far post.
The young Indonesians collected 9 points, or just one point behind runner-up Australia, out of a six strong field of competitors. Japan topped the standing with a perfect collection 20-2 goal margin.
Singapore came in fourth with 7 points followed by Timor Leste with 3 points and Macau with no points.
In earlier matches in the day, favorite Japan continued their dominant form with a 5-0 drubbing of another tournament favorite Australia, while Timor Leste chalked up their first victory, a 4-1 over last-placed Macau.
1. Why did Indonesia fail to qualify for next year's AAFC U-22?
A. They defeated Singapore.
B. They got disqualified.
C. They finished in the third place.
D. They did not have the chance.
E. They showed impressive performance.
Pembahasan: Untuk soal ini bisa dilihat di text di atas yang berwarna merah. Admin EMC memilih pilihan jawaban B dengan berdasar dari phrase "failed to qualify" yang bermakna "got disqualified".
Ada juga yang menjawab C dengan berdasar pada phrase "after finishing a third place".
2. How did Agung Supriyanto get his second goal?
A. He let the goalkeeper keep the ball.
B. He beat a goalkeeper with a maneuver.
C. He welcomed Coach Aji Santoso back.
D. He kicked the ball from the penalty box.
E. He beat a defender with a swift maneuver.
Pembahasan: Admin EMC memilih pilihan jawaban E. Ada juga yang menjawab pilihan B. Semuanya berasal dari kalimat sama "He beat a defender with a swift maneuver from the right flank and had the goalkeeper gasping as his thunderous goal blasted into the far post".
3. What is the main idea of paragraph 1 ?
A. Indonesia failed to qualify next year's AFC U-22 despite their winning over Singapore.
B. Indonesia and Singapore participated in the AFC U-22 in Pekanbaru, Riau.
C. Indonesia's impressive performance has trounced Singapore by 2-0.
D. Indonesia did not perform well but could defeat Singapore by 2-0.
E. Indonesia could defeat Singapore by 2-0.
Pembahasan: Sudah jelas.