Rabu, 21 September 2011

Soal UN SMA > Discussion Text About Using Drugs in Sports

Berikut ini disajikan contoh soal Ujian Nasional untuk SMA/MA jurusan IPS. Soal ini adalah reading comprehension untuk jenis teks Discussion. Bacalah secara seksama, jika ada kata-kata baru, gunakan google translate untuk menerjemahkan.

Should Performance Enhancing Drugs Be Accepted in Sports?

The issue of using drugs to enhance athlete's performance is controversial. Those who agree to the use of drugs in enhancing performance say that most top players in all sports take drugs to train harder and feel no pain during play. The trainers, sports doctors, nutritionists, physiotherapists and managers of the big names make sure banned substances are taken at the safest and most efficient levels. The main effect of banning such substances has turned performers and their coaches into liars and cheaters.

On the other hand, some still believe that performance enhancing drugs in sport should be banned. Performance enhancing drugs are not only prohibited because they violate the spirit of sport but because they can damage the health of athletes.

I think the idea of allowing them in sports could lead to a situation whereby sportsmen and women are used as human guinea pigs for a constant flow of new, unregulated substances.

Pilihlah jawaban yang benar dengan  meng-klik pilihan A, B,C, atau E di dalam kotak yang tersedia.

1. What argument is given by those who disagree with the use of performance enhancing drugs?
A. Athletes health is badly effected.
B. Guinea pigs are awfully needed.
C. Athletes consume more drugs.
D. Athletes obey the rules.
E. Athletes perform better.

2. According to the proponents of performance enhancing drugs, the effect of banning them is that performers become
A. losers
B. winners
C. cheaters
D. hooligans
E. supporters

3. What is the writer's intention to write this text?
A. to persuade readers to agree with the issue.
B. to influence readers to oppose the issue.
C. to describe performance enhancing drugs.
D. to entertain readers with the issue.
E. to expose readers with the issue.

4. How does the writer feel about the performance enhancing drugs?
A. neutral
B. positive
C. negative
D. indefinite
E. pessimistic

Jawaban yang benar adalah:

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