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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Soal TOEFL dan Pembahasan Reading James Whistler

Soal TOEFL dan Pembahasan Reading James Whistler

Tes TOEFL yang umum diselenggarakan untuk saat ini di Indonesia ialah tes TOEFL ITP. Pada tes TOEFL ITP, peserta tes akan menemui tiga sesi. Sesi pertama yaitu listening comprehension; yang ke dua structure and written expression; dan yang ke tiga ialah sesi reading comprehension

Untuk sesi reading comprehension -sebagai sesi tes terakhir yang diujikan pada tes TOEFL ITP- menguji kemampuan peserta tes dalam memahami teks berbahasa Inggris. Hal-hal yang ditanyakan termasuk main idea, pronoun, vocabulary meaning, detail information, dan jenis soal lainnya. 

Untuk menambah wawasan Anda dalam menjawab soal TOEFL sesi reading comrehension, kami sarankan untuk mencari info lebih luas terkait tips dan trik dalam pengerjaan soal TOEFL sesi reading. Dalam  situs resmi Pusat TOEFL, Anda boleh membaca 7 Tips Menjawab Soal Reading TOEFL dengan Baik.

Akhir kata, semoga dengan soal-soal TOEFL yang tersedia dan materi TOEFL lainnya pada situs resmi Pusat TOEFL ini dapat memudahkan Anda dalam menjawab soal TOEFL ke depannya.

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Soal TOEFL

The next artist in this survey of American artist is James Whistler; he is included in this survey of American artist because he was born in the United States, although the majority of his artwork was completed in Europe. Whistler was born in Massachusetts in 1834, but nine years later his father moved the family to St. Petersburg, Russia, to work on the construction of a railroad. The family returned to the United States in 1849. Two years later Whistler entered the U.S. military academy at West Point, but he was unable to graduate. At the age of twenty-one Whistler went to Europe to study art despite familial objections, and he remained in Europe until his death.

Whistler worked in various art forms, including etchings and lithographs. However, he is most famous for his paintings, particularly Arrangement in Gray and Black No. 1: Portrait of the Artist’s Mother or Whistler’s Mother, as it is more commonly known. This painting shows a side view of Whistler’s mother, dressed I black and posing against a gray wall. The asymmetrical nature of the portrait, with his mother seated off-center, is highly characteristic of Whistler’s work.

1. The paragraph preceding this passage most likely discusses
A. a survey of eighteenth-century art
B. a different American artist
C. Whistler’s other famous paintings
D. European artists

2. Which of the following best describes the information in the passage?
A. Several artists are presented
B. One artist’s life and works are described
C. Various paintings are contrasted
D. Whistler’s family life is outlined.

3. Whistler is considered an American artist because
A. he was born in America
B. he spent most of his life in Americat
C. he served in the U.S. military
D. he created most of his famous art in America

4. The world “majority” in line 2 is closest in meaning to
A. seniority
B. maturity
C. large pices
D. high percentage

5. It is implied in the passage that Whistler’s family was
A. unable to find any work at all in Russia
B. highly supportive of his desire to pursue art
C. working class
D. military

6. The word “objections” in line 7 is closest in meaning to
A. protests
B. goals
C. agreements
D. battles

7. In line 8, the “etchings” are
A. a type of painting
B. the same as a lithograph
C. an art form introduced by Whistler
D. an art form involving engraving

8. The word “asymmetrical” in line 11 is closest in meaning to
A. proportionate
B. uneven
C. balanced
D. lyrical

9. Which of the following is NOT true according to the passsage?
A. Whistler work with a variety of art forms.
B. Whistler’s Mother is not the official name of his painting.
C. Whistler is best known for his etchings.
D. Whistler’s Mother is painted in somber tones.

10. where in the passage does the author mention the types of artwork that Whistler was involved in?
A. Lines 1-3
B. Lines 4-5
C. Lines 6-7
D. Lines 8-10

Kunci Jawaban

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Pembahasan Jawaban

Untuk pembahasan jawaban dari Soal TOEFL dan Pembahasan Reading James Whistler akan kami bahas ke depannya. Untuk saat ini kami masih fokuskan untuk membagi soal TOEFL dengan jawabannya. Jangan lupa untuk men-share situs resmi Pusat TOEFL ini, dan juga bergabung pada pan page facebook di Belajar Bahasa Inggris.

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