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Soal Latihan Reading Comprehension beserta Kunci Jawaban – Part 3

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Soal Latihan Reading Comprehension beserta Kunci Jawaban – Part 3 – Untuk bisa jago dalam mengerjakan soal-soal reading dalam bahasa Inggris rahasianya adalah dengan berlatih. Siapapun yang rajin berlatih mengerjakan soal-soal latihan reading dalam bahasa inggris, pastinya tidak akan mengalami kesulitan dalam mengerjakan soal ujian reading. Berikut ini KBI berikan soal latihan reading comprehension untuk Anda, dan KBI juga menyertakan kunci jawabannya. Selamat mengerjakan!

Soal Latihan 1

The End of Life on Earth

It weighed  about 10,000 tons, entered  the atmosphere  at a speed of 64,000 km/h and exploded  over a city with a blast of 500 kilotons.  But on 15 February  2013, we were lucky. The meteorite that showered  pieces of rock over Chelyabinsk,  Russia, was relatively  small, at only about 17 metres wide. Although  many people were injured  by falling glass, the damage  was nothing compared  to what had happened in Siberia  nearly one hundred years ago. Another  relatively  small object (approximately  50 metres in diameter)  exploded  in mid-air over a forest region, flattening  about 80 million trees.  If it had exploded  over a city such as Moscow or London,  millions of people would  have been killed.

By a strange coincidence,  the same day that the meteorite  terrified the people of Chelyabinsk,  another 50m-wide  asteroid  passed relatively close to Earth. Scientists  were expecting  that visit and know that the asteroid will return to fly close by us in 2046, but the Russian  meteorite  earlier in the day had been too small for anyone to spot.

Most scientists  agree that comets  and asteroids  pose the biggest natural threat to human existence.  It was probably  a large asteroid or comet colliding  with Earth which wiped out the dinosaurs  about 65 million years ago. An enormous  object,
10 to 16 km in diameter, struck the Yucatan  region of Mexico with the force of 100 megatons.  That is the equivalent  of one Hiroshima  bomb for every  person alive on Earth today.

Many scientists,  including  Stephen  Hawking,  say that any comet or asteroid greater than 20 km in diameter that hits Earth will result in the complete destruction  of complex  life, including  all animals  and most plants. As we have seen, even a much smaller asteroid can cause great damage.

The Earth has been kept fairly safe for the last 65 million years  by good fortune
and the massive  gravitational  field of the planet  Jupiter. Our cosmic guardian,  with its stable circular  orbit far from the sun, sweeps  up and scatters  away most of the dangerous  comets and asteroids  which might cross  Earth’s orbit. After the Chelyabinsk  meteorite,  scientists  are now monitoring  potential hazards even more carefully  but, as far as they know, there is no danger in the foreseeable  future.


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Kunci Jawaban

1. Check your understanding: multiple choice

1.  a
2.  d
3.  b
4.  b
5.  c
6.  a
7.  b
8.  b

2. Check your vocabulary: gap fill

1.  injured
2.  flattened
3.  spot
4.  wiped out
5.  struck
6.  cause
7.  cross
8.  monitor


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