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The Owl and the Pigeon

Written By Demi Yurfina on Kamis, 28 April 2016 | 20.36


In the past, Owl and Pigeon were friends. Almost every morning they sat on the same tree to talk and watch the sunlight.
One morning, Owl boasted that there were more owls than pigeons. “No, “said Pigeon. “That’s not true.” There’s only one way to find out, “hooted Owl, puffed out its feathers. They then agreed to count when the sun rises the following week in the Big Wood.
A week later, the owls arrived first. They swooped down from every direction and perched on every tree in the wood. Not long after that, thousands of pigeons swooped down in the Big Wood, blacking out the sky.
As the pigeon landed, the owls had to shuffle close together. Branches were broken when too many pigeons landed at once. The owls couldn’t cover their eyes and their ears. The noise of flapped wings and scratchy feet was deafening. Their eyes grew wider and wider, they felt nervous. Being surrounded and squashed by many pigeons was a bit scary. One by one the owl took off, fled skywards. Their staring eyes flatten ever wider open by the wind rushing passing through.
No one did any counting. The pigeons were shouting to each other, celebrating their victory. Since then, owls have always travelled at night when pigeons are sleep.

1.       What is the story about?
a.       The long lasting friendship of owls and pigeons.
b.      The boasting pigeons in the Big Wood
c.       The habitat of owls and pigeons
d.      The legend of nocturnal birds
2.       Why are the pigeons and owls not friends anymore?
a.       Pigeons prohibited owls to stay in the forest
b.      Owls could not believe there were so many pigeons
c.       They argued about who were the majority
d.      Pigeons attacked the owls at the Big Woods one morning
3.       What is the main id of paragraph four?
a.       Owls and pigeons agreed to count their numbers
b.      Owls traveled at night when pigeons were asleep
c.       Owls took off because they were scared
d.      Owls and pigeons were friends forever
4.       What can we learn from the story?
a.       We can do anything if we are together
b.      Being too proud does not make us noble
c.        Friendship is very easy to build
d.      Boating will do more harm


 SOAL UN BAHASA INGGRIS SMP 2014




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