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News Item
      Important event or situation
      Inform the readers  of events (accidents/ incidents)
      1. Newsworthy events: information
      2. Background events  : setting of the events
      3. sources                       : comments from public

Sample 1.
Fire destroys 20 houses in Senen
Hans David Tampubolon, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 05/30/2011 12:50 PM
Around 20 houses were razed in a fire on Jl. Kembang Sepatu in Senen, Central Jakarta on Monday, Jakarta Police say.
A press release issued by Jakarta Police on Monday says a short circuit in one of the houses, belonging to a resident named Erna Supit, was suspected to have caused the fire.
The fire burned until 9.30 a.m, after 18 fire trucks had been sent to put it out.
Most residents affected by the fire were unable to salvage their belongings, and are now expecting compensation from the Jakarta administration.
Senen Police is currently investigating the incident.
1. How many houses were razed in the fire?
A. at 12.50 PM
B. 20 houses
C. In Kembang Sepatu
D. According to the police
E. not more than 10 houses

“A press release issued by Jakarta Police on Monday…….”.
What is the antonym of the underlined word.?
A. Made
B. published
C. kept
D. informed
E. sent

3. “……were unable to salvage their belongings………” The underlined word can replaced by………
A. rescue
B. make were unable to salvage their belongings
C. leave
D. keep
E. buy

Sample 2

Police Claim KPK bomb threat just a drill

JAKARTA: The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) received a bomb threat Thursday, prompting the Jakarta Police bom squad (Gegana) to check the area.
“There was a problem threat made through the receiptionist’ telephone this afternoon,”KPK spokesperson, Johan Budi, said, as quoted by vivanews.com.
The bomb squad arrived at the scene around 4 p.m. Officers with black vests and metal detectors swept the building; on Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said, but found nothing.
Setiabudi Police Chief Comr. Ajie Indra however, denied that a bomb threat had been made.
“It’s an evacuation drill. Now we’re going to check the location first,”Aji said, as quoted by kompas.com. – JP.

1. What is the text about?
A.   Evacuation drill of a bomb threat had been carried out by Gegana on Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said.
B.   A bomb threat had been received by the Corrpution Eradication Commission on Thursday.
C.   A bomb threat at KPK had been denied by Setiabudi Police Chief Comr. Ajie Indra
D.   Officers with special uniform and equipment swept the building of KPK.
E.   The receptionist’s telephone of KPK was threatened by a bomb.

2. “The bomb squad arrived at the scene around 4 p.m. (paragraph 3)
A.   site
B.   area
C.   office
D.   place
E.   location

3. Which of the following is stated in the text?
A.   A bomb threat in KPK was real and can be proved by metal detector.
B.   The Jakarta Police bomb squad didn’t obtain any bomb at all at the scene.
C.   Johan Budi had been appointed as KPK’s spokeperson since the bomb exploded.
D.   Police chief Comr. Adjie Indra dwells in a house on Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said, Setiabudi
E. The coming of Jakarta Police bomb squad at the location was in the middle of the night.

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