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Contoh Soal Letter Beserta Kunci Jawaban - Dear Fred (updated)

Contoh Soal Letter Beserta Kunci Jawaban - Dear Fred

This text is for questions 1 and 2.

Jl. Jambu 129
Bandung
30th January 2017

Dear Fred,

It was a real sorrow that I heard this morning of your great loss. I knew your mother was ill, for your brother told me several weeks ago. However, as he at that time did not seem to think the illness was very serious, the news of your mother’s death came to me as a shock. You have my sincere and heartfelt sympathy, my dear fellow, in your sorrow. I know you will feel it deeply, for you always thought so much of your mother and loved her so truly. I feel it also as a personal loss to myself, for your mother was always very kind to me. Her death must be a terrible grief to your father, too. Please assure him of my sincere sympathy.

Words, I know, are poor comforters. “The heart knows its own sorrow”, and in such sorrows we are always alone. However, it is not mere words when I say that I feel with you in your sorrow.

Your sincere friend,
Jack


1. What is the possible relation between the sender and the recipient?
(A) relatives
(B) employers
(C) friends
(D) siblings
(E) employees

Jawaban nomor 1, bisa disimpulkan secara umum dari surat di atas, nampaknya satu-satunya yang memungkinkan hanya pilihan C (friends). Terlebih ada kata `my dear fellow`, bisa bermakna `my dear friend`. 

2. From the letter we know that ....
(A) Fred’s mother was not ill before her death
(B) Jack sent a letter to Fred several weeks ago
(C) Jack was very sorrowful to send the letter to his mother
(D) Jack had known Fred’s mother before
(E) Fred is the only child in his family

Jawaban nomor 2 yang benar ialah D, sebagaimana Jack mengatakan di suratnya bahwa ' I feel it also as a personal loss to myself, for your mother was always very kind to me'. 
  • Pilihan A salah karena Jack mengatakan di suratnya 'I knew your mother was ill'.
  • Pilihan B salah: 'I heard this morning of your great loss'.
  • Pilihan C salah: Surat di atas ditujukan ke Fred, temannya Jack, bukan ke ibunya sendiri (Jack).
  • Pilihan E salah: 'your brother told me several weeks ago'.

3. “You have my sincere and heartfelt sympathy, my dear fellow, in your sorrow.”
What is the closest meaning of the underlined word?
(A) real
(B) caring
(C) generous
(D) honest 
(E) curious

`Sincere` merupakan lawan dari kata `insincere` (berpura-pura), itu berarti bisa dikatakan `sincere` bermakna serius/jujur/tidak berpura-pura. Jadi, bisa disimpulkan bahwa pilihan jawaban yang paling mendekati makna `sincere` ialah piliha D (honest).

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