Long ago on the top of Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, there lived
a dragon. He owned a large and beautiful pearl. People believed that he
controlled the weather with it.
The emperor of Chine heard this and wanted the pearl. He
sent his two sons, Wee Ping and Wee San to Borneo to steal it. The princes,
together with one hundred soldiers, set sail for Borneo in twelve sailing
When they arrived in Borneo they set out immediately to find
the famous mountain. Their journey up the rugged slopes of mount Kinabalu
proved very difficult. The dragon guarded his cave very fiercely and killed
many of their soldiers.
Then Wee San had clever idea. He climbed a tall tree, so he
could see the dragon’s cave. He noted what time the dragon left his cave to
hunt for food and what time he returned to it.
Next he ordered his men to make a fake pearl and a large
kite. He waited until the dragon left his cave. Then he placed the fake pearl
in a bag, slung it across his shoulder and flew up to the mountain-top on the
kite. He exchanged the real pearl for the fake one and then his brother pulled
his kite back to the ground.
The brothers quickly returned to their ships and set sail
for China. They sailed safely home. The Emperor was thrilled with the pearl and
gave a big party to celebrate his sons’ return.
a. An Emperor from China c.
A son of Emperor
b. A dragon of Borneo
d. A Borneo’s son
2. “… his men to make a fake pearl and large kite”
What does the underlined word mean?
3. The text above is written to ….
a. describe something important c. criticize certain
b. inform about a good event d. amuse the
4. Paragraph 5 shows …. of the problem.
a. the resolution
c . the description
b. the evaluation
d. the recommendation