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Textbook plays an important role in the English teaching and learning process especially in order to train student’s Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) which is in demand for Indonesian English curriculum of 2013. In relation to that, it is important for textbook to be able to fit the curriculum and correspond with the aims for the learning process in current development of HOTS. This research aims to 1) discover the distribution of cognitive domain of Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy in exercises found in textbook “Bahasa Inggris SMP/MTS Class VII When English rings a Bell”, and 2) To give insight for material development based on exercises found in the textbook. The research Method was a descriptive qualitative research (content analysis). Data will be taken with purposive sampling from exercises in English textbook titled “Bahasa Inggris SMP/MTS Class VII When English rings a Bell” of the first four chapters of the textbook. Result of research shows that out of the first four chapters there were total 189 activities that consist of 72 C1 activity, 45 C2 activity, 37 C3 activity, 11 C4 activity, 2 C5 activity and 22 C6 activity. Therefore, there is an uneven spread of cognitive level activity in the textbook and more prominence of LOTS exercise than HOTS. This finding shows the need to increase variety of exercises for material development in each chapter to be able to accommodate HOTS learning. This increase of variation of exercise falls into analyzing (C4), evaluating (C5) and creating (C6) exercises.