Belajar Bahasa Inggris

Belajar Bahasa Inggris Lewat Internet

Archive for the ‘Pelajaran’ Category

Belajar Bahasa Inggris – Pelajaran 100

leave a comment »

Kosakata

  • paragon
  • nomadic
  • asperity
  • epithet
  • controversial

Baca Dengan Seksama

The Effects of the Escobedo Decision

After Danny Escobedo’s release from prison, hundreds of inmates began suits for their freedom on the grounds that their rights had been violated, too. Each case was heard on its merits, and in numerous instances people who had been convicted of serious offenses were freed because of the new standards established in the Escobedo case. After getting out, Danny was not a paragon of virtue, according to the police. He led a nomadic existence, drifting from job to job, and was arrested frequently. With asperity, and a few choice epithets, Danny referred to police harassment. Although the Escobedo case was a controversial one, most agree that it inspired better police training, better law enforcement procedures, and improved scientific crime detection.

Contoh Kalimat

Cobalah untuk menggunakan kata-kata baru diatas dengan mengisikannya ke (ubah akhir kata jika diperlukan) dalam kalimat di bawah ini:

  • In the desert, __________ tribes wander back and forth, enduring much privation.
  • The town planners looked upon their utopia as a __________ for other communities.
  • Some school principals attempt to repress the publication of __________ editorials.
  • We were amazed at the display of __________ from our normally phlegmatic neighbor.
  • A bitter quarrel was precipitated when both politicians hurled vile __________ at each other.

Defenisi

Cobalah untuk memasangkan kata-kata baru diatas dengan defenisi di bawah ini:

  • ____ harshness of temper
  • ____ model of excellence
  • ____ wandering
  • ____ debatable
  • ____ descriptive name

Idiom

the grapevinea = secret means of spreading information.

  • The grapevine has it that Ernie will be elected president of the school’s student council.

 

Written by 5jtpbln

December 3, 2010 at 7:51 am

Posted in Pelajaran

Belajar Bahasa Inggris – Pelajaran 99

leave a comment »

Kosakata

  • persevere
  • landmark
  • extrinsic
  • declaim
  • fetter

Baca Dengan Seksama

An Historic Supreme Court Ruling

Lawyer Kroll persevered in his defense of Danny Escobedo. The case was argued before the Supreme Court, and in 1964, in a landmark decision, the Court reversed Danny’s conviction. Legal aid, said the judges, must be instantly available to a suspect. “A system of law enforcement that comes to depend on the confession,” one Justice declared, “will, in the long run, be less reliable than a system that depends on extrinsic evidence independently secured through skillful investigation.” A Justice who declaimed against the decision said, however, “I think the rule is ill-conceived and that it seriously fetters perfectly legitimate methods of criminal enforcement.”

Contoh Kalimat

Cobalah untuk menggunakan kata-kata baru diatas dengan mengisikannya ke (ubah akhir kata jika diperlukan) dalam kalimat di bawah ini:

  • Collectors avidly sought the rare coin for its __________ value.
  • If we __________, we can overcome many of our inhibitions.
  • The Battle of Midway was a __________ victory in the U.S. campaign for ultimate victory over the Japanese in World War II.
  • I knew that my father would __________ against Mother’s choice of ostentatious fabrics.
  • The senator inveighed against the policy because he felt it would __________ our Air Force.

Defenisi

Cobalah untuk memasangkan kata-kata baru diatas dengan defenisi di bawah ini:

  • ____ to hamper
  • ____ foreign, coming from outside
  • ____ speak loudly
  • ____ persist
  • ____ historic, turning point of a period

Idiom

to break the ice = to make a start by overcoming initial difficulties.

  • The auto salesman had a poor week, but he finally broke the ice by selling a fully equipped Cadillac.

 

Written by 5jtpbln

December 3, 2010 at 7:46 am

Posted in Pelajaran

Belajar Bahasa Inggris – Pelajaran 98

leave a comment »

Kosakata

  • abrogate
  • alleged
  • access
  • invalidate
  • preclude

Baca Dengan Seksama

Escobedo’s Lawyer Appeals

Barry Kroll, a Chicago lawyer, took an interest in Danny Escobedo’s case. Kroll felt that his client’s rights under the Constitution had been abrogated. Since the alleged accomplice, Escobedo, had been denied access to an attorney, Kroll asked the courts to invalidate the conviction. He proposed that lawyers be entitled to sit in when the police question a suspect but the Illinois courts rejected that on the grounds that it would effectively preclude all questioning by legal authorities. If such a law were upheld, the police felt that it would play havoc with all criminal investigations.

Contoh Kalimat

Cobalah untuk menggunakan kata-kata baru diatas dengan mengisikannya ke (ubah akhir kata jika diperlukan) dalam kalimat di bawah ini:

  • The manager was distraught when he realized that the slugger’s sickness would __________ a World Series victory.
  • It is symptomatic of some newspapers that an __________ criminal is regarded in print as guilty.
  • The wealthy uncle decided to __________ his inane nephew’s sinecure.
  • The general was sure to __________ the court-martial’s decision once he learned of the flagrant bias of the presiding officer.
  • Once the druggist had been duped into opening the store, the addict gained __________ to the pep pills.

Defenisi

Cobalah untuk memasangkan kata-kata baru diatas dengan defenisi di bawah ini:

  • ____ admittance
  • ____ reported, supposed
  • ____ to deprive of legal force, to nullify
  • ____ prevent
  • ____ abolish

Idiom

to whitewash = to conceal defects, to give a falsely virtuous appearance to something.

  • Although a committee was appointed to investigate the corruption, many citizens felt that their report would be a whitewash of the culprits.

 

Written by 5jtpbln

December 3, 2010 at 7:42 am

Posted in Pelajaran

Belajar Bahasa Inggris – Pelajaran 97

leave a comment »

Kosakata

  • complicity
  • liquidation
  • accomplice
  • recant
  • culpable

Baca Dengan Seksama

Danny Escobedo Goes to Jail

In 1960, a young Chicagoan, Danny Escobedo, was given a 20-year jail sentence for first-degree murder. Danny had confessed to complicity in the killing of his brother-in-law after the police had refused to allow him to see his lawyer. Actually, Danny was tricked into blaming a friend for the liquidation of his sister’s husband, thereby establishing himself as an accomplice. Despite the fact that Danny later recanted his confession, he was found culpable and jailed. Danny had been stereotyped as a hoodlum and nobody raised an eyebrow over the hapless felon’s troubles.

Contoh Kalimat

Cobalah untuk menggunakan kata-kata baru diatas dengan mengisikannya ke (ubah akhir kata jika diperlukan) dalam kalimat di bawah ini:

  • Proceeding on the premise that the broker was guilty of __________ in the swindle, the detective followed him surreptitiously.
  • After the __________ of the gang leader, a mammoth conflict arose among his ambitious lieutenants who aspired to be boss.
  • Once the incontrovertible evidence was offered, the servant was held __________ in the theft of the jewels.
  • When the clergyman refused to __________, his superiors were so nettled that they relegated him to an isolated parish in Alaska.
  • Although he was judged as a minor __________, the driver had actually played an integral part in planning the crime.

Defenisi

Cobalah untuk memasangkan kata-kata baru diatas dengan defenisi di bawah ini:

  • ____ deserving blame
  • ____ partnership in wrongdoing
  • ____ an associate in crime
  • ____ disposal of, killing
  • ____ withdraw previous statements

Idiom

woolgathering = absent mindedness or daydreaming.

  • When the young genius should have been doing his homework, he was frequently engaged in woolgathering.

 

Written by 5jtpbln

December 3, 2010 at 7:38 am

Posted in Pelajaran

Belajar Bahasa Inggris – Pelajaran 96

leave a comment »

Kosakata

  • stentorian
  • singular
  • valor
  • bias
  • sinecure

Baca Dengan Seksama

”For Distinguished Devotion to Duty”

Some months later Dorie Miller was serving on an aircraft carrier when Admiral Chester Nimitz, the Commander of the Pacific Fleet, came aboard to preside over a special awards ceremony. In stentorian tones the Admiral presented Miller with the prestigious Navy Cross, commending him for a singular act of valor and “disregard for his own personal safety.” Miller’s heroism helped to shatter the bias against African-Americans in the armed forces. Although he could have accepted a sinecure at a U.S. naval base, Dorie chose to remain in the combat zone where he was killed in action in December, 1943.

Contoh Kalimat

Cobalah untuk menggunakan kata-kata baru diatas dengan mengisikannya ke (ubah akhir kata jika diperlukan) dalam kalimat di bawah ini:

  • The director was ousted from his __________ when he angered the mayor.
  • In his customary __________ tones, the sergeant reprimanded those who thought the army was a haven for incompetents.
  • The word “surrender” is anathema to people of __________.
  • A viable peace was brought about as a result of the diplomat’s __________ contribution.
  • The bigot’s __________ precipitated a fistfight.

Defenisi

Cobalah untuk memasangkan kata-kata baru diatas dengan defenisi di bawah ini:

  • ____ prejudice
  • ____ soft job
  • ____ courage
  • ____ extraordinary
  • ____ loud

Idiom

to steal one’s thunder = to weaken one’s position by stating the argument before that person does.

  • I had planned to be the first to resign from the club, but my cousin stole my thunder.

 

Written by 5jtpbln

December 3, 2010 at 7:33 am

Posted in Pelajaran

Belajar Bahasa Inggris – Pelajaran 95

leave a comment »

Kosakata

  • lethal
  • scurry
  • incisive
  • precipitate
  • stereotype

Baca Dengan Seksama

The Heroism of Dorie Miller

Men all around Miller were succumbing to the lethal spray of Japanese bullets. He dragged his captain to safety and turned back to see that the machine-gunner had been killed. Dorie took the big gun and trained it on the incoming bombers. Within the space of ten minutes he was credited with destroying four bombers while dodging the bullets of their fighter escorts. The enemy scurried away, having struck the incisive blow that precipitated U.S. entrance into World War II. Amidst the dead bodies and the ruined fleet were the heroes such as Dorie Miller. The Navy had told him that he did not have to fight but he hadn’t listened. The Navy had attempted to stereotype him, but Dorie changed all that.

Contoh Kalimat

Cobalah untuk menggunakan kata-kata baru diatas dengan mengisikannya ke (ubah akhir kata jika diperlukan) dalam kalimat di bawah ini:

  • Our editor castigated the proposal with his __________ commentary.
  • Poe’s hero watched the rats __________ across his inert body.
  • The jockey received a __________ kick from the fractious horse.
  • A quarrel was __________ among the relatives after they heard the terms of the reprehensible will.
  • The laconic Clint Eastwood is a __________ of the strong, silent Western hero.

Defenisi

Cobalah untuk memasangkan kata-kata baru diatas dengan defenisi di bawah ini:

  • ____ acute
  • ____ run hastily
  • ____ unvarying pattern
  • ____ deadly
  • ____ hasten

Idiom

to gild the lily = to praise extravagantly.

  • There was no need for the announcer to gild the lily because we could see how beautiful the model was.

 

Written by 5jtpbln

December 3, 2010 at 7:29 am

Posted in Pelajaran

Belajar Bahasa Inggris – Pelajaran 94

leave a comment »

Kosakata

  • supine
  • mammoth
  • repulse
  • havoc
  • raze

Baca Dengan Seksama

The Infamous Attack

The coffee cups suddenly went spinning as an explosion knocked Dorie Miller flat on his back. Jumping up from his supine position, the powerfully built messman from Waco, Texas, headed for the deck. Everywhere that Dorie looked he saw smoke and mammoth warships lying on their sides. Overhead dozens of Japanese dive bombers controlled the skies without a U.S. plane to repulse their attack. The havoc was enormous. Without hesitating, Dorie joined a team that was feeding ammunition to a machine gunner who was making an ineffectual attempt to protect their battleship from being razed by the torpedo planes.

Contoh Kalimat

Cobalah untuk menggunakan kata-kata baru diatas dengan mengisikannya ke (ubah akhir kata jika diperlukan) dalam kalimat di bawah ini:

  • From a __________ position, the hunter emitted the animal’s mating call.
  • Following the revolution, the people __________ the subterranean dungeons of the dictator.
  • Management is sure to __________ any request for increased remuneration.
  • __________ placards announced the opening of the new movie.
  • The virulent plague caused __________ among the populace.

Defenisi

Cobalah untuk memasangkan kata-kata baru diatas dengan defenisi di bawah ini:

  • ____ ruin
  • ____ drive back
  • ____ huge
  • ____ lying on the back
  • ____ destroy

Idiom

Philadelphia lawyer = a lawyer of outstanding ability.

  • His case is so hopeless that it would take a Philadelphia lawyer to set him free.

 

Written by 5jtpbln

December 3, 2010 at 7:29 am

Posted in Pelajaran

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 37 other followers