Kata Kerja (Verb) yang sering muncul dalam TOEFL
Beserta SynonymSinonim kata diujikan dalam tes TOEFL sesi Reading Comprehension. Dengan mengetahui kosakata-kosakata (vocabulary) bahasa Inggris beserta sinonim-nya tidak hanya berguna dalam meningkatkan kemampuan reading para pelajar bahasa Inggris tapi juga membuat writing mereka menjadi lebih baik, terutama dalam variasi kata.
1. His job is mainly to control the activities of everyone in the company with a view to making optimum use of the workforce.
Control /kənˈtrəʊl/ : mengatur, mengendalikan
Direct /daɪˈrekt/ : mengatur, memerintah
2. We normally suppose that most people nowadays have a computer at home.
Suppose /səˈpəʊz/ : mengira
Assume /əˈsjuːm/ : mengira, menganggap
3. Shakespeare said that some people achieve greatness, while others have it thrust upon them.
Achieve /əˈtʃiːv/ : mencapai
Attain /əˈteɪn/ : mencapai
4. Did you notice a hint of pessimism in her report?
Notice /ˈnəʊ.tɪs/ : memperhatikan, melihat
Detect /dɪˈtekt/ : menemukan
5. He was asked to disclose government secrets in exchange for money.
Disclose /dɪˈskləʊz/ : menyingkap, memperlihatkan
Reveal /rɪˈviːl/: membuka, menyatakan, mengungkapkan
6. If you want people to take you seriously, you should state firmly your reasons for change.
State firmly /steɪt/ /ˈfɜːm.li/: menyatakan dengan tegas
Assert /əˈsɜːt/: menegaskan
7. Antibodies help our bodies to fight infection.
Fight /faɪt/ : berjuang melawan
Resist /rɪˈzɪst/ : melawan
8. Several attempts were made to improve the system.
Improve /ɪmˈpruːv/ : memperbaiki
Refine /rɪˈfaɪn/ : memperbaiki
9. Computer software will continue to develop in response to users' needs.
Develop /dɪˈvel.əp/ berkembang
Evolve /ɪˈvɒlv/ berkembang
10. They asked us to give our thanks and best wishes to the chairman.
11. The U.S.A. and Iran have often tried to resolve their differences, but with little effect.
12. It took him some time to tell the story, and it was late when he eventually finished.
13. The department was asked to propose some ideas for increasing student enrollment.
14. A revolutionary new scientific method may soon help to alter people's physical appearance without the need for surgery.
15. His explanation seemed to confuse most people.
16. Would you reply to his question as briefly as possible.
17. The device is able to confirm whether a banknote is genuine or a forgery by analyzing the paper and print quality.
18. Some plants, such as beans, benefit the soil in which they are planted.
19. The rules are designed to eliminate obstacles that may discourage investors.
20. Everyone hoped that the results of his research would surpass their expectations.
21. Not all foodstuffs that come from animals are tested to ensure they are fit for human consumption.
22. Crime is a complex issue: we cannot simply blame poverty and unemployment.
23. He was asked to deal with the situation with tact and discretion.
24. To make a new folder, click on the new folder icon at the top of your computer.
25. We were unable to obtain the information we needed from the committee.
26. There was general approval when the announcement to ban smoking on college premises was made.
27. His inability to act quickly enough will probably accelerate their decision to dismiss him.
28. Even a small change in economic circumstances can influence our spending habits.
29. Alternative therapies are often suggested for patients who reject conventional medical treatment.
30. The report was based on information that they managed to collect from all parts of the country.
31. The college rules require students to refrain from smoking and drinking inside the faculty buildings.
Oblige (usually used in the passive form: “Under the college rules, students are obliged to refrain…”)
32. Trends come and go, but there are a few that will always stay.
33. To ask for a loan, you will need to acquire a form from the student welfare office.
34. It is often argued that not enough laws exist to punish those who abuse the Internet.
35. The new technique will facilitate rapid identification of possible threats from unstable areas.
36. The company announced it will introduce a new version of its software in January.
37. The senator's relaxed attitude to the problem didn't reflect those of his constituents.
38. The governor was asked to insist on new measures to combat crime.
39. We do not allow the use of cellphones in the building.