Materi dan Latihan Soal Idiom - Lesson 7

Mengasah Pemahaman Idiom: Ekspresi Berguna untuk Sehari-hari

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1. To Point Out

Arti: Menunjukkan, mengindikasikan, atau memberi perhatian pada sesuatu (S).


  • What important buildings did the tour guide point out to you?

  • The teacher pointed out the mistakes in my composition.

  • A friend pointed the famous actor out to me.

2. To Be Up

Arti: Kadaluarsa atau selesai. Idiom ini hanya digunakan dengan kata "time" sebagai subjek.


  • "The time is up," the teacher said at the end of the test period.

  • We have to leave the tennis court because our hour is up; some other people want to use it now.

3. To Be Over

Arti: Selesai atau berakhir (juga: to be through). Idiom ini digunakan untuk kegiatan dan acara.


  • After the dance was over, we all went to a restaurant.

  • The meeting was through ten minutes earlier than everyone expected.

4. On Time

Arti: Tepat pada waktunya atau tepat waktu.


  • I thought that Margaret would arrive late, but she was right on time.

  • Did you get to work on time this morning, or did rush hour traffic delay you?

5. In Time To (do something)

Arti: Sebelum waktu yang diperlukan untuk melakukan sesuatu.


  • We entered the theater just in time to see the beginning of the movie.

  • The truck was not able to stop in time to prevent an accident.

6. To Get Better (Worse, etc.)

Arti: Menjadi lebih baik, lebih buruk, dll.


  • Heather has been sick for a month, but now she is getting better.

  • This medicine isn't helping me. Instead of getting better, I'm getting worse.

7. To Get Sick (Well, Tired, etc.)

Arti: Menjadi sakit, sehat, lelah, dll. Idiom ini terdiri dari kombinasi get dan berbagai kata sifat.


  • Gerald got sick last week and has been in bed since that time.

  • Every afternoon I get very hungry, so I eat a snack.

8. Had Better (do something)

Arti: Seharusnya atau sebaiknya. Idiom ini sering digunakan dalam bentuk kontraksi (I'd better).


  • I think you'd better speak to Mr. White right away about this matter.

  • The doctor told the patient that he'd better go home and rest.

9. Would Rather (do something)

Arti: Lebih memilih untuk (juga: would just as soon (do something) as (do something else)).


  • Would you rather have the appointment this Friday or next Monday?

  • I would just as soon go for a walk as watch TV right now.

10. To Call It a Day/Night

Arti: Menghentikan pekerjaan untuk sisa hari/malam.


  • Herb tried to repair his car engine all morning before he called it a day and went fishing.

  • We've been working hard on this project all evening; let's call it a night.

11. To Figure Out

Arti: Menyelesaikan atau menemukan solusi (S); memahami (S).


  • How long did it take you to figure out the answer to the math problem?

  • I was never able to figure it out.

12. To Think Of

Arti: Mempunyai (pendapat baik atau buruk) tentang sesuatu. Idiom ini sering digunakan dalam bentuk negatif atau dengan kata sifat seperti "much" dan "highly."


  • I don't think much of him as a baseball player; he's a slow runner and a poor hitter.

  • James thinks highly of his new boss, who is a kind and helpful person.

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Idiomatic Expression Quiz

Latihan Soal Idiom - Lesson 7

Choose the appropriate idiomatic expression to substitute for the italicized word or words in each sentence below.

1. We were able to visit the zoo when the animals were very active.

A. would rather
B. had better
C. got to (Lesson 6)

2. All of this work in the garden has tired me out; let's stop working.

A. be over
B. call it a day
C. be up

3. I can't understand Professor Jones at all; he's a very good teacher, but sometimes he talks foolishly.

A. figure out
B. make up my mind about (Lesson 5)
C. point out

4. I prefer to eat in tonight than to eat out; what do you think?

A. would rather
B. had better
C. so far (Lesson 4)

5. The police officer put a parking ticket on the car because the time on the meter had expired.

A. was over
B. was not on time
C. was up

6. I don't have a good opinion of our new neighbors; they're not very friendly.

A. make friends with (Lesson 6)
B. get better with
C. think much of

7. This problem is too difficult for me to solve by myself.

A. to point out
B. to be over
C. to figure out

8. We were late to the party, but we got there before the time to eat dinner.

A. to wait on
B. in time to
C. on time

9. Jan couldn't wait for the meeting to end so that she could go home.

A. to call off (Lesson 5)
B. to be through
C. to get worse

10. It was supposed to be a surprise, but Larry knew about the birthday party from the beginning.

A. all along (Lesson 2)
B. on time
C. to call it a night

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