Fill in the blanks in the following news with appropriate words in the box.     British playwright Harold Pinter, a master of sparse dialogue and menacing silences who has been an outspoken critic of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, was the surprise ____ (1) of the Nobel literature prize on Thursday.     The 75-year-old Londoner, ____ (2) of a Jewish dressmaker, is one of Britain’s best-known dramatists for plays ____ (3) The Birthday Party and The Caretaker, whose mundane dialogue with sinister undercurrents gave rise to the adjective “Pinteresque”.     An intimidating presence with bushy eyebrows and a rich voice, he was ____ (4) by Swedish Academy head Horace Engdahl, who ____ (5) the prize, as “the towering figure” in English drama in the second half of the 20th century.     Pinter ____ (6) Reuters Television he was overwhelmed by the ____ (7): “I haven’t had time to think about it ____ (8) I am very, very moved. It was something I did not ____ (9) at all at any time." (Taken from: The Jakarta Post, October 14, 2005)

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Fill in the blanks in the following news with appropriate words in the box.



    British playwright Harold Pinter, a master of sparse dialogue and menacing silences who has been an outspoken critic of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, was the surprise ____ (1) of the Nobel literature prize on Thursday.

    The 75-year-old Londoner, ____ (2) of a Jewish dressmaker, is one of Britain’s best-known dramatists for plays ____ (3) The Birthday Party and The Caretaker, whose mundane dialogue with sinister undercurrents gave rise to the adjective “Pinteresque”.

    An intimidating presence with bushy eyebrows and a rich voice, he was ____ (4) by Swedish Academy head Horace Engdahl, who ____ (5) the prize, as “the towering figure” in English drama in the second half of the 20th century.

    Pinter ____ (6) Reuters Television he was overwhelmed by the ____ (7): “I haven’t had time to think about it ____ (8) I am very, very moved. It was something I did not ____ (9) at all at any time."

(Taken from: The Jakarta Post, October 14, 2005)

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Jawaban

jawaban yang benar adalah 6. told, 7. news, 8. but, 9. expect.

Pembahasan

Pembahasn untuk soal no. 6-9

​​​​​​Berikut ini adalah makna dari pilihan jawaban yang tersedia:

  • son (n) = anak laki-laki
  • winner (n) = pemenang
  • described (v) = digambarkan
  • expect (v) = menduga
  • news (n) = berita
  • announced (v) = mengumumkan
  • like (adj) = seperti
  • but = tetapi

Pinter ____ (6) Reuters Television he was overwhelmed by the ____ (7): “I haven’t had time to think about it ____ (8) I am very, very moved. It was something I did not ____ (9) at all at any time."

Paragraf tersebut seharusnya bermakna:

Pinter mengatakan kepada (6) Reuters Television bahwa dia kewalahan oleh berita (7): “Saya tidak punya waktu untuk memikirkannya tetapi (8) saya sangat, sangat tersentuh. Itu adalah sesuatu yang tidak saya harapkan (9) sama sekali setiap saat."

Jadi, jawaban yang benar adalah 6. told, 7. news, 8. but, 9. expect.

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