考研英语阅读:读四句话得18分

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     通过研究04年考题,我发现文章最后一段的段首句十分重要。假设我们只读

这一句,看看会有什么结果:

Text 1

Even those who aren't hunting for jobs may find search agents worthwhile.

搜索代理甚至对那些不找工作的人也有价值。

本句暗含的意思:SA对找工作的人很有价值。

1. How did Redmon find his job?

[A] By searching openings in a job database.

[B] By posting a matching position in a database.

[C] By using a special service of a database.

[D] By E-mailing his resume to a database.

由于没读文章,所以我们不知道R是如何找到工作的,但至少应和SA有关。

看四个选项中的动词:search, post, use, E-mail,能和SA发生关系的只有

use,所以选C。

5. Which of the following is true according to the text?

[A] Personal search agents are indispensable to job-hunters.

[B] Some sites keep E-mailing job seekers to trace their demands.

[C] Personal search agents are also helpful to those already employed.

[D] Some agents stop sending information to people once they are

      employed.

本题的C与我们读的这句几乎一样,考研阅读中有这样一个原则,没有哪个选项

是因为太接近原文而被排除的,所以选C。

Text 2

The humiliation continues.

耻辱的感觉还在继续。

本句暗含的意思:本文的主题(Topic),是讲一种耻辱。

7. What can we infer from the first three paragraphs?

[A] In both East and West, names are essential to success.

[B] The alphabet is to blame for the failure of Zo? Zysman.

[C] Customers often pay a lot of attention to companies' names.

[D] Some form of discrimination is too subtle to recognize.

在四个选项中找与耻辱有关的词,马上找到discrimination,选D。另外,

像A、B、C这样的选项是很典型的就事论事的选项,不读文章也能分辨得出。

Text 3

Many folks see silver linings to this slowdown.

面对这种衰退,人们看到了一线希望。

本句暗含的意思:从绝望中寻找希望。

11. By "Ellen Spero isn't biting her nails just yet"(Line 1, Paragraph 1), the

author means_____.

[A] Spero can hardly maintain her business

[B] Spero is too much engaged in her work

[C] Spero has grown out of her bad habit

[D] Spero is not in a desperate situation

由于是第一句,既可以是文章主旨,也可以是首句陷阱(后面有But),所以

本题A、D都有可能。但根据常识,咬指甲表示紧张,所以选D的可能性更大。

12. How do the public feel about the current economic situation?

[A] Optimistic.

[B] Confused.

[C] Carefree.

[D] Panicked.

本题首先排除“永陪选项”B、C,剩下A和D。现在要用另一条原则:考研

阅读的文章,态度绝大多数是积极乐观的,尤其当谈到经济的时候。

“看到一线希望”,应该不至于恐慌吧,所以选A。

15. To which of the following is the author likely to agree?

[A] A new boom, on the horizon.

[B] Tighten the belt, the single remedy.

[C] Caution all right, panic not.

[D] The more ventures, the more chances.

找从绝望中寻找希望的意思,选C。

Text 4

School remains a place where intellect is mistrusted.

学校仍在排斥对智力的培养。

本句暗含的意思:学校原来就这么干的。

16. What do American parents expect their children to acquire in school?

[A] The habit of thinking independently.

[B] Profound knowledge of the world.

[C] Practical abilities for future career.

[D] The confidence in intellectual pursuits.

本题选C。原则三:考研文章,常常找两个东东,让它们打架。

如:intellectual Vs practical; scientists Vs "untaught minds"; right-to-life 

Vs right-to-die; businessmen Vs consumers——关键看作者是哪头儿的。

17. We can learn from the text that Americans have a history of_____.

[A] undervaluing intellect

[B] favoring intellectualism

[C] supporting school reform

[D] suppressing native intelligence

本题选A。

20. What does the author think of intellect?

[A] It is second to intelligence.

[B] It evolves from common sense.

[C] It is to be pursued.

[D] It underlies power.

根据mistrusted,就能选C。

读了四句话,得了18分,效果还可以。