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【托福】听说年后的两场托福难到懵?

2021-03-03 09:32:53 来源:江博教育 作者:江博教育

年后2.27/2.28日两场托福考试如期进行,深感庆幸,但没想到被虐了一场。

目前的托福考试阅读和听力部分普遍难度不低,即使是重复真题,也是历年真题中难度较高的,对词汇量的要求以及长难句的精准理解要求更高,所以请同学们务必扎实备考,不要有侥幸心理,或临时抱佛脚的心理。

庆幸的是,历年春季都不是压分的季节,换言之,是出分的好季节,压分在申请季,在口语和写作两科中体现非常明显,所以请同学们务必珍惜春季的考试机会。

既然要认真备考,葛老师今天有必要和大家说说该如何正确备考,考试难度增加,历年真题是最有价值的备考资料。

但是呢,如果只刷真题却都没有详细的讲解,很多同学做完真题就放在一边,不再过问,造成很多真题浪费以及时间浪费。在听力学科尤其值得大家反复精听,熟悉ETS的出题套路,熟悉其中的学科词汇。

那么今天我们就来看一篇16-20年连续5年都出现过的听力真题,也是江博教育托福真题班的同学会练到的文章。

故事的主人公叫 Isamu Noguchi, 这个名字很多同学一看就蒙了,这是谁,啥名字啊,这都不是英文吧。那么恭喜各位,你们猜对了,这位大哥其实是个日本人,叫野口勇,是美籍日本人,跟我们平时听到的英文名字的艺术家不太一样。

一般我们听到的是欧洲,美国,或者文艺复兴时期的意大利人的名字。这位艺术家大哥是非常有名的,二战结束后移民美国,像日本广岛,长崎的原子弹纪念碑和纪念大桥都是他设计的。

 

托福历年真题在考场上的频度

今年2.27托福考试中出现的阅读真题原题

Confectioners and Penny Candies in the United States (2016.5.22)
Iron in Ancient Africa (2017.7.15; 2018.3.3)
Nile Floods(2018.9.9)
Biological Rhythms(2017.9.17)
The Australian Megafauna Extinctions(2018.3.11)
Theories of Megafauna Extinction(2018.8.26)

 

托福真题难度

我们先来看一道听力题目

2. What does the professor imply about Noguchi’s extensive travel?

A) It allowed Noguchi to benefit from a variety of perspectives.

B) It led Noguchi to reject the use of many common sculptural materials.

C) It introduced Noguchi’s commercial products to a broad audience.

D) It explains why many people find Noguchi’s work controversial.

这道题很多同学一看就知道是暗示题,因为有一个很明显的imply在题干中。我们来看一下看原文。

Noguchi travelled extensively during his life. You know, nowadays everything’s very global, of course, but during Noguchi’s time, he was born in the early 1900s, this certainly wasn’t the norm. Traveling exposed Noguchi to a wide range of cultures and artistic styles. It gave him a unique point of view.

从文中我们得知野口勇游历广泛,在他的那个年代是一件非同寻常的事儿。广泛的游历使他能够接触到不同的文化和艺术风格,使得他的视角独一无二。那么可以推论出什么呢?没错,这样的经历能够让野口勇从各种各样的艺术角度中获益,对应着A选项。其他三个选项在文中完全未提及。

 

接下来我们再看一道,第3题。

3. What point does the professor make when he discusses Noguchi’s aluminum sculptures?

A) These sculptures were the most accessible of Noguchi’s work.

B) Noguchi was innovative in his choice of materials.

C) Noguchi tried to blur the line between functionality and visual appeal.

D) Galleries sold many of Noguchi’s mass-produced aluminum sculptures.

这道题也很明显属于细节题,所听即所得,所得即所选。我们来看一下原文。

And this freedom is also manifested in his choice of materials. Just as Noguchi never committed to one artistic school, he never committed to one specific medium.

He used quite a broad variety of materials, clay, wood, steel, you name it. Noguchi refused to be bound by the limitations of a specific material. He experimented with what different materials would allow him to do what they wouldn’t. Having different options provided greater possibilities for him to express himself. And in some cases, it seems like people might not have been ready for his experiments. Even though Noguchi was already an established artist, it took him three years to find a gallery that would show his sculptures made from folded sheets of aluminum.

这段比较长,大概的意思其实也不难理解,野口勇他不拘泥于某一种材料来做雕塑,比如例子中提到了他用铝片来做雕塑。总结一下整段的意思是他在选择材料上跟别人不一样,具有创新意识。对应选项B。

如果想了解更多的真题,有的放矢的练习,提高听力水平和做题技巧,欢迎大家报名我们江博教育的托福真题班,早日跟托福分手吧~

 

 

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