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ACT的阅读试题的解决方法

  1. 直接事实题

  此类题目一般是就文中所提供的信息进行直接提问,需要考生找到正确的对应处,并作同义转换。

  原文: “The revisionist interpretation, which I support, does not enshrine dinosaurs as paragons of intellect, but it does maintain that they were not small brained after all. They had the “right-sized” brains for reptiles of their body size.”

  译文:我所支持的修正主义者的解释,就是不把恐龙视为智力的模范,但是也主张他们毕竟不是小脑。对他们这种身形的爬行动物来说,他们的脑的大小正好合适。

  题目:According to the passage, what is the revisionist interpretation concerning the relationship between intelligence and physical size­

  A. Dinosaurs actually had relatively large brains.

  B. Dinosaurs were paragons of intellect.

  C. Dinosaurs were relatively small brained.

  D. Dinosaurs’ brains were appropriately sized.

  答案:D

  分析:直接事实题根据文章内容,做直接的同义转换,此处将right-sized改写为appropriately sized,属于正确改写。而A选项将其改写为relatively large,不正确。

  注意:直接事实题常见错误选项的特点为故意丢失not,如B选项中的paragons of intellect与文章相同,但是丢失了not,因此具有一定迷惑性。同样,C选项中的small brained也与文章完全相同,但也故意丢失了not。

  2. 举例作用题

  此类题目就文中的例子进行提问,需要考生回答此例子在文中所起的作用。

  原文: “Government is so technical that even career civil servants cannot explain what is happening. In 1978 I attended a seminar on federal estate and gift tax, where the Internal Revenue Service lawyers responsible for this area frankly confessed that they did not understand the Tax Reform Act of 1976.”

  译文:政府是如此的有技术含量以至于甚至连公务员都不能解释正在发生着什么。1978年,我出席了一个联邦资产税收的研讨会,在这里负责的美国国内税局的律师坦白地承认到,他们不明白1976年的税收改革法案。

  题目:The author uses the description of the tax seminar in 1978 to make the point that some governmental issues are:

  A. so technical that not even career civil servants can understand them.

  B. so technical that only career civil servants can understand them.

  C. more technical than they used to be before the passage of the Tax Reform Act.

  D. too technical for anyone other than an Internal Revenue Service tax lawyer to understand.

  答案:A