2007年8月17日 星期五

iBT閱讀B版第六週投影片

TOEFL IBT Reading Longman week 6
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Insert Q.
 the logic of the passage
 grammatical connections (eg. pronoun)
 signal words


■出國前我是新聞記者,出國後我轉行攻讀MBA。當所有台灣同學大學唸的都是財金本科系,絲毫沒有經濟統計會計基礎的我,光是看精裝原文課本的書皮就眼冒金星。這還是其次,反正幾個專業科目拼命咬牙苦讀就過了,頂多是分數比別人難看些。 ■最恐怖的是MBA是個強迫社交的科系。找暑期實習時眾多的企業說明會和社交活動,都強調要努力networking,和老美雇主打成一片,搶機會發言還不能用錯文法表錯情,以免被選人才講究語言溝通能力的企業代表從面試名單中刷掉。當同學圍成一圈開始「妳是西北畢業的?那妳一定認識經濟系的娜塔麗‧ 強森?」 ■ 「啊真巧,我以前也在紐約萊雅的行銷部工作」,天南地北攀親帶故,我好比歐巴桑誤闖「我愛黑澀會」錄影現場,明明每一個字都都懂,就是搭不上腔。整晚假笑到臉僵,猛啜香檳想著下一個問題要問什麼才顯得聰明又風趣。 ■

 mount
 mountain

Chicken pox affects most children before they reach their 10th birthday.
part = part, separate
 department
 partition
 partial
 impartial
 particle
 particular
 compartment
 participate
 depart
 impart

 antonymy
 antonym
 synonymy
 synonym

 antonymy
 antonym
 synonymy
 synonym
initials

 prototypical
 prototype


On the contrary, felonies are the most serious offenses that can be charged.

 arbitrary
 capricious
 subjective
 whimsical
sexual assault
 inappropriate touching
 rape
 child molestation
Computer Generated Imaging
1. Computer  change a lot
2. Once: limited on screen
3. CGI helps many movies
4. CGI ready  other aspects of movies

They had to film the real thing, or a convincing life-size model.

 hordes of
 crowds of
 swarms of

 backdrops
 backcloth
 background

This is definitely a bargain.

 expensive
 costly
 exorbitant
 steep
 rip-off
 an arm and a leg




An unexpected benefit to CGI may be that it will improve the quality of movie stories.
Fred Smith
1. Not on bulk manufacturing
2. Change manufacturing facilities


Fred Smith
1. Not on bulk manufacturing
2. Change manufacturing facilities


It was the dawning of a new era for industrialization.

Companies could locate in areas most conducive to attracting the best managers, scientists and workers.
duce, duct = lead
 conducive
 conduct
 conductor
 conductive
 educate
 product
 produce
 production
 productivity
 productive


 deduce
 deduction
 reduce
 reduction
 abduct
 abduction

 seduce
 seduction
 induce
 induction

liber, liver = free
 deliver
 deliverance
 liberate
 liberty
 liberation
 liberal
 deliberate
 deliberation
 deliberate

precipitous
precipice
precipitate


tempt fate/providence
Some students are tempting fate by taking ibt test without any preparation.

His junior year he wrote a paper analyzing the state of freight service.

preclude
The declaration of independence
1. 1776
2. Britain ruled for too long
3. 1763: problems between Britain and colonies
(money)
4. Colonies want actual representation
5. 1776: independence
Marijuana
1. marijuana
2. Well known usages

pharmacopoeia
Marijuana
1. marijuana
2. Well known usages

 ailment
 illness
 affliction
 disorder
 infirmity
 malady
wane
 dwindle
 ebb
 fade
 subside
 decline
grad, gress = step
 gradually
 congress
 gradient
 graduate
 upgrade
 degrade
 aggression
 aggressive
 digress
 progress
 progression
 progressive
 regress

hallucinogen
19th politics in the US
1. modern presidency: Andrew Jackson
2. Jackson’s second term: Whig party
different from Democrats
3. W: like market
4. D: limited government


 immeasurably
 immeasurable


 sap
 weaken
 deplete
 drain
 exhaust

 inclination
 tendency
 disposition
 predisposition
 proneness

The Whigs were strongest in the towns, cities, and those rural areas that were fully integrated into the market economy, whereas Democrats dominated areas of semisubsistence farming that were more isolated and languishing economically.

This new party argued against the policies of Jackson and his party in a number of important areas, beginning with the economy.
19th politics in the US
1. modern presidency: Andrew Jackson
2. Jackson’s second term: Whig party
different from Democrats
3. W: like market
4. D: limited government

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補充一下,上課的插入句示範教材選自酪梨壽司的《洋墨水,乾杯》,原文可至:http://blog.pixnet.net/cwyuni/post/3638512