常远新托福口语真经试读 13

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2013-6-25 13:37

新托福口语第三题预测真题

2012年01月21日 北美托福考试 口语真题

Question 3

Narrator: You will now read a short passage and then listen to a conversation on the same topic. You will then be asked a question about them. After you hear the question, you will have 30 seconds to prepare your response and 60 seconds to speak.

Narrator: Begin reading now.

Reading Time: 45 Seconds

A New Policy of the Library Opening Hours

Beginning this weekend, the university library will cease its 24-hours a day open policy. Instead, the library will begin closing at midnight and opening at 6:00 a.m. the following morning. This change is being made because only a small number of students study the whole night through in the library. The vast majority of students prefer to study in their dorm rooms when they must study late at night. It is hoped that the move will cut labor and energy costs. To the small number of students who might be inconvenienced, we apologize.

Narrator: Now hear a conversation about the same topic.

The man expresses his opinion about the university’s decision to close the library at midnight. State his opinion and explain the reasons he gives for holding that opinion.

Preparation Time: 30 Seconds

Response Time: 60 Seconds

回答详解

Note-taking笔记

Reading
(Topic)

uni → ×lib~ mid-nite
∵ ↓ stu → nite & schl →↓ $ → erg & lbr

Listening
(Opinion)

(Reason 1)

(Reason 2)

m ×
1) stu → rsch ppr / nite
∴ need lib → ref~
+ he works / day, need lib → study
2) schl → ↓ $, if open 1st flr / nite

Paraphrasing 笔记转述

Reading
(Topic)

 uni → ×lib~ mid-nite
The university has planned to close the library at midnight,
 ∵ ↓ stu → nite & schl →↓ $ → erg & lbr
…because few students study overnight in the library and the school can save some money on energy and labor.

Listening
(Opinion)

(Reason 1)

(Reason 2)

 m ×
The man thinks that this policy is a bad idea.
 1) stu → rsch ppr /nite
Most students do most of their research papers late at night.
 ∴ need lib → ref~
As a result, they need access to library reference materials and journals.
 + he works / day, need lib → study
In addition, he has to work during the day and needs to study in the library at night.
 2) schl → ↓ $, if open 1st flr / nite
The school can still save money on labor and energy if they only keep the library’s first floor open.

Sample Response 参考答案

Topic

The university has planned to close the library at midnight, because few students study overnight in the library and the school can save some money on energy and labor.

Opinion

The man thinks that this policy is a bad idea.

Reason 1

First, he claims that most students, in fact, do most of their research papers late at night. As a result, they need access to library reference materials and journals. In addition, he has to work during the day and needs to study in the library at night.

Reason 2

He also argues that the school can still save money on labor and energy if they only keep the library’s first floor open.

听力原文

[Conversation]

W: Hi, George, you look angry.
M: I am! I just found out the library is closing at midnight.
W: I wouldn’t know. I’m always asleep long before then.
M: Well, those of us who actually study NEED the library open 24 hours. Most people do research papers late at night. We need the library to stay open so we can find reference books and materials immediately.
W: Yeah, you never do any paper until the last night before it’s due.
M: That’s because I have to do a part-time job in the day. The only time I have for study is late evening. That means I can only look at journals when it’s late. By midnight, I’m just really getting started.
W: Yeah, you may have a point there.
M: Besides, if the school wants to save money on energy, they can just leave the first floor open at night. That’s where all the reference books and journals are. That way they can afford to have less staff on duty, too.
W: Well, you better hurry. You’ve got less than three hours till the library closes for the night!

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