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雅思阅读模拟试题和答案(一)

发布时间:2013-09-04 13:51:40 来源:宁波朗阁培训中心 编辑:宁波朗阁小编
  不管是在雅思阅读还是托福阅读,考查语言水平的一个基本方面就是词汇。而在雅思阅读当中,考生不仅仅需要一定量的词汇,而且在注重词汇...

 

  不管是在雅思阅读还是托福阅读,考查语言水平的一个基本方面就是词汇。而在雅思阅读当中,考生不仅仅需要一定量的词汇,而且在注重词汇的多样性,即同意转化。特别是考生在记一些雅思考试的高频词汇的时候,就更强调这个词相对应的英文同义词。总所周知,中英是有差异的。

  下面,朗阁小编为大家整理了一个雅思阅读的模拟试题,当然也是带答案的呀!

  雅思阅读模拟试题和答案(一)

  Para 1.The need for a satisfactory education is more important than ever before. Nowadays, without a qualification from a reputable school or university, the odds of landing that plum job advertised in the paper are considerably shortened. Moreover, one's present level of education could fall well short of future career requirements.

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  para 2.It is no secret that competition is the driving force behind the need to obtain increasingly higher qualifications. In the majority of cases, the urge to upgrade is no longer the result of an insatiable thirst for knowledge. The pressure is coming from within the workplace to compete with ever more qualified job applicants, and in many occupations one must now battle with colleagues in the reshuffle for the position one already holds.

  para 3.Striving to become better educated is hardly a new concept. Wealthy parents have always been willing to spend the vast amounts of extra money necessary to send their children to schools with a perceived educational edge. Working adults have long attended night schools and refresher courses. Competition for employment has been around since the curse of working for a living began. Is the present situation so very different to that of the past?

  para 4. The difference now is that the push is universal and from without as well as within. A student at secondary school receiving low grades is no longer as easily accepted by his or her peers as was once the case. Similarly, in the workplace, unless employees are engaged in part-time study, they may be frowned upon by their employers and peers and have difficulty even standing still. In fact, in these cases, the expectation is for careers to go backwards and earning capacity to take an appreciable nosedive.

  para 5.At first glance, the situation would seem to be laudable; a positive response to the exhortation by a former Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, for australia to become the `clever country'. Yet there are serious ramifications according to at least one educational psychologist. Dr Brendan Gatsby has caused some controversy in academic circles by suggesting that a bias towards what he terms `paper'excellence might cause more problems than it is supposed to solve. Gatsby raises a number of issues that affect the individual as well as society in general.

  para 6.Firstly, he believes the extra workload involved is resulting in abnormally high stress levels in both students at secondary school and adults studying after working hours. Secondly, skills which might be more relevant to the undertaking of a sought_after job are being overlooked by employers interviewing candidates without qualifications on paper. These two areas of concern for the individual are causing physical and emotional stress respectively.

  para 7.Gatsby also argues that there are attitudinal changes within society to the exalted role education now plays in determining how the spoils of working life are distributed. Individuals of all ages are being driven by social pressures to achieve academic success solely for monetary considerations instead of for the joy of enlightenment. There is the danger that some universities are becoming degree factories with an attendant drop in standards. Furthermore, our education system may be rewarding doggedness above creativity; the very thing Australians have been encouraged to avoid.But the most undesirable effect of this academic paper chase, Gatsby says,is the disadvantage that `user pays'higher education confers on the poor, who invariably lose out to the more financially favoured.

  para 8.Naturally, although there is agreement that learning can cause stress, Gatsby's comments regarding university standards have been roundly criticised as alarmist by most educationists who point out that, by any standard of measurement, Australia's education system overall, at both secondary and tertiary levels, is equal to that of any in the world.

  TRUE/FALSE/NOT GIVEN

  1.It is impossible these days to get a good job without a qualification from a respected institution.

  2.Most people who upgrade their qualifications do so for the joy of learning.

  3.In some jobs, the position you hold must be reapplied for.

  4.Some parents spend extra on their children's education because of the prestige attached to certain schools

  5.According to the text, students who performed bally at school used to be accepted by their classmates.

  6.Employees who do not undertake extra study may find their salary decreased by employers.

  7.Australians appear to have responded to the call by a former Prime Minister to become better qualified.

  8.Australia's education system is equal to any in the world in the opinion of most educationists.

  Answer Keys

  1.F 2.F 3.T 4.NG 5.T 6.NG 7.T 8.T

  雅思阅读的三篇文章都比较长,而且单词也相对比较难。然后最让考生头痛的就是几乎一半以上的句子都是长句。而所谓的对长句的处理就是指能清楚地知道这个长句的主干在是什么呢,基本上指的就是这个长句的主谓宾或主谓表是什么。这样的话,就大大减轻了考生的负担和压力。因为主干的单词往往都相对而言比较简单,并且,主干上的意思基本上就是作者的要表达的意义。当然,还有一个点是能弄懂长句的比较有立竿见影的好处就是出题者的出题特点。

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