Until recently, not much was known about the topic, and little help was available to teachers to deal with bullying. Perhaps as a consequence, schools would often deny the problem. “There is no bullying at this school” has been a common refrain, almost certainly untrue. Fortunately more schools are now saying,” there is not much bully here, but when it occurs we have a clear policy for dealing with it.”
The writer thinks that the declaration “There is no bullying at this school”
第二，先读题干，通过题干到文中定位，题干中的话加上了引号，说明是引用，发现在文中显而易见，在该段的第三行，很多学生习惯性的看该句的后面，很快遇到了生词refrain,然后再往下看，看到了untrue, 发现和第一个选项很相像，所以毫不犹豫选A。其实选择题里最具有干扰的、最具有迷惑性的就是选项和文中的句子长得相似，多半是错误答案。还有一部分学生是往前看了，看到了schools deny the problem, 学校否认问题，立马产生联想，学校一定是缺乏关心，才否认问题，所以立刻选C, 这样的学生犯了最大的错，就是过度推断，雅思阅读只考察字面意义上的同义转换。其实deny the problems的前面，出现了很重要的逻辑关系词as a consequence, 这一词组后面接的是结果，前面是原因，题干定位在as a consequence的后面，说明这道题是想考察产生这件事的原因，所以答案是这段第一句话的同义改写。
第三，定位到确切的句子，找同义改写not much was known about the topic, and little help was available to teachers to deal with bullying. 这句话中出现了两个否定，一是对欺负不了解，二是得到老师的帮助来处理欺负很少，符合D选项中的否定词lack, knowledge and resources.