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新托福口语考试话题练*之电视机

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智课网 TOEFL 备考资料 新托福口语考试话题练*之电视机 I. Listen Listen to the text with the help of the following notes. 1. it is more convenient ...in search of amusement elsewhere: ( 对四口之家来说)舒服地坐在家里,有着包罗万象 的娱乐节目供选择,当然比外出到别的地方寻找娱乐活动更为方便,更合算了。 2. only to discover... disappointing: 最终发现演出是那样令人失望。此处 only 表示出乎意料。 3. takes no initiative: 没有任何主动性。 4. The most distant countries...into one’s sitting -room: 最遥远的国度、最奇异的风俗了情被直接送到人们起居室。 5. flickering pictures: 闪烁为定的图像。 II. Read Read the following passages. Underline the important viewpoints while reading. 1. Why Watch Television? Matthew: Television is undoubtedly a great invention, but one of the main criticisms of it is that people just aren’t selective enough. Lesley, you’ve got a television; how do you pick out the sorts of programmes you want to watch? Lesley: I try and look at the programmes that are on to decide which particular ones interest me, rather than you turning it on at seven o’clock and you leaving it on until half-past eleven when the programmes finish. Matthew: Do you think of television though as a great time-waster? Lesley: Un... I think it can be a time-waster and it depends on how particular people are about what they want to see...Mm, it can just be a sort of total amusement for someone and totally consuming without really considering what it is they’re watching. Matthew: Aha, but how do you prevent it coming into your life and taking over your evenings and at the same time perhaps get... get out of the television some of the sort of best things... best programmes that ... that undoubtedly are on television? Lesley: Well, I suppose one of the problems is... will depend on what a person’s life style is, and that if he has oth er outside interests which are equally important to him as television, he will then, you know, mm... be more careful about which programmes he wants to watch because he has time which he wants to use for other things. Matthew: Do you think though that ... that in... in a sense television has killed people’s own er...sort of, creativity or their ability to entertain themselves because if they’re bored all they do is just turn on the television? Lesley: Yes, I think that is a danger, and I think that... in fact is what is happening to a lot of people who use it as their ... their main ... um field of amusement and ... because they don’t have other outside interests and even when people come round they’ll leave the television on and not be, you know, particularly interested in talking to them,



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