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扫清托福阅读绊脚石:倒装句解题技巧
新东方 2014-08-21 11:10 浏览4004次

托福阅读之所以成为部分同学的绊脚石,除了词汇量较大以外,句子结构复杂也是新托福阅读的障碍之一。面对难句,必须迅速把握其主干和重点,因为考试时涉及答案的主要是句子的主干和重点,对于句子简化题(sentence simplification)尤其如此。

要把握难句的主干和重点,首先要弄清它们的类型。托福阅读中的难句主要有定语从句、同位语、并列结构、倒装句等等,对于不同类型的难句,把握主干的方法也不一样。下面以倒装句为例,为大家介绍一些把握倒装句的方法。

托福阅读中的倒装句主要有下列情况:

1.方位副词放在句首

Herein lay the beginning of what ultimately turned from ignorance to denial of the value of nutritional therapies in medicine。

2.介词放在句首

Among the species of seabirds that use the windswept cliffs of the Atlantic coast of Canada in the summer to mate, lay eggs, and rear their young are common murres, Atlantic puffins, black-legged kittiwakes, and northern gannets。

3. 形容词放在句首

Implicit in it is an aesthetic principle as well: that the medium has certain qualities of beauty and expressiveness with which sculptors must bring own aesthetic sensibilities into harmony。

4.过去分词放在句首

Accustomed though we are to speaking of the films made before 1927 as “silent”, the film has never been, in the full sense of the word, silent。

5.现在分词放在句首

Missing until recently were fossils clearly intermediate, or transitional, between land mammals and cetaceans。

句子倒装的目的主要有两个:

一是被提前的部分被强调,如上述的第四句:Accustomed though we are to speaking of the films made before 1927 as “silent”,其中的accustomed按照正常语序应该放在are之后:Though we are accustomed to speaking of the films made before 1927 as “silent”。之所以将accustomed提前,是为了强调它。二是为了句子的平衡,否则将导致头重脚轻的效果,如上述的第一句、第三句和第五句。以第五句为例,按照正常语序应该是:Fossils clearly intermediate, or transitional, between land mammals and cetaceans were missing until recently。但是这种句子结构比较糟糕,因为主语及其修饰语过长(从句首直到cetaceans),而谓语部分were missing until recently较短,容易造成头重脚轻的效果。第五句将missing提前,避免了这一现象。

托福阅读中为了考试时能迅速把握句子的主干,大家需要进行更多的阅读和分析,每种托福阅读难句类型都有一定的练习,在不断的练习中自己总结不同类型文章的行文思路,不同类型考题的答题技巧,练得多了考试时就能驾轻就熟了。

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