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五 科技类
1. The primary goal of technological1 advancement2 should be to increase
people’s efficiency so that everyone has more leisure time.

2. Money spent on research is almost always a good investment, even when
the results of that research are controversial.

3. Humanity has made little real progress over the past century or so.
Technological innovations have taken place, but the overall condition of
humanity is no better. War, violence, and poverty are still with us.
Technology cannot change the condition of humanity.

4. When research priorities are being set for science, education, or any
other area, the most important question to consider is : How many people’s
lives will be improved if the results are successful.

5. The function of science is to reassure3; the purpose of arts is to upset.
Therein lies the value of each.

6. Technology creates more problems than it solves, and may threaten or
damage the quality of life.

7. Most important discoveries or creations are accidental: it is usually
while seeking the answer to one question that we come across the answer to

六 传媒类
1. In the age of television, reading books is not as important as it once
was. People can learn as much by watching television as they can by reading

2. The purpose of many advertisements is to make consumers want to buy a
product so that they will ‘be like’ the person in the ad. This practice
is effective because it not only sells products but also helps people feel
better about themselves.

3. Because of television and worldwide computer connections, people can now
become familiar with a great many places that they have never visited. As a
result, tourism will soon become obsolete4.

4. High-speed electronic communications media, such as electronic mail and
television, tend to prevent meaningful and thoughtful communication.

5. In this age of intensive media coverage5, it is no longer possible for a
society to regard any woman or man as a hero. The reputation of anyone who
is subjectied to media scrutiny6 will eventually be diminished.


1 technological gqiwY     
  • A successful company must keep up with the pace of technological change.一家成功的公司必须得跟上技术变革的步伐。
  • Today,the pace of life is increasing with technological advancements.当今, 随着科技进步,生活节奏不断增快。
2 advancement tzgziL     
  • His new contribution to the advancement of physiology was well appreciated.他对生理学发展的新贡献获得高度赞赏。
  • The aim of a university should be the advancement of learning.大学的目标应是促进学术。
3 reassure 9TgxW     
  • This seemed to reassure him and he continued more confidently.这似乎使他放心一点,于是他更有信心地继续说了下去。
  • The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe.航空公司尽力让乘客相信飞机是安全的。
4 obsolete T5YzH     
  • These goods are obsolete and will not fetch much on the market.这些货品过时了,在市场上卖不了高价。
  • They tried to hammer obsolete ideas into the young people's heads.他们竭力把陈旧思想灌输给青年。
5 coverage nvwz7v     
  • There's little coverage of foreign news in the newspaper.报纸上几乎没有国外新闻报道。
  • This is an insurance policy with extensive coverage.这是一项承保范围广泛的保险。
6 scrutiny ZDgz6     
  • His work looks all right,but it will not bear scrutiny.他的工作似乎很好,但是经不起仔细检查。
  • Few wives in their forties can weather such a scrutiny.很少年过四十的妻子经得起这么仔细的观察。