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2017年5月6日SAT亚太卷最难的两篇阅读

2017年05月08日 01:25来源:互联网作者:上海管理员

摘要:相信大家还在回味这次SAT考试。总的来说,这次考试的难度不低。而且CB也很重视这次考试,因为采用了一套全新题目。就四个部分来说,语法难度最低,阅读最难,数学难度也不小,写作持平。其中阅读部分延续了之前考试的题材分布,而且难度上同样是社科最简单,小说和第三篇科技适中,历史双篇和最后的科技文最难。

  相信大家还在回味这次SAT考试。总的来说,这次考试的难度不低。而且CB也很重视这次考试,因为采用了一套全新题目。就四个部分来说,语法难度最低,阅读最难,数学难度也不小,写作持平。其中阅读部分延续了之前考试的题材分布,而且难度上同样是社科最简单,小说和第三篇科技适中,历史双篇和最后的科技文最难。

  今天我们就简单说说大家都叫难的这两篇文章。

  首先是历史双篇,对于上过TD备考计划的同学来说,这个历史双篇的话题应该不陌生。因为我们课上重点分析了可汗上与之极其相似的一篇 Whether the Articles of Confederation should be Replaced by the U.S.Constitution(可汗level3 第二篇)。两篇文章在观点,论据和反驳上都是极相似的。Passage1 均来自Patrik Herny 的演讲,表明New government会危机public liberty,让大家慎重考虑。而Passage 2 都是通过反驳第一篇的观点从而支持新政府。原文如下:

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  Passage 1

  If a wrong step be nowmade, the republic may be lost forever. If this new government will not come upto the expectation of the people, and they shall be disappointed, their libertywill be lost, and tyranny must and will arise. I repeat it again, and I beggentlemen to consider, that a wrong step, made now, will plunge us into misery,and our republic will be lost. It will be necessary for this Convention to havea faithful historical detail of the facts that preceded the session of thefederal Convention, and the reasons that actuated its members in proposing anentire alteration of government, and to demonstrate the dangers that awaitedus.

  If they were of such awful magnitude as towarrant a proposal so extremely perilous as this, I must assert, that thisConvention has an absolute right to a thorough discovery of every circumstancerelative to this great event. And here I would make this inquiry of thoseworthy characters who composed a part of the late federal Convention. I am surethey were fully impressed with the necessity of forming a great consolidatedgovernment, instead of a confederation. That this is a consolidated governmentis demonstrably clear; and the danger of such a government is, to my mind, verystriking. I have the highest veneration for those gentlemen; but, sir, give meleave to demand, What right had they to say, We, the people? My politicalcuriosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads meto ask, Who authorized them to speak the language of, We, the people, instead of,We, the states? States are the characteristics and the soul of a confederation.If the states be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great,consolidated, national government, of the people of all the states.

  I have the highest respect for those gentlemenwho formed the Convention, and, were some of them not here, I would expresssome testimonial of esteem for them. America had, on a former occasion, put theutmost confidence in them — a confidence which was well placed; and I amsure, sir, I would give up any thing to them; I would cheerfully confide inthem as my representatives. But, sir, on this great occasion, I would demandthe cause of their conduct. Even from that illustrious man who saved us by hisvalor, I would have a reason for his conduct: that liberty which he has givenus by his valor, tells me to ask this reason; and sure I am, were he here, hewould give us that reason. But there are other gentlemen here, who can give usthis information. The people gave them no power to use their name. That theyexceeded their power is perfectly clear. It is not mere curiosity that actuatesme: I wish to hear the real, actual, existing danger, which should lead us totake those steps, so dangerous in my conception. Disorders have arisen in otherparts of America; but here, sir, no dangers, no insurrection or tumult havehappened; every thing has been calm and tranquil. But, notwithstanding this, weare wandering on the great ocean of human affairs. I see no landmark to guideus. We are running we know not whither. Difference of opinion has gone to adegree of inflammatory resentment in different parts of the country, which hasbeen occasioned by this perilous innovation.

  The federal Convention ought to have amended theold system; for this purpose they were solely delegated; the object of theirmission extended to no other consideration. You must, therefore, forgive thesolicitation of one unworthy member to know what danger could have arisen underthe present Confederation, and what are the causes of this proposal to changeour government.

  Passage 2

  Mr. Chairman, my worthy friend (Mr. Henry) hasexpressed great uneasiness in his mind, and informed us that a great many ofour citizens are also extremely uneasy, at the proposal of changing our government...

  But an objection is made to the form: theexpression, We, the people, is thought improper. Permit me to ask the gentlemanwho made this objection, who but the people can delegate powers? Who but thepeople have a right to form government? The expression is a common one, and afavorite one with me. The representatives of the people, by their authority, isa mode wholly inessential. If the objection be, that the Union ought to be notof the people, but of the state governments, then I think the choice of theformer very happy and proper. What have the state governments to do with it?Were they to determine, the people would not, in that case, be the judges uponwhat terms it was adopted.

  But the power of theConvention is doubted. What is the power? To propose, not to determine. Thispower of proposing was very broad; it extended to remove all defects ingovernment: the members of that Convention, who were to consider all thedefects in our general government, were not confined to any particular plan.Were they deceived? This is the proper question here. Suppose the paper on yourtable dropped from one of the planets; the people found it, and sent us here toconsider whether it was proper for their adoption; must we not obey them? Thenthe question must be between this government and the Confederation. The latteris no government at all. It has been said that it has carried us, through adangerous war, to a happy issue. Not that Confederation, but common danger, andthe spirit of America, were bonds of our union: union and unanimity, and notthat insignificant paper, carried us through that dangerous war. “United,we stand divided, we fall!” echoed and re-echoedthrough Americafrom Congress to the drunken carpenterwas effectual, andprocured the end of our wishes, though now forgotten by gentlemen, if suchthere be, who incline to let go this stronghold, to catch at feathers; for suchall substituted projects may prove.

  同时大家还可以参考可汗level3 第二篇,你就可以看出文章的观点和结构相似了,而且此类话题可汗上也不只一篇。可以看出,如果大家系统学习和练习过历史类文章结构和常考话题的话,正确做完这篇双篇难度应该就没有那么大了。

  第五篇科技文的难度确实比较大,对于那些先做这篇再做历史的学霸来说不免有些吃亏。但TD的同学们应该还是能够理清思路的,因为考试前我们着重对科技的难点文章和难题的解题思路的做了讲解,尤其是某年一篇讲火星上是否长期有大量水体存在的文章。这次考试的这篇文章讲解了科学家在藻类中发现了lignin,从而更新了植物进化过程的理论。难点在于文章中各种现象之间的关系复杂,让同学们感觉很乱。

  不过我们讲解过做科技文就是要抓住篇章结构,这篇文章你只要抓住“新理论的提出—发展过程的介绍—质疑的提出”这个大的框架,就不会被其他边缘内容所误导。清晰科技文的结构和各要素是解决科技文难点题目的关键,才能真正理解考点是什么。

  这两篇较难的文章如果大家上课的时候认真学习了,在前三篇不浪费太多时间的情况下,正确率应该是有保证的。所以想要在SAT中拿到高分打好基础、掌握解题技巧是非常关键的。如果你还不清楚这些,那么这次考试恰巧是一次警醒,要抓紧行动起来咯~

  考生们最近都在咨询上海SAT培训班 ,还有SAT巴朗词汇书下载 哦!

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