2009年6月20日四级考试听力短对话分析

  上海新东方学校 陈文笠

  本次短对话而言,男女特征比较明显,这次男生的地位略有抬头,但总体而言,依然较女生低下。而从其内容而言,场景基本得以保留和延续,比如第11题:

  W: There were more than a hundred people at Kate's birthday party. How come she's got so many friends?

  M: It's really no surprise. You know she was popular even when she was a child

  Q: What does the man imply about Kate?

  其中出现的派对场景birthday party一词非常明显;

  再如第12题:

  M: They say there'll be a snow-storm tonight, and the cold weather will last quite a few days。

  W: Oh! We're so lucky, we'll be getting away for a while, and having a holiday in Florida. But let's call right now to confirm our flight。

  Q: What do we learn about the two speakers?

  其中天气场景词snow-storm、cold weather,节日场景的holiday等。

  不过这次短对话中的词组词汇考点明显略有增加,比如15题:

  M: My washing machine is more than fifteen years old and it has worked just fine until last night。

  W: You'll never be able to get parts for it, even from Japan. So it might be time to invest a more recent model。

  Q: What does the woman suggest the man do?

  其中的invest一词;

  以及16题:

  W: I can't decide what to do about the party tomorrow。

  M: You don't have to go if you don't want to, but I'll be glad to give you a ride if you do。

  Q: What do we learn from the conversation?

  中的give you a ride等。

  而这一点的变化在之前考试中已初见端倪,这也是四级考试向六级考试特点靠拢的一个典型表现。不过纵使如此,考点本身并没有发生太大的变化,比如13题看似是很与众不同的一题,但最后答案的courageous一词也在原文中表达得相当清晰:I really admire his courage. 而就场景变化也在这方面表现得比较明确,就是工作场景词汇的明显增加,即使是用在别的领域中,比如12题中的confirm,14题的invest,17题的contract一词,这些都与六级考点有所接轨。

  综上分析,可以发现,短对话场景继承往年特征并在近几年加大了工作场景的比例;词汇相对活跃,但多数在之前考试中均有出现过;词组考查数量见涨,向六级靠拢,但言外之意仍属少数;最后,技巧而言,基本延续了往年的特色,尤其是在男女侧重而言。


2009年6月英语四级听力短对话分析(沪江新东方): http://insuns.com/article/18773-1.html