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托福官方真题Official1口语task3题目 Reading Part:
Letter in the Centerville College NewsThe administration has announced plans to acquire a new sculpture for campus. We should all oppose this plan. The university’s poor financial condition led it to increase the price for campus housing and tuition by 15% this past year. Surely then it is in no financial position to purchase such an expensive sculpture. Moreover, just look at the sculpture: several 60-foot long steel plates, jutting out of the earth at odd angles! It’s just so large, it’ll take up all the green space in front of the campus center! This is public space that should be reserved for students to use.
托福官方真题Official1口语task3题目 Listening Part:
Now listen to two students discussing the opinion expressed in the letter.
(man) Did you see Paul’s letter in the paper about the new sculpture?
(woman) Yeah, but it was totally unconvincing. His reasons for opposing the plan are just totally o ff. I am glad that we’ll finally have some nice art on campus. I’d like to shake the donor ’s hand and say “thank you.”
(man) What do you mean the donor?
(woman) You didn't know? An anonymous donor is paying the bill for most of the sculpture.
(man) Not the university?
(woman) No! His assumptions about who’s paying are all wrong!
(man) Still, I wonder if he has a point about the space it’ll take up?
(woman) Well, you know why Paul is upset. He an d his friends are always out there on the lawn right where the sculpture will be, kicking around the soccer ball. Now they’ll just have to use another part of the campus to play.
(man) Oh! So he just doesn't want to have to move.
(woman) Yeah! For him, it’s sculpture versus convenience.
Explain why the woman disagrees with the reasons expressed in the letter.
1. Reading key
(1.1)Proposal: student opposing school’s plan of acquiring a new sculpture
(1.2)Reason 1: expensive, waste of money
(1.3)Reason 2: large, takes up too much space
2. Listening key
(2.1)The woman disagrees with it
(2.2)Reason 1: the school isn’t paying
(2.2.1) Details: a donor is paying for the sculpture, nice to have art on campus
(2.3)Reason 2: Paul is upset for not wanting to move
(2.3.1) Details: he and his friends are always on the lawn kicking a soccer ball, they don’t want to move, it’s sculpture vs. convenient for Paul
The writer of the letter opposes the university’s plan to acquire a new sculpture because the university’s financial condition is poor and the sculpture is so large that it’ll take up all the green space in front of the campus center. The woman in the conversation thinks the two reasons are totally unconvincing. The woman says it’s an anonymous donor who pays the bill of the sculpture not the university so there is no need to worry about the university’s financial condition. As for the point about the space, the woman thinks Paul, the writer of the letter,always plays soccer with his friends on the lawn where the sculpture will be.She thinks Paul just doesn’t want to move to another place. For him, it’s convenience versus sculpture.