【卓越干货】近期PTE阅读新题(附满分答案)

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1. Tutorial

  1. Many students sit in a tutorial week after week without saying anything.

  2. Why is that?

  3. Maybe they do not know the purpose of a tutorial.

  4. They think it is like a small lecture where the tutor gives them information.

  5. Even if students do know what a tutorial is for, there can be other reasons why they keep quiet.


2. Arcelor-Mittal deal

  1. It was taken over by Mittal, a Dutch-registered company run from London by its biggest single shareholder, Lakshmi Mittal, an Indian who started his first business in Indonesia.

  2. The takeover battle raged for six months before Arcelor's bosses finally listened to shareholders who wanted the board to accept Mittal's third offer.

  3. The story tells us two things about European business, both positive (though they may not seem so at first sight). 

  4. First, shareholder activism is increasing in a continent where until recently it was depressingly rare. 

  5. Second, and more important, the Arcelor-Mittal deal demonstrates Europe's deepening integration into the global economy.


3. Rugby

  1. Citizens commonly identify with their nation in the context of major sporting events: imagining the nation is easier when there is a national team playing another nation (Hobsbawn, 1990)

  2. Rugby in Wales is a particularly strong example of this phenomenon, being perhaps the main thing that unites people in Wales.

  3. In many ways rugby in Wales defines what Wales is and what people in Wales share.

  4. For outside Wales, too, it is the rugby that commonly defines the nation - with the sport providing both widespread interest and one of the few positive associations of outsiders' perceptions of Wales.

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1. Collection

The National Portrait Gallery's Conservation Department performs one of the Gallery's core functions, the long-term preservation of all Collection items, to make them accessible now and in future.

The Collection dates from the 8th century to the present day, and consists of portraits in a variety of media, so the Gallery employs Conservators withexpertise in a range of disciplines, including Framing, Painting, Paper, Sculpture, and Photography.


2. Wrinkle cure

Barrie Finning's, a professor at Monash University's college of pharmacy in Melbourne, and PhD student Anita Schneider, recently tested a new wrinkle cure. Twice daily, 20 males and female volunteers applied a liquid containing Myoxinol, a patented extract of okra (Hibiscus esculentus) seed, to one side of their faces. One the other side they applied a similar liquid without Myoxinol. Every week for a month their wrinkles were tested by self-assessment, photography and the size of depressions made in silicon moulds. The results were impressive. After a month the depth and number of wrinkles on the Myoxinol-treated side were reduced by approximately 27 percent.

But Finnin's reseach, commissioned by a cosmetics company, is unlikely to be published in a scientific journal. It's hard to even find studies that show the active ingredients in cosmetics penetrate the skin, let alone more comprehensive research on their effects. Even when rigorous studies are commissioned, companies usually control whether the work is published in teh traditional scientific literature. 


3. Siblings

No two siblings are the same, not even identical twins. Parents often puzzleabout why their children are so different from one another. They'll say, 'Ibrought them up all the same.' They forgot that what determines out behavior isn't what happens to us but how we interpret what happens to us, and no two people ever see anything in exactly the same way.

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