What is the passage / text / article mainly about? What is the main / general idea of this passage? This passage mainly tells us about / that ______.
What is the topic / subject of the article? Which subject is discussed in the text?
What is the best title for this text / passage / article? Which of the following would be the best title for this passage?
The purpose of this article / passage / text is to_______. The author’s main purpose of writing the passage is ______.What is the writer’s purpose of writing this passage? The article has been written to explain _______.
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Our neighborhood has really changed. When I last visited there, about half of the houses had been torn down (拆除)to make way for a highway. The rest of the buildings were covered with billboards (宣传板)and surrounded by traffic signs and garbage. Now the whole neighborhood has become dirty, noisy and full of cars.
Every year on my birthday, from the time I turned 12, a white gardenia (栀子花) was delivered to my house. No card ever came with it. Calls to the flower-shop were not helpful at all. After a while I stopped trying to find out the sender’s name and was just pleased with the beautiful white flower, in soft pink paper.
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I never stopped imagining (想像) who the giver might be, though. Some of my happiest moments were spent daydreaming about the sender. My mother encouraged these daydreams. She’d ask me if I had been especially kind to someone. Perhaps it was the old man across the street. I’d delivered his mail during the winter. As a girl, though, I had more fun imagining that it might be a boy that I had met.
One month before my graduation, my father died. I was so sad that I became completely uninterested in my upcoming graduation dance, and I didn’t care whether I had a new dress or not. My mother, in her own sadness, however, would not let me miss any of those things. She wanted her children to feel loved. In fact, my mother wanted her children to see themselves much like the gardenia: lovely, strong and perfect, with perhaps a bit of mystery (神秘).
My mother died ten days after I was married. I was 22. That was the year the gardenias stopped coming.
Which of the following would be the best title for the text?
A. A Childhood Dream
B. A Mother’s Love
C. A Graduation Party
D. A Special Birthday
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JAKARTA (Xinhua) —The Indonesia Health Ministry said that a three-year-old Indonesian boy died of bird flu (流感) on Wednesday. He became the 108th people who died of this disease in the country. Nyoman Kandun, the leader of the Health Ministry, told Xinhua on telephone that the boy loved to play with birds ...
这则新闻报道了一个3岁的男孩死于禽流感的事情。首句就交代清楚了事情发生的时间(on Wednesday)、地点(Indonesia)、人物(a 3-year-old boy)以及主要情节(died of bird flu)。
1. Samantha, I can’t eat or sleep when you are gone. I need to hear your soft voice and see your lovely toothless smile. I miss that special way you eat soup with your fingers. Please come home soon!
What is the main idea of this paragraph?
A. Samantha, your smile is very lovely.
B. Samantha, I want to hear your soft voice.
C. Samantha, I miss you very much.
D. Samantha, I can’t eat and sleep well.
2. Someday we will all have robots that will be our personal servants (仆人). They will look and behave much like real humans. We will be able to talk to these robots and they will be able to answer us. They will be smart, strong, and tire-less workers. Their only life goal will be to make our lives easier.
Which sentence expresses the main idea of the paragraph?
A. Someday we will all have robots as our personal servants.
B. We can talk to these robots and they can answer us.
C. Robots will look and behave much like real humans.
D. The robots will be smart, strong, and tireless workers.
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3. 推断作者写作目的时，要站在作者的立场想问题，切忌将自己的观点强加于作者。当文中出现两种或两种以上的不同观点时，务必牢记作者的观点才是体现全文中心的。此时，要注意一些转折词，如：but, yet, however, although等。当文章中表示相反的观点时，往往用到这些词。答题时要弄清哪个是作者的观点，排除迷惑性信息。
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