冲刺四级高分：短文听力解题技巧（中）2017-08-23 15:32 来源：网络综合
若文中出现下列词语，则要注意: 如not only…but also, because, so, since, but, however, the only 等。
例1： What shouldn’t be too surprising according to the speaker?
A) Sales assistants promoting high margin goods.
B) Customers competing for good bargains.
C) Sales assistants following customers around.
D) Customers losing all sense of time.
原文： Supermarkets have made selling such a fine art that their customers often lose all sense of time. When interviewed, customers normally guess they’ve only spent half an hour in the supermarket even when they have been there for over 45 minutes. But that shouldn’t be too surprising. Any really profitable supermarket knows that it should keep its clocks well hidden.
若文中出现以下词语，一定要多加注意: 如for example, for instance, firstly, secondly, thirdly, the first, the second, first, next等。
例2： What does the speaker say about Trent Maguire, a thirteen-year-old boy?
A) He always boasts about his rich father.
B) He has too much to know the value of things.
C) He will grow up to be good for nothing.
D) He is too young to manage his inherited property.
原文： When every dream can come true, kids don’t learn the value of anything because they have everything. A thirteen-year-old boy, Trent Maguire, has a driver, credit cards and unlimited cash to do what he wants when he wants to. “One day, I’ll earn more than my dad!” he boasts.
例3： What is the speaker complaining about?
A) The lack of time. C) The frustrations at work. B) The quality of life. D) The pressure on working families.
原文： This is hardly a lonesome complaint, according to the families and work institutes, national study of the changing work force, 55% of the employees say they don’t have enough time for themselves, 63% don’t have enough time for their spouses or partners, and 67% don’t have enough time for their children.
例4： Why does the speaker say financial targets are less likely to motivate workers?
A) They will not bring real benefits to the staff. B) They concern a small number of people only. C) They are arbitrarily set by the administrators. D) They are beyond the control of ordinary workers.
原文： Such values are more likely to motivate workers than financial targets which automatically only concern a few people. Unfortunately, there’s only a limited number of such goals to go around and by definition, not all the competing companies in that industry can seriously plan to be the best.