雅思阅读信号词一、顺接和递进

例词:also, furthermore, moreover, what is more, in addition…

考点:And Western scientists are starting to draw on this wisdom…(C6, P28, T31找标题)

解析:And在这句话开头,有一定的递进含义, this wisdom则是指代了前面一句话出现的their wealth of traditional knowledge(因纽特人传统的知识),所以这两句话有紧密的联系,同学们在读题的时候要通过发现信号词,然后发散地看它的前后句,最后把考点考察的意思补充完整。

雅思阅读信号词二、对比和转折

例词:however, but, although, nevertheless, on the other hand, by comparison…

考点:However, we believe that credit must be extended in association with other types of support that help participants develop critical life skills as well as productive businesses.(C4, P66, T13主旨选择题)

题目中出现了conclude的字眼,总结段落一般是在文章的最后,然而带有转折信号词however这句话,显然就是文章的考点所在。

雅思阅读信号词三、相似

例词:similarly, in other words, that is, put another way…

考点:In other words, we became aware of the obvious fact that there were‘limits to growth’.(C4, P97, T32分类题)

解析:In other words是解释,换一种说法,通常会以更加简单易懂,清晰的话语陈述出难点,常常难点就是雅思阅读考点出没的地方。

雅思阅读信号词四、时间先后

例词:firstly, second, next, then, now, later, since, eventually, finally…

考点:Three factors are involved in this change. First is an awareness of the severity of the problem. Second, a number of resources to help tackle bullying have become available in Britain…Third, there is evidence that these materials work, and that schools can achieve something.(C6, P94, T30选标题)

解析:段落结构很清楚,主要是因为有表达顺序的信号词First、second、third,让我们认识这段是在讲,侍强凌弱这种现象已经开始改变,主要是从三个方面入手:意识、资源、监督。这种发展让学校有了更多的方法和有效途径解决存在的问题。这里的First、second、third提示我们三个方面,同时也是一个发展的过程。