本文为同学们归纳总结了部分英语六级真题中的重点词汇,希望同学们多加记忆,祝同学们取得优异的六级成绩。
 
Ⅰ. From self-service checkout lines at the supermarket to industrial robots armed with saws and taught to carve up animal bodies in slaughter-houses, these ever-more-intelligent machines are now not just assisting workers but actually kicking them out of their jobs.(2012. 12 阅读 Text2)
【翻译】从超市里自助服务的结账台到配备锯子的工业机器人在屠宰室里被教会切分动物肉块,这些越来越智能的机器人现在不是在协助工人,而是在抢他们的饭碗。
【词汇】1. arm v. 配备,装备
例:The soldiers are armed with the most advanced weapons.
战士们都配备了最先进的武器。
2. carve v. 切,切碎
例:He carved several pieces of chicken for me.
他帮我切了几块鸡肉。
3. slaughter n. 屠杀
例:the slaughter of innocent people 对无辜百姓的屠杀
 
Ⅱ. U.S. gross domestic product has climbed back to pre-recession levels, meaning we’re producing as much as before, only with 6% fewer workers.(2012. 12 阅读 Text2)
【词汇】美国国内生产总值已经攀升到了萧条前的水平,这意味着我们现在凭借减少了6%的劳动力生产着同样多的东西。
【词汇】1. gross a.总的
例:The gross weight of this box of candy is 400 grams.
这盒糖的总重量为400克。
2. domestic a. 家庭的,国内的
例:Our products sell well in domestic market.
我们的产品在国内市场卖得很好。
此处的gross domestic product即我们日常所说的GDP,国内生产总值。
 
Ⅲ. To be sure, robotics is not the only job killers out there, with outsourcing stealing far more jobs than automation.(2012. 12 阅读 Text2)
【翻译】肯定的是,机器人学不是在外的唯一的工作“杀手”,外包窃取了比自动化更多的工作。
【词汇】1. robotics n. 机器人学,机器人技术
例:Robotics is the science of designing and building robots.
机器人学就是设计并制造机器人的学科。
2. outsourcing n. 外包,外部采办
例:Some companies are unhappy with outsourcing.
有些公司对外包不太满意。
3. automation n. 自动化(技术)
例:Automation means the loss of factory jobs.
自动化意味着很多工人要失业。