六、选项均为名词性短语

如选项均为概括性较强的名词或是名词性的短语,且各项内容差异较大,问题则很可能是关于对话所谈论的主题或对话中出现的某一事件或问题的主题。

【例7】(710分样卷-22)

【预览选项】

[A]The latest developments of an armed rebellion in Karnak.

[B]The fall of Karnak’s capital city into the hands of the rebel forces.

[C]The epidemic that has just broken out in the country of Karnak.

[D]The peace talks between the rebels and the government in Karnak.

【听前预测】

选项均为名词短语,且概括性均较强,故本题很可能考查对话的主旨。由 armed rebellion,the rebel forces,peace talks between the rebels and the government 等词以及多次出现的Karnak可推知本对话很可能与Karnak国反政府武装叛乱有关。

【听音验证】

W: We now interrupt our regular scheduled news program to bring you live up-to-date coverage on the civil unrest in the newly formed country of Karnak, where our man Stan Fielding is stationed. Stan ...

M: This is Stan Fielding reporting live from the suburbs of the capital city. Just 20 minutes ago, rebel forces launched the biggest offensive against the ruling government in the 18- month conflict here in this country.

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22.What is the news coverage mainly about?