九、明显不符常理的选项往往不是答案

有的选项明显不符合该对话情景下的常识或常理,那么该选项往往也不是答案。

【例10】(新06-12-25)

【预览选项】

[A] Accurate communication is of utmost importance.

[B] Pilots should be able to speak several foreign languages.

[C] Air controllers should keep a close watch on the weather.

[D] Cooperation between pilots and air controllers is essential.

【听前预测】

由选项中的should可推知,本题应该是考查观点或建议。选项内容表明问题应该与确保安全飞行的因素有关。[B]是说飞行员应该会说几门外语,这不大合乎常理,因为飞国内行线的飞行员并不一定要会好几门外语,故[B]为答案的可能性较小。

【听音验证】

M: Sadly enough, yes they did. It was a really bad mistake. Many people died as a result of the simple misunderstanding.

W: Wow, that’s a powerful lesson on how important it can be to accurately communicate to each other.【答案解析】

25. What lesson could be drawn from the accident?

【解析】选[A]。对话的最后女士总结了这次事故的教训:how important it can be to accurately communicate to each other,答案是对此的同义转述。utmost意为“极大的”。