PTE听力练习题7-老托93篇-Babies count

PTE考生目前最大的问题之一就是练习题缺乏。除了有限的基本官方书(PLUSTestbuilder, OG)之外,就没有题了。很多英语基础不是很扎实的同学很难找到练习材料。墨尔本文波雅思PTE培训学校专门为墨尔本,悉尼PTE考生准备了PTE练习的lecture 93篇。各位PTE同学可以练习阅读,练习记笔记技巧,可以练习复述,甚至可以练习describe image。废话少说,下面开始:


In our lab today, we’ll be testing the hypothesis that babies can count as early as five months of age. The six babies here are all less than six months old. You’ll be watching them on closed circuit TV and measuring their responses. The experiment is based on the well-established observation that babies stare longer if they don’t see what they expect to see. First, we’re going to let two dolls move slowly in front of the babies. The babies will see the two dolls disappear behind a screen. Your job is to record, in seconds, how long the babies stare at the dolls when the screen is removed. In the next stage, two dolls will again move in front of the babies and disappear. But then a third doll will follow. When the screen is removed, the babies will only see two dolls. If we’re right, the babies will now stare longer because they expect three dolls but only see two. It seems remarkable to think that such young children can count. My own research has convinced me that they have this ability from birth. But whether they do or not, perhaps we should raise another question. Should we take advantage of this ability by teaching children mathematics at such a young age? They have great untapped potential, but is it good for parents to pressure young children?

【生词摘录】

1. hypothesis:n.pluralhypotheses[, C]anideathatissuggestedasapossible way of explaining a situation, proving an idea etc, which has not yet been shown to be true 假设,假说

2. closed circuit television (TV): a system in which cameras send pictures to television sets that is used in many public buildings to protect them from crime 闭路电视

3. well-established: adj. established for a long time and respected 历史悠久 且享有盛誉的

4. untapped: adj. an untapped resource, market etc has not yet been used (资源、市场等)未开发的;未利用的

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