PTE听力口语练习素材:科学60秒-NYC School Computers

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(PLUS,Testbuilder, 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考生准备了适合PTE听力阅读练习的科学60秒。各位PTE同学可以练习PTE听力中的summarise spoken text和PTE口语中的retell lecture,练习记笔记技巧和复述。废话少说,下面开始:


60秒科学:NYC-School-Computers-Are-MIA

听力内容:

60秒科学节目(SSS)是科学美国人网站的一套广播栏目,英文名称:Scientific American – 60 Second Science,节目内容以科学报道为主,节目仅一分钟的时间,主要对当今的科学技术新发展作以简明、通俗的介绍,对于科学的发展如何影响人们的生活环境、健康状况及科学技术,提供了大量简明易懂的阐释。

New York City’s Department of Education cannot account for 1,800 missing computers. Hundreds more new devices have sat in boxes instead of being delivered to students.

Troubling for several reasons. The comptroller’s audit that discovered these problems included only a handful of the city’s nearly 2,000 schools. Whether the current case is due to shoddy record keeping, theft, institutional corruption or some combination of all three, you have to wonder what a system-wide audit would turn up.

The Department of Ed disputes some of the audit’s findings, of course. And they have a point when they say that they don’t have the IT resources to track and support all of these devices.

But instead of spending nearly $200 million in recent years on overpriced Apple and Lenovo gear they could have invested in cheaper network-based devices like Chromebooks, and more staff to manage them.

Schools across the Hudson River in Hoboken, N.J., learned a similar lesson the hard way. Last summer they took back the laptops they’d given to students and locked the machines in a storage closet. At least the taxpayers there know where their money went.

–Larry Greenemeier

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