PTE听力练习55-老托93-the short story

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:


Yesterday we talked about the anecdote. Today we’re going to move on to one of the most popular literary forms in Western literature—the short story. A short story is a piece of prose fiction, usually under 10,000 words. Although it’s similar to the anecdote, it’s really a separate literary form. You’ll remember that the anecdote’s sole purpose is to entertain, and that it does this by relating a curious or interesting event. Well, there are also events in short stories, but the short story uses the event as something a character reacts to. The reader’s interest is captured by the effect that this event has on the character in the story. We’re even likely to reread a short story to better understand the character who is being portrayed and why a certain event led to a certain response or action. A short story, though, is not just a short novel. A novel is narrative. It tells a detailed story that usually takes place over a long period of time. A short story is less comprehensive than a novel, and the focus is on a character’s mental reaction to an experience. This reaction is the heart of the short story. Now I want you to think back to the short story you read for homework and I’ll give you a list of questions to think about.
【生词摘录】
1. anecdote: n. [C]轶事,奇闻
2. prose: n. [C]散文
3. fiction: n. [C]小说
4. separate: adj. 不同的
5. entertain: v. 娱乐
6. relate: v. 叙述
7. capture: v. 俘获
8. reread: v. 重读,再读
9. narrative: adj. 叙述性的
10. detailed: adj. 详细的
11. comprehensive: adj. 全面的

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