Directions:
Read the texts from a magazine article in which five people talked about the future of reading.
For questions 61-65, match the name of each person (61-65) to one of the statements (A-G)given below. Mark your answers on your ANSWER SHEET.
Paul:
I think books will be more affordable. They are pretty expensive. Publishers are so silly be-cause they focus on "We're not going to be selling so many hardcover books at $26. " But you're going to sell infinitely more electronically, so what are you complaining about? I view it as a grea-ter opportunity. My e-reader is great because I travel, and I don't want to carry a billion things with me.
David:
I don't own an e-reader, and I've never read a page on an e-reader. I do everything I can to avoid more screen time. Not to play down the value of a physical book, when it comes to somebody investing in one, it's something you want to keep. You have to give readers a choice, between a ric- her experience with physical books, and a more lifeless experience through an electronic reader.
James:
The new immigrants don't shoot the old inhabitants when they come in. One technology tends to supplement rather than substitute. How you read is not as important as: Will you read? Will you read something that's a book-the sustained train of thought of one person speaking to another?
Search techniques are embedded in e-books that invite people to dip into something rather than follow a full train of thought.
Alex:
We've maintained in the last few years there will be fewer bookstores. We have the best busi-ness model in the world. Books are still a majority of what we sell in stores, but they are becoming less and less. About 50 percent of physical books are sold in non-bookstore outlets, like drugstores and club stores. There are people with agendas in this industry, but the physical book is going no- where.
William:
E-readers take out the paper middleman and give me what I want from books: the words. My e-reader has allowed me to read more than ever. When I travel I can take five books with me all without cutting down a single tree or using any extra jet fuel. Books made of paper can be beautiful, but they are never as beautiful as the words in the best of them.
Now match the name of each person (61 to 65) to the appropriate statement.
Note: there are two extra statements.
Statements
61. Paul
62. David
63. James
64. Alex
65. William
A. I prefer physical books to e-books.
B. E-books are environmentally friendly.
C. The market for physical books is shrinking.
D. What counts is not how but how well you read.
E. E-reading will benefit, rather than harm, publishers.
F. The price of hardcover books will be greatly lowered.
F. Non-bookstore outlets add to the growth of physical books. 参考译文 下面这段文字是关于5个人对于未来阅读方式的不同观点。 保罗: 我认为书的价格太贵了,应该更便宜。出版商愚蠢地将重点放在“我们不会以26美元的价格出售精装书”,但是他们出售更多的电子书,所以有什么好抱怨的呢?我认为这是一个很好的机会。我的电子阅览器很棒,因为我旅游时不想带很多东西。 大卫: 我没有电子阅览器,也从没在电子阅览器上看过书,我尽量避免使用电子屏幕。不是要贬低纸质书的价值,当一个人购买一本纸质书的时候,他是想要收藏。阅读一本丰富多彩的纸质书还是阅读毫无生气的电子书,应该要让读者自己选择。 詹姆士: 就像新来的移民者不会射杀当地居民一样,新科技的发明是一种补充而不是替代。你读书的方式远没有以下几点重要:你会读书吗?你读的书是作者思想对读者进行的一种倾诉吗?电子书所具备的搜索技术能使人们更深入地去阅读而不是盲目跟随某一种思想。 艾利克斯: 在过去几年里,我们一直认为书店会越来越少。我们有世界上最好的销售模式。书籍仍是商店出售的主要产品,但是他们的销量越来越少。大约50%的纸质书都是在非书店(如药店、俱乐部)的打折活动中卖出的。这个产业中人们有自己的El程安排,但是纸质书却无路可走了。 威廉: 电子阅览器没有了中间商,给我的是我想从书里看到的文字。我的电子阅读器能让我读到更多的内容。当我旅行的时候我可以带5本书,不会多砍一棵树也不会增加飞机燃油消耗。纸质书是很美丽,但是不会比书里面的文字更美丽。 61.E【精析】主旨题。保罗认为出版商出售电子书是一个很好的机会,会给他们带来利润,与E项“电子阅读会给出版商带来更多的好处而不是坏处”相符,故选E. 62.A【精析】主旨题。大卫认为人们应该自己选择想要看书的方式,他更倾向于纸质书,与A项表示相同的意思,故选A. 63.D【精析】主旨题。詹姆士认为电子书的作用是补充读书方式,而不是替代纸质书,重要的不是如何读书,而是读得怎么样,与D项“重要的不是如何读书,而是读得怎么样”意思相符,故选D. 64.C【精析】主旨题。艾利克斯认为纸质书虽然是商店出售的主要产品,但是销量在逐年下降,这与C项的“纸质书的市场在萎缩”意思相同,故选C. 65.B【精析】主旨题。威廉认为电子书不会消耗资源并且不会增加飞机燃油消耗,这与8项“电子书非常环保”意思相同,故选B.