[00:45.60]So, have you worked out how to deal with this assignment then?
[00:49.23]MICK:Not yet, we've only been here a couple of minutes ourselves.
[00:52.58]ROSA:Can you just remind me what the task is exactly?
[00:55.66]PETE:Well, there are two, no, three, parts to it: first, we've got to write an essay about ways of collecting data.
[01:04.20]Then ...
[01:04.83]ROSA:What's the title of the essay exactly?
[01:07.29]MICK:I've got it here: ‘Assess the two main methods of collecting data in social science research’.
[01:13.92]ROSA:And how much do we need to write?
[01:16.53]MICK:Fifteen hundred words.
[01:18.48]That's for the essay.
[01:19.49]Then, for the second part of the assignment, we have to choose one method of data collection, and 'carry out a small-scale study, making appropriate use of the method chosen to gather data from at least five subjects'.
[01:32.26]ROSA:And then we have to write a report on the study?
[01:34.90]PETE:That's right, of three to four thousand words.
[01:37.27]ROSA:Did you get as far as discussing which form of data collection we should go for - questionnaire or interview , isn't it?
[01:45.41]I think we should use a questionnaire.
[01:47.29]It'll be so much less time-consuming than organising interviews,I reckon.
[01:50.46]Once we've agreed on the wording of it, we only have to send it out and wait for the responses.
[01:56.83]I think it probably would be quicker.
[01:58.80]But what did that article he gave us last week say about the quality of data from questionnaires?
[02:05.29]MICK:I'm pretty sure it recommended questionnaires as a source of ‘highly reliable data’.
[02:10.38]As long as you design the questionnaire properly in the first place, the data will be fine.
[02:15.60]I'm sure it talked about drawbacks as well, didn't it?
[02:18.96]Something about the response rate and the problems you get if it's too low.
[02:23.22]MICK:Yeah but we only need data from five subjects anyway.
[02:27.31]ROSA:I suppose so.
[02:28.66]Another drawback I remember it mentioned was that questionnaire data tends not to reveal anything unexpected, because it is limited to the questions fixed in advance by the researcher.
[02:40.21]MICK:Come on, ROSA.
[02:41.43] This is only a practice.
[02:42.91]It's not meant to be real research, is it?
[02:47.39]I'm not sure about that.
[03:24.98]ROSA:Maybe I'd belter go through the article again, just to be sure.
[03:28.49]Can you remember what it was called?
[03:30.61]MICK:'Sample Surveys in Social Science Research", I think.
[03:35.11] By Mehta.
[03:41.00] And he also recommended a more recent book, called 'Survey Research', by Bell, I think.
[03:47.18]It's in that series published by London University.
[03:50.17]PETE:And if we tried to use interviews instead.
[03:53.33]I saw a book in the departmental library that'll be helpful: it's called 'Interviews That Work', by Wilson, published in Oxford in nineteen eighty-eight.
[04:04.79] I've got a tutorial now.
[04:06.91]Can we meet up again later this week?
[04:09.52]What about Friday morning?
[04:10.89]PETE:Suits me.
[04:11.85] Eleven o'clock?
[04:12.95]ROSA:: Fine.
[04:14.60]MICK:Before Friday, I think we should all look through the reading list.


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1. Do you like to collect anything?

2. How much time do you spend on your collection?

3. Would you keep your collection in the future?

4. Why do people keep old things?

5. What kinds of things do Chinese people like to collect?


1. I’m really into collecting toy cars, especially when I was a kid. You know at that time, although my parents didn’t get much money to buy me toy cars, I still got a number of them in my bedroom.

2. Actually I always play these toy cars with my son on a daily basis. As he is a big fan of cars, so I often squeeze some time out of my busy day to play with him.

3. Yes, definitely. That is because now I collect various kinds of toy cars for my son, which has already been one of his hobbies. I really intend to buy new ones for him to enrich his collections.

4. I guess the reason why people to collect varies, you know some people collect the antiques might be because they think all these things will be more valuable in the future. While others on the other hand, collect just because they like the old-fashioned stuff and want to keep them together.

5. It’s kind of hard to say but people I know around me tend to keep books or photographs because it can help cultivate their mental development, but maybe for others, they probably tend to collect some ancient furnitures or jewellery because they believe the return of these investments is expected to be enormous.


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题目:The value attached to original works of art(剑10TEST 2 READING PASSAGE 3)

People go to art museums because they accept the value of seeing an original work of art. But they do not go to museums to read original scripts of novels, perhaps because the availability of novels has depended on_27for so long, and also because with novels, the 28_are the most important things.

A institution B mass production C mechanical process D public

E paints F artist G size H underlying ideas I basic technology

J readers K picture frames L assistants

32 The writer mentions London’s National Gallery to illustrate

A the undesirable cost to a nation of maintaining a huge collection of art

B the conflict that may arise in society between financial and artistic values

C the negative effect a museum can have on visitors’ opinions of themselves

D the need to put individual well-being above large-scale artistic schemes

34 According to the writer, the ‘displacement effect’ on the visitor is caused by

A the variety of works on display and the way they are arranged

B the impossibility of viewing particular works over a long period

C the similar nature of the paintings and the lack of great works

D the inappropriate nature of the individual works selected for exhibition


Museums of fine art and their public

One of the most famous works of art in the world is Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Nearly everyone who goes to see the original will already be familiar with it from reproductions, but they accept that fine art is more rewardingly viewed in its original form.

However, if Mona Lisa was a famous novel, few people would bother to go to a museum to read the writer's actual manuscript rather than a printed reproduction. This might be explained by the fact that the novel has evolved precisely because of technological developments that made it possible to print out huge numbers of texts, whereas oil paintings have always been produced as unique addition, it could be argued that the practice of interpreting or 'reading' each medium follows different conventions. With novels, the reader attends mainly to the meaning of words rather than the way they are printed on the page, whereas the ‘reader’ of a painting must attend just as closely to the material form of marks and shapes in the picture as to any ideas they may signify.

Yet it has always been possible to make very accurate facsimiles of pretty well any fine art work. The seven surviving versions of Mona Lisa bear witness to the fact that in the 16th century, artists seemed perfectly content to assign the reproduction of their creations to their workshop apprentices as regular "bread and butter7 work. And today the task of reproducing pictures is incomparably more simple and reliable, with reprographic techniques that allow the production of high-quality prints made exactly to the original scale, with faithful colour values, and even with duplication of the surface relief of the painting.

But despite an implicit recognition that the spread of good reproductions can be culturally valuable, museums continue to promote the special status of original work.

Unfortunately, this seems to place severe limitations on the kind of experience offered to visitors.

One limitation is related to the way the museum presents its exhibits. As repositories of unique historical objects, art museums are often called 'treasure houses'. We are reminded of this even before we view a collection by the presence of security guards, attendants, ropes and display cases to keep us away from the exhibits. In many cases, the architectural style of the building further reinforces that notion. In addition, a major collection like that of London's National Gallery is housed in numerous rooms, each with dozens of works, any one of which is likely to be worth more than all the average visitor possesses. In a society that judges the personal status of the individual so much by their material worth, it is therefore difficult not to be impressed by one's own relative ‘worthlessness’ in such an environment.

Furthermore, consideration of the ‘Value’ of the original work in its treasure house setting impresses upon the viewer that, since these works were originally produced, they have been assigned a huge monetary value by some person or institution more powerful than themselves. Evidently, nothing the viewer thinks about the work is going to alter that value, and so today’s viewer is deterred from trying to extend that spontaneous, immediate, self- reliant kind of reading which would originally have met the work.

The visitor may then be struck by the strangeness of seeing such diverse paintings, drawings and sculptures brought together in an environment for which they were not originally created. This ‘displacement effect’ is further heightened by the sheer volume of exhibits. In the case of a major collection, there are probably more works on display than we could realistically view in weeks or even months.

最先看一下27题,有许多老同学聚会误选C或是I,由于大伙儿的定位基础都不容易出难题,相匹配人们用淡黄色高亮度出去的语句,在这话中的确提及了和technology有关的信息,而且这一复印的全过程都是1个机械设备的全过程,因此仿佛都一些大道理.但大伙儿另外还要留意到,在人们定位到的语句中出現了whereas oil paintings have always been produced as unique objects.这话的中转折点词whereas意味着了前后左右彼此之间的比照,那从哪家层面开展较为的呢?这一地区说novels是huge numbers of texts,而oil paintings是unique objects,2个物品开展比照得话毫无疑问是有对比性才行,很显而易见,这一地区二者是就总数开展比照.因而这一逻辑性就出来,大家想要去历史博物馆看oil paintings的原著,可是不想要去读小说的手稿由于小说集能够很多得到而水彩画是与众不同的物品,参考答案是B mass production. 再看来一下下28题,这一题目自身不用考虑到过多的逻辑关系,同义变换基础可以协助人们刷题.但28题题目中出現了and also because with novels,是1个并排类的考试点,返回全文定位时候寻找并排的对应的点in addition,随后读下边的出卷句时候发觉在with novels这句话中又出現了whereas,跟人们27题的出卷句构造相同.那样的话人们可以看得出整篇的写作构造,先得出1个状况随后各自从2个层级去表述,而且在2个层级之中都出現了比照.那样的话人们的思路会十分清楚,做题目也会较为没把握.


32题的定位也找不到难度系数,由于出現了专业名词.定位到所属的语句后发觉语句的打头出現了in addition,因而很大自然的人们就会优先选择往后面看,由于后边是1个详细的层级,找不着参考答案的状况下再去看看前边有关的內容.In addition所属的语句论述了例子的內容,后边的语句干了梳理小结,因而答题点就是说本段的最终一段话.许多同学们也见到了这话,但所有人的逻辑思维不一样,一些同学们算出了恰当依据而有的人的逻辑思维偏移了出卷人的逻辑思维.因此人们还必须从另一个1个视角把偏移的逻辑思维改正回来,那便是要考虑到这每段的语段中心.人们不久见到in

addition的那时候就应当想到到这每段的构造应当跟第2段类似,也是以2个层级来表明一下下某一难题.因而见到这每段的打头,也就是说段落中心句一般 出現的地区,打头人们见到了onelimitation is related to the way…降至了局限性,见到这里毫无疑问又要问了,稿子在讲什么的局限性呢?整篇人们是以前边的段落看回来的,因此很大自然了解这一地区的limitation讲的就是说针对参观者的感受产生的比较严重的局限性其一是啥,因此人们的出题句所属的段落是紧紧围绕着针对参观者造成的不太好的危害而言的,人们的事例都是以便表明这一难题,因而参考答案就十分清楚了.

34题的定位都不存在的问题,由于出現了含有特殊字符的定位点,但定位到这句话后许多同学们沒有把握住在其中的逻辑关系,立即往后面看,因而错过了标准答案.这都是现阶段许多单项选择题的出题招数,定位较为确立,但寻找精确的出题句就一些难度系数.看来一下下人们寻找的出题句,This ‘displacement effect’ is further heightened by the sheer volume of exhibits.这话中出現了1个further,说这类effect被后边的物品切实加强了,换句话说前边这类effect早已造成过,这一地区是深化给提升了,而人们题目问的更是这类effect是因为哪些造成的.因而人们的出题句因应是定位句再加它前边的这句话,而不应当是后边的內容.


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