1.弦外之音—“言外之意”题型 这类题型难度较高,对话中的回答人并不从正面回答问题,似乎答非所问。这就需要我们运用解题的逻辑思维与推理过程,也就是通常所说的“顺藤摸瓜”方法来答题。此类题型中,一些句子的真实含义不是直截了当地摆在我们面前,而是我们根据对话中揭示的内容去寻找与其相关的其他事物以及它们之间的联系。可分为两类:陈述回答型和疑问回答型。 1)陈述回答型 例:M: I need to find a dentist; you said you know Dr. Smith well, do you recommend her? W: Well, I had to see her a few times, but what impressed me most was the magazines in her waiting room. Q: What does the woman imply? A) Dr. Smith’s waiting room isn’t tidy. B) Dr. Smith enjoys reading magazines. C) Dr. Smith has left a good impression on her. D) Dr. Smith may not be a good choice. 言外之意:女的丝毫不提史密斯的医术如何,只说了一些无关紧 要的琐事,无非是暗示她的医术很烂,故不愿意向男的推荐。 2)疑问回答型 请掌握以下几种表达建议和表示反对的语句 表示建议:Why not...? Why don’t you...? Wouldn’t...?How about...? 表示反对: Should...he/she/we/they...be doing...? 表示责怪的意思:Shouldn’t...? 例:W: I hear that the Edwards are thinking of buying another house. M: Should they be doing that with all the other expenses they have to pay? Anyhow, they are over 70 now, their present house is not too bad. Q: What does the man imply? A) The Edwards are quite well-off. B) The Edwards should cut down on their living expenses. C) It’ll be unwise for the Edwards to buy another house. D) It’s too expensive for the Edwards to live in their present house. 言外之意:用问句这个结构表示说话人的反对情绪。