例’s tale was inspired by the girls’ coin collection. “We’ve collected foreign coins for years – since our families went on holiday to Tenerife.” she explains. “That was before the Euro, so we put pesetas in.” Lauren continues: “I find a coin in the road, go to get it and get run over. I’m in hospital and then I die.” Charlotte adds: “Or she might not die. I haven’t decided yet.”
60. The underlined word “pesetas” in Paragraph 2 is a kind of _____.
A. story B. collection
C. inspiration D. foreign coin
解析:做题的关键在于:该单词本身并不重要,重要的是该单词的上下, 如果该单词认识,并不超出大纲,则其字面意思必然不是正确答案,其正确答案是根据上下文推测的一个更加深刻的含义。要找到正确的词义,关键在于在上下文中寻找同词性的词或词组。如在本题中,根据句式我们可以判断pesetas是一个名词,在pesetas的上下文附近出现了的名词有coin,Euro,road等,根据I find a coin in the road,可以知道埋在地下的是pesetas是硬币之类的东西,所以正确答案是 coin.
例 pulled on a sweater and put some apples into his schoolbag. It was too early for breakfast. He’ d eat after he’ d been through the cave, sitting on the rock
s and staring at the sea.
He wished he had a proper pack. His schoolbag would have to do. What else? Sandwiches-but his mother might wake up if he started pulling out bread for sandwiches, she’ d want to know why he had to leave so early. He settled for some biscuits, and left a note stuck to the table: Gone to Michael’ s. Back tonight, Tim.