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新托福文化类专题备考资料小总汇

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tianshang17 时间:2009-12-30 13:24  719次点击 | 0 关注

 

因为新托福比较偏学术,各种lecture和阅读文章都是各个学科的,所以有一些相应的知识可能会好一点。怎么说呢,文化这东西见仁见智,你说到底对你考试有帮助么?那肯定有,但是你说帮助有多少呢,这是不确定的。但是多掌握点文化背景知识,意义绝对比你背几个单词做几道题目来的深远,毕竟你以后要在外国生活很长时间,文化格格不入,到哪里都走不通的。你说是不?

下面是我找的一些很有用的资源: 

1.toefl的真题:阅读类可直接用,听力part c部分可拿来练听写。独立写作部分可以全部拿来用。

 

2.voanews美国之音 有大量的美国文化知识扩充,而且提供慢速英语音频,方便跟读练听力,秦苏珊英语班的老师大力推荐给我们,很棒的网站

 

3.discovery + national geographic 我在家就用emule下。这个东西那是相当好!在emule的网站www.varycd.com上,有各种各样特别好的资源,而且很多东西都很新。包括一些很新的电影。我昨天在上面找到了一个discovery的全集,有外挂中英两种字幕,已经更新到今年625号的了,很齐全。当然,如果一次都下了需要130G,不太现实,所以可以几集几集的下。速度也是可以的。

 

4.microsoft有个大百科全书,这个我还没在网上找到,不知道谁有。

 

5.美国原版教材。(大家有时间的话就看看吧……)

 

6.英美文化教程。(同上)

 

7. 21 century

 

8.这个是要着重介绍的,特别好的一个东西!是一个叫"T.T.C--the teaching company"的公司做的一个东西。他们就是请美国著名大学的一些教授讲一些课,涉及各种学科。然后制作成光盘,出售。这样号称在自己的汽车里就可以听到原汁原味的著教授的lecture。听这个对于扩充背景知识和听力、写作都有好处。这么好的东西,他们不卖给咱们……世界上有两个国家不卖--中国和古巴。因为担心版权问题……我会继续努力的找……如果我下好了你们可以找我传……

 

最后分享一些我在秦苏珊英语中心补习的同学拷给我的美国文化背景英语资料

 

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The early immigrants who were English Puritans settled down in northeast part of American. The environment there was very rough but they believed the poor land could purify their mind so they chose the place along the coast. From 1607 to 1892, frontiers were pushed further west. The American frontier consisted of the relatively unsettled regions of the United States, usually found in the western part of the country. The frontiersmen looked for a land of rich resources and a land of promise, opportunity and freedom. Actually they looked for a better life. So individualism, self-reliance, and equality of opportunity have perhaps been the values most closely associated with the frontier heritage(
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