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如何写好英文的 Summarize

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PTE 考试中,无论是写作中的 Summarize Written Text, 还是听力中的 Summarize Spoken Text 都要用到归纳的技能。因此,掌握 Summarize 技能将能让你的 阅读、写作及听力分数三三提升(不是双双),可见其重要性。

以下是几点外教对如何写好一个英文的 Summarize 的TIPS:

Remember to summarize the text you have read. Use the following tips:

  1. Shorten the text in such a way that all facts are in the summary. Leave out examples, evaluations and interpretations.
  2. Skim the text. You should know what is the main content of it. Read the headline carefully.
  3. Read the text again to understand more details. You must have understood the whole text.
  4. Make notes (use keywords). Underline important words in the text.
  5. Form sentences with the help of your keywords. These sentences should reflect the main content of the text.
  6. Connect the sentences using suitable conjunctions. The first sentence should describe the main content of the text.
  7. Use Simple Present or Simple Past. Write sentences in Reported speech.
  8. Sometimes you have to change the persons.
  9. Check your summary. Watch out for spelling mistakes.
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Describe images 时的一些技巧与方法 (二)

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Describe image 题型是 PTE 口语的提分利器。能够流利地准确地把握好这一题型,将可以让你的PTE口语分数有大幅度的提高。

以下通过另一个例子介绍如何描述各类图表:

B Population growth in Canada

This graph shows the growth of the population in Canada from 1978 to 2009. It is taken from the website about Statistics in Canada.

There are three graphs in the chart. The green graph shows the total growth of the population, the black one deals with the migrated people in Canada and the blue graph shows the natural increase of the population. In 1988/89 there was an enormous growth. In the following years the total growth went down to about 250,000 in 1998/99. From that time on the Canadian population has been gradually growing again although the natural increase slows down. So we can say that the growth of the population in Canada is based on migration.

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Describe images 时的一些技巧与方法 (一)

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Describe image 题型是 PTE 口语的提分利器。能够流利地准确地把握好这一题型,将可以让你的PTE口语分数有大幅度的提高。

以下通过简单例子介绍如何描述各类图表:

Types of charts

ChartsEnglish
table
pie chart
bar chart
line graph

List with phrases to describe charts

  • The pie chart is about ...
  • The bar chart deals with ...
  • The line graph (clearly) shows ...
  • The slices of the pie chart compare the ...
  • The chart is divided into ... parts.
  • It highlights ...
  • ... has the largest (number of) ...
  • ... has the second largest (number of) ...
  • ... is as big as ...
  • ... is twice as big as ...
  • ... is bigger than ...
  • more than ... per cent ...
  • only one third ...
  • less than half ...
  • The number ... increases/goes up/grows by ...
  • The number ... decreases/goes down/sinks by ...
  • The number ... does not change/remains stable
  • I was really surprised/shocked by the ...
  • So we can say ...

Use of Tenses

Mind the correct use of tenses when describung a chart. If the charts deals with facts in the present (as in our example), use the Simple Present, if the facts are the past, then use the Simple Past. If there is a connection between the past and the present, use the Present Perfect.

How to describe a chart

With the following example we would like to show you how charts are described. Mind the three parts and do not repeat the global message in the conclusion.

A Pets in Year 7 at a school

We have chosen the pie chart because we think it shows the number of pets in Year 7 best.

1 Introduction

Here you say what the diagram is about. Mind the title of it and do not forget to include the source.

The pie chart is about the pets in Year 7. The chart is divided into 5 parts. It is taken from ...

2 Message of the diagram

The largest number of pets are in form 7GI. There are 16 pets.
The second largest number of pets are in form 7HK. There are 8 pets.
So there are more than twice as many pets in form 7GI. 
The chart shows that there are only 2 pets in form 7CS and 3 in form 7VR.

3 Conclusion

So we can say that the most pets of Year 7 are in form 7GI and the least in form 7CS. There are more than 50 per cent of all the pets in one form - form 7GI.

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Describe photos 时的方位词及表达

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描述图片时,虽然不常见,但一旦碰到,一时间还是难以反映过来。

这里记录几个常用的方位词。只要把这几个位置的内容描述出来,配合流利的描述和清楚的发音,口语分还是板上钉钉的。


1. Introduction

  • The photo/picture shows ...
  • It was taken by/in ...
  • It's a black-and-white/coloured photo.

2. What is where?

  • In the foreground/background you can see ...
  • In the foreground/background there is ...
  • In the middle/centre there are ...
  • At the top/At the bottom there is ...
  • On the left/right there are ...
  • Behind/In front of ... you can see ...
  • Between ... there is ...

3. Who is doing what?

Here you describe the persons in the picture or you say what is happening just now. Use the Present Progressive.

4. What I think about the picture

  • It seems as if ...
  • The lady seems to ...
  • Maybe ...
  • I think ...
  • ... might be a symbol of ...
  • The atmosphere is peaceful/depressing ...
  • I (don't) like the picture because ...
  • It makes me think of ...



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