盤點托福聽力中的20個常見高頻詞匯詞組

來源:小站教育整理 時間:2021-02-28 10:19:17

   托福聽力考試中有一些固定的詞組常會反復出現,雖然看似簡單但其實考生對這些詞匯詞組并沒有掌握徹底,很多時候都是一知半解反而更容易導致扣分。下面小編會匯總整理托福聽力備考20個常見詞組,趕緊來學。

  1.anything but

  聽力原句:

  Librarian:Oh, well I guess you might think that. But when I saw it back then it was anything but boring.

  語境釋義:并不;一點也不

  注:近似詞組nothing but意為“只不過是”,例如:It's nothing but a joke.

  2.in such short notice

  聽力原句:

  Student:Hi, thanks for seeing me in such short notice.

  語境釋義:如此倉促

  3.in person

  聽力原句:

  Manager: Right, the choir. It’s nice to finally meet you in person. So, you are having problems with...

  語境釋義:親自,當面

  4.high-end

  聽力原句:

  Pro: Ok, basically they have to offer things that most people can find anywhere else, you know quality, that means better exercise equipment,high-end stuff, and classes-exercise classes may be aerobics.

  語境釋義:高端的

  5.drive…home

  聽力原句:

  Therefore, it’s best to be a non-conformist – to do your own thing, not worrying about what other people think. That’s an important point. He really drives this argument home throughout the essay.

  語境釋義:把(論點、問題等)講得透徹、明白

  6.goof off

  聽力原句:

  Student: I went off to the stack and found some really good material for my part, but when I got back to our table, they were just goofing off and talking. So I went and got materials for their sections as well.

  語境釋義:游手好閑,混日子

  7.go down the drain

  聽力原句:

  Student: I know, but I didn’t want to risk the project going down the drain.

  語境釋義:前功盡棄,付諸東流

  8.start from scratch

  聽力原句:

  Student: But we’ve got all the sources and it’s due next week. We don’t have time to start from scratch.

  語境釋義:從頭開始

  9.come down to

  聽力原句:

  It’s been shaped by constraints over vast stretches of time, all of which comes down to the fact that the best foraging strategy for beavers isn’t the one that yields the most food or wood.

  語境釋義:歸結為

  10.open spot

  聽力原句:

  I am afraid we don’t have any openings at lunch time. A lot of students want to work then, so it is really rare for us to have an open spot at that time of day.

  語境釋義:職位空缺

  11.not necessarily

  聽力原句1:

  Well, design doesn't necessarily include things like sculptures or decorative walkways or… or even eye catching window displays, you know art.

  聽力原句2:

  Professor:That’s another possible reason although it doesn’t necessarily explain other behaviors such as eating, drinking or sleeping.”

  語境釋義:不一定,未必(不是“不需要”或者“不必要”的意思!)

  12.be at odds with

  聽力原句:

  They try to fit in with the rest of the world even though it’s at odds with their beliefs and their identities.

  語境釋義:與…相違背、相沖突

  注:在聽力中該短語會有連讀,要多聽。

  13.lesser-known

  聽力原句:

  Employee:You are lucky to have professor who includes the lesser-known writer like her on the syllabus, you know, not the usual authors we’ve all read.

  語境釋義:不知名的

  14.pros and cons

  聽力原句:

  I mean no one really thinks that, say a bee goes through weighing the pros and cons of pollinating this flower or that flower.

  語境釋義:權衡利弊,仔細斟酌

  15.in a different light

  聽力原句:

  Student: I mean... Being a waiter, I get to see a lot of the professors, like in a different light, we joke around a little you know. In the classroom, they always have to be pretty formal, but …

  語境釋義:從不同的角度,從另外一面

  16.low key

  聽力原句:

  Pro: Oh, that's very thoughtful of you, Eric, but it will be low key, nothing flashy. That's not her style.

  語境釋義:低調的,不張揚的

  17.common denominator

  聽力原句:

  There are variations on this model of course, but the common denominators are always an idea of creating a shopping space that will get people to shop in the city without needing their cars.

  語境釋義:共同點,共性

  注意:denominator本意為“分母”

  18.tongue in cheek

  聽力原句:

  But if you took away all the DNA that codes for genes, you still have maybe 70% of the DNA left over. That’s the so-called JUNK DNA. Though the word junk is used sort of tongue in cheek.

  語境釋義:半開玩笑地

  19.pull them from thin air

  聽力原句:

  To begin, how do we create fictional characters? We don’t just pull them from thin air, do we? I mean we don’t create them out of nothing.

  語境釋義:憑空捏造

  20.touch base

  聽力原句:

  Advisor: Hi, Steven I schedule this appointment, cause it has been a while since we touched base.

  語境釋義:聯系,進行接觸

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