1、Read the passage first. 先通读文章
2、Look for context. 寻找上下文
3. Don’t fall for irrelevant answers. 不要轻易选择毫不相干的答案
4. Use process of elimination.排除法
5. Skipdifficult questions.跳过难题
My artisticstyle comes from my connection to the land. Even in the city, where rows of newbuildings replace the rows of a newly plowed field, I am a farmer. Paints arethe seeds I plant, and completed canvasses are my harvest.
I’ve often had to endure the surprise that city folk feel when theyfirst see my paintings. Many of them haven’t imagined that my people could takesuch joy in a simple meal, sitting in a low-lit room and eating potatoes andsoup and bread. At first, I thought that they pitied the people I painted, butwhen I talked to them, they would tell me how much they wanted to sit withtheir families and know what it was like to be united by a common goal. Ipainted scenes of fathers and mothers digging together, babies slung on backsand children trailing behind. It was my job to show the city folk that this wasanother way to live.
As stated in the passage, many of thecity folk who viewed the author’s paintings reacted by:
A. telling the author that they were surprised and confused by his work.
B. saying that they also wondered what it would be like to be united by acommon goal.
C. looking at them carefully but walking away as if they did notunderstand.
D. telling him they thought that the subject matter was lonely and filthy.
哪个答案是正确的?如果你选择B，恭喜你选对了。答案B对应的文章出处来自“The author states that when the cityfolk talked to him, they would tell him “how much they wanted to sit with theirfamilies and know what it was like to be united by a common goal.” B选择中的united by a common goal给了你提示(ACT有时候会对细节题进行改写，有时候又是原文关键词的照抄，这里就是照抄)。我们再下其它选项是为何是错误的。A不正确是因为后半部分错了。原文表述的意思显示人们对绘画的主题可以理解和确定，所以A中的confused文章中没有论及过。C不正确也是后半部分也表达出confuse观众的意思，但文中正好相反。D选项文章中从无提及我的油画表现的特征是 “lonely and filthy,” 明显是杜撰的，所以D也错的。