(1)We can infer from the passage that ______.
(2)What can be inferred from the passage?
(3)Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?
(4)It can be inferred from Paragraph 3 that ______.
(5)The author suggest in this passage that ______.
(6)The writer implies that ______.
(7)It can be inferred that ______.
(8)It can be concluded from the passage that ______.
(9)On the whole, we can conclude that ______.
(10)From the text we can conclude that ______.
(11)After reading the passage we may conclude that ______.
(12)What conclusion can be drawn from the passage?
(13)The author is inclined to think that ______.
(14)When the writer talks about..., what he really means is that______.
(15)What's the writer's attitude towards...?
(16)What's the author's feeling towards...?
(17)In the writer's opinion...
We walked in so quietly that the nurse at the desk didn't even lift her eyes from the book. Mum pointed at a big chair by the door and I knew she wanted me to sit down. While I watched mouth open in surprise, Mum took off her hat and coat and gave them to me to hold. She walked quietly to the small room by the lift and took out a wet mop. She pushed the mop past the desk and as the nurse looked up, Mum nodded and said, "Very dirty floors." "Yes, I'm glad they've finally decided to clean them," the nurse answered. She looked at Mum strangely and said, "But aren't you working late?" Mum just pushed harder, each swipe(拖一下)of the mop taking her farther and farther down the hall. I watched until she was out of sight and the nurse had turned back to writing in the big book. After a long time Mum came back. Her eyes were shining. She quickly put the mop back and took my hand. As we turned to go out of the door, Mum bowed politely to the nurse and said, "Thank you." Outside, Mum told me, "Dagmar is fine. No fever." "You saw her, Mum?" "Of course. I told her about the hospital rules, and she will not expect us until tomorrow. Dad will stop worrying as well. It's a fine hospital. But such floors! A mop is no good. You need a brush."
1. When she took a mop from the small room what Mum really wanted to do was ______.
A. to clean the floor B. to please the nurse
C. to see a patient D. to surprise the story-teller
2. After reading the story what can we infer about the hospital?
A. It is a children's hospital. B. It has strict rules about visiting hours.
C. The conditions there aren't very good. D. The nurses and doctors there don't work hard.
3. Which of the following words best describes Mum?
A. strange B. warm-hearted C. clever D. hard-working
第1道题要求读者判断"妈妈"从一间小房间拿拖把的真正意图是什么。应该说除了D选项与文段的信息完全无关外，其它三个选项相互间都有一定的干扰性，但只要我们注意到文段所叙述的事件的背景是在一家医院，再结合文段末尾作者与母亲之间的对话，就不难判断该题的正确答案是C选项。因为就常识而言，人们去医院的目的不外乎两个：1. 就诊；2. 探视病人。A选项展现的只是一种表面现象，不是"妈妈"拿拖把的"真正"目的；而"妈妈"去小房间拿拖把时是"轻轻地"走过去的，显然，也不是为了"取悦"护士，所以A、B两个选项都不符合文意。
上文的第2道题要求读者判断所给的四个选项中那一个符合医院的实际情况。由于文段中没有相关的信息支持A选项，因此，可以排除；C、D两个选项与文段最后一段中"妈妈"说的"It's a fine hospital"有矛盾，因此，也可以排除。文段的第一句提到"We walked in so quietly that the nurse at the desk didn't even lift her eyes from the book"。根据常识我们知道，人们"轻轻地走"的原因无非存在两种可能性：1. 保持安静；2.避免被发现。联系到"妈妈"是冒充清洁工进入病房的，探视"Dagmar"时又提起"hospital rules"，因此可以断定"我们如此轻轻地走进去"的目的不是为了"保持安静"，而是"避免"被护士发现，从而可以进一步推断出"避免"被护士发现的原因是因为医院对探视病人的时间有严格规定，所以B选项是正确的。
有些题目要求读者根据文段的相关信息对文中人物的性格、心理状况、心智或品质作出判断，这时一定要扣紧文段的主题或话题，不要受一些细节事实的干扰。例如，上文的第3题实际上是要读者判断"妈妈"是一个什么样的人。A、B两个选项与文段提供的信息没有任何联系，可以排除。从文段中描绘的"妈妈"拿起拖把为医院拖地这一细节事实来看，似乎可以用 warm-hearted 这个词来形容她的品质。但是，只要记住文段主要叙述的是"‘妈妈'是如何在规定探望病人的时间之外进入病房探望Dagmar这一话题，就不难判断"妈妈"拿拖把拖地的最终目的是什么，从而进一步得出结论：只有用 clever 这个词描绘"妈妈"才最合适。
Sam and Joe were astronauts. There was once a very dangerous trip and the more experienced astronauts knew there was only a small chance of coming back alive. Sam and Joe, however, thought it would be exciting though a little dangerous. "We're the best men for the job," they said to the boss. "There may be problems, but we can find the answers." "They're the last people I'd trust," thought the boss. "But all the other astronauts have refused to go."
Once they were in space, Joe had to go outside to make some repairs. When the repairs were done, he tried to get back inside the spaceship. But the door was locked. He knocked but there was no answer. He knocked again, louder this time, and again no answer came. Then he hit the door as hard as he could and finally a voice said, "Who's there?" "It's me! Who else could it be?" shouted Joe. Sam let him in all right but you can imagine that Joe never asked to go on a trip with Sam again!
The writer tells this story to ______.
A. show the dangerous side of the astronauts' life
B. show the funny side of the astronauts' life
C. make people laugh
D. make people think