در ادامه بررسی نمونه ریدینگ هایی از روزنامه ها و نشریات جهان به معرفی چهار مقاله از مجله اکونومیست میپردازیم. برخی از واژگان دشوار این مقاله ها بیرون کشیده شده و بررسی شده اند. زبان آموزانی که متقاضی نمره های بالاتر از معمول در امتحان های آیلتس و تافل هستند میتوانند با مطالعه چنین مقاله هایی خود را با گستره بزرگ تری از واژگان حرفه ای آکادمیک برای نمره بالای 8 آیلتس و بالای 110 تافل آماده نمایند.
Capsule hotels at airports: Sleep tight
Facebook censorship, Arbitrary and capricious
Schumpeter: Decluttering the company
LinkedIn: Workers of the world, log in
–If there is a drawback to what seems like an efficient solution to a familiar problem, it’s location.
–recliner = a chair that you can lean back at different angles
–I flung myself into his chair, the big recliner
–slumber = sleep = snooz
–He had fallen into a deep slumber by the fire
–They were awoken from their slumber by a knock at the door
–prefab = a small prefabricated building
–hotelier = sb who owns or manages a hotel
–Full-blown = having all the qualities of sth
–a full-blown crisis
–What began as a serious oil spill has become a full-blown environmental disaster.
–circadian = relating to a period of 24 hours
–the body’s circadian sleep-wake cycle
–flounder = to not know what to say or do because you feel confused or upset
–I found myself foundering as I tried to answer her questions
–forlorn = seeming lonely and unhappy
–A forlorn line of refugees stood near the truck.
–inebriated = drunk
–frugal = careful to buy only necessary things
–tetchy = irritable
— cordial = friendly but polite and formal = approachable = amiable
–He tried to be cordial and polite.
–jumpy = nervous = tense
–smear = untrue story about a famous person that is told to make people lose their respect for them
–He attempted to smear the people
–purport = to claim to be or do with, even if this is not true
–two officers purporting to be dealers
–deliberation = careful consideration or discussion
–after much deliberation, they chose him as the winner
–lurk = sth that exists but you may not see it
–she didn’t see the figure lurking behind the bushes
–entreaty = a serious request
–despite denials, she persists in her entreaties
–lumo = to accept a situation or decision you don’t like because you can’t change it
–it’s the law so you can like it or lump it
–jolly = very
–sounds like a jolly good idea to me
–reckon = think or suppose
–Do you reckon he’ll agree to see us?
–outlive = continue to exist after sth else has ended
–women usually outlive their husbands
–Even so, LinkedIn is working its way up the greasy pole.
–Such hopes are remarkably ambitious.
–It is hard to know what its eventual effect might be.
–austere = very strict and serious
–retreat = a safe and quiet place
–equivocal = ambiguous
–weep = cry
–gargantuan = gigantic
–scour = search carefully
–denizen = naturally living in a place
–bespoke = customized
–sift = to sieve
–budge = move or change
–trawl = to search through documents
–lean = thin in a healthy and attractive way
–a lean and athletic man
–a lean year for business(= difficult years without much money)
–bulge = to stick out in a rounded shape, especially because sth is very full or too tight
–His pockets were bulging with candy
–Father’s face was flushed, and his eyes bulged out
–clutter = a large number of things that are scattered somewhere in an untidy way = junk
–I try to keep my desk free of clutter
–guru = someone who know a lot about a particular subject
–a fashion guru