A small plane with two sick U.S. workers arrived safely in Chile late Wednesday after leaving Antarctica in a daring rescue mission from a remote South Pole research station.
After making a stop for a few hours at a British station on the edge of Antarctica, the two workers were flown to the southernmost Chilean city of Punta Arenas. In a chaotic two days of flying, the rescue team flew 3,000 miles round-trip from the British station Rothera to pick up the workers at the U.S Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole.
The two patients aboard will be transported to a medical facility that can provide a level of care that is not available at Amundsen-Scott, says a spokesperson. Normally planes don't go to the polar post from February to October because of the dangers of flying in the pitch-dark and cold.
“Antarctica creates a hostile environment,” says the operations director for the British Antarctic Survey, “if you are not careful, it’ll come around and bite you.”
Question: What was the small plane’s mission to Antarctica?
A)To carry out a scientific survey.
B)To establish a new research station.
C)To rescue two sick American workers.
D)To deliver urgent medical supplies.
由资讯开头A small plane with two sick U.S. workers arrived safely in Chile late Wednesday after leaving Antarctica in a daring rescue mission from a remote South Pole research station.可知答案为 C)To rescue two sick American workers.
资讯的开头句一直是Part I 考察的重点，快速理解并抓住资讯中心意思是平时需要多锻炼的能力。
Question4: What makes flying to Antarctica dangerous from February to October?
4.A)The darkness and cold.
B)The heavy snow and fog.
C)The biting winds.
D)The ice all around.
由Normally planes don't go to the polar post from February to October because of the dangers of flying in the pitch-dark and cold.可知答案为A)The darkness and cold.本题涉及同义转换，但是抓住关键词dark and cold。也可以判断出答案。
A pilot from Virginia removed his son's loose tooth using a helicopter. Rick Rahim from Virginia flies helicopters for a living, and when his seven year old son’s tooth became loose he did not waste time by tying it to a door handle.
Instead, Mr. Rahim tied one end of a string around his son’s tooth, and the other end to his full-sized commercial helicopter. The father of four posted video clip of his playful venture on 脸书, advising parents to do fun and creative stuff with their kids.
The video shows him launching the helicopter into the air and flying just far enough to successfully remove the loose tooth. At the end of the video, Mr. Regime assures watches that the circumstances were safe, and that he has 13 years of helicopter flying experience behind him.
“You've got to do everything safe in life, and that's what I did today,” he said. Mr. Rahim later said that although some parents have used remote control helicopters to pull teeth before, he might be the first to use a full-sized aircraft, as he can't find evidence that it has been done before.
Question :How did Rick Rahim remove his son's loose tooth?
A)By tying it to a door handle.
B)By shaking it back and forth.
C)With a remote control craft.
D)With a full-sized helicopter.
由开头第一句A pilot from Virginia removed his son's loose tooth using a helicopter. 判断是和helicopter有关。后面Instead, Mr. Rahim tied one end of a string around his son’s tooth, and the other end to his full-sized commercial helicopter.补充了信息是full-sized helicopter。确定答案是D)With a full-sized helicopter.
Question 6:What does the news reports say about Rick Rahim?
6. A)He has lots of fans on 脸书.
B)He has rich experience in flying.
C)He often suffers from toothaches.
D)He has learned to pull teeth from a video.
音频第二句Rick Rahim from Virginia flies helicopters for a living,…. 以及开头第一句中的pilot，都可以判断出答案是B)He has rich experience in flying. 但是这道题对于平时习惯在选项中找相同信息的考生来说略有难度，因为需要从音频中推断出信息，也属于同义转换。