很多考生在备考的过程中不愿意对写作进行练习,认为这部分比较耗费时间,其实这种想法是错误的,大家要想提高自己的写作水平,需要在平时多接触一些GRE写作题目。接下来小编为大家带来了GRE-Agument题库及翻译第四部分。

  1.In surveys Mason City residents rank water sports (swimming, boating, and fishing) among their favorite recreational activities. The Mason River flowing through the city is rarely used for these pursuits, however, and the city park department devotes little of its budget to maintaining riverside recreational facilities. For years there have been complaints from residents about the quality of the river's water and the river's smell. In response, the state has recently announced plans to clean up Mason River. Use of the river for water sports is, therefore, sure to increase. The city government should for that reason devote more money in this year's budget to riverside recreational facilities.

  调查显示,Mason City居民把水上运动(游泳、划船和钓鱼)视为他们最喜爱的娱乐活动。然而横穿市区的Mason河被很少用于这些活动,市公园管理部门只拨出很少的预算用于维护河边娱乐设施。很多年以来,居民一直抱怨河水的水质和气味。市政府回应将清理Mason河。基于以上原因,市政府应该在今年增加预算,改善河边娱乐设施。

  Write a response in which you examine the stated and/or unstated assumptions of the argument. Be sure to explain how the argument depends on these assumptions and what the implications are for the argument if the assumptions prove unwarranted.

  2.The following appeared in a memorandum from the manager of WWAC radio station.

  "To reverse a decline in listener numbers, our owners have decided that WWAC must change from its current rock-music format. The decline has occurred despite population growth in our listening area, but that growth has resulted mainly from people moving here after their retirement. We must make listeners of these new residents. We could switch to a music format tailored to their tastes, but a continuing decline in local sales of recorded music suggests limited interest in music. Instead we should change to a news and talk format, a form of radio that is increasingly popular in our area."

  下面这段文字出自WWAC广播电台经理的备忘录。

  为了牛站听众减少的趋势,WWAC电台所有者已经决定改变目前摇滚乐的风格。因为虽然电台覆盖的区域总人口增加了,但听众减少了。人口的增加主要是由于退休后来我们这养老的人增多了。我们必须从新居民中发展听众。我们可以根据他们的口味改变音乐的风格,但是当地录制音乐的晓亮一直呈下滑趋势,这表明他们对这类音乐兴趣有限。相反,我们应该采用新闻和对话类节目,这是在我们这愈加流行的一种节目。

  Write a response in which you discuss what specific evidence is needed to evaluate the argument and explain how the evidence would weaken or strengthen the argument.

  3.The following is a memorandum from the business manager of a television station.

  "Over the past year, our late-night news program has devoted increased time to national news and less time to weather and local news. During this period, most of the complaints received from viewers were concerned with our station's coverage of weather and local news. In addition, local businesses that used to advertise during our late-night news program have canceled their advertising contracts with us. Therefore, in order to attract more viewers to our news programs and to avoid losing any further advertising revenues, we should expand our coverage of weather and local news on all our news programs."

  下面这段文字出自一家电视台经理的备忘录。

  去年,我们的深夜新闻节目投入了更多的时间播放全国新闻,较少的时间播放天气预报和地方新闻。在同一时期,我们从观众那里获得的投诉大部分是关于电视台对于天气和地方新闻的播放的。而且,若干曾经在我们深夜新闻节目播放广告的地方企业刚刚取消了和我们的广告契约。因此,为吸引更多的电视观众观看我们的新闻节目并避免失去未来的广告收入,我们应该在我们所有的新闻节目中增加天气和地方新闻的播报。

  Write a response in which you examine the stated and/or unstated assumptions of the argument. Be sure to explain how the argument depends on these assumptions and what the implications are for the argument if the assumptions prove unwarranted.

  4.Two years ago, radio station WCQP in Rockville decided to increase the number of call-in advice programs that it broadcast; since that time, its share of the radio audience in the Rockville listening area has increased significantly. Given WCQP's recent success with call-in advice programming, and citing a nationwide survey indicating that many radio listeners are quite interested in such programs, the station manager of KICK in Medway recommends that KICK include more call-in advice programs in an attempt to gain a larger audience share in its listening area.

  两年前,Rockville 的WCQP电台决定增加呼入建议节目的数量。因为当时这类节目的听众在Rockville区域的听众中所占的比重大幅上升。鉴于WCQP最近在呼入建议类节目取得的成功,加上一项全国性调查显示很多听众非常喜欢这类节目,Medway 的KICK电台经理建议KICK应该增设更多的呼入建议类节目,以此来吸引更多的听众。

  Write a response in which you discuss what questions would need to be answered in order to decide whether the recommendation and the argument on which it is based are reasonable. Be sure to explain how the answers to these questions would help to evaluate the recommendation.

  5.The following is a memorandum from the business manager of a television station.

  "Over the past year, our late-night news program has devoted increased time to national news and less time to weather and local news. During this time period, most of the complaints received from viewers were concerned with our station's coverage of weather and local news. In addition, local businesses that used to advertise during our late-night news program have just canceled their advertising contracts with us. Therefore, in order to attract more viewers to the program and to avoid losing any further advertising revenues, we should restore the time devoted to weather and local news to its former level."

  下面这段文字出自一家电视台经理的备忘录。

  去年,我们的深夜新闻节目投入了更多的时间播放全国新闻,较少的时间播放天气预报和地方新闻。在同一时期,我们从观众那里获得的投诉大部分是关于电视台对于天气和地方新闻的播放的。而且,若干曾经在我们深夜新闻节目播放广告的地方企业刚刚取消了和我们的广告契约。因此,为吸引更多的电视观众观看我们的新闻节目并避免失去未来的广告收入,我们应该把天气和地方新闻的播报时间增加到以前的水平。

  Write a response in which you discuss what specific evidence is needed to evaluate the argument and explain how the evidence would weaken or strengthen the argument.

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