各位学霸们好，今天黄老师来分享一道近期PTE听力 – Summarize Spoken Text高频题中的一道难题《The Travels of Sir John Mandeville》的答案。
But if you were to go to a library at the end Of the 1300s, or through the 1400s, you would probably find a book that was then, way more popular than those titles we still read, a book that purported to be a description of the world, a guide the traveling and distant lands of BC area and Almanac of everything that was just off the horizon. I am not talking about Marco Polo. No, I’m talking about something far, far weirder and far, far less tethered to reality, a volume of medieval fantasy masquerading as a field guide called The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, supposedly the titular night set out from England in the 1330s and embarked on a journey that would take him to the Middle East, Africa and Asia, though as it will become apparent, not a Middle East, not in Africa and not an Asia that we would recognize here in reality. No Mandeville spoke is not really about actually real foreign lands. It’s about what European’s thought that was just outside the bounds of their civilizations. It’s about what’s beyond that mountain range that marks the borders of the lands you know. It’s about what medieval people thought the foreign looks like. And all of it is mysterious, alluring, and intimidating unknown.
1.文章开头的两句话为背景句，不需要记录。直到听到I’m talking about，才开始出现正题和文章主旨信息。
2.这道题的信息点比较生涩，主要是关于《the Travels of Sir John Mandeville》这本书的描述，同学们记住以下几个中文要点：
The book of the Travels of Sir John Mandeville, which is weird, less tethered to reality, is a medieval fantasy, and field guide. Sir John Mandeville set out from England in the 1330s and journeyed to Middle East, Africa, and Asia. In the book, Middle East, Africa, and Asia are not what we recognize here in reality, whereas these places are European’s thought of what lies outside their civilizations.
最后，黄老师想强调一下，SST这道题虽然原题命中率高，但是其中所用到的抓重点 + 记笔记的能力在听力的其他题目中也会大量考到，而这些题目是没有机经可以背诵的。所以同学们千万不要认为听力SST和WFD机经背完了就可以高枕无忧了，一定要确保抓重点 + 记笔记的能力练习到位，要不然极其容易卡分的哦！
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