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  1. Because the medium was so prolific, in the sense that it was possible to produce a multitude of images very cheaply, it was soon treated as the poor relation of fine art, rather than its destined successor.

  O Photography did not replace other fine arts because people felt the image looked cheap in relation to the other arts.

  O Photography was so cheap and readily available that it could be purchased by people who were too poor to purchase fine art.

  O Photography not only spread quickly but also was a cheap art form and so became true successor of fine arts rather than its poor relation.

  O Photography was not considered a true art because people could use it to create many images cheaply.

  原句中,because表示因果,因为the medium非常prolific,后面in the sense that (在某种意义上因为)进一步补充prolific,prolific是因为produce cheaply;所以它被当成art的穷亲戚,而非继承者(rather...than...表对比)。

  也就是说:因为medium便宜,所以多,所以不被当成fine art。

  看选项,四个选项都有因果关系词,关键是把因和果匹配清楚;1st选项,说照片没有代替其他fine arts因为人们觉得图像看清来很便宜;结果对原因错,原因是照片真的便宜,不是看起来便宜。 2nd选项,so...that表示因果;照片太便宜以及太多,以至于买不起艺术品的人也能买;原因对,结果错,结果是不被当成艺术。 3rd选项,前面not only…but also表示并列,但spread quickly原句未提及;而且后面结果也说反了。 4th选项,照片不被当成true art因为它很便宜;虽然省略

  最后,大家发现原句用的是medium,到选项却变成photography了,这个是个很好的paraphrase,用medium媒介这个词去替代photography。大家读文章的时候看到这种不太熟悉的词替换成相应的简单词去理解就好了。

  2. Importing the grain, which would have been expensive and time consuming for the Dutch to have produced themselves, kept the price of grain low and thus stimulated individual demand for other foodstuffs and consumer goods.

  ○ Buying imported grain led to the Dutch demanding that other foodstuffs and consumer goods be imported.

  ○ Keeping the price of grain low was a primary goal of the Dutch at a time when they could not produce enough grain to provide for all their needs.

  ○ The demand for other foodstuffs and consumer goods forced the Dutch to import grain and other products at a time when maintaining low prices was especially important.

  ○ Because the Dutch were able to import inexpensive grain, they had money available to create a demand for other food products and consumer goods.

  原句中,先不看插入的定语从句;进口谷物使价格变低,因此刺激(stimulated)个人对其他消费品的需求;定语从句里面说的是,谷物如果自己生产就会很贵。

  简而言之,进口谷物使得对其他产品有需求。

  选项中,1st选项,最后的other be imported信息不存在,原句只是说有需求,没有说更多进口需求;2nd选项, keeping price low是主要目标,因为他们不能产生足够多的谷物与原句不符(when表示原因);3rd选项,对其他消费品的需求forced荷兰人去进口谷物,谓语动词前后的关系说反了。4th选项,因为荷兰人进口便宜谷物,用一个inexpensive概括了插入语中的定语从句;后面说结果就是有钱买更多。

 

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