雅思13阅读 Test 4 Reading 3 佳句赏析
1. The only question is how to achieve it, and here positive psychology - a supposed science that not only identifies what makes people happy but also allows their happiness to be measured - can show the way.
语言点:本句中,主句为The only question is how to achieve it,and here positive psychology can show the way,句中出现了比较长的插人语,对前面的名词positive psychology进行解释,说明人们希望积极心理学不仅能够界定是什么为人们带来幸福,同时也使幸福可以被测量。
2. Those who think in this way are oblivious to the vast philosophical literature in which the meaning and value of happiness have been explored and questioned, and write as if nothing of any importance had been thought on the subject until it came to their attention.
语言点:本句主语为Those who think in this way,两个并列的动词分别是are和write,因此第一个分句为are oblivious to the vast philosophical literature in which the meaning...questioned,第二个分句为write as if nothing of any importance had been thought...attention。
3. The Greck philosopher Aristotle may have identified happiness with self-realisation in the 4th century BC, and thinkers throughout the ages may have struggled to reconcile the pursuit of happiness with other human values, but for Bentham all this was mere metaphysics or fiction.
语言点:本句共包含三个分句,转折前的两个分句分别是The Greek philosopher Aristotle..in the4th century BC 和 thinkers throughout the ages may have...other human values,but之后给出了Bentham 对这种观点的态度,即all this was mere metaphysics or fiction。