英銘老師:閱讀測驗是很多考生畏懼的英文題型之一,其實閱題測驗的的解題並不難,因為外國人寫文章都愛用破題法,只要看第一段即可知道文章大概在講什麼內容。例如在此篇文章的第一段中,有提到”watch”(監視)、”screen”(篩選)、”identify”(識別) 、”monitor”(監視),所以文章一定跟”監視”有關。

 

 

Feeling as if you are being watched? You probably are. The

 

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the United States

 

recently began rolling out a new security program, Screening

 

Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT), at dozens of airports

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around the country. Using behavioral profiling, SPOT aims to identify

 

“high-risk individuals” by monitoring passengers’ body language.

 

Under this initiative, “behavior detection officers” are trained to

 

recognize involuntary gestures, subtle facial twitches, and changes in

 

vocal pitch that signal stress or deceit. A passenger displaying

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suspicious behavior is taken aside for additional screening.

 

But do such programs work? In Israel, where officers get nine

 

weeks of training, behavioral screening is considered effective. But

 

most TSA screeners receive only four days’ instruction; the idea that

 

they will be able to master the art of behavior recognition with such

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meager training is “preposterous.” Meanwhile, the Department of

 

Homeland Security just finished testing an automated version of

 

SPOT using a device called Cogito, which works in a manner similar

 

to a polygraph device. Passengers answer a set of simple questions

 

displayed on a touch screen while inserting one hand into a sensor

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that measures biometric responses, such as sweat levels and blood

 

pressure.

( ) 1. According to the passage, which of the following statements is true?

(A) SPOT is a system that was developed by Cogito.

(B) Subtle facial twitches and changes in vocal pitch can arouse suspicion.

(C) The Department of Homeland Security is an airport security system.

(D) Polygraph is graphic design software.

( ) 2. According to the passage, how long is a US screener trained before starting to work?

(A) 4 days. (B) 40 days. (C) 9 weeks. (D) 9 months.

( ) 3. What is the synonym of the word “preposterous”?

(A) Absurd. (B) Exciting. (C) Severe. (D) Manageable.

( ) 4. According to the passage, what can Cogito do?

(A) It can measure a person’s blood pressure and weight.

(B) It can measure a person’s sweat level and heart beat rate.

(C) It can measure a person’s blood pressure and sweat level.

(D) It can measure a person’s weight and heart beat rate.

 

詳細解答請參考 國考專門店-英銘國考英文周刊-No.4-閱讀測驗篇

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