閱讀測驗是很多考生畏懼的英文題型之一,其實閱讀測驗的解題並不難,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。此篇文章的第一段中,有提到“mouse clicks” (點滑鼠),“visit the bank” (去銀行),所以文章一定跟網路的方便性有關。只要耐心看完整篇文章,從文章中找線索,多讀、多練習,一定可以提升閱讀能力!


When C. J. Liu bills her clients, all it takes is a few mouse clicks,

and for the most part their payments end up in her bank account a

few days later. She does not need an assistant to send out receipts

or to track accounts payable and receivable. She never has to wait

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for checks to arrive in the mail, and she does not have to visit the

bank. Like many others who run small businesses, Ms. Liu is a PayPal

customer.

From its inception seven years ago, PayPal, based in San Jose,

Calif., has grown to service more than 86.6 million accounts in 55

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countries, and it expects to process $25 billion in money transfers

this year. About 70 percent of the payment volume comes through

PayPal’s parent company, eBay, and is used to buy and sell items on

proprietors outside of eBay are using PayPal as their back offices.

Based on her business volume, less than $3,000 a month, Ms.

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Liu pays 2.8 percent of her total sales, as well as 30 cents a

transaction, for this service. “It saves me the hassle of the billing

side,” she said, “so I can concentrate on my client work.”

Many of the newest and smallest businesses find that using

PayPal is more cost-effective than turning directly to a credit card

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company to process transactions. “PayPal is building their fortune on

the small businesses that credit card companies wouldn’t take unless

they paid 7 to 12 percent of every transaction,” she said.

(  ) 1. What is this article mainly about?

(A) The commercial advantage of eBay.

(B) The success of a Chinese business woman.

(C) The convenience of PayPal for small businesses.

(D) The birth of a new product of eBay.

(  ) 2. Most of PayPal’s customers are _____.

(A) Internet shoppers              (B) credit card companies

(C) traditional store clerks        (D) parent companies of banks

(  ) 3. How much does Ms. Liu have to pay PayPal for the service?

(A) $3,000 in total.  

(B) 30 cents for each business deal only.

(C) About 3 percent of her total sales.

(D) 7 % of each transaction.

(  ) 4. What does “they” in the last paragraph refer to?

(A) Credit card companies         (B) Small businesses

(C) PayPal and eBay                  (D) Big businessmen

英銘解析


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“mouse clicks” (點滑鼠),“visit the bank” (去銀行),所以文章一定跟網路的方便性有關。

第1題:這篇文章最主要是關於什麼?根據文章的第6行至第7行,可得知像許多其他經營小企業的人,劉女士也是PayPal的客戶。由此可見,PayPal給小型企業帶來便利,因此答案是(C)。

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