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Questions 19 to 22 are based on the recording you have just heard.

1.[单选题]______
  • A.There was no food service on the train.
  • B.The service on the train was not good.
  • C.The restaurant car accepted cash only.
  • D.The cash in her handbag was missing.
  • 解题思路:在听力原文中提到On the way, there was an announcement that the restaurant car was not currently accepting credit cards. The train cars were filled with groans because many of the passengers were traveling without cash. 在火车上,她发现餐车不接受信用卡消费,成果车上便充满了嗟叹由于许多乘客都没有带现金。
2.[单选题]______
  • A.It is helping its banks to improve efficiency.
  • B.It is trying hard to do away with dirty money.
  • C.It is the first country to use credit cards in the world.
  • D.It is likely to give up paper money in the near future.
  • 解题思路:在听力原文中提到Sweden was the first European country to print and use paper money, but it may soon do away with physical currencies. 瑞典是欧洲第一个印刷并运用纸币的国家,但可能不久就会停止运用。
3.[单选题]______
  • A.By putting money into envelopes.
  • B.By drawing money week by week.
  • C.By limiting their day-to-day spending.
  • D.By refusing to buy anything on credit.
  • 解题思路:在听力原文中提到My parents, when they were younger, used to budget by putting money into envelopes— they'd get paid and they'd immediately separate the cash into piles and put them in envelopes, so they knew what they had to spend week by week. 我爸爸妈妈那一代,当他们年青的时分,他们会把钱放进信封里来做预算。当他们拿到薪酬后,他们便立马把现金分为几份并放进信封,这样他们就能知道每周要花多少钱。
4.[单选题]______
  • A.Whether it is possible to travel without carrying any physical currency.
  • B.Whether it is possible to predict how much money one is going to spend.
  • C.Whether the absence of physical currency causes a person to spend more.
  • D.Whether the absence of physical currency is going to affect everyday life.
  • 解题思路:在听力原文中提到Barrett wanted to find out if the absence of physical currency does indeed cause a person to spend more, so she decided to conduct an experiment a few months ago. Barrett想知道不带现金是否会导致人们花更多的钱,所以几个月前她决议做一个试验。
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  • 参考答案:C,D,A,C
  • 解题思路:讲座2

      Sweden was the first European country to print and use paper money, but it may soon do away with physical currencies.

      Banks can save a lot of money and avoid regulatory headaches by moving to a cash-free system, and they can also avoid bank robberies, theft, and dirty money.

      Claer Barrett, the editor of Financial Times Money, says the Western world is headed toward a world without physical currency.

      "Andy Holder — the chief eco|nomist at The Bank of England — suggested that the UK move towards a government-backed digital currency. But does a cashless society really make good economic sense?

      "The fact that cash is being drawn out of society, is less a feature of our everyday lives, and the ease of electronic payments — is this actually making us spend more money without realizing it?"

      Barrett wanted to find out if the absence of physical currency does indeed cause a person to spend more, so she decided to conduct an experiment a few months ago.

      She decided that she was going to try to just use cash for two weeks to make all of her essential purchases and see what that would do to her spending. She found she did spend a lot less moneybecause it is incredibly hard to predict how much cash one is going to need — she was forever drawing money out of cash points. Months later, she was still finding cash stuffed in her trouser pockets and the pockets of her handbags.

      During the experiment, Barrett took a train ride. On the way, there was an announcement that the restaurant car was not currently accepting credit cards. The train cars were filled with groans because many of the passengers were traveling without cash.

      "It underlines just how much things have changed in the last generation," Barrett says. "My parents, when they were younger, used to budget by putting money into envelopes — they'd get paid and they'd immediately separate the cash into piles and put them in envelopes, so they knew what they had to spend week by week. It was a very effective way for them to keep track of their spending. Nowadays, we're all on credit cards, we're doing online purchases, and money is kind of becoming a less physical and more imaginary type of thing that we can't get our hands around."

      Q19. What do we learn about Sweden?

      Q20. What did Claer Barrett want to find out with her experiment?

      Q21. What did Claer Barrett find on her train ride?

      Q22. How did people of the last generation budget their spending?