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英语六级暑期听力练习23

2014-08-18 来源:可可英语 
听力是六级考试中的重要题型,考生对这部分的复习一定不能松懈,考生可以充分利用暑期时间坚持练习听力,下面

听力是六级考试中的重要题型,考生对这部分的复习一定不能松懈,考生可以充分利用暑期时间坚持练习听力,下面是一篇英语六级听力练习,快来练练吧。

The cost of attending university in the United Stateshas risen quickly in the past 20 years. Many peopletoday say they owe huge amounts of money forloans they received for higher education. The students past and present say they are drowningin debt.

Movie maker Andrew Rossi examines education debt in the film Ivory Tower. The documentarywas released to movie theaters recently. Ivory Tower is often used in America to meanuniversity or college. Andrew Rossi wrote, directed and produced Ivory Tower.

He says college tuition, the cost of attending classes increased by about 1,100 percent between1978 and today. Estimates place the nations combined debt for student loans at 1 trilliondollars.

One comment made by a woman in Ivory Tower shows the deep concern that student loanscan cause. But one young man in the Washington D.C. area says he does not face much worryabout college costs.

Brandon Attilis says his parents prepaid his tuition, he is working this summer at a restaurant inAlexandria, Virginia. Mr. Attilis also plans to reduce his expenses by sharing a house with twofriends.

"My parents are paying the cost of the house, but I'm paying utilities. So, between the two, it'sstill less expensive than actually living in the dorms," Brandon said.

His mother Chris Attilis says she and her husband began saving money for college tuitionshortly after each of their children was born.

"We took care of four years of college education for less than a year's costs in today's market,"said Chris.

Still, many families lack enough money to do that. The movie notes that there have beenreductions in government aid for education. Some colleges also build beautiful but costlycampuses in hopes of getting students to attend. But the building projects can also increasecosts for students.

Ms. Attilis visited colleges with Brandon.

"They put on a good show. And walking through and looking at the granite sinks in thebathrooms I'm thinking, 'This is not what it was looking like when I went to school.'" Chris said.

Ivory Tower suggests that many students choose not to get a traditional college educationbecause of the costs. Some try online education. Brandon Attilis however says online educationis not for everyone.

"You have to be a real hard worker, you have to really want it," Brandon said.

He says he hopes that his own schooling will lead to a good business education and a goodcareer. He hopes it will not include huge debt built at the so called ivory towers of education.


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