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Reading Comprehension - Worked Examples

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Reading Comprehension - Worked Examples

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which one of the following most undermines the explanation provided in passage a for the relaxing effect that some music has on listeners okay so we're looking for something that is going to undermine an explanation provided in passage a so the best thing we can do don't look at the choices don't waste any time with that you head up and you look for the explanation in passage a for the relaxing effect that some music cause on listeners what others are looking for the word relaxing in passage a in the explanation for it let's go up here's a lesson if the repair if you don't need to go up to the top certain music can also have a relaxing effect oh yeah why we're looking for that explanation the fact that such music tends to be continuous and rhythmical so now I remember oh right it's continuous and rhythmical because it's not it's not dangerous it's that let's see a background of constantly suggests peaceful conditions so peaceful conditions constant noise is relaxing relaxing is continuous that's the explanation let's go back and see what we can undermine that with for the right answer it's relaxing because it's continuous okay so how we undermine that we find out that some continuous noises are actually not relaxing that would that would undermine the explanation a the musical traditions of different cultures vary greatly in terms of the complexity of the rhythms they and the employee okay that's not that's not connected to this relaxation thing so that cannot be right be the rhythmic structure of a language is determined in part by the pattern of stressed syllables in the words and sentences of the language about the rhythmic structure no it's about the explanation for the relaxing effect that connection is not undermining and it doesn't affect this explanation for what is relaxing and what is not see many people find the steady and rhythmic sound of a rocking chair to be very unnerving ah so this is steady and rhythmic and it's not relaxing at all it's very unnerving this undermines the explanation in passage a/c looks super good I probably would just Circle C and move on but let's look at D and E and see whether they represent common types of errors you'll see in questions like this D the sudden interruption of the expected development of a melody tends to interfere with listeners perception of the melody as coherence that's not about this relaxation question and connecting relaxation to steady continuous sound not related he some of the most admired contemporary composers write music that is notably simpler than is most of the music written in previous centuries because so the admiration of contemporary composers verses for writing music that is simpler again not connected to the relaxation explanation that the question is asking about so he is not the answer the answer must be see now we find these answers in part because we predict what we're looking for before we look at the choices because again if you get stuck in reading the choices first and all the choices start sounding good and you don't know what you're looking for you're going to wind up looking at each choice and taking that choice back to the passage and trying to figure out whether it makes sense and that is not the best use of your time you're going to save a lot more time going back and getting the answer in your own words correct as a prediction then going through the choices one by one and trying to figure out whether they might work and giving them the benefit of the doubt they don't deserve the benefit of the doubt and you're much better served by knowing what you want before you start looking