1. 听力的language and delivery今年给出表格来填写，所以学生要整理内容放上去才有分，不再是一堆文字就能忽悠考官给分多一点。
2. Section C今年只有一篇文章，好多学生提前练习好的introduction和中间body的分段都没有发挥到用处，反而在中间分段不太习惯把它再细分一段。
The first paragraph of the review is likewise designed to establish Jenkins’ local credentials and understanding of the community, as he points out that he has lived there for ’20 years,’ and has reviewed ‘most’ of the cafes that have been there during that time. He also affirms the unprejudiced nature of his reporting, stating that ‘I have always been warm in my praise for the successful cafes,’ and ‘I have been honest in my criticism of those that offer a service that is not suited to this fine neighbourhood.’ This statement not only emphasises his honesty, but also his accuracy in predicting the community’s response to each new business. In addition, the description of Benmore Village as ‘this fine neighbourhood’ also serves to gently appeal to his target audience’s sense of community pride.
The next paragraph immediately characterises the new cafe as arrogant, twice describing its slogan as a ‘boast.’ The negative impression thus created is reinforced by Jenkins’ description of the bored, impersonal service. He begins by offering an example of excellent service, praising the neighbouring cafe ‘Flo’s Patisserie’ for its waiter, the ‘always enthusiastic Marcel.’ This image contrasts greatly with the service he receives at Calmer Coffee, from a waiter who already seems ‘tired of it all.’
The next paragraph turns to a review of the decor and general atmosphere, which, unlike the lifeless service, Jenkins describes as ‘an attack on all your senses.’ This metaphor again underlines his argument as to the cafe’s unsuitability for the area. He makes repeated use of similes, describing a mural as ‘like a stain on the wall,’ and the cafe overall as ‘as lukewarm as its poorly made frappe latte.’
Having thus made clear his overall assessment of the cafe, Jenkins turns to his secondary argument: that the twenty-something customers are too invested in their technology to notice the ‘poor quality.’ This use of millennial stereotypes serves to link the customers, who ‘sit staring at their devices,’ with the ‘bored employees’ who ‘don’t stop to chat with me as they clear tables.’ Thus, the writer relates his criticisms of the cafe itself to the problems that he sees pervading the industry today – a theme that will be explored further in the review’s conclusion.
The final grievance that Jenkins airs is again with the cafe’s service, specifically, its lack of table service and its bizarre menu. He offers the ‘moooost excellent soy mochaccino grande latte poured with extra froth’ as an example of the latter, and uses humour to underline the incompatibility of such a menu with the tastes of the local community: ‘I can just see the look of horror on the face of Ken, the butcher, if he tried to order a coffee here.’
Jenkins concludes with a generalisation regarding the cafe scene today, describing Calmer Coffee as an example of ‘an ever-creeping shift towards cafes that belong to chains and that are more about looking trendy than fitting into the communities they invade.’ The use of the emotive term ‘invade,’ combined with the final illustration of the brashly-decorated Calmer Coffee jammed between several quieter, more restrained local shops, emphasises the central idea that coffee chains will never blend harmoniously into the local community.
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