SAT Reading 2.4 Long Passages
Reading Long Passages: Drill 2, Problem 4
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Information and Ideas||Interpreting words and phrases in context|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Reading closely||Interpreting words and phrases in context|
|SAT Reading||Long Passages|
where's Aunt Georgiana? Oh, she's just busy being the "last of the passengers to alight."
Though these days "alight" is usually used to describe when something lands from
the sky--like an airplane or a flying monkey...
The context of this passage makes it crystal clear that the narrator is simply referring
to his aunt exiting the train--which apparently took her a very long time.
What, did she get locked in the bathroom or something?
Just turn and push, Auntie G. Armed with this context, we can start throwing
incorrect answers from the train.
Let's begin by eliminating (C), since she must have had a ticket to board the train
in the first place--unless she's an evil master of deception.
We find that quite doubtful. (B) is easy to nix as well. It seems highly
unlikely that such an old and weathered woman is going to be taking any leaps, or giant
jumps from the train.
The narrator probably would have seen her if she went to retrieve her baggage, so (D)
is out as well.
"Attend" is usually used to describe when somebody shows up at an event.
Though Auntie G is showing up somewhere, exiting a train isn't much of an event--for most
Really, (A) just doesn't make any sense at all, so ... buh-bye.
The prefix "dis" can sometimes mean to separate from something, while "embark"
means "to begin a journey."
Aunt Georgiana is at last separating herself from this train and heading off to meet her
nephew. Knowing all this, we're proud to declare (E) the correct answer.
Maybe Auntie G should take some disembarking lessons before her next train ride.