【PTE干货】PTE 高频summarize spoken test精析 （七：Animals and human）
Updated: Apr 25, 2019
Animals and human
For too many people often say things like, “animals do this, but we don’t. ”or “this animals does this, that animals does this, but the humans don’t do things like that. ” Those statements have some hidden assumption that we are not animals. When we say animals do this, animals do that, we often assume that we are not animals. If we are not animals, what are we? Are we plants? Or trees? Or flowers? No, we are not. Then, OK, we are not plants. Then are we microorganisms? Milli-tiny microscopic things. No, we are not. Then the natural conclusion must be : we are not living things. That is not true. Yes, we are animals and I see animals in us and I see humans in animals. So I am going to talk about the animal behavior and human nature. In order to understand human nature, we can look into animals’ eyes and animal behavior and find something about what made us, who we are.
hidden assumption 隐藏的假设
Assume that 猜想
See sth. in sb. 在某人身上看到……
Animal behavior 动物行为
Look into 查找，观察，探测
This lecture introduces the biased viewpoint that we often distinguishing ourselves from animals.
The speaker mentioned that there are some statements that points out we are not animals because we don’t do certain things. However, if we are not animals, we are not plants, micro-organisms either. This leads to the natural conclusion that we are not living things, which is untrue. We can see animals in human and human in animals.
It is predicted that the speaker may talk about the relationship between human nature and animal behavior to find out what humans really are.