所谓强转折信号词，不外乎but, however, yet. 只要是出现这类转折词，尤其是but后面的内容一定是考点。这也是帮助考生突破阶段性瓶颈至关重要的一点。而许多考生在备考的过程中并未重视这一考点，或者说在听的过程中没能够抓住这一考点，原因是什么呢?
造成后者的原因其实很简单，就是所谓的“强读”与“弱读”。以but为例，正常发音是:[b?t],但考试中音频经常为[b?t], 甚至[b?], 而且速度非常快，导致众多考生没法识别出来。
25. What does Karin think the company will do?
A. look for private investors
B. accept a takeover offer
C. issue some new shares
Obviously they have the choice of accepting the very favourable terms that another company… have given them to buy them out. Or they could decide on a bolder move and offer some new shares if they wanted. But I think they are more cautious than that and expect that they will start trying to find individuals who’d be prepared to back them with some of the capital they need.
在这里，B和C的同义置换均有所出现。buy out即买断，对应B项的takeover; offer some new shares对应C项。但是下文又都予于否定，重点就在于but之后的内容。所以建议考生在听力过程中积极识别强转折信号词。正确答案选A。