a number of+复数，谓动用复数;the number of+复数，则用单数。
more than one+复数名词，谓动为单数。
a series/species/portion+of+名词，用单数。 many a+单数，谓动用单数。名词+and+名词表示一种概念时，用单数。
an average(total)of+复数后用复数，the average(total)of+复数后用单数。
a body of+复数，谓动用单数。
我们首先来看20xx年1月的第80题：But perhaps we should look at both sides of the coin before arriving hasty conclusions.本题中所考查的是短语动词。英语中有许多的短语动词，是很难从字面上判断其意义的。其中与介词构成短语的动词是最常见的。例如本题中的arrive，必须与at搭配成为短语动词之后才能与conclusion搭配。我们在分析题目的时候，发现有动宾搭配的时候，应该考虑该动词是否是一个短语动词，并进而分析构成该短语动词的介词有无遗漏。对于短语动词的熟悉是一个长期积累的过程，需要随时总结与记忆。以下是六级考试中常见到的短语动词：
account for, add up to, back up, break down, break away from, bleak out, break up, break in, break off, bring about, “bring up, bring out, bring down, build up, call off, call for, call on, carry out, check in, clear up, come off, come around, count on, cut down, cut off, do away with, dwell on, fall back on, fall out, get over, get out of, get at, give out, give up, give off, hang on, hold back, keep back from, keep up with, lay off, lay down, live up to, look into , look forward to, look over, make up, make out, pass away, put up with ,role out, run out of, set about, take over, take up, take in, take off, turn up, turn out, work out等。
还有一种常考的动词的用法就是语态。如20xx年1月第79题：One is surely justitied in his concern for the money and resources that they are poured into the space exploration.在本题中，由于从句的主语they与pour的关系是主动的，因而不可以用被动语态。在所分析的文字中包含谓语动词，那么应该分析是否是这方面的问题。其中应该重点分析主语与谓语动词的关系是主动还是被动。
我们首先来看20xx年6月的第73题：However.a second person thougt that this was more a question of civilized behavior as good manners.本题所考查的就是比较连接词的用法。从前文的more我们就可以看出，下文的as是不恰当的，正确的答案应是比较连接词than。一般来说，比较连接词所考查的重点集中在88与than的用法上。句意中是否还有比较意义是很容易辨别的，我们一旦觉察到句子有比较的意思，就应考虑是否是as与than的用法混淆。
此外定语从句的连接词也是要特别注意的。我们看 20xx年6月的第74题：Instead，this other person told us a story，it he said was quite well known.在这里，句子的后半段很明显是一个非限制性的定语从句，所以应将it改为which。非限制性的定语从句的连接词在近几年的考试中反复出现，应该引起我们的重视。解决此类问题的方法是。凡是发现有复合句的分析对象，首先就要考虑从句的连接词。首先看是否有连接词，其次看连接词是否正确，尤其是which与 that的不同应用。 F.语言环境类错误的发现与解决
的。这类错误一般是一行中的关键词与上下文所体现出来的意思完全相反。例如20xx年6月第72题：A well—man. nered person…walks down a street he or she is constantly un-aware of others.本句的文意是一个有礼貌的人在街上走的时候是不会旁若无人的。而句中的'unaware明显与句意是不符的。此类题的解决也较简单，那就是将不符合文意的词改为它的反义词即可。
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay on the topic Free Speech on the Internet. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words following the outline given below:
With the popularization of the Internet, it has become a common phenomenon that people express their ideas freely on the Internet. However, there are different voices on whether free speech should be advocated on the Internet.
Some people agree that everyone should be allowed to share his or her ideas freely on the Internet. They say that since we live in a democratic country, we all have the right to free speech.
However, other people argue that restrictions should be imposed on the expressions on the Internet, for there have been many remarks that spread false information and messages of violence, which has a bad influence on teenagers.
In my opinion, people should be endowed with the right to speak freely on the Internet as long as we improve our moral consciousness. Internet is a good medium for us to share our opinions, but we should not transmit illegal or harmful information. Everyone has the duty to keep our network clean, then we will be able to enjoy the convenience the Internet has brought us.
Work Pressure 工作压力
Work pressure refers to the compelling force or influence that comes from one's work. Nowadays with the competition in the work field becoming more and more fierce (激烈), work pressure has become a serious problem for every person. It has held a growing attention.
Its negative effects can be seen from the two aspects. In the physical aspect, it does much harm to people's physical health. Put under the constant pressure to keep their competitive edge, people work harder. They may catch some diseases under exhausting conditions. In the psychological aspect, it can lead to some psychological disorders. Work pressure is closely relevant to worries about setback, failure, shrinking (裁员). If the pressure is too great or lasts too long, people might collapse under it.
Since work pressure can affect people in such a serious wayn how can we tackle it B People could relax or refresh themselves on weekends or on holidays. Optimism, confidence, efficiency, regular exercise are also remedies. Certainly people could not avoid it, but they could try to reduce its side effects and not to be burdened by it.
China’s stock market is luring students looking to see how their textbook teachings fare in real life. While there arc no concrete data on the student- investor, business professors say the market boom has boosted the number of students looking to play around with stocks. They invest in the stock market with money from parents and sometimes with amount equal to several times their annual tuition.
Some people are alarmed at the trend. As investing in the stock market involves many risks, they say，college students are very likely to lose, which may put students and ministry assets at risk. However, some are supportive. As more and more students become shareholders, they will help raise tie general quality of shareholders and there will be more rational stock buyers in securities market， which is actually a good thing.
In my view, college students may give stock investment a try if possible. Stock investment may be a way to make fast money and help finance students' schooling. Even if the students are likely to lose in the stock market, it may still bring about valuable investment experience — they can learn if they don’t try.
写完后仔细检查作文中用词、句法方面有无不准确的地方；句式有无变化；句与句之间，段与段之间有无合适的连接及过渡等。 总之，为了顺利通过六级写作考试，突破最低分类线，不但需要了解相应的考试要求，评分原则，掌握各种文体的写作要领，而且更需要平时多读多练习，加强实践 。
On Paying back Student Loans
①Nowadays，college students who need financial aid can apply forstudent loans provided by state-owned commercial banks. ②The money canhelp them pay their tuition fees and cover their necessary dailyexpense. The policy not only gives chances to the students eager tocontinue their study but also is beneficial to commercial banks.
③However，to our disappointment，there is an increasing rate ofstudents who have failed to refund the loans in time. ④Some studentsare really unable to repay the money after graduation because ofunemployment or some other reasons. But there are a number of studentsrefusing to pay it back even though they can.
⑤In my opinion, college students should increase their awarenessof credit. Anyone in debt should try his best to repay the loans in duetime. ⑥If they are really in great difficulty, it is proper to informthe bank as soon as possible and apply for a delayed repayment. ⑦Onlyin this way can both college students and banks benefit from thepolicy.
Nowadays, global warming is becoming a concern to people all over the world. As is know to all, global warming results from two main reasons. On the one hand, factories produce large amounts of green house gases. On the other hand, intensive deforestation contributes to the rise of temperature. Admittedly, global warming will cause terrible effects. First of all, with the temperature going up, some animals and plants will die out. Additionally, crops will produce less. Worse still, it will bring about the rise of the sea level. Faced with this threat, we should take measures to solve it. I consider it advisable to cut down the sending out of the greenhouse gases. Moreover, more importance should be attached to planting trees.
1. The first key factor to solve this problem…Another key factor is…
2. People have found many solution/approaches to dealing with this problem.
3. Then how should we solve this problem? Here are some suggestion which may be some of help.
4. Faced with…we should take a series of effective measures to cope with the situation.
5. It is high time… Here are a few examples that might be taken immediately.
6. We need it take a fresh/dear/look at this matter/situation in a new perspective/from a winder standpoint. Otherwise, we won’t come anywhere near solving it.
7. It is essential/indispensable/that proper action/effective measures should be taken to reverse this situation/trend.
8. No effective/simple solution can be at hand/tackle the problem of… But the general first step in the right direction.
1、It is high time that we put an end to the (trend). 该是我们停止这一趋势的时候了。
"It is high time" 打头，为该句增色。注：that 后跟虚拟语气，后跟动词的一般过去式，表示“是某人做……的时候了”或者“是某人不做……的时候了”
2、It is time to take the advice of ... and to put special emphasis on the improvement of ... 该是采纳……的建议，并对……的进展给予非常重视的时候了。
3、There is no doubt that enough concern must be paid to the problem of ... 毫无疑问，对……问题应予以足够的重视。
"there is no doubt that"+被动还是蛮经典的组合。
4、Obviously,.... If we want to do something... , it is essential that... 显然，如果我们想做某事，我们需要……
5、Only in this way can we... 只有这样,我们才能...
6、It must be realized that... 我们必须意识到...