各位学霸们好，今天黄老师跟大家来分享一道本周出现的PTE听力Summarize Spoken Text考试原题：Si-fi Novel（科幻小说）
So, my mother’s a pediatrician, and when I was young, she’d tell the craziest stories that combined science with her overactive imagination. One of the stories she told was that if you eat a lot of salt, all of the blood rushes up your legs, through your body, and shoots out the top of your head, killing you instantly. She called it “high blood pressure.”
This was my first experience with science fiction, and I loved it. So when I started to write my own science fiction and fantasy, I was surprised that it was considered un-African. So naturally, I asked, what is African? And this is what I know so far: Africa is important. Africa is the future. It is, though. And Africa is a serious place where only serious things happen.
So, when I present my work somewhere, someone will always ask, “What’s so important about it? How does it deal with real African issues like war, poverty, devastation or AIDS?” And it doesn’t. My work is about Nairobi pop bands that want to go to space or about seven-foot-tall robots that fall in love. It’s nothing incredibly important. It’s just fun, fierce and frivolous, as frivolous as bubble gum — “AfroBubbleGum.”
The speaker’s mother told her the craziest story with science and imagination when she was young. This was her first experience with science fiction. Her novel was considered un-African. According to the speaker, Africa is the future, and an important and serious place. Her work is about pop bands going to space or about robots falling in love. Her work is fun, fierce and frivolous.