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新视野听说教程第三册听力原文(Unit 5)  

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Unit 5

Short conversations

1. W: I’ll never forgive myself for not being there at Mom’s side when she died.

M: don’t beat yourself up about this. You were there with her during so much of her life, so you have nothing to be ashamed of.

Q: Why shouldn’t the woman feel bad about not being there when her mother died?

 

2. W: Before his death, Grandpa said we should always be generous with each other?

M: That’s Grandpa, always telling others what to do. But I’m not so sure he followed his own advice. I, for one, never saw him share with anyone.

Q: According to the man, what kind of person was Grandpa?

 

3. W: Now that Dad has passed away, we need to prepare some words to say about his life.

M: We should tell others what he told us—to make the world a better place by being loving people, I’m sure the rest of the family would appreciate this.

Q: What does the man think that they should talk about?

 

4. W: My father keeps asking me to take him to a suicide doctor. He says he’s ready to die.

M: Since his illness is beyond cure, maybe you should respect his wishes. I know you don’t agree, but it’s his life and his choice.

Q: What does the man thing?

 

5. W: Though she didn’t say so, I think Mom would want me to have some of her money now that she has passed away.

M: You can have all of it! I don’t care about the money; I only care about honoring her memory.

Q: What does the man care about?

 

6. W: I don’t know why Grandma didn’t want us to be in the hospital with her when she passed away.

M: Well, you know, she was a nurse. So she saw a lot of death. It’s an ugly thing, and she didn’t want us to see it.

Q: Why did Grandma want the speakers to stay away from her when she passed away?

 

7. W: Do you ever wonder what will happen after death? I mean, is there a heaven, or…

M: Ah, don’t be silly! When you’re dead, you’re dead! And that’s all there is to it! Nothing can convince me otherwise!

Q: What are the speakers talking about?

 

8. W: I hear you perform assisted suicides for old people. Is that right? Maybe you can end my pain?

M: I’m afraid you have me confused with a different doctor. And if you’re thinking of killing yourself, you should talk to a family member, your husband perhaps.

Q: What can be inferred from the conversation?

 

9. W: I feel terrible that I couldn’t make it to the hospital when Mom was dying.

M: You should. She kept asking where you were. Our mother was so good to you. You should’ve been there.

Q: What is the relationship between the two speakers?

 

10.W: When winter hits, old people die at a surprising rate here. Maybe 60 or 70 people will go in the first month.

M: Actually, the first month of last winter took 85 in our town. And with Dad being 86 now, I’m praying that he can survive the winter.

Q: How old is their father?

 

Long conversation

M: How’s your mother?

W: She didn’t pull through.

M: What?

W: Yeah, she passed away. It happened last night, at just after eleven o’clock. But I’d been expecting it for a long time.

M: Oh, I’m sorry.

W: Thanks. I’ll be OK. Mom left me with some wisdom just before she passed away.

M: What did she say?

W: Minutes before she went, she said that there were 20 good things in life. And if a person did at least 15 of these things, that person would be happy.

M: Would you mind telling me what these things are?

W: Sure. One was that a person should have children. Having children can teach you about sharing, love, and so much more. Mom said it was the best thing she had ever done.

M: And the others?

W: She said that a person should give money to charity, write a book, travel around the world, and make peace with one’s enemies.

M: That’s five things altogether. What about the others?

W: She closed her eyes then. And that was it.

M: That’s so sad!

W: Not really. I think I could guess the rest. Essentially, Mom was telling me to have an exciting and loving life, without hatred or anger.

Q: 1. what are the speakers talking about?

2. according to the woman’s mother, how many things should a person do at least in order to be happy?

3. what can one learn from having children?

4. what can we infer from the conversation?

5. why did the daughter feel all right even though her mother failed to list all of the good things?

 

Understanding a Passage

Are you afraid to die? We asked over 57,000 adults this question and others in a poll. Before we conducted the poll, we had an idea of what sort of answers we would receive. We expected around 90 percent of the people to admit a great fear of death, and most of them, up to 70 percent, to say they were afraid of what comes after death. But it wasn’t the case, not at all.

    A surprising 80 percent of people responding to the poll said they didn’t fear death at all. Twelve percent said they feared death only a little, and only eight percent reported great fear associated with death.

    However, people are not without worries. The people we polled answered the other questions, saying, though they didn’t fear death, they feared the problems leading up to death. The biggest of these problems had to do with close family members. Adults with children overwhelmingly said they worried about children who would have to watch them die. The process of watching someone die is incredibly difficult, and parents didn’t want their children to see them go through it. Interestingly enough, however, most of the people who said this also said they wanted to care for their own parents as their parents became elderly.

Q: 1. what is the speaker talking about?

2. what did researchers expect?

3. what percentage of people fear death only a little?

4. what is the biggest concern about death?

5. according to the passage, which of the following statements is true?

 

Supplementary Listening

Task 1

W: I would like to live forever.

M: That’s impossible!

W: Yeah, I know. But still, it’d be nice. Don’t you think so?

M: Hardly.

W: What do you mean?

M: People are living longer and longer nowadays. Only a few generations ago, it was uncommon for people to live into their 70s or 80s. The government offered to make payments to people older than 65, because not so many people lived to be older than that.

W: Yeah?

M: Yeah. But now, people are regularly living to be 90, 95 …My great-grandmother turned 100 last week.

W: So why is this a problem?

M: You should see my great-grandmother! She’s miserable. She WANTS to die.

W: Why?

M: “Life is too painful when all your organs are weak,” she says.

W: Yeah, I can understand that. But think of all the good things a person would miss if he or she were dead!

M: But the dead don’t worry about this. When you’re dead, there are no cares at all!

Q: 1. What can be inferred from the conversation?

   2. According to the conversation, what is common now?

   3. How old is the man’s great-grandmother?

   4. Why does the great-grandmother want to die?

   5. What does the man think?

 

Task 2

There’s a care center for old people near my university. It’s a place where old people go to live out the last years or months of their lives. Doctors and nurses care for them and make them as comfortable as possible. I know this place well, because I go there as a volunteer almost every day.

    Some people might find this place depressing. And I have to admit, sometimes it is. Still, l learn a lot from the experience, and I find it mostly uplifting. Here, among the elderly, I make friends that are unlikely any of my friends at school. Those people have experienced so much. One man told me about his adventures in Africa. A woman told me about her children. She has 19!

Care centers for the elderly are often visited by people like me. Still, more people are needed to offer warmth and attention. Some care centers advertise for more volunteers to come. They are especially interested in people who can play piano. But everyone is welcome to visit, as long as they are friendly and ready to listen.

Q: 1. What is the speaker talking about?

   2. What does the speaker do?

   3. What did the speaker learn from the people at the care center?

   4. What did one woman tell the speaker about?

   5. Who are greatly needed in some care centers?

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