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戒掉手机成瘾如戒毒

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CNN 新闻:戒掉手机成瘾如戒毒
燕山大学 刘立军 宋葳 编写

◆TRANSCRIPT

Ten hours and thirty-nine minutes per day, that's how much time American adult spend on average staring at a screen. Don't get mad at me. We're only 10 minutes.
The statistic comes from a Nielsen company audience report from last year. It includes time spent on tablets, smart phones, computers, games, TVs.
And for those who can't step away, it could be considered toxic.
How do you know you have a problem and you need a digital detox?
Well, if you're watching this right now, you're probably tech-savvy. You've got lots of different devices and you maybe somebody who is in a need of a digital detox. It's when these devices start to control your life as opposed to making them easier.
The area we find this impacts your life the most - and this may surprise you - but it's in fact your sleep. You find that people who are using their devices so close to bedtime creates an arousal in your brain that is so profound that it makes it much harder to go to sleep. It also affects your circadian rhythm overall. That's your sort of normal rhythm between lights and night, and when that is disrupted, it just throws off your whole sleep schedule.
One thing you don't realize is that simply by reading an email or reading a text message in the middle of the night, it can take your brain from zero to sixty very, very quickly and that brain is a very, very hard brain to slow down.
One golden rule that most sleep experts agree on is that if you do get woken by the phone or by something else and you're awake, get up and walk around. Don't come back and lie in the bed until you're truly ready to go to sleep.
So, take a break. Put on the "out of office". Put the cellphone away. It could help you live to a hundred.
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◆VOCABULARY
1. toxic adj. containing poison; poisonous 有毒的;引起中毒的。例如:
○toxic chemicals / fumes / gases / substances有毒的化学品 / 烟雾 / 气体 / 物质
○to dispose of toxic waste处理有毒废料
○Many pesticides are highly toxic. 许多杀虫剂毒性很大。

2. detox n. (informal) the process of removing harmful substances from your body by only eating and drinking particular things 排毒(通过控制饮食种类将有害物质排出体外)

3. circadian adj. (technical 术语) connected with the changes in the bodies of people or animals over each period of 24 hours(指每24小时人或动物体内变化)昼夜节律的,生理节奏的

◆QUESTIONS
Read the table. Then listen to the news and complete the table.



1

Situation

l  ________________________ per day, that's how much time American adult spend on average ______________________.

l The statistic comes from a Nielsen company audience report from last year. It includes time spent on ________________________________________.

2

Problem

l And for those who can't step away, it could be considered _________. How do you know you have a problem and you need _____________?

l Well, if you're watching this right now, you're probably tech-savvy. You've got lots of different devices and you maybe somebody who is in a need of a digital detox. It's when these devices start to __________________ as opposed to ___________________________.

l The area we find this impacts your life the most - and this may surprise you - but it's in fact your ______________. You find that people who are using their devices so close to bedtime creates an arousal in your brain that is so profound that it makes it much harder to _________________. It also affects your circadian rhythm overall. That's your sort of _______________________________, and when that is disrupted, it just throws off your whole _____________________.

l One thing you don't realize is that simply by __________________ or ____________________________ in the middle of the night, it can take your brain from zero to sixty very, very quickly and that brain is a very, very hard brain to ____________________________.

3

Suggestion  

l One ____________________ that most sleep experts agree on is that if you do get woken by the phone or by something else and you're awake, ____________________________. Don't ______________________ until you're truly ready to go to sleep.

l So, _______________. Put on the "out of office". Put the ________ away. It could help you ________________________________.


◆KEY
1. Ten hours and thirty-nine minutes
2. staring at a screen
3. tablets, smart phones, computers, games, TVs
4. toxic
5. a digital detox
6. control your life
7. making them easier
8. sleep
9. go to sleep
10. normal rhythm between lights and night
11. sleep schedule
12. reading an email
13. reading a text message
14. slow down
15. golden rule
16. get up and walk around
17. come back and lie in the bed
18. take a break
19. cellphone
20. live to a hundred

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  • 来源:刘立军、宋葳 2017-09-20