练习丨FOX新闻:晚点上课好处多

练习丨FOX新闻:晚点上课好处多

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晚点上课好处多。

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FOX新闻:晚点上课好处多
燕山大学 刘立军 编写


○ TRANSCRIPT

It's a scene repeated in households coast-to-coast. First...Then our kids turn it off and go back to sleep until, as Marty McFly declared in 'Back to the Future': "I'm late for school!" But wait, the new study finds that starting school later could be a good thing. 

Resulting, it says, in a higher academic performance and gets this, reduced car crash rates and that it would improve public health and the economy. Concluding that delaying the sound of this could, believe it or not, pump more than $9 billion into the economy every year!

Gary Baumgarten, FOX News.



○ VOCABULARY

1. household n. all the people living together in a house 一家人;家庭;同住一所房子的人。例如:
● Most households now own at least one car. 大多数家庭现在至少有一辆汽车
● low-income/one-parent, etc. households低收入、单亲等家庭
● the head of the household户主
2. pump sth. into sth. | pump sth. in: to put a lot of money into sth. 向…大量投资;注入大量资金。例如:He pumped all his savings into the business. 他把全部积蓄都投入了该企业。


○ QUESTIONS
Listen to the news and choose the best answer to each question you hear.

1. What is the finding of the new study?
A. Starting school later could be a good thing.
B. Starting school later could be a bad thing.
C. Starting school early could be a good thing.
D. Starting school early could be a bad thing.

2. What is the conclusion of the new study?
A. It would result in a higher academic performance.
B. It could reduce car crash rates.
C. It would improve public health and the economy.
D. It could pump more than $9 billion into the economy every year.


○ KEY 

1. A。细节题。命题出处:But wait, the new study finds that starting school later could be a good thing.
2.D。细节题。命题出处:Resulting, it says, in a higher academic performance and gets this, reduced car crash rates and that it would improve public health and the economy. Concluding that delaying the sound of this could, believe it or not, pump more than $9 billion into the economy every year!

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  • 来源:刘立军 宋葳 2018-04-24