练习 | FOX新闻:合理花钱有助于增强幸福感

练习 | FOX新闻:合理花钱有助于增强幸福感

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合理花钱有助于增强幸福感

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FOX新闻:合理花钱有助于增强幸福感

燕山大学 刘立军 编写

◆TRANSCRIPT

It appears money, can indeed, buy happiness, when it's spent to save effort or time.

Researchers in British Columbia found people were much happier when they spent money to avoid chores, like mowing the lawn or house cleaning, when compared to those who shelled out money for wine, clothes or entertainment.

Study author Elizabeth Dunn says researchers believe rushing around and feeling pressed for time can take a toll on one's day-to-day happiness, and buying "time" can help reduce that stress.

Despite those findings, only two percent of the participants said they would spend money on things which would give them more time. Dunn believes most feel guilty about spending on things they can do themselves.

Rich Denison, FOX News.


◆VOCABULARY

1. chores n. a task that you do regularly 日常事务;例行工作。例如:doing the household/domestic chores干家务杂活

2. shell out: shell out (for sth.) | shell sth. out (for sth.) (informal) to pay a lot of money for sth. 付(一大笔钱)(同义词) fork out 例如:The band shelled out $100,000 for a mobile recording studio. 乐队花了10万元购置一间移动录音室。

3. rush around 东奔西跑。例如:We work long hours both outside and inside the home and we rush around trying to fit everything in.  我们家里家外长时间忙活,忙完这里忙那里,想把一切都搞定。

4. take a toll: take a heavy toll (on sb./sth.) | take its toll (on sb./sth.) to have a bad effect on sb./sth.; to cause a lot of damage, deaths, suffering, etc. 产生恶果;造成重大损失(或伤亡、灾难等)。例如:The recession is taking its toll on the housing markets. 经济衰退使住房市场遭受着重大损失。

◆QUESTIONS

Read the table of the notes. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks of the table with the words you hear.

新闻要素

 

NOTES

The Lead

Who?

 

 

Where?

 

 

When?

 

 

What?

It appears (Q1) _______________, can indeed, (Q2) _____________, when it's spent to (Q3) ______________________________.

 

 

Why?

 

 

How?

 

The Body

Main details

Researchers in British Columbia found people were much happier when they (Q4) ___________________________________, like (Q5) _______________________________________, when compared to those who shelled out money for (Q6) _______________________________________________.

 

Study author Elizabeth Dunn says researchers believe rushing around and feeling pressed for time can take a toll on one's day-to-day happiness, and buying "time" can (Q7) _____________________.

 

The Tail

Background information 

 

 

Comments

Despite those findings, only (Q8) _______________ percent of the participants said they would spend money on things which would give them more time. Dunn believes most (Q9) ___________________ about spending on things (Q10) __________________________.

 


◆KEY 

Read the table of the notes. Then listen to the news and fill in the blanks of the table with the words you hear.

新闻要素

 

NOTES

The Lead

Who?

 

 

Where?

 

 

When?

 

 

What?

It appears (Q1) money, can indeed, (Q2) buy happiness, when it's spent to (Q3) save effort or time.

 

 

Why?

 

 

How?

 

The Body

Main details

Researchers in British Columbia found people were much happier when they (Q4) spent money to avoid chores, like (Q5) mowing the lawn or house cleaning, when compared to those who shelled out money for (Q6) wine, clothes or entertainment.

 

Study author Elizabeth Dunn says researchers believe rushing around and feeling pressed for time can take a toll on one's day-to-day happiness, and buying "time" can (Q7) help reduce that stress.

 

The Tail

Background information 

 

 

Comments

Despite those findings, only (Q8) two percent of the participants said they would spend money on things which would give them more time. Dunn believes most (Q9) feel guilty about spending on things (Q10) they can do themselves.

 



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  • 来源:刘立军 2018-05-28