您的位置:外语教育网 > 职称英语 > 试题中心 > 模拟试题 > 正文


2015-06-17 14:11   来源:外语教育网整理       我要纠错 | 打印 | 收藏 | | |

Middle Age:A Low Point for Most

People around the globe hit the height of their misery and depression in middle (1) ,a new international study suggests.The finding by British and American researchers was based on an analysis of well-being among approximately 2 million people in 80 nations.With few exceptions,the observation appears to apply across the board,regardless (2) gender (性别),culture,geography,wealth,job history,education,and marriage or parental status."The scientific fact seems to be that happiness and positive mental health follow a giant 'U' (3) through life," said study author Andrew J.Oswald,a professor of economics at Warwick University in Warwickshire,England."For the average person,it's high when you're 20,and then it slowly (4) and bottoms out in your 40s.But the good news is that your (5) health picks up again,and eventually gets back to the high levels of your youth."The finding was (6) on the pooling of several different sources of happiness data,including:two multi-decade happiness/satisfaction surveys (first launched in the 1970s),involving about 500,000 American and Western European men and women; four rounds of the 80-nation "World Values Survey" (7) between 1981 and 2004 in North America,Eastern and Western Europe,Asia,Africa,Australia,and Central and South America; and a 2004-2007 survey (8) nearly 1 million Britons.The bottom-line:For most people throughout the world,the highest probability for (9) striking is around 44 years of age.In the United States,however,some as-yet unexplained (10) differences were observed,with happiness among men dipping the most in their early 50s,whereas women hit their nadir (最低点) around the age of 40.The researchers cautioned that cheerful people tend to live longer than unhappy (11) - a fact that might have skewed (使偏斜) the overall finding.But they also suggested that evidence of a happiness (12) might simply reflect a midlife choice to give up long-held but no longer tenable (守得住的) aspirations (志向),followed by a senior's sense of gratitude for having successfully endured (13) others did not."That said,some might find it helpful simply to understand the general (14) of mental health as they go through their own life," said Oswald."It mightbe useful for people to realize that if they are (15) in their 40s this is normal.It is not exceptional.And just knowing this might help."

1 A age B place C height D degree

2 A of B for C to D by

3 A color B size C shape D letter

4 A improves B moves C rises D falls

5 A mental B personal C general D physical

6 A focused B concluded C decided D based

7 A measured B conducted C checked D inspected

8 A calling B counting C involving D passing

9 A cancer B depression C accident D injury

10 A race B gender C education D income

11 A men B people C women D couples

12 A curve B line C axis D table

13 A unless B because C while D if

14 A moods B figures C views D trends

15 A weird B low C old D weak


1 A 2 A 3 C 4 D 5A

6 D 7 B 8 C 9 B 10 B

11 B 12 A 13 C 14 D 15 B

我要纠错】 责任编辑:慧
 四六级 指南 动态 经验 试题 资料  托福 指南 动态 考情 经验 复习
 雅思 指南 动态 机经 备考 留学  公共英语 指南 动态 备考 试题 辅导
 日语 指南 资讯 辅导 留学 考试  法语 发音 词汇 语法 听说 阅读
 韩语 入门 口语 阅读 留学 文化  西语 口语 词汇 阅读 留学 风采







公司下属13家行业远程教育网站,业务涵盖了会计、法律、医学、建设、自考、成考、考研、中小学、外语、信息技术、汉语言教学等诸多领域,拥有办公面积8000多平米,员工近千人,公司年招生规模达270万人。由于正保远程教育(China Distance Education Holdings Ltd., CDEL)在中国互联网远程教育行业内的绝对优势和强大影响力,正保教育模式一直被广大投资人所追捧。2008年7月30日,公司在美国纽约证券交易所正式挂牌上市(股票交易代码:DL),是2008年唯一一家在美国纽交所上市的专业从事互联网远程教育的中国企业。


   1、凡本网注明 “来源:外语教育网”的所有作品,版权均属外语教育网所有,未经本网授权不得转载、链接、转贴或以其他方式使用;已经本网授权的,应在授权范围内使用,且必须注明“来源:外语教育网”。违反上述声明者,本网将追究其法律责任。