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  英语听力练习题目:Cancer Treatment

  1. Which word best describes the man's initial reaction right after he found out that he had been diagnosed with cancer?

  A. shock

  B. anger

  C. self-pity

  2. What did the man do after he first learned of his illness?

  A. He underwent immediate surgery.

  B. He retired from his job.

  C. He researched cancer treatments.

  3. After several months with the disease, what was the man's main source of consolation?

  A. his family and friends

  B. his belief in God

  C. his doctors' encouragement

  4. Who was mainly responsible for checking on and adjusting the man's medications in the home?

  A. relatives

  B. his wife

  C. a hospice

  5. According to the story, what can we learn from such difficult and emotional experiences?

  A. All people will face death, and thus, we must prepare for it spiritually.

  B. Our characters can be strengthened by such adversity.

  C. Families provide the best support system during such a crisis.

  答案:

  1. shock

  2. He researched cancer treatments.

  3. his belief in God

  4. a hospice

  5. Our charcters can be strengthened by such adversity.

  英语听力原文:

  I once had a friend that was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and the news that he might only live up to six months was a great shock to him, his family, and his friends.

  However, in spite of the dire prognosis, he was initially determined to look into all available treatments that might cure or extend his life. I think that when you find

  yourself in such situations, you tend to look up every possible avenue for hope of preserving your life.

  As the months progressed and his health grew worse, I noticed an unexpected change in attitude that came over him. He had also been a jovial person with an upbeat personality,

  but rather (than) give in to discouragement and self-pity, he took comfort his faith in God and humanity. His conversations focused on others rather than himself, and he spoke

  of the afterlife as something he was prepared for, believing that his deceased ancestors, including his mother and father, were there waiting for him.

  During the last few months, weeks, and days of his life, he was kindly cared for by family, friends, his loving wife, who looked after both his physical and emotional needs, and

  workers from a local hospice came to the home to help regulate his medication and provide any other needed support. He didn't complain about his fate, and he willingly allowed

  others to serve him, realizing they were the benefactors of something more.

  Indeed, one might ponder why God allows death and suffering in our world, but for me, such experiences taught me to value family more and kindness for others. You often can't

  learn these important attributes in the lap of luxury, and perhaps, such an experience is the greatest and final gift the terminally ill can give those left behind.

  英语单词短语:

  diagnose vt. 诊断;断定 (verb): determine the nature of a problem

  - This test will diagnose whether she has the disease.

  terminal adj. 末端的;终点的;晚期的 (adjective): ending in or approaching death

  - His wife has a terminal illness and isn't expect to live through the end of the week.

  in spite of 尽管;不管,不顾 (preposition): regardless of

  - Nathan was very cheerful in spite of his medical condition.

  dire adj. 可怕的;悲惨的;极端的 (adjective): awful, fearful, nearly hopeless

  - The family found themselves in dire financial conditions after the loss of their father.

  prognosis n. [医] 预后;预知 (noun): a prediction of the course of a disease

  - With the development of new medications, the long-term prognosis for someone with that disease is good.

  jovial adj. 天性快活的;主神朱庇特的 (adjective): merry, cheerful

  - My sister was still somewhat jovial in spite of her medical condition.

  upbeat adj. 乐观的;上升的 (adjective): cheerful, positive

  - In spite of all my mother's emotionally challenges, she always tried to remain upbeat about life.

  self-pity n. 自怜;自哀 (noun): a feeling of sorrow for personal sufferings

  - Although she was suffering from cancer, the woman felt there was little time for self-pity and devoted the rest of her life to service.

  deceased adj. 已故的 (adjective): dead

  - Both of my parents are deceased, and I only have one brother who is still living.

  hospice n. 收容所;旅客招待所;救济院 (noun): a program providing medical and emotional care for the terminally ill and their families

  - A local hospice came into our home to care for my grandfather while he was terminally ill.

  benefactors n. 恩人;捐助者;施主 (noun): someone who helps other people

  - Many benefactors have contributed goods and money to the poor in our area.

  ponder vi. 考虑;沉思 (verb): reflect or think deeply on something, meditate

  - When you find yourself in dire circumstances, people often tend to ponder the purpose of life.

  attributes n. 属性(attribute的复数) (noun): qualities or characteristics

  - There are so many attributes I admire in Mindy, my sister.

  lap of luxury 纸醉金迷 (noun): a condition of wealth and comfort

  - Some people live in the lap of luxury while others live a relatively simple lifestyle from day to day.

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