PTE听力练习题74-老托93篇-catch a mood

PTE考生目前最大的问题之一就是练习题缺乏。除了有限的基本官方书(PLUSTestbuilder, OG)之外,就没有题了。很多英语基础不是很扎实的同学很难找到练习材料。

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Did you know you can catch a mood? A bad mood isn’t spread by a virus like the flu is, but it can be contagious. Moods sort of drift from person to person unconsciously. Slight, unintentional signals carry the mood. You’ve probably experienced it yourself. You’re around someone who’s feeling down and showing it—slumped shoulders, downcast mouth, subdued voice—all that sort of thing. Pretty soon you begin to feel depressed too. Of course, good moods are also catching, not just bad ones. Moods spread in steps. One person’s facial expression or whatever is observed by another, who then unconsciously begins to mimic. The process is automatic—a split second mimicry. The person isn’t even aware of the copying. A full-blown case of mood transfer develops as this copying continues. Not everyone picks up moods to the same degree. Those who’re most susceptible often have strong physiological responses to what’s going on around them. You know, people who break out in a nervous sweat easily and whose stomachs churn. People don’t all send moods equally well either. The best mood senders are expressive people because mood contagion can’t happen without signals. If they aren’t there—that is, the person gives no indication of the mood they’re in—nobody will pick up the mood.
【生词摘录】
1. virus: n. [C]病毒

2. contagious: adj. 传染性的

3. unconsciously: adv. 无意地,不知不觉

4. slight: adj. 微小的

5. unintentional: adj. 不是故意的,无心的,无意识的

6. slumped: adj. 耷拉着的

7. downcast: adj. 气馁的,沮丧的

8. subdued: adj. 被抑制的

9. catching: adj. 能传染的

10. mimic: v. 模仿,仿效

11. a split second: 一瞬间

12. mimicry: n. [C]模仿

13. full-blown: adj. 全面的

14. susceptible: adj. 易受影响的

15. physiological: adj. 生理学的

16. sweat: v. 出汗

17. churn: v. 产生剧烈搅动

18. contagion: n. [C]传染

19. indication: n. [C]迹象,指示,暗示

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