PTE听力口语练习素材:科学60秒-Medal Music

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(PLUS,Testbuilder, 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。墨尔本文波雅思PTE培训学校专门为墨尔本,悉尼PTE考生准备了适合PTE听力阅读练习的科学60秒。各位PTE同学可以练习PTE听力中的summarise spoken text和PTE口语中的retell lecture,练习记笔记技巧和复述。废话少说,下面开始:

60秒科学:Heavy Metal Headbanging Rare Risk Revealed


60秒科学节目(SSS)是科学美国人网站的一套广播栏目,英文名称:Scientific American – 60 Second Science,节目内容以科学报道为主,节目仅一分钟的时间,主要对当今的科学技术新发展作以简明、通俗的介绍,对于科学的发展如何影响人们的生活环境、健康状况及科学技术,提供了大量简明易懂的阐释。

Heavy metal music can be hazardous to your health°™at least, in what appear to be rare circumstances. A 50-year-old fan who recently rocked out at a Motörhead concert developed bleeding in the brain that required surgical repair. He had celebrated the band’s signature fast tempo music by headbanging°™that is, violently pitching his noggin to and fro in time to the music.

A month after the concert, the man experienced an intense headache. Doctors found on the right side of his brain a chronic subdural hematoma: an injury where blood collects under the brain’s outer protective membrane. Surgeons fixed him up. The case study is in the journal The Lancet. [Ariyan Pirayesh Islamian, Manolis Polemikos and Joachim K. Krauss, Chronic subdural haematoma secondary to headbanging]

Headbanging is usually considered relatively harmless, though it can cause whiplash or shorter-term head or neck pain. A follow-up scan of the Motörhead fan revealed that a benign cyst may have made him more vulnerable to brain injury than your standard heavy metal enthusiast.

The study authors say devotees may maintain their headbanging habit, as such bleeds are so uncommon. Even more uncommon are brain injuries sustained at concerts featuring the music of Mozart, Mahler or even Rachmaninoff.

-Dina Fine Maron


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