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谷水潺潺、鳥鳴嚶嚶,療癒你心 The Healing Sounds of Nature

The Healing Sounds of Nature
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谷水潺潺、鳥鳴嚶嚶,療癒你心 The Healing Sounds of Nature
聆聽大自然的 聲音,不僅可以減少壓力,甚至可以緩解疼痛。
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        Mental health experts are constantly trying to come up with new ways to help people deal with enough sleep, exercising, maintaining a healthy diet, deep  breathing, and of course, talking to someone about what’s causing the stress. __1__ According to the study, this can not only reduce stress levels but even relieve pain.

        The study, which was conducted jointly by three prestigious North American universities with help from the National Parks Service, was not the first of its kind. __2__ They discovered that hearing the sounds of nature has benefits beyond just stress and pain reduction. It can also improve people’s overall mood and help them focus and

think more clearly.

        Two sounds that seem to be particularly calming for people are those of water and birds, although it is not exactly clear why this is. One theory regarding water sounds is that we need water for our survival. __3__ As far as birds go, their sounds are perhaps much less threatening than human-made noises. Thus, people may be more prepared to let their guard down and relax.

        One of the best ways to experience the benefits natural sounds offer is to visit a national park. __4__ If more and more people travel to national parks, the level of human-made noise will likely increase accordingly. However, with some bug spray and a nice pair of hiking boots, people should be able to leave the parking lots and campsites behind to enjoy the sounds of nature.

(A) This presents somewhat of a dilemma, though.
(B) Therefore, we might find great comfort in staying close to a seashore or creek.
(C) A recent study has led specialists to add another item to the list—listening to nature sounds.
(D) In fact, they used a lot of previous research on the effects of natural soundscapes on people’s health.

 

答案:   1.    C    2.    D    3.    B    4.    A 

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Words in Use
leave
[liv]
n. 休假(不可數)
vt. 留下;使處於(某種狀態)
vt. & vi. 離開
relieve
[rɪˋliv]
vt. 減輕;緩和
reduce
[rɪˋdjus]
vt. 使減少;使淪為
theory
[ˋθiərɪ]
n. 學說;理論
conduct
[kənˋdʌkt]
vt. 處理;指揮(樂團)
overall
[ˋovɚ͵ɔl]
a. 整體的,大致的
reduction
[rɪˋdʌkʃən]
n. 減少;折扣
prestigious
[prɛsˋtɪdʒɪəs]
a. . 有聲望的
accordingly
[əˋkɔrdɪŋlɪ]
adv. . 照著,相應地;因此(= therefore)
spray
[spre]
vt. 噴灑
n. 噴霧劑
jointly
[ˋdʒɔɪntlɪ]
adv. 一起地
threatening
[ˋθrɛtnɪŋ]
a. 帶有威脅的
bug spray
防蟲噴霧
campsite
n. 露營地
Practical Phrases
come up with...
 想出/提出⋯⋯(方法、點子)

Joe has to come up with a plan for financing his new business.
阿喬必須想出一個計畫為他的新事業籌措資金。

the first of its kind
 ( 某類型中)最早的/首次的

The paper is the first of its kind in analyzing the literary work from a political perspective.
這是第一個以政治角度來分析那部文學作品的論文。

as far as sth goes, S + V
 關於/提到某事物,⋯⋯

As far as money goes, the millionaire doesn’t have anything to worry about.
關於錢,那名百萬富翁沒什麼需要擔心的。

be prepared to V
 願意⋯⋯

After talking to the psychologist, Linda was more prepared to express her emotions.
與心理師談過後,琳達更願意去表達她的情緒。

leave... behind / leave behind...
 拋下⋯⋯;留下⋯⋯

Sam could not leave behind the fun of city life, so he chose to work in the big city.
山姆無法拋下都市生活的樂趣,所以選擇在大城市工作。

time-honored
 歷史悠久的

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