英语 英语 日语 日语 韩语 韩语 法语 法语 德语 德语 西班牙语 西班牙语 意大利语 意大利语 阿拉伯语 阿拉伯语 葡萄牙语 葡萄牙语 越南语 越南语 俄语 俄语 芬兰语 芬兰语 泰语 泰语 泰语 丹麦语 泰语 对外汉语

SSS 2011-01-13

时间:2011-02-11 06:27来源:互联网 提供网友:qi2261   字体: [ ]
特别声明:本栏目内容均从网络收集或者网友提供,供仅参考试用,我们无法保证内容完整和正确。如果资料损害了您的权益,请与站长联系,我们将及时删除并致以歉意。
    (单词翻译:双击或拖选)

This is Scientific American’s 60-Second Science. I’m Christie Nicholson. Got a minute?

Performance anxiety1 can be crippling2. Entertainers who suffer from it come up with creative defenses. Bono has his purple shades. The indie rock singer Cat Power faces away from the audience. Others turn to more standard solutions like Xanax.

But there might be a healthier quick fix: writing, because new research reveals3 that writing about your worries just before a performance can reduce the risk of blowing it due4 to anxiety. The work appears in the journal5 Science.

Researchers gave 20 students two math tests. The students did nothing special before the first test. But before the second test, students were told they’d receive money for high marks. Half of the students were then instructed to take 10 minutes and write down any concerns they had about the test. The other half sat quietly.

Those who just sat waiting did 12 percent worse on the second test than on the first. But those who wrote about their fears showed a five percent improvement6 on the exam.

Another part of the research found that writing in general didn’t work—it had to be about test-related concerns to trigger7 the effect. So to write may prevent some wrongs.

Thanks for the minute. For Scientific American’s 60-Second Science, I’m Christie Nicholson.


点击收听单词发音收听单词发音  

1 anxiety AMoy6     
n.忧虑,担心,挂念,焦急;渴望,热望
参考例句:
  • Tom's anxiety to succeed led him to work hard.汤姆对成功的渴望使他更加努力。
  • He received the news of his father's sickness with great anxiety.他得知父亲生病的消息时焦急万分。
2 crippling yvoz0p     
adj.严重损害身体的;有严重后果的v.削弱“cripple”的现在分词;使受损
参考例句:
  • He was burdened with crippling debts. 他负债累累,深受其害。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The American military presence on the islands had suffered a crippling blow. 该群岛上的美国部队受到了严重打击。 来自辞典例句
3 reveals 0c007aa74a78275d3c060db8c3cb654c     
v.显示( reveal的第三人称单数 );揭示;泄露;[神学]启示
参考例句:
  • He reveals his innermost feelings only to his best friend. 他把最隐秘的想法只告诉最好的朋友。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The strong wind reveals the strength of the grass. 疾风知劲草。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
4 due hZDz7     
n.应得物;adj.预定的,应付的,到期的,应有的
参考例句:
  • I received nothing except what was due to me.除了我应得的东西,我并未接受任何东西。
  • The rocket is due to lift off at noon on Friday.火箭定于星期五中午发射。
5 journal g3Ex2     
n.日志,日记;议事录;日记帐;杂志,定期刊物
参考例句:
  • He kept a journal during his visit to Japan.他在访问日本期间坚持记日记。
  • He got a job as editor of a trade journal.他找到了一份当商业杂志编辑的工作。
6 improvement 39vxg     
n.改进,增进;改进之处,改善的地方
参考例句:
  • The doctor noticed a gradual improvement in his patient.医生注意到病人在逐渐恢复健康。
  • I can detect signs of improvement in your thinking.我可以察觉出你思考问题方面的进步。
7 trigger Gpfyv     
n.触发器,板机,制滑机;v.触发(事件)
参考例句:
  • His index finger tightened on the trigger but then relaxed again.他的食指扣住扳机,然后又松开了。
  • He pulled the trigger but the gun didn't go off.他打了一枪,没有发火。
本文本内容来源于互联网抓取和网友提交,仅供参考,部分栏目没有内容,如果您有更合适的内容,欢迎点击提交分享给大家。
------分隔线----------------------------
TAG标签:   托福素材  sss
顶一下
(0)
0%
踩一下
(0)
0%
最新评论 查看所有评论
发表评论 查看所有评论
请自觉遵守互联网相关的政策法规,严禁发布色情、暴力、反动的言论。
评价:
表情:
验证码:
听力搜索
推荐频道
论坛新贴