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高三阅读理解Last year I called emergency services because

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Last year, I called emergency services because I found my partner unconscious on the floor. Within minutes, a police car and ambulance arrived, filled with police, doctors and nurses who moved my partner away to the emergency department, where he received the critical care that he needed.

A week later, still marveling at the impact of a handful of strangers, I wrote thank-you notes to those helpful police and doctors and nurses and baked for them. It was a small gesture with a big impact. When I dropped off cakes at the police and fire stations, they thanked me for the gifts. I drove away feeling light and happy, partly because I’d done a good deed, but mostly because I was amazed that there are selfless people who do life-saving work and expect nothing in return. Research has shown that sharing thoughts of gratitude and performing acts of kindness can boost your mood and have other positive effects on your health.

When you feel thankful for things you’ve received or something that’s happened, that’s gratitude. It’s impossible to feel it in a vacuum; others are always responsible, whether they’re loved ones, strangers or a higher power. “Gratitude is how you relate to others, when you see yourself in connection with things larger than yourself,” Ruch says.

Today, many people don’t stop to appreciate what they have, much less express gratitude. Our instant-gratification lifestyle may be to blame.

“With commercial and social media, everything is speeding the younger generation to make them feel that they are the centre of the universe,” says Tamiko Zablith, founder of the London-based etiquette consulting firm Minding Manners. “If it’s all about them, why thank others?”

Why not thank others? Studies have shown that people who express gratitude increase their happiness levels, lower their blood pressure levels, get better quality sleep, improve their relationships, have a positive impact on their depression levels and are less affected by pain. 

Because gratitude is a fairly new field of study, researchers are still trying to identify its cause-and-effect relationship with various health benefits.

61. The author’s partner was saved largely due to _____________.

A. his good luck                    B. the rescuers’ joint efforts  

C. the author’s immediate reaction      D. his receiving good treatment

62. Which of the following sentences has the similar meaning with the underlined sentence?

A. To help others out is a virtue to everyone.

B. Helping others will benefit yourself as well.

C. Casual help will make a big difference to others.

D. Don’t miss doing any good thing however insignificant it is.

63. The first two paragraphs serve as ______________.

A. an introduction to the topic of the text       

B. a description of his partners’ being saved

C. an explanation of the police’s personal values 

D. a way of expressing the author’s gratitude

64. What can we learn from this text?

A. Many people are willing to express their gratitude.

B. The gratitude training should be carried out at an early age. 

C. Saying thank-you can have positive effects on your physical and mental health.

D. Researchers have known the relationship between gratitude and health benefits.

65. Which could be the best title of this text?

A. The power of gratitude          B. My passion for gratitude 

C. My partner’s rescue             D. People’s attitude to gratitude


答案 61-65 BCACA  

原题来自:天津市部分区2016-2017学年第一学期期末考高三英语试卷及答案http://www.2abc8.com/new/65333/ 

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